Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 735 934 1106
Rank change year-on-year +199 +172 -69
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 35 161 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.11% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.47% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 38 155 64
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £42,500 £30,950 £36,450
90th Percentile £83,750 £94,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +8.82%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,958 34,122 40,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.07% 23.96% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10,076 24,717 29,958
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CCSA.

Salary trend for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CCSA over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the UK over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. 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
England +200 35 £60,000 - 6
London +170 29 £65,000 -7.14% 1
UK excluding London +171 6 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Work from Home +44 5 £82,500 -2.94%
South East +183 4 £50,000 -11.11%
North of England +118 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands - 1 £37,500 - 2
Midlands - 1 £37,500 - 3
North East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 with a requirement for CCSA.

1 31 (88.57%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (74.29%) CCNA
3 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
4 20 (57.14%) Cisco
4 20 (57.14%) CheckPoint
4 20 (57.14%) Firewall
5 19 (54.29%) Azure
6 15 (42.86%) CISSP
7 14 (40.00%) Palo Alto
8 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (37.14%) CISM
9 12 (34.29%) LAN
9 12 (34.29%) Finance
10 11 (31.43%) Information Security
10 11 (31.43%) CCNP
10 11 (31.43%) CCIE
10 11 (31.43%) WAN
10 11 (31.43%) OSPF
10 11 (31.43%) BGP
11 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 10 (28.57%) ITIL
11 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (28.57%) Network Security
11 10 (28.57%) SIEM
12 9 (25.71%) Presales
12 9 (25.71%) CCSE
12 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
13 8 (22.86%) MCSE
13 8 (22.86%) Windows
13 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification

CCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 19 (54.29%) Azure
2 8 (22.86%) Office 365
3 3 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) Firewall
2 12 (34.29%) LAN
3 11 (31.43%) BGP
3 11 (31.43%) OSPF
3 11 (31.43%) WAN
4 10 (28.57%) Network Security
4 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 7 (20.00%) VLAN
5 7 (20.00%) VPN
6 6 (17.14%) DHCP
6 6 (17.14%) DNS
6 6 (17.14%) VoIP
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (14.29%) MPLS
7 5 (14.29%) Wireless
8 4 (11.43%) DMVPN
8 4 (11.43%) Multicast
8 4 (11.43%) NX-OS
8 4 (11.43%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Financial Institution
2 4 (11.43%) Games
2 4 (11.43%) Japanese Language
2 4 (11.43%) Law
2 4 (11.43%) Retail
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) French Language
4 2 (5.71%) German Language
4 2 (5.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Security Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Support
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Network Support
5 4 (11.43%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Check Point GAiA
3 1 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (2.86%) Kali Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Information Security
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) SIEM
3 9 (25.71%) Presales
4 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
4 8 (22.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 7 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
7 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.29%) Network Management
7 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.43%) Hardware Maintenance
8 4 (11.43%) Internal Audit
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
8 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (11.43%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
8 4 (11.43%) Security Architecture
8 4 (11.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (88.57%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (74.29%) CCNA
3 15 (42.86%) CISSP
4 13 (37.14%) CISM
5 11 (31.43%) CCIE
5 11 (31.43%) CCNP
6 9 (25.71%) CCSE
7 8 (22.86%) JNCIA
7 8 (22.86%) MCSE
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (17.14%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (11.43%) A+ Certification
9 4 (11.43%) CEH
9 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (11.43%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (11.43%) SSCP
10 2 (5.71%) CCDP
10 2 (5.71%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (2.86%) CCDA
11 1 (2.86%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (20.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) CASB
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.86%) Nessus
2 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 20 (57.14%) Cisco
3 14 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 8 (22.86%) F5
5 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 4 (11.43%) Aruba
6 4 (11.43%) ForeScout
6 4 (11.43%) Infoblox
6 4 (11.43%) Meraki
7 3 (8.57%) Forcepoint
7 3 (8.57%) Juniper
8 1 (2.86%) Citrix
8 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.86%) Mitel
8 1 (2.86%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.86%) VMware