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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 644 752 614
Rank change year-on-year
+108 -138
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 242 127 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.43% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 158 92 207
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £59,850
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +93 227 £50,000 +5.26% 9
South East +35 82 £52,500 +23.52% 1
London +6 68 £46,000 -21.70% 2
Yorkshire +9 51 £50,000 +33.33% 4
West Yorkshire +9 33 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Leeds +7 33 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Buckinghamshire - 29 £45,000 -
Berkshire +7 23 £60,000 +26.31% 1
North Yorkshire - 18 £50,000 -
York - 18 £50,000 -
Greenwich - 15 £47,500 -
City of London +17 14 £55,000 -18.51% 1
West Midlands -12 13 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes - 13 £45,000 -
Birmingham -11 10 £42,500 -
Slough - 10 £60,000 - 1
Kent - 9 £45,000 -
East of England -10 8 £50,000 - 2
South Wales - 7 £42,500 -
Wales - 7 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire - 7 £52,500 - 2
Marlow - 7 - -
Maidenhead - 7 - -
Maidstone - 7 £45,000 -
Reading -1 5 £55,000 -
Bedford - 5 £52,500 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £42,500 -
Bridgend - 3 £39,000 -
Bradford -9 2 - - 1
Hampshire -27 2 £60,000 +41.17%

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 412 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 366 (88.83%) Cisco
3 359 (87.14%) Cisco Certification
4 321 (77.91%) Firewall
5 297 (72.09%) CCNP
6 240 (58.25%) Network Security
7 196 (47.57%) Cisco ASA
8 187 (45.39%) CCSA
9 180 (43.69%) Juniper
10 160 (38.83%) WAN
11 149 (36.17%) LAN
12 119 (28.88%) F5
13 108 (26.21%) OSPF
14 106 (25.73%) CCNA
14 106 (25.73%) BGP
15 104 (25.24%) CCIE
16 91 (22.09%) Wireless
17 84 (20.39%) VPN
18 83 (20.15%) Blue Coat
19 77 (18.69%) TCP/IP
20 72 (17.48%) CCDP
21 69 (16.75%) ITIL
21 69 (16.75%) HP
22 68 (16.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 66 (16.02%) Security Cleared
24 63 (15.29%) MPLS
25 61 (14.81%) Network Management
25 61 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
26 60 (14.56%) VMware
26 60 (14.56%) SC Cleared

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 37 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.64%) MS Office
3 8 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 321 (77.91%) Firewall
2 240 (58.25%) Network Security
3 196 (47.57%) Cisco ASA
4 160 (38.83%) WAN
5 149 (36.17%) LAN
6 108 (26.21%) OSPF
7 106 (25.73%) BGP
8 91 (22.09%) Wireless
9 84 (20.39%) VPN
10 77 (18.69%) TCP/IP
11 68 (16.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 63 (15.29%) MPLS
13 61 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
14 56 (13.59%) Cisco PIX
15 44 (10.68%) SNMP
16 41 (9.95%) Wi-Fi
16 41 (9.95%) EIGRP
17 38 (9.22%) DNS
18 37 (8.98%) IPsec
18 37 (8.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 27 (6.55%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.07%) Finance
3 18 (4.37%) Retail
4 12 (2.91%) Banking
5 10 (2.43%) Legal
6 6 (1.46%) German Language
7 4 (0.97%) Games
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 189 (45.87%) Network Engineer
2 108 (26.21%) Security Engineer
3 80 (19.42%) Senior Network Engineer
4 76 (18.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 75 (18.20%) Consultant
6 51 (12.38%) Network Consultant
7 46 (11.17%) Network Specialist
8 45 (10.92%) Security Consultant
9 37 (8.98%) Analyst
9 37 (8.98%) Network Security Consultant
10 34 (8.25%) Security Analyst
11 25 (6.07%) Network Analyst
11 25 (6.07%) Security Specialist
12 23 (5.58%) Network Security Specialist
13 18 (4.37%) Network Security Analyst
14 14 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (3.16%) Cisco Engineer
16 12 (2.91%) Firewall Engineer
17 11 (2.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
17 11 (2.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.49%) CSS
2 1 (0.24%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.40%) Thin Client
1 14 (3.40%) Fat Client
2 12 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.43%) PKI
4 9 (2.18%) Hedge funds
5 7 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.70%) Clustering
6 5 (1.21%) Replication
7 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.24%) Open Source
9 1 (0.24%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.83%) Windows
2 44 (10.68%) Linux
3 15 (3.64%) Windows 7
4 14 (3.40%) Windows XP
5 9 (2.18%) UNIX
6 5 (1.21%) Solaris
6 5 (1.21%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.75%) ITIL
2 61 (14.81%) Network Management
3 52 (12.62%) Load Balancing
4 35 (8.50%) Information Security
5 30 (7.28%) PRINCE2
6 26 (6.31%) Network Architecture
6 26 (6.31%) Mentoring
7 25 (6.07%) ITIL V3
7 25 (6.07%) Project Management
8 23 (5.58%) Network Design
9 21 (5.10%) Change Management
9 21 (5.10%) E-Commerce
9 21 (5.10%) Line Management
10 18 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (4.37%) Service Delivery
11 17 (4.13%) Migration
12 15 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (3.40%) Business Continuity
14 11 (2.67%) Coaching
15 10 (2.43%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.01%) SQL
2 9 (2.18%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 359 (87.14%) Cisco Certification
2 297 (72.09%) CCNP
3 187 (45.39%) CCSA
4 106 (25.73%) CCNA
5 104 (25.24%) CCIE
6 72 (17.48%) CCDP
7 66 (16.02%) Security Cleared
8 60 (14.56%) SC Cleared
9 54 (13.11%) JNCIS
10 39 (9.47%) CISSP
11 34 (8.25%) JNCIA
12 31 (7.52%) JNCIP
13 24 (5.83%) Check Point Certification
14 22 (5.34%) JNCIE
15 17 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (4.13%) HP ASE
15 17 (4.13%) HP MASE
15 17 (4.13%) MCSE
16 16 (3.88%) CCSP
17 13 (3.16%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (5.34%) SLA
3 5 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 54 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.70%) XenServer
3 7 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.21%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.21%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.73%) Firmware
6 2 (0.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (9.22%) CiscoWorks
2 34 (8.25%) OpenView
3 7 (1.70%) Nessus
4 4 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.73%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 412 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 366 (88.83%) Cisco
3 180 (43.69%) Juniper
4 119 (28.88%) F5
5 83 (20.15%) Blue Coat
6 69 (16.75%) HP
7 60 (14.56%) VMware
8 56 (13.59%) Microsoft
9 33 (8.01%) Nokia
10 25 (6.07%) Citrix
11 24 (5.83%) Websense
12 21 (5.10%) Infoblox
12 21 (5.10%) Imperva
13 20 (4.85%) Brocade
13 20 (4.85%) Fortinet
14 18 (4.37%) Aruba
14 18 (4.37%) SonicWALL
15 14 (3.40%) SolarWinds
16 13 (3.16%) Lumension
16 13 (3.16%) Fujitsu
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