The table below looks at the statistics for CISSP in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Rank 58 50 106
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +56
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 37 53 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.85% 3.87% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.97% 14.80% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29 21 9
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,579
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £70,000 £97,600
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.84%
CISSP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
371 358 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.63% 26.13% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 256 204 239
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,712 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CISSP across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

CISSP
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP across the Edinburgh region.

CISSP Salary Trend in Edinburgh

CISSP
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CISSP across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

CISSP Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP.

1 45 (63.38%) Security Operations
2 40 (56.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (52.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 37 (52.11%) Data Centre
4 36 (50.70%) SIEM
5 35 (49.30%) Splunk
6 34 (47.89%) Network Security
6 34 (47.89%) Degree
7 30 (42.25%) PCI DSS
8 28 (39.44%) Performance Management
8 28 (39.44%) Security Architecture
8 28 (39.44%) Portfolio Management
8 28 (39.44%) ArcSight
8 28 (39.44%) IIS
8 28 (39.44%) IISP
8 28 (39.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 25 (35.21%) CISM
10 23 (32.39%) CEH
11 22 (30.99%) QRadar
12 19 (26.76%) Project Management
13 18 (25.35%) Law
13 18 (25.35%) Test Strategy
14 17 (23.94%) Finance
15 16 (22.54%) CISA
16 15 (21.13%) Information Security
16 15 (21.13%) Retail
17 13 (18.31%) Management Information System
17 13 (18.31%) ITIL
18 12 (16.90%) GIAC
18 12 (16.90%) Banking

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing CISSP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CISSP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (39.44%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 34 (47.89%) Network Security
2 11 (15.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (12.68%) tcpdump
4 5 (7.04%) Firewall
5 1 (1.41%) SAN
5 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 18 (25.35%) Law
2 17 (23.94%) Finance
3 15 (21.13%) Retail
4 12 (16.90%) Banking
5 3 (4.23%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.82%) Legal
6 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Consultant
1 31 (43.66%) Security Consultant
2 11 (15.49%) IT Consultant
2 11 (15.49%) IT Security Consultant
3 10 (14.08%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Security Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Senior Consultant
3 10 (14.08%) Senior Security Consultant
4 9 (12.68%) Network Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Network Intrusion Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Network Security Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Intrusion Detection Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Security Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Information Manager
6 5 (7.04%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) CISSP Manager
7 4 (5.63%) IT Security Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 37 (52.11%) Data Centre
1 37 (52.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (18.31%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (5.63%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.41%) Informatics
6 1 (1.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Linux
2 2 (2.82%) Unix
3 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (63.38%) Security Operations
2 36 (50.70%) SIEM
3 28 (39.44%) Performance Management
3 28 (39.44%) Portfolio Management
3 28 (39.44%) Security Architecture
3 28 (39.44%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (26.76%) Project Management
5 18 (25.35%) Test Strategy
6 15 (21.13%) Information Security
7 13 (18.31%) ITIL
8 10 (14.08%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (14.08%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
10 7 (9.86%) Security Management
11 6 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
12 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.04%) Threat Management
13 4 (5.63%) Data Security
13 4 (5.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) C
1 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (47.89%) Degree
2 28 (39.44%) IISP
3 25 (35.21%) CISM
4 23 (32.39%) CEH
5 16 (22.54%) CISA
6 12 (16.90%) GIAC
7 10 (14.08%) CHFI
7 10 (14.08%) ECSA
8 9 (12.68%) GCIA
9 4 (5.63%) CISMP
10 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.23%) SANS
11 2 (2.82%) CCSE
11 2 (2.82%) CRISC
11 2 (2.82%) ISEB
11 2 (2.82%) LPIC
11 2 (2.82%) RHCE
12 1 (1.41%) CCNA
12 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (56.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (42.25%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.27%) COBIT
4 2 (2.82%) SLA
5 1 (1.41%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) Snort
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (30.99%) QRadar
Vendors
1 35 (49.30%) Splunk
2 28 (39.44%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
3 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco
3 2 (2.82%) F5
3 2 (2.82%) IBM
3 2 (2.82%) Imperva
4 1 (1.41%) CA
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) VMware
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