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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 48 101 75
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -26
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 54 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.91% 0.79% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.84% 3.33% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 10
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +47.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,579 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £97,600 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +6.25%
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
364 390 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.36% 23.79% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 210 248 190
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,350 £60,000 £55,000
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 24 April 2015.

CISSP Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 49 (62.03%) Information Security
2 39 (49.37%) Finance
2 39 (49.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (37.97%) Degree
4 28 (35.44%) CISA
5 27 (34.18%) Cyber Security
6 24 (30.38%) Project Management
7 23 (29.11%) PCI DSS
8 21 (26.58%) Banking
9 20 (25.32%) CISM
9 20 (25.32%) ITIL
10 19 (24.05%) Risk Assessment
10 19 (24.05%) CEH
11 18 (22.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (22.78%) GIAC
11 18 (22.78%) Firewall
12 16 (20.25%) Mentoring
13 15 (18.99%) SIEM
13 15 (18.99%) Risk Management
14 14 (17.72%) Security Management
14 14 (17.72%) Linux
15 13 (16.46%) Windows
15 13 (16.46%) Retail
16 12 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (13.92%) Management Information System
17 11 (13.92%) SSCP
18 10 (12.66%) Disaster Recovery
18 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
18 10 (12.66%) Security Testing
18 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (10.13%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.78%) Firewall
1 18 (22.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (11.39%) Network Security
3 8 (10.13%) tcpdump
3 8 (10.13%) Intranet
3 8 (10.13%) Internet
4 6 (7.59%) LAN
4 6 (7.59%) WLAN
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco PIX
General
1 39 (49.37%) Finance
2 21 (26.58%) Banking
3 13 (16.46%) Retail
4 8 (10.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Analyst
1 23 (29.11%) Security Analyst
2 15 (18.99%) Security Manager
3 14 (17.72%) Consultant
4 12 (15.19%) Information Analyst
4 12 (15.19%) Information Manager
4 12 (15.19%) Information Security Manager
4 12 (15.19%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (12.66%) Security Specialist
6 8 (10.13%) Network Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Network Security Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Security Officer
7 7 (8.86%) Information Security Officer
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Manager
8 6 (7.59%) Security Consultant
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Security Specialist
8 6 (7.59%) IT Security Specialist
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Security Consultant
8 6 (7.59%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) XML
1 6 (7.59%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.13%) Cryptography
2 8 (10.13%) SCADA
2 8 (10.13%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) Visualisation
3 6 (7.59%) Open Source
3 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Linux
2 13 (16.46%) Windows
3 6 (7.59%) UNIX
4 1 (1.27%) AIX
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) Information Security
2 27 (34.18%) Cyber Security
3 24 (30.38%) Project Management
4 20 (25.32%) ITIL
5 19 (24.05%) Risk Assessment
6 16 (20.25%) Mentoring
7 15 (18.99%) Risk Management
7 15 (18.99%) SIEM
8 14 (17.72%) Security Management
9 12 (15.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
10 10 (12.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (12.66%) Security Testing
10 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
11 9 (11.39%) Analytics
11 9 (11.39%) Service Management
12 8 (10.13%) Test Strategy
12 8 (10.13%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (10.13%) Investment Management
12 8 (10.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) SQL
2 3 (3.80%) Python
2 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (37.97%) Degree
2 28 (35.44%) CISA
3 20 (25.32%) CISM
4 19 (24.05%) CEH
5 18 (22.78%) GIAC
6 11 (13.92%) SSCP
7 9 (11.39%) CISMP
8 8 (10.13%) GCIA
8 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
9 6 (7.59%) MBA
10 2 (2.53%) MCSE
10 2 (2.53%) MCSA
10 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.27%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (49.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (29.11%) PCI DSS
3 9 (11.39%) COBIT
4 1 (1.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (11.39%) Cisco
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
1 9 (11.39%) Red Hat
2 8 (10.13%) Splunk
2 8 (10.13%) ArcSight
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) Sourcefire
4 4 (5.06%) LogRhythm
5 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.27%) Symantec
6 1 (1.27%) Sophos
6 1 (1.27%) Websense
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36491 - £42930 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Glasgow
PWC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago