Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 175 134
Rank change year-on-year +10 -41 -24
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 60 57 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.11% 1.01% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.07% 4.20% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 35 47 60
Scotland median annual salary £51,500 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.60% +19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £80,500 £79,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +7.76%

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 1,183 1,358 1,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.98% 24.04% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 757 860 734
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £58,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +19 38 £52,500 -25.00% 12
Glasgow -14 17 £50,750 -1.46% 4
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 37 (61.67%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (50.00%) CISM
3 28 (46.67%) Information Security
4 26 (43.33%) Finance
5 16 (26.67%) CEH
6 15 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 14 (23.33%) CISA
8 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (21.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (21.67%) SIEM
9 12 (20.00%) Security Architecture
9 12 (20.00%) Security Operations
9 12 (20.00%) Banking
10 11 (18.33%) Degree
10 11 (18.33%) CRISC
11 10 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 10 (16.67%) GDPR
11 10 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
11 10 (16.67%) TOGAF
12 9 (15.00%) CISMP
12 9 (15.00%) Splunk
12 9 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
13 8 (13.33%) SSCP
14 7 (11.67%) Firewall
14 7 (11.67%) Legal
14 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
14 7 (11.67%) Data Protection
14 7 (11.67%) PCI DSS

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 1 (1.67%) SAS
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.67%) IaaS
3 1 (1.67%) PaaS
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) Internet
2 4 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (5.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.67%) QlikView
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (43.33%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Banking
3 7 (11.67%) Legal
4 3 (5.00%) Marketing
5 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Law
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Consultant
1 11 (18.33%) Security Consultant
2 9 (15.00%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Architect
2 9 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 9 (15.00%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Security Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Security Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Information Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Information Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.00%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.33%) CESG
6 2 (3.33%) Cybercrime
6 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.33%) PMI
7 1 (1.67%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.67%) Robotics
7 1 (1.67%) SCADA
7 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (46.67%) Information Security
3 15 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.67%) SIEM
5 12 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 12 (20.00%) Security Operations
6 10 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 10 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
6 10 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 9 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (11.67%) Data Protection
9 6 (10.00%) ITIL
9 6 (10.00%) Security Management
9 6 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
10 5 (8.33%) Coaching
10 5 (8.33%) Data Privacy
10 5 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.33%) Java
3 4 (6.67%) C
3 4 (6.67%) Python
4 3 (5.00%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) C++
4 3 (5.00%) SQL
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (50.00%) CISM
2 16 (26.67%) CEH
3 14 (23.33%) CISA
4 11 (18.33%) CRISC
4 11 (18.33%) Degree
5 10 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
6 9 (15.00%) CISMP
7 8 (13.33%) SSCP
8 6 (10.00%) SANS
9 5 (8.33%) CASP
9 5 (8.33%) GIAC
10 3 (5.00%) CSSLP
10 3 (5.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (3.33%) ISSAP
11 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.67%) CCNA
12 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.67%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (16.67%) GDPR
3 7 (11.67%) PCI DSS
4 6 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (5.00%) COBIT
6 2 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.67%) HIPAA
7 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Firmware
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) QRadar
2 2 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Splunk
2 3 (5.00%) CyberArk
3 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.33%) Symantec
4 1 (1.67%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.67%) Dell
4 1 (1.67%) ForeScout
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.67%) Saba
4 1 (1.67%) Sophos
4 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro
4 1 (1.67%) Varonis