Period
to 5 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for NIST 800 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NIST 800 over the 6 months to 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 Series
UK
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 774 1065 1183
Rank change year-on-year +291 +118 -41
Permanent jobs citing NIST 800 73 47 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.032% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.76% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 64 50 27
Median annual salary £87,500 £51,250 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +70.73% -31.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £53,250 £41,250 £44,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £38,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year +123.68% -53.94% +37.50%

NIST 800 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,628 20,240 23,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.21% 13.74% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7,328 14,846 17,668
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

NIST 800
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NIST 800 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NIST 800.

Salary trend for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing NIST 800 over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NIST 800 within the UK over the 6 months to 5 July 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
England +286 66 £82,500 +69.23% 5
UK excluding London +286 49 £85,000 +123.68% 3
South East +178 18 £85,000 +30.77% 1
London +131 18 £47,500 -5.00% 2
South West - 18 £90,000 - 1
Midlands +130 10 £66,250 +80.27% 1
West Midlands +102 10 £66,250 +80.27% 1
Work from Home +71 6 £90,000 +24.57%
North West - 3 £53,700 -
North of England - 3 £53,700 -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT jobs citing NIST 800 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 with a requirement for NIST 800.

1 73 (100.00%) NIST
2 64 (87.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (58.90%) Azure
3 43 (58.90%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (52.05%) SaaS
5 36 (49.32%) PaaS
5 36 (49.32%) IaaS
5 36 (49.32%) AWS
6 34 (46.58%) Information Security
7 32 (43.84%) Cloud Native
8 30 (41.10%) Security Architecture
9 28 (38.36%) Risk Management
10 26 (35.62%) Open Source
11 25 (34.25%) Terraform
12 23 (31.51%) GDPR
13 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
14 21 (28.77%) Google
14 21 (28.77%) DevOps
15 20 (27.40%) Information Assurance
16 19 (26.03%) Management Information System
16 19 (26.03%) Legal
17 18 (24.66%) Finance
17 18 (24.66%) NCSC
18 17 (23.29%) Docker
18 17 (23.29%) Cyberattack
18 17 (23.29%) Linux
18 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
19 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
19 16 (21.92%) DV Cleared

NIST 800
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 43 (58.90%) Azure
2 38 (52.05%) SaaS
3 36 (49.32%) AWS
3 36 (49.32%) IaaS
3 36 (49.32%) PaaS
4 14 (19.18%) AWS Lambda
4 14 (19.18%) Azure Functions
4 14 (19.18%) Power Platform
4 14 (19.18%) PowerApps
4 14 (19.18%) Serverless
5 8 (10.96%) Office 365
6 7 (9.59%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) DNS
2 12 (16.44%) Internet
3 6 (8.22%) Firewall
4 4 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (5.48%) Network Security
5 3 (4.11%) VPN
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
6 1 (1.37%) HTTP
6 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.37%) IPsec
6 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) Big Data
General
1 19 (26.03%) Legal
2 18 (24.66%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Law
3 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (53.42%) Architect
2 36 (49.32%) Cloud Architect
3 25 (34.25%) Security Architect
4 14 (19.18%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 14 (19.18%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (15.07%) Security Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) Azure Architect
7 8 (10.96%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) Consultant
7 8 (10.96%) Security Specialist
8 7 (9.59%) AWS Architect
8 7 (9.59%) Chief Information Security Officer
8 7 (9.59%) Cloud Specialist
9 6 (8.22%) Risk Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Auditor
10 3 (4.11%) Delivery Director
10 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Network Security Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Technology Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) Middleware
2 7 (9.59%) OAuth
2 7 (9.59%) OpenID
3 1 (1.37%) ModSecurity
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (43.84%) Cloud Native
2 19 (26.03%) Management Information System
3 17 (23.29%) Cyberattack
4 14 (19.18%) PKI
5 8 (10.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (9.59%) Private Cloud
6 7 (9.59%) Public Cloud
7 6 (8.22%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.37%) SCADA
9 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Unix
3 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.90%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (46.58%) Information Security
3 30 (41.10%) Security Architecture
4 28 (38.36%) Risk Management
5 26 (35.62%) Open Source
6 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (28.77%) DevOps
8 20 (27.40%) Information Assurance
9 16 (21.92%) Analytics
10 15 (20.55%) Security Management
11 14 (19.18%) Artificial Intelligence
11 14 (19.18%) Cyber Intelligence
11 14 (19.18%) Data Acquisition
11 14 (19.18%) Data Science
11 14 (19.18%) Data Security
11 14 (19.18%) High Availability
11 14 (19.18%) Information Security Management
11 14 (19.18%) Machine Learning
11 14 (19.18%) Microservices
11 14 (19.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
1 16 (21.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.92%) DV Cleared
3 14 (19.18%) CISSP
4 13 (17.81%) CISA
4 13 (17.81%) CISM
5 6 (8.22%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (8.22%) CRISC
5 6 (8.22%) Degree
6 2 (2.74%) CLAS
7 1 (1.37%) GCIH
7 1 (1.37%) GIAC
7 1 (1.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (1.37%) MCP
7 1 (1.37%) MCSA
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (100.00%) NIST
2 64 (87.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (31.51%) GDPR
4 18 (24.66%) NCSC
5 11 (15.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (13.70%) COBIT
7 8 (10.96%) COSO
8 7 (9.59%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (4.11%) JSP 440
9 3 (4.11%) RMADS
9 3 (4.11%) SSAE 16
10 2 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
11 1 (1.37%) HIPAA
11 1 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (1.37%) QA
11 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Docker
2 16 (21.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (34.25%) Terraform
2 3 (4.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (4.11%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.11%) RSA Archer
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) Google
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco
3 3 (4.11%) F5
3 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.37%) VMware