Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 930 1089 1031
Rank change year-on-year +159 -58 -66
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 164 86 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.050% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.21% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 138 70 140
UK median annual salary £58,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.74% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £32,500 £28,400
90th Percentile £78,750 £85,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -25.00%

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 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 34,079 40,406 43,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.85% 23.73% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 24,696 30,033 33,344
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,664 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 11 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 17 August 2019. 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 +164 157 £58,500 +1.74% 14
UK excluding London +103 99 £45,000 - 12
London +104 64 £67,500 +3.85% 3
East of England +110 41 £35,000 -2.78% 5
North of England - 27 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 26 £45,000 -
South East +17 23 £55,000 - 3
Scotland +8 4 £37,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £36,250 -
South West - 2 £65,000 -
North West - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 158 (96.34%) CheckPoint
2 146 (89.02%) Cisco
3 138 (84.15%) Firewall
4 136 (82.93%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (71.95%) Network Security
6 115 (70.12%) CCNA
7 107 (65.24%) WAN
8 106 (64.63%) CCSE
9 95 (57.93%) LAN
10 72 (43.90%) CCNP
11 68 (41.46%) Juniper
12 62 (37.80%) Palo Alto
13 58 (35.37%) Check Point Certification
14 57 (34.76%) Finance
15 56 (34.15%) F5
16 53 (32.32%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (28.66%) Linux
17 47 (28.66%) TCP/IP
18 46 (28.05%) OSPF
19 39 (23.78%) BGP
20 36 (21.95%) VPN
20 36 (21.95%) Microsoft
21 32 (19.51%) DNS
21 32 (19.51%) Fortinet
21 32 (19.51%) Load Balancing
22 28 (17.07%) Network Management
22 28 (17.07%) CCIE
23 27 (16.46%) Blue Coat
24 24 (14.63%) Data Centre
24 24 (14.63%) Internet

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 8 (4.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (13.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (84.15%) Firewall
2 118 (71.95%) Network Security
3 107 (65.24%) WAN
4 95 (57.93%) LAN
5 53 (32.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 47 (28.66%) TCP/IP
7 46 (28.05%) OSPF
8 39 (23.78%) BGP
9 36 (21.95%) VPN
10 32 (19.51%) DNS
11 24 (14.63%) Internet
12 20 (12.20%) Cisco Firepower
12 20 (12.20%) Wireless
12 20 (12.20%) Wireshark
13 19 (11.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 19 (11.59%) X.509
14 18 (10.98%) tcpdump
15 17 (10.37%) Spanning Tree
16 16 (9.76%) BIG-IP
17 14 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
General
1 57 (34.76%) Finance
2 17 (10.37%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.27%) Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Retail
4 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.83%) Electronics
5 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.83%) Marketing
6 2 (1.22%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (56.10%) Network Engineer
2 70 (42.68%) Security Engineer
3 61 (37.20%) Network Security Engineer
4 47 (28.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 47 (28.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 26 (15.85%) Analyst
6 25 (15.24%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 21 (12.80%) Network Security Analyst
7 21 (12.80%) Security Analyst
8 18 (10.98%) Network Analyst
9 17 (10.37%) Architect
10 14 (8.54%) Network Communications Engineer
10 14 (8.54%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 13 (7.93%) Network Architect
11 13 (7.93%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (7.32%) Consultant
12 12 (7.32%) Network Security Consultant
12 12 (7.32%) Security Consultant
13 10 (6.10%) Technical Architect
14 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.49%) LDAP
2 6 (3.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.49%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.27%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.05%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.83%) PKI
8 2 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) e-Health
9 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.66%) Linux
2 9 (5.49%) Windows
3 7 (4.27%) Unix
4 2 (1.22%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.51%) Load Balancing
2 28 (17.07%) Network Management
3 17 (10.37%) SIEM
4 16 (9.76%) Presales
5 15 (9.15%) Change Control
5 15 (9.15%) Network Design
6 13 (7.93%) Computer Science
6 13 (7.93%) Information Security
7 10 (6.10%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (5.49%) Identity Management
8 9 (5.49%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.88%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.27%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.27%) ITIL
10 7 (4.27%) Network Architecture
10 7 (4.27%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.83%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.61%) Python
2 1 (0.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 136 (82.93%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (70.12%) CCNA
3 106 (64.63%) CCSE
4 72 (43.90%) CCNP
5 58 (35.37%) Check Point Certification
6 28 (17.07%) CCIE
7 23 (14.02%) JNCIP
8 18 (10.98%) CCDP
8 18 (10.98%) JNCIE
9 17 (10.37%) Degree
10 15 (9.15%) MCSE
10 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (8.54%) CCDA
12 12 (7.32%) CISSP
12 12 (7.32%) JNCIS
13 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared
13 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
14 7 (4.27%) CCMSE
15 6 (3.66%) JNCIA
16 3 (1.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.83%) NIST
2 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (10.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (5.49%) FortiGate
1 9 (5.49%) Nessus
2 7 (4.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.61%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 158 (96.34%) CheckPoint
2 146 (89.02%) Cisco
3 68 (41.46%) Juniper
4 62 (37.80%) Palo Alto
5 56 (34.15%) F5
6 36 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 32 (19.51%) Fortinet
8 27 (16.46%) Blue Coat
9 17 (10.37%) VMware
10 16 (9.76%) Zscaler
11 9 (5.49%) Aruba
11 9 (5.49%) Avaya
11 9 (5.49%) HP
11 9 (5.49%) ProCurve
11 9 (5.49%) Qualys
11 9 (5.49%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.27%) CA
12 7 (4.27%) ServiceNow
12 7 (4.27%) Symantec
13 4 (2.44%) Meraki