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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 608 729 607
Rank change year-on-year
+121 -122
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 291 205 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.63% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 162 160 221
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +26.66%

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
30383 32724 31424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.46% 27.25% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23753 26140 25296
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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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 +82 279 £55,000 +10.00% 21
London +35 98 £55,000 - 4
South East +78 93 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Berkshire +29 42 £62,500 +19.04% 6
Yorkshire -4 38 £50,000 +5.26% 4
City of London +39 28 £60,000 +3.44% 1
West Yorkshire +18 25 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Leeds +9 22 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 18 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Greenwich - 18 £55,000 -
East of England +9 17 £55,000 +15.78% 1
North West - 17 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire +31 15 £55,000 +13.98% 1
Surrey +19 15 £55,000 +62.96%
South West - 11 £65,000 - 3
Cheshire - 11 £65,000 -
Bristol - 11 £65,000 - 1
Bedford +48 10 £54,250 -1.36% 1
Scotland +28 10 - -
Edinburgh +24 10 - -
High Wycombe +6 10 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Hampshire -1 9 £58,752 +30.55%
Reading -1 9 £62,500 +19.04% 2
West Midlands -22 9 £66,250 +47.22%
Birmingham -8 8 £66,250 +47.22%
Slough - 8 £62,500 - 1
York +3 7 £52,500 +10.52%
North Yorkshire +2 7 £52,500 +10.52%
Manchester - 6 £50,000 -
Milton Keynes -8 5 £41,500 -2.35% 2

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 552 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 516 (93.48%) Cisco
3 478 (86.59%) Cisco Certification
4 436 (78.99%) Firewall
5 380 (68.84%) CCNP
6 305 (55.25%) CCSA
7 288 (52.17%) Cisco ASA
8 262 (47.46%) Network Security
9 253 (45.83%) Juniper
10 185 (33.51%) CCIE
11 163 (29.53%) F5
12 141 (25.54%) CCNA
13 134 (24.28%) Blue Coat
14 128 (23.19%) Cisco PIX
15 126 (22.83%) WAN
16 116 (21.01%) BGP
17 115 (20.83%) LAN
18 110 (19.93%) NetScreen
19 105 (19.02%) Finance
20 104 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
21 100 (18.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 99 (17.93%) OSPF
23 97 (17.57%) ITIL
24 92 (16.67%) DNS
25 89 (16.12%) Security Cleared
26 88 (15.94%) Wireless
27 86 (15.58%) Load Balancing
27 86 (15.58%) JNCIP
28 84 (15.22%) Fortinet
29 79 (14.31%) DHCP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (1.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.45%) Lync
3 4 (0.72%) CMS
4 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 436 (78.99%) Firewall
2 288 (52.17%) Cisco ASA
3 262 (47.46%) Network Security
4 128 (23.19%) Cisco PIX
5 126 (22.83%) WAN
6 116 (21.01%) BGP
7 115 (20.83%) LAN
8 110 (19.93%) NetScreen
9 104 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 100 (18.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 99 (17.93%) OSPF
12 92 (16.67%) DNS
13 88 (15.94%) Wireless
14 79 (14.31%) DHCP
15 76 (13.77%) TCP/IP
16 70 (12.68%) MPLS
17 62 (11.23%) SNMP
18 59 (10.69%) VPN
19 53 (9.60%) BIG-IP
20 51 (9.24%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 105 (19.02%) Finance
2 52 (9.42%) Banking
3 49 (8.88%) Retail
4 23 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.91%) Advertising
5 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.54%) Games
6 3 (0.54%) Billing
7 2 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 159 (28.80%) Network Engineer
2 135 (24.46%) Consultant
3 106 (19.20%) Security Consultant
4 87 (15.76%) Security Engineer
5 67 (12.14%) Network Specialist
6 65 (11.78%) Network Consultant
7 64 (11.59%) Senior Network Engineer
8 60 (10.87%) Network Security Engineer
9 53 (9.60%) Security Specialist
9 53 (9.60%) Network Security Consultant
10 52 (9.42%) Network Security Specialist
11 40 (7.25%) Analyst
12 39 (7.07%) Senior Consultant
12 39 (7.07%) Administrator
12 39 (7.07%) Senior Security Consultant
13 37 (6.70%) Firewall Administrator
14 34 (6.16%) Security Analyst
15 33 (5.98%) Firewall Engineer
16 30 (5.43%) Technical Consultant
17 26 (4.71%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.25%) Online Banking
3 31 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.90%) Hedge funds
5 14 (2.54%) Fat Client
5 14 (2.54%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.91%) Clustering
8 3 (0.54%) Replication
9 2 (0.36%) IPTV
9 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.18%) SecurID
10 1 (0.18%) PMI
10 1 (0.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.25%) Windows
2 32 (5.80%) Linux
3 8 (1.45%) Mac OS
4 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.72%) Solaris
5 3 (0.54%) UNIX
6 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (17.57%) ITIL
2 86 (15.58%) Load Balancing
3 63 (11.41%) Network Management
4 58 (10.51%) Service Delivery
5 49 (8.88%) Mentoring
6 45 (8.15%) Project Management
7 43 (7.79%) ITIL V3
8 34 (6.16%) Information Security
9 30 (5.43%) PRINCE2
9 30 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (4.89%) E-Commerce
10 27 (4.89%) Network Design
11 23 (4.17%) Migration
11 23 (4.17%) Network Architecture
11 23 (4.17%) Line Management
12 22 (3.99%) SIEM
13 21 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (2.72%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.70%) SQL
2 16 (2.90%) Perl
2 16 (2.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.72%) Python
4 1 (0.18%) C
Qualifications
1 478 (86.59%) Cisco Certification
2 380 (68.84%) CCNP
3 305 (55.25%) CCSA
4 185 (33.51%) CCIE
5 141 (25.54%) CCNA
6 89 (16.12%) Security Cleared
7 86 (15.58%) JNCIP
8 76 (13.77%) CCDP
9 68 (12.32%) JNCIS
10 58 (10.51%) SC Cleared
11 47 (8.51%) CISSP
12 40 (7.25%) JNCIE
13 33 (5.98%) Check Point Certification
14 29 (5.25%) CCDA
15 26 (4.71%) JNCIA
16 25 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (4.17%) HP ASE
17 23 (4.17%) HP MASE
18 18 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (3.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (3.26%) SLA
3 8 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.91%) GPG13
4 5 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.72%) XenServer
4 8 (1.45%) vSphere
4 8 (1.45%) Terminal Services
5 7 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.09%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.91%) Snort
7 5 (0.91%) Squid
8 4 (0.72%) XenApp
9 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (3.80%) CiscoWorks
2 19 (3.44%) OpenView
3 8 (1.45%) Nessus
4 7 (1.27%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.54%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 552 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 516 (93.48%) Cisco
3 253 (45.83%) Juniper
4 163 (29.53%) F5
5 134 (24.28%) Blue Coat
6 84 (15.22%) Fortinet
7 67 (12.14%) VMware
8 66 (11.96%) HP
9 55 (9.96%) IronPort
10 53 (9.60%) Tufin
11 49 (8.88%) Microsoft
12 48 (8.70%) Nokia
13 30 (5.43%) Citrix
14 29 (5.25%) Infoblox
14 29 (5.25%) Imperva
15 21 (3.80%) SolarWinds
16 20 (3.62%) Brocade
17 18 (3.26%) Sourcefire
18 17 (3.08%) Websense
19 10 (1.81%) LogRhythm
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