Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 994 907 799
Rank change year-on-year -87 -108 +199
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 189 356 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.65% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 141 349 361
UK median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £38,375 £35,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,100 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year -27.27% +14.58% +12.94%

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 43492 54583 61326
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.48% 26.99% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 33631 44030 48400
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 July 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 14 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 25 July 2017. 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 -66 182 £55,000 - 9
UK excluding London -40 98 £40,000 -27.27% 3
London -27 89 £55,000 -4.35% 6
East of England +6 32 £29,250 -46.82%
North of England -19 31 £42,800 -22.18%
South East +23 18 £50,000 -16.67% 2
North East +29 17 £67,500 +145.45%
Midlands +35 8 £35,000 -12.50%
West Midlands +18 8 £35,000 -12.50%
Yorkshire 0 7 £33,000 -40.00%
North West -34 7 £37,500 -11.76%
South West +16 5 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Wales -3 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 149 (78.84%) CheckPoint
2 147 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (77.78%) Firewall
3 146 (77.25%) Cisco
4 121 (64.02%) CCNP
5 102 (53.97%) Network Security
6 95 (50.26%) CCNA
7 94 (49.74%) CCSE
8 84 (44.44%) LAN
9 82 (43.39%) WAN
10 79 (41.80%) Juniper
11 74 (39.15%) F5
12 59 (31.22%) Finance
13 57 (30.16%) Data Centre
14 54 (28.57%) VPN
15 49 (25.93%) OSPF
16 46 (24.34%) BGP
17 44 (23.28%) Cisco ASA
17 44 (23.28%) Palo Alto
18 43 (22.75%) Cisco Nexus
18 43 (22.75%) Check Point Certification
19 37 (19.58%) MPLS
20 35 (18.52%) Internet
21 34 (17.99%) CCIE
21 34 (17.99%) CISSP
21 34 (17.99%) Load Balancing
22 33 (17.46%) Wireless
22 33 (17.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 32 (16.93%) CISM
23 32 (16.93%) Junos

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 (1.59%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (8.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.59%) Akamai
3 3 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 147 (77.78%) Firewall
2 102 (53.97%) Network Security
3 84 (44.44%) LAN
4 82 (43.39%) WAN
5 54 (28.57%) VPN
6 49 (25.93%) OSPF
7 46 (24.34%) BGP
8 44 (23.28%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (22.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (19.58%) MPLS
11 35 (18.52%) Internet
12 33 (17.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 33 (17.46%) Wireless
13 32 (16.93%) Junos
14 31 (16.40%) TCP/IP
14 31 (16.40%) Wireshark
15 30 (15.87%) DNS
16 24 (12.70%) EIGRP
17 23 (12.17%) tcpdump
18 22 (11.64%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.53%) MySQL
2 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (31.22%) Finance
2 19 (10.05%) Legal
2 19 (10.05%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.99%) Electronics
3 17 (8.99%) Manufacturing
3 17 (8.99%) Marketing
4 14 (7.41%) Banking
4 14 (7.41%) Retail
5 10 (5.29%) Law
6 9 (4.76%) Games
7 8 (4.23%) Financial Institution
7 8 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.06%) Local Government
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 96 (50.79%) Network Engineer
2 44 (23.28%) Security Engineer
3 42 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 27 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 25 (13.23%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (13.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 24 (12.70%) Analyst
7 22 (11.64%) Network Analyst
8 20 (10.58%) Network Support
8 20 (10.58%) Network Support Engineer
8 20 (10.58%) Security Analyst
8 20 (10.58%) Senior Network Engineer
9 19 (10.05%) Network Security Analyst
10 17 (8.99%) CISSP Specialist
10 17 (8.99%) Information Specialist
11 16 (8.47%) Consultant
12 15 (7.94%) Network Consultant
12 15 (7.94%) Security Consultant
13 14 (7.41%) Network Security Consultant
14 13 (6.88%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.29%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (30.16%) Data Centre
2 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.94%) Driving Licence
4 11 (5.82%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.29%) PKI
6 7 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.65%) CESG
7 5 (2.65%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.06%) Smart Energy
11 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.64%) Windows
2 13 (6.88%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.76%) Linux
4 7 (3.70%) VMS
5 2 (1.06%) Unix
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.99%) Load Balancing
2 29 (15.34%) Information Security
3 27 (14.29%) Network Design
4 25 (13.23%) Network Management
5 23 (12.17%) Service Delivery
6 19 (10.05%) Risk Assessment
7 18 (9.52%) Project Management
8 17 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (8.99%) Data Architecture
8 17 (8.99%) Data Management
8 17 (8.99%) Digital Marketing
8 17 (8.99%) Programme Management
8 17 (8.99%) Risk Management
9 16 (8.47%) ITIL
10 15 (7.94%) SIEM
11 12 (6.35%) Change Control
11 12 (6.35%) Translating Business Requirements
12 11 (5.82%) Presales
12 11 (5.82%) Task Automation
13 9 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.53%) Python
1 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (64.02%) CCNP
3 95 (50.26%) CCNA
4 94 (49.74%) CCSE
5 43 (22.75%) Check Point Certification
6 34 (17.99%) CCIE
6 34 (17.99%) CISSP
7 32 (16.93%) CISM
8 25 (13.23%) JNCIP
9 24 (12.70%) JNCIA
10 23 (12.17%) JNCIS
11 20 (10.58%) CCDP
11 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
12 14 (7.41%) SC Cleared
13 13 (6.88%) CCSP
13 13 (6.88%) Degree
14 11 (5.82%) CCDA
15 10 (5.29%) CCNP Voice
15 10 (5.29%) JNCIE
16 7 (3.70%) CCMSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.99%) Data Quality
2 17 (8.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 17 (8.99%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.23%) QA
4 5 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.65%) SLA
5 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.59%) vCloud
3 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.06%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) XenApp
4 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (5.82%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.06%) Nagios
2 2 (1.06%) SCCM
2 2 (1.06%) SCOM
3 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.53%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 149 (78.84%) CheckPoint
2 146 (77.25%) Cisco
3 79 (41.80%) Juniper
4 74 (39.15%) F5
5 44 (23.28%) Palo Alto
6 30 (15.87%) Microsoft
7 23 (12.17%) HP
8 22 (11.64%) Fortinet
9 17 (8.99%) SAP
10 12 (6.35%) CA
11 11 (5.82%) McAfee
12 9 (4.76%) Aruba
12 9 (4.76%) Meraki
13 8 (4.23%) Citrix
13 8 (4.23%) Extreme Networks
13 8 (4.23%) Riverbed
13 8 (4.23%) Splunk
13 8 (4.23%) Ubiquiti
14 7 (3.70%) Brocade
14 7 (3.70%) LogRhythm
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £57,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
aap3
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and on call
Posted: 10 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago