Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 76 73
Rank change year-on-year -61 -3 +45
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 16 56 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.60% 2.44% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 9.81% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 13 42 60
Edinburgh median annual salary £72,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.10% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £53,750 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £135,000 £67,500 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +5.26%

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 723 571 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.89% 24.88% 29.13%
Number of salaries quoted 435 344 576
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,900 £24,625
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,375 £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +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 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for CISSP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Scrum
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 6 (37.50%) Information Security
3 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 6 (37.50%) CISA
3 6 (37.50%) CISM
3 6 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (37.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (31.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 5 (31.25%) Master's Degree
4 5 (31.25%) XenApp
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) MBA
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) PMI
4 5 (31.25%) PMI Certification
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Puppet
5 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (25.00%) Varonis
5 4 (25.00%) Ansible
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010

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 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) MPLS
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
1 2 (12.50%) Skype
1 2 (12.50%) VPN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Audit Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Audit Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Information Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
1 5 (31.25%) PMI
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
1 8 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 6 (37.50%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (31.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Network Design
5 2 (12.50%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 2 (12.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CISA
1 6 (37.50%) CISM
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Master's Degree
2 5 (31.25%) MBA
2 5 (31.25%) PMI Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCIE
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Ansible
1 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Varonis
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) CyberArk
3 2 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Charles River
4 1 (6.25%) Qualys