Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 906 1060 1005
Rank change year-on-year +154 -55 -42
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 160 84 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.053% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.22% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 136 72 142
England median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £28,650
90th Percentile £75,625 £85,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £58,250 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.30% +4.55% -

CCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 31,397 37,766 40,797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.03% 23.83% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 22,773 28,192 31,503
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in England

CCSA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCSA in England.

Salary trend for CCSA in England

CCSA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA in England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Salary histogram for CCSA in England

CCSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the England region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +120 66 £65,000 - 2
East of England +106 42 £35,000 -2.78% 7
North of England - 27 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 26 £45,000 -
South East +33 24 £56,250 - 4
South West - 1 £65,000 -
North West - 1 £50,000 - 2
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 157 (98.13%) CheckPoint
2 145 (90.63%) Cisco
3 136 (85.00%) Firewall
4 132 (82.50%) Cisco Certification
5 119 (74.38%) Network Security
6 111 (69.38%) CCNA
7 104 (65.00%) WAN
8 103 (64.38%) CCSE
9 95 (59.38%) LAN
10 72 (45.00%) CCNP
11 70 (43.75%) Juniper
12 61 (38.13%) Check Point Certification
13 60 (37.50%) Palo Alto
14 58 (36.25%) Finance
15 55 (34.38%) F5
16 54 (33.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (29.38%) Linux
18 45 (28.13%) TCP/IP
18 45 (28.13%) OSPF
19 39 (24.38%) BGP
20 36 (22.50%) DNS
21 33 (20.63%) Microsoft
22 32 (20.00%) VPN
22 32 (20.00%) Fortinet
23 29 (18.13%) Load Balancing
23 29 (18.13%) Network Management
23 29 (18.13%) Blue Coat
24 28 (17.50%) Internet
24 28 (17.50%) Data Centre
25 26 (16.25%) CCIE

CCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (14.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.63%) AWS
2 1 (0.63%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 136 (85.00%) Firewall
2 119 (74.38%) Network Security
3 104 (65.00%) WAN
4 95 (59.38%) LAN
5 54 (33.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 45 (28.13%) OSPF
6 45 (28.13%) TCP/IP
7 39 (24.38%) BGP
8 36 (22.50%) DNS
9 32 (20.00%) VPN
10 28 (17.50%) Internet
11 21 (13.13%) Wireless
12 20 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
12 20 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 19 (11.88%) X.509
14 18 (11.25%) BIG-IP
15 17 (10.63%) Spanning Tree
15 17 (10.63%) tcpdump
15 17 (10.63%) Wireshark
16 12 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
General
1 58 (36.25%) Finance
2 18 (11.25%) Financial Institution
3 14 (8.75%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.75%) Banking
5 3 (1.88%) Electronics
5 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.88%) Marketing
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
5 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (56.88%) Network Engineer
2 70 (43.75%) Security Engineer
3 61 (38.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 48 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 48 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 27 (16.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 26 (16.25%) Analyst
7 19 (11.88%) Network Security Analyst
7 19 (11.88%) Security Analyst
8 16 (10.00%) Network Analyst
9 15 (9.38%) Architect
10 14 (8.75%) Network Communications Engineer
10 14 (8.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 12 (7.50%) Consultant
11 12 (7.50%) Network Architect
11 12 (7.50%) Network Security Consultant
11 12 (7.50%) Security Consultant
12 11 (6.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 11 (6.88%) Senior Network Engineer
13 9 (5.63%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) LDAP
2 6 (3.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.63%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.38%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.13%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.63%) e-Health
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (29.38%) Linux
2 10 (6.25%) Windows
3 8 (5.00%) Unix
4 2 (1.25%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.13%) Load Balancing
1 29 (18.13%) Network Management
2 18 (11.25%) SIEM
3 17 (10.63%) Presales
4 16 (10.00%) Change Control
5 14 (8.75%) Network Design
6 13 (8.13%) Computer Science
7 12 (7.50%) Translating Business Requirements
8 10 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 9 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (5.63%) Identity Management
9 9 (5.63%) Information Security
9 9 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (5.00%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (4.38%) Web Filtering
12 6 (3.75%) Network Architecture
12 6 (3.75%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 132 (82.50%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (69.38%) CCNA
3 103 (64.38%) CCSE
4 72 (45.00%) CCNP
5 61 (38.13%) Check Point Certification
6 26 (16.25%) CCIE
7 24 (15.00%) JNCIP
8 18 (11.25%) JNCIE
9 16 (10.00%) CCDP
10 15 (9.38%) JNCIS
11 14 (8.75%) Degree
12 12 (7.50%) CCDA
13 11 (6.88%) MCSE
13 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (6.25%) CISSP
15 9 (5.63%) CCMSE
16 6 (3.75%) SC Cleared
16 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
17 5 (3.13%) JNCIA
18 3 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.25%) NIST
2 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.63%) FortiGate
1 9 (5.63%) Nessus
2 8 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.63%) Nagios
3 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 157 (98.13%) CheckPoint
2 145 (90.63%) Cisco
3 70 (43.75%) Juniper
4 60 (37.50%) Palo Alto
5 55 (34.38%) F5
6 33 (20.63%) Microsoft
7 32 (20.00%) Fortinet
8 29 (18.13%) Blue Coat
9 18 (11.25%) Zscaler
10 16 (10.00%) VMware
11 10 (6.25%) Aruba
11 10 (6.25%) CA
11 10 (6.25%) HP
11 10 (6.25%) SolarWinds
12 9 (5.63%) ProCurve
12 9 (5.63%) Qualys
13 8 (5.00%) Avaya
13 8 (5.00%) Symantec
14 7 (4.38%) ServiceNow
15 5 (3.13%) Splunk