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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CheckPoint
Rank 185 162 164
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 53 49 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 0.96% 0.96%
As % of the Vendors category 1.97% 2.23% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 46 44 50
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,150 £31,101
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £59,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
2688 2202 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 43.22% 43.28% 43.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2185 1826 2163
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -6 15 £42,000 +13.51% 1
Bristol +2 14 £45,000 -7.21% 2
Somerset -10 9 £25,500 -49.00% 2
Gloucestershire +1 8 £32,000 -24.70% 3
Dorset -2 7 £45,000 +12.50%
CheckPoint
England

CheckPoint
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (78.95%) Firewall
2 56 (73.68%) Cisco
3 42 (55.26%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (47.37%) Juniper
5 31 (40.79%) ITIL
6 30 (39.47%) VPN
6 30 (39.47%) CCNA
7 28 (36.84%) CCNP
8 26 (34.21%) Windows
9 25 (32.89%) VMware
10 22 (28.95%) LAN
11 21 (27.63%) BGP
12 20 (26.32%) Network Security
13 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (23.68%) WAN
14 17 (22.37%) OSPF
15 16 (21.05%) MPLS
15 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
15 16 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (19.74%) SAN
16 15 (19.74%) DNS
17 14 (18.42%) Network Design
17 14 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (17.11%) CCDP
18 13 (17.11%) Finance
19 12 (15.79%) Citrix
19 12 (15.79%) Nokia
19 12 (15.79%) SLA
19 12 (15.79%) DHCP
19 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange

CheckPoint
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.26%) Lync
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
1 2 (2.63%) PaaS
1 2 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (78.95%) Firewall
2 30 (39.47%) VPN
3 22 (28.95%) LAN
4 21 (27.63%) BGP
5 20 (26.32%) Network Security
6 18 (23.68%) WAN
7 17 (22.37%) OSPF
8 16 (21.05%) MPLS
8 16 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (19.74%) SAN
9 15 (19.74%) DNS
10 14 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (15.79%) DHCP
12 11 (14.47%) VoIP
12 11 (14.47%) IPsec
12 11 (14.47%) EIGRP
13 9 (11.84%) TACACS
14 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
15 6 (7.89%) Internet
15 6 (7.89%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Local Government
4 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.47%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) IT Support
4 7 (9.21%) Senior IT Support
4 7 (9.21%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) Network Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Security Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Designer
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) CESG
2 5 (6.58%) PKI
3 4 (5.26%) Clustering
4 3 (3.95%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.63%) IVR
5 2 (2.63%) PMI
5 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.21%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Linux
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.58%) Solaris
6 2 (2.63%) UNIX
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.79%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) Network Design
3 10 (13.16%) Change Management
4 9 (11.84%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (10.53%) Project Management
5 8 (10.53%) Network Management
6 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.89%) Service Management
7 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.58%) Information Security
8 5 (6.58%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.58%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Capacity Management
9 4 (5.26%) Time Management
9 4 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (5.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (5.26%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (3.95%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) VBScript
2 3 (3.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (55.26%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (39.47%) CCNA
3 28 (36.84%) CCNP
4 13 (17.11%) CCDP
5 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
6 9 (11.84%) MCSE
7 7 (9.21%) Degree
8 6 (7.89%) MCP
8 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
8 6 (7.89%) CCIE
8 6 (7.89%) CISSP
8 6 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (6.58%) CCSE
10 4 (5.26%) CCSA
10 4 (5.26%) CCSP
10 4 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (3.95%) CCIP
11 3 (3.95%) CCVP
11 3 (3.95%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.21%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.21%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.95%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.26%) SCOM
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.95%) Netcool
5 2 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (73.68%) Cisco
2 36 (47.37%) Juniper
3 25 (32.89%) VMware
4 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 12 (15.79%) Citrix
5 12 (15.79%) Nokia
5 12 (15.79%) F5
6 11 (14.47%) HP
7 9 (11.84%) Blue Coat
8 7 (9.21%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.58%) Avaya
10 4 (5.26%) Dell
10 4 (5.26%) Oracle
10 4 (5.26%) Foundry
10 4 (5.26%) Brocade
11 3 (3.95%) Symantec
11 3 (3.95%) McAfee
11 3 (3.95%) Infoblox
11 3 (3.95%) Nortel
11 3 (3.95%) NetApp
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