Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1036 911 920
Rank change year-on-year -125 +9 -5
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 167 319 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 135 252 263
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £41,750 £31,500 £36,275
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +5.56%

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 43333 49803 60178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.05% 26.19% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33316 39954 48070
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Top 12 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 17 November 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 -58 162 £57,500 +9.52% 2
London +21 88 £60,000 - 1
UK excluding London -102 75 £53,750 +7.50% 1
East of England -2 28 £55,000 - 1
South East -33 26 £50,000 +31.58%
North of England -23 13 £37,500 -31.82%
Yorkshire +10 10 £37,500 -31.82%
Midlands +43 7 £55,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +41 7 £55,000 -
North West -12 3 - -
Scotland -23 3 £50,500 -19.20%
South West +9 1 £50,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 167 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 155 (92.81%) Cisco
3 137 (82.04%) Cisco Certification
4 129 (77.25%) CCNP
5 127 (76.05%) Firewall
6 116 (69.46%) Network Security
7 114 (68.26%) CCSA
8 94 (56.29%) F5
9 90 (53.89%) Juniper
10 80 (47.90%) WAN
11 74 (44.31%) CCNA
12 72 (43.11%) LAN
13 60 (35.93%) OSPF
14 56 (33.53%) Check Point Certification
15 55 (32.93%) BGP
16 52 (31.14%) Data Centre
17 51 (30.54%) Cisco Nexus
18 48 (28.74%) Load Balancing
19 47 (28.14%) Finance
20 44 (26.35%) JNCIP
21 41 (24.55%) CCIE
22 39 (23.35%) VPN
22 39 (23.35%) Cisco ASA
22 39 (23.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 38 (22.75%) Junos
24 36 (21.56%) Palo Alto
25 35 (20.96%) JNCIS
25 35 (20.96%) CCDP
26 32 (19.16%) Network Design
27 31 (18.56%) Internet

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 8 (4.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) Akamai
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 127 (76.05%) Firewall
2 116 (69.46%) Network Security
3 80 (47.90%) WAN
4 72 (43.11%) LAN
5 60 (35.93%) OSPF
6 55 (32.93%) BGP
7 51 (30.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 39 (23.35%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (23.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 39 (23.35%) VPN
9 38 (22.75%) Junos
10 31 (18.56%) Internet
11 30 (17.96%) EIGRP
11 30 (17.96%) MPLS
11 30 (17.96%) TCP/IP
12 29 (17.37%) DNS
13 26 (15.57%) Wireshark
14 25 (14.97%) Wireless
15 24 (14.37%) Spanning Tree
16 22 (13.17%) X.509
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (28.14%) Finance
2 20 (11.98%) Banking
3 5 (2.99%) Law
4 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (37.13%) Network Engineer
2 39 (23.35%) Security Engineer
3 35 (20.96%) Analyst
4 32 (19.16%) Network Security Engineer
5 31 (18.56%) Consultant
6 29 (17.37%) Network Analyst
6 29 (17.37%) Security Consultant
7 28 (16.77%) Network Security Analyst
7 28 (16.77%) Security Analyst
8 27 (16.17%) Network Consultant
9 26 (15.57%) Network Security Consultant
10 21 (12.57%) Check Point Consultant
11 20 (11.98%) Cisco Consultant
12 19 (11.38%) Cisco Security Consultant
12 19 (11.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 19 (11.38%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
13 18 (10.78%) Cisco Engineer
13 18 (10.78%) Cisco Network Consultant
13 18 (10.78%) Network Support
14 17 (10.18%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 52 (31.14%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.79%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.19%) Online Banking
5 6 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.40%) PKI
8 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.80%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.57%) Windows
2 18 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.99%) Linux
3 5 (2.99%) Unix
4 2 (1.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.74%) Load Balancing
2 32 (19.16%) Network Design
3 28 (16.77%) ITIL
4 27 (16.17%) Presales
5 23 (13.77%) Translating Business Requirements
6 18 (10.78%) Network Management
7 15 (8.98%) ITSM
8 12 (7.19%) Capacity Management
9 11 (6.59%) Change Management
9 11 (6.59%) SIEM
10 10 (5.99%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.79%) Asset Management
12 7 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (4.19%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (4.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (3.59%) Information Security
13 6 (3.59%) Mentoring
14 5 (2.99%) Information Management
14 5 (2.99%) Project Management
14 5 (2.99%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (82.04%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (77.25%) CCNP
3 114 (68.26%) CCSA
4 74 (44.31%) CCNA
5 56 (33.53%) Check Point Certification
6 44 (26.35%) JNCIP
7 41 (24.55%) CCIE
8 35 (20.96%) CCDP
8 35 (20.96%) JNCIS
9 25 (14.97%) SC Cleared
9 25 (14.97%) Security Cleared
10 22 (13.17%) CISSP
11 17 (10.18%) JNCIE
12 12 (7.19%) JNCIA
13 11 (6.59%) CISM
14 9 (5.39%) CCDA
14 9 (5.39%) CISA
14 9 (5.39%) Degree
15 8 (4.79%) CCIE Security
16 5 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.99%) QA
2 3 (1.80%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.20%) GDPR
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) ProxySG
1 3 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.60%) vCloud
2 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
2 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 167 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 155 (92.81%) Cisco
3 94 (56.29%) F5
4 90 (53.89%) Juniper
5 36 (21.56%) Palo Alto
6 21 (12.57%) Blue Coat
7 18 (10.78%) HP
8 16 (9.58%) Meraki
9 15 (8.98%) Aruba
9 15 (8.98%) Extreme Networks
9 15 (8.98%) Ubiquiti
10 14 (8.38%) Fortinet
11 13 (7.78%) Citrix
12 11 (6.59%) Riverbed
13 10 (5.99%) WatchGuard
14 9 (5.39%) Kaspersky
15 8 (4.79%) Avaya
15 8 (4.79%) McAfee
15 8 (4.79%) SolarWinds
16 7 (4.19%) Sourcefire