The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for CCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 230 238
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 14 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 0.48% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 5
Median salary £33,500 £35,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.28% -36.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09%  

CCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1389 1460 1835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.68% 25.41% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1182 1441
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing CCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCSE in the North West

CCSE
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for CCSE in the North West

CCSE
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCSE in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSE in the North West

CCSE
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 14 £33,500 -4.28%
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing CCSE 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 North West region with a requirement for CCSE.

1 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 23 (95.83%) CCNP
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 23 (95.83%) Data Centre
3 19 (79.17%) Firewall
4 14 (58.33%) CCSA
4 14 (58.33%) Fortinet
4 14 (58.33%) Network Security
5 13 (54.17%) Splunk
5 13 (54.17%) FortiGate
5 13 (54.17%) Finance
5 13 (54.17%) Retail
5 13 (54.17%) CCIE
5 13 (54.17%) CCSP
5 13 (54.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (41.67%) HP
6 10 (41.67%) SQL
6 10 (41.67%) ITIL
6 10 (41.67%) Windows
6 10 (41.67%) Linux
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL V3
7 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) VMware
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (12.50%) iPad
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

CCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
1 13 (54.17%) Pharmaceutical
1 13 (54.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Consultant
1 13 (54.17%) Network Consultant
1 13 (54.17%) Network Security Consultant
1 13 (54.17%) Security Consultant
2 8 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Support
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Linux Support
3 5 (20.83%) Linux Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (95.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL V3
2 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security
4 1 (4.17%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) CCNP
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (58.33%) CCSA
3 13 (54.17%) CCIE
3 13 (54.17%) CCSP
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco
3 14 (58.33%) Fortinet
4 13 (54.17%) Splunk
5 10 (41.67%) HP
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
8 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto