Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 Series
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 733 956 1099
Rank change year-on-year +223 +143 +26
Permanent jobs citing NIST 800 30 70 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.056% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.39% 0.44% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 27 48 33
Median annual salary £57,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.81% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £92,000 £83,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -17.86% -6.67% -3.23%

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 7,689 15,837 21,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.01% 12.56% 13.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,698 12,317 15,650
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.50%

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 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Top 8 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 22 January 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
England +213 28 £57,500 -14.81% 5
UK excluding London +178 21 £57,500 -17.86% 2
South West - 9 £57,500 -
London +181 8 £60,000 -7.69% 3
South East +134 8 £57,500 -25.81% 1
Work from Home -54 7 £57,500 -28.13% 2
East of England - 3 £56,250 -
Scotland +51 1 £56,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 26 (86.67%) NIST
2 23 (76.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (43.33%) Open Source
4 13 (43.33%) SaaS
4 13 (43.33%) Linux
4 13 (43.33%) Information Security
5 11 (36.67%) Management Information System
5 11 (36.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (36.67%) Security Operations
6 10 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 10 (33.33%) Security Management
6 10 (33.33%) GDPR
7 9 (30.00%) Risk Management
7 9 (30.00%) Information Security Management
7 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) SIEM
7 9 (30.00%) Azure
7 9 (30.00%) AWS
8 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
8 8 (26.67%) Python
9 7 (23.33%) Unix
9 7 (23.33%) DNS
9 7 (23.33%) SLA
9 7 (23.33%) Internet
9 7 (23.33%) Firewall
9 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) PaaS
9 7 (23.33%) IaaS

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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) SaaS
2 9 (30.00%) AWS
2 9 (30.00%) Azure
3 7 (23.33%) IaaS
3 7 (23.33%) PaaS
4 2 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Functions
4 2 (6.67%) Power Platform
4 2 (6.67%) PowerApps
4 2 (6.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Blockchain
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Architect
3 11 (36.67%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (33.33%) Security Analyst
5 7 (23.33%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (23.33%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (20.00%) Security Architect
6 6 (20.00%) Security Operations Analyst
6 6 (20.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 6 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (16.67%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (13.33%) Security Solutions Architect
9 3 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 3 (10.00%) Information Analyst
9 3 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (10.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
10 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (23.33%) Cloud Native
3 5 (16.67%) SCADA
3 5 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (10.00%) Cyberattack
4 3 (10.00%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (3.33%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (43.33%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) Open Source
3 11 (36.67%) Security Operations
4 10 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 10 (33.33%) Security Management
5 9 (30.00%) Information Security Management
5 9 (30.00%) Risk Management
5 9 (30.00%) SIEM
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) Anomaly Detection
6 7 (23.33%) Task Automation
6 7 (23.33%) Thought Leadership
7 6 (20.00%) Data Acquisition
7 6 (20.00%) Data Science
7 6 (20.00%) DevSecOps
7 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
7 6 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 6 (20.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 6 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
1 8 (26.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) CISM
2 5 (16.67%) CISSP
2 5 (16.67%) CREST Certified
2 5 (16.67%) GCFA
2 5 (16.67%) GCIA
2 5 (16.67%) GIAC
3 3 (10.00%) CISA
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.33%) CRISC
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) PCI QSA
5 1 (3.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (86.67%) NIST
2 23 (76.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (33.33%) GDPR
4 7 (23.33%) NCSC
4 7 (23.33%) SLA
5 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
6 3 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (6.67%) COBIT
8 1 (3.33%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
8 1 (3.33%) PA-DSS
8 1 (3.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Terraform
2 6 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (20.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Google
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto