Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 911 1023 1007
Rank change year-on-year +112 -16 -12
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 145 138 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 126 107 166
UK median annual salary £58,000 £45,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.89% -20.00% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,375 £30,500 £30,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% -6.86%

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 30,767 38,780 43,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.61% 23.78% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22,726 28,652 33,702
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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 +120 141 £58,000 +28.89% 8
UK excluding London +37 87 £45,000 - 4
London +103 58 £62,500 - 5
East of England +60 43 £35,000 -2.78% 2
South East +40 26 £58,000 +18.97% 1
North of England +63 14 £50,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire +20 10 £45,000 -18.18%
North West - 4 £55,000 -
Scotland +11 3 £62,500 +8.70% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 141 (97.24%) CheckPoint
2 131 (90.34%) Cisco Certification
3 130 (89.66%) Firewall
4 124 (85.52%) Cisco
5 116 (80.00%) CCNA
6 112 (77.24%) Network Security
7 94 (64.83%) WAN
8 89 (61.38%) LAN
9 84 (57.93%) CCSE
10 74 (51.03%) CCNP
11 57 (39.31%) TCP/IP
12 54 (37.24%) Finance
13 53 (36.55%) Check Point Certification
14 51 (35.17%) Cisco Nexus
15 50 (34.48%) F5
16 49 (33.79%) Data Centre
16 49 (33.79%) Juniper
17 47 (32.41%) OSPF
18 45 (31.03%) DNS
18 45 (31.03%) Linux
18 45 (31.03%) Palo Alto
19 42 (28.97%) BGP
20 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
21 32 (22.07%) Network Management
22 30 (20.69%) Internet
23 29 (20.00%) JNCIP
24 27 (18.62%) Blue Coat
24 27 (18.62%) MS Visio
24 27 (18.62%) Load Balancing
25 26 (17.93%) VMware

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 (2.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (18.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.41%) AWS
2 10 (6.90%) Azure
3 2 (1.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (89.66%) Firewall
2 112 (77.24%) Network Security
3 94 (64.83%) WAN
4 89 (61.38%) LAN
5 57 (39.31%) TCP/IP
6 51 (35.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 47 (32.41%) OSPF
8 45 (31.03%) DNS
9 42 (28.97%) BGP
10 30 (20.69%) Internet
11 20 (13.79%) Wireshark
12 18 (12.41%) IPsec
13 17 (11.72%) Spanning Tree
13 17 (11.72%) tcpdump
14 16 (11.03%) DHCP
14 16 (11.03%) FTP
14 16 (11.03%) IPv4
14 16 (11.03%) Wireless
15 15 (10.34%) IPv6
15 15 (10.34%) RIP
General
1 54 (37.24%) Finance
2 18 (12.41%) Financial Institution
3 15 (10.34%) Banking
4 5 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.76%) Retail
6 3 (2.07%) Electronics
6 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.07%) Marketing
6 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) German Language
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (58.62%) Network Engineer
2 58 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 57 (39.31%) Network Security Engineer
4 40 (27.59%) Cisco Engineer
4 40 (27.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 30 (20.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 27 (18.62%) Analyst
7 19 (13.10%) Network Analyst
8 18 (12.41%) Network Security Analyst
8 18 (12.41%) Security Analyst
9 17 (11.72%) Consultant
10 16 (11.03%) Security Consultant
11 15 (10.34%) Network Security Consultant
12 14 (9.66%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (6.90%) Check Point Consultant
13 10 (6.90%) Network Consultant
14 9 (6.21%) Cisco Consultant
14 9 (6.21%) Cisco Network Consultant
14 9 (6.21%) Cisco Security Consultant
15 8 (5.52%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) XMPP
2 1 (0.69%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (33.79%) Data Centre
2 25 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.52%) Driving Licence
4 8 (5.52%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (3.45%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.38%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.03%) Linux
2 17 (11.72%) Windows
3 16 (11.03%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.07%) Network Management
2 27 (18.62%) Load Balancing
3 20 (13.79%) Presales
4 19 (13.10%) SIEM
5 17 (11.72%) Change Control
6 16 (11.03%) Incident Management
6 16 (11.03%) Information Security
7 15 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 12 (8.28%) Network Design
9 11 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (7.59%) ITIL
9 11 (7.59%) Translating Business Requirements
10 9 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
11 7 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.45%) Task Automation
13 4 (2.76%) Cybersecurity
13 4 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (2.76%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.52%) C
Qualifications
1 131 (90.34%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (80.00%) CCNA
3 84 (57.93%) CCSE
4 74 (51.03%) CCNP
5 53 (36.55%) Check Point Certification
6 29 (20.00%) JNCIP
7 23 (15.86%) JNCIE
7 23 (15.86%) JNCIS
8 21 (14.48%) CCIE
9 17 (11.72%) CCMSE
9 17 (11.72%) CISSP
10 14 (9.66%) CCDP
11 13 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (8.97%) Security Cleared
12 12 (8.28%) Degree
12 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
13 10 (6.90%) MCSE
14 7 (4.83%) CCDA
15 3 (2.07%) CCSP
15 3 (2.07%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) NIST
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.72%) Nessus
2 16 (11.03%) FortiGate
3 15 (10.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.07%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.38%) Nagios
5 2 (1.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 141 (97.24%) CheckPoint
2 124 (85.52%) Cisco
3 50 (34.48%) F5
4 49 (33.79%) Juniper
5 45 (31.03%) Palo Alto
6 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
7 27 (18.62%) Blue Coat
8 26 (17.93%) VMware
9 24 (16.55%) Fortinet
10 22 (15.17%) SolarWinds
11 21 (14.48%) HP
12 18 (12.41%) Aruba
13 16 (11.03%) ProCurve
13 16 (11.03%) Qualys
14 15 (10.34%) Symantec
15 13 (8.97%) CA
16 12 (8.28%) Splunk
16 12 (8.28%) Zscaler
17 8 (5.52%) Google
18 7 (4.83%) ServiceNow