Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1069 972 885
Rank change year-on-year -97 -87 -75
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 102 205 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.48% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 74 135 348
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,750 £38,375
90th Percentile £82,500 £69,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year - +7.84% -2.86%

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 40,842 42,872 54,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.91% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30,820 33,504 44,093
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.65% - +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 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Top 10 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 19 June 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 -107 95 £57,500 +4.55% 2
London -14 56 £57,500 - 1
UK excluding London -86 45 £55,000 - 1
South East -26 34 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Midlands +18 20 £42,500 -26.09%
West Midlands +26 19 - -
Scotland -30 6 £40,000 -31.62%
Yorkshire +18 5 £55,000 -
North of England -26 5 £55,000 +57.14%
East Midlands -3 1 £42,500 -29.17%

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 102 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 92 (90.20%) Cisco
3 82 (80.39%) Cisco Certification
4 78 (76.47%) CCNP
5 77 (75.49%) Firewall
6 65 (63.73%) Network Security
7 53 (51.96%) OSPF
8 52 (50.98%) BGP
9 50 (49.02%) Cisco ASA
10 49 (48.04%) Juniper
10 49 (48.04%) DNS
11 46 (45.10%) CCSA
12 42 (41.18%) TCP/IP
12 42 (41.18%) CISSP
12 42 (41.18%) WAN
12 42 (41.18%) DHCP
13 38 (37.25%) VLAN
13 38 (37.25%) F5
14 34 (33.33%) HP
14 34 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (33.33%) SolarWinds
15 33 (32.35%) Load Balancing
15 33 (32.35%) LAN
16 31 (30.39%) Finance
17 30 (29.41%) VPN
18 28 (27.45%) Cisco IOS
18 28 (27.45%) Data Centre
19 27 (26.47%) SIEM
19 27 (26.47%) ITIL
19 27 (26.47%) MPLS

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 22 (21.57%) IIS
2 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.92%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (75.49%) Firewall
2 65 (63.73%) Network Security
3 53 (51.96%) OSPF
4 52 (50.98%) BGP
5 50 (49.02%) Cisco ASA
6 49 (48.04%) DNS
7 42 (41.18%) DHCP
7 42 (41.18%) TCP/IP
7 42 (41.18%) WAN
8 38 (37.25%) VLAN
9 34 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (32.35%) LAN
11 30 (29.41%) VPN
12 28 (27.45%) Cisco IOS
13 27 (26.47%) MPLS
14 26 (25.49%) WLAN
15 25 (24.51%) NX-OS
16 23 (22.55%) Cisco Firepower
16 23 (22.55%) SNMP
16 23 (22.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (30.39%) Finance
2 24 (23.53%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.86%) Law
4 4 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (34.31%) Network Engineer
2 24 (23.53%) Network Specialist
3 21 (20.59%) Architect
4 19 (18.63%) Firewall Engineer
4 19 (18.63%) Security Architect
4 19 (18.63%) Security Solutions Architect
4 19 (18.63%) Security Specialist
4 19 (18.63%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (17.65%) Network Security Specialist
5 18 (17.65%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 18 (17.65%) Senior Network Security Specialist
5 18 (17.65%) Senior Network Specialist
5 18 (17.65%) Senior Security Specialist
6 17 (16.67%) Security Engineer
7 10 (9.80%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (6.86%) Consultant
9 7 (6.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.45%) Data Centre
2 19 (18.63%) Cyberthreat
2 19 (18.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.94%) CESG
5 3 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.98%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.90%) Check Point GAiA
1 5 (4.90%) Windows
2 2 (1.96%) Android
2 2 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.35%) Load Balancing
2 27 (26.47%) ITIL
2 27 (26.47%) Network Design
2 27 (26.47%) SIEM
3 22 (21.57%) Presales
4 20 (19.61%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (19.61%) Vulnerability Management
5 19 (18.63%) E-Commerce
5 19 (18.63%) Incident Management
5 19 (18.63%) ITIL V3
5 19 (18.63%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 19 (18.63%) Software Optimisation
6 6 (5.88%) Change Management
6 6 (5.88%) Network Management
7 5 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (4.90%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (3.92%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.92%) Change Control
8 4 (3.92%) ITSM
8 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
1 2 (1.96%) Perl
1 2 (1.96%) PHP
1 2 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 82 (80.39%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (76.47%) CCNP
3 46 (45.10%) CCSA
4 42 (41.18%) CISSP
5 25 (24.51%) CCDP
5 25 (24.51%) JNCIP
6 21 (20.59%) CLAS
7 20 (19.61%) CCIE
8 19 (18.63%) IISP
8 19 (18.63%) ISSAP
9 12 (11.76%) CCNA
10 11 (10.78%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (7.84%) CCSP
12 7 (6.86%) MCSE
12 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (5.88%) JNCIE
13 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
13 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
14 4 (3.92%) CCMSE
14 4 (3.92%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 18 (17.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (18.63%) QRadar
2 4 (3.92%) Cacti
3 3 (2.94%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.96%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.96%) Nagios
4 2 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 102 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 92 (90.20%) Cisco
3 49 (48.04%) Juniper
4 38 (37.25%) F5
5 34 (33.33%) HP
5 34 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 25 (24.51%) Fortinet
7 23 (22.55%) Blue Coat
7 23 (22.55%) Tufin
8 21 (20.59%) Forcepoint
9 20 (19.61%) Infoblox
10 19 (18.63%) IBM
10 19 (18.63%) LogRhythm
10 19 (18.63%) Splunk
11 18 (17.65%) Imperva
11 18 (17.65%) VMware
12 13 (12.75%) Palo Alto
13 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
14 6 (5.88%) CA
14 6 (5.88%) Meraki