Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 87 68
Rank change year-on-year -30 -19 +57
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 24 56 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.94% 2.24% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.66% 8.45% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 21 43 55
Edinburgh median annual salary £72,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.10% -4.55% +12.13%
10th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £135,000 £71,250 £68,000
Scotland median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £45,925
% change year-on-year +19.05% +14.32% -6.37%

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 655 663 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 25.79% 26.47% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 383 424 534
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £26,075
90th Percentile £65,600 £65,000 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -

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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) CISA
3 9 (37.50%) CISM
4 8 (33.33%) Information Security
5 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
5 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) Symantec
6 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (20.83%) XenApp
7 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.83%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) Banking
7 5 (20.83%) Degree
8 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (16.67%) PMI
8 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) MBA
8 4 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 4 (16.67%) IT Strategy
8 4 (16.67%) Master's Degree
9 3 (12.50%) GDPR
9 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
9 3 (12.50%) Puppet

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 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) MPLS
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Architect
2 9 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Security Manager
4 3 (12.50%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Audit Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (8.33%) Head of Security
5 2 (8.33%) IT Audit Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.67%) PMI
3 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
1 10 (41.67%) TOGAF
2 9 (37.50%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) Information Security
4 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
5 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (20.83%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 4 (16.67%) IT Strategy
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 3 (12.50%) OWASP
8 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
8 3 (12.50%) SIEM
8 3 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (8.33%) Internal Audit
9 2 (8.33%) IT Audit
9 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) CISA
1 9 (37.50%) CISM
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 4 (16.67%) Master's Degree
3 4 (16.67%) MBA
3 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.33%) PCI QSA
4 2 (8.33%) SSCP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) GDPR
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (12.50%) PA-DSS
1 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Ansible
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Citrix
2 6 (25.00%) Symantec
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) CyberArk
4 3 (12.50%) Varonis
5 2 (8.33%) CA
5 2 (8.33%) Google
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Qualys
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat