The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank - 35 30
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 0 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.96% 4.37%
As % of the Vendors category - 3.61% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 11
Average salary - £22,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -63.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
CheckPoint
UK

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

Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
34 83 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 28.81% 54.25% 43.44%
Number of salaries quoted 21 62 86
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

CheckPoint
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

CheckPoint Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Compaq

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Server Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Server Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Compaq
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix