The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CheckPoint over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 161 207 174
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -33
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 78 33 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 0.57% 0.95%
As % of the Vendors category 2.79% 1.25% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 67 25 42
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £32,050 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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 South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2797 2646 2571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 44.69% 45.37% 45.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2365 2191 2198
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

CheckPoint
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

CheckPoint Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CheckPoint
Salary Trend in the South West

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

CheckPoint Salary Trend in the South West

CheckPoint
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CheckPoint across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

CheckPoint Salary Histogram in the South West

CheckPoint
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
Wiltshire +9 21 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Gloucestershire +8 20 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Somerset +17 13 £37,500 -
Devon -1 11 £33,500 +5.51% 2
Bristol +6 8 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Dorset -12 4 £33,500 -21.17%
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the South 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.

1 111 (82.84%) Cisco
2 94 (70.15%) Firewall
3 74 (55.22%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (52.99%) Juniper
5 57 (42.54%) CCNA
6 53 (39.55%) VMware
7 50 (37.31%) CCNP
8 49 (36.57%) Windows
9 45 (33.58%) Linux
10 44 (32.84%) ITIL
11 43 (32.09%) LAN
11 43 (32.09%) WAN
12 40 (29.85%) Security Cleared
12 40 (29.85%) F5
13 38 (28.36%) VPN
14 36 (26.87%) Microsoft
15 35 (26.12%) TCP/IP
16 33 (24.63%) DNS
17 31 (23.13%) SC Cleared
17 31 (23.13%) Network Security
18 30 (22.39%) SLA
19 28 (20.90%) DHCP
19 28 (20.90%) Finance
19 28 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (17.91%) SAN
21 23 (17.16%) SSL
21 23 (17.16%) Cisco ASA
22 20 (14.93%) Information Security
22 20 (14.93%) HP
22 20 (14.93%) FTP

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 14 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.22%) Lync
2 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.99%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.46%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) SaaS
1 2 (1.49%) PaaS
1 2 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (70.15%) Firewall
2 43 (32.09%) LAN
2 43 (32.09%) WAN
3 38 (28.36%) VPN
4 35 (26.12%) TCP/IP
5 33 (24.63%) DNS
6 31 (23.13%) Network Security
7 28 (20.90%) DHCP
8 24 (17.91%) SAN
9 23 (17.16%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (17.16%) SSL
10 20 (14.93%) LDAP
10 20 (14.93%) FTP
11 18 (13.43%) HTTP
11 18 (13.43%) IPsec
12 17 (12.69%) BGP
13 16 (11.94%) Telnet
14 15 (11.19%) NAS
14 15 (11.19%) VoIP
15 13 (9.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Banking
3 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (44.03%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Security Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Lead Network Engineer
3 13 (9.70%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Field Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Server Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Analyst
6 8 (5.97%) IT Support
7 7 (5.22%) Senior IT Support
7 7 (5.22%) Senior Support Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Designer
9 5 (3.73%) Security Operations Manager
9 5 (3.73%) Network Support
9 5 (3.73%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) J2EE
2 2 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.48%) CESG
3 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.99%) PKI
4 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.49%) PMI
5 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.57%) Windows
2 45 (33.58%) Linux
3 12 (8.96%) UNIX
3 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.22%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.22%) Solaris
6 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.73%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.84%) ITIL
2 20 (14.93%) Information Security
3 18 (13.43%) Change Management
4 16 (11.94%) Network Architecture
5 15 (11.19%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (9.70%) Time Management
7 12 (8.96%) Load Balancing
8 11 (8.21%) Network Design
8 11 (8.21%) Network Management
9 10 (7.46%) Capacity Management
10 9 (6.72%) Cyber Security
10 9 (6.72%) Coaching
10 9 (6.72%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.97%) Project Management
11 8 (5.97%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.97%) SIEM
12 7 (5.22%) Security Management
13 6 (4.48%) Service Management
13 6 (4.48%) Process Management
14 5 (3.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.19%) SQL
2 12 (8.96%) Perl
3 8 (5.97%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.99%) Python
4 4 (2.99%) C
4 4 (2.99%) Java
5 2 (1.49%) VBScript
5 2 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (55.22%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (42.54%) CCNA
3 50 (37.31%) CCNP
4 40 (29.85%) Security Cleared
5 31 (23.13%) SC Cleared
6 18 (13.43%) CCDP
6 18 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (8.96%) MCP
7 12 (8.96%) Degree
8 9 (6.72%) MCSE
8 9 (6.72%) CISSP
9 8 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (5.22%) CCIE
11 6 (4.48%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (4.48%) CCSA
11 6 (4.48%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.73%) CHFI
12 5 (3.73%) MCSA
13 4 (2.99%) HND
13 4 (2.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (22.39%) SLA
2 5 (3.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.48%) ProxySG
3 6 (4.48%) Firmware
4 5 (3.73%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.99%) Samba
6 2 (1.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.96%) SCCM
2 9 (6.72%) SCOM
3 5 (3.73%) WSUS
4 2 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.75%) Netcool
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 111 (82.84%) Cisco
2 71 (52.99%) Juniper
3 53 (39.55%) VMware
4 40 (29.85%) F5
5 36 (26.87%) Microsoft
6 20 (14.93%) HP
7 19 (14.18%) Avaya
8 17 (12.69%) Riverbed
9 15 (11.19%) Blue Coat
10 14 (10.45%) Citrix
11 12 (8.96%) Nokia
12 11 (8.21%) SolarWinds
12 11 (8.21%) NetScout
13 10 (7.46%) Sourcefire
14 9 (6.72%) McAfee
15 8 (5.97%) EMC
16 7 (5.22%) NetApp
17 6 (4.48%) Barracuda Networks
18 5 (3.73%) Crossbeam
19 4 (2.99%) Infoblox
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