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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 715 724 669
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -55
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 182 155 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.54% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 122 123 180
Average salary £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,150 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,500 £62,500
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
31174 28831 32481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 26.79% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24719 23449 27044
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 October 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 October 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 +7 170 £45,000 -2.70% 13
South East -4 57 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire -1 44 £46,250 +32.14% 3
Leeds +3 38 £42,750 +10.32% 2
West Yorkshire 0 38 £42,750 +22.14% 3
London -21 37 £46,250 -19.56% 5
Berkshire -1 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +3 15 £47,500 - 1
Kent - 15 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham -11 13 £37,500 -11.76%
West Midlands -11 13 £37,500 -11.76%
Bedfordshire - 11 £50,000 - 1
City of London +19 10 £51,500 -23.70% 2
Reading -1 10 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Maidstone - 9 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £42,500 - 1
Greenwich - 7 £47,500 -
York - 6 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 -
Bedford - 6 £47,500 -
Surrey - 5 £40,000 -
Hampshire -33 4 £50,000 +17.64%
Suffolk - 4 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £42,500 - 1
Ipswich - 4 £45,000 -
Wales - 4 £40,750 - 2
South Wales - 4 £40,750 - 2
South West -13 3 £45,000 +25.00%
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Eastleigh - 3 £50,000 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 409 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 334 (81.66%) Cisco
3 330 (80.68%) Firewall
4 321 (78.48%) Cisco Certification
5 283 (69.19%) CCNP
6 218 (53.30%) Network Security
7 199 (48.66%) CCSA
8 184 (44.99%) Cisco ASA
9 165 (40.34%) WAN
10 162 (39.61%) Juniper
11 149 (36.43%) LAN
12 147 (35.94%) F5
13 110 (26.89%) Blue Coat
14 104 (25.43%) CCNA
14 104 (25.43%) BGP
15 103 (25.18%) OSPF
16 98 (23.96%) TCP/IP
17 96 (23.47%) VPN
18 88 (21.52%) Windows
19 84 (20.54%) Linux
20 76 (18.58%) JNCIS
21 64 (15.65%) Microsoft
22 62 (15.16%) CCIE
23 59 (14.43%) Wireless
24 57 (13.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 56 (13.69%) MPLS
26 55 (13.45%) CCDP
27 54 (13.20%) ITIL
28 53 (12.96%) Cisco PIX
29 51 (12.47%) CISSP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 7 (1.71%) SharePoint
1 7 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.47%) Apache
3 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.49%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.89%) MS Office
3 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 330 (80.68%) Firewall
2 218 (53.30%) Network Security
3 184 (44.99%) Cisco ASA
4 165 (40.34%) WAN
5 149 (36.43%) LAN
6 104 (25.43%) BGP
7 103 (25.18%) OSPF
8 98 (23.96%) TCP/IP
9 96 (23.47%) VPN
10 59 (14.43%) Wireless
11 57 (13.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 56 (13.69%) MPLS
13 53 (12.96%) Cisco PIX
14 47 (11.49%) EIGRP
14 47 (11.49%) IPsec
15 40 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
16 37 (9.05%) Internet
17 33 (8.07%) Intrusion Detection
18 32 (7.82%) BIG-IP
19 30 (7.33%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.98%) MySQL
1 4 (0.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.47%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (8.07%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.65%) Finance
3 15 (3.67%) Legal
4 12 (2.93%) Retail
5 10 (2.44%) German Language
6 9 (2.20%) Banking
7 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 160 (39.12%) Network Engineer
2 130 (31.78%) Security Engineer
3 72 (17.60%) Network Security Engineer
4 60 (14.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 58 (14.18%) Consultant
6 37 (9.05%) Network Consultant
7 35 (8.56%) Analyst
8 33 (8.07%) Security Consultant
9 29 (7.09%) Security Analyst
10 27 (6.60%) Network Specialist
11 25 (6.11%) Network Analyst
12 22 (5.38%) Escalation Engineer
13 21 (5.13%) Support Engineer
13 21 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
14 17 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
15 16 (3.91%) Firewall Engineer
15 16 (3.91%) Network Security Analyst
16 15 (3.67%) Security Specialist
17 14 (3.42%) IP Engineer
18 13 (3.18%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.24%) CSS
1 1 (0.24%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.18%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.44%) PKI
2 10 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.20%) Thin Client
3 9 (2.20%) Smartphone
3 9 (2.20%) Fat Client
3 9 (2.20%) Clustering
4 3 (0.73%) CESG
5 2 (0.49%) Replication
5 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.24%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.24%) Open Source
6 1 (0.24%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 88 (21.52%) Windows
2 84 (20.54%) Linux
3 20 (4.89%) UNIX
4 19 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 19 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 16 (3.91%) Solaris
6 13 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.47%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.20%) ITIL
2 42 (10.27%) Load Balancing
3 40 (9.78%) Network Management
4 27 (6.60%) PRINCE2
5 25 (6.11%) Information Security
6 24 (5.87%) Network Design
7 18 (4.40%) E-Commerce
8 17 (4.16%) SIEM
8 17 (4.16%) Mentoring
9 16 (3.91%) Network Architecture
9 16 (3.91%) Change Management
9 16 (3.91%) Incident Management
10 15 (3.67%) Project Management
11 14 (3.42%) Coaching
12 12 (2.93%) Line Management
12 12 (2.93%) ITIL V3
12 12 (2.93%) Data Security
13 11 (2.69%) Migration
13 11 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (2.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.67%) SQL
2 9 (2.20%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.20%) Perl
3 8 (1.96%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.47%) Ruby
5 2 (0.49%) Java
6 1 (0.24%) C
Qualifications
1 321 (78.48%) Cisco Certification
2 283 (69.19%) CCNP
3 199 (48.66%) CCSA
4 104 (25.43%) CCNA
5 76 (18.58%) JNCIS
6 62 (15.16%) CCIE
7 55 (13.45%) CCDP
8 51 (12.47%) CISSP
9 44 (10.76%) Security Cleared
10 42 (10.27%) SC Cleared
11 39 (9.54%) JNCIA
12 29 (7.09%) Check Point Certification
13 21 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (4.40%) CCSP
15 15 (3.67%) MCSE
15 15 (3.67%) JNCIP
16 13 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 11 (2.69%) JNCIE
18 9 (2.20%) MCSA
19 8 (1.96%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.09%) SLA
2 19 (4.65%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.44%) QA
4 8 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.89%) ProxySG
3 8 (1.96%) Nmap
4 7 (1.71%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.47%) Snort
6 5 (1.22%) Firmware
7 3 (0.73%) vSphere
8 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (6.36%) CiscoWorks
2 23 (5.62%) OpenView
3 9 (2.20%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.71%) Cacti
5 6 (1.47%) Nessus
6 5 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.24%) SCCM
8 1 (0.24%) SCOM
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 409 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 334 (81.66%) Cisco
3 162 (39.61%) Juniper
4 147 (35.94%) F5
5 110 (26.89%) Blue Coat
6 64 (15.65%) Microsoft
7 45 (11.00%) VMware
8 41 (10.02%) Websense
9 38 (9.29%) HP
10 31 (7.58%) SonicWALL
11 28 (6.85%) Nokia
11 28 (6.85%) Aruba
12 27 (6.60%) Citrix
13 21 (5.13%) Sophos
14 20 (4.89%) McAfee
15 19 (4.65%) Red Hat
16 18 (4.40%) Lumension
17 17 (4.16%) Brocade
17 17 (4.16%) Fortinet
18 16 (3.91%) WatchGuard
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £44,000 to £44,000 per annum circa + £7k Car Allowance + £4k Bonu
Posted: 6 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £40k per year + Bonus + Overtime
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Salary: £44K + 7K Car Allowance + Bonuses + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £44000 - £46000 per annum + Healthcare
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City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: NEG
Posted: 23 days ago