Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for NIST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NIST over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 404 481 565
Rank change year-on-year +77 +84 +177
Permanent jobs citing NIST 557 602 693
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.47% 4.28% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 444 451 484
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £48,688 £52,306 £52,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £98,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,750 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.80% +4.17% +9.09%

NIST 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 10,183 14,050 20,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.34% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,119 10,931 15,430
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
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 13 April 2021.

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 13 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 +81 496 £65,000 - 70
UK excluding London +59 303 £55,750 -10.80% 47
London +98 212 £70,000 +7.69% 28
Work from Home -27 135 £72,500 - 7
South East +61 123 £58,750 -14.55% 13
Midlands +47 78 £62,500 +0.81% 10
West Midlands +26 60 £62,500 +4.17% 7
Scotland +13 28 £50,250 -16.25% 5
East of England +76 27 £89,500 +43.20% 4
North of England +6 27 £43,000 -14.00% 10
North West +11 21 £43,000 -14.00% 8
East Midlands +26 17 £52,500 -20.75% 2
South West +16 17 £47,500 -34.48% 5
Yorkshire -10 4 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Wales +29 3 £70,000 +5.66%
North East - 2 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing NIST 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.

1 328 (58.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 316 (56.73%) Cybersecurity
3 298 (53.50%) Information Security
4 223 (40.04%) CISSP
5 173 (31.06%) Azure
6 146 (26.21%) Finance
7 144 (25.85%) GDPR
8 141 (25.31%) CISM
9 125 (22.44%) SIEM
10 111 (19.93%) OWASP
11 110 (19.75%) Risk Management
12 109 (19.57%) AWS
13 106 (19.03%) Security Architecture
13 106 (19.03%) PCI DSS
14 105 (18.85%) Cyber Essentials
15 104 (18.67%) Management Information System
16 97 (17.41%) Microsoft
17 90 (16.16%) Firewall
17 90 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
18 85 (15.26%) ITIL
19 79 (14.18%) CISA
19 79 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
20 73 (13.11%) Security Cleared
21 69 (12.39%) Degree
22 68 (12.21%) Vulnerability Management
23 66 (11.85%) SaaS
24 65 (11.67%) DevOps
25 64 (11.49%) COBIT
25 64 (11.49%) NCSC
26 60 (10.77%) Security Management

