Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1023 899 923
Rank change year-on-year -124 +24 -22
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 134 274 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.60% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 103 170 249
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £38,250 £31,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £49,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year +9.69% -2.97% +6.32%

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 40,894 45,756 56,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 25.73% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,700 36,357 45,593
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 January 2018.

Salary histogram for CCSE in the UK

CCSE
Top 11 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 January 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 -113 126 £60,000 +14.29% 8
UK excluding London -108 72 £53,750 +9.69% 3
London +11 57 £60,000 +2.13% 6
South East -25 42 £47,500 +18.75%
East of England -12 17 £47,500 -13.64%
Midlands +17 15 £55,000 +23.60% 1
West Midlands +1 8 - -
East Midlands - 7 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +25 6 £56,250 +2.27% 1
North of England -11 6 £56,250 +25.00% 1
Scotland -47 3 £50,500 -19.20% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 134 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 123 (91.79%) Cisco
3 100 (74.63%) Cisco Certification
3 100 (74.63%) Firewall
4 98 (73.13%) CCNP
5 88 (65.67%) CCSA
6 86 (64.18%) Network Security
7 68 (50.75%) F5
8 67 (50.00%) WAN
9 63 (47.01%) Juniper
10 55 (41.04%) CCNA
10 55 (41.04%) LAN
11 51 (38.06%) Load Balancing
12 40 (29.85%) OSPF
13 36 (26.87%) CCIE
13 36 (26.87%) Cisco ASA
14 35 (26.12%) JNCIP
14 35 (26.12%) BGP
14 35 (26.12%) Finance
15 34 (25.37%) Network Design
16 33 (24.63%) CCDP
16 33 (24.63%) ITIL
16 33 (24.63%) Data Centre
17 32 (23.88%) Palo Alto
17 32 (23.88%) MPLS
18 31 (23.13%) Check Point Certification
18 31 (23.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 30 (22.39%) VPN
20 29 (21.64%) TCP/IP
21 28 (20.90%) Wireless

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 11 (8.21%) Skype for Business
2 8 (5.97%) IIS
3 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.73%) Office 365
2 4 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.75%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 100 (74.63%) Firewall
2 86 (64.18%) Network Security
3 67 (50.00%) WAN
4 55 (41.04%) LAN
5 40 (29.85%) OSPF
6 36 (26.87%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (26.12%) BGP
8 32 (23.88%) MPLS
9 31 (23.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (22.39%) VPN
11 29 (21.64%) TCP/IP
12 28 (20.90%) Wireless
13 22 (16.42%) DNS
13 22 (16.42%) Wireshark
14 19 (14.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 17 (12.69%) Internet
16 14 (10.45%) EIGRP
17 13 (9.70%) Junos
17 13 (9.70%) SSL
18 12 (8.96%) Spanning Tree
General
1 35 (26.12%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Banking
3 4 (2.99%) Law
4 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (32.09%) Network Engineer
2 28 (20.90%) Security Engineer
3 24 (17.91%) Analyst
4 20 (14.93%) Network Security Engineer
5 19 (14.18%) Architect
6 18 (13.43%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (13.43%) Network Analyst
7 17 (12.69%) Network Security Analyst
7 17 (12.69%) Security Analyst
8 16 (11.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 15 (11.19%) Network Support
9 15 (11.19%) Support Engineer
10 14 (10.45%) Consultant
11 13 (9.70%) Network Consultant
11 13 (9.70%) Network Security Consultant
11 13 (9.70%) Security Consultant
12 12 (8.96%) Check Point Analyst
12 12 (8.96%) Cisco Analyst
12 12 (8.96%) Cisco Network Analyst
13 11 (8.21%) Check Point Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) SAP CAF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.63%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.97%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (5.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (5.97%) Online Banking
4 5 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.99%) PKI
6 3 (2.24%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.19%) Windows
2 10 (7.46%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.73%) Unix
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.06%) Load Balancing
2 34 (25.37%) Network Design
3 33 (24.63%) ITIL
4 22 (16.42%) Presales
5 18 (13.43%) SIEM
6 16 (11.94%) Translating Business Requirements
7 12 (8.96%) Network Management
8 11 (8.21%) Incident Management
8 11 (8.21%) Service Delivery
9 10 (7.46%) Capacity Management
9 10 (7.46%) ITSM
10 9 (6.72%) Change Management
10 9 (6.72%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (5.97%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.97%) ITIL V3
11 8 (5.97%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 8 (5.97%) Migration
11 8 (5.97%) Software Optimisation
12 7 (5.22%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (5.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (74.63%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (73.13%) CCNP
3 88 (65.67%) CCSA
4 55 (41.04%) CCNA
5 36 (26.87%) CCIE
6 35 (26.12%) JNCIP
7 33 (24.63%) CCDP
8 31 (23.13%) Check Point Certification
9 25 (18.66%) CISSP
9 25 (18.66%) SC Cleared
9 25 (18.66%) Security Cleared
10 16 (11.94%) JNCIE
11 15 (11.19%) CCDA
12 13 (9.70%) JNCIS
13 11 (8.21%) CISM
14 8 (5.97%) IISP
14 8 (5.97%) ISSAP
14 8 (5.97%) JNCIA
15 7 (5.22%) CISA
16 6 (4.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.99%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) QRadar
2 2 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 134 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 123 (91.79%) Cisco
3 68 (50.75%) F5
4 63 (47.01%) Juniper
5 32 (23.88%) Palo Alto
6 16 (11.94%) Fortinet
7 15 (11.19%) Blue Coat
8 13 (9.70%) HP
8 13 (9.70%) Splunk
9 11 (8.21%) Aruba
9 11 (8.21%) Avaya
9 11 (8.21%) Extreme Networks
9 11 (8.21%) Meraki
10 10 (7.46%) Forcepoint
10 10 (7.46%) Ubiquiti
11 9 (6.72%) Kaspersky
11 9 (6.72%) LogRhythm
11 9 (6.72%) WatchGuard
12 8 (5.97%) IBM
12 8 (5.97%) Tufin