Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 972 1064 932
Rank change year-on-year +92 -132 +1
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 135 132 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.074% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.32% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 105 103 162
UK median annual salary £50,000 £56,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.50% +18.95% -9.52%
10th Percentile £26,250 £37,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,500 £67,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +12.50% -17.95% -2.50%

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 36,608 41,734 43,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.67% 23.54% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 26,274 31,923 34,059
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,858 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.61% +4.42% -1.18%

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 23 April 2019.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the UK

CCSA
Top 9 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 23 April 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 +121 130 £52,500 -7.08% 4
UK excluding London +120 97 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East of England +131 56 £31,250 -21.88% 2
London +24 36 £70,000 +16.67% 1
South East +44 16 £58,750 +23.68%
North of England +59 15 £46,250 +17.46% 1
Yorkshire +33 15 £46,250 +17.46%
South West - 6 £65,000 -
Scotland +5 4 £29,000 -27.50%

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 125 (92.59%) Cisco
2 124 (91.85%) CheckPoint
3 116 (85.93%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (77.78%) Firewall
5 90 (66.67%) WAN
5 90 (66.67%) Network Security
6 88 (65.19%) CCNA
7 82 (60.74%) CCNP
8 80 (59.26%) LAN
9 67 (49.63%) CCSE
10 64 (47.41%) Palo Alto
11 52 (38.52%) OSPF
12 47 (34.81%) TCP/IP
13 39 (28.89%) Network Management
13 39 (28.89%) F5
14 36 (26.67%) Wireshark
15 34 (25.19%) Juniper
16 33 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (22.96%) VPN
17 31 (22.96%) Kalman Filter
18 30 (22.22%) Microsoft
19 29 (21.48%) Information Security
20 28 (20.74%) Finance
20 28 (20.74%) Web Filtering
21 27 (20.00%) Load Balancing
21 27 (20.00%) SolarWinds
22 26 (19.26%) CCIE
22 26 (19.26%) BGP
23 25 (18.52%) Ethernet
23 25 (18.52%) Linux

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 4 (2.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (8.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (77.78%) Firewall
2 90 (66.67%) Network Security
2 90 (66.67%) WAN
3 80 (59.26%) LAN
4 52 (38.52%) OSPF
5 47 (34.81%) TCP/IP
6 36 (26.67%) Wireshark
7 33 (24.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 31 (22.96%) VPN
9 26 (19.26%) BGP
10 25 (18.52%) Ethernet
11 24 (17.78%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (10.37%) Cisco Firepower
12 14 (10.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (10.37%) Wireless
13 13 (9.63%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (8.15%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (8.15%) WLAN
15 10 (7.41%) MPLS
15 10 (7.41%) tcpdump
General
1 28 (20.74%) Finance
2 25 (18.52%) Retail
3 15 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.19%) Banking
5 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.48%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (54.07%) Network Engineer
2 46 (34.07%) Security Engineer
3 40 (29.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 39 (28.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 38 (28.15%) Network Security Engineer
6 33 (24.44%) Analyst
7 32 (23.70%) Security Analyst
8 29 (21.48%) Network Security Analyst
9 28 (20.74%) Network Analyst
10 22 (16.30%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (9.63%) Architect
11 13 (9.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 12 (8.89%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 12 (8.89%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 12 (8.89%) Senior Security Engineer
13 11 (8.15%) Network Support
14 10 (7.41%) Check Point Support
15 8 (5.93%) Network Architect
15 8 (5.93%) Network Support Engineer
15 8 (5.93%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) LDAP
2 3 (2.22%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.48%) XMPP
4 1 (0.74%) Express
4 1 (0.74%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.04%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.70%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.22%) PKI
6 2 (1.48%) Fintech
6 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.74%) e-Health
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.74%) FMCG
7 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.52%) Linux
2 10 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (1.48%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (0.74%) Unix
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.89%) Network Management
2 31 (22.96%) Kalman Filter
3 29 (21.48%) Information Security
4 28 (20.74%) Web Filtering
5 27 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 24 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (11.85%) Computer Science
7 16 (11.85%) SIEM
8 15 (11.11%) Network Design
9 14 (10.37%) Presales
10 13 (9.63%) ITIL
11 12 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (8.15%) Change Control
13 8 (5.93%) Identity Management
14 6 (4.44%) Service Delivery
14 6 (4.44%) Translating Business Requirements
14 6 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
15 5 (3.70%) Decision-Making
15 5 (3.70%) IT Strategy
15 5 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
1 5 (3.70%) Python
1 5 (3.70%) Tcl
2 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (85.93%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (65.19%) CCNA
3 82 (60.74%) CCNP
4 67 (49.63%) CCSE
5 26 (19.26%) CCIE
6 22 (16.30%) Check Point Certification
7 19 (14.07%) Degree
8 16 (11.85%) CCDP
8 16 (11.85%) MCSE
8 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (8.89%) CISSP
10 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared
10 10 (7.41%) Security Cleared
11 9 (6.67%) JNCIP
12 8 (5.93%) CCDA
13 7 (5.19%) JNCIE
14 6 (4.44%) JNCIA
15 4 (2.96%) CISM
16 3 (2.22%) CEH
16 3 (2.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.96%) SLA
3 3 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.48%) GDPR
4 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.70%) VMware NSX
3 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (17.78%) Stealthwatch
2 5 (3.70%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.74%) Nessus
3 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.74%) SCCM
3 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (92.59%) Cisco
2 124 (91.85%) CheckPoint
3 64 (47.41%) Palo Alto
4 39 (28.89%) F5
5 34 (25.19%) Juniper
6 30 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 27 (20.00%) SolarWinds
8 24 (17.78%) Symantec
9 15 (11.11%) Blue Coat
9 15 (11.11%) Fortinet
10 7 (5.19%) ArcSight
10 7 (5.19%) Zscaler
11 5 (3.70%) Avaya
11 5 (3.70%) Meraki
11 5 (3.70%) VMware
12 3 (2.22%) CA
13 2 (1.48%) LogRhythm
13 2 (1.48%) McAfee
13 2 (1.48%) Splunk
14 1 (0.74%) Aruba