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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 711 799 589
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -210
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 186 82 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.075% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.28% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 162 62 265
Average salary £45,000 £41,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
31096 29130 32721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.29% 26.78% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24587 23777 27213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 2014 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 24 October 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
England +91 180 £45,000 +7.14% 13
South East +12 50 £40,000 -1.84% 8
West Yorkshire +1 45 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Yorkshire -17 45 £40,000 - 2
London +41 44 £45,000 -12.19% 1
Leeds +21 44 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Birmingham +11 26 £47,500 +45.03% 1
West Midlands -2 26 £47,500 +45.03% 1
Kent +20 20 £23,000 -6.12% 1
City of London +36 19 £46,000 -3.15% 1
Berkshire -4 17 £40,000 - 3
Reading +6 13 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Surrey - 7 £48,000 -
East of England - 7 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire -11 5 £42,500 - 2
South West -17 5 £40,000 +14.28%
Suffolk - 5 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 5 £45,000 -
South Wales +13 4 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Wales +5 4 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Weymouth +9 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Dorset -6 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Slough - 3 £60,000 - 1
Eastleigh - 3 £50,000 -
Maidstone - 3 £21,500 -
North West - 3 £55,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £55,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £55,000 -
Bedford - 2 £45,000 -
Newport - 2 £33,000 -

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 290 (80.56%) Firewall
2 287 (79.72%) CheckPoint
3 283 (78.61%) Cisco Certification
4 275 (76.39%) Cisco
5 218 (60.56%) CCNP
6 210 (58.33%) Network Security
7 194 (53.89%) CCSE
8 145 (40.28%) CCNA
9 114 (31.67%) Juniper
10 103 (28.61%) Cisco ASA
11 100 (27.78%) Windows
12 96 (26.67%) TCP/IP
13 90 (25.00%) WAN
14 83 (23.06%) BGP
15 82 (22.78%) OSPF
16 79 (21.94%) LAN
17 78 (21.67%) F5
18 77 (21.39%) VPN
19 75 (20.83%) Blue Coat
20 69 (19.17%) MPLS
21 66 (18.33%) JNCIA
22 63 (17.50%) ITIL
23 62 (17.22%) Microsoft
24 61 (16.94%) Linux
25 56 (15.56%) Internet
26 48 (13.33%) CISSP
27 44 (12.22%) EIGRP
28 42 (11.67%) VMware
29 40 (11.11%) IPsec
30 39 (10.83%) Telecoms

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 9 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.83%) IIS
4 3 (0.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (5.28%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.78%) MS Office
4 2 (0.56%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.11%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 290 (80.56%) Firewall
2 210 (58.33%) Network Security
3 103 (28.61%) Cisco ASA
4 96 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 90 (25.00%) WAN
6 83 (23.06%) BGP
7 82 (22.78%) OSPF
8 79 (21.94%) LAN
9 77 (21.39%) VPN
10 69 (19.17%) MPLS
11 56 (15.56%) Internet
12 44 (12.22%) EIGRP
13 40 (11.11%) IPsec
14 33 (9.17%) Cisco PIX
15 32 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
16 31 (8.61%) Junos
17 30 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
18 29 (8.06%) SSL
19 22 (6.11%) TACACS
20 20 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 39 (10.83%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.56%) Finance
3 11 (3.06%) Legal
4 10 (2.78%) German Language
5 8 (2.22%) Retail
6 5 (1.39%) Banking
7 3 (0.83%) Law
7 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (33.06%) Security Engineer
2 113 (31.39%) Network Engineer
3 80 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 68 (18.89%) Analyst
5 59 (16.39%) Network Analyst
6 55 (15.28%) Security Analyst
7 51 (14.17%) Network Security Analyst
8 41 (11.39%) Consultant
9 31 (8.61%) Senior Network Engineer
10 30 (8.33%) Support Engineer
11 27 (7.50%) Network Consultant
12 25 (6.94%) Senior Security Engineer
13 21 (5.83%) Firewall Engineer
14 20 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 20 (5.56%) Security Consultant
15 13 (3.61%) 1st Line Support
15 13 (3.61%) Support Specialist
15 13 (3.61%) Team Leader
16 12 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
16 12 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.17%) WSE
2 2 (0.56%) LAMP
3 1 (0.28%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.11%) Clustering
3 11 (3.06%) Smartphone
4 10 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (2.78%) PKI
5 7 (1.94%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.56%) CESG
8 1 (0.28%) Open Source
8 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.28%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 100 (27.78%) Windows
2 61 (16.94%) Linux
3 35 (9.72%) UNIX
4 14 (3.89%) Solaris
4 14 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) HPUX
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.50%) ITIL
2 39 (10.83%) Load Balancing
3 34 (9.44%) Incident Management
4 29 (8.06%) Information Security
5 28 (7.78%) Network Management
6 26 (7.22%) Project Management
7 23 (6.39%) Change Control
8 19 (5.28%) E-Commerce
9 16 (4.44%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.89%) Coaching
10 14 (3.89%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (3.61%) Network Design
11 13 (3.61%) Network Architecture
12 11 (3.06%) PRINCE2
12 11 (3.06%) Change Management
12 11 (3.06%) Migration
13 10 (2.78%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 9 (2.50%) Low Latency
14 9 (2.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 8 (2.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.56%) Perl
2 14 (3.89%) Tcl
3 6 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.67%) SQL
4 5 (1.39%) C
5 3 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 283 (78.61%) Cisco Certification
2 218 (60.56%) CCNP
3 194 (53.89%) CCSE
4 145 (40.28%) CCNA
5 66 (18.33%) JNCIA
6 48 (13.33%) CISSP
7 38 (10.56%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (8.61%) MCSE
10 28 (7.78%) Security Cleared
11 26 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (6.94%) Check Point Certification
13 23 (6.39%) CCDP
14 19 (5.28%) JNCIS
15 17 (4.72%) CCSP
16 16 (4.44%) CCIE
16 16 (4.44%) SC Cleared
16 16 (4.44%) Degree
17 12 (3.33%) CCDA
17 12 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.00%) SLA
2 9 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.67%) QA
4 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.33%) Firmware
4 10 (2.78%) ProxySG
5 9 (2.50%) XenApp
5 9 (2.50%) XenServer
6 2 (0.56%) vSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (2.50%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.50%) Cacti
3 8 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (1.11%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) SCCM
5 1 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 287 (79.72%) CheckPoint
2 275 (76.39%) Cisco
3 114 (31.67%) Juniper
4 78 (21.67%) F5
5 75 (20.83%) Blue Coat
6 62 (17.22%) Microsoft
7 42 (11.67%) VMware
8 29 (8.06%) Citrix
9 27 (7.50%) Nokia
10 21 (5.83%) SolarWinds
11 20 (5.56%) Aruba
12 15 (4.17%) McAfee
13 14 (3.89%) Websense
13 14 (3.89%) Brocade
14 13 (3.61%) Fortinet
14 13 (3.61%) WatchGuard
14 13 (3.61%) Kaspersky
14 13 (3.61%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.06%) Sophos
15 11 (3.06%) NetApp
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