Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 992 904 816
Rank change year-on-year -88 -88 +128
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 201 379 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.69% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 141 352 335
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £38,000 £36,500 £36,590
90th Percentile £69,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43483 54832 60992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.56% 27.02% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 33711 44194 48131
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -70 198 £57,500 +9.52% 9
UK excluding London -44 109 £55,000 +7.84% 1
London +11 86 £60,000 +14.29% 8
South East +26 49 £55,000 +10.00%
East of England +6 31 £57,500 - 1
North of England -19 25 £38,000 -30.91%
North West -27 13 £34,250 -19.41%
Yorkshire +12 12 £42,800 -22.18%
Midlands +41 7 £57,500 +17.95%
West Midlands +21 5 £50,000 +2.56%
East Midlands +23 2 £60,000 -
South West +13 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Scotland +2 1 £58,500 +14.15%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 201 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 188 (93.53%) Cisco Certification
3 179 (89.05%) Cisco
4 149 (74.13%) CCNP
5 140 (69.65%) Firewall
6 137 (68.16%) Network Security
7 112 (55.72%) F5
8 99 (49.25%) Juniper
9 91 (45.27%) CCSA
10 79 (39.30%) Palo Alto
11 78 (38.81%) Cisco ASA
12 71 (35.32%) CCIE
13 66 (32.84%) WAN
13 66 (32.84%) LAN
13 66 (32.84%) Blue Coat
14 64 (31.84%) Fortinet
15 60 (29.85%) BGP
16 59 (29.35%) OSPF
17 57 (28.36%) CCNA
18 53 (26.37%) Data Centre
18 53 (26.37%) Cisco Nexus
19 52 (25.87%) VPN
20 50 (24.88%) HP
20 50 (24.88%) JNCIS
21 48 (23.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 42 (20.90%) Microsoft
23 40 (19.90%) Check Point Certification
23 40 (19.90%) Internet
24 38 (18.91%) Information Security
25 37 (18.41%) DNS

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 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (15.92%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (9.95%) MS Visio
3 16 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (7.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Akamai
1 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 140 (69.65%) Firewall
2 137 (68.16%) Network Security
3 78 (38.81%) Cisco ASA
4 66 (32.84%) LAN
4 66 (32.84%) WAN
5 60 (29.85%) BGP
6 59 (29.35%) OSPF
7 53 (26.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 52 (25.87%) VPN
9 48 (23.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 40 (19.90%) Internet
11 37 (18.41%) DNS
12 36 (17.91%) NetScreen
13 32 (15.92%) Wireless
13 32 (15.92%) Wireshark
14 30 (14.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 30 (14.93%) TCP/IP
15 29 (14.43%) Junos
16 25 (12.44%) EIGRP
17 24 (11.94%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (15.42%) Finance
2 16 (7.96%) Digital Economy
3 8 (3.98%) Law
3 8 (3.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (3.98%) Retail
4 5 (2.49%) Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (28.36%) Network Engineer
2 50 (24.88%) Consultant
3 48 (23.88%) Security Engineer
4 47 (23.38%) Security Consultant
5 32 (15.92%) Network Consultant
6 31 (15.42%) Network Security Consultant
7 30 (14.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 24 (11.94%) Senior Security Engineer
9 21 (10.45%) Support Engineer
10 20 (9.95%) Cisco Consultant
11 19 (9.45%) Analyst
11 19 (9.45%) Architect
11 19 (9.45%) Cisco Security Consultant
12 17 (8.46%) Security Analyst
13 16 (7.96%) Juniper Engineer
14 15 (7.46%) Check Point Consultant
14 15 (7.46%) Security Specialist
14 15 (7.46%) Senior Consultant
15 14 (6.97%) Network Analyst
15 14 (6.97%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.97%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (26.37%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 18 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.97%) Driving Licence
4 12 (5.97%) Fat Client
4 12 (5.97%) Thin Client
5 10 (4.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (3.98%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.48%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.48%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.00%) iPad
10 2 (1.00%) PKI
11 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.91%) Linux
2 34 (16.92%) Windows
3 22 (10.95%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.48%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.48%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.48%) VMS
6 5 (2.49%) Unix
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.91%) Information Security
2 35 (17.41%) Presales
3 34 (16.92%) Load Balancing
4 28 (13.93%) Network Design
5 27 (13.43%) ITIL
5 27 (13.43%) Network Management
6 25 (12.44%) Mentoring
7 23 (11.44%) Security Management
8 22 (10.95%) Risk Management
9 19 (9.45%) Security Operations
10 18 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
11 16 (7.96%) Content Management
12 14 (6.97%) Change Management
13 13 (6.47%) E-Commerce
14 12 (5.97%) ITSM
14 12 (5.97%) Line Management
14 12 (5.97%) SIEM
15 11 (5.47%) Analytics
15 11 (5.47%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (5.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.49%) SQL
2 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 188 (93.53%) Cisco Certification
2 149 (74.13%) CCNP
3 91 (45.27%) CCSA
4 71 (35.32%) CCIE
5 57 (28.36%) CCNA
6 50 (24.88%) JNCIS
7 40 (19.90%) Check Point Certification
8 36 (17.91%) CISSP
9 33 (16.42%) JNCIP
10 32 (15.92%) CCDP
11 24 (11.94%) CCSP
12 22 (10.95%) SC Cleared
12 22 (10.95%) Security Cleared
13 21 (10.45%) CCIE Security
14 20 (9.95%) CCIE Service Provider
14 20 (9.95%) JNCIE
15 15 (7.46%) CISA
16 11 (5.47%) Degree
16 11 (5.47%) GIAC
16 11 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.93%) SLA
2 13 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (3.48%) GDPR
4 7 (3.48%) QA
5 5 (2.49%) GPG13
5 5 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (2.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (12.44%) ProxySG
2 23 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (4.98%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.00%) Nagios
3 2 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.50%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 201 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 179 (89.05%) Cisco
3 112 (55.72%) F5
4 99 (49.25%) Juniper
5 79 (39.30%) Palo Alto
6 66 (32.84%) Blue Coat
7 64 (31.84%) Fortinet
8 50 (24.88%) HP
9 42 (20.90%) Microsoft
10 34 (16.92%) Sourcefire
11 30 (14.93%) Imperva
12 25 (12.44%) VMware
13 23 (11.44%) Citrix
14 22 (10.95%) Aruba
14 22 (10.95%) McAfee
15 18 (8.96%) Riverbed
15 18 (8.96%) TippingPoint
16 17 (8.46%) Tufin
17 16 (7.96%) IronPort
17 16 (7.96%) Meraki
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