Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 188 133
Rank change year-on-year +1 -55 -13
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 44 50 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.85% 0.88% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 3.67% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 21 35 49
Scotland median annual salary £51,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £43,750 £27,000 £38,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,600 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%

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 1,093 1,361 1,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.01% 24.00% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 714 916 688
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,349
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.96% +2.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 +21 31 £52,000 +42.47% 8
Glasgow +4 9 £51,500 +11.96% 2
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Highlands - 1 £59,000 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 26 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (56.82%) Finance
3 20 (45.45%) CISM
3 20 (45.45%) CEH
4 14 (31.82%) SIEM
4 14 (31.82%) Information Security
5 12 (27.27%) SSCP
6 11 (25.00%) Firewall
7 10 (22.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 10 (22.73%) Threat Intelligence
8 9 (20.45%) Security Operations
8 9 (20.45%) Banking
9 8 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 8 (18.18%) SANS
9 8 (18.18%) CompTIA Security+
10 7 (15.91%) Degree
10 7 (15.91%) CISMP
10 7 (15.91%) GIAC
10 7 (15.91%) Security Management
10 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
10 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
11 6 (13.64%) Linux
11 6 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
12 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
12 5 (11.36%) Network Security
12 5 (11.36%) Splunk

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (11.36%) Network Security
4 4 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (56.82%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Legal
4 3 (6.82%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Security Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Consultant
2 6 (13.64%) Security Consultant
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Security Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Security Specialist
4 4 (9.09%) Architect
4 4 (9.09%) Information Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Security Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) Information Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Application Security Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (6.82%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (6.82%) Internet of Things
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.27%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.27%) FMCG
5 1 (2.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (31.82%) Information Security
2 14 (31.82%) SIEM
3 10 (22.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 10 (22.73%) Threat Intelligence
4 9 (20.45%) Security Operations
5 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
6 7 (15.91%) Security Management
7 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 5 (11.36%) Information Security Management
9 4 (9.09%) Analytics
9 4 (9.09%) Data Analytics
9 4 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (9.09%) ITIL
9 4 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Security Architecture
9 4 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.36%) Java
2 5 (11.36%) Python
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) C
3 3 (6.82%) PHP
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (45.45%) CEH
1 20 (45.45%) CISM
2 12 (27.27%) SSCP
3 8 (18.18%) CompTIA Security+
3 8 (18.18%) SANS
4 7 (15.91%) CISMP
4 7 (15.91%) Degree
4 7 (15.91%) GIAC
5 5 (11.36%) CISA
6 4 (9.09%) CASP
6 4 (9.09%) CCNA
6 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (9.09%) CRISC
6 4 (9.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 3 (6.82%) CCNP
7 3 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (4.55%) CHFI
8 2 (4.55%) CSSLP
9 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
3 4 (9.09%) GDPR
4 3 (6.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) QRadar
2 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Splunk
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.27%) CyberArk
3 1 (2.27%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.27%) Symantec