Period
to 4 December 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 357 237 266
Rank change year-on-year -120 +29 +8
Permanent jobs citing NIST 197 72 27
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.68% 0.83% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.74% 8.44% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 177 61 24
10th Percentile £52,500 £41,500 £55,450
25th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £66,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,000 £60,000 £78,750
Median % change year-on-year +21.67% -23.81% +31.25%
75th Percentile £88,750 £77,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £93,500 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%

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 WFH option and a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,156 853 834
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.26% 9.87% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,912 713 692
10th Percentile £33,368 £31,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,725 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.37% +7.45% -

NIST
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing NIST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

NIST trend for jobs with a WFH option

NIST
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing NIST.

NIST salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

NIST
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing NIST over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

NIST salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, NIST job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for NIST.

1 137 (69.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (60.41%) CISSP
3 112 (56.85%) Information Security
4 105 (53.30%) Cybersecurity
5 79 (40.10%) Azure
6 75 (38.07%) PCI DSS
7 73 (37.06%) Risk Management
8 69 (35.03%) CISM
9 68 (34.52%) GDPR
10 57 (28.93%) OWASP
11 55 (27.92%) Security Architecture
12 53 (26.90%) Firewall
13 51 (25.89%) Finance
14 49 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (24.87%) Cisco Certification
14 49 (24.87%) Microsoft
15 47 (23.86%) Management Information System
16 46 (23.35%) CISA
17 45 (22.84%) AWS
18 43 (21.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 40 (20.30%) Vulnerability Management
20 38 (19.29%) Threat Modelling
21 37 (18.78%) DevSecOps
22 36 (18.27%) Windows
23 34 (17.26%) DevOps
24 33 (16.75%) Google
25 32 (16.24%) Penetration Testing
25 32 (16.24%) COBIT
25 32 (16.24%) SIEM
25 32 (16.24%) GCP

