Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1082 1048 914
Rank change year-on-year -34 -134 +63
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 58 158 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.088% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.37% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 46 123 216
UK median annual salary £58,750 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.08% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £38,650 £31,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £65,000 £69,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,225 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.84% +7.50% -

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 37,881 43,064 48,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.78% 23.97% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 27,780 33,085 38,755
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -23 50 £60,000 - 15
UK excluding London +13 43 £52,225 -2.84% 12
London +1 13 £85,000 +41.67% 3
East of England +14 11 £33,000 -30.53% 2
North of England +32 9 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire +16 8 £50,000 -9.09% 3
South East -5 8 £80,000 +70.21% 7
South West - 7 - -
Midlands +33 6 £80,000 +45.45%
Scotland -4 6 £57,500 +13.86%
West Midlands +43 3 £80,000 -
East Midlands +23 3 £45,000 -18.18%
North West +20 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 58 (100.00%) Cisco
1 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 58 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 53 (91.38%) CCNP
3 44 (75.86%) Firewall
4 42 (72.41%) CCSA
5 40 (68.97%) Network Security
6 32 (55.17%) Load Balancing
7 31 (53.45%) F5
8 25 (43.10%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (43.10%) CCNA
8 25 (43.10%) WAN
9 24 (41.38%) LAN
10 23 (39.66%) BGP
11 22 (37.93%) OSPF
11 22 (37.93%) Wireshark
12 21 (36.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (34.48%) Palo Alto
13 20 (34.48%) Blue Coat
14 19 (32.76%) Juniper
14 19 (32.76%) TCP/IP
14 19 (32.76%) ITIL
14 19 (32.76%) CCIE
15 17 (29.31%) Banking
15 17 (29.31%) Degree
16 15 (25.86%) Computer Science
16 15 (25.86%) Linux
17 14 (24.14%) SC Cleared
17 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
18 13 (22.41%) Network Design

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 4 (6.90%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (75.86%) Firewall
2 40 (68.97%) Network Security
3 25 (43.10%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (43.10%) WAN
4 24 (41.38%) LAN
5 23 (39.66%) BGP
6 22 (37.93%) OSPF
6 22 (37.93%) Wireshark
7 21 (36.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (32.76%) TCP/IP
9 13 (22.41%) tcpdump
10 12 (20.69%) VLAN
11 11 (18.97%) Cisco Firepower
11 11 (18.97%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (18.97%) MPLS
12 10 (17.24%) Internet
13 9 (15.52%) Cisco ISE
13 9 (15.52%) TACACS
14 8 (13.79%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Big Data
General
1 17 (29.31%) Banking
2 11 (18.97%) Finance
3 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (13.79%) Financial Institution
4 8 (13.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (70.69%) Network Engineer
2 19 (32.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Network Security Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Security Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Architect
7 5 (8.62%) Network Architect
7 5 (8.62%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Network Design Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Network Security Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.72%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.52%) Private Cloud
3 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Linux
2 10 (17.24%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) Load Balancing
2 19 (32.76%) ITIL
3 15 (25.86%) Computer Science
4 13 (22.41%) Network Design
5 9 (15.52%) Decision-Making
5 9 (15.52%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (13.79%) Network Management
6 8 (13.79%) Presales
7 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
7 6 (10.34%) SIEM
8 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
8 5 (8.62%) Programme Delivery
8 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.90%) Capacity Management
9 4 (6.90%) Change Management
9 4 (6.90%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.90%) ITSM
9 4 (6.90%) Line Management
9 4 (6.90%) Technical Leadership
9 4 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) Bash Shell
1 9 (15.52%) Python
1 9 (15.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (91.38%) CCNP
3 42 (72.41%) CCSA
4 25 (43.10%) CCNA
5 19 (32.76%) CCIE
6 17 (29.31%) Degree
7 14 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
8 11 (18.97%) JNCIP
9 9 (15.52%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (13.79%) CCDP
10 8 (13.79%) MCSE
10 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (10.34%) CISSP
12 5 (8.62%) CCIE Security
12 5 (8.62%) JNCIA
13 4 (6.90%) CCSP
13 4 (6.90%) IISP
13 4 (6.90%) ISSAP
14 3 (5.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) ArcSight ESM
2 5 (8.62%) FortiGate
3 4 (6.90%) QRadar
4 2 (3.45%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 58 (100.00%) Cisco
2 31 (53.45%) F5
3 20 (34.48%) Blue Coat
3 20 (34.48%) Palo Alto
4 19 (32.76%) Juniper
5 11 (18.97%) ArcSight
5 11 (18.97%) VMware
6 9 (15.52%) Fortinet
7 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.34%) LogRhythm
8 6 (10.34%) Meraki
8 6 (10.34%) Splunk
8 6 (10.34%) Tufin
9 5 (8.62%) HP
9 5 (8.62%) Zscaler
10 4 (6.90%) Aruba
10 4 (6.90%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (6.90%) IBM
10 4 (6.90%) Ubiquiti