Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 Series
UK
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 813 894 1087
Rank change year-on-year +81 +193 +82
Permanent jobs citing NIST 800 40 83 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.074% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.39% 0.60% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 24 71 32
10th Percentile £28,400 £52,065 "
25th Percentile £40,688 £62,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,750 £70,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.07% +21.74% -23.33%
75th Percentile £70,625 £86,250 £87,500
90th Percentile £93,500 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £70,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year -21.43% +23.89% -27.10%

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 10,333 13,861 20,969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.30% 12.39% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7,233 10,766 15,411
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for NIST 800 in the UK

NIST 800
Top 11 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 16 April 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 +106 36 £57,500 -14.81% 9
UK excluding London +66 23 £55,000 -21.43% 4
London +98 14 £65,000 - 4
South West +13 9 £29,600 -67.11%
South East +43 7 £45,000 -41.94% 4
Midlands +36 5 £62,500 -3.85%
West Midlands +2 5 £62,500 -3.85%
Work from Home -130 5 £65,000 -27.78% 1
North of England +37 1 £42,500 -20.86%
North West +36 1 £42,500 -20.86%
Scotland +7 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 36 (90.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (87.50%) NIST
3 32 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (70.00%) Information Security
5 24 (60.00%) Security Cleared
6 23 (57.50%) Security Architecture
7 21 (52.50%) Risk Management
8 19 (47.50%) Management Information System
9 17 (42.50%) CISSP
10 15 (37.50%) CISM
11 14 (35.00%) GDPR
12 13 (32.50%) Risk Assessment
12 13 (32.50%) DV Cleared
13 11 (27.50%) Degree
13 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
13 11 (27.50%) NCSC
14 10 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (25.00%) Analytics
14 10 (25.00%) JSP 440
15 9 (22.50%) Network Security
15 9 (22.50%) AWS
15 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
15 9 (22.50%) Information Assurance
15 9 (22.50%) Data Security
15 9 (22.50%) Security Operations
16 8 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
16 8 (20.00%) SABSA
16 8 (20.00%) CISA
17 7 (17.50%) Azure
17 7 (17.50%) SCADA

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) AWS
2 7 (17.50%) Azure
3 6 (15.00%) IaaS
3 6 (15.00%) PaaS
3 6 (15.00%) SaaS
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.50%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.50%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.50%) PowerApps
5 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Network Security
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) SD-WAN
2 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (5.00%) Blockchain
General
1 6 (15.00%) Legal
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Consultant
3 8 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 7 (17.50%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (17.50%) Information Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Security Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 6 (15.00%) Managing Consultant
6 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Security Architect
7 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (7.50%) AWS Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Security Risk Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Security Specialist
9 2 (5.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (47.50%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.50%) SCADA
3 6 (15.00%) Cloud Native
4 3 (7.50%) Cyberattack
4 3 (7.50%) PKI
5 2 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (5.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.50%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (2.50%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (70.00%) Information Security
3 23 (57.50%) Security Architecture
4 21 (52.50%) Risk Management
5 13 (32.50%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (25.00%) Analytics
7 9 (22.50%) Data Security
7 9 (22.50%) Information Assurance
7 9 (22.50%) Security Operations
8 8 (20.00%) SABSA
9 6 (15.00%) Information Security Management
9 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 6 (15.00%) Open Source
9 6 (15.00%) Security Management
9 6 (15.00%) SOA
10 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.50%) Information Security Governance
10 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (42.50%) CISSP
3 15 (37.50%) CISM
4 13 (32.50%) DV Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) Degree
6 10 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (20.00%) CISA
8 6 (15.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (15.00%) CRISC
8 6 (15.00%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (15.00%) PCI QSA
8 6 (15.00%) SANS
9 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
9 2 (5.00%) AWS Certification
9 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (90.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (87.50%) NIST
3 14 (35.00%) GDPR
4 11 (27.50%) NCSC
5 10 (25.00%) JSP 440
6 9 (22.50%) PCI DSS
7 8 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (15.00%) Government Security Classifications
9 6 (15.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (15.00%) PA-DSS
9 6 (15.00%) RMADS
10 5 (12.50%) COSO
10 5 (12.50%) GRC
11 4 (10.00%) COBIT
12 2 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (2.50%) ISO 31000
13 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Docker
2 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Terraform
2 5 (12.50%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com