Period
to 21 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of CheckPoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CheckPoint over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Check Point Software Technologies.

CheckPoint
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 334 269
Rank change year-on-year -43 -65 -3
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 1,372 1,744 2,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.99% 1.29%
As % of the Vendors category 1.87% 2.21% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,077 1,417 2,099
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%

CheckPoint is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 73,317 78,826 85,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.78% 44.61% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 57,011 60,997 69,528
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CheckPoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CheckPoint.

Salary trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CheckPoint within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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 -39 1,302 £57,500 +6.48% 167
UK excluding London -22 896 £55,000 +15.79% 132
London -65 452 £60,000 - 46
Midlands +93 274 £57,500 +43.75% 33
South East -56 252 £57,500 +4.55% 39
West Midlands +114 242 £57,500 +43.75% 27
East of England -22 165 £46,500 -7.00% 12
North of England -46 126 £50,000 +11.11% 28
North West -34 61 £51,250 +7.89% 21
South West -10 52 £55,000 +37.50% 9
Yorkshire -15 52 £50,000 +20.48% 5
Scotland -5 35 £40,000 -33.33% 7
East Midlands -15 31 £55,000 +29.41% 6
Wales -4 13 £40,210 +5.12% 3
North East -9 13 £55,000 +59.42% 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing CheckPoint 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 CheckPoint.

1 1,195 (87.10%) Cisco
2 1,036 (75.51%) Firewall
3 682 (49.71%) Cisco Certification
4 597 (43.51%) WAN
5 576 (41.98%) CCNP
6 490 (35.71%) LAN
7 472 (34.40%) F5
8 455 (33.16%) Juniper
9 452 (32.94%) Network Security
10 445 (32.43%) Data Centre
11 406 (29.59%) Cisco ASA
12 355 (25.87%) OSPF
13 339 (24.71%) VPN
14 336 (24.49%) Palo Alto
15 291 (21.21%) Fortinet
16 290 (21.14%) BGP
17 285 (20.77%) ITIL
18 284 (20.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 273 (19.90%) CCNA
19 273 (19.90%) VMware
20 270 (19.68%) Finance
21 244 (17.78%) Microsoft
22 240 (17.49%) HP
23 237 (17.27%) Windows
24 220 (16.03%) CCIE
25 215 (15.67%) MPLS
26 195 (14.21%) Wireless
27 193 (14.07%) TCP/IP
28 191 (13.92%) Load Balancing
29 188 (13.70%) WLAN

CheckPoint
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 39 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 32 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (1.68%) IIS
4 17 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (1.02%) Skype for Business
6 13 (0.95%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (0.80%) JBoss
8 10 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.51%) Apache
10 7 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.29%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.15%) nginx
12 2 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.073%) Confluence
13 1 (0.073%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 1 (0.073%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (3.06%) MS Visio
2 20 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.073%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.58%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.073%) assyst
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.073%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 143 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (3.79%) Office 365
4 50 (3.64%) IaaS
5 43 (3.13%) PaaS
6 40 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.38%) SaaS
8 17 (1.24%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.66%) Akamai
10 8 (0.58%) Serverless
11 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.36%) G Suite
13 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.22%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.15%) Azure Functions
15 2 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 1,036 (75.51%) Firewall
2 597 (43.51%) WAN
3 490 (35.71%) LAN
4 452 (32.94%) Network Security
5 406 (29.59%) Cisco ASA
6 355 (25.87%) OSPF
7 339 (24.71%) VPN
8 290 (21.14%) BGP
9 284 (20.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 215 (15.67%) MPLS
11 195 (14.21%) Wireless
12 193 (14.07%) TCP/IP
13 188 (13.70%) WLAN
14 178 (12.97%) DNS
15 163 (11.88%) Wi-Fi
16 127 (9.26%) Cisco IOS
17 121 (8.82%) DHCP
18 120 (8.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 114 (8.31%) VLAN
20 111 (8.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.87%) Big Data
5 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.22%) MySQL
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.15%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.15%) DB2
7 2 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.15%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.073%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.073%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.073%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.073%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.073%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.073%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.073%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (2.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.22%) Hudson
4 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.073%) JIRA
5 1 (0.073%) Toad
General
1 270 (19.68%) Finance
2 154 (11.22%) Retail
3 75 (5.47%) Banking
4 55 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 42 (3.06%) Law
6 39 (2.84%) Advertising
7 34 (2.48%) Legal
8 19 (1.38%) Publishing
9 16 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.87%) Back Office
11 10 (0.73%) Marketing
12 9 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.36%) Billing
13 5 (0.36%) Local Government
14 4 (0.29%) Front Office
14 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.073%) Military
Job Titles
1 543 (39.58%) Network Engineer
2 160 (11.66%) Security Engineer
3 155 (11.30%) Analyst
4 146 (10.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 141 (10.28%) Architect
6 114 (8.31%) Network Security Engineer
7 100 (7.29%) Consultant
8 96 (7.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 94 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 78 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
11 73 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 72 (5.25%) Security Consultant
13 71 (5.17%) Network Analyst
13 71 (5.17%) Security Architect
14 69 (5.03%) Network Specialist
15 68 (4.96%) Security Analyst
16 60 (4.37%) Security Solutions Architect
17 55 (4.01%) Team Leader
18 54 (3.94%) Support Engineer
19 48 (3.50%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.08%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.24%) Web Services
3 13 (0.95%) HTML
3 13 (0.95%) LDAP
3 13 (0.95%) Middleware
3 13 (0.95%) XML
4 9 (0.66%) CSS
5 8 (0.58%) XMPP
6 5 (0.36%) JSON
7 2 (0.15%) .NET
7 2 (0.15%) COM
7 2 (0.15%) REST
7 2 (0.15%) SAML
8 1 (0.073%) CGI
8 1 (0.073%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.073%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.073%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 445 (32.43%) Data Centre
2 159 (11.59%) Self-Motivation
3 149 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (8.24%) Computer Science
5 74 (5.39%) Management Information System
6 58 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 53 (3.86%) Cyberthreat
8 48 (3.50%) PKI
9 37 (2.70%) NHS
10 35 (2.55%) Driving Licence
11 23 (1.68%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.53%) HP StoreVirtual
13 20 (1.46%) CMDB
14 18 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (1.31%) Private Cloud
14 18 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
15 16 (1.17%) PMI
16 13 (0.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 12 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
17 12 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 237 (17.27%) Windows
2 152 (11.08%) Linux
3 118 (8.60%) Windows Server
4 70 (5.10%) Unix
5 55 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.53%) Solaris
9 17 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.87%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.58%) CentOS
12 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.44%) Android
14 4 (0.29%) Debian
15 3 (0.22%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.073%) SUSE
17 1 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (20.77%) ITIL
2 191 (13.92%) Load Balancing
3 179 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
4 158 (11.52%) Network Management
5 156 (11.37%) SIEM
6 151 (11.01%) Information Security
7 146 (10.64%) Service Delivery
8 145 (10.57%) Presales
9 131 (9.55%) Project Management
10 130 (9.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 116 (8.45%) Network Monitoring
12 107 (7.80%) Network Design
13 93 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
14 87 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 85 (6.20%) ITIL V3
16 81 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
17 80 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
17 80 (5.83%) Vulnerability Management
18 79 (5.76%) PRINCE2
19 68 (4.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (5.39%) SQL
2 72 (5.25%) PowerShell
3 61 (4.45%) Python
4 28 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 20 (1.46%) Perl
6 8 (0.58%) Java
6 8 (0.58%) Ruby
7 3 (0.22%) C
7 3 (0.22%) R
7 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.22%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.15%) AWK
8 2 (0.15%) Groovy
8 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.15%) PHP
8 2 (0.15%) sed
8 2 (0.15%) Tcl
8 2 (0.15%) VB
9 1 (0.073%) C#
9 1 (0.073%) C++
Qualifications
1 682 (49.71%) Cisco Certification
2 576 (41.98%) CCNP
3 273 (19.90%) CCNA
4 220 (16.03%) CCIE
5 170 (12.39%) Degree
6 102 (7.43%) CCDP
7 94 (6.85%) CISSP
8 93 (6.78%) Security Cleared
9 82 (5.98%) CCSA
10 81 (5.90%) SC Cleared
11 80 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 75 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
13 73 (5.32%) CCSE
14 62 (4.52%) CEH
15 50 (3.64%) PMI Certification
16 38 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 37 (2.70%) MCSE
18 35 (2.55%) JNCIP
19 34 (2.48%) GSEC
19 34 (2.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.34%) SLA
2 75 (5.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (4.23%) PCI DSS
4 39 (2.84%) GDPR
5 37 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 29 (2.11%) PMO
7 20 (1.46%) GPG13
8 18 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.66%) COBIT
11 7 (0.51%) FISMA
12 4 (0.29%) QA
13 3 (0.22%) BS7799
13 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.073%) GCP
14 1 (0.073%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.073%) ISO 31000
14 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 157 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (10.64%) Active Directory
3 45 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.13%) VMware NSX
5 39 (2.84%) Firmware
6 33 (2.41%) ProxySG
6 33 (2.41%) XenDesktop
7 31 (2.26%) XenApp
8 25 (1.82%) vSphere
9 18 (1.31%) Snort
10 17 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
11 16 (1.17%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.95%) DFS Replication
13 11 (0.80%) XenServer
14 9 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.36%) Docker
16 5 (0.36%) pfSense
17 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 54 (3.94%) FortiGate
2 52 (3.79%) Cisco Prime
3 47 (3.43%) Stealthwatch
4 28 (2.04%) Puppet
5 23 (1.68%) Nagios
6 19 (1.38%) QRadar
7 18 (1.31%) Ansible
7 18 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (1.24%) Terraform
9 15 (1.09%) RSA Security Analytics
10 14 (1.02%) Cacti
11 13 (0.95%) CASB
11 13 (0.95%) SCCM
12 12 (0.87%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.80%) Nessus
13 11 (0.80%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (0.66%) OSSEC
16 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
16 8 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,195 (87.10%) Cisco
2 472 (34.40%) F5
3 455 (33.16%) Juniper
4 336 (24.49%) Palo Alto
5 291 (21.21%) Fortinet
6 273 (19.90%) VMware
7 244 (17.78%) Microsoft
8 240 (17.49%) HP
9 168 (12.24%) SolarWinds
10 134 (9.77%) Blue Coat
11 125 (9.11%) Citrix
12 110 (8.02%) Riverbed
13 80 (5.83%) Avaya
14 77 (5.61%) Meraki
15 72 (5.25%) McAfee
16 70 (5.10%) Symantec
17 64 (4.66%) Zscaler
18 62 (4.52%) Aruba
19 57 (4.15%) NetApp
20 56 (4.08%) Nortel