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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Rank 195 189 183
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 10 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.18% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.65% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 21
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £41,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £47,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1283 1229 1355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.04% 27.79% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 964 1172
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,890
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 29 January 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
Warwickshire - 6 £42,000 -
Birmingham - 4 £42,500 -
CCSA
England

CCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 33 (97.06%) Cisco
2 33 (97.06%) Firewall
3 30 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (82.35%) Network Security
5 25 (73.53%) VPN
6 24 (70.59%) Juniper
7 23 (67.65%) Blue Coat
8 22 (64.71%) CCSE
9 18 (52.94%) CCNP
10 17 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
11 16 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (44.12%) OSPF
12 15 (44.12%) BGP
13 14 (41.18%) Solaris
14 12 (35.29%) CCNA
14 12 (35.29%) Check Point Certification
14 12 (35.29%) Junos
14 12 (35.29%) Fortinet
14 12 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (35.29%) JNCIA
14 12 (35.29%) JNCIS
15 11 (32.35%) Clustering
15 11 (32.35%) Load Balancing
15 11 (32.35%) Tcl
15 11 (32.35%) Linux
15 11 (32.35%) MS Visio
15 11 (32.35%) Perl
15 11 (32.35%) UNIX
16 10 (29.41%) LAN

CCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 11 (32.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 33 (97.06%) Firewall
2 28 (82.35%) Network Security
3 25 (73.53%) VPN
4 16 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (44.12%) OSPF
5 15 (44.12%) BGP
6 12 (35.29%) Junos
6 12 (35.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (29.41%) LAN
7 10 (29.41%) WAN
7 10 (29.41%) MPLS
8 7 (20.59%) Internet
8 7 (20.59%) Extranet
8 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
9 6 (17.65%) DMVPN
9 6 (17.65%) Wireless
9 6 (17.65%) Frame Relay
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (17.65%) ATM
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 12 (35.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Security Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Network Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Clustering
2 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Solaris
2 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) UNIX
3 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 11 (32.35%) Load Balancing
3 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
3 7 (20.59%) Network Management
3 7 (20.59%) Low Latency
3 7 (20.59%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (17.65%) Validation
4 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 6 (17.65%) Change Management
5 4 (11.76%) Change Control
6 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
6 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Tcl
1 11 (32.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (64.71%) CCSE
3 18 (52.94%) CCNP
4 12 (35.29%) CCNA
4 12 (35.29%) Check Point Certification
4 12 (35.29%) JNCIA
4 12 (35.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 33 (97.06%) Cisco
3 24 (70.59%) Juniper
4 23 (67.65%) Blue Coat
5 12 (35.29%) Fortinet
6 6 (17.65%) Nokia
7 3 (8.82%) Remedy
8 1 (2.94%) Nortel