Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1063 991 921
Rank change year-on-year -72 -70 -123
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 120 189 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.44% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 99 140 356
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £40,545 £29,850 £38,375
90th Percentile £70,500 £67,500 £71,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -27.27% +15.79%

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 41,153 43,035 55,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.71% 24.90% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30,928 33,673 44,383
UK median annual salary £49,817 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.70% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -59 110 £57,500 +15.00% 9
London 0 75 £57,500 +4.55% 5
UK excluding London -79 41 £47,500 +18.75% 4
South East +13 30 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Midlands -3 6 £60,000 +71.43% 1
Scotland -21 6 £40,000 -
West Midlands +9 5 £60,000 +71.43% 1
Yorkshire +20 2 £37,625 +25.42%
North of England -13 2 £37,625 +0.33%
East Midlands - 1 £39,821 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 76 (63.33%) Firewall
2 71 (59.17%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (58.33%) Cisco
4 68 (56.67%) CheckPoint
5 57 (47.50%) CCNP
6 46 (38.33%) CCSE
7 42 (35.00%) CISSP
8 41 (34.17%) CCNA
9 36 (30.00%) Finance
10 35 (29.17%) WAN
11 33 (27.50%) Network Security
12 32 (26.67%) TCP/IP
13 30 (25.00%) CCIE
13 30 (25.00%) F5
14 29 (24.17%) LAN
14 29 (24.17%) OSPF
15 28 (23.33%) BGP
16 27 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (22.50%) VPN
17 26 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (20.83%) Banking
19 23 (19.17%) ITIL
20 22 (18.33%) Wireless
21 21 (17.50%) Information Security
22 20 (16.67%) ITSM
22 20 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
22 20 (16.67%) SIEM
23 19 (15.83%) SolarWinds
24 18 (15.00%) Data Centre
25 17 (14.17%) DNS

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 3 (2.50%) Apache
1 3 (2.50%) IIS
2 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 76 (63.33%) Firewall
2 35 (29.17%) WAN
3 33 (27.50%) Network Security
4 32 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 29 (24.17%) LAN
5 29 (24.17%) OSPF
6 28 (23.33%) BGP
7 27 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 27 (22.50%) VPN
8 26 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (18.33%) Wireless
10 17 (14.17%) DNS
11 16 (13.33%) MPLS
12 14 (11.67%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (10.83%) VLAN
14 12 (10.00%) EIGRP
15 11 (9.17%) Ethernet
15 11 (9.17%) NX-OS
15 11 (9.17%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (30.00%) Finance
2 25 (20.83%) Banking
3 8 (6.67%) Games
4 7 (5.83%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.83%) Law
5 4 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 44 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 28 (23.33%) Security Engineer
3 25 (20.83%) Architect
4 19 (15.83%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (15.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 17 (14.17%) Analyst
7 14 (11.67%) Security Analyst
8 13 (10.83%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (10.00%) IT Analyst
9 12 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
9 12 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (10.00%) Pega Architect
9 12 (10.00%) Senior Architect
9 12 (10.00%) Senior Systems Architect
9 12 (10.00%) Systems Architect
10 10 (8.33%) Consultant
10 10 (8.33%) IT Engineer
10 10 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
11 7 (5.83%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.83%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.17%) Fintech
5 4 (3.33%) Online Banking
5 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.50%) CESG
6 3 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (2.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (2.50%) PKI
6 3 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.33%) Windows
2 8 (6.67%) Unix
3 6 (5.00%) Kali Linux
3 6 (5.00%) Linux
4 5 (4.17%) Check Point GAiA
5 3 (2.50%) FreeBSD
6 2 (1.67%) Android
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.17%) ITIL
2 21 (17.50%) Information Security
3 20 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (16.67%) ITSM
3 20 (16.67%) SIEM
4 16 (13.33%) Service Management
5 14 (11.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 14 (11.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 11 (9.17%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (9.17%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.33%) Presales
9 9 (7.50%) Network Design
9 9 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (5.83%) Incident Management
10 7 (5.83%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.83%) Security Management
11 6 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.83%) Go
1 1 (0.83%) PHP
1 1 (0.83%) Python
1 1 (0.83%) Ruby
1 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (59.17%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (47.50%) CCNP
3 46 (38.33%) CCSE
4 42 (35.00%) CISSP
5 41 (34.17%) CCNA
6 30 (25.00%) CCIE
7 16 (13.33%) CCDA
8 15 (12.50%) CCDP
9 13 (10.83%) CISM
10 10 (8.33%) CCIE Security
10 10 (8.33%) CCSP
10 10 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (8.33%) Degree
10 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (6.67%) JNCIA
12 7 (5.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 7 (5.83%) CCIP
12 7 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (5.83%) GIAC
12 7 (5.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.00%) GDPR
3 4 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) Core Impact
2 5 (4.17%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (3.33%) TrustSec
4 3 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.50%) Juniper STRM
4 3 (2.50%) QRadar
4 3 (2.50%) RSA enVision
4 3 (2.50%) RSA Security Analytics
5 2 (1.67%) Nagios
5 2 (1.67%) SCOM
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 70 (58.33%) Cisco
2 68 (56.67%) CheckPoint
3 30 (25.00%) F5
4 19 (15.83%) SolarWinds
5 16 (13.33%) Juniper
5 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (10.00%) HP
6 12 (10.00%) Pega
7 11 (9.17%) Palo Alto
8 6 (5.00%) Infoblox
8 6 (5.00%) Interwoven
9 5 (4.17%) Meraki
10 4 (3.33%) CA
10 4 (3.33%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.50%) Aruba
11 3 (2.50%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.50%) Kaspersky
11 3 (2.50%) Nokia
11 3 (2.50%) Symantec
11 3 (2.50%) WatchGuard