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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 68 83 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -25
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 27 20 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.98% 1.48% 3.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.26% 6.31% 8.25%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 26
Average salary £57,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £41,274 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
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
372 317 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.29% 23.52% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 256 184 282
Average salary £44,000 £34,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -18.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 January 2015.

CISSP Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 27 (55.10%) Information Security
2 26 (53.06%) Finance
3 19 (38.78%) CEH
4 17 (34.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (34.69%) Firewall
5 15 (30.61%) GIAC
5 15 (30.61%) SIEM
6 14 (28.57%) Degree
6 14 (28.57%) SSCP
6 14 (28.57%) Cisco
6 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 14 (28.57%) Red Hat
7 13 (26.53%) Windows
7 13 (26.53%) CISA
7 13 (26.53%) Risk Management
7 13 (26.53%) Analytics
8 12 (24.49%) Linux
8 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
9 11 (22.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (20.41%) Visualisation
10 10 (20.41%) Open Source
10 10 (20.41%) Regular Expression
10 10 (20.41%) XML
11 8 (16.33%) Banking
11 8 (16.33%) Retail
11 8 (16.33%) CISM
11 8 (16.33%) Security Management
11 8 (16.33%) ITIL
11 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
11 8 (16.33%) Cyber Security

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (6.12%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) Intrusion Detection
1 17 (34.69%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) Network Security
3 3 (6.12%) tcpdump
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco PIX
General
1 26 (53.06%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
2 8 (16.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Security Manager
2 9 (18.37%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Security Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Security Specialist
3 8 (16.33%) Information Manager
3 8 (16.33%) Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Security Specialist
5 6 (12.24%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Security Officer
6 5 (10.20%) Information Security Officer
6 5 (10.20%) IT Security Specialist
7 4 (8.16%) Applications Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Junior Tester
7 4 (8.16%) Junior
8 3 (6.12%) Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Network Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Risk Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Regular Expression
1 10 (20.41%) XML
2 2 (4.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Visualisation
1 10 (20.41%) Open Source
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Information Security
2 15 (30.61%) SIEM
3 13 (26.53%) Risk Management
3 13 (26.53%) Analytics
4 8 (16.33%) Security Management
4 8 (16.33%) ITIL
4 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (16.33%) Cyber Security
4 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (12.24%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.24%) Investment Management
6 4 (8.16%) Security Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.12%) Coaching
7 3 (6.12%) People Management
7 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.12%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (38.78%) CEH
2 15 (30.61%) GIAC
3 14 (28.57%) Degree
3 14 (28.57%) SSCP
4 13 (26.53%) CISA
5 8 (16.33%) CISM
6 3 (6.12%) GCIA
7 2 (4.08%) MCSE
7 2 (4.08%) MCSA
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.04%) CRISC
8 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 14 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.12%) LogRhythm
2 3 (6.12%) Splunk
2 3 (6.12%) ArcSight
2 3 (6.12%) Sourcefire
3 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
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