The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 121 113 101
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 8 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.44% 0.22% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 0.80% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £66,250 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +26.66%
CCSE
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
565 498 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.30% 27.56% 29.44%
Number of salaries quoted 437 434 409
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CCSE
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

CCSE Salary Trend in Birmingham

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing CCSE 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 CCSE.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (85.71%) Network Security
4 11 (78.57%) CCNA
5 10 (71.43%) Juniper
6 9 (64.29%) CCSA
7 8 (57.14%) VPN
7 8 (57.14%) Fortinet
8 7 (50.00%) CCNP
9 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
10 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
10 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
10 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
10 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (35.71%) JNCIA
10 5 (35.71%) JNCIS
11 4 (28.57%) FWSM
11 4 (28.57%) LAN
11 4 (28.57%) WAN
12 3 (21.43%) DHCP
12 3 (21.43%) ITIL
12 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
12 3 (21.43%) DNS
12 3 (21.43%) SSL
12 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
12 3 (21.43%) Wireless
12 3 (21.43%) Network Design

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing CCSE 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 CCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (85.71%) Network Security
4 8 (57.14%) VPN
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (28.57%) FWSM
6 4 (28.57%) LAN
6 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) DHCP
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) SSL
7 3 (21.43%) Wireshark
8 1 (7.14%) OSPF
8 1 (7.14%) BGP
8 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Security Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Sales Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
1 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Network Design
1 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (78.57%) CCNA
3 9 (64.29%) CCSA
4 7 (50.00%) CCNP
5 5 (35.71%) JNCIA
5 5 (35.71%) JNCIS
6 3 (21.43%) JNCIP
7 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Snort
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (71.43%) Juniper
3 8 (57.14%) Fortinet
4 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
4 5 (35.71%) Sourcefire
5 3 (21.43%) F5