NIST
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 10 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Relativity
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 173 (31.06%) Azure
2 109 (19.57%) AWS
3 66 (11.85%) SaaS
4 55 (9.87%) Microsoft 365
5 38 (6.82%) GCP
6 31 (5.57%) PaaS
7 28 (5.03%) IaaS
8 24 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (2.87%) Apigee
9 16 (2.87%) iPaaS
10 14 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.44%) Google Workspace
11 8 (1.44%) Serverless
12 6 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.08%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 5 (0.90%) Datadog
13 5 (0.90%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 90 (16.16%) Firewall
2 55 (9.87%) Network Security
3 26 (4.67%) VPN
4 25 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (3.41%) DNS
6 14 (2.51%) DHCP
7 13 (2.33%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.15%) RTP
9 11 (1.97%) WAN
10 10 (1.80%) SAN
11 8 (1.44%) LAN
11 8 (1.44%) Wireless
12 7 (1.26%) 5G
12 7 (1.26%) HTTP
13 5 (0.90%) Intranet
14 4 (0.72%) Internet
14 4 (0.72%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.72%) Value-Added Service
15 3 (0.54%) NAS
15 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.41%) Blockchain
4 15 (2.69%) Big Data
5 10 (1.80%) Redis
6 6 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.36%) DB2
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.18%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.18%) GIS
9 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.18%) Power BI
9 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (2.87%) IntelliJ
2 10 (1.80%) Travis CI
3 9 (1.62%) JIRA
4 2 (0.36%) IDA Disassembler
4 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
General
1 146 (26.21%) Finance
2 54 (9.69%) Legal
3 44 (7.90%) Retail
4 31 (5.57%) Banking
5 25 (4.49%) Public Sector
6 23 (4.13%) Telecoms
7 22 (3.95%) Manufacturing
8 20 (3.59%) Marketing
9 18 (3.23%) Electronics
10 12 (2.15%) Aerospace
10 12 (2.15%) Law
10 12 (2.15%) Military
11 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (19.21%) Analyst
2 99 (17.77%) Architect
3 72 (12.93%) Security Analyst
4 70 (12.57%) Security Engineer
5 62 (11.13%) Security Architect
6 57 (10.23%) Consultant
7 45 (8.08%) Security Consultant
7 45 (8.08%) Security Specialist
8 43 (7.72%) Security Manager
9 39 (7.00%) Information Analyst
9 39 (7.00%) Information Security Analyst
10 38 (6.82%) Cloud Architect
11 36 (6.46%) IT Analyst
12 33 (5.92%) Risk Analyst
13 30 (5.39%) Information Manager
14 25 (4.49%) AWS Architect
15 24 (4.31%) Information Security Manager
15 24 (4.31%) Security Officer
16 21 (3.77%) Information Security Officer
16 21 (3.77%) IT Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.75%) Web Services
2 18 (3.23%) OAuth
3 16 (2.87%) Spring Boot
4 9 (1.62%) .NET
5 7 (1.26%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.26%) LDAP
5 7 (1.26%) SOAP
6 6 (1.08%) .NET Core
7 5 (0.90%) RESTful
7 5 (0.90%) XML
8 4 (0.72%) Middleware
8 4 (0.72%) YAML
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.36%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.36%) REST
10 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.18%) Node.js
10 1 (0.18%) React
10 1 (0.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (18.67%) Management Information System
2 79 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (8.80%) Public Cloud
4 36 (6.46%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (3.23%) Cloud Native
7 17 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.51%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 13 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
9 13 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (1.62%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (1.44%) Social Network
13 7 (1.26%) SCADA
14 6 (1.08%) Social Media
15 5 (0.90%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.72%) Cyberattack
16 4 (0.72%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.34%) Linux
2 49 (8.80%) Windows
3 11 (1.97%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.80%) Unix
5 9 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.90%) SUSE
8 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.54%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.36%) AIX
10 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.18%) Android
11 1 (0.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (56.73%) Cybersecurity
2 298 (53.50%) Information Security
3 125 (22.44%) SIEM
4 111 (19.93%) OWASP
5 110 (19.75%) Risk Management
6 106 (19.03%) Security Architecture
7 90 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (15.26%) ITIL
9 68 (12.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 65 (11.67%) DevOps
11 60 (10.77%) Security Management
12 58 (10.41%) Penetration Testing
13 51 (9.16%) Data Protection
13 51 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (9.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 50 (8.98%) DevSecOps
14 50 (8.98%) Information Security Management
15 48 (8.62%) Security Operations
16 47 (8.44%) Data Security
17 46 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.64%) Java
2 29 (5.21%) Python
3 28 (5.03%) SQL
4 24 (4.31%) Bash Shell
5 20 (3.59%) PowerShell
6 17 (3.05%) JavaScript
7 14 (2.51%) Go
8 8 (1.44%) C
9 5 (0.90%) C#
9 5 (0.90%) Perl
9 5 (0.90%) VBA
10 3 (0.54%) Ruby
11 2 (0.36%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.36%) Lua
12 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 223 (40.04%) CISSP
2 141 (25.31%) CISM
3 79 (14.18%) CISA
4 73 (13.11%) Security Cleared
5 69 (12.39%) Degree
6 55 (9.87%) CRISC
7 39 (7.00%) SANS
8 34 (6.10%) SC Cleared
9 22 (3.95%) DV Cleared
10 21 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (3.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 19 (3.41%) ISSAP
11 19 (3.41%) OSCP
12 18 (3.23%) CEH
13 17 (3.05%) ISSEP
14 15 (2.69%) CCSP
14 15 (2.69%) OSCE
15 13 (2.33%) GIAC
15 13 (2.33%) SSCP
16 12 (2.15%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (58.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 144 (25.85%) GDPR
3 106 (19.03%) PCI DSS
4 105 (18.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 64 (11.49%) COBIT
5 64 (11.49%) NCSC
6 44 (7.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 43 (7.72%) GRC
8 33 (5.92%) NIST 800
9 17 (3.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 16 (2.87%) SOC 2
11 14 (2.51%) RMADS
12 10 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 10 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (1.80%) SOC 1
13 9 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (1.62%) JSP 440
14 8 (1.44%) COSO
14 8 (1.44%) GAMP
14 8 (1.44%) HIPAA
System Software
1 55 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.18%) Docker
3 18 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.90%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 5 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.54%) vSphere
6 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (8.62%) Terraform
2 33 (5.92%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.15%) Ansible
3 12 (2.15%) Nessus
3 12 (2.15%) Prometheus
4 11 (1.97%) CASB
4 11 (1.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 10 (1.80%) Consul
5 10 (1.80%) linkerd
5 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.62%) Puppet
7 5 (0.90%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.54%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.36%) EnCase
10 2 (0.36%) Graylog
10 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 97 (17.41%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.31%) VMware
3 22 (3.95%) Oracle
4 21 (3.77%) SAP
5 20 (3.59%) CyberArk
6 18 (3.23%) Google
7 17 (3.05%) Splunk
8 16 (2.87%) Cisco
9 13 (2.33%) OneTrust
10 10 (1.80%) Citrix
11 9 (1.62%) Darktrace
12 8 (1.44%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.44%) Veeam
13 7 (1.26%) Barracuda Networks
13 7 (1.26%) ForgeRock
13 7 (1.26%) IBM
13 7 (1.26%) LogRhythm
13 7 (1.26%) McAfee
13 7 (1.26%) Symantec