Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 291 272 402
Rank change year-on-year -19 +130 +35
Permanent jobs citing NIST 141 76 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 0.62% 0.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.84% 4.56% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 99 61 90
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £53,288
25th Percentile £47,500 £61,250 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% - +27.27%
75th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £88,875
England median annual salary £66,045 £62,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +5.67% -7.41% +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 2,413 1,665 3,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.71% 13.59% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,545 1,343 2,969
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,050 £27,700
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,475 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -13 70 £72,500 +3.57% 14
Berkshire -17 57 £75,000 +3.45% 10
West Sussex +19 24 £42,750 -49.71% 1
Hampshire -56 24 £66,045 +13.87% 2
Surrey -34 19 £72,500 -3.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Oxfordshire -10 5 £57,500 -17.86% 2
East Sussex -16 3 £42,500 -10.53%
Middlesex - 2 £55,000 -
Sussex - 2 £60,000 -
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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.

1 109 (77.30%) Cybersecurity
2 101 (71.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (52.48%) Social Skills
4 73 (51.77%) Information Security
5 55 (39.01%) Cyber Essentials
6 50 (35.46%) CISSP
7 46 (32.62%) Risk Management
8 41 (29.08%) SIEM
9 39 (27.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 38 (26.95%) Vulnerability Management
11 35 (24.82%) Finance
11 35 (24.82%) CISM
12 33 (23.40%) GDPR
13 31 (21.99%) Security Testing
14 30 (21.28%) Security Cleared
15 29 (20.57%) Smart Meter
15 29 (20.57%) Azure
15 29 (20.57%) Police
16 27 (19.15%) Management Information System
17 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
17 24 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (16.31%) OWASP
18 23 (16.31%) Degree
19 20 (14.18%) Firewall
20 19 (13.48%) CRISC
20 19 (13.48%) Presentation Skills
21 18 (12.77%) NIST 800
21 18 (12.77%) Security Architecture
22 17 (12.06%) AWS
22 17 (12.06%) Network Security

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 (1.42%) Apache
1 2 (1.42%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.57%) Azure
2 17 (12.06%) AWS
3 7 (4.96%) IaaS
3 7 (4.96%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (4.96%) PaaS
4 6 (4.26%) SaaS
5 3 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 2 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.42%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.42%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.42%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.42%) Serverless
7 1 (0.71%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.18%) Firewall
2 17 (12.06%) Network Security
2 17 (12.06%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.96%) SSL
3 7 (4.96%) WAN
4 5 (3.55%) DHCP
4 5 (3.55%) DNS
4 5 (3.55%) HTTP
4 5 (3.55%) Wireless
5 4 (2.84%) VPN
6 3 (2.13%) Internet
7 2 (1.42%) BGP
7 2 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.42%) IPsec
7 2 (1.42%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.42%) SAN
7 2 (1.42%) SD-WAN
7 2 (1.42%) SSH
8 1 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.55%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.55%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.55%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.84%) Big Data
4 2 (1.42%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (7.09%) JIRA
2 5 (3.55%) SoapUI
General
1 74 (52.48%) Social Skills
2 35 (24.82%) Finance
3 29 (20.57%) Police
4 24 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (13.48%) Presentation Skills
6 17 (12.06%) Banking
7 12 (8.51%) Telecoms
8 10 (7.09%) Legal
8 10 (7.09%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (5.67%) Manufacturing
10 5 (3.55%) Electronics
