Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 579 700
Rank change year-on-year +132 +121 +218
Permanent jobs citing NIST 447 666 574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.64% 3.29% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 353 506 403
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,250 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.35% +7.60% +0.06%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £98,750 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £61,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +10.91% -8.33%

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 9,637 20,221 22,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.21% 13.77% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7,334 14,816 17,596
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for NIST in the UK

NIST
Top 16 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 4 July 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 +119 410 £62,500 -7.41% 28
UK excluding London +191 272 £62,500 +2.46% 24
London +30 162 £65,000 -10.34% 5
South East +107 85 £67,500 -3.57% 7
Midlands +143 60 £55,000 +4.76% 3
West Midlands +122 57 £55,000 +4.76% 3
North of England +135 53 £50,000 -5.17% 7
North West +90 40 £50,500 +0.77% 4
Work from Home +77 37 £62,500 -13.49% 2
South West +82 33 £90,000 +51.90% 5
Scotland +97 19 £59,750 +6.22% 1
East of England +78 19 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire +124 13 £50,000 -16.32% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
East Midlands +58 1 £67,500 -25.00%
Wales +22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 302 (67.56%) Information Security
2 272 (60.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 253 (56.60%) Cybersecurity
4 183 (40.94%) CISSP
5 153 (34.23%) Risk Management
6 135 (30.20%) CISM
7 117 (26.17%) Finance
8 115 (25.73%) PCI DSS
9 110 (24.61%) Azure
10 108 (24.16%) Management Information System
11 95 (21.25%) AWS
12 90 (20.13%) CISA
13 85 (19.02%) Security Architecture
14 82 (18.34%) ITIL
14 82 (18.34%) GDPR
15 79 (17.67%) Firewall
16 78 (17.45%) SIEM
17 76 (17.00%) COBIT
18 73 (16.33%) NIST 800
19 70 (15.66%) Security Management
20 68 (15.21%) Microsoft
21 65 (14.54%) Degree
21 65 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
22 64 (14.32%) Data Protection
23 62 (13.87%) Python
24 60 (13.42%) Legal
24 60 (13.42%) OWASP
25 58 (12.98%) Penetration Testing
26 56 (12.53%) SaaS
27 54 (12.08%) Information 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 7 (1.57%) Apache Spark
2 4 (0.89%) ColdFusion
3 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Distributed Ledger
1 6 (1.34%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 110 (24.61%) Azure
2 95 (21.25%) AWS
3 56 (12.53%) SaaS
4 53 (11.86%) IaaS
4 53 (11.86%) PaaS
5 24 (5.37%) Office 365
6 15 (3.36%) Power Platform
7 14 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (3.13%) Azure Functions
7 14 (3.13%) PowerApps
7 14 (3.13%) Serverless
8 11 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.57%) Dropbox
9 7 (1.57%) GCP
9 7 (1.57%) Slack
10 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.34%) G Suite
10 6 (1.34%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.67%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (0.45%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 79 (17.67%) Firewall
2 30 (6.71%) Network Security
3 22 (4.92%) Internet
4 21 (4.70%) DNS
5 11 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.01%) VPN
7 6 (1.34%) SSL
7 6 (1.34%) Wireshark
8 5 (1.12%) DHCP
8 5 (1.12%) HTTP
8 5 (1.12%) WAN
8 5 (1.12%) Wireless
9 4 (0.89%) SCCP
9 4 (0.89%) tcpdump
10 3 (0.67%) SSH
11 2 (0.45%) IPsec
11 2 (0.45%) LAN
11 2 (0.45%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.45%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.70%) Big Data
2 12 (2.68%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.46%) Data Lake
4 7 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.57%) IntelliJ
2 4 (0.89%) GitLab
2 4 (0.89%) IDA Disassembler
2 4 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.67%) JIRA
3 3 (0.67%) ReSharper
3 3 (0.67%) SonarQube
3 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) Gradle
4 1 (0.22%) Snyk
General
1 117 (26.17%) Finance
2 60 (13.42%) Legal
3 22 (4.92%) Retail
4 13 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.68%) Banking
6 10 (2.24%) Public Sector
7 4 (0.89%) Advertising
7 4 (0.89%) Law
8 3 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.67%) Back Office
8 3 (0.67%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (15.88%) Analyst
2 66 (14.77%) Architect
3 60 (13.42%) Security Engineer
4 59 (13.20%) Consultant
5 55 (12.30%) Security Analyst
6 49 (10.96%) Security Architect
7 41 (9.17%) Security Consultant
8 37 (8.28%) Cloud Architect
9 36 (8.05%) Security Manager
10 29 (6.49%) Security Specialist
11 28 (6.26%) Information Analyst
11 28 (6.26%) Risk Analyst
12 26 (5.82%) Security Officer
13 24 (5.37%) Information Security Analyst
14 23 (5.15%) Governance Analyst
15 22 (4.92%) Information Security Officer
16 21 (4.70%) Information Officer
16 21 (4.70%) Information Security Consultant
17 20 (4.47%) Senior Security Engineer
18 19 (4.25%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.03%) .NET
1 18 (4.03%) OAuth
1 18 (4.03%) Web Services
2 13 (2.91%) Middleware
3 7 (1.57%) .NET Framework
3 7 (1.57%) OpenID
4 6 (1.34%) Spring Boot
5 4 (0.89%) J2EE
5 4 (0.89%) SAML
6 3 (0.67%) .NET Core
6 3 (0.67%) LDAP
6 3 (0.67%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.22%) COM
7 1 (0.22%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.22%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 108 (24.16%) Management Information System
2 65 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (8.72%) Cloud Native
4 30 (6.71%) Cyberattack
5 26 (5.82%) Public Cloud
6 23 (5.15%) Data Protection Act
6 23 (5.15%) PKI
7 21 (4.70%) Security Operations Centre
8 19 (4.25%) Cyber Defence
9 9 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.79%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.57%) User Experience
12 6 (1.34%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 5 (1.12%) Blog
13 5 (1.12%) Data Centre
13 5 (1.12%) Smart Meter
13 5 (1.12%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.84%) Linux
2 33 (7.38%) Windows
3 18 (4.03%) Unix
4 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.89%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (67.56%) Information Security
2 253 (56.60%) Cybersecurity
3 153 (34.23%) Risk Management
4 85 (19.02%) Security Architecture
5 82 (18.34%) ITIL
6 78 (17.45%) SIEM
7 70 (15.66%) Security Management
8 64 (14.32%) Data Protection
9 60 (13.42%) OWASP
10 58 (12.98%) Penetration Testing
11 54 (12.08%) Information Security Management
12 53 (11.86%) Security Operations
13 50 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (10.29%) DevOps
15 43 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
16 42 (9.40%) Data Security
17 40 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
18 39 (8.72%) Analytics
18 39 (8.72%) Vulnerability Management
19 38 (8.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (13.87%) Python
2 41 (9.17%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.04%) Java
4 19 (4.25%) SQL
5 18 (4.03%) Perl
6 15 (3.36%) Bash Shell
6 15 (3.36%) R
7 12 (2.68%) C++
8 9 (2.01%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.34%) Kotlin
10 5 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.67%) Julia
12 3 (0.67%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.67%) Scala
13 2 (0.45%) C#
14 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 183 (40.94%) CISSP
2 135 (30.20%) CISM
3 90 (20.13%) CISA
4 65 (14.54%) Degree
5 54 (12.08%) Security Cleared
6 53 (11.86%) CRISC
7 41 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (6.49%) SC Cleared
9 26 (5.82%) DV Cleared
10 24 (5.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 24 (5.37%) SANS
11 20 (4.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 16 (3.58%) CEH
12 16 (3.58%) CESG Certified Professional
13 15 (3.36%) CompTIA Security+
14 11 (2.46%) DBS Check
14 11 (2.46%) GIAC
14 11 (2.46%) OSCP
15 10 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (2.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (60.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (25.73%) PCI DSS
3 82 (18.34%) GDPR
4 76 (17.00%) COBIT
5 73 (16.33%) NIST 800
6 40 (8.95%) NCSC
7 39 (8.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 34 (7.61%) Cyber Essentials
9 28 (6.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 20 (4.47%) QA
11 14 (3.13%) COSO
11 14 (3.13%) ISO 31000
12 13 (2.91%) ISAE 3402
13 12 (2.68%) ISO 22301
13 12 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 9 (2.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 8 (1.79%) SLA
16 5 (1.12%) AICPA
16 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 4 (0.89%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (6.71%) Docker
2 27 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (9.62%) Terraform
2 9 (2.01%) HP Fortify
2 9 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.01%) Nessus
3 8 (1.79%) Ansible
3 8 (1.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 6 (1.34%) QRadar
5 5 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (1.12%) WebInspect
6 4 (0.89%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 4 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.67%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.45%) Puppet
9 1 (0.22%) CASB
Vendors
1 68 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.37%) Google
3 20 (4.47%) Splunk
4 19 (4.25%) VMware
5 18 (4.03%) Cisco
6 15 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.46%) LogRhythm
8 9 (2.01%) Black Duck
8 9 (2.01%) IBM
9 7 (1.57%) CrowdStrike
9 7 (1.57%) HP
10 6 (1.34%) Darktrace
10 6 (1.34%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.12%) Micro Focus
11 5 (1.12%) Oracle
11 5 (1.12%) Qualys
11 5 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.12%) Sonatype
12 4 (0.89%) Aruba
12 4 (0.89%) Barracuda Networks