Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 131 102
Rank change year-on-year -37 -29 +81
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 55 85 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.99% 1.62% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.06% 6.46% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 45 61 115
Scotland median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £43,750 £46,250 £35,875
90th Percentile £113,000 £67,500 £69,200
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +4.55%

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 1356 1315 1733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.43% 25.08% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 856 739 1185
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,350 £61,700
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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
Glasgow +5 26 £50,750 -0.98%
Edinburgh -57 16 £72,500 +38.10% 1
Stirling 0 2 £80,000 +68.42%
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for CISSP.

1 26 (47.27%) ITIL
2 25 (45.45%) Information Security
3 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (38.18%) CISM
5 20 (36.36%) Finance
5 20 (36.36%) Linux
6 18 (32.73%) Cisco
6 18 (32.73%) Scrum
6 18 (32.73%) TOGAF
7 17 (30.91%) Risk Management
7 17 (30.91%) Firewall
7 17 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (29.09%) CCIE
8 16 (29.09%) WAN
8 16 (29.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (29.09%) Translating Business Requirements
9 15 (27.27%) Network Design
10 14 (25.45%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
10 14 (25.45%) Varonis
10 14 (25.45%) Ansible
10 14 (25.45%) Puppet
11 13 (23.64%) Zachman Framework
11 13 (23.64%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (23.64%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (23.64%) Network Security
11 13 (23.64%) Wireless
11 13 (23.64%) MPLS
12 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
12 12 (21.82%) Blackberry

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 (21.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) IaaS
1 4 (7.27%) PaaS
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) Firewall
2 16 (29.09%) WAN
3 13 (23.64%) MPLS
3 13 (23.64%) Network Security
3 13 (23.64%) Wireless
4 12 (21.82%) Cisco IPT
4 12 (21.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (21.82%) IP Telephony
4 12 (21.82%) LAN
4 12 (21.82%) VPN
5 2 (3.64%) Skype
6 1 (1.82%) Broadband
6 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (36.36%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Legal
3 7 (12.73%) Banking
4 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.45%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Architect
2 12 (21.82%) Network Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Security Manager
4 6 (10.91%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (9.09%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Product Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Security Product Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Service Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Compliance Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Security Compliance Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
2 12 (21.82%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.09%) PMI
4 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) CESG
5 1 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Linux
2 12 (21.82%) Ubuntu
3 4 (7.27%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) ITIL
2 25 (45.45%) Information Security
3 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (32.73%) Scrum
4 18 (32.73%) TOGAF
5 17 (30.91%) Risk Management
6 16 (29.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (29.09%) Translating Business Requirements
7 15 (27.27%) Network Design
8 13 (23.64%) Requirements Analysis
8 13 (23.64%) Technical Architecture
8 13 (23.64%) Zachman Framework
9 12 (21.82%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (21.82%) Network Segmentation
9 12 (21.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (20.00%) Asset Management
11 7 (12.73%) Project Management
12 6 (10.91%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (10.91%) SIEM
12 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) CISM
2 17 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (29.09%) CCIE
4 8 (14.55%) CISA
5 7 (12.73%) Degree
6 6 (10.91%) CASP
6 6 (10.91%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (10.91%) Master's Degree
6 6 (10.91%) MBA
6 6 (10.91%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (9.09%) PMI Certification
8 4 (7.27%) CCDE
8 4 (7.27%) CEH
8 4 (7.27%) MCSA
8 4 (7.27%) MCSE
8 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
8 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.64%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) Government Security Classifications
1 5 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (9.09%) RMADS
2 3 (5.45%) GDPR
2 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.82%) COBIT
3 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) XenApp
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Ansible
1 14 (25.45%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (25.45%) Puppet
2 3 (5.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Cisco
2 14 (25.45%) Varonis
3 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
3 12 (21.82%) CyberArk
3 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
4 11 (20.00%) Charles River
5 5 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) CA
6 2 (3.64%) Google
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) Qualys
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec
7 1 (1.82%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.82%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.82%) VMware