Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for NIST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NIST over the 6 months to 28 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
England > South East
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 312 276 294
Rank change year-on-year -36 +18 +103
Permanent jobs citing NIST 174 107 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.43% 5.19% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 126 94 80
10th Percentile £47,500 - £51,450
25th Percentile £60,000 £41,250 £60,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £57,999 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.69% -17.15% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £70,625 £78,750
90th Percentile £89,375 £82,125 £82,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -

NIST is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 3,207 2,061 2,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.62% 14.94% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,905 1,335 1,758
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £51,518
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.95% +3.04%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NIST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for NIST in the South East

NIST
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NIST in the South East.

Salary trend for NIST in the South East

NIST
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing NIST in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Salary histogram for NIST in the South East

NIST
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Thames Valley +2 79 £75,000 +7.14% 10
Berkshire +31 50 £80,000 +4.92% 7
Surrey -35 35 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Hampshire -63 35 £65,000 -1.58% 9
Buckinghamshire -41 21 £75,000 +56.25% 2
West Sussex -20 13 £60,000 +41.18% 1
Oxfordshire -22 8 £81,250 +35.42% 1
East Sussex -6 3 £60,000 +20.00%
Kent -54 2 £63,000 - 3
Sussex - 2 £60,000 -
Middlesex -30 1 £87,500 +59.09%
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, IT jobs citing NIST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for NIST.

1 118 (67.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 118 (67.82%) Cybersecurity
2 101 (58.05%) CISSP
3 96 (55.17%) Information Security
4 71 (40.80%) Azure
5 66 (37.93%) GDPR
6 63 (36.21%) OWASP
7 56 (32.18%) Management Information System
8 52 (29.89%) Finance
9 51 (29.31%) Penetration Testing
10 50 (28.74%) Cyber Essentials
11 46 (26.44%) Microsoft 365
12 45 (25.86%) PCI DSS
12 45 (25.86%) Risk Management
13 44 (25.29%) CISM
13 44 (25.29%) GRC
14 40 (22.99%) Firewall
14 40 (22.99%) Microsoft
15 39 (22.41%) Telecoms
16 38 (21.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 38 (21.84%) MITRE ATT&CK
17 35 (20.11%) Threat Modelling
17 35 (20.11%) TOGAF
17 35 (20.11%) Vulnerability Management
18 34 (19.54%) AWS
18 34 (19.54%) Windows
18 34 (19.54%) Social Skills
19 32 (18.39%) Manufacturing
19 32 (18.39%) Security Management
19 32 (18.39%) Security Architecture

