Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1015 902 971
Rank change year-on-year -113 +69 -58
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 169 277 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.63% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 141 185 287
UK median annual salary £55,000 £49,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.24% -6.67% +16.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £39,188
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% -2.00% +11.11%

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 41,466 44,083 58,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.62% 25.42% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32,170 34,886 46,558
UK 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 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -98 156 £55,000 +12.24% 17
London -11 88 £60,000 +26.32% 11
UK excluding London -101 74 £47,500 -3.06% 6
South East -6 38 £46,500 +3.33% 1
Midlands +4 13 £47,500 +35.71% 2
North of England -15 10 £36,750 -33.18% 3
East of England -47 10 £47,500 -13.64%
Yorkshire +24 8 £36,750 -33.18%
East Midlands +25 7 £47,500 +14.46% 2
West Midlands -14 6 £30,000 -14.29%
Scotland -45 6 £40,000 -36.00%
North East - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 146 (86.39%) Firewall
2 126 (74.56%) CheckPoint
3 125 (73.96%) Cisco
4 114 (67.46%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (52.66%) CCSE
6 85 (50.30%) CCNA
7 78 (46.15%) CCNP
8 63 (37.28%) Juniper
8 63 (37.28%) Network Security
8 63 (37.28%) F5
9 58 (34.32%) WAN
10 51 (30.18%) Finance
11 45 (26.63%) CCIE
12 42 (24.85%) VPN
12 42 (24.85%) CISSP
13 41 (24.26%) LAN
13 41 (24.26%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (23.08%) Information Security
15 36 (21.30%) MPLS
16 35 (20.71%) Windows
17 33 (19.53%) ITIL
17 33 (19.53%) SIEM
18 32 (18.93%) Palo Alto
18 32 (18.93%) TCP/IP
18 32 (18.93%) Wireless
18 32 (18.93%) Banking
19 31 (18.34%) OSPF
20 29 (17.16%) CISM
20 29 (17.16%) Cisco Nexus
21 28 (16.57%) Load Balancing

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 12 (7.10%) Skype for Business
2 9 (5.33%) Apache
3 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 146 (86.39%) Firewall
2 63 (37.28%) Network Security
3 58 (34.32%) WAN
4 42 (24.85%) VPN
5 41 (24.26%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (24.26%) LAN
6 36 (21.30%) MPLS
7 32 (18.93%) TCP/IP
7 32 (18.93%) Wireless
8 31 (18.34%) OSPF
9 29 (17.16%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (14.79%) BGP
11 24 (14.20%) DNS
12 17 (10.06%) Internet
13 16 (9.47%) SAN
13 16 (9.47%) TACACS
14 14 (8.28%) VPLS
15 13 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
15 13 (7.69%) EIGRP
15 13 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.28%) MySQL
2 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
General
1 51 (30.18%) Finance
2 32 (18.93%) Banking
3 6 (3.55%) Law
4 4 (2.37%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.78%) Games
5 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Electronics
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (35.50%) Network Engineer
2 46 (27.22%) Security Engineer
3 34 (20.12%) Analyst
4 29 (17.16%) Security Analyst
5 24 (14.20%) Architect
5 24 (14.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 23 (13.61%) Firewall Engineer
7 21 (12.43%) Cisco Engineer
8 20 (11.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (10.06%) IT Engineer
9 17 (10.06%) IT Security Engineer
9 17 (10.06%) Network Analyst
10 15 (8.88%) Network Support
10 15 (8.88%) Support Engineer
11 14 (8.28%) Network Architect
12 13 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
12 13 (7.69%) SIEM Analyst
13 11 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (6.51%) Network Support Engineer
14 10 (5.92%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.37%) SAP CAF
2 3 (1.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.59%) .NET
3 1 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.51%) Online Banking
4 9 (5.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 9 (5.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.37%) Fintech
5 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.78%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.71%) Windows
2 22 (13.02%) Unix
3 19 (11.24%) Linux
4 9 (5.33%) FreeBSD
4 9 (5.33%) Kali Linux
4 9 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.96%) Check Point GAiA
6 2 (1.18%) Android
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.08%) Information Security
2 33 (19.53%) ITIL
2 33 (19.53%) SIEM
3 28 (16.57%) Load Balancing
4 26 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (12.43%) Incident Management
6 19 (11.24%) Mentoring
6 19 (11.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (8.88%) Service Delivery
8 14 (8.28%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (8.28%) Security Operations
9 12 (7.10%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (7.10%) Network Design
9 12 (7.10%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (7.10%) Translating Business Requirements
10 10 (5.92%) Fault Management
10 10 (5.92%) Service Design
11 9 (5.33%) Analytics
11 9 (5.33%) Network Packet Capture
11 9 (5.33%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.37%) PHP
1 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.59%) Go
2 1 (0.59%) Python
2 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 114 (67.46%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (52.66%) CCSE
3 85 (50.30%) CCNA
4 78 (46.15%) CCNP
5 45 (26.63%) CCIE
6 42 (24.85%) CISSP
7 29 (17.16%) CISM
8 28 (16.57%) CCDA
9 27 (15.98%) JNCIA
10 26 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 21 (12.43%) JNCIE
12 18 (10.65%) CCDP
13 17 (10.06%) Check Point Certification
14 16 (9.47%) CCIE Security
15 14 (8.28%) JNCIP
16 11 (6.51%) CISA
17 10 (5.92%) GIAC
18 9 (5.33%) JNCIS
18 9 (5.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (6.51%) GDPR
3 9 (5.33%) SLA
4 7 (4.14%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.37%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (1.18%) COBIT
6 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.18%) QA
7 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) Core Impact
1 9 (5.33%) Juniper STRM
1 9 (5.33%) QRadar
1 9 (5.33%) RSA enVision
1 9 (5.33%) RSA Security Analytics
2 4 (2.37%) Nessus
3 2 (1.18%) Nagios
3 2 (1.18%) SCOM
4 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 126 (74.56%) CheckPoint
2 125 (73.96%) Cisco
3 63 (37.28%) F5
3 63 (37.28%) Juniper
4 32 (18.93%) Palo Alto
5 19 (11.24%) Blue Coat
6 16 (9.47%) Microsoft
7 15 (8.88%) SolarWinds
8 14 (8.28%) Citrix
9 12 (7.10%) Avaya
9 12 (7.10%) Fortinet
9 12 (7.10%) LogRhythm
10 11 (6.51%) HP
11 9 (5.33%) IBM
11 9 (5.33%) Interwoven
11 9 (5.33%) Sun
12 7 (4.14%) Aruba
12 7 (4.14%) McAfee
12 7 (4.14%) Meraki
13 6 (3.55%) SAP