Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 147 88
Rank change year-on-year -13 -59 +115
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 66 90 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.23% 1.59% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.20% 6.06% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 53 65 122
Scotland median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £45,925
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +14.32% -6.37%
10th Percentile £44,000 £45,200 £35,875
90th Percentile £76,000 £71,250 £67,950
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1270 1485 1656
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.62% 26.17% 26.40%
Number of salaries quoted 770 865 1124
Scotland median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +25 32 £57,250 +21.16%
Edinburgh -30 24 £72,500 +38.10% 4
Inverclyde - 2 £66,000 -
Stirling +15 1 - - 1
Falkirk - 1 £48,500 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 31 (46.97%) Information Security
2 25 (37.88%) CISM
3 24 (36.36%) ITIL
4 23 (34.85%) Risk Management
4 23 (34.85%) Finance
5 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (24.24%) TOGAF
7 14 (21.21%) Linux
8 13 (19.70%) Scrum
8 13 (19.70%) CISA
8 13 (19.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (18.18%) Firewall
9 12 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (16.67%) GDPR
10 11 (16.67%) Cisco
10 11 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 10 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (13.64%) CCIE
12 9 (13.64%) WAN
12 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
12 9 (13.64%) Translating Business Requirements
12 9 (13.64%) SIEM
13 8 (12.12%) Network Design
13 8 (12.12%) Network Security
13 8 (12.12%) Project Management
14 7 (10.61%) Citrix
14 7 (10.61%) Legal
14 7 (10.61%) Data Protection

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 5 (7.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) IaaS
1 5 (7.58%) PaaS
1 5 (7.58%) SaaS
2 3 (4.55%) Office 365
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) Firewall
2 9 (13.64%) WAN
3 8 (12.12%) Network Security
4 6 (9.09%) MPLS
4 6 (9.09%) Wireless
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (7.58%) IP Telephony
5 5 (7.58%) LAN
5 5 (7.58%) VPN
6 2 (3.03%) Skype
7 1 (1.52%) Broadband
7 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
2 7 (10.61%) Legal
3 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Architect
2 15 (22.73%) Security Manager
3 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Compliance Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Network Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Product Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Security Product Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Service Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.06%) PMI
5 3 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Ubuntu
2 5 (7.58%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.97%) Information Security
2 24 (36.36%) ITIL
3 23 (34.85%) Risk Management
4 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (24.24%) TOGAF
6 13 (19.70%) Scrum
7 12 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (13.64%) SIEM
9 9 (13.64%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (12.12%) Network Design
10 8 (12.12%) Project Management
11 7 (10.61%) Data Protection
11 7 (10.61%) Zachman Framework
12 6 (9.09%) IT Strategy
12 6 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (9.09%) Security Operations
12 6 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.06%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) CISM
2 13 (19.70%) CISA
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (13.64%) CCIE
5 7 (10.61%) Degree
6 6 (9.09%) CASP
6 6 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (9.09%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (7.58%) MCSA
7 5 (7.58%) MCSE
7 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (6.06%) CCDE
8 4 (6.06%) CEH
8 4 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (6.06%) Master's Degree
8 4 (6.06%) MBA
8 4 (6.06%) PMI Certification
8 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.67%) GDPR
2 11 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (7.58%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (7.58%) RMADS
4 3 (4.55%) PA-DSS
5 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.52%) ISO 22301
6 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) XenApp
2 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) Ansible
1 7 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.61%) Puppet
2 4 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Cisco
2 7 (10.61%) Citrix
2 7 (10.61%) CyberArk
2 7 (10.61%) Varonis
3 6 (9.09%) Symantec
4 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
4 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.06%) Charles River
6 2 (3.03%) CA
6 2 (3.03%) Google
6 2 (3.03%) Qualys
7 1 (1.52%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.52%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.52%) VMware