Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 148 139
Rank change year-on-year -30 -9 -61
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 59 74 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.04% 1.40% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.74% 5.97% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32 60 68
Scotland median annual salary £49,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.50% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £46,125 £46,025
90th Percentile £79,750 £77,500 £71,625
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%

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 1,245 1,239 1,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.89% 23.51% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 822 774 902
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16% +4.24%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,675 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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 July 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 22 July 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
Glasgow -3 33 £49,500 -13.73% 7
Edinburgh -17 20 £50,500 -27.86% 9
Inverclyde -1 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £32,000 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 40 (67.80%) Information Security
2 32 (54.24%) CISM
3 29 (49.15%) Finance
4 19 (32.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (32.20%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (28.81%) Risk Management
6 14 (23.73%) ITIL
6 14 (23.73%) Banking
7 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
7 13 (22.03%) CISA
8 12 (20.34%) Degree
9 11 (18.64%) GDPR
10 9 (15.25%) Decision-Making
10 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (13.56%) CEH
11 8 (13.56%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (11.86%) CASP
12 7 (11.86%) Data Privacy
12 7 (11.86%) Security Architecture
12 7 (11.86%) SIEM
12 7 (11.86%) TOGAF
12 7 (11.86%) Data Protection
12 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
12 7 (11.86%) Security Management
13 6 (10.17%) ITSM
13 6 (10.17%) Service Management
13 6 (10.17%) COBIT
13 6 (10.17%) CRISC
13 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills

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 (1.69%) SAS
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) IaaS
1 2 (3.39%) PaaS
1 2 (3.39%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Big Data
2 1 (1.69%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.69%) QlikView
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (49.15%) Finance
2 14 (23.73%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.47%) Investment Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Law
3 5 (8.47%) Legal
3 5 (8.47%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.78%) Publishing
5 3 (5.08%) Military
5 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) Security Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Information Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Information Security Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) Security Manager
6 7 (11.86%) Consultant
7 6 (10.17%) Security Specialist
8 5 (8.47%) Architect
8 5 (8.47%) IT Manager
8 5 (8.47%) IT Security Specialist
8 5 (8.47%) Security Consultant
8 5 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (8.47%) Senior Information Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 4 (6.78%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (6.78%) Security Architect
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
10 3 (5.08%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (6.78%) FMCG
4 4 (6.78%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.08%) SCADA
6 2 (3.39%) CESG
6 2 (3.39%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.39%) Social Media
7 1 (1.69%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Android
1 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Unix
2 1 (1.69%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) Information Security
2 19 (32.20%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (28.81%) Risk Management
4 14 (23.73%) ITIL
5 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (15.25%) Decision-Making
7 7 (11.86%) Data Privacy
7 7 (11.86%) Data Protection
7 7 (11.86%) Security Architecture
7 7 (11.86%) Security Management
7 7 (11.86%) SIEM
7 7 (11.86%) TOGAF
8 6 (10.17%) ITSM
8 6 (10.17%) Service Management
9 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.47%) Information Security Management
9 5 (8.47%) ITIL V3
9 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (8.47%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) C#
2 1 (1.69%) C++
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (54.24%) CISM
2 13 (22.03%) CISA
3 12 (20.34%) Degree
4 8 (13.56%) CEH
4 8 (13.56%) CompTIA Security+
5 7 (11.86%) CASP
6 6 (10.17%) CRISC
7 5 (8.47%) SSCP
8 4 (6.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (6.78%) SANS
9 3 (5.08%) CISMP
10 2 (3.39%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (3.39%) CGEIT
10 2 (3.39%) GIAC
10 2 (3.39%) ISEB
10 2 (3.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (3.39%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.69%) CSSLP
11 1 (1.69%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (32.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (18.64%) GDPR
3 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
4 6 (10.17%) COBIT
5 3 (5.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (3.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (1.69%) HIPAA
7 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.69%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) RSA Archer
1 2 (3.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (1.69%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Sun
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Palo Alto
2 2 (3.39%) Saba
2 2 (3.39%) Splunk
2 2 (3.39%) Trend Micro
3 1 (1.69%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.69%) McAfee
3 1 (1.69%) Qualys
3 1 (1.69%) Sophos
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec