Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 99 72
Rank change year-on-year -30 -27 -2
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 24 42 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.90% 1.83% 2.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 7.18% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16 35 49
Edinburgh median annual salary £57,500 £70,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.86% +33.33% -8.70%
10th Percentile £33,750 £44,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £71,500
Scotland median annual salary £53,750 £57,375 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.32% +9.29% +5.00%

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 694 585 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.07% 25.56% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 489 343 453
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £27,700 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £71,250
Scotland median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -3.53% -3.41% +4.76%

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 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) CISM
3 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (37.50%) SIEM
4 9 (37.50%) Security Operations
4 9 (37.50%) Information Security
5 8 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Supplier Management
7 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (25.00%) Degree
8 5 (20.83%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (20.83%) Service Management
8 5 (20.83%) Security Management
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 4 (16.67%) ITSM
9 4 (16.67%) Banking
9 4 (16.67%) GDPR
9 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (16.67%) Threat Management
9 4 (16.67%) COBIT
9 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
9 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
10 3 (12.50%) Coaching
10 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (12.50%) CEH
10 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) FTP
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
General
1 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 8 (33.33%) Security Manager
1 8 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 7 (29.17%) IT Security Manager
2 7 (29.17%) IT Security Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) IT Risk Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Risk Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Information Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Security Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Internet of Things
2 2 (8.33%) SCADA
2 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Android
1 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Information Security
1 9 (37.50%) Security Operations
1 9 (37.50%) SIEM
2 8 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Supplier Management
4 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (20.83%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) Security Management
5 5 (20.83%) Service Management
6 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 4 (16.67%) ITSM
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Threat Management
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) CISM
2 6 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) CEH
3 3 (12.50%) GIAC
4 2 (8.33%) CISA
4 2 (8.33%) CISMP
4 2 (8.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 2 (8.33%) SANS
5 1 (4.17%) CCFE
5 1 (4.17%) CEPT
5 1 (4.17%) CRISC
5 1 (4.17%) GCFE
5 1 (4.17%) GCIH
5 1 (4.17%) GPEN
5 1 (4.17%) ISEB
5 1 (4.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (4.17%) OSCP
5 1 (4.17%) PCI QSA
5 1 (4.17%) SSCP
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) COBIT
2 4 (16.67%) GDPR
3 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
2 2 (8.33%) Qualys
2 2 (8.33%) Saba
2 2 (8.33%) Trend Micro
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Sophos
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk