National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring NIST skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited NIST over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 330 326 477
Rank change year-on-year -4 +151 +19
Permanent jobs citing NIST 867 974 1,307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.05% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.18% 5.83% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 704 711 777
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £84,939 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £101,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% +13.04%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK

NIST falls under the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring quality assurance or compliance skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 14,021 16,698 29,954
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.76% 18.06% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,272 8,331 13,395
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £70,000 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,500 £93,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in the UK

NIST
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for NIST in the UK

NIST
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing NIST over the 6 months to 12 June 2024.

Salary histogram for NIST in the UK

NIST
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the UK over the 6 months to 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +3 801 £67,500 -3.57% 201
UK excluding London +15 559 £60,000 -4.00% 100
Work from Home -57 307 £67,500 -3.57% 109
London +5 274 £75,000 -3.23% 93
North of England +57 156 £57,500 -4.17% 18
South East -2 154 £50,500 -20.78% 19
South West +8 109 £91,500 +30.71% 27
North West +9 95 £60,000 +20.00% 13
Midlands -74 80 £70,000 +21.74% 22
West Midlands -49 69 £72,500 +17.89% 15
Scotland -58 38 £61,250 +11.36% 9
Yorkshire +58 35 £50,000 -28.57% 5
North East +7 26 £42,500 -14.36%
East of England -17 17 £72,500 +3.57% 4
East Midlands -33 8 £47,500 -15.93% 6
Isle of Man -15 4 £46,500 -17.33%
Wales +9 1 £85,000 +54.55% 1

NIST
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (1.73%) IIS
2 4 (0.46%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.35%) Confluence
4 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 215 (24.80%) Azure
2 180 (20.76%) AWS
3 83 (9.57%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (4.50%) GCP
5 29 (3.34%) SaaS
6 27 (3.11%) Entra ID
7 25 (2.88%) IaaS
7 25 (2.88%) PaaS
8 23 (2.65%) Amazon S3
8 23 (2.65%) Azure Sentinel
8 23 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (2.65%) Serverless
9 21 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 19 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 18 (2.08%) Microsoft Purview
12 17 (1.96%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 17 (1.96%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 159 (18.34%) Network Security
2 154 (17.76%) Firewall
3 61 (7.04%) WAN
4 35 (4.04%) SD-WAN
5 34 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 30 (3.46%) VPN
7 23 (2.65%) LAN
7 23 (2.65%) Wireshark
8 22 (2.54%) TCP/IP
9 18 (2.08%) DNS
9 18 (2.08%) Internet
10 8 (0.92%) SSL
10 8 (0.92%) Wireless
11 7 (0.81%) VoIP
12 6 (0.69%) DMZ
13 5 (0.58%) 5G
13 5 (0.58%) BGP
13 5 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (0.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (1.50%) Power BI
3 6 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (0.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.12%) Redis
4 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (2.08%) GitLab
2 13 (1.50%) JIRA
3 4 (0.46%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.46%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.46%) sqlmap
4 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.12%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.12%) Git
5 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 218 (25.14%) Finance
2 202 (23.30%) Social Skills
3 109 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (7.50%) Legal
5 51 (5.88%) Law
5 51 (5.88%) Military
6 46 (5.31%) Retail
7 42 (4.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 30 (3.46%) Public Sector
9 27 (3.11%) Aerospace
10 26 (3.00%) Marketing
11 24 (2.77%) Banking
12 22 (2.54%) Telecoms
13 19 (2.19%) Presentation Skills
14 14 (1.61%) Manufacturing
15 11 (1.27%) Aviation
16 8 (0.92%) Automotive
17 7 (0.81%) Advertising
17 7 (0.81%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.58%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 168 (19.38%) Analyst
2 139 (16.03%) Consultant
3 134 (15.46%) Security Consultant
4 123 (14.19%) Security Analyst
5 114 (13.15%) Senior
6 113 (13.03%) Architect
7 104 (12.00%) Lead
8 101 (11.65%) Security Specialist
9 87 (10.03%) Security Engineer
10 86 (9.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 86 (9.92%) Security Architect
11 81 (9.34%) Cybersecurity Specialist
12 66 (7.61%) Security Manager
13 53 (6.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 53 (6.11%) Information Analyst
13 53 (6.11%) Information Security Analyst
14 40 (4.61%) Lead Architect
15 32 (3.69%) Information Manager
15 32 (3.69%) Information Security Manager
16 27 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.04%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (1.61%) SAML
2 14 (1.61%) Web Services
3 12 (1.38%) OAuth
4 11 (1.27%) REST
5 9 (1.04%) SOAP
6 5 (0.58%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.46%) Kafka
8 3 (0.35%) AWS SAM
8 3 (0.35%) Sass
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Graph
9 2 (0.23%) OpenID
10 1 (0.12%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CDK
10 1 (0.12%) CSS
10 1 (0.12%) Keycloak
10 1 (0.12%) NestJS
10 1 (0.12%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 162 (18.69%) Management Information System
2 91 (10.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 91 (10.50%) Security Posture
3 66 (7.61%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 62 (7.15%) Cyber Threat
5 59 (6.81%) Cyber Defence
6 49 (5.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 39 (4.50%) Operational Technology
8 29 (3.34%) Cyberattack
9 25 (2.88%) Onboarding
9 25 (2.88%) Public Cloud
10 23 (2.65%) Data Centre
11 22 (2.54%) Product Ownership
12 20 (2.31%) Cloud Native
12 20 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
13 19 (2.19%) CESG
14 14 (1.61%) Cyber Security Posture
14 14 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
15 13 (1.50%) PropTech
16 12 (1.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.65%) Windows
2 46 (5.31%) Linux
3 28 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.08%) Unix
5 13 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.04%) Android
6 9 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.92%) Kali Linux
8 7 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.58%) CentOS
11 4 (0.46%) Solaris
11 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.46%) zOS
12 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.23%) AIX
13 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (69.43%) Cybersecurity
2 467 (53.86%) Information Security
3 226 (26.07%) Risk Management
4 201 (23.18%) SIEM
5 179 (20.65%) Security Architecture
6 173 (19.95%) Security Operations
7 171 (19.72%) Incident Response
8 159 (18.34%) Cloud Security
9 154 (17.76%) Vulnerability Management
10 120 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
11 116 (13.38%) Security Management
12 90 (10.38%) OWASP
13 87 (10.03%) Application Security
14 85 (9.80%) Incident Management
15 84 (9.69%) Agile
16 79 (9.11%) Computer Science
17 77 (8.88%) Information Security Management
18 74 (8.54%) Mentoring
19 73 (8.42%) Identity Access Management
19 73 (8.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.69%) Python
2 29 (3.34%) PowerShell
3 16 (1.85%) SQL
4 8 (0.92%) Bash
5 7 (0.81%) Java
6 6 (0.69%) C
6 6 (0.69%) R
6 6 (0.69%) Scala
7 5 (0.58%) C++
8 3 (0.35%) Go
9 2 (0.23%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 316 (36.45%) CISSP
2 230 (26.53%) CISM
3 145 (16.72%) Degree
4 141 (16.26%) Security Cleared
5 105 (12.11%) CISA
6 87 (10.03%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (9.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 83 (9.57%) AWS Certification
8 76 (8.77%) CCSP
9 69 (7.96%) DV Cleared
10 56 (6.46%) Azure Certification
10 56 (6.46%) CCSK
10 56 (6.46%) CRISC
11 46 (5.31%) SC Cleared
12 35 (4.04%) CEH
13 33 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 30 (3.46%) PCI QSA
15 28 (3.23%) SANS
16 27 (3.11%) CompTIA Security+
16 27 (3.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 417 (48.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 174 (20.07%) GRC
3 131 (15.11%) PCI DSS
4 129 (14.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 124 (14.30%) GDPR
6 89 (10.27%) NIST 800
7 74 (8.54%) NCSC
8 70 (8.07%) Def Stans
9 58 (6.69%) COBIT
10 37 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 36 (4.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 27 (3.11%) JSP 440
13 25 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 21 (2.42%) RMADS
15 15 (1.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 15 (1.73%) SOC 2
16 14 (1.61%) ISO 31000
17 12 (1.38%) HIPAA
18 9 (1.04%) ISO 22301
19 8 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 46 (5.31%) Docker
2 32 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.69%) vSphere
3 9 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.23%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Snort
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
2 47 (5.42%) Kubernetes
3 31 (3.58%) Terraform
4 14 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (1.50%) CASB
5 13 (1.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 11 (1.27%) Nessus
7 9 (1.04%) Nmap
8 6 (0.69%) Ansible
9 5 (0.58%) Suricata
10 4 (0.46%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.46%) QRadar
11 3 (0.35%) SELinux
12 2 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.23%) Packer
12 2 (0.23%) SCCM
13 1 (0.12%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 1 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
13 1 (0.12%) SCOM
13 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 149 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.04%) Splunk
2 35 (4.04%) Tripwire
3 32 (3.69%) SolarWinds
3 32 (3.69%) Tanium
4 28 (3.23%) Cisco
5 27 (3.11%) Qualys
6 15 (1.73%) Fortinet
7 13 (1.50%) VMware
8 12 (1.38%) Google
8 12 (1.38%) Rapid7
8 12 (1.38%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.04%) Palo Alto
9 9 (1.04%) Thycotic
10 8 (0.92%) CA
11 7 (0.81%) Juniper
11 7 (0.81%) Zscaler
12 6 (0.69%) CrowdStrike
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle
13 5 (0.58%) IBM