Period
to 20 September 2018

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 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1085 1018 936
Rank change year-on-year -67 -82 -83
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 72 184 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.43% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 56 143 297
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -3.67%
10th Percentile £36,875 £40,000 £33,650
90th Percentile £85,000 £69,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +11.11%

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 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 39,487 43,279 51,863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.46% 26.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29,329 33,202 41,826
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Top 13 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 6 months to 20 September 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 -87 64 £60,000 +4.35% 4
UK excluding London -19 37 £60,000 +9.09% 1
London -11 34 £70,000 +16.67% 3
South East -15 20 £60,000 +9.09%
Midlands +18 11 £45,000 -21.74%
West Midlands +37 8 £80,000 -
Scotland -7 7 - -
East of England -10 5 £34,000 -40.87%
East Midlands +2 3 £45,000 -21.74%
North of England +6 2 £80,000 +110.53%
Yorkshire +22 1 £52,500 +38.16%
North West +10 1 £80,000 -
South West +2 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing CCSE 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 CCSE.

1 72 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 67 (93.06%) Cisco
2 67 (93.06%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (88.89%) CCNP
4 54 (75.00%) Firewall
5 41 (56.94%) CCSA
5 41 (56.94%) Network Security
6 35 (48.61%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (48.61%) F5
6 35 (48.61%) OSPF
6 35 (48.61%) BGP
7 31 (43.06%) TCP/IP
7 31 (43.06%) Load Balancing
8 30 (41.67%) Juniper
9 28 (38.89%) WAN
9 28 (38.89%) LAN
9 28 (38.89%) VLAN
10 27 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (31.94%) CCIE
11 23 (31.94%) Network Design
12 22 (30.56%) Blue Coat
12 22 (30.56%) Palo Alto
13 21 (29.17%) NX-OS
13 21 (29.17%) CISSP
14 20 (27.78%) DNS
14 20 (27.78%) Finance
14 20 (27.78%) Data Centre
15 19 (26.39%) DHCP
16 18 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (22.22%) Banking

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 12 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (75.00%) Firewall
2 41 (56.94%) Network Security
3 35 (48.61%) BGP
3 35 (48.61%) Cisco ASA
3 35 (48.61%) OSPF
4 31 (43.06%) TCP/IP
5 28 (38.89%) LAN
5 28 (38.89%) VLAN
5 28 (38.89%) WAN
6 27 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
7 21 (29.17%) NX-OS
8 20 (27.78%) DNS
9 19 (26.39%) DHCP
10 18 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (22.22%) Internet
11 16 (22.22%) WLAN
12 15 (20.83%) Cisco Firepower
13 14 (19.44%) MPLS
13 14 (19.44%) Structured Cabling
13 14 (19.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Banking
3 14 (19.44%) Financial Institution
3 14 (19.44%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (48.61%) Network Engineer
2 20 (27.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 20 (27.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 17 (23.61%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (19.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 14 (19.44%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (18.06%) Security Engineer
6 12 (16.67%) Network Specialist
7 10 (13.89%) Consultant
7 10 (13.89%) Firewall Engineer
7 10 (13.89%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (12.50%) Architect
8 9 (12.50%) Security Architect
8 9 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
8 9 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (9.72%) Network Security Specialist
9 7 (9.72%) Security Specialist
9 7 (9.72%) Senior Network Security Specialist
9 7 (9.72%) Senior Network Specialist
9 7 (9.72%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) CESG
4 3 (4.17%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (4.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) FMCG
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.06%) Load Balancing
2 23 (31.94%) Network Design
3 15 (20.83%) ITIL
3 15 (20.83%) Presales
4 13 (18.06%) SIEM
5 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
6 9 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 9 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 9 (12.50%) Software Optimisation
6 9 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (9.72%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (9.72%) Programme Delivery
7 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.56%) Network Management
10 3 (4.17%) Privileged Password Management
10 3 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.78%) Python
1 2 (2.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 67 (93.06%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (88.89%) CCNP
3 41 (56.94%) CCSA
4 23 (31.94%) CCIE
5 21 (29.17%) CISSP
6 15 (20.83%) CCNA
7 14 (19.44%) MCSE
7 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (16.67%) CCDP
8 12 (16.67%) JNCIP
9 11 (15.28%) Degree
10 10 (13.89%) CLAS
11 9 (12.50%) IISP
11 9 (12.50%) ISSAP
12 7 (9.72%) CCIE Security
12 7 (9.72%) CCSP
13 6 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (8.33%) JNCIA
14 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (9.72%) XenServer
2 4 (5.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) QRadar
2 7 (9.72%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.78%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (2.78%) Cacti
3 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 72 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 67 (93.06%) Cisco
3 35 (48.61%) F5
4 30 (41.67%) Juniper
5 22 (30.56%) Blue Coat
5 22 (30.56%) Palo Alto
6 16 (22.22%) HP
7 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
8 13 (18.06%) Fortinet
8 13 (18.06%) Tufin
9 11 (15.28%) VMware
10 9 (12.50%) IBM
10 9 (12.50%) LogRhythm
10 9 (12.50%) Splunk
11 8 (11.11%) SolarWinds
12 7 (9.72%) Forcepoint
12 7 (9.72%) Imperva
12 7 (9.72%) Infoblox
12 7 (9.72%) Zscaler
13 5 (6.94%) Meraki