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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 204 198 188
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 11 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 7
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,800 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
CCSE
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
1498 1296 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.51% 26.12% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1050 1242
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

CCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CCSE
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

CCSE Salary Trend in the West Midlands

CCSE
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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

CCSE Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

CCSE
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 CCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -7 10 £42,500 -
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 23 (95.83%) Network Security
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (91.67%) Firewall
4 21 (87.50%) CCSA
5 15 (62.50%) Fortinet
6 13 (54.17%) VPN
6 13 (54.17%) Juniper
7 12 (50.00%) Blue Coat
7 12 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (50.00%) JNCIA
7 12 (50.00%) JNCIS
7 12 (50.00%) CCNA
8 10 (41.67%) CCNP
8 10 (41.67%) LAN
8 10 (41.67%) WAN
9 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
9 9 (37.50%) VPLS
9 9 (37.50%) MPLS
9 9 (37.50%) OSPF
9 9 (37.50%) BGP
9 9 (37.50%) EIGRP
9 9 (37.50%) Network Management
9 9 (37.50%) IPsec
9 9 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (33.33%) Legal
11 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
11 2 (8.33%) Migration

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) Network Security
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco ASA
2 22 (91.67%) Firewall
3 13 (54.17%) VPN
4 12 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (41.67%) LAN
5 10 (41.67%) WAN
6 9 (37.50%) MPLS
6 9 (37.50%) OSPF
6 9 (37.50%) BGP
6 9 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 9 (37.50%) VPLS
6 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 9 (37.50%) IPsec
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (8.33%) DHCP
7 2 (8.33%) DNS
7 2 (8.33%) SSL
8 1 (4.17%) Wireless
8 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
General
1 8 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (45.83%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (45.83%) Security Engineer
3 9 (37.50%) Network Security Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Network Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Network Management
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.17%) SIEM
3 1 (4.17%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (87.50%) CCSA
3 12 (50.00%) JNCIA
3 12 (50.00%) JNCIS
3 12 (50.00%) CCNA
4 10 (41.67%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) CCSP
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.17%) Check Point Certification
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco
3 15 (62.50%) Fortinet
4 13 (54.17%) Juniper
5 12 (50.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.17%) F5