Period
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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 472 359 258
Rank change year-on-year -113 -101 +53
Permanent jobs citing NIST 479 276 49
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.60% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.76% 5.86% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 387 247 42
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,000 £45,375
25th Percentile £51,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £68,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.74% +0.74% +8.00%
75th Percentile £81,875 £81,875 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -1.52%

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 12,741 4,713 977
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.07% 12.54% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,414 3,201 795
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £72,647 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

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 3 July 2022.

NIST salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, NIST job roles required the following 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.

1 322 (67.22%) Cybersecurity
2 281 (58.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 272 (56.78%) Information Security
4 193 (40.29%) CISSP
5 180 (37.58%) Finance
6 134 (27.97%) Risk Management
7 132 (27.56%) CISM
8 130 (27.14%) Azure
9 126 (26.30%) Social Skills
10 108 (22.55%) Management Information System
11 103 (21.50%) SIEM
12 98 (20.46%) OWASP
13 97 (20.25%) PCI DSS
14 92 (19.21%) AWS
15 91 (19.00%) Vulnerability Management
16 90 (18.79%) GDPR
17 86 (17.95%) Agile
18 85 (17.75%) Security Operations
19 80 (16.70%) Security Architecture
20 78 (16.28%) Cyber Essentials
21 77 (16.08%) Microsoft
21 77 (16.08%) Data Protection
22 76 (15.87%) Penetration Testing
23 75 (15.66%) Firewall
24 73 (15.24%) Security Management
25 69 (14.41%) CISA
26 66 (13.78%) DevOps
27 57 (11.90%) Degree
27 57 (11.90%) Information Security Management
27 57 (11.90%) Telecoms

