Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 995 985 910
Rank change year-on-year -10 -75 +69
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 197 243 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.48% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 157 231 304
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.84% +7.37% +11.76%

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 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
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 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 13 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 20 October 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 +23 194 £55,000 - 10
London +32 99 £60,000 - 4
UK excluding London -1 94 £47,000 -7.84% 7
North of England +9 31 £41,500 -24.55%
East of England -6 28 £47,500 +26.67% 1
North East +37 20 £67,500 +145.45%
South East +42 19 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Midlands +16 14 £47,500 +16.56%
Yorkshire +22 9 £31,500 -42.73%
West Midlands -3 8 £35,000 -12.50%
East Midlands +40 6 £50,000 +20.48%
South West +21 5 £50,000 +33.33%
North West -17 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 155 (78.68%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (77.16%) Cisco
3 151 (76.65%) Firewall
4 148 (75.13%) CheckPoint
5 132 (67.01%) CCNP
6 106 (53.81%) Network Security
7 105 (53.30%) CCNA
8 103 (52.28%) CCSE
9 96 (48.73%) WAN
9 96 (48.73%) F5
10 91 (46.19%) LAN
11 87 (44.16%) Juniper
12 64 (32.49%) Finance
13 62 (31.47%) VPN
14 60 (30.46%) OSPF
15 55 (27.92%) BGP
16 54 (27.41%) Check Point Certification
17 52 (26.40%) Data Centre
18 51 (25.89%) Cisco ASA
19 46 (23.35%) MPLS
20 45 (22.84%) Internet
20 45 (22.84%) CISSP
21 42 (21.32%) Palo Alto
22 41 (20.81%) Cisco Nexus
23 40 (20.30%) DNS
23 40 (20.30%) CISM
24 38 (19.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 37 (18.78%) CCIE
25 37 (18.78%) Junos
26 35 (17.77%) Load Balancing

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 5 (2.54%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (4.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.03%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) Akamai
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (76.65%) Firewall
2 106 (53.81%) Network Security
3 96 (48.73%) WAN
4 91 (46.19%) LAN
5 62 (31.47%) VPN
6 60 (30.46%) OSPF
7 55 (27.92%) BGP
8 51 (25.89%) Cisco ASA
9 46 (23.35%) MPLS
10 45 (22.84%) Internet
11 41 (20.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 40 (20.30%) DNS
13 38 (19.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 37 (18.78%) Junos
15 34 (17.26%) EIGRP
16 32 (16.24%) Wireless
17 30 (15.23%) TCP/IP
18 27 (13.71%) DSL
19 22 (11.17%) VPLS
19 22 (11.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.02%) MySQL
1 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (32.49%) Finance
2 25 (12.69%) Banking
3 21 (10.66%) Telecoms
4 20 (10.15%) Electronics
4 20 (10.15%) Legal
4 20 (10.15%) Manufacturing
4 20 (10.15%) Marketing
5 19 (9.64%) Law
6 11 (5.58%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.05%) Games
8 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Local Government
10 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (47.21%) Network Engineer
2 55 (27.92%) Security Engineer
3 49 (24.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 34 (17.26%) Analyst
5 31 (15.74%) Network Analyst
6 28 (14.21%) Security Analyst
7 27 (13.71%) Network Security Analyst
8 25 (12.69%) Support Engineer
9 24 (12.18%) Network Support
10 23 (11.68%) Cisco Engineer
11 22 (11.17%) Network Support Engineer
12 21 (10.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 20 (10.15%) CISSP Specialist
13 20 (10.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 19 (9.64%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
15 18 (9.14%) Information Specialist
16 16 (8.12%) Senior Network Engineer
17 13 (6.60%) Architect
17 13 (6.60%) Cisco Analyst
18 12 (6.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.55%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (26.40%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.61%) PKI
4 13 (6.60%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.06%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.54%) CESG
6 5 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.54%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.54%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.02%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.74%) Windows
2 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.09%) Linux
4 7 (3.55%) Unix
5 5 (2.54%) VMS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.77%) Load Balancing
2 32 (16.24%) Information Security
3 31 (15.74%) ITIL
4 26 (13.20%) Service Delivery
5 24 (12.18%) Project Management
6 23 (11.68%) SIEM
7 22 (11.17%) Network Design
7 22 (11.17%) Risk Assessment
8 21 (10.66%) Risk Management
9 20 (10.15%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (10.15%) Data Architecture
9 20 (10.15%) Data Management
9 20 (10.15%) Digital Marketing
9 20 (10.15%) Programme Management
9 20 (10.15%) Translating Business Requirements
10 13 (6.60%) Network Management
11 12 (6.09%) Incident Management
12 11 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (5.58%) Fault Management
12 11 (5.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.51%) Python
1 1 (0.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (78.68%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (67.01%) CCNP
3 105 (53.30%) CCNA
4 103 (52.28%) CCSE
5 54 (27.41%) Check Point Certification
6 45 (22.84%) CISSP
7 40 (20.30%) CISM
8 37 (18.78%) CCIE
9 29 (14.72%) JNCIS
9 29 (14.72%) Security Cleared
10 27 (13.71%) JNCIP
11 23 (11.68%) SC Cleared
12 16 (8.12%) CCDA
12 16 (8.12%) JNCIA
13 15 (7.61%) CCDP
14 13 (6.60%) JNCIE
15 9 (4.57%) CEH
16 7 (3.55%) MCSE
16 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (3.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (11.17%) PCI DSS
3 20 (10.15%) Data Quality
3 20 (10.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (6.60%) SLA
5 6 (3.05%) QA
6 5 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.51%) vCloud
3 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (1.02%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.51%) SCCM
2 1 (0.51%) vMotion
Vendors
1 152 (77.16%) Cisco
2 148 (75.13%) CheckPoint
3 96 (48.73%) F5
4 87 (44.16%) Juniper
5 42 (21.32%) Palo Alto
6 23 (11.68%) Microsoft
7 21 (10.66%) SAP
8 20 (10.15%) Blue Coat
9 19 (9.64%) Citrix
10 16 (8.12%) HP
11 15 (7.61%) Fortinet
12 12 (6.09%) McAfee
13 8 (4.06%) Aruba
13 8 (4.06%) Meraki
13 8 (4.06%) Riverbed
13 8 (4.06%) WatchGuard
14 7 (3.55%) ArcSight
14 7 (3.55%) Extreme Networks
14 7 (3.55%) LogRhythm
14 7 (3.55%) Ubiquiti