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 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 755 694
Rank change year-on-year -50 -61  
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 59 214 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.75% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 40 199 173
Median salary £45,150 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.90% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,150 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -17.90% +10.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21229 28425 31013
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.75% 27.26% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16676 22869 24295
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,400 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 26 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 3 months to 24 April 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
England -61 54 £48,750 -11.36% 9
London -24 23 £46,000 -16.36% 6
Bedfordshire +26 12 £56,250 -
East of England -4 12 £56,250 -6.25%
South East +23 11 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Surrey +50 6 £55,000 +18.91%
Bedford +2 6 £56,250 -2.17%
North West -13 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Manchester -20 6 £37,500 +7.14%
East Sussex - 5 £40,000 -
Brighton - 5 £40,000 -
City of London +21 3 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Wales +6 3 - -
Feltham -2 3 £37,500 -34.78% 1
West Wales - 3 - -
Swansea - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +17 2 £40,400 -19.20%
Yorkshire +5 2 £40,400 -4.94%
Belfast - 2 £30,000 -
Oldham - 2 £37,500 -
County Antrim - 2 £30,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £30,000 -
West Midlands +28 1 £57,500 +53.33%
Leeds +17 1 £42,800 -14.40%
Warwick - 1 £57,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 with a requirement for CCSA.

1 228 (93.83%) Firewall
2 214 (88.07%) CheckPoint
3 201 (82.72%) Cisco
4 190 (78.19%) Cisco Certification
5 167 (68.72%) CCNP
6 138 (56.79%) Network Security
7 137 (56.38%) CCSE
8 123 (50.62%) Data Centre
9 104 (42.80%) CCNA
10 89 (36.63%) Juniper
11 87 (35.80%) LAN
12 73 (30.04%) Cisco ASA
13 70 (28.81%) JNCIA
14 66 (27.16%) WAN
15 63 (25.93%) Finance
16 59 (24.28%) Palo Alto
17 55 (22.63%) F5
18 53 (21.81%) Cisco Nexus
19 52 (21.40%) CCIE
20 51 (20.99%) Network Design
21 47 (19.34%) VPN
22 46 (18.93%) Retail
23 44 (18.11%) OSPF
23 44 (18.11%) CCSP
24 42 (17.28%) BGP
25 41 (16.87%) Load Balancing
26 39 (16.05%) Microsoft
27 38 (15.64%) Fortinet
28 37 (15.23%) FortiGate
28 37 (15.23%) CCDP

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 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) Akamai
3 2 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 228 (93.83%) Firewall
2 138 (56.79%) Network Security
3 87 (35.80%) LAN
4 73 (30.04%) Cisco ASA
5 66 (27.16%) WAN
6 53 (21.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 47 (19.34%) VPN
8 44 (18.11%) OSPF
9 42 (17.28%) BGP
10 34 (13.99%) Spanning Tree
10 34 (13.99%) Wireless
11 30 (12.35%) TCP/IP
11 30 (12.35%) VoIP
12 27 (11.11%) MPLS
13 25 (10.29%) Wireshark
14 23 (9.47%) tcpdump
15 17 (7.00%) BIG-IP
16 16 (6.58%) DNS
17 14 (5.76%) Junos
18 12 (4.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.29%) SQL Server
General
1 63 (25.93%) Finance
2 46 (18.93%) Retail
3 31 (12.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 18 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 15 (6.17%) Billing
6 10 (4.12%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.82%) Law
7 2 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (49.79%) Network Engineer
2 66 (27.16%) Consultant
3 64 (26.34%) Security Consultant
4 62 (25.51%) Network Consultant
4 62 (25.51%) Network Security Consultant
5 58 (23.87%) Support Engineer
6 49 (20.16%) Security Engineer
7 46 (18.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 39 (16.05%) Network Support
9 38 (15.64%) Network Support Engineer
10 37 (15.23%) Cisco Engineer
11 36 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 18 (7.41%) Check Point Support
13 14 (5.76%) Juniper Engineer
13 14 (5.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 13 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (5.35%) Senior Network Engineer
15 12 (4.94%) Analyst
16 11 (4.53%) Cisco Support
16 11 (4.53%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.94%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 123 (50.62%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.12%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) iPad
8 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.35%) Windows
2 20 (8.23%) Linux
3 13 (5.35%) Unix
4 8 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.99%) Network Design
2 41 (16.87%) Load Balancing
3 31 (12.76%) Network Management
4 23 (9.47%) ITIL
4 23 (9.47%) Presales
5 21 (8.64%) SIEM
6 19 (7.82%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (5.35%) Change Control
8 10 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.12%) Network Architecture
8 10 (4.12%) Security Operations
9 9 (3.70%) Network Planning
10 8 (3.29%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (3.29%) Security Management
11 7 (2.88%) ITSM
11 7 (2.88%) PRINCE2
11 7 (2.88%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 6 (2.47%) Service Management
12 6 (2.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.29%) SQL
2 4 (1.65%) C
Qualifications
1 190 (78.19%) Cisco Certification
2 167 (68.72%) CCNP
3 137 (56.38%) CCSE
4 104 (42.80%) CCNA
5 70 (28.81%) JNCIA
6 52 (21.40%) CCIE
7 44 (18.11%) CCSP
8 37 (15.23%) CCDP
9 35 (14.40%) CCNP Voice
10 29 (11.93%) Degree
11 23 (9.47%) Check Point Certification
11 23 (9.47%) Security Cleared
12 19 (7.82%) SC Cleared
13 15 (6.17%) CISSP
13 15 (6.17%) JNCIS
13 15 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (4.94%) MCP
15 11 (4.53%) MCSE
15 11 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (4.12%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.76%) QA
2 12 (4.94%) PMO
3 10 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.29%) SLA
5 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.94%) XenApp
3 8 (3.29%) vSphere
3 8 (3.29%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.65%) XenServer
5 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.82%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.82%) vCloud
5 2 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (15.23%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.29%) SCCM
3 5 (2.06%) Zenoss
4 3 (1.23%) HP NNM
5 2 (0.82%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.82%) Nagios
5 2 (0.82%) SCOM
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 214 (88.07%) CheckPoint
2 201 (82.72%) Cisco
3 89 (36.63%) Juniper
4 59 (24.28%) Palo Alto
5 55 (22.63%) F5
6 39 (16.05%) Microsoft
7 38 (15.64%) Fortinet
8 33 (13.58%) Splunk
9 23 (9.47%) Citrix
10 20 (8.23%) HP
11 17 (7.00%) VMware
12 13 (5.35%) Intel Security
13 12 (4.94%) NetApp
14 10 (4.12%) CA
15 9 (3.70%) Meraki
16 8 (3.29%) Riverbed
17 7 (2.88%) LogRhythm
17 7 (2.88%) Qualys
18 6 (2.47%) Kaspersky
18 6 (2.47%) WatchGuard
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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