Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 324 389 265
Rank change year-on-year +65 -124 +32
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 1,515 1,391 2,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.80% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 2.35% 1.80% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,059 1,728
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -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 64,482 77,322 77,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.48% 44.29% 43.81%
Number of salaries quoted 49,504 60,689 62,039
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 14 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 23 January 2019. 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 +89 1,454 £55,000 - 206
UK excluding London +50 922 £50,000 +1.01% 148
London +75 553 £60,500 +0.83% 65
East of England +54 232 £36,000 -36.00% 25
South East -54 229 £55,000 +11.11% 40
Midlands +80 193 £54,000 +27.06% 23
North of England +102 173 £50,000 +9.29% 33
West Midlands +95 171 £55,000 +29.41% 18
Yorkshire +67 90 £50,000 +11.11% 16
North West +62 83 £52,500 +5.00% 15
South West +43 72 £50,000 +29.03% 20
Scotland -30 22 £50,000 +8.70% 3
East Midlands +8 21 £54,000 +20.00% 5
Wales -5 7 £42,500 +8.28% 3

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 1,324 (87.39%) Cisco
2 1,149 (75.84%) Firewall
3 861 (56.83%) Cisco Certification
4 691 (45.61%) WAN
5 669 (44.16%) CCNP
6 556 (36.70%) LAN
7 512 (33.80%) Network Security
8 489 (32.28%) Palo Alto
9 477 (31.49%) F5
10 462 (30.50%) Cisco ASA
11 457 (30.17%) Juniper
12 413 (27.26%) CCNA
13 404 (26.67%) OSPF
14 374 (24.69%) Data Centre
15 361 (23.83%) BGP
16 331 (21.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 318 (20.99%) VPN
18 307 (20.26%) Wireless
19 298 (19.67%) Finance
20 271 (17.89%) MPLS
21 262 (17.29%) Fortinet
22 261 (17.23%) CCIE
23 259 (17.10%) Problem-Solving
24 251 (16.57%) Windows
25 236 (15.58%) VMware
26 231 (15.25%) TCP/IP
27 230 (15.18%) Microsoft
28 216 (14.26%) ITIL
29 203 (13.40%) Self-Motivation
30 193 (12.74%) SolarWinds

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 33 (2.18%) Apache
1 33 (2.18%) IIS
2 25 (1.65%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 14 (0.92%) nginx
6 11 (0.73%) OpenStack
6 11 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.40%) CMS
8 6 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.33%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.066%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.20%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 174 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 165 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (4.16%) PaaS
4 62 (4.09%) Office 365
5 50 (3.30%) IaaS
6 20 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (1.32%) SaaS
7 14 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.79%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.26%) G Suite
10 4 (0.26%) GitHub
10 4 (0.26%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.13%) Akamai
11 2 (0.13%) Serverless
12 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.066%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.066%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.066%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 1,149 (75.84%) Firewall
2 691 (45.61%) WAN
3 556 (36.70%) LAN
4 512 (33.80%) Network Security
5 462 (30.50%) Cisco ASA
6 404 (26.67%) OSPF
7 361 (23.83%) BGP
8 331 (21.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 318 (20.99%) VPN
10 307 (20.26%) Wireless
11 271 (17.89%) MPLS
12 231 (15.25%) TCP/IP
13 190 (12.54%) Wi-Fi
14 161 (10.63%) VoIP
15 152 (10.03%) Wireshark
16 150 (9.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 146 (9.64%) Cisco Firepower
18 131 (8.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 128 (8.45%) Ethernet
20 124 (8.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (1.12%) MySQL
4 12 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
5 11 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (0.66%) Big Data
7 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.20%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.13%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.13%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (1.25%) Git (software)
1 19 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (0.79%) Metasploit
5 8 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.40%) Hudson
7 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.066%) Ant
8 1 (0.066%) JIRA
General
1 298 (19.67%) Finance
2 136 (8.98%) Retail
3 114 (7.52%) Banking
4 88 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 51 (3.37%) Law
6 46 (3.04%) Legal
7 40 (2.64%) Marketing
8 35 (2.31%) Advertising
9 23 (1.52%) Front Office
10 17 (1.12%) Publishing
11 15 (0.99%) Billing
12 14 (0.92%) Electronics
12 14 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.79%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.59%) Local Government
15 8 (0.53%) Back Office
16 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.20%) Military
18 2 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 678 (44.75%) Network Engineer
2 243 (16.04%) Analyst
3 221 (14.59%) Security Engineer
4 170 (11.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 166 (10.96%) Senior Network Engineer
6 158 (10.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 150 (9.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 128 (8.45%) Network Analyst
9 123 (8.12%) Security Analyst
10 115 (7.59%) Architect
11 107 (7.06%) Consultant
12 77 (5.08%) Network Security Analyst
13 69 (4.55%) Support Engineer
14 68 (4.49%) Security Consultant
15 66 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 58 (3.83%) Network Architect
