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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 763 695 761
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +66
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 161 274 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.93% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 145 148 149
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%

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
26658 29470 32315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.13% 27.51% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21477 23123 25954
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,050 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 May 2016 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 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -73 157 £52,500 -4.54% 19
London 0 76 £52,500 -4.54% 9
South East -11 49 £57,500 +4.54% 5
City of London +69 25 £52,500 +2.43% 4
Kent +23 21 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 17 £62,500 +47.05% 2
High Wycombe +18 14 £62,500 +13.63%
Maidstone - 13 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire -14 12 £55,000 +22.22% 1
West Yorkshire -1 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Leeds -1 11 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England +14 9 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Bedfordshire -7 8 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Bedford -2 7 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Berkshire -22 6 £57,500 -8.00%
South Yorkshire - 5 £55,000 -
West Malling - 5 £73,500 -
Bradford +10 4 £55,000 -
Wakefield -1 4 £55,000 -
Barnsley - 4 £55,000 -
Reading +7 3 £57,500 -8.00%
Surrey 0 3 £42,500 -22.72%
South West -4 3 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Dorset - 3 £37,500 - 1
Weymouth - 3 £37,500 - 1
Slough +6 2 £58,750 -6.00%
North West +5 2 £38,750 -22.50% 1
Maidenhead +3 2 - -
Manchester -2 2 £38,750 -22.50% 1
West Midlands -16 2 £46,250 -31.48%

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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.

1 401 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 375 (93.52%) Cisco
3 361 (90.02%) Firewall
4 315 (78.55%) Cisco Certification
5 268 (66.83%) CCSA
6 251 (62.59%) CCNP
7 191 (47.63%) Network Security
8 183 (45.64%) Cisco ASA
9 176 (43.89%) F5
10 156 (38.90%) CCNA
11 138 (34.41%) WAN
12 135 (33.67%) Juniper
13 124 (30.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 118 (29.43%) VPN
15 114 (28.43%) LAN
16 109 (27.18%) Palo Alto
17 94 (23.44%) CCIE
18 90 (22.44%) CCDP
19 84 (20.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 82 (20.45%) Load Balancing
21 81 (20.20%) OSPF
22 73 (18.20%) Finance
23 72 (17.96%) Security Cleared
24 66 (16.46%) JNCIP
25 65 (16.21%) CCSP
26 64 (15.96%) SC Cleared
26 64 (15.96%) Cisco PIX
27 63 (15.71%) VMware
28 62 (15.46%) Wireless
29 58 (14.46%) Data Centre

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 14 (3.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.50%) IaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 361 (90.02%) Firewall
2 191 (47.63%) Network Security
3 183 (45.64%) Cisco ASA
4 138 (34.41%) WAN
5 124 (30.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 118 (29.43%) VPN
7 114 (28.43%) LAN
8 84 (20.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 81 (20.20%) OSPF
10 64 (15.96%) Cisco PIX
11 62 (15.46%) Wireless
12 55 (13.72%) BGP
12 55 (13.72%) MPLS
13 51 (12.72%) TCP/IP
14 41 (10.22%) IPv4
15 38 (9.48%) IPsec
16 37 (9.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 36 (8.98%) SSL
18 35 (8.73%) VLAN
19 33 (8.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (18.20%) Finance
2 37 (9.23%) Banking
3 14 (3.49%) Advertising
4 13 (3.24%) Retail
5 6 (1.50%) Billing
5 6 (1.50%) Legal
6 4 (1.00%) Law
7 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (48.88%) Network Engineer
2 120 (29.93%) Security Engineer
3 110 (27.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 69 (17.21%) Senior Network Engineer
5 63 (15.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 63 (15.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 58 (14.46%) Consultant
7 41 (10.22%) Architect
8 35 (8.73%) Security Consultant
9 33 (8.23%) Firewall Engineer
10 32 (7.98%) Network Consultant
10 32 (7.98%) Senior Security Engineer
11 31 (7.73%) Check Point Consultant
11 31 (7.73%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 29 (7.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 29 (7.23%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 28 (6.98%) Network Support
14 27 (6.73%) Network Support Engineer
14 27 (6.73%) Support Engineer
15 26 (6.48%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.99%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.23%) Driving Licence
3 20 (4.99%) Online Banking
4 18 (4.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (4.49%) iPad
5 17 (4.24%) RSA SecurID
6 12 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.25%) Replication
9 3 (0.75%) CESG
9 3 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.50%) iSeries
11 1 (0.25%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.99%) Linux
2 14 (3.49%) VyOS
3 10 (2.49%) Unix
4 5 (1.25%) Windows
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.45%) Load Balancing
2 56 (13.97%) ITIL
3 51 (12.72%) Network Management
4 49 (12.22%) Presales
5 39 (9.73%) Service Delivery
6 36 (8.98%) Network Design
7 35 (8.73%) High Availability
8 32 (7.98%) SIEM
9 25 (6.23%) Kalman Filter
10 24 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (4.99%) ITIL V3
12 20 (4.99%) Network Architecture
13 19 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (4.74%) Security Architecture
14 17 (4.24%) Change Management
15 15 (3.74%) Coaching
16 11 (2.74%) Mentoring
16 11 (2.74%) People Management
17 9 (2.24%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 315 (78.55%) Cisco Certification
2 268 (66.83%) CCSA
3 251 (62.59%) CCNP
4 156 (38.90%) CCNA
5 94 (23.44%) CCIE
6 90 (22.44%) CCDP
7 72 (17.96%) Security Cleared
8 66 (16.46%) JNCIP
9 65 (16.21%) CCSP
10 64 (15.96%) SC Cleared
11 47 (11.72%) CCDA
12 35 (8.73%) Check Point Certification
13 33 (8.23%) JNCIA
14 32 (7.98%) JNCIE
15 30 (7.48%) JNCIS
16 29 (7.23%) Degree
17 13 (3.24%) CISSP
17 13 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 8 (2.00%) CCMSE
19 7 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (5.49%) SLA
3 19 (4.74%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.50%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.50%) GPG13
5 2 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 28 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.24%) Firmware
3 6 (1.50%) vCloud
4 3 (0.75%) vSphere
5 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (3.99%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.75%) SCCM
3 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.75%) SmoothWall
3 3 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (0.75%) vMotion
4 2 (0.50%) Nessus
5 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 401 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 375 (93.52%) Cisco
3 176 (43.89%) F5
4 135 (33.67%) Juniper
5 109 (27.18%) Palo Alto
6 63 (15.71%) VMware
7 31 (7.73%) Fortinet
8 24 (5.99%) Blue Coat
9 23 (5.74%) Microsoft
9 23 (5.74%) SolarWinds
10 22 (5.49%) Extreme Networks
11 18 (4.49%) CA
12 14 (3.49%) Avaya
12 14 (3.49%) Brocade
12 14 (3.49%) Vyatta
13 13 (3.24%) Intel Security
14 12 (2.99%) HP
14 12 (2.99%) Meraki
15 11 (2.74%) Aruba
16 10 (2.49%) Citrix
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