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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 720 752 711
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -41
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 183 124 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 148 109 170
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 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 +29 171 £45,000 - 18
South East -5 58 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Yorkshire -10 43 £42,500 +21.42% 4
West Yorkshire -13 37 £41,250 +17.85% 4
Leeds -2 36 £40,000 +6.66% 2
London -37 29 £57,500 -14.81% 4
Berkshire +6 24 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East of England - 18 £45,000 - 1
Reading +5 16 £40,000 -11.11% 2
City of London +14 13 £55,000 -18.51% 2
Birmingham -2 13 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Midlands -12 13 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Surrey +12 12 £40,000 -15.78%
Kent - 12 £40,000 - 5
Suffolk - 10 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 10 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Hampshire -24 7 £50,000 +17.64%
Maidstone - 7 £40,000 - 3
Wales - 7 £37,500 -
South Wales - 7 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire -14 5 £50,000 -9.09%
York - 5 £50,000 -
North West - 5 £55,000 -
Basingstoke +4 4 £50,000 -
South West -25 4 £48,750 +31.75%
Bedford - 4 £45,000 -
Bridgend - 4 £36,500 -
Maidenhead - 4 £37,500 -
Wiltshire +4 3 £52,500 +41.89%

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 438 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 347 (79.22%) Firewall
3 343 (78.31%) Cisco
4 319 (72.83%) Cisco Certification
5 279 (63.70%) CCNP
6 244 (55.71%) CCSA
7 237 (54.11%) Network Security
8 165 (37.67%) Cisco ASA
9 150 (34.25%) Juniper
10 146 (33.33%) F5
11 143 (32.65%) WAN
12 130 (29.68%) CCNA
13 129 (29.45%) Blue Coat
14 128 (29.22%) LAN
15 124 (28.31%) Windows
16 120 (27.40%) TCP/IP
17 113 (25.80%) Linux
18 109 (24.89%) VPN
18 109 (24.89%) BGP
19 106 (24.20%) OSPF
20 71 (16.21%) JNCIS
21 68 (15.53%) CISSP
22 67 (15.30%) Microsoft
23 60 (13.70%) VMware
24 59 (13.47%) MPLS
25 58 (13.24%) ITIL
26 57 (13.01%) IPsec
27 54 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
28 51 (11.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
29 49 (11.19%) EIGRP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.05%) Apache
2 9 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.14%) IIS
4 4 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 36 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.91%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 347 (79.22%) Firewall
2 237 (54.11%) Network Security
3 165 (37.67%) Cisco ASA
4 143 (32.65%) WAN
5 128 (29.22%) LAN
6 120 (27.40%) TCP/IP
7 109 (24.89%) VPN
7 109 (24.89%) BGP
8 106 (24.20%) OSPF
9 59 (13.47%) MPLS
10 57 (13.01%) IPsec
11 51 (11.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 49 (11.19%) EIGRP
13 44 (10.05%) NetScreen
13 44 (10.05%) Cisco PIX
13 44 (10.05%) Cisco IOS
14 43 (9.82%) Internet
15 42 (9.59%) DNS
16 41 (9.36%) BIG-IP
17 37 (8.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.91%) MySQL
2 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (2.28%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.25%) Finance
3 15 (3.42%) Legal
4 14 (3.20%) Banking
5 11 (2.51%) German Language
6 10 (2.28%) Retail
7 4 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
9 2 (0.46%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 158 (36.07%) Security Engineer
2 152 (34.70%) Network Engineer
3 86 (19.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 58 (13.24%) Consultant
5 41 (9.36%) Senior Network Engineer
6 36 (8.22%) Network Consultant
7 35 (7.99%) Security Consultant
8 27 (6.16%) Support Engineer
8 27 (6.16%) Team Leader
9 26 (5.94%) Analyst
10 23 (5.25%) Network Specialist
11 20 (4.57%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 19 (4.34%) Security Analyst
12 19 (4.34%) Network Security Consultant
12 19 (4.34%) Escalation Engineer
13 18 (4.11%) Firewall Engineer
13 18 (4.11%) Network Analyst
13 18 (4.11%) Security Specialist
14 17 (3.88%) Support Specialist
15 16 (3.65%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.23%) CSS
1 1 (0.23%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.88%) Clustering
3 16 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.28%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.28%) PKI
4 10 (2.28%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.05%) Smartphone
6 7 (1.60%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.14%) CESG
8 4 (0.91%) Firmware
9 1 (0.23%) Replication
9 1 (0.23%) Open Source
9 1 (0.23%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 124 (28.31%) Windows
2 113 (25.80%) Linux
3 31 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (5.94%) UNIX
5 22 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.57%) Solaris
7 15 (3.42%) Windows XP
7 15 (3.42%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.28%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (13.24%) ITIL
2 41 (9.36%) Load Balancing
3 34 (7.76%) E-Commerce
4 32 (7.31%) SIEM
5 30 (6.85%) Network Management
5 30 (6.85%) Information Security
6 23 (5.25%) Incident Management
6 23 (5.25%) PRINCE2
7 21 (4.79%) Network Design
8 18 (4.11%) Mentoring
9 14 (3.20%) Data Security
10 13 (2.97%) Project Management
10 13 (2.97%) Network Architecture
10 13 (2.97%) Coaching
10 13 (2.97%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (2.74%) Change Control
12 10 (2.28%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 10 (2.28%) Line Management
12 10 (2.28%) Migration
13 9 (2.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.79%) Perl
1 21 (4.79%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.11%) SQL
3 13 (2.97%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.28%) Ruby
5 5 (1.14%) C
5 5 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 319 (72.83%) Cisco Certification
2 279 (63.70%) CCNP
3 244 (55.71%) CCSA
4 130 (29.68%) CCNA
5 71 (16.21%) JNCIS
6 68 (15.53%) CISSP
7 43 (9.82%) CCDP
8 38 (8.68%) JNCIA
9 36 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (7.99%) Check Point Certification
11 33 (7.53%) Security Cleared
12 28 (6.39%) SC Cleared
13 27 (6.16%) MCSE
14 26 (5.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (5.71%) CCIE
16 20 (4.57%) MCSA
17 18 (4.11%) CCSP
18 15 (3.42%) RHCE
18 15 (3.42%) RHCA
19 10 (2.28%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.99%) PCI DSS
2 26 (5.94%) SLA
3 8 (1.83%) QA
4 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 54 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.57%) ProxySG
3 18 (4.11%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.74%) Snort
4 12 (2.74%) Nmap
5 5 (1.14%) XenServer
6 2 (0.46%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (3.88%) Cacti
2 11 (2.51%) Nessus
3 9 (2.05%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.14%) SCCM
4 5 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.91%) OpenView
5 4 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.68%) SCOM
7 1 (0.23%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 438 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 343 (78.31%) Cisco
3 150 (34.25%) Juniper
4 146 (33.33%) F5
5 129 (29.45%) Blue Coat
6 67 (15.30%) Microsoft
7 60 (13.70%) VMware
8 48 (10.96%) Websense
9 36 (8.22%) Red Hat
10 34 (7.76%) Nokia
11 33 (7.53%) Sophos
12 31 (7.08%) Citrix
13 30 (6.85%) Aruba
14 29 (6.62%) SonicWALL
15 21 (4.79%) WatchGuard
16 20 (4.57%) Kaspersky
17 19 (4.34%) HP
18 17 (3.88%) McAfee
18 17 (3.88%) LogRhythm
19 16 (3.65%) Fortinet
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