Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1012 914 965
Rank change year-on-year -98 +51 -54
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 150 254 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.59% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 121 190 226
England median annual salary £57,500 £48,250 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.17% -8.10% +16.67%
10th Percentile £37,250 £32,000 £38,125
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £48,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +24.35% -8.10% +16.67%

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 38,353 43,011 53,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.55% 25.70% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29,939 34,392 43,305
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -21 77 £60,000 +20.00% 9
South East +24 38 £46,500 -15.45% 2
North of England -5 13 £36,750 -33.18% 4
Midlands -9 13 £47,500 +20.25%
East of England -36 12 £47,500 -13.64%
Yorkshire +40 7 £36,500 -33.64% 4
East Midlands +20 7 £47,500 +14.46%
West Midlands -17 6 £30,000 -19.46%
North East - 5 £67,500 -
North West -12 1 - -
CCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 128 (85.33%) Firewall
2 114 (76.00%) Cisco
2 114 (76.00%) CheckPoint
3 107 (71.33%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (56.67%) CCNA
5 79 (52.67%) CCNP
5 79 (52.67%) CCSE
6 65 (43.33%) Network Security
6 65 (43.33%) F5
7 63 (42.00%) WAN
8 60 (40.00%) Juniper
9 52 (34.67%) LAN
10 44 (29.33%) CISSP
11 43 (28.67%) Finance
12 38 (25.33%) CCIE
12 38 (25.33%) VPN
13 34 (22.67%) MPLS
13 34 (22.67%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (22.00%) Information Security
15 32 (21.33%) CISM
16 31 (20.67%) Wireless
16 31 (20.67%) OSPF
16 31 (20.67%) SIEM
17 30 (20.00%) ITIL
17 30 (20.00%) Palo Alto
18 27 (18.00%) Windows
19 26 (17.33%) BGP
19 26 (17.33%) SC Cleared
19 26 (17.33%) Security Cleared
19 26 (17.33%) Data Centre

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 11 (7.33%) Skype for Business
2 8 (5.33%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 128 (85.33%) Firewall
2 65 (43.33%) Network Security
3 63 (42.00%) WAN
4 52 (34.67%) LAN
5 38 (25.33%) VPN
6 34 (22.67%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (22.67%) MPLS
7 31 (20.67%) OSPF
7 31 (20.67%) Wireless
8 26 (17.33%) BGP
9 23 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (14.67%) Internet
10 22 (14.67%) TCP/IP
11 19 (12.67%) DNS
12 16 (10.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 16 (10.67%) VPLS
13 15 (10.00%) Junos
14 14 (9.33%) EIGRP
15 13 (8.67%) TACACS
16 12 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.00%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
General
1 43 (28.67%) Finance
2 20 (13.33%) Banking
3 11 (7.33%) Law
4 5 (3.33%) Electronics
4 5 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.33%) Legal
4 5 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.33%) Marketing
4 5 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (34.67%) Network Engineer
2 40 (26.67%) Security Engineer
3 36 (24.00%) Analyst
4 33 (22.00%) Security Analyst
5 25 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 18 (12.00%) Architect
6 18 (12.00%) Network Analyst
7 17 (11.33%) Network Security Analyst
7 17 (11.33%) Network Support
7 17 (11.33%) Support Engineer
8 16 (10.67%) Cisco Engineer
9 14 (9.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 13 (8.67%) Check Point Analyst
10 13 (8.67%) Network Support Engineer
11 12 (8.00%) Cisco Analyst
11 12 (8.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 12 (8.00%) IT Engineer
11 12 (8.00%) IT Security Engineer
11 12 (8.00%) SIEM Analyst
12 11 (7.33%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) SAP CAF
2 1 (0.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.33%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 8 (5.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (4.00%) Online Banking
5 5 (3.33%) PKI
6 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.00%) Cyberattack
7 3 (2.00%) Fintech
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.00%) Windows
2 17 (11.33%) Unix
3 16 (10.67%) Linux
4 10 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.33%) FreeBSD
6 6 (4.00%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.67%) Android
7 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.00%) Information Security
2 31 (20.67%) SIEM
3 30 (20.00%) ITIL
4 25 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 20 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (11.33%) Mentoring
6 17 (11.33%) Network Design
6 17 (11.33%) Service Delivery
7 16 (10.67%) Incident Management
7 16 (10.67%) Translating Business Requirements
8 15 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (8.00%) Security Operations
10 11 (7.33%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (6.67%) Migration
11 10 (6.67%) Project Management
12 9 (6.00%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (6.00%) Fault Management
12 9 (6.00%) Service Design
13 8 (5.33%) Open Source
13 8 (5.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.00%) PHP
1 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (71.33%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (56.67%) CCNA
3 79 (52.67%) CCNP
3 79 (52.67%) CCSE
4 44 (29.33%) CISSP
5 38 (25.33%) CCIE
6 32 (21.33%) CISM
7 26 (17.33%) SC Cleared
7 26 (17.33%) Security Cleared
8 25 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
9 24 (16.00%) JNCIA
10 23 (15.33%) CCDA
11 17 (11.33%) JNCIP
12 16 (10.67%) CCDP
12 16 (10.67%) JNCIE
13 14 (9.33%) JNCIS
14 12 (8.00%) CCIE Security
15 11 (7.33%) CISA
16 9 (6.00%) GIAC
17 8 (5.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (6.00%) SLA
3 8 (5.33%) GDPR
4 5 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 5 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (2.67%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (1.33%) COBIT
6 2 (1.33%) QA
7 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) Juniper STRM
1 8 (5.33%) QRadar
1 8 (5.33%) RSA enVision
1 8 (5.33%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (4.00%) Core Impact
3 3 (2.00%) Nessus
4 2 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 114 (76.00%) CheckPoint
1 114 (76.00%) Cisco
2 65 (43.33%) F5
3 60 (40.00%) Juniper
4 30 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 18 (12.00%) Blue Coat
6 14 (9.33%) Fortinet
6 14 (9.33%) Microsoft
7 13 (8.67%) Citrix
8 11 (7.33%) Avaya
8 11 (7.33%) LogRhythm
9 10 (6.67%) SAP
10 8 (5.33%) Aruba
10 8 (5.33%) IBM
10 8 (5.33%) Meraki
10 8 (5.33%) Sun
11 7 (4.67%) McAfee
12 6 (4.00%) Interwoven
13 5 (3.33%) Crossbeam
13 5 (3.33%) HP