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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 59 47 53
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 32 51 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.89% 3.89% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.81% 13.28% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 24
Median salary £52,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.95% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 271 384 398
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 24.48% 29.27% 29.68%
Number of salaries quoted 155 266 235
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,000 £67,500
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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

CISSP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 27 (50.94%) CISM
2 24 (45.28%) Information Security
3 19 (35.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (32.08%) Finance
5 14 (26.42%) ITIL
6 11 (20.75%) Risk Management
7 10 (18.87%) Symantec
7 10 (18.87%) Data Protection
7 10 (18.87%) PCI DSS
7 10 (18.87%) Degree
8 9 (16.98%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
8 9 (16.98%) CISA
8 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (13.21%) TOGAF
10 7 (13.21%) COBIT
10 7 (13.21%) CyberArk
10 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (13.21%) SSCP
11 6 (11.32%) Project Management
11 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
11 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
11 6 (11.32%) IT Strategy
12 5 (9.43%) IISP
12 5 (9.43%) GDPR
12 5 (9.43%) OWASP
12 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
12 5 (9.43%) Cisco IPT

CISSP
Top Related 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 5 (9.43%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (7.55%) Network Security
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Big Data
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (32.08%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Law
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Security Manager
2 11 (20.75%) IT Manager
3 9 (16.98%) Head of Security
4 8 (15.09%) Information Manager
4 8 (15.09%) Information Security Manager
4 8 (15.09%) IT Security Manager
5 7 (13.21%) Architect
5 7 (13.21%) Head of Infrastructure
5 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Security Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Compliance Manager
7 5 (9.43%) Data Protection Officer
7 5 (9.43%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Network Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Head of IT Security
10 2 (3.77%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
1 9 (16.98%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.55%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) CentOS
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Information Security
2 14 (26.42%) ITIL
3 11 (20.75%) Risk Management
4 10 (18.87%) Data Protection
5 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.09%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (13.21%) TOGAF
8 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (11.32%) IT Strategy
8 6 (11.32%) Project Management
8 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Asset Management
9 5 (9.43%) ITSM
9 5 (9.43%) OWASP
9 5 (9.43%) Scrum
9 5 (9.43%) Security Operations
9 5 (9.43%) Service Management
9 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
10 4 (7.55%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 27 (50.94%) CISM
2 10 (18.87%) Degree
3 9 (16.98%) CISA
4 7 (13.21%) SSCP
5 5 (9.43%) IISP
6 3 (5.66%) PCI QSA
6 3 (5.66%) SANS
7 1 (1.89%) CISMP
7 1 (1.89%) CRISC
7 1 (1.89%) MCSA
7 1 (1.89%) MCSE
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (18.87%) PCI DSS
3 7 (13.21%) COBIT
4 5 (9.43%) GDPR
5 3 (5.66%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Ansible
1 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Symantec
2 7 (13.21%) CyberArk
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.55%) ArcSight
4 4 (7.55%) Splunk
5 3 (5.66%) Citrix
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco
6 2 (3.77%) Google
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) VMware
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum + 20% pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago