Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1068 1026 956
Rank change year-on-year -42 -70 -139
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 98 181 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.42% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 82 140 313
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,850 £28,400 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £71,250 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -25.00% +19.57%

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 40,334 43,289 53,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.55% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 29,995 33,263 43,124
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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 -72 91 £57,500 +4.55% 18
London -4 50 £57,500 - 12
UK excluding London -21 46 £45,000 +9.09% 7
South East +28 28 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England -9 9 £36,000 +23.08% 1
Midlands +15 7 £60,000 +71.43%
Scotland - 5 - - 1
West Midlands +28 4 £60,000 +71.43%
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 67 (68.37%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (67.35%) Cisco
3 63 (64.29%) CCNP
3 63 (64.29%) CheckPoint
4 58 (59.18%) Firewall
5 35 (35.71%) CCNA
6 34 (34.69%) F5
7 33 (33.67%) Network Security
8 32 (32.65%) OSPF
8 32 (32.65%) LAN
8 32 (32.65%) CCSE
9 31 (31.63%) CISSP
10 30 (30.61%) WAN
10 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
11 28 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (27.55%) ITIL
13 25 (25.51%) BGP
13 25 (25.51%) Finance
14 24 (24.49%) ITSM
15 23 (23.47%) Cisco Nexus
16 22 (22.45%) Service Management
17 21 (21.43%) CCIE
17 21 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
17 21 (21.43%) Palo Alto
18 19 (19.39%) VPN
19 18 (18.37%) Juniper
19 18 (18.37%) Data Centre
20 16 (16.33%) Load Balancing
20 16 (16.33%) SolarWinds
20 16 (16.33%) Wireless

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 (3.06%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 58 (59.18%) Firewall
2 33 (33.67%) Network Security
3 32 (32.65%) LAN
3 32 (32.65%) OSPF
4 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
4 30 (30.61%) WAN
5 28 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (25.51%) BGP
7 23 (23.47%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
9 19 (19.39%) VPN
10 16 (16.33%) Wireless
11 15 (15.31%) NX-OS
11 15 (15.31%) Wireshark
12 13 (13.27%) Ethernet
12 13 (13.27%) Internet
13 12 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (11.22%) Structured Cabling
15 10 (10.20%) DNS
15 10 (10.20%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (25.51%) Finance
2 16 (16.33%) Banking
3 10 (10.20%) Financial Institution
3 10 (10.20%) Law
4 7 (7.14%) Retail
5 6 (6.12%) Games
6 4 (4.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 20 (20.41%) Analyst
2 20 (20.41%) Security Analyst
3 16 (16.33%) Architect
3 16 (16.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (16.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (16.33%) Security Engineer
4 14 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (13.27%) IT Analyst
5 13 (13.27%) IT Security Analyst
6 12 (12.24%) Consultant
6 12 (12.24%) Pega Architect
6 12 (12.24%) Senior Architect
6 12 (12.24%) Senior Systems Architect
6 12 (12.24%) Systems Architect
7 10 (10.20%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (10.20%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 10 (10.20%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.27%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
4 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.08%) Fintech
7 3 (3.06%) CESG
7 3 (3.06%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (3.06%) PKI
8 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.55%) ITIL
2 24 (24.49%) ITSM
3 22 (22.45%) Service Management
4 16 (16.33%) Load Balancing
5 15 (15.31%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (15.31%) Problem Management
5 15 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (13.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (12.24%) Information Security
8 11 (11.22%) Web Filtering
9 10 (10.20%) Network Design
9 10 (10.20%) Presales
10 8 (8.16%) Network Management
10 8 (8.16%) SIEM
11 7 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.12%) Capacity Management
12 6 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (68.37%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (64.29%) CCNP
3 35 (35.71%) CCNA
4 32 (32.65%) CCSE
5 31 (31.63%) CISSP
6 21 (21.43%) CCIE
7 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (14.29%) MCSE
9 13 (13.27%) Degree
10 11 (11.22%) CCDA
10 11 (11.22%) CCDP
11 9 (9.18%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (7.14%) CCSP
12 7 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (5.10%) CCIE Security
14 4 (4.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 4 (4.08%) CCIP
14 4 (4.08%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (4.08%) GPEN
14 4 (4.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 5 (5.10%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
1 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.08%) XenServer
3 2 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) Stealthwatch
2 6 (6.12%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (5.10%) FortiGate
3 5 (5.10%) TrustSec
4 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.04%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.02%) Ansible
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 66 (67.35%) Cisco
2 63 (64.29%) CheckPoint
3 34 (34.69%) F5
4 21 (21.43%) Palo Alto
5 18 (18.37%) Juniper
6 16 (16.33%) SolarWinds
7 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.27%) Symantec
8 12 (12.24%) Pega
9 8 (8.16%) Blue Coat
10 7 (7.14%) VMware
11 6 (6.12%) HP
12 5 (5.10%) Infoblox
12 5 (5.10%) Riverbed
12 5 (5.10%) Zscaler
13 4 (4.08%) Citrix
13 4 (4.08%) Extreme Networks
13 4 (4.08%) Mitel
13 4 (4.08%) NetApp
14 3 (3.06%) Clearswift