Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1022 1002 986
Rank change year-on-year -20 -16 -78
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 130 197 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 103 157 233
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,100 £30,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year -4.26% -6.93% +6.32%

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 38,790 42,509 50,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.40% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28,759 32,637 40,610
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 10 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 21 October 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 -40 121 £47,500 -13.64% 20
UK excluding London +19 83 £45,000 -4.26% 17
London -19 46 £60,000 - 4
South East +32 36 £47,500 - 5
East of England +29 32 £36,000 -24.21% 1
Scotland - 8 £57,500 - 1
Midlands +22 7 £52,500 +10.53% 4
East Midlands -3 4 £45,000 -10.00%
West Midlands +26 3 £60,000 +71.43% 4
South West +1 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 98 (75.38%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (73.85%) Cisco
3 94 (72.31%) CheckPoint
4 90 (69.23%) Firewall
5 87 (66.92%) CCNP
6 62 (47.69%) Network Security
7 58 (44.62%) CCNA
8 49 (37.69%) TCP/IP
9 47 (36.15%) LAN
10 46 (35.38%) WAN
10 46 (35.38%) OSPF
11 44 (33.85%) Palo Alto
12 41 (31.54%) CCSE
12 41 (31.54%) ITIL
13 38 (29.23%) F5
14 37 (28.46%) Wireshark
15 35 (26.92%) CISSP
15 35 (26.92%) ITSM
15 35 (26.92%) Wi-Fi
16 34 (26.15%) SolarWinds
17 33 (25.38%) Kalman Filter
18 32 (24.62%) Web Filtering
18 32 (24.62%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (24.62%) Information Security
19 31 (23.85%) Service Management
20 29 (22.31%) CCIE
20 29 (22.31%) Data Centre
21 26 (20.00%) Network Management
21 26 (20.00%) Symantec
21 26 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

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 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (69.23%) Firewall
2 62 (47.69%) Network Security
3 49 (37.69%) TCP/IP
4 47 (36.15%) LAN
5 46 (35.38%) OSPF
5 46 (35.38%) WAN
6 37 (28.46%) Wireshark
7 35 (26.92%) Wi-Fi
8 32 (24.62%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (19.23%) Ethernet
10 24 (18.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (17.69%) Cisco IOS
12 21 (16.15%) BGP
13 17 (13.08%) NX-OS
14 16 (12.31%) Internet
15 15 (11.54%) VLAN
16 14 (10.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 13 (10.00%) DNS
18 12 (9.23%) Structured Cabling
18 12 (9.23%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (19.23%) Finance
2 24 (18.46%) Banking
3 16 (12.31%) Retail
4 11 (8.46%) Financial Institution
4 11 (8.46%) Law
5 7 (5.38%) Legal
6 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (36.15%) Network Engineer
2 43 (33.08%) Analyst
2 43 (33.08%) Security Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (16.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 22 (16.92%) Network Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Network Security Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Security Engineer
4 21 (16.15%) IT Analyst
4 21 (16.15%) IT Security Analyst
5 19 (14.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 18 (13.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (9.23%) Consultant
8 11 (8.46%) Architect
8 11 (8.46%) Firewall Engineer
8 11 (8.46%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 11 (8.46%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Network Team Leader
9 7 (5.38%) Security Consultant
9 7 (5.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.31%) Data Centre
2 19 (14.62%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (13.08%) Computer Science
4 12 (9.23%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.85%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.85%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.54%) CESG
8 2 (1.54%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.54%) PKI
9 1 (0.77%) Fintech
9 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.54%) Windows
2 13 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (3.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.54%) ITIL
2 35 (26.92%) ITSM
3 33 (25.38%) Kalman Filter
4 32 (24.62%) Information Security
4 32 (24.62%) Web Filtering
5 31 (23.85%) Service Management
6 26 (20.00%) Network Management
6 26 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (17.69%) Load Balancing
7 23 (17.69%) Problem Management
8 21 (16.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 15 (11.54%) Network Design
10 11 (8.46%) Change Control
11 8 (6.15%) Network Architecture
11 8 (6.15%) Presales
11 8 (6.15%) Security Management
11 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.38%) Contingency Planning
12 7 (5.38%) Email Filtering
12 7 (5.38%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.62%) Bash Shell
1 6 (4.62%) Python
2 5 (3.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 98 (75.38%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (66.92%) CCNP
3 58 (44.62%) CCNA
4 41 (31.54%) CCSE
5 35 (26.92%) CISSP
6 29 (22.31%) CCIE
7 20 (15.38%) Degree
8 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (11.54%) MCSE
10 10 (7.69%) CCIE Security
10 10 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
11 9 (6.92%) CCDP
12 8 (6.15%) CCDA
12 8 (6.15%) JNCIA
12 8 (6.15%) JNCIP
13 7 (5.38%) CEH
13 7 (5.38%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (4.62%) JNCIE
14 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) SLA
2 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.31%) GDPR
4 2 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.54%) SAS 70
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) VMware NSX
2 5 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (19.23%) Stealthwatch
2 7 (5.38%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.38%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (4.62%) TrustSec
4 5 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.54%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.77%) Ansible
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 96 (73.85%) Cisco
2 94 (72.31%) CheckPoint
3 44 (33.85%) Palo Alto
4 38 (29.23%) F5
5 34 (26.15%) SolarWinds
6 26 (20.00%) Symantec
7 24 (18.46%) Juniper
8 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
9 16 (12.31%) Blue Coat
10 12 (9.23%) VMware
11 7 (5.38%) Zscaler
12 6 (4.62%) Fortinet
12 6 (4.62%) Infoblox
12 6 (4.62%) Riverbed
13 5 (3.85%) ArcSight
13 5 (3.85%) Pega
14 4 (3.08%) Cognizant
14 4 (3.08%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (3.08%) HP
14 4 (3.08%) Mitel