Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 94 75
Rank change year-on-year -21 -19 -4
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 29 46 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.10% 2.07% 2.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 8.98% 10.23%
Number of salaries quoted 21 38 50
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% - -8.70%
10th Percentile £27,000 £38,000 £47,375
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
Scotland median annual salary £48,000 £57,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year -16.16% +9.05% -4.55%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 690 512 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.16% 23.08% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 491 300 485
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for CISSP in Edinburgh

CISSP
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 19 (65.52%) SIEM
2 18 (62.07%) Security Operations
3 16 (55.17%) Degree
4 15 (51.72%) Finance
5 12 (41.38%) Security Operations Centre
5 12 (41.38%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (37.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 11 (37.93%) Threat Intelligence
7 10 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (34.48%) Analytics
7 10 (34.48%) CEH
7 10 (34.48%) Linux
7 10 (34.48%) CISM
8 9 (31.03%) Data Analytics
8 9 (31.03%) Use Case
8 9 (31.03%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (31.03%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (31.03%) Data Science
9 8 (27.59%) Security Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Supplier Management
11 6 (20.69%) Information Security
12 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
12 5 (17.24%) Banking
12 5 (17.24%) Service Management
13 4 (13.79%) COBIT
13 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
13 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
13 4 (13.79%) ITSM
13 4 (13.79%) Security Management
13 4 (13.79%) ITIL

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 2 (6.90%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) FTP
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
1 1 (3.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Security Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Security Manager
3 7 (24.14%) IT Manager
3 7 (24.14%) IT Security Manager
4 5 (17.24%) IT Security Specialist
4 5 (17.24%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) IT Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Senior IT Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Senior IT Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) SIEM Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Due Diligence Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Information Officer
7 1 (3.45%) SIEM Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Cyberattack
4 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) SCADA
4 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) SIEM
2 18 (62.07%) Security Operations
3 12 (41.38%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (37.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 11 (37.93%) Threat Intelligence
5 10 (34.48%) Analytics
6 9 (31.03%) Data Analytics
6 9 (31.03%) Data Science
6 9 (31.03%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (31.03%) Use Case
7 8 (27.59%) Security Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Supplier Management
9 6 (20.69%) Information Security
10 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
10 5 (17.24%) Service Management
11 4 (13.79%) ITIL
11 4 (13.79%) ITSM
11 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
11 4 (13.79%) Security Management
11 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) C#
1 1 (3.45%) C++
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
1 1 (3.45%) PHP
1 1 (3.45%) Python
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Degree
2 10 (34.48%) CEH
2 10 (34.48%) CISM
3 9 (31.03%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (6.90%) GIAC
4 2 (6.90%) IISP
5 1 (3.45%) CCFE
5 1 (3.45%) CEPT
5 1 (3.45%) CISA
5 1 (3.45%) CISMP
5 1 (3.45%) GCFA
5 1 (3.45%) GCFE
5 1 (3.45%) GCIH
5 1 (3.45%) GPEN
5 1 (3.45%) ISEB
5 1 (3.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (3.45%) OSCP
5 1 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (13.79%) COBIT
3 3 (10.34%) GDPR
4 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) ArcSight
1 2 (6.90%) Palo Alto
1 2 (6.90%) Splunk
2 1 (3.45%) Qualys
2 1 (3.45%) Saba
2 1 (3.45%) Trend Micro