The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Check Point Software Technologies.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CheckPoint
Rank 173 198 203
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 69 53 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.74% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.28% 1.66% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 38 39 26
Average salary £42,500 £46,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.60% -2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,850 £29,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
CheckPoint
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3032 3188 3522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.80% 44.59% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2434 2544 2885
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CheckPoint
Salary Trend in the North West

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

CheckPoint Salary Trend in the North West

CheckPoint
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

CheckPoint Salary Histogram in the North West

CheckPoint
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 CheckPoint within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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 +6 33 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Cheshire +5 30 £72,500 +49.48% 1
Lancashire - 6 £35,250 -
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing CheckPoint 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 CheckPoint.

1 81 (69.23%) Cisco
2 63 (53.85%) Firewall
3 61 (52.14%) Microsoft
4 60 (51.28%) Juniper
5 47 (40.17%) Windows
5 47 (40.17%) Hyper-V
6 44 (37.61%) Symantec
7 41 (35.04%) HP
8 40 (34.19%) SAN
9 39 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (28.21%) MS Excel
11 32 (27.35%) Network Security
12 28 (23.93%) Finance
13 26 (22.22%) LAN
14 25 (21.37%) EMC
14 25 (21.37%) Fortinet
14 25 (21.37%) Security Cleared
15 24 (20.51%) WAN
15 24 (20.51%) Wyse
15 24 (20.51%) VMware
15 24 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (20.51%) Windows 7
15 24 (20.51%) Windows 8
15 24 (20.51%) Coaching
16 23 (19.66%) Linux
16 23 (19.66%) Business Continuity
16 23 (19.66%) Mentoring
17 22 (18.80%) Oracle
17 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
17 22 (18.80%) DB2

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing CheckPoint 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 CheckPoint. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (18.80%) WebLogic
1 22 (18.80%) WebSphere
2 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.56%) Lync
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (28.21%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (53.85%) Firewall
2 40 (34.19%) SAN
3 32 (27.35%) Network Security
4 26 (22.22%) LAN
5 24 (20.51%) WAN
6 19 (16.24%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (15.38%) DNS
8 17 (14.53%) DHCP
9 12 (10.26%) TCP/IP
9 12 (10.26%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (8.55%) OSPF
10 10 (8.55%) NetScreen
10 10 (8.55%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (7.69%) Junos
11 9 (7.69%) BGP
11 9 (7.69%) FirePass
11 9 (7.69%) Wireless
12 8 (6.84%) MPLS
13 7 (5.98%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (5.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
1 22 (18.80%) DB2
1 22 (18.80%) RDBMS
1 22 (18.80%) Oracle Exadata
1 22 (18.80%) Oracle Database
1 22 (18.80%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.85%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Legal
3 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Network Engineer
2 25 (21.37%) Architect
3 22 (18.80%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (18.80%) Infrastructure Architect
3 22 (18.80%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 20 (17.09%) Security Engineer
5 18 (15.38%) Consultant
5 18 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (10.26%) Technical Consultant
7 11 (9.40%) Security Consultant
8 10 (8.55%) Security Technical Consultant
9 9 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
9 9 (7.69%) Network Manager
10 8 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (5.13%) Security Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) Analyst
11 6 (5.13%) Network Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Operations Manager
12 5 (4.27%) Senior Consultant
12 5 (4.27%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.80%) WebSphere MQ
1 22 (18.80%) Middleware
2 11 (9.40%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) FlexPod
2 12 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.56%) RMADS
3 3 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.56%) Open Source
4 2 (1.71%) IPTV
5 1 (0.85%) EFT
5 1 (0.85%) PKI
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 47 (40.17%) Windows
2 24 (20.51%) Windows 7
2 24 (20.51%) Windows 8
3 23 (19.66%) Linux
4 22 (18.80%) OS/400
4 22 (18.80%) zOS
4 22 (18.80%) SUSE
4 22 (18.80%) AIX
4 22 (18.80%) HPUX
4 22 (18.80%) Solaris
4 22 (18.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) UNIX
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.51%) Coaching
2 23 (19.66%) Mentoring
2 23 (19.66%) Business Continuity
3 22 (18.80%) Infrastructure Management
4 13 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.98%) Analytics
5 7 (5.98%) Cyber Security
6 6 (5.13%) ITIL
6 6 (5.13%) Network Design
7 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.27%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.42%) Migration
9 3 (2.56%) Security Management
9 3 (2.56%) SIEM
10 2 (1.71%) Change Control
10 2 (1.71%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (1.71%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (1.71%) Network Management
10 2 (1.71%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.71%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (21.37%) Security Cleared
3 21 (17.95%) CCNP
4 19 (16.24%) CCNA
5 18 (15.38%) CCIE
5 18 (15.38%) CCSE
6 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (14.53%) MCSE
7 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
8 8 (6.84%) JNCIS
9 7 (5.98%) CISSP
10 6 (5.13%) JNCIP
11 5 (4.27%) CCDP
12 4 (3.42%) CCDA
13 3 (2.56%) CCSP
13 3 (2.56%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.71%) CISM
14 2 (1.71%) CCSA
14 2 (1.71%) Degree
15 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
System Software
1 47 (40.17%) Hyper-V
2 24 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.80%) KVM
4 15 (12.82%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.71%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (18.80%) Tivoli
2 15 (12.82%) Backup Exec
3 9 (7.69%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.71%) OpenView
4 2 (1.71%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 81 (69.23%) Cisco
2 61 (52.14%) Microsoft
3 60 (51.28%) Juniper
4 44 (37.61%) Symantec
5 41 (35.04%) HP
6 25 (21.37%) EMC
6 25 (21.37%) Fortinet
7 24 (20.51%) Wyse
7 24 (20.51%) VMware
8 22 (18.80%) BMC
8 22 (18.80%) CA
8 22 (18.80%) NetApp
8 22 (18.80%) IBM
8 22 (18.80%) Oracle
8 22 (18.80%) Red Hat
8 22 (18.80%) Brocade
9 20 (17.09%) Blue Coat
10 14 (11.97%) F5
11 12 (10.26%) McAfee
11 12 (10.26%) Citrix
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