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 8 (4.06%) IIS
2 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 79 (40.10%) Azure
2 45 (22.84%) AWS
3 32 (16.24%) GCP
4 26 (13.20%) Microsoft 365
5 21 (10.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (9.14%) GitHub
6 18 (9.14%) Serverless
7 3 (1.52%) SaaS
8 1 (0.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.51%) Azure Key Vault
8 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 53 (26.90%) Firewall
2 10 (5.08%) Network Security
3 6 (3.05%) VPN
4 5 (2.54%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (2.03%) SCCP
5 4 (2.03%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.02%) Wireless
8 1 (0.51%) Broadband
8 1 (0.51%) LAN
8 1 (0.51%) RTP
8 1 (0.51%) WAN
8 1 (0.51%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (1.02%) MySQL
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.51%) Power BI
3 1 (0.51%) RavenDB
3 1 (0.51%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 26 (13.20%) JIRA
2 8 (4.06%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (4.06%) SonarQube
2 8 (4.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.02%) Snyk
3 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.51%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.51%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.51%) Emacs
General
1 51 (25.89%) Finance
2 31 (15.74%) Manufacturing
2 31 (15.74%) Social Skills
3 20 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (9.64%) Telecoms
5 12 (6.09%) Marketing
6 11 (5.58%) Electronics
6 11 (5.58%) Public Sector
7 8 (4.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 8 (4.06%) Influencing Skills
7 8 (4.06%) Law
8 6 (3.05%) Retail
9 5 (2.54%) Back Office
10 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.52%) Banking
11 3 (1.52%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.52%) Legal
11 3 (1.52%) Public Speaking
12 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
12 2 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 64 (32.49%) Architect
2 63 (31.98%) Security Architect
3 56 (28.43%) Consultant
4 45 (22.84%) Security Consultant
5 24 (12.18%) Analyst
5 24 (12.18%) Cloud Architect
6 21 (10.66%) Security Analyst
6 21 (10.66%) Security Manager
7 20 (10.15%) Azure Consultant
7 20 (10.15%) Cloud Consultant
8 18 (9.14%) AWS Architect
8 18 (9.14%) AWS Consultant
8 18 (9.14%) Azure Architect
8 18 (9.14%) DevSecOps Architect
8 18 (9.14%) DevSecOps Consultant
9 16 (8.12%) Information Security Consultant
10 13 (6.60%) Information Manager
11 12 (6.09%) Information Security Manager
11 12 (6.09%) IT Security Analyst
11 12 (6.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.14%) RESTful
2 8 (4.06%) Web Services
3 6 (3.05%) OAuth
4 5 (2.54%) SAML
5 4 (2.03%) OpenID
6 3 (1.52%) ARM Templates
7 2 (1.02%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.02%) SailPoint
7 2 (1.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (23.86%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.14%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.57%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.06%) Cyberattack
5 8 (4.06%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (4.06%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.06%) Mobile Payment
5 8 (4.06%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.06%) Smartcard
6 5 (2.54%) Clustering
6 5 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.03%) PKI
7 4 (2.03%) SCADA
8 2 (1.02%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.51%) CCTV
9 1 (0.51%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.27%) Windows
2 26 (13.20%) Windows Server
3 17 (8.63%) Linux
4 10 (5.08%) Solaris
5 4 (2.03%) Unix
6 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.51%) CentOS
7 1 (0.51%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.51%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (56.85%) Information Security
2 105 (53.30%) Cybersecurity
3 73 (37.06%) Risk Management
4 57 (28.93%) OWASP
5 55 (27.92%) Security Architecture
6 49 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (20.30%) Vulnerability Management
8 38 (19.29%) Threat Modelling
9 37 (18.78%) DevSecOps
10 34 (17.26%) DevOps
11 32 (16.24%) Penetration Testing
11 32 (16.24%) SIEM
12 31 (15.74%) Security Management
13 30 (15.23%) ITIL
14 28 (14.21%) Mentoring
15 25 (12.69%) Security Operations
16 24 (12.18%) Project Management
17 23 (11.68%) Data Protection
17 23 (11.68%) Information Security Management
18 22 (11.17%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.15%) Python
2 10 (5.08%) Java
3 8 (4.06%) C#
4 3 (1.52%) C
4 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 119 (60.41%) CISSP
2 69 (35.03%) CISM
3 49 (24.87%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (23.35%) CISA
5 43 (21.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 30 (15.23%) Degree
7 22 (11.17%) CRISC
8 20 (10.15%) CESG Certified Professional
9 18 (9.14%) AWS Certification
10 15 (7.61%) CEH
10 15 (7.61%) SSCP
11 13 (6.60%) CCSP
11 13 (6.60%) Security Cleared
12 11 (5.58%) GIAC
13 10 (5.08%) CREST Certified
14 9 (4.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 9 (4.57%) OSCP
14 9 (4.57%) PCI QSA
14 9 (4.57%) SC Cleared
15 8 (4.06%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (69.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (38.07%) PCI DSS
3 68 (34.52%) GDPR
4 32 (16.24%) COBIT
5 29 (14.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 26 (13.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (13.20%) NCSC
7 21 (10.66%) NIST 800
8 18 (9.14%) IASME
9 17 (8.63%) GRC
9 17 (8.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (6.09%) HIPAA
11 11 (5.58%) SOC 2
12 9 (4.57%) ISO 9001
12 9 (4.57%) JSP 440
12 9 (4.57%) RMADS
13 8 (4.06%) ISAE 3402
13 8 (4.06%) ISO 31000
13 8 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 7 (3.55%) GAMP
System Software
1 26 (13.20%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.64%) Docker
3 8 (4.06%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (12.18%) CASB
2 22 (11.17%) Ansible
3 21 (10.66%) Puppet
4 20 (10.15%) Terraform
5 19 (9.64%) Kubernetes
6 18 (9.14%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (4.06%) Nessus
7 8 (4.06%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 5 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.02%) HP ALM
9 2 (1.02%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 49 (24.87%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.75%) Google
3 15 (7.61%) Oracle
4 13 (6.60%) SAP
5 12 (6.09%) Cisco
6 10 (5.08%) Okta
6 10 (5.08%) Splunk
6 10 (5.08%) Tripwire
7 9 (4.57%) CrowdStrike
8 8 (4.06%) Centrify
8 8 (4.06%) F5
8 8 (4.06%) Imperva
8 8 (4.06%) OneTrust
8 8 (4.06%) Trend Micro
9 5 (2.54%) Cubic Transportation
10 4 (2.03%) CyberArk
10 4 (2.03%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.02%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.02%) VMware