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 3 months to 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 70 60
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 11 26 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.97% 2.11% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 7.67% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 13
Median salary £72,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.09% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £88,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,272
% change year-on-year -4.34% +7.93%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 287 339 309
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.33% 27.52% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 166 220 184
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing CISSP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 May 2017, IT jobs citing CISSP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 19 (48.72%) CISM
2 16 (41.03%) Finance
3 14 (35.90%) ITIL
3 14 (35.90%) Information Security
4 12 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 11 (28.21%) Symantec
5 11 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (25.64%) CISA
7 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.51%) TOGAF
7 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (17.95%) SSCP
8 7 (17.95%) Data Protection
8 7 (17.95%) CyberArk
9 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
9 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
9 6 (15.38%) Security Testing
9 6 (15.38%) OWASP
9 6 (15.38%) GDPR
9 6 (15.38%) IT Strategy
9 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
9 6 (15.38%) Degree
9 6 (15.38%) COBIT
9 6 (15.38%) Scrum
10 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
10 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
10 5 (12.82%) ITSM

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Security Manager
2 11 (28.21%) IT Manager
3 8 (20.51%) Architect
3 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (20.51%) IT Security Manager
4 7 (17.95%) Head of Infrastructure
4 7 (17.95%) Head of Security
5 6 (15.38%) Information Manager
5 6 (15.38%) Information Security Manager
6 5 (12.82%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Audit Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Audit Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Officer
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.56%) IT Audit Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) IT Audit Manager
8 1 (2.56%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Cybercrime
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Information Security
1 14 (35.90%) ITIL
2 12 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (20.51%) TOGAF
4 7 (17.95%) Data Protection
5 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.38%) IT Strategy
5 6 (15.38%) OWASP
5 6 (15.38%) Scrum
5 6 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
6 5 (12.82%) ITSM
6 5 (12.82%) Service Management
6 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
7 4 (10.26%) Data Security
7 4 (10.26%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (10.26%) Security Management
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) CISM
2 10 (25.64%) CISA
3 7 (17.95%) SSCP
4 6 (15.38%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) PCI QSA
5 3 (7.69%) SANS
6 1 (2.56%) CRISC
6 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.56%) MBA
6 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (15.38%) COBIT
2 6 (15.38%) GDPR
2 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 4 (10.26%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Ansible
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Symantec
2 7 (17.95%) CyberArk
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits package
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Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
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