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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 704 822 595
Rank change year-on-year
+118 -227
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 186 79 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.073% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.27% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 163 62 267
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%

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
30703 29071 33147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 26.77% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 24261 23707 27567
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 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 22 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 +121 180 £45,000 +11.80% 15
South East +12 52 £40,000 -0.62% 8
West Yorkshire +7 44 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire +2 44 £40,000 +6.66% 3
London +36 43 £45,500 -9.00% 2
Leeds +16 43 £40,000 - 2
Birmingham +18 26 £47,500 +45.03% 1
West Midlands -9 26 £47,500 +45.03% 1
Kent +20 20 £23,000 -6.12% 3
City of London +33 19 £46,000 -3.15% 2
Berkshire -2 18 £40,000 +3.22% 2
Reading +9 14 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Surrey - 8 £44,000 -
East of England - 7 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire -5 5 £42,500 - 2
South West -9 5 £40,000 +14.28%
Suffolk - 5 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 5 £45,000 -
South Wales +10 4 £36,500 +4.28%
Wales +4 4 £36,500 +4.28%
Weymouth +10 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Dorset -5 3 £32,500 -7.14%
North West - 3 £55,000 -
Eastleigh - 3 £50,000 -
Slough - 3 £60,000 - 1
Maidstone - 3 £21,500 - 1
Bedford - 2 £45,000 -
West Malling - 2 £34,500 - 2
Newport - 2 £33,000 -
Fareham - 2 £30,000 - 1

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 289 (80.28%) Firewall
2 287 (79.72%) CheckPoint
3 283 (78.61%) Cisco Certification
4 275 (76.39%) Cisco
5 218 (60.56%) CCNP
6 209 (58.06%) Network Security
7 194 (53.89%) CCSE
8 145 (40.28%) CCNA
9 113 (31.39%) Juniper
10 102 (28.33%) Cisco ASA
11 101 (28.06%) Windows
12 97 (26.94%) TCP/IP
13 90 (25.00%) WAN
14 84 (23.33%) BGP
15 83 (23.06%) OSPF
16 79 (21.94%) LAN
17 77 (21.39%) VPN
17 77 (21.39%) F5
18 75 (20.83%) Blue Coat
19 70 (19.44%) MPLS
20 66 (18.33%) JNCIA
21 63 (17.50%) Microsoft
21 63 (17.50%) ITIL
22 62 (17.22%) Linux
23 56 (15.56%) Internet
24 48 (13.33%) CISSP
25 45 (12.50%) EIGRP
26 43 (11.94%) VMware
27 40 (11.11%) IPsec
27 40 (11.11%) Telecoms

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 14 (3.89%) 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
1 289 (80.28%) Firewall
2 209 (58.06%) Network Security
3 102 (28.33%) Cisco ASA
4 97 (26.94%) TCP/IP
5 90 (25.00%) WAN
6 84 (23.33%) BGP
7 83 (23.06%) OSPF
8 79 (21.94%) LAN
9 77 (21.39%) VPN
10 70 (19.44%) MPLS
11 56 (15.56%) Internet
12 45 (12.50%) EIGRP
13 40 (11.11%) IPsec
14 33 (9.17%) Cisco PIX
15 32 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
16 31 (8.61%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (8.61%) Junos
17 29 (8.06%) SSL
18 22 (6.11%) TACACS
19 20 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
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 40 (11.11%) 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%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.56%) French Language
8 2 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 118 (32.78%) Security Engineer
2 112 (31.11%) Network Engineer
3 79 (21.94%) 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 14 (3.89%) Team Leader
16 13 (3.61%) Support Specialist
16 13 (3.61%) 1st Line Support
17 12 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
17 12 (3.33%) Technical 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 23 (6.39%) Clustering
3 11 (3.06%) Smartphone
4 10 (2.78%) PKI
4 10 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.94%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.56%) CESG
9 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.28%) Kindle
9 1 (0.28%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 101 (28.06%) Windows
2 62 (17.22%) Linux
3 35 (9.72%) UNIX
4 15 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.89%) Solaris
6 11 (3.06%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.50%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.28%) HPUX
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.50%) ITIL
2 40 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 34 (9.44%) Incident Management
4 29 (8.06%) Network Management
5 28 (7.78%) Information Security
6 27 (7.50%) Project Management
7 24 (6.67%) Change Control
8 20 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 16 (4.44%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.89%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (3.89%) Coaching
11 13 (3.61%) Network Architecture
11 13 (3.61%) Network Design
12 11 (3.06%) Change Management
12 11 (3.06%) PRINCE2
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 35 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (8.89%) MCSE
10 28 (7.78%) Security Cleared
11 27 (7.50%) 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
17 15 (4.17%) Degree
18 13 (3.61%) MCSA
19 12 (3.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.00%) SLA
2 10 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.67%) QA
4 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.61%) 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%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
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%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 287 (79.72%) CheckPoint
2 275 (76.39%) Cisco
3 113 (31.39%) Juniper
4 77 (21.39%) F5
5 75 (20.83%) Blue Coat
6 63 (17.50%) Microsoft
7 43 (11.94%) VMware
8 28 (7.78%) Citrix
9 27 (7.50%) Nokia
10 21 (5.83%) SolarWinds
11 20 (5.56%) Aruba
12 14 (3.89%) Brocade
12 14 (3.89%) Websense
12 14 (3.89%) Red Hat
12 14 (3.89%) McAfee
13 13 (3.61%) Kaspersky
13 13 (3.61%) WatchGuard
14 12 (3.33%) Fortinet
15 11 (3.06%) NetApp
15 11 (3.06%) Sophos
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 per annum + Training and Certifications
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Capita
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: to £45000 + on call
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: NEG
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