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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 641 693 724
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +31
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 269 251 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.78% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 152 184 128
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +15.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%

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
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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 +46 257 £52,500 +8.24% 12
London +34 105 £55,000 - 2
South East +7 80 £53,750 +11.97% 2
Yorkshire +3 41 £45,000 - 5
Berkshire +4 40 £62,500 +19.04%
West Yorkshire +12 35 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Leeds +6 28 £45,000 +5.88% 3
City of London +39 22 £45,000 -22.41% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £44,500 -11.00% 1
Bedfordshire +28 20 £52,500 +35.48% 2
East of England +20 20 £52,500 +23.52% 2
Milton Keynes +4 16 £44,500 +18.66% 1
Bedford +26 15 £52,500 -2.77% 2
Maidenhead - 11 £67,500 -
Surrey -2 10 £55,000 +22.22% 1
South West +4 9 £36,750 -47.50% 1
Reading -13 9 - -
Edinburgh - 7 £45,000 -
Halifax - 7 £45,000 - 1
Bristol - 7 £45,000 -
Scotland - 7 £45,000 -
Hounslow - 6 £60,000 -
Birmingham -5 5 £67,500 +42.10%
West Midlands -8 5 £67,500 +42.10%
Hampshire -13 5 £47,500 -
Wakefield - 4 - -
Bradford - 4 - -
Huddersfield - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
Greenwich - 4 £55,000 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 540 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 497 (92.04%) Cisco
3 451 (83.52%) Firewall
4 427 (79.07%) Cisco Certification
5 366 (67.78%) CCSA
6 313 (57.96%) CCNP
7 278 (51.48%) Cisco ASA
8 224 (41.48%) Juniper
9 197 (36.48%) Network Security
10 169 (31.30%) F5
11 159 (29.44%) CCIE
12 146 (27.04%) CCNA
13 137 (25.37%) Cisco PIX
14 129 (23.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 126 (23.33%) NetScreen
15 126 (23.33%) Blue Coat
16 111 (20.56%) Data Centre
17 108 (20.00%) Finance
17 108 (20.00%) WAN
18 102 (18.89%) BGP
19 99 (18.33%) LAN
20 97 (17.96%) Fortinet
21 84 (15.56%) ITIL
21 84 (15.56%) CCDP
22 81 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 79 (14.63%) Security Cleared
23 79 (14.63%) TCP/IP
24 78 (14.44%) Load Balancing
25 76 (14.07%) OSPF
26 74 (13.70%) IronPort

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (1.67%) Lync
2 4 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.93%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 451 (83.52%) Firewall
2 278 (51.48%) Cisco ASA
3 197 (36.48%) Network Security
4 137 (25.37%) Cisco PIX
5 129 (23.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 126 (23.33%) NetScreen
7 108 (20.00%) WAN
8 102 (18.89%) BGP
9 99 (18.33%) LAN
10 81 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 79 (14.63%) TCP/IP
12 76 (14.07%) OSPF
13 73 (13.52%) DNS
14 63 (11.67%) MPLS
15 62 (11.48%) Cisco ISE
16 61 (11.30%) DHCP
17 55 (10.19%) FWSM
18 52 (9.63%) SNMP
19 48 (8.89%) BIG-IP
20 47 (8.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.56%) SQL Server
1 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.19%) GCC
General
1 108 (20.00%) Finance
2 70 (12.96%) Banking
3 43 (7.96%) Retail
4 25 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.93%) Advertising
6 2 (0.37%) Games
6 2 (0.37%) Billing
6 2 (0.37%) Local Government
7 1 (0.19%) Marketing
7 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 135 (25.00%) Consultant
2 123 (22.78%) Network Engineer
3 118 (21.85%) Security Consultant
4 72 (13.33%) Security Engineer
5 58 (10.74%) Senior Security Consultant
5 58 (10.74%) Senior Consultant
6 56 (10.37%) Network Specialist
7 51 (9.44%) Security Specialist
7 51 (9.44%) Network Consultant
7 51 (9.44%) Administrator
8 50 (9.26%) Network Security Specialist
8 50 (9.26%) Firewall Administrator
9 49 (9.07%) Network Security Engineer
10 40 (7.41%) Network Security Consultant
11 36 (6.67%) Analyst
11 36 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
12 34 (6.30%) Firewall Consultant
13 30 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
14 28 (5.19%) Technical Consultant
15 26 (4.81%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.19%) .NET
1 1 (0.19%) CSS
1 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (20.56%) Data Centre
2 58 (10.74%) Online Banking
3 52 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.78%) PMI
6 10 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.67%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.30%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.11%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.11%) PKI
9 6 (1.11%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.37%) Clustering
10 2 (0.37%) SecurID
10 2 (0.37%) IPTV
10 2 (0.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.19%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.19%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.19%) Windows
2 16 (2.96%) Linux
3 4 (0.74%) UNIX
4 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
4 3 (0.56%) Solaris
5 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (15.56%) ITIL
2 78 (14.44%) Load Balancing
3 56 (10.37%) Service Delivery
4 53 (9.81%) Mentoring
5 47 (8.70%) Network Management
6 38 (7.04%) Project Management
7 29 (5.37%) Network Design
8 28 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (4.63%) Information Security
10 24 (4.44%) SIEM
10 24 (4.44%) Change Control
11 23 (4.26%) ITIL V3
12 19 (3.52%) Problem Management
13 17 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (3.15%) Change Management
14 15 (2.78%) Incident Management
15 13 (2.41%) E-Commerce
15 13 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
15 13 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (2.04%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.04%) SQL
2 9 (1.67%) Perl
2 9 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 427 (79.07%) Cisco Certification
2 366 (67.78%) CCSA
3 313 (57.96%) CCNP
4 159 (29.44%) CCIE
5 146 (27.04%) CCNA
6 84 (15.56%) CCDP
7 79 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 72 (13.33%) JNCIP
9 70 (12.96%) JNCIS
10 48 (8.89%) Check Point Certification
11 46 (8.52%) SC Cleared
12 36 (6.67%) CISSP
13 32 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (5.37%) CCDA
14 29 (5.37%) JNCIE
15 19 (3.52%) JNCIA
16 18 (3.33%) Degree
16 18 (3.33%) MCSE
16 18 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (2.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.93%) SLA
2 29 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.30%) GPG13
4 7 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.11%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.11%) ProxySG
3 6 (1.11%) Snort
3 6 (1.11%) Squid
3 6 (1.11%) XenServer
4 5 (0.93%) vSphere
5 4 (0.74%) XenApp
6 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.37%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (2.41%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (0.93%) vMotion
4 4 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.56%) OpenView
5 3 (0.56%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.37%) SCCM
7 1 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 540 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 497 (92.04%) Cisco
3 224 (41.48%) Juniper
4 169 (31.30%) F5
5 126 (23.33%) Blue Coat
6 97 (17.96%) Fortinet
7 74 (13.70%) IronPort
8 72 (13.33%) Tufin
9 49 (9.07%) Nokia
10 40 (7.41%) Microsoft
11 36 (6.67%) HP
12 31 (5.74%) Citrix
12 31 (5.74%) VMware
13 18 (3.33%) Sourcefire
14 17 (3.15%) Kaspersky
15 14 (2.59%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.41%) WatchGuard
16 13 (2.41%) Riverbed
17 12 (2.22%) Infoblox
17 12 (2.22%) Imperva
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