10 5 (3.55%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (3.55%) Marketing
10 5 (3.55%) Military
10 5 (3.55%) Public Sector
11 3 (2.13%) Retail
11 3 (2.13%) Spanish Language
12 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 31 (21.99%) Architect
2 29 (20.57%) Analyst
3 25 (17.73%) Security Architect
4 22 (15.60%) Security Engineer
5 19 (13.48%) Consultant
5 19 (13.48%) Security Consultant
6 17 (12.06%) Security Analyst
7 16 (11.35%) IT Analyst
8 14 (9.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 14 (9.93%) Junior
8 14 (9.93%) Junior Consultant
8 14 (9.93%) Junior Security Consultant
9 11 (7.80%) IT Risk Analyst
9 11 (7.80%) Risk Analyst
10 8 (5.67%) Information Security Advisor
10 8 (5.67%) IT Security Analyst
10 8 (5.67%) Security Advisor
10 8 (5.67%) Security Manager
11 7 (4.96%) Information Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) OAuth
1 5 (3.55%) SOAP
2 3 (2.13%) EDI
2 3 (2.13%) JSON
2 3 (2.13%) OAuth2
2 3 (2.13%) XML
3 2 (1.42%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.42%) SAML
4 1 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.57%) Smart Meter
2 27 (19.15%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.22%) Public Cloud
4 8 (5.67%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.26%) Cloud Native
6 5 (3.55%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.84%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (2.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (1.42%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.51%) Linux
2 11 (7.80%) Windows
3 7 (4.96%) Unix
4 5 (3.55%) Solaris
4 5 (3.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (77.30%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (51.77%) Information Security
3 46 (32.62%) Risk Management
4 41 (29.08%) SIEM
5 38 (26.95%) Vulnerability Management
6 31 (21.99%) Security Testing
7 23 (16.31%) OWASP
8 18 (12.77%) Security Architecture
9 16 (11.35%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (10.64%) Data Loss Prevention
10 15 (10.64%) Data Protection
11 14 (9.93%) Mobile Device Management
11 14 (9.93%) Regulatory Compliance
12 13 (9.22%) Identity Management
13 12 (8.51%) Cyber Assurance
13 12 (8.51%) Fraud Detection
13 12 (8.51%) Security Operations
13 12 (8.51%) Threat Analysis
14 11 (7.80%) Threat Modelling
14 11 (7.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.55%) Python
3 3 (2.13%) SQL
4 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.42%) C
4 2 (1.42%) Java
5 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (35.46%) CISSP
2 35 (24.82%) CISM
3 30 (21.28%) Security Cleared
4 23 (16.31%) Degree
5 19 (13.48%) CRISC
6 16 (11.35%) SC Cleared
7 14 (9.93%) CISA
8 9 (6.38%) CEH
9 7 (4.96%) SANS
10 6 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (4.26%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.26%) GIAC
11 5 (3.55%) CCNA
11 5 (3.55%) CCNP
11 5 (3.55%) ISEB
11 5 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.55%) OSCE
11 5 (3.55%) OSCP
11 5 (3.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (71.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (39.01%) Cyber Essentials
3 39 (27.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 33 (23.40%) GDPR
5 18 (12.77%) NIST 800
6 17 (12.06%) NCSC
7 14 (9.93%) PCI DSS
8 12 (8.51%) COBIT
9 9 (6.38%) SOC 2
10 7 (4.96%) GRC
11 6 (4.26%) QA
12 4 (2.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (2.13%) ISO 22301
14 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.71%) IASME
15 1 (0.71%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.26%) Ansible
2 5 (3.55%) HP ALM
2 5 (3.55%) HP Fortify
2 5 (3.55%) WebInspect
3 3 (2.13%) Puppet
4 2 (1.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.42%) Nessus
4 2 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.80%) Oracle
3 9 (6.38%) Cisco
4 7 (4.96%) Splunk
5 5 (3.55%) ArcSight
5 5 (3.55%) Black Duck
5 5 (3.55%) Dell
5 5 (3.55%) HP
5 5 (3.55%) Micro Focus
5 5 (3.55%) Qualys
5 5 (3.55%) SAP
5 5 (3.55%) Sonatype
5 5 (3.55%) Tripwire
5 5 (3.55%) VMware
6 4 (2.84%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.13%) Dataiku
8 2 (1.42%) Meraki
8 2 (1.42%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.42%) Workday
8 2 (1.42%) Zscaler