The first table below looks at the demand for CISSP in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CISSP over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 121 142 149
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 42 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.15% 0.59% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 2.13% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 28 14 6
Average salary £49,025 £46,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.57% +11.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £29,500 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,850 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
849 893 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.32% 27.71% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 552 527 669
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

CISSP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

CISSP
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

CISSP Salary Trend in Scotland

CISSP
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CISSP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

CISSP Salary Histogram in Scotland

CISSP
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 28 £49,050 -7.88% 1
Glasgow -5 12 £40,000 -5.88% 4
West Lothian - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £53,000 -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 37 (54.41%) Information Security
2 35 (51.47%) Finance
3 24 (35.29%) CISA
4 22 (32.35%) CISM
4 22 (32.35%) CEH
4 22 (32.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (30.88%) Management Information System
6 19 (27.94%) Security Management
7 17 (25.00%) Firewall
7 17 (25.00%) ITIL
7 17 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (23.53%) Incident Management
9 14 (20.59%) Degree
10 13 (19.12%) Network Security
10 13 (19.12%) Data Security
10 13 (19.12%) SIEM
11 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 12 (17.65%) Banking
12 10 (14.71%) TOGAF
13 9 (13.24%) GIAC
13 9 (13.24%) Legal
13 9 (13.24%) Project Management
13 9 (13.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (13.24%) Information Assurance
14 8 (11.76%) Security Architecture
14 8 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
14 8 (11.76%) QA
15 7 (10.29%) Time Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.00%) Firewall
2 13 (19.12%) Network Security
3 6 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.35%) VPN
4 5 (7.35%) Wireless
4 5 (7.35%) tcpdump
5 4 (5.88%) DNS
6 3 (4.41%) LDAP
6 3 (4.41%) SSL
6 3 (4.41%) Kerberos
6 3 (4.41%) IPsec
6 3 (4.41%) TACACS
7 2 (2.94%) HTTP
8 1 (1.47%) DHCP
8 1 (1.47%) FTP
8 1 (1.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.47%) Big Data
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 35 (51.47%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Banking
3 9 (13.24%) Legal
4 7 (10.29%) Financial Institution
5 6 (8.82%) Retail
5 6 (8.82%) Retail Banking
6 5 (7.35%) Publishing
6 5 (7.35%) Law
7 3 (4.41%) Electronics
7 3 (4.41%) Advertising
8 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Security Specialist
2 18 (26.47%) Analyst
3 17 (25.00%) Security Analyst
4 12 (17.65%) Security Manager
5 11 (16.18%) IT Security Specialist
6 8 (11.76%) Information Specialist
6 8 (11.76%) Information Security Specialist
7 7 (10.29%) Auditor
7 7 (10.29%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (10.29%) Information Manager
7 7 (10.29%) Coordinator
8 6 (8.82%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Network Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Consultant
10 4 (5.88%) Senior IT Security Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Risk Manager
11 3 (4.41%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) LAMP
2 1 (1.47%) COM
2 1 (1.47%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.88%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.29%) Mathematics
4 5 (7.35%) PKI
5 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.94%) CESG
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) PMI
6 1 (1.47%) GIS
6 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) Information Security
2 19 (27.94%) Security Management
3 17 (25.00%) ITIL
3 17 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 16 (23.53%) Incident Management
5 13 (19.12%) Data Security
5 13 (19.12%) SIEM
6 10 (14.71%) TOGAF
7 9 (13.24%) Project Management
7 9 (13.24%) Information Assurance
8 8 (11.76%) Security Architecture
8 8 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (10.29%) Time Management
9 7 (10.29%) Business Continuity
9 7 (10.29%) Information Security Management
10 5 (7.35%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (7.35%) Security Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Risk Management
10 5 (7.35%) ISMS
11 3 (4.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) C
1 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) CISA
2 22 (32.35%) CISM
2 22 (32.35%) CEH
3 14 (20.59%) Degree
4 12 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.24%) GIAC
6 7 (10.29%) BC Cleared
6 7 (10.29%) DV Cleared
7 5 (7.35%) GCIA
8 3 (4.41%) SSCP
8 3 (4.41%) CRISC
8 3 (4.41%) CGEIT
9 2 (2.94%) ISACA
10 1 (1.47%) CAPM
10 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.47%) MCSE
10 1 (1.47%) MCSA
10 1 (1.47%) CCNA
10 1 (1.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (13.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (11.76%) QA
4 7 (10.29%) BS25999
4 7 (10.29%) COBIT
5 4 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Workstation
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) NFS
2 1 (1.47%) XenApp
2 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Cisco
2 4 (5.88%) VMware
3 3 (4.41%) Juniper
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Sun
3 3 (4.41%) F5
4 2 (2.94%) Splunk
4 2 (2.94%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.94%) Twitter
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
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