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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC2 CISSP)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 121 70
Rank change year-on-year +4 -51  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 32 44 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 1.53% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 5.67% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 26 27 81
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £45,600 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £87,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.34% +9.52%  

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 646 776 834
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 24.39% 27.07% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 406 408 563
Median salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.88% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

CISSP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing CISSP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +14 18 £57,375 +21.42% 3
Edinburgh -18 10 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Inverclyde - 2 £66,000 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 32 (45.07%) Information Security
2 29 (40.85%) CISM
2 29 (40.85%) ITIL
3 22 (30.99%) Finance
4 21 (29.58%) Risk Management
4 21 (29.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (22.54%) TOGAF
6 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (21.13%) CISA
7 14 (19.72%) PCI DSS
7 14 (19.72%) GDPR
8 13 (18.31%) Symantec
9 12 (16.90%) Scrum
10 11 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (15.49%) Security Management
10 11 (15.49%) Data Protection
10 11 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (14.08%) IT Strategy
11 10 (14.08%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
11 10 (14.08%) Linux
12 9 (12.68%) Citrix
13 8 (11.27%) SIEM
13 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
13 8 (11.27%) Cisco
13 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.27%) Degree
14 7 (9.86%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (9.86%) Windows
14 7 (9.86%) SSCP

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 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.63%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (5.63%) IaaS
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.63%) Office 365
1 4 (5.63%) PaaS
1 4 (5.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Firewall
2 4 (5.63%) WAN
3 3 (4.23%) Network Security
4 2 (2.82%) Skype
5 1 (1.41%) Broadband
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.41%) MPLS
5 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.41%) Wireless
General
1 22 (30.99%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
2 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.63%) Publishing
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Security Manager
2 18 (25.35%) Architect
3 14 (19.72%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (14.08%) Compliance Manager
4 10 (14.08%) IT Manager
5 9 (12.68%) Head of Security
6 7 (9.86%) Head of Infrastructure
6 7 (9.86%) IT Security Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Lead Architect
8 4 (5.63%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.63%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Services Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Information Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Information Security Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.86%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.41%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.41%) PMI
5 1 (1.41%) SCADA
5 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 7 (9.86%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) Information Security
2 29 (40.85%) ITIL
3 21 (29.58%) Risk Management
4 16 (22.54%) TOGAF
5 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (16.90%) Scrum
7 11 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (15.49%) Data Protection
7 11 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (15.49%) Security Management
8 10 (14.08%) IT Strategy
8 10 (14.08%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (11.27%) SIEM
10 7 (9.86%) Service Management
11 6 (8.45%) Data Security
11 6 (8.45%) Information Security Management
11 6 (8.45%) ISMS
11 6 (8.45%) OWASP
11 6 (8.45%) Security Operations
12 5 (7.04%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) CISM
2 15 (21.13%) CISA
3 8 (11.27%) Degree
4 7 (9.86%) SSCP
5 5 (7.04%) CEH
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.04%) SANS
6 4 (5.63%) CCDE
6 4 (5.63%) CCIE
6 4 (5.63%) CRISC
6 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.63%) MCSA
6 4 (5.63%) MCSE
6 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.23%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.41%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.41%) GIAC
8 1 (1.41%) MBA
8 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (19.72%) GDPR
2 14 (19.72%) PCI DSS
3 5 (7.04%) COBIT
4 4 (5.63%) PA-DSS
5 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) XenApp
2 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Ansible
1 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.63%) Puppet
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Symantec
2 9 (12.68%) Citrix
3 8 (11.27%) Cisco
3 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.86%) CyberArk
5 4 (5.63%) Google
6 2 (2.82%) CA
6 2 (2.82%) Varonis
7 1 (1.41%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.41%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.41%) Qualys
7 1 (1.41%) SAP
7 1 (1.41%) VMware
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