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.57%) IIS
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 71 (40.80%) Azure
2 46 (26.44%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (19.54%) AWS
4 21 (12.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (9.77%) PaaS
6 14 (8.05%) IaaS
6 14 (8.05%) Power Platform
7 12 (6.90%) SaaS
8 3 (1.72%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (1.15%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.15%) Serverless
9 2 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.99%) Firewall
2 16 (9.20%) Network Security
3 8 (4.60%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.02%) Internet
5 6 (3.45%) DNS
6 5 (2.87%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.87%) SNMP
6 5 (2.87%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.72%) HTTP
7 3 (1.72%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.72%) SSL
7 3 (1.72%) WAN
7 3 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.15%) MPLS
8 2 (1.15%) SD-WAN
9 1 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.57%) SMTP
9 1 (0.57%) SSH
9 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.05%) Power BI
2 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (14.94%) Burp Suite
2 15 (8.62%) Log4j
3 11 (6.32%) Emacs
General
1 52 (29.89%) Finance
2 39 (22.41%) Telecoms
3 34 (19.54%) Social Skills
4 32 (18.39%) Manufacturing
5 28 (16.09%) Legal
6 23 (13.22%) Marketing
7 17 (9.77%) Public Sector
8 14 (8.05%) Electronics
9 10 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (4.60%) Banking
11 6 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (3.45%) Retail
12 4 (2.30%) Law
13 3 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.72%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (1.15%) Back Office
15 1 (0.57%) Advertising
15 1 (0.57%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.57%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 40 (22.99%) Analyst
2 34 (19.54%) Security Analyst
3 18 (10.34%) Head of Security
3 18 (10.34%) Security Manager
3 18 (10.34%) Security Specialist
4 17 (9.77%) Architect
5 16 (9.20%) Security Officer
6 14 (8.05%) Consultant
7 13 (7.47%) Head of Information
7 13 (7.47%) Head of Information Security
7 13 (7.47%) IT Analyst
8 12 (6.90%) Information Officer
8 12 (6.90%) Information Security Officer
8 12 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
9 11 (6.32%) Security Consultant
10 10 (5.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 9 (5.17%) Information Analyst
11 9 (5.17%) Information Security Analyst
11 9 (5.17%) Security Engineer
11 9 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.02%) SAML
2 4 (2.30%) ARM Templates
3 2 (1.15%) LDAP
3 2 (1.15%) OAuth
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (0.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 56 (32.18%) Management Information System
2 18 (10.34%) Public Cloud
3 16 (9.20%) SCADA
4 14 (8.05%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (7.47%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (6.90%) Data Centre
7 9 (5.17%) Cyber Defence
7 9 (5.17%) IoT
8 5 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.87%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.30%) FMCG
10 3 (1.72%) CCTV
11 2 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.15%) Replication
12 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.57%) Life Science
12 1 (0.57%) NHS
12 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.54%) Windows
2 22 (12.64%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.32%) Kali Linux
4 8 (4.60%) Linux
5 6 (3.45%) Unix
6 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (67.82%) Cybersecurity
2 96 (55.17%) Information Security
3 63 (36.21%) OWASP
4 51 (29.31%) Penetration Testing
5 45 (25.86%) Risk Management
6 38 (21.84%) MITRE ATT&CK
6 38 (21.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 35 (20.11%) Threat Modelling
7 35 (20.11%) TOGAF
7 35 (20.11%) Vulnerability Management
8 32 (18.39%) Agile
8 32 (18.39%) Security Architecture
8 32 (18.39%) Security Management
9 31 (17.82%) Information Security Management
10 28 (16.09%) ISMS
10 28 (16.09%) SIEM
11 25 (14.37%) DevSecOps
12 22 (12.64%) Data Protection
12 22 (12.64%) Mentoring
13 20 (11.49%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.75%) SQL
2 7 (4.02%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.72%) Bash
4 2 (1.15%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.15%) Python
5 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (58.05%) CISSP
2 44 (25.29%) CISM
3 31 (17.82%) CRISC
4 24 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (13.79%) Degree
5 22 (12.64%) CISA
6 20 (11.49%) CCSP
6 20 (11.49%) CEH
7 15 (8.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 13 (7.47%) OSCP
9 12 (6.90%) Master's Degree
10 10 (5.75%) CCNA
10 10 (5.75%) CCNP
10 10 (5.75%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (5.17%) CCDP
11 9 (5.17%) CCSA
11 9 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (5.17%) GSEC
12 8 (4.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 7 (4.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (67.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (37.93%) GDPR
3 50 (28.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 45 (25.86%) PCI DSS
5 44 (25.29%) GRC
6 20 (11.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 20 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 17 (9.77%) NCSC
8 14 (8.05%) HIPAA
9 12 (6.90%) NIST 800
10 7 (4.02%) COBIT
11 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (2.30%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (2.30%) COSO
12 4 (2.30%) GAMP
12 4 (2.30%) QA
12 4 (2.30%) SOC 2
13 3 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (1.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (17.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) Nessus
2 15 (8.62%) FortiGate
2 15 (8.62%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 8 (4.60%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (2.87%) Puppet
5 4 (2.30%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.72%) Ansible
6 3 (1.72%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.72%) Terraform
7 2 (1.15%) CASB
8 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 40 (22.99%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.07%) IBM
3 20 (11.49%) SAP
4 16 (9.20%) Fortinet
4 16 (9.20%) Sophos
4 16 (9.20%) Tanium
5 15 (8.62%) CrowdStrike
5 15 (8.62%) Forcepoint
5 15 (8.62%) Okta
5 15 (8.62%) OneTrust
5 15 (8.62%) Qualys
6 14 (8.05%) Oracle
7 8 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (4.02%) VMware
9 6 (3.45%) Cisco
9 6 (3.45%) CyberArk
9 6 (3.45%) ForgeRock
9 6 (3.45%) Workday
10 4 (2.30%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.30%) Palo Alto