The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 89 138 132
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -6
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 84 38 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.55% 1.03% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.29% 4.25% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 59 24 17
Average salary £50,000 £44,500 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% -9.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £40,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £60,350 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,600 £51,000
% change year-on-year
+6.58% +1.17%
CISSP
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
904 894 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.44% 24.23% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 624 563 504
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +30 58 £55,000 +12.13% 5
Glasgow +9 21 £42,000 +5.00% 2
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £68,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 123 (74.10%) Information Security
2 98 (59.04%) Finance
3 86 (51.81%) Degree
4 85 (51.20%) CISM
5 65 (39.16%) Cyber Security
6 61 (36.75%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (30.12%) Cryptography
8 48 (28.92%) Incident Management
8 48 (28.92%) Law
9 47 (28.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 47 (28.31%) Network Security
10 44 (26.51%) Legal
11 42 (25.30%) Data Security
12 41 (24.70%) Risk Management
12 41 (24.70%) Banking
13 38 (22.89%) SIEM
14 34 (20.48%) Project Management
14 34 (20.48%) Management Information System
14 34 (20.48%) CISA
14 34 (20.48%) Retail
14 34 (20.48%) PCI DSS
15 28 (16.87%) ITIL
16 27 (16.27%) Security Management
17 25 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (14.46%) Risk Assessment
19 22 (13.25%) Data Centre
20 20 (12.05%) Vulnerability Management
20 20 (12.05%) Security Architecture
21 19 (11.45%) Splunk
21 19 (11.45%) CISMP

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 16 (9.64%) IIS
2 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.31%) Network Security
2 7 (4.22%) Firewall
3 5 (3.01%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.41%) Intranet
4 4 (2.41%) Internet
5 3 (1.81%) LAN
5 3 (1.81%) WLAN
6 2 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.22%) DB2
2 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 98 (59.04%) Finance
2 48 (28.92%) Law
3 44 (26.51%) Legal
4 41 (24.70%) Banking
5 34 (20.48%) Retail
6 10 (6.02%) Corporate Banking
7 8 (4.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (36.14%) Analyst
2 50 (30.12%) Security Analyst
3 48 (28.92%) Information Analyst
3 48 (28.92%) Information Security Analyst
4 37 (22.29%) Consultant
4 37 (22.29%) Security Consultant
5 16 (9.64%) IT Consultant
5 16 (9.64%) IT Security Consultant
6 15 (9.04%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (8.43%) Security Specialist
8 13 (7.83%) Information Security Consultant
9 11 (6.63%) Security Engineer
9 11 (6.63%) IT Security Specialist
9 11 (6.63%) Incident Analyst
10 9 (5.42%) Senior Information Analyst
10 9 (5.42%) Lead Security Consultant
10 9 (5.42%) Senior Information Security Analyst
10 9 (5.42%) Senior Security Analyst
10 9 (5.42%) Security Manager
10 9 (5.42%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) XML
1 2 (1.20%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 61 (36.75%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (30.12%) Cryptography
3 34 (20.48%) Management Information System
4 22 (13.25%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.82%) Mobile Payment
5 8 (4.82%) SCADA
6 7 (4.22%) SWIFT
7 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.41%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.41%) PKI
8 4 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.20%) BYOD
10 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.64%) Windows
2 11 (6.63%) UNIX
3 6 (3.61%) Linux
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (74.10%) Information Security
2 65 (39.16%) Cyber Security
3 48 (28.92%) Incident Management
4 42 (25.30%) Data Security
5 41 (24.70%) Risk Management
6 38 (22.89%) SIEM
7 34 (20.48%) Project Management
8 28 (16.87%) ITIL
9 27 (16.27%) Security Management
10 25 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (14.46%) Risk Assessment
12 20 (12.05%) Security Architecture
12 20 (12.05%) Vulnerability Management
13 18 (10.84%) Analytics
14 16 (9.64%) Portfolio Management
14 16 (9.64%) Performance Management
14 16 (9.64%) Business Continuity
14 16 (9.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 15 (9.04%) Test Strategy
16 13 (7.83%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (51.81%) Degree
2 85 (51.20%) CISM
3 34 (20.48%) CISA
4 19 (11.45%) CISMP
5 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.01%) SSCP
7 4 (2.41%) CRISC
7 4 (2.41%) CEH
8 3 (1.81%) MBA
8 3 (1.81%) GIAC
8 3 (1.81%) CCNA
8 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.20%) MCSE
9 2 (1.20%) CCNP
9 2 (1.20%) MCTS
9 2 (1.20%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.60%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (28.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (20.48%) PCI DSS
3 10 (6.02%) COBIT
4 5 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.41%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.60%) COSO
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (11.45%) Splunk
2 14 (8.43%) ArcSight
3 13 (7.83%) Oracle
4 12 (7.23%) Symantec
5 8 (4.82%) McAfee
6 7 (4.22%) Sophos
6 7 (4.22%) Websense
7 6 (3.61%) IBM
8 5 (3.01%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.01%) IronPort
9 4 (2.41%) Cisco
10 2 (1.20%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.20%) Proofpoint
10 2 (1.20%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.60%) Informatica
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