The table below looks at the statistics for CCSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CCSA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 196 203 153
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -50
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 26 8 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.15% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 0.51% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21 1 47
Average salary £47,500 £31,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.79% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £31,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -8.23%
CCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1557 1580 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 29.04% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1361 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

CCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CCSA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CCSA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCSA across the West Midlands region.

CCSA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

CCSA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CCSA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

CCSA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

CCSA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
(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
Birmingham +17 26 £47,500 +50.79%
CCSA
England

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing CCSA 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 CCSA.

1 28 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 28 (100.00%) Firewall
1 28 (100.00%) Network Security
2 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 27 (96.43%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (82.14%) CCNP
3 23 (82.14%) OSPF
3 23 (82.14%) BGP
4 18 (64.29%) Juniper
5 17 (60.71%) Blue Coat
6 14 (50.00%) CCSE
6 14 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (50.00%) Junos
6 14 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (46.43%) Perl
7 13 (46.43%) UNIX
7 13 (46.43%) Solaris
7 13 (46.43%) Linux
7 13 (46.43%) MS Visio
7 13 (46.43%) Clustering
7 13 (46.43%) Tcl
7 13 (46.43%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
8 12 (42.86%) VPN
9 10 (35.71%) LAN
9 10 (35.71%) WAN
9 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
9 10 (35.71%) EIGRP
9 10 (35.71%) MPLS
9 10 (35.71%) Legal

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing CCSA 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 CCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) Firewall
1 28 (100.00%) Network Security
2 23 (82.14%) OSPF
2 23 (82.14%) BGP
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (50.00%) Junos
4 12 (42.86%) VPN
5 10 (35.71%) LAN
5 10 (35.71%) WAN
5 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 10 (35.71%) EIGRP
5 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (35.71%) IPsec
5 10 (35.71%) MPLS
5 10 (35.71%) VPLS
6 8 (28.57%) Internet
6 8 (28.57%) Extranet
7 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (3.57%) DNS
General
1 10 (35.71%) Legal
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 14 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 13 (46.43%) Security Engineer
2 13 (46.43%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (35.71%) Network Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Security Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) UNIX
1 13 (46.43%) Solaris
1 13 (46.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Risk Assessment
1 13 (46.43%) Load Balancing
2 10 (35.71%) Network Management
3 8 (28.57%) Low Latency
3 8 (28.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 8 (28.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Perl
1 13 (46.43%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (82.14%) CCNP
3 14 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
3 14 (50.00%) CCSE
4 4 (14.29%) JNCIA
4 4 (14.29%) JNCIS
4 4 (14.29%) CCNA
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 27 (96.43%) Cisco
3 18 (64.29%) Juniper
4 17 (60.71%) Blue Coat
5 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) Nortel