Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 991 930 969
Rank change year-on-year -61 +39 -36
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 195 290 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.60% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 154 227 244
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £35,450 £32,500 £36,413
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,150 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £51,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year -6.86% +4.62% +14.71%

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 42807 48383 58749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.76% 26.03% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 32898 38665 47139
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -49 187 £57,500 +4.55% 9
UK excluding London -37 97 £47,500 -6.86% 8
London -27 92 £60,000 +6.67% 1
South East +38 31 £45,000 -18.18% 5
North of England +11 27 £55,000 - 3
East of England -18 25 £47,500 -5.00%
North East - 17 £67,500 -
Midlands -1 13 £47,500 +18.75%
Yorkshire +17 8 £35,000 -36.36% 2
East Midlands +34 7 £47,500 +14.46%
West Midlands -17 6 £30,000 -25.00%
Scotland -27 3 £50,500 -19.20%
North West -25 2 - - 1
South West -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 162 (83.08%) Firewall
2 154 (78.97%) Cisco
2 154 (78.97%) CheckPoint
3 140 (71.79%) Cisco Certification
4 113 (57.95%) CCNP
5 109 (55.90%) CCSE
6 106 (54.36%) CCNA
7 104 (53.33%) Network Security
8 92 (47.18%) WAN
9 90 (46.15%) F5
10 84 (43.08%) Juniper
11 83 (42.56%) LAN
12 69 (35.38%) Finance
13 59 (30.26%) VPN
14 51 (26.15%) OSPF
15 47 (24.10%) Check Point Certification
16 46 (23.59%) CISSP
16 46 (23.59%) MPLS
17 45 (23.08%) BGP
18 44 (22.56%) Cisco ASA
19 43 (22.05%) Data Centre
20 41 (21.03%) CCIE
21 40 (20.51%) Palo Alto
22 39 (20.00%) Internet
23 37 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
24 36 (18.46%) CISM
25 35 (17.95%) DNS
26 34 (17.44%) Windows
26 34 (17.44%) Wireless
27 33 (16.92%) Information Security

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 10 (5.13%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.05%) Apache
3 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (3.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 162 (83.08%) Firewall
2 104 (53.33%) Network Security
3 92 (47.18%) WAN
4 83 (42.56%) LAN
5 59 (30.26%) VPN
6 51 (26.15%) OSPF
7 46 (23.59%) MPLS
8 45 (23.08%) BGP
9 44 (22.56%) Cisco ASA
10 39 (20.00%) Internet
11 37 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 35 (17.95%) DNS
13 34 (17.44%) Wireless
14 31 (15.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (15.90%) Junos
15 28 (14.36%) EIGRP
16 26 (13.33%) TCP/IP
17 25 (12.82%) VPLS
18 24 (12.31%) DSL
19 22 (11.28%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.62%) MySQL
2 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (35.38%) Finance
2 27 (13.85%) Banking
3 17 (8.72%) Electronics
3 17 (8.72%) Legal
3 17 (8.72%) Manufacturing
3 17 (8.72%) Marketing
3 17 (8.72%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.67%) Law
5 7 (3.59%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.54%) Games
6 3 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 52 (26.67%) Security Engineer
3 44 (22.56%) Analyst
4 42 (21.54%) Security Analyst
5 40 (20.51%) Network Security Engineer
6 29 (14.87%) Network Analyst
6 29 (14.87%) Network Security Analyst
7 23 (11.79%) Cisco Engineer
7 23 (11.79%) Support Engineer
8 22 (11.28%) Network Support
9 21 (10.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 20 (10.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (9.74%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
12 18 (9.23%) Network Support Engineer
13 17 (8.72%) CISSP Specialist
13 17 (8.72%) Data Management Specialist
14 16 (8.21%) Cisco Analyst
15 15 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
16 14 (7.18%) Cisco Security Analyst
16 14 (7.18%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.05%) 802.1X
1 4 (2.05%) SAP CAF
2 2 (1.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.59%) Driving Licence
3 7 (3.59%) Online Banking
4 6 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.56%) PKI
6 4 (2.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (1.54%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (1.54%) Fintech
8 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.44%) Windows
2 19 (9.74%) Windows Server
3 14 (7.18%) Linux
3 14 (7.18%) Unix
4 4 (2.05%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.92%) Information Security
2 32 (16.41%) Load Balancing
3 29 (14.87%) Service Delivery
4 27 (13.85%) ITIL
5 24 (12.31%) SIEM
5 24 (12.31%) Translating Business Requirements
6 22 (11.28%) Project Management
7 20 (10.26%) Risk Management
8 17 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (8.72%) Data Architecture
8 17 (8.72%) Data Management
8 17 (8.72%) Digital Marketing
8 17 (8.72%) Programme Management
8 17 (8.72%) Risk Assessment
9 16 (8.21%) Network Design
10 14 (7.18%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (6.15%) Customer Requirements
13 11 (5.64%) Asset Management
13 11 (5.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.54%) PHP
1 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 140 (71.79%) Cisco Certification
2 113 (57.95%) CCNP
3 109 (55.90%) CCSE
4 106 (54.36%) CCNA
5 47 (24.10%) Check Point Certification
6 46 (23.59%) CISSP
7 41 (21.03%) CCIE
8 36 (18.46%) CISM
9 29 (14.87%) JNCIS
9 29 (14.87%) Security Cleared
10 28 (14.36%) JNCIP
11 26 (13.33%) SC Cleared
12 24 (12.31%) CCDA
13 20 (10.26%) JNCIA
14 19 (9.74%) CCDP
15 15 (7.69%) JNCIE
16 9 (4.62%) CCIE Security
17 8 (4.10%) CISA
18 6 (3.08%) CEH
18 6 (3.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 21 (10.77%) PCI DSS
2 17 (8.72%) Data Quality
2 17 (8.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (5.64%) SLA
4 4 (2.05%) FIPS 140-2
5 3 (1.54%) QA
6 2 (1.03%) COBIT
6 2 (1.03%) GDPR
7 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) ProxySG
1 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Juniper STRM
1 4 (2.05%) QRadar
1 4 (2.05%) RSA enVision
1 4 (2.05%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (1.54%) Nessus
3 2 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.51%) vMotion
Vendors
1 154 (78.97%) CheckPoint
1 154 (78.97%) Cisco
2 90 (46.15%) F5
3 84 (43.08%) Juniper
4 40 (20.51%) Palo Alto
5 22 (11.28%) SAP
6 21 (10.77%) Blue Coat
7 18 (9.23%) Microsoft
8 16 (8.21%) Fortinet
9 15 (7.69%) Citrix
10 10 (5.13%) Avaya
10 10 (5.13%) McAfee
11 8 (4.10%) Aruba
11 8 (4.10%) LogRhythm
12 7 (3.59%) HP
12 7 (3.59%) Meraki
12 7 (3.59%) Sourcefire
13 5 (2.56%) Crossbeam
13 5 (2.56%) Kaspersky
13 5 (2.56%) WatchGuard