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 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
2 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 130 (27.14%) Azure
2 92 (19.21%) AWS
3 52 (10.86%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (6.26%) SaaS
5 22 (4.59%) GCP
6 19 (3.97%) Power Platform
7 14 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (2.51%) PaaS
9 11 (2.30%) Serverless
10 10 (2.09%) IaaS
11 8 (1.67%) GitHub
12 7 (1.46%) Azure Sentinel
13 6 (1.25%) Mimecast
14 5 (1.04%) Azure DevOps
15 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
16 1 (0.21%) Amazon Cognito
16 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
16 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 75 (15.66%) Firewall
2 38 (7.93%) Network Security
3 20 (4.18%) Internet
4 18 (3.76%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.09%) WAN
6 8 (1.67%) MPLS
7 7 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (1.46%) SD-WAN
8 6 (1.25%) DNS
8 6 (1.25%) Wireless
9 5 (1.04%) DMZ
10 4 (0.84%) LAN
10 4 (0.84%) SNMP
10 4 (0.84%) SSL
10 4 (0.84%) tcpdump
10 4 (0.84%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.84%) VPN
10 4 (0.84%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.63%) HTTP
11 3 (0.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.97%) Power BI
2 12 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.42%) DTS
8 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.21%) Big Data
8 1 (0.21%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (2.92%) Burp Suite
1 14 (2.92%) Emacs
2 7 (1.46%) JIRA
3 4 (0.84%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.63%) GitLab
5 1 (0.21%) Gradle
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) Snyk
5 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
General
1 180 (37.58%) Finance
2 126 (26.30%) Social Skills
3 57 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 38 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (7.31%) Legal
6 25 (5.22%) Public Sector
7 24 (5.01%) Manufacturing
7 24 (5.01%) Marketing
8 21 (4.38%) Banking
9 18 (3.76%) Presentation Skills
10 17 (3.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 16 (3.34%) Documentation Skills
11 16 (3.34%) Retail
12 14 (2.92%) Law
13 13 (2.71%) Electronics
14 4 (0.84%) Advertising
14 4 (0.84%) Fire and Rescue
15 3 (0.63%) Aviation
15 3 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
16 2 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (18.58%) Consultant
2 85 (17.75%) Security Manager
3 79 (16.49%) Security Consultant
4 74 (15.45%) Analyst
5 52 (10.86%) Security Analyst
6 39 (8.14%) Architect
7 36 (7.52%) Security Architect
8 34 (7.10%) Security Engineer
9 33 (6.89%) Information Manager
10 31 (6.47%) Security Specialist
11 30 (6.26%) Information Security Manager
11 30 (6.26%) IT Manager
12 26 (5.43%) IT Security Manager
13 23 (4.80%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 23 (4.80%) Risk Consultant
14 21 (4.38%) Risk Manager
14 21 (4.38%) Security Officer
15 20 (4.18%) Head of Security
16 19 (3.97%) Information Security Consultant
16 19 (3.97%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.88%) .NET
1 9 (1.88%) ARM Templates
1 9 (1.88%) SAML
2 8 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (1.46%) Web Services
4 6 (1.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.04%) RESTful
6 3 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.63%) OAuth
7 2 (0.42%) CSS
7 2 (0.42%) Node.js
8 1 (0.21%) COM
8 1 (0.21%) EDI
8 1 (0.21%) JSON
8 1 (0.21%) Middleware
8 1 (0.21%) OpenID
8 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.21%) REST
8 1 (0.21%) Spring
8 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (22.55%) Management Information System
2 23 (4.80%) Public Cloud
2 23 (4.80%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (4.59%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (4.18%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (3.34%) Cyberattack
5 16 (3.34%) SCADA
6 11 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 10 (2.09%) Social Media
8 8 (1.67%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.67%) IoT
8 8 (1.67%) PKI
9 7 (1.46%) CSOC
9 7 (1.46%) Reinsurance
10 6 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.04%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.81%) Windows
2 40 (8.35%) Linux
3 18 (3.76%) Kali Linux
4 13 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.67%) Unix
6 3 (0.63%) Android
7 2 (0.42%) AIX
7 2 (0.42%) zOS
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (67.22%) Cybersecurity
2 272 (56.78%) Information Security
3 134 (27.97%) Risk Management
4 103 (21.50%) SIEM
5 98 (20.46%) OWASP
6 91 (19.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 86 (17.95%) Agile
8 85 (17.75%) Security Operations
9 80 (16.70%) Security Architecture
10 77 (16.08%) Data Protection
11 76 (15.87%) Penetration Testing
12 73 (15.24%) Security Management
13 66 (13.78%) DevOps
14 57 (11.90%) Information Security Management
15 55 (11.48%) ISMS
16 52 (10.86%) Data Loss Prevention
17 51 (10.65%) Threat Modelling
18 50 (10.44%) Threat Intelligence
19 47 (9.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 47 (9.81%) MITRE ATT&CK
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.10%) Python
2 21 (4.38%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.13%) Java
4 13 (2.71%) Ruby
5 6 (1.25%) Go
6 4 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.63%) Rust
8 2 (0.42%) Bash
8 2 (0.42%) C#
8 2 (0.42%) SQL
9 1 (0.21%) Bicep
9 1 (0.21%) C
9 1 (0.21%) C++
9 1 (0.21%) Elixir
9 1 (0.21%) Erlang
9 1 (0.21%) Perl
9 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 193 (40.29%) CISSP
2 132 (27.56%) CISM
3 69 (14.41%) CISA
4 57 (11.90%) Degree
5 51 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (10.44%) Security Cleared
7 34 (7.10%) CRISC
8 33 (6.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 31 (6.47%) CEH
10 29 (6.05%) OSCP
10 29 (6.05%) SC Cleared
11 25 (5.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 24 (5.01%) CESG Certified Professional
13 20 (4.18%) CCSP
14 18 (3.76%) CISMP
14 18 (3.76%) CompTIA Security+
14 18 (3.76%) GIAC
15 17 (3.55%) SANS
16 15 (3.13%) AWS Certification
17 14 (2.92%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (58.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 97 (20.25%) PCI DSS
3 90 (18.79%) GDPR
4 78 (16.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 43 (8.98%) GRC
6 42 (8.77%) NCSC
7 41 (8.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 38 (7.93%) COBIT
9 31 (6.47%) SOC 2
10 30 (6.26%) HIPAA
10 30 (6.26%) NIST 800
11 21 (4.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (3.55%) QA
13 13 (2.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 13 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 11 (2.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (2.30%) ISO 22301
15 8 (1.67%) IASME
15 8 (1.67%) ISO 31000
16 5 (1.04%) RMADS
System Software
1 32 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.51%) Docker
3 4 (0.84%) Snort
3 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (3.97%) Puppet
2 18 (3.76%) CASB
3 17 (3.55%) Kubernetes
4 14 (2.92%) Terraform
5 10 (2.09%) Ansible
6 9 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.46%) Nessus
8 6 (1.25%) EnCase
8 6 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.04%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (0.84%) FTK
10 4 (0.84%) Suricata
11 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.42%) Kibana
13 1 (0.21%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.21%) QRadar
Vendors
1 77 (16.08%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.18%) Darktrace
3 13 (2.71%) CyberArk
3 13 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (2.71%) SAP
4 12 (2.51%) Google
5 11 (2.30%) Cisco
6 10 (2.09%) Qualys
7 8 (1.67%) FireEye
8 7 (1.46%) CrowdStrike
8 7 (1.46%) McAfee
8 7 (1.46%) Palo Alto
8 7 (1.46%) Splunk
9 6 (1.25%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.25%) Okta
9 6 (1.25%) Oracle
9 6 (1.25%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.25%) Sophos
10 5 (1.04%) ForgeRock
10 5 (1.04%) IBM