The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 767 694
Rank change year-on-year 0 -73  
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 100 191 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.68% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 60 173 165
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,800 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

CCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21559 28204 30578
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.69% 27.26% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16978 22723 23868
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCSE.

Salary trend for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCSE over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 99 £57,500 +9.52% 10
South East +30 37 £40,000 -27.27% 3
London +18 33 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Berkshire +31 17 £77,500 +40.90%
East of England +7 14 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Reading +25 13 - -
Kent +1 9 £40,000 -5.88%
Maidstone -8 9 £40,000 -5.88%
Surrey +53 7 £55,000 -10.20%
Bedfordshire +18 6 £56,250 -2.17%
Yorkshire +15 6 £57,500 +13.86%
Bedford +6 6 £56,250 -4.25%
Manchester -21 6 £46,750 +33.57%
North West -22 6 £46,750 +33.57%
City of London +3 5 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Hertfordshire +14 4 - - 1
Essex +6 4 £57,500 -14.81%
Hampshire - 4 £67,500 - 1
York - 4 £57,500 -
Colchester - 4 £57,500 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £57,500 -
Hatfield - 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +14 2 £40,400 -19.20%
West Midlands - 2 £57,500 -
Leeds +11 1 £42,800 -14.40%
Maidenhead +4 1 £77,500 +40.90%
Canary Wharf -9 1 £55,000 +15.78%
Edinburgh - 1 £58,500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing CCSE 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 CCSE.

1 240 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 207 (86.25%) Cisco Certification
3 205 (85.42%) Cisco
4 189 (78.75%) Firewall
5 177 (73.75%) Network Security
6 163 (67.92%) CCNP
7 128 (53.33%) CCSA
8 95 (39.58%) F5
9 92 (38.33%) Palo Alto
10 89 (37.08%) Fortinet
11 88 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
12 81 (33.75%) CCIE
13 80 (33.33%) LAN
14 73 (30.42%) Data Centre
15 71 (29.58%) Juniper
16 69 (28.75%) Microsoft
16 69 (28.75%) Blue Coat
17 67 (27.92%) WAN
18 58 (24.17%) Cisco Nexus
18 58 (24.17%) CCSP
19 57 (23.75%) HP
20 56 (23.33%) OSPF
21 55 (22.92%) BGP
22 47 (19.58%) VPN
23 46 (19.17%) MS Visio
23 46 (19.17%) Sourcefire
24 43 (17.92%) CCDP
24 43 (17.92%) Presales
25 41 (17.08%) Information Security
25 41 (17.08%) Linux

CCSE
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 1 (0.42%) IIS
1 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (19.17%) MS Visio
2 40 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (10.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (10.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.83%) Akamai
3 2 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 189 (78.75%) Firewall
2 177 (73.75%) Network Security
3 88 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
4 80 (33.33%) LAN
5 67 (27.92%) WAN
6 58 (24.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 56 (23.33%) OSPF
8 55 (22.92%) BGP
9 47 (19.58%) VPN
10 32 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 32 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 31 (12.92%) Spanning Tree
12 29 (12.08%) Internet
13 28 (11.67%) Wireless
14 27 (11.25%) Cisco IOS
14 27 (11.25%) NetScreen
15 26 (10.83%) DNS
16 25 (10.42%) BIG-IP
17 23 (9.58%) TCP/IP
18 21 (8.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (15.00%) Finance
2 30 (12.50%) Retail
3 28 (11.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.67%) Billing
6 2 (0.83%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (37.08%) Consultant
2 82 (34.17%) Security Consultant
3 75 (31.25%) Security Engineer
4 70 (29.17%) Network Consultant
5 67 (27.92%) Network Security Consultant
6 54 (22.50%) Network Engineer
7 42 (17.50%) Network Security Engineer
8 30 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
9 28 (11.67%) Juniper Engineer
9 28 (11.67%) Support Engineer
10 17 (7.08%) Check Point Support
11 16 (6.67%) Architect
11 16 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (6.25%) Security Specialist
13 13 (5.42%) Network Specialist
14 12 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 12 (5.00%) Check Point Specialist
14 12 (5.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
14 12 (5.00%) Cisco Specialist
14 12 (5.00%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.75%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 73 (30.42%) Data Centre
2 28 (11.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 12 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 12 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 11 (4.58%) Driving Licence
5 10 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.08%) iPad
8 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.25%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.08%) Linux
2 29 (12.08%) Windows
3 14 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.75%) Windows 7
4 9 (3.75%) Windows XP
5 8 (3.33%) Unix
6 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.92%) Presales
2 41 (17.08%) Information Security
3 35 (14.58%) Network Management
4 34 (14.17%) Network Design
5 33 (13.75%) Security Management
6 32 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
6 32 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 28 (11.67%) Risk Management
7 28 (11.67%) Security Operations
8 27 (11.25%) Content Management
9 25 (10.42%) ITIL
10 22 (9.17%) Mentoring
11 21 (8.75%) SIEM
12 13 (5.42%) E-Commerce
12 13 (5.42%) Line Management
13 10 (4.17%) Analytics
13 10 (4.17%) Change Management
13 10 (4.17%) Information Management
13 10 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (4.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 207 (86.25%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (67.92%) CCNP
3 128 (53.33%) CCSA
4 81 (33.75%) CCIE
5 58 (24.17%) CCSP
6 43 (17.92%) CCDP
7 41 (17.08%) JNCIS
8 39 (16.25%) CCNA
9 23 (9.58%) CISSP
10 22 (9.17%) Check Point Certification
11 17 (7.08%) JNCIA
12 15 (6.25%) Security Cleared
13 12 (5.00%) SC Cleared
14 11 (4.58%) JNCIE
15 10 (4.17%) CISA
15 10 (4.17%) GIAC
15 10 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (3.75%) JNCIP
17 8 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 7 (2.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.83%) SLA
2 9 (3.75%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.50%) GPG13
4 6 (2.50%) QA
5 4 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.67%) GDPR
5 4 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (13.75%) ProxySG
2 22 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.83%) vCloud
3 2 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (14.17%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.25%) HP NNM
3 2 (0.83%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.83%) Nagios
3 2 (0.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.42%) QRadar
Vendors
1 240 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 205 (85.42%) Cisco
3 95 (39.58%) F5
4 92 (38.33%) Palo Alto
5 89 (37.08%) Fortinet
6 71 (29.58%) Juniper
7 69 (28.75%) Blue Coat
7 69 (28.75%) Microsoft
8 57 (23.75%) HP
9 46 (19.17%) Sourcefire
10 39 (16.25%) Imperva
11 35 (14.58%) Intel Security
12 29 (12.08%) Splunk
13 27 (11.25%) Proofpoint
13 27 (11.25%) TippingPoint
14 24 (10.00%) VMware
15 22 (9.17%) Citrix
16 20 (8.33%) Riverbed
17 14 (5.83%) Infoblox
17 14 (5.83%) SolarWinds
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