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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 638 735 599
Rank change year-on-year
+97 -136
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 263 161 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.14% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.53% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 175 130 200
Average salary £55,000 £48,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.82% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +11.76%

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
29511 30422 30375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.43% 27.17% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 23175 24158 24577
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +106 259 £55,000 +15.78% 21
South East +64 80 £60,000 +33.33% 5
London +45 78 £57,500 +6.48% 7
Yorkshire +17 52 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Berkshire +36 35 £62,500 - 3
West Yorkshire +12 33 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Leeds +19 30 £50,000 +42.85% 1
East of England +8 24 £55,000 +15.78% 2
City of London +14 23 £57,500 -0.86% 2
Bedfordshire +33 19 £54,250 -1.36% 1
York +19 17 £52,500 +7.69%
North Yorkshire +19 17 £52,500 +7.69%
North West - 16 £55,000 - 1
Greenwich - 16 £55,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 15 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Bedford +38 14 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Surrey +14 12 £55,000 +100.00% 1
High Wycombe - 11 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 11 £65,000 -
West Midlands -23 10 £42,000 -6.66%
Hampshire +5 9 £62,500 +38.88%
Slough - 9 £60,000 -
Reading +5 7 £62,500 - 3
Birmingham -7 5 £65,000 +44.44%
Hertfordshire -8 5 £55,000 +15.78%
Stratford-upon-Avon - 5 £42,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 - -
Manchester - 5 £52,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £42,000 -
Luton +3 4 £55,000 -

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 509 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 475 (93.32%) Cisco
3 469 (92.14%) Cisco Certification
4 379 (74.46%) Firewall
5 371 (72.89%) CCNP
6 269 (52.85%) Cisco ASA
7 263 (51.67%) Network Security
8 240 (47.15%) CCSA
8 240 (47.15%) Juniper
9 181 (35.56%) CCIE
10 157 (30.84%) F5
11 136 (26.72%) WAN
12 132 (25.93%) CCNA
12 132 (25.93%) Blue Coat
13 124 (24.36%) LAN
14 123 (24.17%) Cisco PIX
15 119 (23.38%) BGP
16 109 (21.41%) OSPF
17 103 (20.24%) Wireless
18 101 (19.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 96 (18.86%) Cisco Nexus
20 93 (18.27%) ITIL
21 88 (17.29%) Load Balancing
22 83 (16.31%) NetScreen
23 82 (16.11%) CCDP
23 82 (16.11%) HP
24 79 (15.52%) Finance
25 78 (15.32%) Fortinet
25 78 (15.32%) Security Cleared
26 75 (14.73%) MPLS

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.57%) Lync
3 4 (0.79%) CMS
4 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 36 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 379 (74.46%) Firewall
2 269 (52.85%) Cisco ASA
3 263 (51.67%) Network Security
4 136 (26.72%) WAN
5 124 (24.36%) LAN
6 123 (24.17%) Cisco PIX
7 119 (23.38%) BGP
8 109 (21.41%) OSPF
9 103 (20.24%) Wireless
10 101 (19.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 96 (18.86%) Cisco Nexus
12 83 (16.31%) NetScreen
13 75 (14.73%) MPLS
14 74 (14.54%) DNS
15 66 (12.97%) TCP/IP
16 63 (12.38%) VPN
17 61 (11.98%) DHCP
18 56 (11.00%) SNMP
19 50 (9.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 49 (9.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 79 (15.52%) Finance
2 24 (4.72%) Banking
2 24 (4.72%) Retail
3 23 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.59%) Advertising
5 3 (0.59%) Games
6 2 (0.39%) Billing
6 2 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 180 (35.36%) Network Engineer
2 130 (25.54%) Consultant
3 99 (19.45%) Security Consultant
4 82 (16.11%) Security Engineer
5 81 (15.91%) Senior Network Engineer
6 68 (13.36%) Network Specialist
7 65 (12.77%) Network Consultant
8 58 (11.39%) Network Security Engineer
9 53 (10.41%) Network Security Consultant
10 51 (10.02%) Security Specialist
11 50 (9.82%) Network Security Specialist
12 41 (8.06%) Analyst
13 38 (7.47%) Security Analyst
14 34 (6.68%) Senior Consultant
14 34 (6.68%) Senior Security Consultant
15 30 (5.89%) Technical Consultant
16 26 (5.11%) Network Analyst
16 26 (5.11%) Senior Network Specialist
17 23 (4.52%) Cisco Engineer
17 23 (4.52%) Security Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.09%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.14%) Thin Client
3 16 (3.14%) Fat Client
4 15 (2.95%) Hedge funds
5 11 (2.16%) Online Banking
6 10 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.18%) Clustering
8 4 (0.79%) Replication
9 2 (0.39%) IPTV
10 1 (0.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.25%) Windows
2 38 (7.47%) Linux
3 8 (1.57%) Mac OS
3 8 (1.57%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.79%) Solaris
6 3 (0.59%) UNIX
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.27%) ITIL
2 88 (17.29%) Load Balancing
3 65 (12.77%) Network Management
4 56 (11.00%) Service Delivery
5 44 (8.64%) ITIL V3
6 43 (8.45%) Mentoring
7 42 (8.25%) Project Management
8 36 (7.07%) Information Security
9 33 (6.48%) PRINCE2
10 28 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (5.50%) Network Architecture
11 27 (5.30%) Line Management
11 27 (5.30%) E-Commerce
12 25 (4.91%) Network Design
12 25 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (4.32%) Migration
14 20 (3.93%) SIEM
15 18 (3.54%) Network Monitoring
16 17 (3.34%) Change Management
17 14 (2.75%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.06%) SQL
2 15 (2.95%) Perl
2 15 (2.95%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.59%) Python
4 1 (0.20%) C
Qualifications
1 469 (92.14%) Cisco Certification
2 371 (72.89%) CCNP
3 240 (47.15%) CCSA
4 181 (35.56%) CCIE
5 132 (25.93%) CCNA
6 82 (16.11%) CCDP
7 78 (15.32%) Security Cleared
8 69 (13.56%) JNCIS
9 68 (13.36%) JNCIP
10 61 (11.98%) SC Cleared
11 43 (8.45%) CISSP
12 35 (6.88%) JNCIE
13 29 (5.70%) Check Point Certification
14 28 (5.50%) CCDA
15 26 (5.11%) HP ASE
15 26 (5.11%) HP MASE
16 25 (4.91%) JNCIA
17 21 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (3.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.75%) SLA
3 7 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.98%) GPG13
4 5 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 60 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.95%) XenServer
4 8 (1.57%) Terminal Services
5 7 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.18%) vSphere
6 6 (1.18%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.98%) Snort
7 5 (0.98%) Squid
8 3 (0.59%) Firmware
9 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (6.88%) CiscoWorks
2 31 (6.09%) OpenView
3 7 (1.38%) Nessus
4 6 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (0.79%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.39%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 509 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 475 (93.32%) Cisco
3 240 (47.15%) Juniper
4 157 (30.84%) F5
5 132 (25.93%) Blue Coat
6 82 (16.11%) HP
7 78 (15.32%) Fortinet
8 71 (13.95%) VMware
9 58 (11.39%) Microsoft
10 48 (9.43%) IronPort
11 47 (9.23%) Tufin
12 41 (8.06%) Nokia
13 31 (6.09%) Infoblox
13 31 (6.09%) Imperva
14 27 (5.30%) Citrix
15 25 (4.91%) Brocade
16 23 (4.52%) SolarWinds
17 19 (3.73%) Websense
18 16 (3.14%) Sourcefire
19 12 (2.36%) SonicWALL
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