Period
to 12 December 2018

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

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 996 1005 951
Rank change year-on-year +9 -54 +26
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 143 194 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 110 154 230
UK median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.74% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £35,450 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £47,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year -24.21% -6.86% +4.62%

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 37,945 43,094 48,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.79% 24.02% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27,880 33,119 38,973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 12 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 December 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
England +30 134 £45,000 -21.74% 15
UK excluding London +100 109 £36,000 -24.21% 13
East of England +70 60 £36,000 -24.21% 7
London +3 32 £60,000 - 2
South East +19 29 £51,250 +12.02% 4
South West +35 7 - -
Scotland +8 7 £57,500 +13.86%
Midlands +26 4 £45,000 -5.26%
Yorkshire +34 3 £55,000 +57.14% 1
East Midlands +15 3 £45,000 -5.26%
North of England +2 3 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands +20 1 £60,000 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 123 (86.01%) Cisco
1 123 (86.01%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (82.52%) CheckPoint
3 116 (81.12%) Firewall
4 97 (67.83%) CCNP
5 93 (65.03%) Network Security
6 84 (58.74%) CCNA
7 71 (49.65%) WAN
8 68 (47.55%) LAN
9 60 (41.96%) OSPF
10 56 (39.16%) TCP/IP
10 56 (39.16%) Palo Alto
11 53 (37.06%) Wireshark
12 46 (32.17%) Network Management
13 43 (30.07%) SolarWinds
13 43 (30.07%) Wi-Fi
14 42 (29.37%) CCSE
15 41 (28.67%) Information Security
15 41 (28.67%) Kalman Filter
16 40 (27.97%) Web Filtering
17 38 (26.57%) F5
17 38 (26.57%) ITIL
18 36 (25.17%) Ethernet
18 36 (25.17%) Stealthwatch
19 35 (24.48%) Problem-Solving
19 35 (24.48%) Symantec
20 28 (19.58%) Self-Motivation
21 27 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
22 26 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
22 26 (18.18%) ITSM

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:

Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Office 365
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 116 (81.12%) Firewall
2 93 (65.03%) Network Security
3 71 (49.65%) WAN
4 68 (47.55%) LAN
5 60 (41.96%) OSPF
6 56 (39.16%) TCP/IP
7 53 (37.06%) Wireshark
8 43 (30.07%) Wi-Fi
9 36 (25.17%) Ethernet
10 27 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (17.48%) BGP
13 17 (11.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (9.79%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (9.09%) Internet
15 13 (9.09%) tcpdump
15 13 (9.09%) VLAN
16 11 (7.69%) DNS
16 11 (7.69%) NX-OS
17 10 (6.99%) Cisco ISE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (18.18%) Retail
2 22 (15.38%) Banking
3 17 (11.89%) Finance
4 9 (6.29%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.59%) Financial Institution
5 8 (5.59%) Law
6 5 (3.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (44.06%) Network Engineer
2 47 (32.87%) Analyst
2 47 (32.87%) Security Analyst
3 34 (23.78%) Cisco Engineer
4 33 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 32 (22.38%) Network Analyst
5 32 (22.38%) Network Security Analyst
6 29 (20.28%) Security Engineer
7 28 (19.58%) Network Security Engineer
8 21 (14.69%) Senior Network Engineer
9 15 (10.49%) IT Analyst
9 15 (10.49%) IT Security Analyst
10 12 (8.39%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 12 (8.39%) Firewall Engineer
11 10 (6.99%) Consultant
11 10 (6.99%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 10 (6.99%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (6.29%) Architect
13 7 (4.90%) Security Consultant
14 6 (4.20%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.70%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.58%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (16.08%) Data Centre
3 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.99%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.29%) Private Cloud
6 7 (4.90%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.70%) Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.38%) Linux
2 21 (14.69%) Windows
3 5 (3.50%) Unix
4 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.17%) Network Management
2 41 (28.67%) Information Security
2 41 (28.67%) Kalman Filter
3 40 (27.97%) Web Filtering
4 38 (26.57%) ITIL
5 35 (24.48%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (18.18%) ITSM
7 25 (17.48%) Load Balancing
8 22 (15.38%) Service Management
9 20 (13.99%) Computer Science
10 18 (12.59%) Change Control
11 17 (11.89%) Problem Management
12 16 (11.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 13 (9.09%) Network Design
14 10 (6.99%) Presales
15 9 (6.29%) Decision-Making
15 9 (6.29%) Technical Analysis
16 8 (5.59%) SIEM
17 7 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
18 6 (4.20%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.99%) Bash Shell
1 10 (6.99%) Python
2 9 (6.29%) Tcl
3 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (86.01%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (67.83%) CCNP
3 84 (58.74%) CCNA
4 42 (29.37%) CCSE
5 26 (18.18%) CCIE
6 25 (17.48%) CISSP
7 22 (15.38%) Degree
8 18 (12.59%) Check Point Certification
9 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (8.39%) MCSE
11 11 (7.69%) CCDP
12 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
12 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
13 9 (6.29%) CCIE Security
13 9 (6.29%) JNCIA
13 9 (6.29%) JNCIP
14 7 (4.90%) JNCIE
15 5 (3.50%) CCMSE
15 5 (3.50%) CISM
16 4 (2.80%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.39%) SLA
2 5 (3.50%) GDPR
2 5 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.10%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.40%) SAS 70
System Software
1 11 (7.69%) VMware NSX
2 4 (2.80%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.80%) XenServer
3 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (25.17%) Stealthwatch
2 9 (6.29%) ArcSight ESM
3 5 (3.50%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (2.10%) TrustSec
6 2 (1.40%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.70%) Ansible
7 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.70%) SCCM
7 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (86.01%) Cisco
2 118 (82.52%) CheckPoint
3 56 (39.16%) Palo Alto
4 43 (30.07%) SolarWinds
5 38 (26.57%) F5
6 35 (24.48%) Symantec
7 24 (16.78%) Juniper
8 21 (14.69%) Microsoft
9 18 (12.59%) Blue Coat
10 15 (10.49%) VMware
11 11 (7.69%) ArcSight
12 8 (5.59%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.50%) Zscaler
14 4 (2.80%) Citrix
14 4 (2.80%) Cognizant
14 4 (2.80%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (2.80%) Interwoven
14 4 (2.80%) Mitel
14 4 (2.80%) NetApp
15 3 (2.10%) Riverbed