The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 249 245 250
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 5 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.068% 0.015% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.064% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
CCSE
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1723 1557 1893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.53% 23.24% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1311 1574
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CCSE
Salary Trend in the North West

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

CCSE Salary Trend in the North West

CCSE
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 3 - -
Merseyside - 2 £55,000 -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) CCSA
3 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) JNCIP
5 2 (33.33%) Network Management
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
6 1 (16.67%) VoIP
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) Nokia
6 1 (16.67%) MPLS
6 1 (16.67%) OSPF
6 1 (16.67%) BGP
6 1 (16.67%) TACACS
6 1 (16.67%) F5
6 1 (16.67%) Aruba
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) CCSPA

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (83.33%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) TACACS
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IP Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCSA
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) JNCIP
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCSPA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat