The table below looks at the statistics for CCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 121 117 92
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 9 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.45% 0.055% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 0.20% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 18
Average salary £42,500 £34,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £34,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
CCSA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
721 508 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.69% 27.84% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 648 449 435
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,950 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CCSA across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CCSA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCSA across the Birmingham region.

CCSA Salary Trend in Birmingham

CCSA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CCSA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

CCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing CCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CCSA.

1 34 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 34 (100.00%) Network Security
2 33 (97.06%) Cisco
2 33 (97.06%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (97.06%) Firewall
3 26 (76.47%) Juniper
4 25 (73.53%) Blue Coat
5 21 (61.76%) CCNP
5 21 (61.76%) OSPF
5 21 (61.76%) BGP
6 20 (58.82%) VPN
6 20 (58.82%) CCSE
6 20 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (41.18%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (41.18%) Junos
8 13 (38.24%) Perl
8 13 (38.24%) UNIX
8 13 (38.24%) Solaris
8 13 (38.24%) Linux
8 13 (38.24%) MS Visio
8 13 (38.24%) Tcl
8 13 (38.24%) Clustering
8 13 (38.24%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (38.24%) Load Balancing
9 12 (35.29%) CCNA
9 12 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (35.29%) JNCIA
9 12 (35.29%) JNCIS
9 12 (35.29%) Fortinet
10 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing CCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (100.00%) Network Security
2 33 (97.06%) Firewall
3 21 (61.76%) OSPF
3 21 (61.76%) BGP
4 20 (58.82%) VPN
4 20 (58.82%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (41.18%) Junos
6 12 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (23.53%) VPLS
7 8 (23.53%) IPsec
7 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (23.53%) LAN
7 8 (23.53%) WAN
7 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 8 (23.53%) EIGRP
7 8 (23.53%) Internet
7 8 (23.53%) Extranet
7 8 (23.53%) MPLS
8 1 (2.94%) DNS
General
1 7 (20.59%) Legal
2 5 (14.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Network Engineer
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall Engineer
3 10 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 10 (29.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (23.53%) Network Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) Security Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) UNIX
1 13 (38.24%) Solaris
1 13 (38.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Risk Assessment
1 13 (38.24%) Load Balancing
2 8 (23.53%) Network Management
2 8 (23.53%) Low Latency
2 8 (23.53%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Perl
1 13 (38.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 33 (97.06%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (61.76%) CCNP
3 20 (58.82%) CCSE
4 14 (41.18%) Check Point Certification
5 12 (35.29%) CCNA
5 12 (35.29%) JNCIA
5 12 (35.29%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 33 (97.06%) Cisco
3 26 (76.47%) Juniper
4 25 (73.53%) Blue Coat
5 12 (35.29%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.94%) Nortel