Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 135 107
Rank change year-on-year -30 -28 +75
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 57 83 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.01% 1.58% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.21% 6.50% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 47 63 120
Scotland median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £42,500 £35,875
90th Percentile £79,250 £67,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.76% +5.45%

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 1353 1277 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.99% 24.37% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 857 751 1208
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -1 22 £51,500 -6.36%
Edinburgh -49 21 £70,000 +33.33% 2
Stirling -4 2 £80,000 +68.42%
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (45.61%) ITIL
2 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (40.35%) Linux
4 21 (36.84%) Finance
5 20 (35.09%) Information Security
6 18 (31.58%) CISM
6 18 (31.58%) Cisco
6 18 (31.58%) Scrum
6 18 (31.58%) TOGAF
7 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (29.82%) WAN
7 17 (29.82%) Firewall
8 16 (28.07%) CCIE
8 16 (28.07%) Translating Business Requirements
9 15 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (26.32%) Risk Management
9 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (26.32%) Network Design
10 14 (24.56%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (24.56%) Varonis
10 14 (24.56%) Ansible
10 14 (24.56%) Puppet
10 14 (24.56%) Data Centre
11 13 (22.81%) Zachman Framework
11 13 (22.81%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (22.81%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (22.81%) Network Security
11 13 (22.81%) Wireless
11 13 (22.81%) MPLS
11 13 (22.81%) LAN

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 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) IaaS
1 3 (5.26%) PaaS
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) Firewall
1 17 (29.82%) WAN
2 13 (22.81%) LAN
2 13 (22.81%) MPLS
2 13 (22.81%) Network Security
2 13 (22.81%) Wireless
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco IPT
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (21.05%) IP Telephony
3 12 (21.05%) VPN
4 2 (3.51%) Skype
5 1 (1.75%) Broadband
5 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Legal
3 7 (12.28%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Architect
2 12 (21.05%) Network Architect
3 7 (12.28%) Security Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Security Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Product Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Security Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Security Product Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.51%) IT Audit Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Data Centre
2 12 (21.05%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.02%) PMI
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) CESG
6 1 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Ubuntu
3 4 (7.02%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Solaris
4 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) ITIL
2 25 (43.86%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.09%) Information Security
4 18 (31.58%) Scrum
4 18 (31.58%) TOGAF
5 16 (28.07%) Translating Business Requirements
6 15 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (26.32%) Network Design
6 15 (26.32%) Risk Management
6 15 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (22.81%) Requirements Analysis
7 13 (22.81%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (22.81%) Zachman Framework
8 12 (21.05%) Network Segmentation
8 12 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (19.30%) Asset Management
9 11 (19.30%) SIEM
10 8 (14.04%) Security Operations
11 6 (10.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 6 (10.53%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.02%) C
3 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) CISM
2 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (28.07%) CCIE
4 12 (21.05%) Degree
5 11 (19.30%) CompTIA Security+
5 11 (19.30%) Security+ Certification
6 8 (14.04%) CISA
7 7 (12.28%) CEH
8 6 (10.53%) CASP
9 5 (8.77%) Master's Degree
9 5 (8.77%) MBA
10 4 (7.02%) CCDE
10 4 (7.02%) PMI Certification
10 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
10 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
11 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (5.26%) MCSA
11 3 (5.26%) MCSE
11 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (3.51%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) Government Security Classifications
1 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.77%) RMADS
2 2 (3.51%) COBIT
2 2 (3.51%) GDPR
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) XenApp
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (24.56%) Ansible
1 14 (24.56%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (24.56%) Puppet
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Cisco
2 14 (24.56%) Varonis
3 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 12 (21.05%) CyberArk
3 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 11 (19.30%) Charles River
5 5 (8.77%) Citrix
6 2 (3.51%) CA
6 2 (3.51%) Google
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.51%) Qualys
6 2 (3.51%) Symantec
7 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.75%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle