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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
Rank 702 764 697
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -67
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 143 183 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.65% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 74 122 170
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,750 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%

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
21172 28065 29324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.02% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16726 22465 23461
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 131 £55,000 +4.76% 13
South East +64 36 £55,000 +2.32% 4
East of England +14 36 £62,500 +6.83%
London +28 29 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Bedfordshire +6 29 £55,000 -5.98%
North West -11 17 £32,500 -
Manchester -19 17 £32,500 -
Surrey +52 16 £55,000 -8.33%
Berkshire +35 15 £60,000 +14.28%
Bedford +10 15 £55,000 -5.98%
Reading +44 13 £67,500 +42.10%
Scotland +31 11 £62,500 - 2
Edinburgh +14 11 £62,500 -
West Midlands +6 9 £26,500 -44.21% 2
Hertfordshire +10 6 £80,000 +23.07%
Birmingham +5 5 £34,000 +47.82% 2
Hampshire +24 3 - - 2
Kent +13 2 £67,500 +82.43%
West Malling - 2 £67,500 -
Croydon - 2 £47,500 -
Dudley - 2 £25,000 -
Leamington Spa - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 2 £37,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
City of London +33 1 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 1 £46,000 -6.12%
Hounslow +7 1 £65,000 -
Cambridge +3 1 £46,000 -6.12%
Woking - 1 £50,000 -
Hook - 1 - - 1

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT jobs citing CCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CCSE.

1 272 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 240 (88.24%) Cisco
2 240 (88.24%) Firewall
3 222 (81.62%) Cisco Certification
4 189 (69.49%) CCNP
5 165 (60.66%) Network Security
6 157 (57.72%) CCSA
7 91 (33.46%) CCNA
8 89 (32.72%) F5
9 88 (32.35%) Data Centre
10 86 (31.62%) LAN
11 78 (28.68%) Cisco ASA
12 69 (25.37%) Cisco Nexus
13 67 (24.63%) WAN
14 65 (23.90%) VPN
15 63 (23.16%) Fortinet
16 61 (22.43%) CCIE
16 61 (22.43%) CCSP
16 61 (22.43%) Finance
17 58 (21.32%) ITIL
18 57 (20.96%) Palo Alto
19 53 (19.49%) OSPF
20 51 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
20 51 (18.75%) Juniper
21 48 (17.65%) BGP
22 45 (16.54%) CCDP
23 44 (16.18%) Retail
23 44 (16.18%) FortiGate
24 41 (15.07%) Kalman Filter
24 41 (15.07%) Spanning Tree

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.21%) IIS
2 2 (0.74%) Apache
2 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.74%) nginx
2 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 16 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 14 (5.15%) MS Office
4 12 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 240 (88.24%) Firewall
2 165 (60.66%) Network Security
3 86 (31.62%) LAN
4 78 (28.68%) Cisco ASA
5 69 (25.37%) Cisco Nexus
6 67 (24.63%) WAN
7 65 (23.90%) VPN
8 53 (19.49%) OSPF
9 48 (17.65%) BGP
10 41 (15.07%) Spanning Tree
11 29 (10.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 27 (9.93%) TCP/IP
13 26 (9.56%) MPLS
13 26 (9.56%) Wireless
14 25 (9.19%) Cisco PIX
15 22 (8.09%) IP Telephony
16 21 (7.72%) Internet
17 19 (6.99%) BIG-IP
18 18 (6.62%) ExtremeXOS
18 18 (6.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.74%) SQL Server
General
1 61 (22.43%) Finance
2 44 (16.18%) Retail
3 40 (14.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (3.68%) Banking
4 10 (3.68%) Legal
4 10 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.21%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.47%) Billing
6 4 (1.47%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (36.40%) Consultant
2 84 (30.88%) Security Consultant
2 84 (30.88%) Security Engineer
3 78 (28.68%) Network Consultant
4 72 (26.47%) Network Engineer
4 72 (26.47%) Network Security Consultant
5 53 (19.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 46 (16.91%) Support Engineer
7 30 (11.03%) Senior Security Engineer
8 23 (8.46%) Check Point Support
9 19 (6.99%) Cisco Engineer
10 18 (6.62%) Data Engineer
11 17 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
11 17 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
12 15 (5.51%) Cisco Support
13 14 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 14 (5.15%) Network Support
14 12 (4.41%) Architect
15 11 (4.04%) Check Point Consultant
16 10 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 88 (32.35%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (4.78%) Driving Licence
4 11 (4.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.94%) Clustering
6 7 (2.57%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.21%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.10%) iPad
9 3 (1.10%) iSeries
10 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) IVR
11 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.09%) Linux
2 18 (6.62%) Windows
3 13 (4.78%) Unix
4 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.74%) CentOS
5 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.74%) VyOS
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.32%) ITIL
2 41 (15.07%) Kalman Filter
3 39 (14.34%) Presales
4 37 (13.60%) Load Balancing
5 32 (11.76%) Network Design
6 31 (11.40%) Change Control
6 31 (11.40%) Network Management
7 26 (9.56%) Security Management
8 19 (6.99%) Information Security
9 18 (6.62%) Security Operations
10 17 (6.25%) ITIL V3
10 17 (6.25%) SIEM
11 13 (4.78%) Coaching
11 13 (4.78%) Content Management
11 13 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (4.78%) Web Filtering
12 12 (4.41%) Risk Management
13 11 (4.04%) DDoS Mitigation
13 11 (4.04%) Problem Management
14 10 (3.68%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.57%) SQL
2 1 (0.37%) C
2 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 222 (81.62%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (69.49%) CCNP
3 157 (57.72%) CCSA
4 91 (33.46%) CCNA
5 61 (22.43%) CCIE
5 61 (22.43%) CCSP
6 51 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
7 45 (16.54%) CCDP
8 24 (8.82%) JNCIS
9 17 (6.25%) CISSP
10 16 (5.88%) Security Cleared
11 15 (5.51%) JNCIP
12 14 (5.15%) JNCIA
13 13 (4.78%) CCMSE
13 13 (4.78%) SC Cleared
14 10 (3.68%) CISA
14 10 (3.68%) Degree
15 9 (3.31%) CISM
16 7 (2.57%) CCSM
17 6 (2.21%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.35%) SLA
2 10 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.84%) GPG13
4 5 (1.84%) QA
5 1 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (5.88%) Firmware
1 16 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 10 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.47%) Xen
4 3 (1.10%) Snort
5 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.74%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 44 (16.18%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.74%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.74%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 272 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 240 (88.24%) Cisco
3 89 (32.72%) F5
4 63 (23.16%) Fortinet
5 57 (20.96%) Palo Alto
6 51 (18.75%) Juniper
7 41 (15.07%) Microsoft
8 40 (14.71%) Splunk
9 36 (13.24%) Extreme Networks
10 30 (11.03%) Blue Coat
11 27 (9.93%) HP
12 24 (8.82%) Sourcefire
13 20 (7.35%) VMware
14 19 (6.99%) Intel Security
14 19 (6.99%) Riverbed
15 17 (6.25%) Proofpoint
16 13 (4.78%) Forcepoint
16 13 (4.78%) Imperva
16 13 (4.78%) TippingPoint
17 12 (4.41%) SolarWinds
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