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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 214 203 191
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 4 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.071% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.67% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 13
Average salary £28,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.05% +5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
1452 1483 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.79% 27.64% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1167 1228 1375
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,850 £26,338
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 28 August 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
Birmingham +5 4 £28,000 -41.05%
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
3 8 (72.73%) CCSA
3 8 (72.73%) CCNP
4 6 (54.55%) CCNA
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (45.45%) F5
6 4 (36.36%) Network Security
6 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) Sourcefire
7 2 (18.18%) Juniper
7 2 (18.18%) FWSM
8 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
8 1 (9.09%) Stonesoft
8 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 1 (9.09%) SIEM
8 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
8 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
8 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
8 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky
8 1 (9.09%) Snort
8 1 (9.09%) JNCIP

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) FWSM
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
5 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
General
1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
1 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Network Design
1 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
1 1 (9.09%) SIEM
1 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) CCNP
2 8 (72.73%) CCSA
3 6 (54.55%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (9.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Snort
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (45.45%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Sourcefire
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
4 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) Stonesoft