The table below looks at the statistics for CCSA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 658 721 615
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -106
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 226 169 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.60% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 201 131 227
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29281 28280 31282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.21% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23491 22195 26247
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCSA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK.

CCSA Salary Trend in the UK

CCSA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CCSA over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 within the UK.

CCSA Salary Histogram in the UK

CCSA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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
England +53 221 £45,000 - 18
London +20 72 £47,500 +14.45% 7
South East -12 63 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Leeds +10 44 £45,000 - 3
West Yorkshire -2 44 £45,000 - 5
Yorkshire -8 44 £45,000 - 5
East of England +17 27 £45,500 - 1
Berkshire +3 21 £60,000 +26.31% 3
City of London -7 17 £57,500 +41.97% 1
Greenwich - 15 £47,500 -
Kent +4 14 £23,000 -
Hertfordshire -2 12 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 12 £47,750 - 1
Slough - 12 £60,000 - 1
Surrey -3 11 £40,000 -33.33% 2
West Midlands -7 11 £42,250 -6.11%
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £40,000 -
Bedford - 10 £47,750 - 1
Hampshire -17 8 £30,000 -14.28%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £43,750 -
Milton Keynes - 8 £43,750 -
Reading +6 7 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Maidstone +13 6 £34,500 +50.00%
Warwickshire - 6 £42,000 -
Fareham - 6 £30,000 -
South West -5 5 £34,000 -20.00%
Birmingham - 5 £42,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 5 £42,000 -
Wales -9 4 £42,500 -5.55%
South Wales -9 4 £42,500 -5.55%

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing CCSA 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 CCSA.

1 368 (89.32%) Cisco Certification
2 342 (83.01%) Cisco
3 327 (79.37%) Firewall
4 318 (77.18%) CheckPoint
5 286 (69.42%) CCNP
6 231 (56.07%) Network Security
7 192 (46.60%) CCSE
8 176 (42.72%) CCNA
9 139 (33.74%) Juniper
10 132 (32.04%) WAN
10 132 (32.04%) Cisco ASA
11 119 (28.88%) LAN
12 102 (24.76%) BGP
13 101 (24.51%) OSPF
14 99 (24.03%) Windows
15 94 (22.82%) VPN
16 89 (21.60%) ITIL
17 80 (19.42%) TCP/IP
18 79 (19.17%) MPLS
19 74 (17.96%) Blue Coat
20 72 (17.48%) Microsoft
21 70 (16.99%) F5
22 66 (16.02%) JNCIA
23 61 (14.81%) Load Balancing
24 57 (13.83%) Security Cleared
25 56 (13.59%) ITIL Certification
26 51 (12.38%) Incident Management
27 50 (12.14%) Nokia
28 49 (11.89%) Linux
29 48 (11.65%) EIGRP

