Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 985 910 852
Rank change year-on-year -75 -58 +78
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 179 328 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.64% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 139 294 290
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% +13.16%
10th Percentile £39,750 £33,750 £33,541
90th Percentile £69,000 £67,500 £71,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 42362 50911 60418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.30% 26.41% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 32548 41070 48331
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 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 -72 177 £57,500 +9.52% 4
London +6 91 £60,000 +9.09% 1
UK excluding London -62 84 £55,000 +10.00% 3
South East -5 34 £55,000 +29.41%
East of England +19 28 £57,500 -4.17% 2
North of England -18 17 £38,000 -30.91% 1
Yorkshire -3 11 £38,000 -30.91% 1
Midlands +46 8 £57,500 +15.00%
East Midlands +45 7 £57,500 -
North West -13 6 - -
South West +13 1 £50,000 +33.33%
West Midlands +10 1 - -
Scotland -10 1 £58,500 +14.15%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 179 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 163 (91.06%) Cisco Certification
3 158 (88.27%) Cisco
4 137 (76.54%) CCNP
5 119 (66.48%) Network Security
6 116 (64.80%) Firewall
7 104 (58.10%) Juniper
8 97 (54.19%) CCSA
8 97 (54.19%) F5
9 73 (40.78%) WAN
10 70 (39.11%) LAN
10 70 (39.11%) CCNA
11 63 (35.20%) OSPF
12 61 (34.08%) BGP
13 60 (33.52%) Check Point Certification
14 58 (32.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 57 (31.84%) CCIE
16 52 (29.05%) Data Centre
17 50 (27.93%) JNCIS
18 47 (26.26%) VPN
19 46 (25.70%) Palo Alto
20 45 (25.14%) Load Balancing
21 43 (24.02%) Internet
21 43 (24.02%) JNCIP
22 42 (23.46%) Cisco ASA
22 42 (23.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 42 (23.46%) Finance
23 40 (22.35%) Junos
24 38 (21.23%) CISSP
25 37 (20.67%) Blue Coat

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 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.03%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.23%) Office 365
3 2 (1.12%) Akamai
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (66.48%) Network Security
2 116 (64.80%) Firewall
3 73 (40.78%) WAN
4 70 (39.11%) LAN
5 63 (35.20%) OSPF
6 61 (34.08%) BGP
7 58 (32.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 47 (26.26%) VPN
9 43 (24.02%) Internet
10 42 (23.46%) Cisco ASA
10 42 (23.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 40 (22.35%) Junos
12 35 (19.55%) TCP/IP
13 34 (18.99%) EIGRP
14 32 (17.88%) Wireshark
15 30 (16.76%) DNS
16 27 (15.08%) Wireless
17 26 (14.53%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (13.97%) Spanning Tree
19 24 (13.41%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (23.46%) Finance
2 13 (7.26%) Banking
3 12 (6.70%) Law
4 7 (3.91%) Digital Economy
5 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (37.99%) Network Engineer
2 44 (24.58%) Security Engineer
3 41 (22.91%) Consultant
4 37 (20.67%) Security Consultant
5 34 (18.99%) Network Security Engineer
6 30 (16.76%) Network Consultant
7 28 (15.64%) Analyst
7 28 (15.64%) Network Security Consultant
8 26 (14.53%) Cisco Consultant
8 26 (14.53%) Security Analyst
9 25 (13.97%) Cisco Security Consultant
9 25 (13.97%) Network Analyst
9 25 (13.97%) Network Security Analyst
10 22 (12.29%) Check Point Consultant
11 19 (10.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (10.61%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (10.61%) Support Engineer
12 18 (10.06%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 18 (10.06%) Network Support
12 18 (10.06%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.15%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 52 (29.05%) Data Centre
2 22 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.15%) Driving Licence
4 9 (5.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.47%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.91%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.35%) PKI
7 6 (3.35%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.56%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.20%) Windows
2 21 (11.73%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.59%) Linux
4 6 (3.35%) VMS
5 3 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.68%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.14%) Load Balancing
2 32 (17.88%) Presales
3 29 (16.20%) Network Design
4 25 (13.97%) ITIL
5 22 (12.29%) Network Management
6 21 (11.73%) Information Security
7 20 (11.17%) Translating Business Requirements
8 19 (10.61%) ITSM
9 13 (7.26%) Change Management
9 13 (7.26%) Risk Management
9 13 (7.26%) Security Management
10 11 (6.15%) Capacity Management
11 10 (5.59%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (5.59%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.59%) SIEM
12 9 (5.03%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (5.03%) Security Operations
13 8 (4.47%) Asset Management
13 8 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (3.91%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.56%) Python
1 1 (0.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (91.06%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (76.54%) CCNP
3 97 (54.19%) CCSA
4 70 (39.11%) CCNA
5 60 (33.52%) Check Point Certification
6 57 (31.84%) CCIE
7 50 (27.93%) JNCIS
8 43 (24.02%) JNCIP
9 38 (21.23%) CISSP
10 29 (16.20%) CCDP
11 26 (14.53%) SC Cleared
11 26 (14.53%) Security Cleared
12 18 (10.06%) CCIE Security
13 17 (9.50%) CISA
13 17 (9.50%) JNCIE
14 15 (8.38%) CISM
15 11 (6.15%) Degree
15 11 (6.15%) JNCIA
16 8 (4.47%) CSSLP
16 8 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.26%) SLA
2 10 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (3.35%) GDPR
4 6 (3.35%) QA
5 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.56%) GPG13
6 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 13 (7.26%) ProxySG
2 8 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.68%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.56%) Nagios
3 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 179 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 158 (88.27%) Cisco
3 104 (58.10%) Juniper
4 97 (54.19%) F5
5 46 (25.70%) Palo Alto
6 37 (20.67%) Blue Coat
7 36 (20.11%) HP
8 35 (19.55%) Fortinet
9 23 (12.85%) Aruba
10 21 (11.73%) Meraki
11 20 (11.17%) Extreme Networks
11 20 (11.17%) Ubiquiti
12 19 (10.61%) Microsoft
13 14 (7.82%) Sourcefire
14 13 (7.26%) IronPort
14 13 (7.26%) McAfee
14 13 (7.26%) Tufin
15 12 (6.70%) WatchGuard
16 11 (6.15%) Kaspersky
16 11 (6.15%) Riverbed