Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 Series
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 618 1040 1129
Rank change year-on-year +422 +89 +6
Permanent jobs citing NIST 800 55 50 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.036% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 52 39 38
Median annual salary £85,000 £67,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.87% +3.08% +4.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £41,250 £49,950
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £100,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% -22.50% +66.67%

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 5,752 18,535 21,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.94% 13.30% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,452 13,726 16,405
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +405 53 £85,000 +30.77% 10
UK excluding London +363 44 £85,000 +9.68% 8
South West - 21 £90,000 - 3
South East +226 16 £87,500 +12.90% 3
London +254 11 £82,500 +41.42% 3
Work from Home +52 5 £57,500 -14.81% 3
East of England - 4 £55,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 £56,500 - 1
Midlands - 2 £68,750 -
North West - 2 £53,700 -
West Midlands - 2 £68,750 -
North of England - 2 £53,700 -

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 53 (96.36%) NIST
2 49 (89.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (61.82%) SaaS
4 31 (56.36%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (56.36%) Azure
5 29 (52.73%) AWS
6 27 (49.09%) Information Security
6 27 (49.09%) Open Source
6 27 (49.09%) IaaS
6 27 (49.09%) PaaS
7 24 (43.64%) Cloud Native
8 22 (40.00%) Linux
9 21 (38.18%) Security Architecture
10 20 (36.36%) GDPR
10 20 (36.36%) Terraform
11 19 (34.55%) Information Assurance
11 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (32.73%) Python
12 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
12 18 (32.73%) PowerShell
13 17 (30.91%) Google
13 17 (30.91%) DNS
14 16 (29.09%) Security Management
14 16 (29.09%) Docker
14 16 (29.09%) Security Operations
14 16 (29.09%) NCSC
15 15 (27.27%) Task Automation
15 15 (27.27%) Cyberattack
15 15 (27.27%) DevOps
15 15 (27.27%) Analytics

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 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (61.82%) SaaS
2 31 (56.36%) Azure
3 29 (52.73%) AWS
4 27 (49.09%) IaaS
4 27 (49.09%) PaaS
5 11 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (20.00%) Azure Functions
5 11 (20.00%) Power Platform
5 11 (20.00%) PowerApps
5 11 (20.00%) Serverless
6 4 (7.27%) GCP
6 4 (7.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) DNS
2 14 (25.45%) Internet
3 13 (23.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (3.64%) Network Security
5 2 (3.64%) VPN
5 2 (3.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) Big Data
2 1 (1.82%) Blockchain
General
1 14 (25.45%) Legal
2 9 (16.36%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Architect
2 25 (45.45%) Cloud Architect
3 16 (29.09%) Security Architect
4 14 (25.45%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (23.64%) Analyst
6 12 (21.82%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 11 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (14.55%) Security Engineer
9 7 (12.73%) Security Analyst
10 6 (10.91%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (10.91%) Operations Analyst
10 6 (10.91%) Security Operations Analyst
10 6 (10.91%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 6 (10.91%) Senior Security Analyst
11 5 (9.09%) Security Specialist
11 5 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
12 4 (7.27%) AWS Architect
12 4 (7.27%) Azure Architect
12 4 (7.27%) Chief Information Security Officer
12 4 (7.27%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) OAuth
1 4 (7.27%) OpenID
2 2 (3.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (43.64%) Cloud Native
2 15 (27.27%) Cyberattack
3 12 (21.82%) Management Information System
3 12 (21.82%) PKI
4 5 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (7.27%) Private Cloud
5 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
6 3 (5.45%) SCADA
7 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.82%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (12.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (49.09%) Information Security
2 27 (49.09%) Open Source
3 21 (38.18%) Security Architecture
4 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (34.55%) Information Assurance
5 16 (29.09%) Security Management
5 16 (29.09%) Security Operations
6 15 (27.27%) Analytics
6 15 (27.27%) DevOps
6 15 (27.27%) Task Automation
7 14 (25.45%) Anomaly Detection
7 14 (25.45%) Information Security Management
7 14 (25.45%) Risk Management
8 13 (23.64%) Artificial Intelligence
8 13 (23.64%) Data Acquisition
8 13 (23.64%) High Availability
8 13 (23.64%) Machine Learning
8 13 (23.64%) Microservices
8 13 (23.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) PowerShell
1 18 (32.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.64%) DV Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) CISSP
4 6 (10.91%) CISM
5 5 (9.09%) CISA
5 5 (9.09%) CREST Certified
5 5 (9.09%) GCFA
5 5 (9.09%) GCIA
5 5 (9.09%) GIAC
6 4 (7.27%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.64%) CRISC
7 2 (3.64%) Degree
8 1 (1.82%) CLAS
8 1 (1.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.82%) MCP
8 1 (1.82%) MCSA
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (96.36%) NIST
2 49 (89.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (36.36%) GDPR
4 16 (29.09%) NCSC
5 8 (14.55%) SLA
6 6 (10.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
8 1 (1.82%) COBIT
8 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.82%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Docker
2 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (36.36%) Terraform
2 8 (14.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (12.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.91%) Google
3 11 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) F5
4 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.82%) VMware