Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 112 126
Rank change year-on-year +23 +14 -19
Contract jobs citing CISSP 20 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.01% 0.86% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 8.90% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £550 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +35.38% -26.14%
10th Percentile £375 £406 £289
90th Percentile £688 £575 £733
Scotland median daily rate £450 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -14.29% +31.25% -17.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £35.00
Scotland median hourly rate - - £38.25

CISSP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 230 281 318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.65% 9.64% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 133 184
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £424 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.07% -6.25%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £560 £538
Scotland median daily rate £415 £390 £361
% change year-on-year +6.41% +7.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00% -17.65%
10th Percentile £16.86 £11.99 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.85 £43.75 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £28.40
% change year-on-year -7.84% -10.21% -26.23%

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in Edinburgh

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CISSP in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for CISSP in Edinburgh

CISSP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 10 (50.00%) Information Security
2 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) ISMS
5 4 (20.00%) RMADS
5 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) CISA
5 4 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
6 3 (15.00%) Architectural Design
6 3 (15.00%) PaaS
6 3 (15.00%) IaaS
6 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (15.00%) Banking
6 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (15.00%) Azure
6 3 (15.00%) AWS
7 2 (10.00%) Network Security
7 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Incident Management

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Azure
1 3 (15.00%) IaaS
1 3 (15.00%) PaaS
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.00%) GCP
2 2 (10.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
1 7 (35.00%) Security Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Consultant
3 5 (25.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Security Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP Architect
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IAM Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Compliance Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Audit Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Auditor
6 1 (5.00%) Security Compliance Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Security Presales Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Information Security
2 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (25.00%) ISMS
4 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (15.00%) Architectural Design
7 2 (10.00%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (10.00%) Internal Audit
7 2 (10.00%) IT Audit
7 2 (10.00%) Network Segmentation
7 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
7 2 (10.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CISA
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CISM
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SANS
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) RMADS
2 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (10.00%) COBIT
3 2 (10.00%) NIST
4 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (5.00%) NCSC
4 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Qualys
2 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.00%) CyberArk
2 1 (5.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.00%) Splunk