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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Rank 207 197 190
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 7 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.061% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.23% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £67,500 £45,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +26.66%
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
1381 1295 1479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.81% 26.25% 29.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1077 1036 1208
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
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 1 May 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 -11 7 £67,500 +50.00%
CCSE
England

CCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 20 (95.24%) Firewall
2 20 (95.24%) Cisco
3 17 (80.95%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (71.43%) CCSA
5 14 (66.67%) VPN
6 12 (57.14%) Network Security
6 12 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (52.38%) CCNP
7 11 (52.38%) LAN
7 11 (52.38%) WAN
7 11 (52.38%) Service Delivery
8 10 (47.62%) Wireless
8 10 (47.62%) CCNA
9 9 (42.86%) Juniper
10 8 (38.10%) ITIL
10 8 (38.10%) ITIL V3
10 8 (38.10%) Fortinet
11 7 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (33.33%) Validation
11 7 (33.33%) MPLS
11 7 (33.33%) Frame Relay
11 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
11 7 (33.33%) Change Management
11 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
11 7 (33.33%) ATM
11 7 (33.33%) Nokia
11 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (33.33%) Cisco PIX

CCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 20 (95.24%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) VPN
3 12 (57.14%) Network Security
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (52.38%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) WAN
5 10 (47.62%) Wireless
6 7 (33.33%) MPLS
6 7 (33.33%) Frame Relay
6 7 (33.33%) ATM
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (33.33%) DMVPN
7 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) SSL
8 4 (19.05%) TACACS
8 4 (19.05%) FWSM
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Consultant
1 8 (38.10%) Consultant
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Security Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Service Delivery
2 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) ITIL V3
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (33.33%) Validation
3 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (23.81%) Change Control
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (19.05%) Network Management
5 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
5 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) Network Design
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (71.43%) CCSA
3 11 (52.38%) CCNP
4 10 (47.62%) CCNA
5 4 (19.05%) JNCIA
5 4 (19.05%) JNCIS
6 3 (14.29%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Snort
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 20 (95.24%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) Juniper
4 8 (38.10%) Fortinet
5 7 (33.33%) Nokia
6 5 (23.81%) Sourcefire
7 4 (19.05%) Remedy
7 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
8 3 (14.29%) F5