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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 675 716 589
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -127
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 208 163 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.56% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 193 126 266
Average salary £43,375 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 24 December 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 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
England +41 204 £44,500 -1.11% 10
South East +6 67 £40,000 -5.88% 2
London +1 62 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire +11 44 £45,000 - 3
Leeds +9 44 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire -14 44 £45,000 - 3
Kent +14 23 £23,000 -
City of London +17 19 £47,500 +14.45% 1
Berkshire +2 19 £60,000 +26.31% 1
East of England -3 15 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands -16 11 £42,500 -
Slough - 10 £60,000 - 1
Birmingham -4 9 £42,500 +25.00%
Hampshire -23 9 £30,000 -27.71% 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £42,500 -
Maidstone - 8 £22,750 -
Fareham - 8 £30,000 - 1
Reading +1 7 £52,500 -4.54%
Surrey -4 7 £36,500 -39.16%
Hertfordshire -10 7 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 7 £52,500 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £40,000 -
South West -7 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Bedford - 5 £52,500 - 1
Wales +11 4 £42,500 -5.55%
South Wales +7 4 £42,500 -5.55%
Cardiff - 4 £42,500 -
Greenwich - 3 £47,500 -
Bradford -9 2 - - 1

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 345 (86.47%) Cisco Certification
2 318 (79.70%) Cisco
3 315 (78.95%) Firewall
4 300 (75.19%) CheckPoint
5 263 (65.91%) CCNP
6 235 (58.90%) Network Security
7 187 (46.87%) CCSE
8 165 (41.35%) CCNA
9 122 (30.58%) Cisco ASA
10 120 (30.08%) Juniper
11 117 (29.32%) WAN
12 107 (26.82%) LAN
13 103 (25.81%) Windows
14 93 (23.31%) BGP
15 92 (23.06%) OSPF
16 91 (22.81%) TCP/IP
17 89 (22.31%) VPN
18 80 (20.05%) ITIL
19 72 (18.05%) Blue Coat
20 71 (17.79%) Microsoft
21 70 (17.54%) F5
22 67 (16.79%) MPLS
22 67 (16.79%) JNCIA
23 54 (13.53%) ITIL Certification
24 53 (13.28%) Linux
25 52 (13.03%) Load Balancing
26 46 (11.53%) EIGRP
27 45 (11.28%) Incident Management
28 44 (11.03%) Internet
29 43 (10.78%) Cisco PIX

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (2.01%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 16 (4.01%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.51%) MS Office
4 2 (0.50%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 315 (78.95%) Firewall
2 235 (58.90%) Network Security
3 122 (30.58%) Cisco ASA
4 117 (29.32%) WAN
5 107 (26.82%) LAN
6 93 (23.31%) BGP
7 92 (23.06%) OSPF
8 91 (22.81%) TCP/IP
9 89 (22.31%) VPN
10 67 (16.79%) MPLS
11 46 (11.53%) EIGRP
12 44 (11.03%) Internet
13 43 (10.78%) Cisco PIX
14 36 (9.02%) Cisco Nexus
15 35 (8.77%) IPsec
16 33 (8.27%) Intrusion Detection
17 29 (7.27%) DNS
18 24 (6.02%) Wireless
18 24 (6.02%) Junos
19 22 (5.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 27 (6.77%) Telecoms
2 26 (6.52%) Finance
3 8 (2.01%) Legal
3 8 (2.01%) Retail
4 6 (1.50%) German Language
5 5 (1.25%) Law
6 4 (1.00%) Games
7 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 160 (40.10%) Network Engineer
2 107 (26.82%) Security Engineer
3 80 (20.05%) Network Security Engineer
4 77 (19.30%) Analyst
5 72 (18.05%) Network Analyst
6 63 (15.79%) Security Analyst
7 59 (14.79%) Network Security Analyst
8 43 (10.78%) Consultant
9 36 (9.02%) Senior Network Engineer
10 31 (7.77%) Network Consultant
11 24 (6.02%) Security Consultant
12 22 (5.51%) Support Engineer
13 20 (5.01%) Firewall Engineer
14 17 (4.26%) Network Security Consultant
15 16 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
16 15 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
17 13 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
17 13 (3.26%) Senior Security Engineer
18 11 (2.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
18 11 (2.76%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.76%) WSE
2 8 (2.01%) LAMP
3 2 (0.50%) XML
4 1 (0.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.76%) Clustering
3 13 (3.26%) PKI
4 12 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.76%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.00%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.25%) Open Source
9 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.25%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 103 (25.81%) Windows
2 53 (13.28%) Linux
3 36 (9.02%) UNIX
4 15 (3.76%) Solaris
5 13 (3.26%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.26%) Windows XP
6 9 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.01%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.25%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.05%) ITIL
2 52 (13.03%) Load Balancing
3 45 (11.28%) Incident Management
4 33 (8.27%) Project Management
4 33 (8.27%) Network Management
5 31 (7.77%) Information Security
6 30 (7.52%) Mentoring
7 21 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (5.26%) Network Architecture
8 20 (5.01%) SIEM
9 18 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (4.26%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.01%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (3.76%) Network Design
12 15 (3.76%) Change Management
12 15 (3.76%) E-Commerce
12 15 (3.76%) Change Control
13 13 (3.26%) CRM
14 12 (3.01%) Migration
15 11 (2.76%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.27%) Perl
2 14 (3.51%) SQL
2 14 (3.51%) Tcl
3 11 (2.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 345 (86.47%) Cisco Certification
2 263 (65.91%) CCNP
3 187 (46.87%) CCSE
4 165 (41.35%) CCNA
5 67 (16.79%) JNCIA
6 54 (13.53%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (9.77%) Check Point Certification
7 39 (9.77%) CISSP
7 39 (9.77%) Security Cleared
8 38 (9.52%) CCDP
9 30 (7.52%) CCSP
10 29 (7.27%) CCIE
10 29 (7.27%) MCSE
10 29 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (6.52%) Degree
12 25 (6.27%) SC Cleared
13 23 (5.76%) JNCIS
14 20 (5.01%) CCDA
15 18 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (3.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.52%) SLA
2 20 (5.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (5.51%) Active Directory
1 22 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.26%) XenApp
2 9 (2.26%) XenServer
3 7 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.25%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.00%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.50%) Firmware
6 2 (0.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (3.26%) SolarWinds Orion
2 11 (2.76%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (2.26%) Nessus
3 9 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.75%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.25%) SCCM
6 1 (0.25%) Nagios
6 1 (0.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 318 (79.70%) Cisco
2 300 (75.19%) CheckPoint
3 120 (30.08%) Juniper
4 72 (18.05%) Blue Coat
5 71 (17.79%) Microsoft
6 70 (17.54%) F5
7 40 (10.03%) Nokia
8 30 (7.52%) VMware
9 25 (6.27%) Citrix
10 22 (5.51%) Fortinet
10 22 (5.51%) SolarWinds
11 19 (4.76%) HP
11 19 (4.76%) McAfee
11 19 (4.76%) Websense
12 16 (4.01%) Aruba
13 15 (3.76%) SonicWALL
14 12 (3.01%) Barracuda Networks
15 10 (2.51%) Sourcefire
16 9 (2.26%) Clearswift
16 9 (2.26%) NetApp
Slough
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Package & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £30000 - £3100040000 per annum + £3,000 on-call
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
Required IT
Salary: £50k+ Package with Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago