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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Rank 66 152 142
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -10
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 104 28 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.28% 0.69% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.43% 3.00% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 59 16 16
Average salary £55,000 £54,599 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.73% +55.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £45,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £86,250 £68,750
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
837 932 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.36% 23.09% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 516 606 506
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £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 17 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 17 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
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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 +55 57 £55,500 -7.50% 2
Glasgow +35 30 £43,750 -2.77% 2
West Lothian - 9 - -
Aberdeen - 9 £70,000 -
Dundee - 2 £70,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £29,000 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £27,500 -
CISSP
UK

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 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 81 (63.28%) Information Security
2 71 (55.47%) Finance
3 58 (45.31%) Degree
4 56 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (37.50%) Cyber Security
6 37 (28.91%) CISM
6 37 (28.91%) Project Management
7 32 (25.00%) CISA
7 32 (25.00%) PCI DSS
8 31 (24.22%) SIEM
9 30 (23.44%) Network Security
10 29 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (21.09%) Law
11 27 (21.09%) Cryptography
12 26 (20.31%) Mentoring
13 24 (18.75%) Banking
13 24 (18.75%) Risk Management
14 23 (17.97%) Risk Assessment
15 21 (16.41%) Data Security
15 21 (16.41%) ITIL
15 21 (16.41%) Security Architecture
16 20 (15.63%) IIS
16 20 (15.63%) Firewall
16 20 (15.63%) CEH
16 20 (15.63%) Incident Management
17 19 (14.84%) Service Management
18 18 (14.06%) Security Management
18 18 (14.06%) GIAC
18 18 (14.06%) Intrusion Detection
18 18 (14.06%) Performance Management

CISSP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 20 (15.63%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.44%) Network Security
2 20 (15.63%) Firewall
3 18 (14.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (6.25%) tcpdump
5 7 (5.47%) Intranet
5 7 (5.47%) Internet
6 6 (4.69%) LAN
6 6 (4.69%) WLAN
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
General
1 71 (55.47%) Finance
2 27 (21.09%) Law
3 24 (18.75%) Banking
4 15 (11.72%) Retail
5 10 (7.81%) Legal
6 7 (5.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 32 (25.00%) Analyst
2 31 (24.22%) Security Analyst
3 30 (23.44%) Consultant
4 22 (17.19%) Security Consultant
5 19 (14.84%) Information Analyst
5 19 (14.84%) Information Security Analyst
6 17 (13.28%) Security Manager
7 14 (10.94%) Security Officer
8 12 (9.38%) Information Security Officer
8 12 (9.38%) Information Manager
8 12 (9.38%) Information Security Consultant
8 12 (9.38%) Information Security Manager
9 10 (7.81%) Security Specialist
10 8 (6.25%) Network Analyst
10 8 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
11 7 (5.47%) Senior Security Analyst
11 7 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (5.47%) Senior Manager
12 6 (4.69%) Senior Consultant
12 6 (4.69%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) XML
1 6 (4.69%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.56%) .NET
2 2 (1.56%) JSP
3 1 (0.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (21.09%) Cryptography
3 14 (10.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.47%) SCADA
4 7 (5.47%) Mobile Payment
5 6 (4.69%) Visualisation
5 6 (4.69%) Open Source
5 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.56%) Statistics
7 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.78%) RMADS
7 1 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.72%) Linux
2 14 (10.94%) Windows
3 7 (5.47%) UNIX
4 2 (1.56%) AIX
5 1 (0.78%) Solaris
5 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (63.28%) Information Security
2 48 (37.50%) Cyber Security
3 37 (28.91%) Project Management
4 31 (24.22%) SIEM
5 26 (20.31%) Mentoring
6 24 (18.75%) Risk Management
7 23 (17.97%) Risk Assessment
8 21 (16.41%) Data Security
8 21 (16.41%) ITIL
8 21 (16.41%) Security Architecture
9 20 (15.63%) Incident Management
10 19 (14.84%) Service Management
11 18 (14.06%) Security Management
11 18 (14.06%) Performance Management
11 18 (14.06%) Portfolio Management
11 18 (14.06%) Test Strategy
11 18 (14.06%) Vulnerability Management
11 18 (14.06%) Analytics
11 18 (14.06%) Coaching
12 13 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) SQL
2 3 (2.34%) Python
2 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 58 (45.31%) Degree
2 37 (28.91%) CISM
3 32 (25.00%) CISA
4 20 (15.63%) CEH
5 18 (14.06%) GIAC
6 11 (8.59%) SSCP
7 8 (6.25%) GCIA
7 8 (6.25%) CISMP
8 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.69%) MBA
10 4 (3.13%) CRISC
11 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.56%) MCSE
11 2 (1.56%) MCSA
12 1 (0.78%) CCNA
12 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.78%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.78%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.25%) COBIT
4 3 (2.34%) JSP 440
5 2 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (14.06%) Splunk
1 18 (14.06%) ArcSight
2 9 (7.03%) Cisco
2 9 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) Red Hat
3 6 (4.69%) Oracle
4 4 (3.13%) Sourcefire
4 4 (3.13%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.78%) Symantec
6 1 (0.78%) Sophos
6 1 (0.78%) Websense
6 1 (0.78%) Hyland
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