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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 679 743 704
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -39
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 226 127 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.44% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 181 114 177
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -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
31691 29121 33451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.16% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24546 23606 28391
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +56 205 £45,000 - 23
South East +24 90 £40,000 - 10
London -5 44 £58,750 -2.08% 5
Berkshire +18 40 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Yorkshire -42 39 £42,500 +21.42% 4
West Yorkshire -17 33 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Leeds -22 32 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Reading +11 27 £45,000 - 5
Surrey +11 19 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Kent - 18 £37,500 - 1
City of London +1 17 £55,000 -8.33%
Wales +11 15 £37,500 -25.00%
South Wales +7 15 £37,500 -25.00%
East of England -6 15 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Maidstone - 12 £33,000 - 1
Birmingham +5 10 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Midlands -10 10 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Ipswich - 9 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 9 £45,000 -
Cardiff -2 7 £42,500 -15.00%
Hampshire -13 7 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Bridgend - 7 £36,500 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £50,000 - 2
York -4 5 £50,000 -
North Yorkshire -19 5 £50,000 -
Basingstoke -2 4 £50,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 £37,500 -
Manchester -1 3 - -
North West -14 3 - -
Woking - 3 £45,000 - 1

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 437 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 348 (79.63%) Firewall
3 343 (78.49%) Cisco
4 317 (72.54%) Cisco Certification
5 281 (64.30%) CCNP
6 235 (53.78%) CCSA
7 232 (53.09%) Network Security
8 159 (36.38%) Cisco ASA
9 147 (33.64%) F5
10 139 (31.81%) WAN
10 139 (31.81%) Juniper
11 131 (29.98%) CCNA
12 127 (29.06%) LAN
12 127 (29.06%) Blue Coat
13 125 (28.60%) Windows
14 118 (27.00%) Linux
14 118 (27.00%) TCP/IP
15 107 (24.49%) VPN
16 104 (23.80%) BGP
17 96 (21.97%) OSPF
18 72 (16.48%) CISSP
19 63 (14.42%) Microsoft
19 63 (14.42%) IPsec
19 63 (14.42%) JNCIS
20 61 (13.96%) ITIL
20 61 (13.96%) MPLS
20 61 (13.96%) VMware
21 55 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
22 51 (11.67%) Websense
22 51 (11.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 21 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.06%) Apache
3 8 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.14%) IIS
5 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.43%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 348 (79.63%) Firewall
2 232 (53.09%) Network Security
3 159 (36.38%) Cisco ASA
4 139 (31.81%) WAN
5 127 (29.06%) LAN
6 118 (27.00%) TCP/IP
7 107 (24.49%) VPN
8 104 (23.80%) BGP
9 96 (21.97%) OSPF
10 63 (14.42%) IPsec
11 61 (13.96%) MPLS
12 51 (11.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 49 (11.21%) NetScreen
14 48 (10.98%) Cisco IOS
15 44 (10.07%) TACACS
16 42 (9.61%) EIGRP
17 41 (9.38%) DNS
17 41 (9.38%) SSL
17 41 (9.38%) BIG-IP
18 39 (8.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.29%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (5.72%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.26%) Finance
3 14 (3.20%) Legal
4 13 (2.97%) Banking
5 11 (2.52%) German Language
6 9 (2.06%) Retail
7 6 (1.37%) Publishing
8 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (36.16%) Security Engineer
2 145 (33.18%) Network Engineer
3 79 (18.08%) Network Security Engineer
4 54 (12.36%) Consultant
5 49 (11.21%) Senior Network Engineer
6 34 (7.78%) Network Consultant
7 31 (7.09%) Security Consultant
8 30 (6.86%) Analyst
9 28 (6.41%) Team Leader
10 26 (5.95%) Support Engineer
11 21 (4.81%) Security Analyst
11 21 (4.81%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 20 (4.58%) Network Analyst
12 20 (4.58%) Firewall Engineer
13 18 (4.12%) Escalation Engineer
14 17 (3.89%) Support Specialist
14 17 (3.89%) Network Specialist
14 17 (3.89%) Senior Security Engineer
14 17 (3.89%) Security Specialist
15 16 (3.66%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.23%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.66%) Clustering
2 14 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.29%) PKI
3 10 (2.29%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.29%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.06%) Smartphone
5 7 (1.60%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.92%) Firmware
7 4 (0.92%) CESG
8 1 (0.23%) Open Source
8 1 (0.23%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 125 (28.60%) Windows
2 118 (27.00%) Linux
3 32 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (5.95%) UNIX
5 21 (4.81%) Solaris
6 20 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (3.20%) Windows XP
7 14 (3.20%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.29%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (13.96%) ITIL
2 41 (9.38%) Load Balancing
3 33 (7.55%) E-Commerce
4 32 (7.32%) SIEM
5 30 (6.86%) Network Management
6 28 (6.41%) Incident Management
7 27 (6.18%) Information Security
8 23 (5.26%) Network Design
9 22 (5.03%) PRINCE2
10 14 (3.20%) Project Management
10 14 (3.20%) Data Security
11 13 (2.97%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (2.52%) Change Control
13 10 (2.29%) Network Architecture
13 10 (2.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 9 (2.06%) ITIL V3
14 9 (2.06%) Migration
15 8 (1.83%) Service Management
15 8 (1.83%) Test Strategy
15 8 (1.83%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.03%) Perl
1 22 (5.03%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.89%) SQL
3 14 (3.20%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.29%) Ruby
5 5 (1.14%) C
5 5 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 317 (72.54%) Cisco Certification
2 281 (64.30%) CCNP
3 235 (53.78%) CCSA
4 131 (29.98%) CCNA
5 72 (16.48%) CISSP
6 63 (14.42%) JNCIS
7 40 (9.15%) Check Point Certification
8 39 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (8.70%) CCDP
10 32 (7.32%) JNCIA
11 30 (6.86%) MCSE
12 29 (6.64%) Security Cleared
13 28 (6.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 27 (6.18%) CCIE
15 26 (5.95%) SC Cleared
16 21 (4.81%) MCSA
17 16 (3.66%) CCSP
17 16 (3.66%) RHCE
17 16 (3.66%) RHCA
18 11 (2.52%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.24%) PCI DSS
2 22 (5.03%) SLA
3 8 (1.83%) QA
4 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 55 (12.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.58%) ProxySG
3 16 (3.66%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.75%) Snort
4 12 (2.75%) Nmap
5 5 (1.14%) XenServer
6 2 (0.46%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (4.81%) Cacti
2 11 (2.52%) Nessus
3 9 (2.06%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.37%) SCCM
5 4 (0.92%) OpenView
5 4 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.69%) SCOM
7 2 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 437 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 343 (78.49%) Cisco
3 147 (33.64%) F5
4 139 (31.81%) Juniper
5 127 (29.06%) Blue Coat
6 63 (14.42%) Microsoft
7 61 (13.96%) VMware
8 51 (11.67%) Websense
9 37 (8.47%) Sophos
9 37 (8.47%) Red Hat
10 32 (7.32%) Aruba
11 30 (6.86%) Nokia
11 30 (6.86%) Citrix
12 28 (6.41%) SonicWALL
13 21 (4.81%) WatchGuard
13 21 (4.81%) LogRhythm
14 20 (4.58%) Kaspersky
15 18 (4.12%) HP
16 17 (3.89%) McAfee
17 15 (3.43%) Infoblox
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 per annum + Training and Certifications
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 50000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £48k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k per year + Bonus + Overtime
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago