Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 114 96
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18 +26
Contract jobs citing CISSP 21 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.91% 0.87% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.61% 10.55% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 10
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £475 £541
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -12.24% +6.13%
10th Percentile £431 £363 £413
90th Percentile £658 £599 £950
Scotland median daily rate £538 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +19.44% -5.26% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 244 237 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.52% 8.28% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 160 156
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £206
90th Percentile £600 £544 £613
Scotland median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.25 £13.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +232.69% -75.00% +240.98%
10th Percentile £14.89 £13.00 £45.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.45 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £28.44 £15.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +89.62% -53.85% -13.33%

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 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) CISM
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) TOGAF
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 7 (33.33%) Information Security
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (23.81%) ISMS
6 5 (23.81%) Security Architecture
6 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (23.81%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (19.05%) Network Segmentation
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Identity Management
7 4 (19.05%) Internet
7 4 (19.05%) OWASP
7 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 4 (19.05%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (19.05%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Web Filtering
7 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP

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 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security
3 3 (14.29%) VPN
4 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.76%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.76%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Information Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Security Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (9.52%) CESG
3 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) AIX
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) TOGAF
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Information Security
2 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) ISMS
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (23.81%) Security Architecture
4 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) Threat Modelling
4 5 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (19.05%) Identity Management
5 4 (19.05%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (19.05%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (19.05%) Network Segmentation
5 4 (19.05%) OWASP
5 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Web Filtering
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CISM
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 3 (14.29%) CCIE
3 3 (14.29%) CISA
3 3 (14.29%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (9.52%) CASP
4 2 (9.52%) CEH
4 2 (9.52%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (9.52%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) ISSAP
5 1 (4.76%) CCSP
5 1 (4.76%) GIAC
5 1 (4.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (14.29%) RMADS
4 1 (4.76%) COBIT
4 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Splunk
3 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) CyberArk
3 1 (4.76%) EMC
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Varonis
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas
3 1 (4.76%) VMware