Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 296 368 475
Rank change year-on-year +72 +107 +29
Permanent jobs citing NIST 146 159 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.59% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.99% 4.09% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 118 129 55
Median annual salary £68,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.58% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £40,000 £43,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,375 £85,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -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 2,928 3,886 4,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.96% 14.53% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 3,025 3,222
Median annual salary £51,500 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.10% +8.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,638
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 +21 79 £70,000 +12.00% 3
Berkshire +30 63 £70,000 - 3
Surrey +72 27 £75,000 +32.16% 1
Buckinghamshire +32 13 £80,000 +33.33%
East Sussex +17 13 £37,500 -54.55%
Hampshire +5 13 £67,500 +35.00% 2
West Sussex +22 9 £72,500 +16.00%
Kent +16 6 £45,000 -30.77% 1
Oxfordshire +10 3 £70,000 +21.74%
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 107 (73.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 97 (66.44%) Information Security
3 90 (61.64%) Cybersecurity
4 77 (52.74%) CISSP
5 56 (38.36%) CISM
6 52 (35.62%) OWASP
7 48 (32.88%) Security Architecture
8 44 (30.14%) Risk Management
9 42 (28.77%) GDPR
10 40 (27.40%) Finance
10 40 (27.40%) SIEM
11 38 (26.03%) ITIL
12 33 (22.60%) COBIT
13 32 (21.92%) Vulnerability Management
14 30 (20.55%) CISA
15 29 (19.86%) NIST 800
16 28 (19.18%) Security Operations
17 27 (18.49%) Firewall
17 27 (18.49%) Security Management
17 27 (18.49%) Management Information System
17 27 (18.49%) Incident Management
18 25 (17.12%) Security Testing
18 25 (17.12%) Risk Assessment
18 25 (17.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 24 (16.44%) Security Cleared
20 23 (15.75%) Penetration Testing
21 22 (15.07%) SANS
21 22 (15.07%) SDLC
22 21 (14.38%) Network Security
22 21 (14.38%) PCI DSS

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 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.64%) Azure
2 9 (6.16%) AWS
3 4 (2.74%) Office 365
3 4 (2.74%) SaaS
4 2 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.37%) Azure Functions
4 2 (1.37%) IaaS
4 2 (1.37%) PaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.37%) PowerApps
4 2 (1.37%) Serverless
5 1 (0.68%) Apigee
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.49%) Firewall
2 21 (14.38%) Network Security
3 12 (8.22%) VPN
4 9 (6.16%) WAN
5 7 (4.79%) LAN
6 6 (4.11%) RTP
7 5 (3.42%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.74%) DNS
8 4 (2.74%) Internet
8 4 (2.74%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.74%) SCCP
9 3 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.37%) SAN
10 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.68%) HTTP
11 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.68%) MPLS
11 1 (0.68%) SSL
11 1 (0.68%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) ReSharper
1 8 (5.48%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.68%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 40 (27.40%) Finance
2 13 (8.90%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.42%) Retail
4 4 (2.74%) Legal
5 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (21.23%) Architect
2 30 (20.55%) Analyst
3 28 (19.18%) Security Analyst
3 28 (19.18%) Security Architect
4 21 (14.38%) Consultant
4 21 (14.38%) Security Engineer
5 15 (10.27%) Information Analyst
5 15 (10.27%) Information Security Analyst
6 14 (9.59%) Security Consultant
7 10 (6.85%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 10 (6.85%) Security Manager
8 9 (6.16%) QA Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Information Manager
9 8 (5.48%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (5.48%) IT Architect
9 8 (5.48%) IT Security Architect
10 7 (4.79%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Risk Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) Security Specialist
11 6 (4.11%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.85%) Web Services
2 9 (6.16%) Middleware
3 8 (5.48%) .NET
3 8 (5.48%) .NET Core
3 8 (5.48%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.74%) ModSecurity
4 4 (2.74%) OAuth
5 3 (2.05%) OAuth2
5 3 (2.05%) XACML
6 2 (1.37%) LDAP
6 2 (1.37%) OpenID
6 2 (1.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.49%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.59%) Cloud Native
3 13 (8.90%) Cyberattack
4 10 (6.85%) Cyber Defence
5 9 (6.16%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (4.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (4.79%) PKI
7 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (1.37%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.37%) Reinsurance
11 2 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.27%) Linux
2 6 (4.11%) Windows
3 4 (2.74%) Unix
4 3 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (66.44%) Information Security
2 90 (61.64%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (35.62%) OWASP
4 48 (32.88%) Security Architecture
5 44 (30.14%) Risk Management
6 40 (27.40%) SIEM
7 38 (26.03%) ITIL
8 32 (21.92%) Vulnerability Management
9 28 (19.18%) Security Operations
10 27 (18.49%) Incident Management
10 27 (18.49%) Security Management
11 25 (17.12%) Risk Assessment
11 25 (17.12%) Security Testing
11 25 (17.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 23 (15.75%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (15.07%) SDLC
14 20 (13.70%) Security Monitoring
15 18 (12.33%) GAP Analysis
15 18 (12.33%) TOGAF
16 16 (10.96%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.85%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.16%) Python
3 8 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (52.74%) CISSP
2 56 (38.36%) CISM
3 30 (20.55%) CISA
4 24 (16.44%) Security Cleared
5 22 (15.07%) SANS
6 21 (14.38%) SC Cleared
7 18 (12.33%) CEH
7 18 (12.33%) CRISC
7 18 (12.33%) Degree
8 15 (10.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 15 (10.27%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (6.16%) GIAC
9 9 (6.16%) GSEC
10 7 (4.79%) CSSLP
10 7 (4.79%) SSCP
11 6 (4.11%) CCSP
11 6 (4.11%) CREST Certified
12 5 (3.42%) CISMP
13 4 (2.74%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (2.05%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (73.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (28.77%) GDPR
3 33 (22.60%) COBIT
4 29 (19.86%) NIST 800
5 21 (14.38%) PCI DSS
6 17 (11.64%) QA
6 17 (11.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (10.27%) NCSC
8 12 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (6.85%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (6.85%) SLA
10 9 (6.16%) COSO
11 8 (5.48%) JSP 440
11 8 (5.48%) RMADS
12 4 (2.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (1.37%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.68%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.05%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (6.85%) Nessus
2 9 (6.16%) HP Fortify
2 9 (6.16%) WebInspect
3 5 (3.42%) Nmap
4 2 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.37%) Puppet
4 2 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.37%) Terraform
5 1 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.59%) Qualys
3 13 (8.90%) VMware
4 9 (6.16%) Black Duck
4 9 (6.16%) Micro Focus
4 9 (6.16%) Sonatype
5 6 (4.11%) Cisco
6 5 (3.42%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.74%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.37%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.37%) CA
8 2 (1.37%) Dell
8 2 (1.37%) EMC
8 2 (1.37%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.37%) F5
8 2 (1.37%) HP
8 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.37%) Zerto
9 1 (0.68%) Meraki
9 1 (0.68%) MobileIron