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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 118 82
Rank change year-on-year +1 -36  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 29 43 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.19% 1.51% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 5.55% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 23 30 50
Median salary £57,250 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,700 £47,450 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £87,500 £61,100
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,272
% change year-on-year -4.34% +7.93%  

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 571 775 770
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.42% 27.26% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 344 455 492
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +24 14 £53,625 +12.89% 2
Edinburgh -12 11 £72,500 +38.09% 7
Inverclyde - 2 £66,000 -
Falkirk - 1 £48,500 -
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 31 (49.21%) Information Security
2 29 (46.03%) CISM
3 22 (34.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (31.75%) ITIL
4 20 (31.75%) Risk Management
5 18 (28.57%) Finance
6 16 (25.40%) CISA
7 15 (23.81%) PCI DSS
7 15 (23.81%) GDPR
8 11 (17.46%) Symantec
8 11 (17.46%) Security Management
8 11 (17.46%) Data Protection
9 10 (15.87%) TOGAF
9 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
9 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (14.29%) Degree
11 8 (12.70%) IT Strategy
12 7 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (11.11%) CyberArk
12 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.11%) SSCP
12 7 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (9.52%) Security Testing
13 6 (9.52%) COBIT
13 6 (9.52%) OWASP
13 6 (9.52%) ISMS
13 6 (9.52%) Service Management
13 6 (9.52%) Linux

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) IaaS
1 3 (4.76%) PaaS
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (3.17%) Network Security
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco IPT
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Publishing
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Security Manager
2 13 (20.63%) IT Manager
3 12 (19.05%) Architect
4 10 (15.87%) Compliance Manager
4 10 (15.87%) IT Security Manager
5 9 (14.29%) Head of Security
6 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (11.11%) Head of Infrastructure
8 6 (9.52%) Information Manager
8 6 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (6.35%) Security Architect
10 3 (4.76%) Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Security Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Service Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
11 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery Manager
11 2 (3.17%) Information Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) Information Security Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.59%) PMI
5 1 (1.59%) SCADA
5 1 (1.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Information Security
2 20 (31.75%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) Risk Management
3 11 (17.46%) Data Protection
3 11 (17.46%) Security Management
4 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (15.87%) TOGAF
5 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (12.70%) IT Strategy
7 7 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.52%) Data Security
8 6 (9.52%) Information Security Management
8 6 (9.52%) ISMS
8 6 (9.52%) OWASP
8 6 (9.52%) Scrum
8 6 (9.52%) Security Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Service Management
9 5 (7.94%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (46.03%) CISM
2 16 (25.40%) CISA
3 9 (14.29%) Degree
4 7 (11.11%) SSCP
5 5 (7.94%) SANS
6 4 (6.35%) CEH
7 3 (4.76%) CRISC
7 3 (4.76%) MCSA
7 3 (4.76%) MCSE
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.76%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.59%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.59%) GIAC
8 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.59%) MBA
8 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (34.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (23.81%) GDPR
2 15 (23.81%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.52%) COBIT
4 4 (6.35%) PA-DSS
5 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Ansible
1 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Symantec
2 7 (11.11%) CyberArk
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.35%) Citrix
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) Google
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
6 1 (1.59%) VMware
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