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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 128 118 126
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 4 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.20% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 1.05% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 8
Average salary - £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
691 664 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.07% 33.35% 31.44%
Number of salaries quoted 556 583 575
Average salary £47,500 £47,750 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.52% +2.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
3 9 (81.82%) CCNP
4 8 (72.73%) CCSA
5 6 (54.55%) CCNA
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (45.45%) F5
6 5 (45.45%) Network Security
6 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
7 3 (27.27%) Juniper
8 2 (18.18%) FWSM
8 2 (18.18%) Snort
8 2 (18.18%) Banking
8 2 (18.18%) LAN
8 2 (18.18%) WAN
9 1 (9.09%) DHCP
9 1 (9.09%) ITIL
9 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 1 (9.09%) VPN
9 1 (9.09%) DNS
9 1 (9.09%) SSL
9 1 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (9.09%) OSPF
9 1 (9.09%) BGP
9 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
9 1 (9.09%) Network Design

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) FWSM
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
5 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Consultant
1 5 (45.45%) Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Security Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
1 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Network Design
1 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) CCNP
3 8 (72.73%) CCSA
4 6 (54.55%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (9.09%) JNCIP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Snort
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (45.45%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) Sourcefire
3 3 (27.27%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet