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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 629 783 600
Rank change year-on-year
+154 -183
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 255 110 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.11% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.39% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 190 77 199
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,450 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
29255 27965 30740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.26% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23431 21963 25717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 30 January 2015 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 January 2015. 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 +125 247 £50,000 +5.26% 13
South East +36 80 £55,000 +15.78% 3
London +24 68 £47,500 -12.44% 3
Yorkshire +24 66 £50,000 +33.33% 5
West Yorkshire +6 37 £50,000 +42.85% 4
Leeds +10 36 £50,000 +42.85% 2
York +35 28 £52,500 +7.69% 1
North Yorkshire +35 28 £52,500 +7.69% 1
Berkshire -1 27 £60,000 +26.31% 2
Buckinghamshire - 24 £45,000 -
City of London +15 19 £57,500 -4.95%
West Midlands -1 14 £42,500 -5.55%
East of England -1 12 £50,000 - 1
Greenwich - 11 £47,500 -
Slough - 11 £60,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £45,000 -
Maidenhead - 8 - -
Bedfordshire - 8 £45,500 - 1
Marlow - 8 - -
Bedford - 7 £45,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 7 £42,000 -
Birmingham -7 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Stratford-upon-Avon - 6 £42,000 -
Reading -2 5 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Kent - 5 £45,000 -
Surrey - 4 £53,750 - 1
South Wales - 4 £42,500 -
Wales - 4 £42,500 -
Maidstone - 4 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 4 - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
2 399 (92.15%) Cisco
3 391 (90.30%) Cisco Certification
4 342 (78.98%) Firewall
5 327 (75.52%) CCNP
6 254 (58.66%) Network Security
7 221 (51.04%) Cisco ASA
8 199 (45.96%) Juniper
9 191 (44.11%) CCSA
10 161 (37.18%) WAN
11 146 (33.72%) LAN
12 141 (32.56%) F5
13 120 (27.71%) OSPF
14 117 (27.02%) BGP
15 116 (26.79%) CCIE
16 110 (25.40%) CCNA
17 105 (24.25%) Wireless
18 93 (21.48%) Blue Coat
19 86 (19.86%) VPN
20 85 (19.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 84 (19.40%) ITIL
22 81 (18.71%) CCDP
22 81 (18.71%) HP
23 79 (18.24%) MPLS
24 74 (17.09%) Load Balancing
25 73 (16.86%) Cisco Nexus
26 72 (16.63%) VMware
27 71 (16.40%) Security Cleared
28 67 (15.47%) Cisco PIX
29 65 (15.01%) SC Cleared

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.62%) Lync
3 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.54%) MS Office
4 2 (0.46%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 342 (78.98%) Firewall
2 254 (58.66%) Network Security
3 221 (51.04%) Cisco ASA
4 161 (37.18%) WAN
5 146 (33.72%) LAN
6 120 (27.71%) OSPF
7 117 (27.02%) BGP
8 105 (24.25%) Wireless
9 86 (19.86%) VPN
10 85 (19.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 79 (18.24%) MPLS
12 73 (16.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 67 (15.47%) Cisco PIX
14 64 (14.78%) TCP/IP
15 60 (13.86%) DNS
16 49 (11.32%) DHCP
17 48 (11.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 46 (10.62%) SNMP
19 45 (10.39%) Cisco IOS
20 41 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 31 (7.16%) Finance
2 25 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.39%) Retail
4 13 (3.00%) Banking
5 4 (0.92%) Games
5 4 (0.92%) Legal
5 4 (0.92%) German Language
5 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.23%) Law
6 1 (0.23%) Back Office
6 1 (0.23%) French Language
6 1 (0.23%) Advertising
6 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 188 (43.42%) Network Engineer
2 94 (21.71%) Security Engineer
3 81 (18.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 80 (18.48%) Consultant
5 71 (16.40%) Network Security Engineer
6 68 (15.70%) Network Specialist
7 55 (12.70%) Network Consultant
8 51 (11.78%) Security Consultant
9 46 (10.62%) Network Security Consultant
10 43 (9.93%) Security Specialist
11 41 (9.47%) Network Security Specialist
12 38 (8.78%) Analyst
13 35 (8.08%) Security Analyst
14 25 (5.77%) Network Analyst
15 22 (5.08%) Senior Network Specialist
16 18 (4.16%) Network Security Analyst
17 17 (3.93%) Senior Security Specialist
17 17 (3.93%) Cisco Engineer
18 16 (3.70%) Senior Network Security Specialist
19 15 (3.46%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.46%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.16%) Fat Client
2 18 (4.16%) Thin Client
3 12 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.54%) Hedge funds
5 7 (1.62%) Clustering
6 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.15%) Replication
7 4 (0.92%) PKI
8 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.23%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.23%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.47%) Windows
2 48 (11.09%) Linux
3 12 (2.77%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.31%) Windows XP
5 8 (1.85%) UNIX
6 7 (1.62%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.39%) Solaris
8 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.40%) ITIL
2 74 (17.09%) Load Balancing
3 63 (14.55%) Network Management
4 39 (9.01%) Information Security
5 38 (8.78%) ITIL V3
6 36 (8.31%) Mentoring
7 33 (7.62%) Project Management
7 33 (7.62%) PRINCE2
8 31 (7.16%) E-Commerce
9 30 (6.93%) Service Delivery
10 29 (6.70%) Network Architecture
11 28 (6.47%) Line Management
12 27 (6.24%) Network Design
13 26 (6.00%) Change Management
14 25 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (4.39%) Migration
17 16 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
18 15 (3.46%) Business Continuity
19 14 (3.23%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.31%) SQL
2 11 (2.54%) PowerShell
2 11 (2.54%) Perl
3 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 391 (90.30%) Cisco Certification
2 327 (75.52%) CCNP
3 191 (44.11%) CCSA
4 116 (26.79%) CCIE
5 110 (25.40%) CCNA
6 81 (18.71%) CCDP
7 71 (16.40%) Security Cleared
8 65 (15.01%) SC Cleared
9 52 (12.01%) JNCIS
10 42 (9.70%) CISSP
11 37 (8.55%) JNCIP
12 33 (7.62%) JNCIA
13 28 (6.47%) JNCIE
14 24 (5.54%) Check Point Certification
15 22 (5.08%) HP ASE
15 22 (5.08%) HP MASE
16 21 (4.85%) CCDA
17 18 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (4.16%) MCSE
18 14 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.70%) SLA
3 5 (1.15%) QA
4 3 (0.69%) GPG13
4 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.00%) XenServer
4 7 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.62%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.92%) vSphere
6 3 (0.69%) Firmware
6 3 (0.69%) Squid
6 3 (0.69%) Snort
6 3 (0.69%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 40 (9.24%) CiscoWorks
2 35 (8.08%) OpenView
3 7 (1.62%) Nessus
4 5 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.46%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 433 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 399 (92.15%) Cisco
3 199 (45.96%) Juniper
4 141 (32.56%) F5
5 93 (21.48%) Blue Coat
6 81 (18.71%) HP
7 72 (16.63%) VMware
8 58 (13.39%) Microsoft
9 36 (8.31%) Nokia
10 31 (7.16%) Infoblox
10 31 (7.16%) Imperva
10 31 (7.16%) Fortinet
11 27 (6.24%) Citrix
12 24 (5.54%) Brocade
13 22 (5.08%) Websense
14 20 (4.62%) SolarWinds
15 16 (3.70%) SonicWALL
16 14 (3.23%) Sourcefire
17 13 (3.00%) Fujitsu
18 12 (2.77%) Aruba
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