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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 72 137 139
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +2
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 95 41 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.98% 1.06% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.00% 4.65% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 52 25 15
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £45,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,000 £47,250
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +7.93%
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
864 882 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.08% 22.91% 28.75%
Number of salaries quoted 538 582 499
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +44 56 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Glasgow +17 21 £43,750 -2.77% 5
Aberdeen - 10 £70,000 -
West Lothian - 8 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £29,000 -
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
Stirling - 1 £55,000 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £27,500 -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 73 (58.87%) Information Security
2 62 (50.00%) Finance
3 50 (40.32%) Degree
4 47 (37.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (35.48%) Cyber Security
6 37 (29.84%) CISA
7 35 (28.23%) Project Management
8 31 (25.00%) CISM
9 29 (23.39%) Risk Management
10 28 (22.58%) SIEM
11 27 (21.77%) Banking
12 26 (20.97%) PCI DSS
13 24 (19.35%) ITIL
13 24 (19.35%) Mentoring
14 22 (17.74%) Firewall
14 22 (17.74%) CEH
14 22 (17.74%) Network Security
14 22 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (16.13%) GIAC
15 20 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
15 20 (16.13%) Retail
15 20 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
16 19 (15.32%) Cryptography
17 18 (14.52%) IIS
17 18 (14.52%) Law
17 18 (14.52%) Security Architecture
18 17 (13.71%) Security Management
18 17 (13.71%) Analytics
19 16 (12.90%) Windows
19 16 (12.90%) Linux

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 18 (14.52%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.74%) Firewall
1 22 (17.74%) Network Security
2 20 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (6.45%) tcpdump
4 6 (4.84%) LAN
4 6 (4.84%) WLAN
5 5 (4.03%) Intranet
5 5 (4.03%) Internet
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco PIX
General
1 62 (50.00%) Finance
2 27 (21.77%) Banking
3 20 (16.13%) Retail
4 18 (14.52%) Law
5 6 (4.84%) Legal
5 6 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (21.77%) Analyst
1 27 (21.77%) Consultant
2 26 (20.97%) Security Analyst
3 19 (15.32%) Security Consultant
3 19 (15.32%) Security Manager
4 14 (11.29%) Security Officer
5 13 (10.48%) Information Security Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Information Analyst
6 12 (9.68%) Information Security Officer
6 12 (9.68%) Information Manager
6 12 (9.68%) Information Security Manager
7 11 (8.87%) Security Specialist
8 10 (8.06%) Information Security Consultant
9 9 (7.26%) Junior
9 9 (7.26%) Tester
10 8 (6.45%) Network Analyst
10 8 (6.45%) Network Security Analyst
11 7 (5.65%) IT Security Specialist
11 7 (5.65%) Senior Security Consultant
11 7 (5.65%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) XML
1 8 (6.45%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.61%) .NET
2 2 (1.61%) JSP
3 1 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (15.32%) Cryptography
3 14 (11.29%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.45%) Visualisation
4 8 (6.45%) Open Source
5 6 (4.84%) Mobile Payment
5 6 (4.84%) SCADA
5 6 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.61%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.61%) Statistics
7 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.81%) RMADS
7 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.90%) Linux
1 16 (12.90%) Windows
2 7 (5.65%) UNIX
3 1 (0.81%) AIX
3 1 (0.81%) Solaris
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (58.87%) Information Security
2 44 (35.48%) Cyber Security
3 35 (28.23%) Project Management
4 29 (23.39%) Risk Management
5 28 (22.58%) SIEM
6 24 (19.35%) Mentoring
6 24 (19.35%) ITIL
7 20 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
8 18 (14.52%) Security Architecture
9 17 (13.71%) Security Management
9 17 (13.71%) Analytics
10 16 (12.90%) Portfolio Management
10 16 (12.90%) Test Strategy
10 16 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (12.90%) Coaching
10 16 (12.90%) Service Management
10 16 (12.90%) Performance Management
11 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (11.29%) Incident Management
13 13 (10.48%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.84%) SQL
2 3 (2.42%) Python
2 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 50 (40.32%) Degree
2 37 (29.84%) CISA
3 31 (25.00%) CISM
4 22 (17.74%) CEH
5 20 (16.13%) GIAC
6 13 (10.48%) SSCP
7 8 (6.45%) GCIA
8 6 (4.84%) CISMP
8 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.84%) MBA
9 4 (3.23%) CRISC
10 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.61%) MCSE
10 2 (1.61%) MCSA
11 1 (0.81%) CCNA
11 1 (0.81%) ISEB
11 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.81%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.81%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.81%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (37.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (20.97%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.84%) COBIT
4 3 (2.42%) JSP 440
4 3 (2.42%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (12.90%) Splunk
1 16 (12.90%) ArcSight
2 11 (8.87%) Cisco
2 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.87%) Red Hat
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle
4 4 (3.23%) Sourcefire
4 4 (3.23%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec
6 1 (0.81%) Sophos
6 1 (0.81%) Websense
6 1 (0.81%) Hyland
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ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £50700 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
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Salary: £34000 - £41500 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £64000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago