The table below looks at the statistics for CCSE in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CCSE over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 664 704 760
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +56
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 231 228 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.72% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 144 177 107
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CCSE
Salary Trend

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

CCSE Salary Trend in the UK

CCSE
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CCSE over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

CCSE Salary Histogram in the UK

CCSE
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +39 225 £52,500 +10.52% 21
London +56 88 £57,500 +4.54% 7
South East -22 61 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Yorkshire +19 51 £45,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +27 45 £45,000 +2.85% 5
Leeds +20 31 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Berkshire -3 28 £67,500 +68.75% 1
East of England +22 25 £52,500 +16.66%
Bedfordshire +20 25 £52,500 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire +24 22 £52,500 - 1
Bedford +21 20 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 18 £52,500 - 1
City of London +26 16 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Halifax - 14 £45,000 - 2
Maidenhead +10 11 £67,500 +80.00% 1
Surrey 0 7 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Reading -6 7 - -
Hounslow - 7 £60,000 - 1
Birmingham -10 4 - -
West Midlands -13 4 - -
Wakefield - 4 - -
Huddersfield - 4 - -
Bradford - 4 - -
Basingstoke +18 3 - -
Hampshire -3 3 - -
Wiltshire -4 3 £36,000 -44.61% 1
South West -10 3 £36,000 -44.61% 1
County Antrim - 3 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
Swindon +10 2 £35,500 -45.38% 1

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing CCSE 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 CCSE.

1 532 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 494 (92.86%) Cisco
3 449 (84.40%) Firewall
4 410 (77.07%) Cisco Certification
5 367 (68.98%) CCSA
6 291 (54.70%) CCNP
7 258 (48.50%) Cisco ASA
8 202 (37.97%) Juniper
9 178 (33.46%) Network Security
10 156 (29.32%) CCIE
11 152 (28.57%) F5
12 142 (26.69%) CCNA
13 134 (25.19%) Cisco PIX
14 129 (24.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 120 (22.56%) NetScreen
15 120 (22.56%) Finance
16 115 (21.62%) Blue Coat
17 113 (21.24%) Data Centre
18 103 (19.36%) BGP
19 96 (18.05%) WAN
20 93 (17.48%) LAN
21 92 (17.29%) Fortinet
22 84 (15.79%) CCDP
23 82 (15.41%) Banking
24 80 (15.04%) ITIL
25 77 (14.47%) TCP/IP
26 75 (14.10%) IronPort
26 75 (14.10%) Security Cleared
27 73 (13.72%) Tufin
28 72 (13.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing CCSE 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 CCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.56%) CMS
1 3 (0.56%) Lync
2 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (3.38%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.75%) MS Office
3 2 (0.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 449 (84.40%) Firewall
2 258 (48.50%) Cisco ASA
3 178 (33.46%) Network Security
4 134 (25.19%) Cisco PIX
5 129 (24.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 120 (22.56%) NetScreen
7 103 (19.36%) BGP
8 96 (18.05%) WAN
9 93 (17.48%) LAN
10 77 (14.47%) TCP/IP
11 72 (13.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 70 (13.16%) OSPF
13 63 (11.84%) Cisco ISE
14 61 (11.47%) DNS
15 52 (9.77%) SNMP
16 49 (9.21%) FWSM
17 48 (9.02%) MPLS
18 46 (8.65%) DHCP
19 44 (8.27%) Spanning Tree
20 43 (8.08%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.19%) GCC
General
1 120 (22.56%) Finance
2 82 (15.41%) Banking
3 50 (9.40%) Retail
4 32 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.94%) Advertising
6 3 (0.56%) Games
7 2 (0.38%) Billing
7 2 (0.38%) Local Government
7 2 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 129 (24.25%) Consultant
1 129 (24.25%) Network Engineer
2 110 (20.68%) Security Consultant
3 76 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 59 (11.09%) Senior Consultant
5 58 (10.90%) Senior Security Consultant
6 54 (10.15%) Administrator
6 54 (10.15%) Firewall Administrator
7 51 (9.59%) Network Security Engineer
8 47 (8.83%) Network Consultant
9 46 (8.65%) Network Specialist
10 45 (8.46%) Security Specialist
11 44 (8.27%) Network Security Specialist
12 36 (6.77%) Analyst
13 35 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
13 35 (6.58%) Firewall Consultant
14 31 (5.83%) Network Security Consultant
15 30 (5.64%) Firewall Engineer
16 28 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
17 25 (4.70%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.89%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.19%) .NET
2 1 (0.19%) CSS
2 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (21.24%) Data Centre
2 67 (12.59%) Online Banking
3 59 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.20%) PMI
6 11 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.88%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.13%) PKI
10 3 (0.56%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.56%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.38%) Clustering
11 2 (0.38%) SecurID
11 2 (0.38%) IPTV
11 2 (0.38%) CMDB
12 1 (0.19%) BYOD
12 1 (0.19%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.14%) Windows
2 12 (2.26%) Linux
3 6 (1.13%) UNIX
4 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (15.04%) ITIL
2 70 (13.16%) Load Balancing
3 54 (10.15%) Mentoring
4 45 (8.46%) Service Delivery
5 43 (8.08%) Network Management
6 41 (7.71%) Project Management
7 28 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (5.26%) Network Design
8 25 (4.70%) SIEM
8 25 (4.70%) Change Control
9 21 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (3.95%) Information Security
10 18 (3.38%) Problem Management
11 15 (2.82%) Change Management
12 14 (2.63%) Incident Management
12 14 (2.63%) ITIL V3
13 11 (2.07%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (1.88%) Fault Management
14 10 (1.88%) Business Continuity
14 10 (1.88%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.26%) SQL
2 10 (1.88%) Perl
2 10 (1.88%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 410 (77.07%) Cisco Certification
2 367 (68.98%) CCSA
3 291 (54.70%) CCNP
4 156 (29.32%) CCIE
5 142 (26.69%) CCNA
6 84 (15.79%) CCDP
7 75 (14.10%) Security Cleared
8 65 (12.22%) JNCIS
9 61 (11.47%) JNCIP
10 55 (10.34%) Check Point Certification
11 42 (7.89%) SC Cleared
12 32 (6.02%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (5.45%) CISSP
14 27 (5.08%) CCDA
15 23 (4.32%) JNCIE
16 20 (3.76%) Degree
17 17 (3.20%) MCSE
17 17 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (3.20%) PMI Certification
18 15 (2.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.95%) SLA
2 25 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.75%) GPG13
4 4 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.50%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.94%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.94%) vSphere
5 4 (0.75%) XenApp
5 4 (0.75%) Snort
6 3 (0.56%) Squid
6 3 (0.56%) XenServer
7 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (2.82%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (0.94%) vMotion
4 3 (0.56%) HP SIM
4 3 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.38%) OpenView
5 2 (0.38%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.19%) Nessus
6 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 532 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 494 (92.86%) Cisco
3 202 (37.97%) Juniper
4 152 (28.57%) F5
5 115 (21.62%) Blue Coat
6 92 (17.29%) Fortinet
7 75 (14.10%) IronPort
8 73 (13.72%) Tufin
9 45 (8.46%) Nokia
10 42 (7.89%) Microsoft
11 31 (5.83%) HP
12 28 (5.26%) Citrix
13 23 (4.32%) VMware
14 17 (3.20%) Kaspersky
15 13 (2.44%) Riverbed
16 12 (2.26%) WatchGuard
17 11 (2.07%) Computacenter
17 11 (2.07%) Sourcefire
17 11 (2.07%) SolarWinds
18 10 (1.88%) Splunk
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: £50k + 4k
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
CACI Network Services
Salary: Unspecified Additional benefits:- Private Medical/ Great Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Tectre Limited
Salary: £36,000 to £50,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000 - £38500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 22 days ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 24 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £36000.00 - £50500.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago