Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 159 141
Rank change year-on-year -17 -18 -39
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 57 64 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.05% 1.16% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% 4.80% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 37 52 61
Scotland median annual salary £51,500 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.60% +19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,800 £43,875 £44,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 1,163 1,334 1,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.45% 24.13% 25.28%
Number of salaries quoted 778 838 751
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,125 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Edinburgh +14 26 £63,250 -12.76% 4
Glasgow -13 26 £49,500 -13.54% 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £32,000 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 34 (59.65%) CISM
1 34 (59.65%) Information Security
2 28 (49.12%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (40.35%) Finance
4 15 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (22.81%) Degree
5 13 (22.81%) Risk Management
6 11 (19.30%) CISA
6 11 (19.30%) ITIL
6 11 (19.30%) TOGAF
6 11 (19.30%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (17.54%) Security Architecture
7 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (15.79%) Banking
8 9 (15.79%) CEH
8 9 (15.79%) CRISC
8 9 (15.79%) Security Operations
8 9 (15.79%) GDPR
9 8 (14.04%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (14.04%) CASP
9 8 (14.04%) SIEM
9 8 (14.04%) Legal
10 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.28%) Data Protection
10 7 (12.28%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (12.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (10.53%) Decision-Making
11 6 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (10.53%) Penetration Testing

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 (1.75%) SAS
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (7.02%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) IaaS
2 2 (3.51%) PaaS
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) Internet
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.75%) QlikView
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (40.35%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 8 (14.04%) Legal
4 4 (7.02%) Financial Institution
4 4 (7.02%) Law
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Military
6 1 (1.75%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Security Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Security Manager
4 7 (12.28%) Architect
4 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 7 (12.28%) Information Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Security Specialist
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Security Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Information Security Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) IT Manager
7 4 (7.02%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Security Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Information Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) IT Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.26%) SCADA
5 2 (3.51%) CESG
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Cybercrime
5 2 (3.51%) FMCG
5 2 (3.51%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.51%) PMI
5 2 (3.51%) Social Media
6 1 (1.75%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Android
2 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Information Security
2 28 (49.12%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (22.81%) Risk Management
4 11 (19.30%) ITIL
4 11 (19.30%) TOGAF
5 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (17.54%) Security Architecture
6 9 (15.79%) Security Operations
7 8 (14.04%) SIEM
8 7 (12.28%) Data Protection
8 7 (12.28%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.53%) Decision-Making
9 6 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
9 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (8.77%) ITSM
10 5 (8.77%) Service Management
10 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
1 3 (5.26%) C#
1 3 (5.26%) C++
1 3 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.75%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (59.65%) CISM
2 13 (22.81%) Degree
3 11 (19.30%) CISA
3 11 (19.30%) CompTIA Security+
4 9 (15.79%) CEH
4 9 (15.79%) CRISC
5 8 (14.04%) CASP
6 4 (7.02%) CISMP
6 4 (7.02%) SANS
6 4 (7.02%) SSCP
7 3 (5.26%) CSSLP
8 2 (3.51%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (3.51%) ISEB
8 2 (3.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (3.51%) ISSAP
8 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.75%) GCIH
9 1 (1.75%) GIAC
9 1 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (15.79%) GDPR
3 7 (12.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (5.26%) COBIT
6 2 (3.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
7 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.75%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (1.75%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Splunk
2 3 (5.26%) Symantec
3 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.51%) CyberArk
3 2 (3.51%) Palo Alto
3 2 (3.51%) Saba
3 2 (3.51%) Sun
3 2 (3.51%) Trend Micro
4 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.75%) Dell
4 1 (1.75%) ForeScout
4 1 (1.75%) McAfee
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Qualys
4 1 (1.75%) Sophos
4 1 (1.75%) Varonis