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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 102 76
Rank change year-on-year -1 -26  
Permanent jobs citing CISSP 38 62 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.63% 2.09% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.93% 7.68% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 30 42 48
Median salary £52,000 £52,500 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.95% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £50,000 £41,700
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 548 807 840
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.46% 27.26% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 336 532 526
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,968
10% offered a salary of more than £58,650 £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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Edinburgh -14 32 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Glasgow +12 4 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Dundee - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £48,500 - 1
CISSP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 33 (49.25%) CISM
1 33 (49.25%) Information Security
2 26 (38.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (26.87%) Finance
4 17 (25.37%) ITIL
5 15 (22.39%) PCI DSS
6 14 (20.90%) Degree
7 13 (19.40%) CISA
8 12 (17.91%) Risk Management
9 11 (16.42%) Data Protection
9 11 (16.42%) Symantec
10 10 (14.93%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
11 9 (13.43%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
12 8 (11.94%) TOGAF
12 8 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (11.94%) GDPR
13 7 (10.45%) CyberArk
13 7 (10.45%) COBIT
13 7 (10.45%) Performance Management
13 7 (10.45%) Security Management
13 7 (10.45%) SSCP
14 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
14 6 (8.96%) Scrum
14 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
14 6 (8.96%) Asset Management

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 5 (7.46%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
2 1 (1.49%) PaaS
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (5.97%) Network Security
3 2 (2.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Big Data
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Law
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Publishing
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Security Manager
2 14 (20.90%) IT Manager
3 12 (17.91%) Head of Security
4 11 (16.42%) IT Security Manager
5 9 (13.43%) Architect
6 8 (11.94%) Information Manager
6 8 (11.94%) Information Security Manager
6 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Compliance Manager
7 7 (10.45%) Head of Infrastructure
8 6 (8.96%) Consultant
8 6 (8.96%) Security Consultant
9 5 (7.46%) Data Protection Officer
9 5 (7.46%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (5.97%) Network Consultant
10 4 (5.97%) Network Security Consultant
11 3 (4.48%) Head of IT
11 3 (4.48%) Head of IT Security
12 2 (2.99%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
1 10 (14.93%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.97%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.49%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.49%) SCADA
4 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Information Security
2 17 (25.37%) ITIL
3 12 (17.91%) Risk Management
4 11 (16.42%) Data Protection
5 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.43%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (13.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.94%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (11.94%) TOGAF
7 7 (10.45%) Performance Management
7 7 (10.45%) Security Management
8 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
8 6 (8.96%) IT Strategy
8 6 (8.96%) Scrum
8 6 (8.96%) Security Operations
8 6 (8.96%) Security Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.46%) Security Monitoring
9 5 (7.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.49%) Perl
2 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) CISM
2 14 (20.90%) Degree
3 13 (19.40%) CISA
4 7 (10.45%) SSCP
5 5 (7.46%) IISP
5 5 (7.46%) SANS
6 3 (4.48%) PCI QSA
7 2 (2.99%) CEH
7 2 (2.99%) GIAC
7 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) CISMP
8 1 (1.49%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.49%) CRISC
8 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) EnCE
8 1 (1.49%) MCSA
8 1 (1.49%) MCSE
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (22.39%) PCI DSS
3 8 (11.94%) GDPR
4 7 (10.45%) COBIT
5 3 (4.48%) PA-DSS
6 1 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Ansible
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Symantec
2 7 (10.45%) CyberArk
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.97%) ArcSight
4 4 (5.97%) Citrix
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) Splunk
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco
5 2 (2.99%) Google
6 1 (1.49%) SAP
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Salary: DOE + extensive packackage
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Falkirk
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Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
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