Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for CISSP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 134 125
Rank change year-on-year -42 -9 +59
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 51 65 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.93% 1.39% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 5.92% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 40 50 69
Scotland median annual salary £67,500 £56,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% +6.01%
10th Percentile £27,000 £39,875 £40,600
90th Percentile £75,375 £67,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.84% +6.36%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,260 1,098 1,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.91% 23.53% 27.09%
Number of salaries quoted 831 687 1,107
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.63% +3.01%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £57,800 £62,200
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing CISSP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for CISSP in Scotland

CISSP
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CISSP in Scotland.

Salary trend for CISSP in Scotland

CISSP
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CISSP in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CISSP in Scotland

CISSP
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CISSP within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -41 24 £48,750 -7.14% 1
Glasgow -26 11 £47,500 -23.66%
Stirling -6 2 £80,000 +39.13%
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 20 (39.22%) Finance
3 19 (37.25%) Degree
4 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (35.29%) ITIL
4 18 (35.29%) Security Operations
5 17 (33.33%) CISM
5 17 (33.33%) SIEM
6 15 (29.41%) Information Security
7 14 (27.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (25.49%) Firewall
8 13 (25.49%) LAN
8 13 (25.49%) WAN
8 13 (25.49%) CompTIA Security+
8 13 (25.49%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (23.53%) Puppet
9 12 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (23.53%) CyberArk
9 12 (23.53%) Varonis
9 12 (23.53%) Ansible
9 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
9 12 (23.53%) Translating Business Requirements
9 12 (23.53%) Network Segmentation
9 12 (23.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (23.53%) Blackberry
9 12 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (23.53%) VPN
9 12 (23.53%) Cisco

CISSP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 12 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
Business Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) Firewall
1 13 (25.49%) LAN
1 13 (25.49%) WAN
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco IPT
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (23.53%) IP Telephony
2 12 (23.53%) MPLS
2 12 (23.53%) Network Security
2 12 (23.53%) VPN
2 12 (23.53%) Wireless
3 1 (1.96%) FTP
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (1.96%) SSH
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Legal
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Architect
2 12 (23.53%) Network Architect
3 9 (17.65%) IT Manager
3 9 (17.65%) Security Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Consultant
4 7 (13.73%) Security Manager
5 6 (11.76%) Security Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (7.84%) IT Risk Manager
7 4 (7.84%) Risk Manager
8 3 (5.88%) IT Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) IT Security Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Security Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) IT Audit Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Senior IT Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Senior IT Security Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Blackberry
1 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 11 (21.57%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) FMCG
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.92%) PMI
6 1 (1.96%) CESG
6 1 (1.96%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 12 (23.53%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (35.29%) ITIL
1 18 (35.29%) Security Operations
2 17 (33.33%) SIEM
3 15 (29.41%) Information Security
4 14 (27.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (25.49%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (23.53%) Network Design
6 12 (23.53%) Network Segmentation
6 12 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 12 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (23.53%) Scrum
6 12 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (23.53%) TOGAF
6 12 (23.53%) Translating Business Requirements
6 12 (23.53%) Zachman Framework
7 11 (21.57%) Asset Management
7 11 (21.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 11 (21.57%) Security Testing
7 11 (21.57%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.92%) C
2 2 (3.92%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) C++
3 1 (1.96%) Perl
3 1 (1.96%) PHP
3 1 (1.96%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Degree
2 17 (33.33%) CISM
3 13 (25.49%) CompTIA Security+
4 12 (23.53%) CCIE
4 12 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (21.57%) CEH
6 7 (13.73%) CISA
7 4 (7.84%) CASP
7 4 (7.84%) QiCA
7 4 (7.84%) SSCP
8 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (5.88%) Master's Degree
8 3 (5.88%) MBA
9 2 (3.92%) GCIH
9 2 (3.92%) GIAC
9 2 (3.92%) IISP
9 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.96%) CLAS
10 1 (1.96%) GCFA
10 1 (1.96%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.76%) GDPR
3 3 (5.88%) COBIT
3 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.96%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.96%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.96%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) Ansible
1 12 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (23.53%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) CheckPoint
1 12 (23.53%) Cisco
1 12 (23.53%) CyberArk
1 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
1 12 (23.53%) Varonis
2 11 (21.57%) Charles River
3 2 (3.92%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.92%) Qualys
3 2 (3.92%) Splunk
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto