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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 741 753 714
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -39
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 174 123 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135 102 177
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%

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
30817 28552 33844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.69% 28.92%
Number of salaries quoted 24103 23313 28364
Average salary £45,000 £43,150 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.52%
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 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 30 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 -4 164 £45,000 -5.26% 20
South East -9 51 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Yorkshire -6 44 £42,500 +13.33% 4
West Yorkshire -9 39 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Leeds +6 38 £42,500 +9.67% 2
London -28 28 £55,000 -16.98% 2
Berkshire -2 22 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East of England - 17 £45,000 -
Reading +6 15 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Birmingham -4 14 £42,500 -5.55% 2
West Midlands -8 14 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Kent - 13 £40,000 - 6
City of London +25 11 £55,000 -18.51%
Surrey +5 10 £40,000 -15.78%
Suffolk - 9 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 9 £45,000 -
Maidstone - 8 £40,000 - 3
Bedfordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Wales - 6 £40,000 - 1
South Wales - 6 £40,000 - 1
North West -7 5 £55,000 +15.78%
South West -23 4 £48,750 +31.75%
Hampshire -38 4 £50,000 +17.64% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £50,000 -
York - 4 £50,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 £37,500 -
Bedford - 4 £45,000 -
Manchester +5 3 - -
Wiltshire -8 3 £52,500 +41.89%
Eastleigh - 3 £50,000 - 1

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 433 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 344 (79.45%) Cisco
2 344 (79.45%) Firewall
3 323 (74.60%) Cisco Certification
4 284 (65.59%) CCNP
5 237 (54.73%) CCSA
5 237 (54.73%) Network Security
6 171 (39.49%) Cisco ASA
7 154 (35.57%) Juniper
8 147 (33.95%) F5
9 146 (33.72%) WAN
10 132 (30.48%) Blue Coat
11 130 (30.02%) LAN
12 127 (29.33%) CCNA
13 123 (28.41%) Windows
14 113 (26.10%) TCP/IP
15 112 (25.87%) Linux
16 108 (24.94%) BGP
17 107 (24.71%) OSPF
18 105 (24.25%) VPN
19 76 (17.55%) JNCIS
20 68 (15.70%) CISSP
20 68 (15.70%) Microsoft
21 58 (13.39%) MPLS
21 58 (13.39%) VMware
22 57 (13.16%) ITIL
23 56 (12.93%) IPsec
24 52 (12.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
24 52 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
25 50 (11.55%) EIGRP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 16 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.85%) Apache
5 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.92%) IIS
6 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 344 (79.45%) Firewall
2 237 (54.73%) Network Security
3 171 (39.49%) Cisco ASA
4 146 (33.72%) WAN
5 130 (30.02%) LAN
6 113 (26.10%) TCP/IP
7 108 (24.94%) BGP
8 107 (24.71%) OSPF
9 105 (24.25%) VPN
10 58 (13.39%) MPLS
11 56 (12.93%) IPsec
12 52 (12.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 50 (11.55%) EIGRP
14 44 (10.16%) Cisco PIX
15 42 (9.70%) Internet
16 41 (9.47%) NetScreen
16 41 (9.47%) Cisco IOS
17 39 (9.01%) Wireless
17 39 (9.01%) BIG-IP
17 39 (9.01%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.92%) MySQL
2 2 (0.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (2.31%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (6.47%) Telecoms
2 25 (5.77%) Finance
3 15 (3.46%) Legal
4 13 (3.00%) Banking
5 12 (2.77%) Retail
6 11 (2.54%) German Language
7 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 159 (36.72%) Security Engineer
2 154 (35.57%) Network Engineer
3 87 (20.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 56 (12.93%) Consultant
5 44 (10.16%) Senior Network Engineer
6 36 (8.31%) Network Consultant
7 33 (7.62%) Security Consultant
8 25 (5.77%) Team Leader
9 24 (5.54%) Support Engineer
9 24 (5.54%) Network Specialist
10 23 (5.31%) Analyst
11 20 (4.62%) Escalation Engineer
12 19 (4.39%) Network Security Consultant
13 18 (4.16%) Firewall Engineer
13 18 (4.16%) Infrastructure Team Leader
14 17 (3.93%) Security Specialist
14 17 (3.93%) Network Analyst
14 17 (3.93%) Security Analyst
15 16 (3.70%) IT Security Engineer
16 15 (3.46%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.23%) CSS
1 1 (0.23%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.93%) Clustering
3 16 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.31%) PKI
5 9 (2.08%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.08%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.62%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.15%) CESG
8 1 (0.23%) Replication
8 1 (0.23%) Open Source
8 1 (0.23%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 123 (28.41%) Windows
2 112 (25.87%) Linux
3 29 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (6.00%) UNIX
5 22 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.62%) Solaris
7 16 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 16 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 15 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.31%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (13.16%) ITIL
2 43 (9.93%) Load Balancing
3 32 (7.39%) E-Commerce
3 32 (7.39%) SIEM
4 30 (6.93%) Information Security
5 29 (6.70%) Network Management
6 24 (5.54%) PRINCE2
7 23 (5.31%) Incident Management
8 22 (5.08%) Network Design
9 18 (4.16%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.23%) Coaching
10 14 (3.23%) Network Architecture
10 14 (3.23%) Project Management
10 14 (3.23%) Data Security
11 13 (3.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (2.77%) Change Control
13 11 (2.54%) Change Management
14 10 (2.31%) Migration
14 10 (2.31%) Deep Packet Inspection
15 9 (2.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.85%) Perl
1 21 (4.85%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.16%) SQL
3 13 (3.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.31%) Ruby
5 5 (1.15%) C
6 4 (0.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 323 (74.60%) Cisco Certification
2 284 (65.59%) CCNP
3 237 (54.73%) CCSA
4 127 (29.33%) CCNA
5 76 (17.55%) JNCIS
6 68 (15.70%) CISSP
7 46 (10.62%) CCDP
8 41 (9.47%) JNCIA
9 36 (8.31%) Security Cleared
10 35 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (7.39%) SC Cleared
12 30 (6.93%) Check Point Certification
13 29 (6.70%) CCIE
14 27 (6.24%) MCSE
15 25 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (4.39%) MCSA
17 18 (4.16%) CCSP
18 14 (3.23%) RHCE
18 14 (3.23%) RHCA
19 10 (2.31%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.62%) PCI DSS
2 26 (6.00%) SLA
3 9 (2.08%) QA
4 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 52 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.85%) ProxySG
3 18 (4.16%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.77%) Snort
4 12 (2.77%) Nmap
5 5 (1.15%) XenServer
6 4 (0.92%) Firmware
7 2 (0.46%) vSphere
8 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (3.70%) Cacti
2 11 (2.54%) Nessus
3 9 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (2.08%) FortiGate
4 8 (1.85%) OpenView
5 5 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.15%) SCCM
6 4 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.69%) SCOM
8 1 (0.23%) Nagios
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 433 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 344 (79.45%) Cisco
3 154 (35.57%) Juniper
4 147 (33.95%) F5
5 132 (30.48%) Blue Coat
6 68 (15.70%) Microsoft
7 58 (13.39%) VMware
8 48 (11.09%) Websense
9 35 (8.08%) Red Hat
10 32 (7.39%) Sophos
10 32 (7.39%) Nokia
11 29 (6.70%) Citrix
11 29 (6.70%) SonicWALL
11 29 (6.70%) Aruba
12 23 (5.31%) HP
13 19 (4.39%) WatchGuard
14 18 (4.16%) Kaspersky
14 18 (4.16%) Fortinet
14 18 (4.16%) McAfee
15 16 (3.70%) LogRhythm
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