The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 715 575 755
Rank change year-on-year
-140 +180
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 204 313 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 1.01% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 161 222 143
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32782 30877 34908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.77% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26175 24833 29615
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -115 198 £50,000 +11.11% 21
London -23 95 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Yorkshire -18 44 £47,500 +46.15% 6
East of England -5 29 £47,500 +5.55% 2
South East -117 25 £50,000 +17.64% 4
North Yorkshire -7 24 £47,500 +46.15% 1
York +2 23 £47,500 +46.15% 1
City of London -7 23 £58,000 +7.90%
Leeds -25 20 £35,000 +7.69% 3
West Yorkshire -43 20 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Hertfordshire - 14 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire -15 9 £54,000 +20.00% 2
Surrey 0 7 £40,000 -6.43%
Berkshire -76 7 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Essex -20 6 £50,000 -13.04%
Colchester - 6 £50,000 -
Birmingham -5 5 £45,000 -
West Midlands -12 5 £45,000 -37.93%
High Wycombe - 5 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire -12 4 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Reading -53 4 £52,500 +27.27% 1
Aldershot - 4 £45,000 - 1
Bedford -24 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Luton - 3 - -
Milton Keynes +11 1 £47,500 +5.55%
Scotland -30 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £50,000 -
Newbury - 1 £60,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 320 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 277 (86.56%) Cisco
3 260 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
4 250 (78.13%) Firewall
5 229 (71.56%) CCNP
6 157 (49.06%) Network Security
7 144 (45.00%) CCSA
8 123 (38.44%) Cisco ASA
9 122 (38.13%) CCNA
10 106 (33.13%) BGP
11 98 (30.63%) F5
12 92 (28.75%) OSPF
13 89 (27.81%) WAN
14 87 (27.19%) VPN
15 86 (26.88%) Blue Coat
16 83 (25.94%) Linux
17 82 (25.63%) TCP/IP
18 81 (25.31%) Cisco IOS
19 80 (25.00%) Juniper
20 77 (24.06%) MPLS
21 75 (23.44%) LAN
22 71 (22.19%) ITIL
23 70 (21.88%) DNS
24 69 (21.56%) VMware
25 67 (20.94%) Windows
26 64 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
27 53 (16.56%) E-Commerce
27 53 (16.56%) IPsec
27 53 (16.56%) NetScreen
28 50 (15.63%) DHCP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (5.63%) IIS
1 18 (5.63%) Apache
2 11 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 250 (78.13%) Firewall
2 157 (49.06%) Network Security
3 123 (38.44%) Cisco ASA
4 106 (33.13%) BGP
5 92 (28.75%) OSPF
6 89 (27.81%) WAN
7 87 (27.19%) VPN
8 82 (25.63%) TCP/IP
9 81 (25.31%) Cisco IOS
10 77 (24.06%) MPLS
11 75 (23.44%) LAN
12 70 (21.88%) DNS
13 53 (16.56%) NetScreen
13 53 (16.56%) IPsec
14 50 (15.63%) DHCP
15 39 (12.19%) BIG-IP
16 33 (10.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 29 (9.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 29 (9.06%) Internet
18 28 (8.75%) DMVPN
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (7.50%) Finance
2 17 (5.31%) Publishing
3 16 (5.00%) Banking
4 12 (3.75%) Retail
5 7 (2.19%) Back Office
5 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.56%) Billing
7 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.94%) Law
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 106 (33.13%) Network Engineer
2 90 (28.13%) Security Engineer
3 55 (17.19%) Senior Network Engineer
4 43 (13.44%) Security Specialist
5 42 (13.13%) Team Leader
6 37 (11.56%) Analyst
7 36 (11.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 27 (8.44%) Network Analyst
8 27 (8.44%) Senior Security Engineer
9 26 (8.13%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 25 (7.81%) Network Security Specialist
10 25 (7.81%) Network Specialist
11 24 (7.50%) Network Support
12 23 (7.19%) Senior Analyst
13 22 (6.88%) Senior Network Analyst
14 18 (5.63%) Support Analyst
14 18 (5.63%) Network Support Analyst
14 18 (5.63%) Operations Team Leader
14 18 (5.63%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
15 17 (5.31%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.56%) Thin Client
1 21 (6.56%) Fat Client
2 20 (6.25%) Clustering
3 15 (4.69%) PKI
4 7 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.25%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.25%) Firmware
7 2 (0.63%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.63%) CESG
7 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.31%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 83 (25.94%) Linux
2 67 (20.94%) Windows
3 29 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (5.63%) UNIX
5 13 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.94%) Solaris
8 2 (0.63%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.31%) CentOS
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (22.19%) ITIL
2 53 (16.56%) E-Commerce
3 42 (13.13%) Load Balancing
4 26 (8.13%) Incident Management
5 23 (7.19%) Information Security
6 22 (6.88%) SIEM
7 21 (6.56%) Project Management
8 19 (5.94%) ITIL V3
9 15 (4.69%) Network Management
10 12 (3.75%) Network Architecture
10 12 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (3.13%) Protective Monitoring
12 9 (2.81%) Test Strategy
12 9 (2.81%) Capacity Management
12 9 (2.81%) Security Architecture
12 9 (2.81%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (2.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (2.81%) Change Management
12 9 (2.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.63%) Java
2 11 (3.44%) Perl
2 11 (3.44%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.50%) C
4 7 (2.19%) SQL
5 5 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 260 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 229 (71.56%) CCNP
3 144 (45.00%) CCSA
4 122 (38.13%) CCNA
5 42 (13.13%) CISSP
6 41 (12.81%) Check Point Certification
7 38 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (10.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 32 (10.00%) MCSE
10 26 (8.13%) MCSA
11 23 (7.19%) JNCIA
11 23 (7.19%) Security Cleared
12 22 (6.88%) CCIE
13 21 (6.56%) CCSP
14 20 (6.25%) RHCE
14 20 (6.25%) RHCA
15 19 (5.94%) SC Cleared
16 15 (4.69%) Degree
16 15 (4.69%) JNCIS
16 15 (4.69%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.75%) PCI DSS
2 16 (5.00%) SLA
3 9 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) GPG13
System Software
1 64 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (6.88%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.69%) ProxySG
4 7 (2.19%) XenServer
5 4 (1.25%) Snort
6 2 (0.63%) Nmap
7 1 (0.31%) Squid
7 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.44%) Cacti
2 9 (2.81%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.50%) SCCM
4 5 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.94%) OpenView
5 3 (0.94%) Nessus
5 3 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.63%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 320 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 277 (86.56%) Cisco
3 98 (30.63%) F5
4 86 (26.88%) Blue Coat
5 80 (25.00%) Juniper
6 69 (21.56%) VMware
7 48 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 37 (11.56%) Citrix
9 30 (9.38%) Red Hat
10 28 (8.75%) Infoblox
10 28 (8.75%) Imperva
11 26 (8.13%) Nokia
12 21 (6.56%) HP
13 16 (5.00%) Websense
14 13 (4.06%) Barracuda Networks
14 13 (4.06%) Riverbed
15 12 (3.75%) Sophos
15 12 (3.75%) Brocade
16 11 (3.44%) SolarWinds
16 11 (3.44%) Aruba
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Stott & May
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum £7K Car Allowance + OT (Up to £20K)
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car allowance, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus+ben
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
North London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
North London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
North London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Liberty Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum D.O.E + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
North London
Computer Futures
Salary: £46000 - £52000 per annum + £10k BONUS PER ANNUM
Posted: 27 days ago
North London
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Approx £10k Bonus per annum
Posted: 27 days ago