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing CCSA 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 CCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.21%) Lync
3 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (6.55%) MS Visio
2 19 (4.61%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.70%) MS Office
4 2 (0.49%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 327 (79.37%) Firewall
2 231 (56.07%) Network Security
3 132 (32.04%) Cisco ASA
3 132 (32.04%) WAN
4 119 (28.88%) LAN
5 102 (24.76%) BGP
6 101 (24.51%) OSPF
7 94 (22.82%) VPN
8 80 (19.42%) TCP/IP
9 79 (19.17%) MPLS
10 48 (11.65%) EIGRP
10 48 (11.65%) Cisco PIX
11 43 (10.44%) Cisco Nexus
12 41 (9.95%) DNS
13 36 (8.74%) Wireless
14 35 (8.50%) Internet
15 30 (7.28%) IPsec
16 28 (6.80%) Intrusion Detection
16 28 (6.80%) FWSM
17 25 (6.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.70%) SQL Server
1 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (7.04%) Telecoms
2 26 (6.31%) Finance
3 7 (1.70%) Retail
4 5 (1.21%) Law
4 5 (1.21%) Legal
5 4 (0.97%) Games
5 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.97%) German Language
6 2 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.24%) Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Billing
7 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 173 (41.99%) Network Engineer
2 94 (22.82%) Security Engineer
3 72 (17.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 71 (17.23%) Analyst
5 68 (16.50%) Network Analyst
6 57 (13.83%) Security Analyst
7 54 (13.11%) Network Security Analyst
8 42 (10.19%) Senior Network Engineer
9 41 (9.95%) Consultant
10 28 (6.80%) Network Consultant
10 28 (6.80%) Firewall Engineer
11 23 (5.58%) Security Consultant
12 18 (4.37%) Network Security Consultant
13 16 (3.88%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.91%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (2.91%) Architect
14 12 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (2.91%) Senior Security Engineer
15 11 (2.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.58%) WSE
2 8 (1.94%) LAMP
3 2 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.64%) Clustering
4 10 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.43%) Hedge funds
5 8 (1.94%) PKI
6 7 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.73%) CMDB
8 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.24%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 99 (24.03%) Windows
2 49 (11.89%) Linux
3 34 (8.25%) UNIX
4 17 (4.13%) Solaris
5 11 (2.67%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.94%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.70%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.46%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (21.60%) ITIL
2 61 (14.81%) Load Balancing
3 51 (12.38%) Incident Management
4 36 (8.74%) Project Management
4 36 (8.74%) Mentoring
5 34 (8.25%) Network Management
6 28 (6.80%) Information Security
7 26 (6.31%) SIEM
7 26 (6.31%) Network Monitoring
8 22 (5.34%) Change Control
8 22 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (5.10%) Service Delivery
9 21 (5.10%) Risk Assessment
10 20 (4.85%) Network Architecture
11 18 (4.37%) Network Design
12 17 (4.13%) Change Management
13 15 (3.64%) E-Commerce
14 14 (3.40%) Problem Management
15 12 (2.91%) Trend Analysis
15 12 (2.91%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.83%) Perl
2 14 (3.40%) Tcl
3 13 (3.16%) SQL
4 10 (2.43%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 368 (89.32%) Cisco Certification
2 286 (69.42%) CCNP
3 192 (46.60%) CCSE
4 176 (42.72%) CCNA
5 66 (16.02%) JNCIA
6 57 (13.83%) Security Cleared
7 56 (13.59%) ITIL Certification
8 43 (10.44%) Check Point Certification
9 42 (10.19%) CCDP
10 41 (9.95%) SC Cleared
11 37 (8.98%) CISSP
11 37 (8.98%) CCIE
12 34 (8.25%) CCSP
13 30 (7.28%) MCSE
13 30 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (6.80%) JNCIS
15 26 (6.31%) Degree
15 26 (6.31%) CCDA
16 19 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (3.64%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.50%) SLA
2 25 (6.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.73%) GPG13
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 26 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.70%) XenApp
3 7 (1.70%) XenServer
3 7 (1.70%) Terminal Services
3 7 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.97%) vSphere
5 3 (0.73%) Squid
6 2 (0.49%) Snort
6 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.49%) Firmware
7 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (3.64%) CiscoWorks
1 15 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (2.18%) Nessus
2 9 (2.18%) OpenView
3 8 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.49%) SCCM
5 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 342 (83.01%) Cisco
2 318 (77.18%) CheckPoint
3 139 (33.74%) Juniper
4 74 (17.96%) Blue Coat
5 72 (17.48%) Microsoft
6 70 (16.99%) F5
7 50 (12.14%) Nokia
8 32 (7.77%) VMware
9 27 (6.55%) Fortinet
10 26 (6.31%) HP
11 23 (5.58%) SolarWinds
12 22 (5.34%) Citrix
13 18 (4.37%) Websense
14 16 (3.88%) McAfee
15 13 (3.16%) Barracuda Networks
15 13 (3.16%) SonicWALL
16 11 (2.67%) Aruba
17 10 (2.43%) Remedy
18 7 (1.70%) 3Com
18 7 (1.70%) NetApp
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 12% shift + overtime + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £33150 - £40950 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car, pen, health
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car, pen, health
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car, pen, health
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits inc Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
South East London
CACI Network Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago