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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 127 127 128
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 37 32 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.08% 1.01% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 4.05% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 21
Average salary £45,000 £45,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +7.36%
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
857 790 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.94% 24.90% 32.04%
Number of salaries quoted 558 501 616
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -14 22 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Glasgow +5 10 £40,000 -11.11%
West Lothian 0 2 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £53,000 -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 45 (59.21%) Information Security
2 35 (46.05%) Finance
3 34 (44.74%) CEH
4 26 (34.21%) ITIL
5 25 (32.89%) Security Management
6 23 (30.26%) Firewall
7 20 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (25.00%) CISA
8 19 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 19 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 18 (23.68%) Incident Management
9 18 (23.68%) Network Security
10 17 (22.37%) CISM
11 15 (19.74%) Risk Management
11 15 (19.74%) Banking
12 14 (18.42%) Degree
12 14 (18.42%) SIEM
13 13 (17.11%) Legal
14 12 (15.79%) Information Security Management
14 12 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (14.47%) Retail
15 11 (14.47%) Law
15 11 (14.47%) GIAC
16 10 (13.16%) SSCP
16 10 (13.16%) Windows
16 10 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
17 9 (11.84%) ISMS
17 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
17 9 (11.84%) VPN
17 9 (11.84%) Cisco

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (6.58%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (30.26%) Firewall
2 18 (23.68%) Network Security
3 12 (15.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (11.84%) Wireless
4 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.84%) VPN
5 4 (5.26%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.32%) DHCP
6 1 (1.32%) DNS
6 1 (1.32%) SAN
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 15 (19.74%) Banking
3 13 (17.11%) Legal
4 11 (14.47%) Law
4 11 (14.47%) Retail
5 6 (7.89%) Financial Institution
6 5 (6.58%) Retail Banking
7 4 (5.26%) Publishing
8 2 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Security Specialist
2 22 (28.95%) Security Analyst
2 22 (28.95%) Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) IT Security Specialist
3 13 (17.11%) Security Manager
4 11 (14.47%) Information Security Specialist
4 11 (14.47%) Information Specialist
5 8 (10.53%) Information Manager
5 8 (10.53%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Information Security Manager
6 7 (9.21%) Tester
6 7 (9.21%) Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Risk Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Junior Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Junior
10 2 (2.63%) Security Architect
10 2 (2.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) XML
1 6 (7.89%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.89%) Visualisation
2 6 (7.89%) Open Source
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) CESG
4 2 (2.63%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) PMI
5 1 (1.32%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (59.21%) Information Security
2 26 (34.21%) ITIL
3 25 (32.89%) Security Management
4 19 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (23.68%) Incident Management
6 15 (19.74%) Risk Management
7 14 (18.42%) SIEM
8 12 (15.79%) Information Security Management
9 10 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
10 9 (11.84%) Data Security
10 9 (11.84%) Project Management
10 9 (11.84%) ISMS
11 8 (10.53%) Analytics
12 7 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2
13 6 (7.89%) Cyber Security
13 6 (7.89%) Security Architecture
14 5 (6.58%) Security Testing
14 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
14 5 (6.58%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (44.74%) CEH
2 19 (25.00%) CISA
3 17 (22.37%) CISM
4 14 (18.42%) Degree
5 11 (14.47%) GIAC
6 10 (13.16%) SSCP
7 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.26%) GCIA
8 3 (3.95%) CRISC
9 2 (2.63%) CGEIT
9 2 (2.63%) MCSE
9 2 (2.63%) MCSA
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.32%) PMP
10 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.32%) CCNA
10 1 (1.32%) ISEB
10 1 (1.32%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) NFS
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) XenApp
1 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Cisco
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.26%) Splunk
3 4 (5.26%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.32%) VMware
4 1 (1.32%) HP
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix
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