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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 54 86 66
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -20
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 47 17 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.62% 1.22% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.96% 4.84% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 19
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,579 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £82,500 £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
429 351 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.03% 25.23% 34.05%
Number of salaries quoted 276 212 233
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 6 March 2015.

CISSP Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 39 (51.32%) Information Security
2 35 (46.05%) Finance
3 28 (36.84%) Degree
4 26 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (32.89%) CEH
5 25 (32.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 25 (32.89%) CISA
5 25 (32.89%) Firewall
6 23 (30.26%) GIAC
7 21 (27.63%) SIEM
8 20 (26.32%) Cyber Security
9 18 (23.68%) Banking
10 17 (22.37%) SSCP
10 17 (22.37%) Windows
11 16 (21.05%) Linux
11 16 (21.05%) Cisco
11 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 16 (21.05%) Red Hat
12 15 (19.74%) Project Management
12 15 (19.74%) ITIL
12 15 (19.74%) Risk Management
13 14 (18.42%) CISM
13 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
13 14 (18.42%) Retail
13 14 (18.42%) Analytics
13 14 (18.42%) PCI DSS
14 12 (15.79%) Mentoring
15 11 (14.47%) Regular Expression
15 11 (14.47%) Visualisation
15 11 (14.47%) Open Source

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 8 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.89%) Firewall
1 25 (32.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (13.16%) Network Security
3 8 (10.53%) tcpdump
4 5 (6.58%) Intranet
4 5 (6.58%) Internet
5 3 (3.95%) LAN
5 3 (3.95%) WLAN
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco PIX
General
1 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 18 (23.68%) Banking
3 14 (18.42%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Analyst
1 21 (27.63%) Security Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Security Manager
3 11 (14.47%) Security Specialist
3 11 (14.47%) Consultant
4 9 (11.84%) Information Manager
4 9 (11.84%) Information Security Manager
5 8 (10.53%) Network Security Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Tester
5 8 (10.53%) Network Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Security Officer
6 7 (9.21%) Information Security Officer
6 7 (9.21%) Senior Security Specialist
6 7 (9.21%) IT Security Specialist
7 6 (7.89%) Junior
8 5 (6.58%) Information Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Junior Tester
9 4 (5.26%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) XML
1 11 (14.47%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Visualisation
1 11 (14.47%) Open Source
2 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Cryptography
3 3 (3.95%) SCADA
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (3.95%) UNIX
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) Information Security
2 21 (27.63%) SIEM
3 20 (26.32%) Cyber Security
4 15 (19.74%) ITIL
4 15 (19.74%) Project Management
4 15 (19.74%) Risk Management
5 14 (18.42%) Analytics
6 12 (15.79%) Mentoring
7 10 (13.16%) Security Management
7 10 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (11.84%) Security Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.53%) Service Management
9 8 (10.53%) PRINCE2
9 8 (10.53%) Coaching
9 8 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 8 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
9 8 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
1 3 (3.95%) Python
1 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (36.84%) Degree
2 25 (32.89%) CEH
2 25 (32.89%) CISA
3 23 (30.26%) GIAC
4 17 (22.37%) SSCP
5 14 (18.42%) CISM
6 8 (10.53%) GCIA
7 5 (6.58%) CISMP
8 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.95%) MBA
8 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.95%) MCSE
8 3 (3.95%) MCSA
9 2 (2.63%) VCP4
10 1 (1.32%) CRISC
10 1 (1.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (18.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.95%) COBIT
4 2 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Cisco
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 16 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 8 (10.53%) Splunk
2 8 (10.53%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.26%) LogRhythm
3 4 (5.26%) Sourcefire
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle
4 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
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