16 58 (3.83%) Network Support
17 50 (3.30%) IT Analyst
17 50 (3.30%) Network Support Engineer
18 46 (3.04%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.03%) 802.1X
2 30 (1.98%) XMPP
3 29 (1.91%) Web Services
4 21 (1.39%) JSON
4 21 (1.39%) SailPoint
5 16 (1.06%) LAMP
6 14 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
7 8 (0.53%) XML
8 6 (0.40%) REST
9 4 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.26%) LDAP
9 4 (0.26%) Protocol Buffers
9 4 (0.26%) RESTful
10 3 (0.20%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.20%) WCF
10 3 (0.20%) YAML
11 2 (0.13%) .NET
11 2 (0.13%) CGI
11 2 (0.13%) HTML
11 2 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 374 (24.69%) Data Centre
2 203 (13.40%) Self-Motivation
3 177 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (3.83%) Video Conferencing
5 50 (3.30%) Security Operations Centre
6 45 (2.97%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
8 26 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 22 (1.45%) Cyber Defence
10 22 (1.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 22 (1.45%) PKI
11 18 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 17 (1.12%) CMDB
13 14 (0.92%) Marketing Technology
13 14 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.86%) HP StoreVirtual
15 10 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.66%) Wiki
16 9 (0.59%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 251 (16.57%) Windows
2 153 (10.10%) Linux
3 135 (8.91%) Windows Server
4 61 (4.03%) Unix
5 55 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (2.24%) CentOS
8 26 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (1.65%) Windows 10
10 21 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.86%) Debian
12 12 (0.79%) Kali Linux
13 10 (0.66%) Android
14 9 (0.59%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.53%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.46%) Solaris
17 1 (0.066%) SUSE
17 1 (0.066%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (17.10%) Problem-Solving
2 216 (14.26%) ITIL
3 183 (12.08%) Network Management
4 166 (10.96%) Load Balancing
5 165 (10.89%) Information Security
6 144 (9.50%) SIEM
7 124 (8.18%) Presales
8 110 (7.26%) Project Management
9 105 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 105 (6.93%) Cybersecurity
10 104 (6.86%) Computer Science
11 102 (6.73%) Kalman Filter
12 100 (6.60%) Service Delivery
13 97 (6.40%) Change Control
14 96 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
14 96 (6.34%) Mentoring
15 94 (6.20%) Change Management
16 93 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 92 (6.07%) Network Monitoring
18 91 (6.01%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 118 (7.79%) Python
2 82 (5.41%) SQL
3 73 (4.82%) PowerShell
4 60 (3.96%) Perl
5 59 (3.89%) Bash Shell
6 27 (1.78%) VB
7 24 (1.58%) Ruby
7 24 (1.58%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.25%) Tcl
9 14 (0.92%) Bourne shell
9 14 (0.92%) Korn
9 14 (0.92%) PHP
10 13 (0.86%) C
10 13 (0.86%) C#
11 10 (0.66%) R
12 9 (0.59%) C++
13 5 (0.33%) VBScript
14 4 (0.26%) Go
14 4 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 861 (56.83%) Cisco Certification
2 669 (44.16%) CCNP
3 413 (27.26%) CCNA
4 261 (17.23%) CCIE
5 156 (10.30%) Degree
6 130 (8.58%) CCSA
7 110 (7.26%) Security Cleared
8 99 (6.53%) SC Cleared
9 89 (5.87%) CEH
10 87 (5.74%) CISSP
10 87 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
11 60 (3.96%) CCDP
11 60 (3.96%) CCSE
12 52 (3.43%) GIAC
13 49 (3.23%) GSEC
14 39 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (2.05%) CISM
17 30 (1.98%) MCSE
18 29 (1.91%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.60%) SLA
2 65 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (2.90%) GDPR
4 32 (2.11%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.98%) PMO
6 29 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (1.12%) GPG13
7 17 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 17 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.46%) QA
9 3 (0.20%) COBIT
9 3 (0.20%) FISMA
9 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 157 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 133 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.90%) VMware NSX
5 27 (1.78%) XenApp
6 26 (1.72%) Snort
7 25 (1.65%) ProxySG
8 21 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.19%) Firmware
10 15 (0.99%) vSphere
11 11 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (0.73%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.53%) Docker
13 6 (0.40%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.26%) XenServer
15 3 (0.20%) Corosync
15 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.13%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 97 (6.40%) Stealthwatch
2 62 (4.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 53 (3.50%) FortiGate
4 48 (3.17%) Nessus
4 48 (3.17%) SCCM
5 45 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
6 37 (2.44%) Ansible
7 28 (1.85%) Nagios
8 24 (1.58%) Puppet
8 24 (1.58%) QRadar
8 24 (1.58%) RSA Security Analytics
9 20 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (1.25%) ArcSight ESM
10 19 (1.25%) Kubernetes
10 19 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (1.12%) Terraform
12 14 (0.92%) SCVMM
13 13 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.79%) Nexpose
15 11 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,324 (87.39%) Cisco
2 489 (32.28%) Palo Alto
3 477 (31.49%) F5
4 457 (30.17%) Juniper
5 262 (17.29%) Fortinet
6 236 (15.58%) VMware
7 230 (15.18%) Microsoft
8 193 (12.74%) SolarWinds
9 161 (10.63%) HP
10 151 (9.97%) Symantec
11 143 (9.44%) Blue Coat
12 129 (8.51%) Meraki
13 114 (7.52%) Citrix
14 101 (6.67%) Riverbed
15 96 (6.34%) McAfee
16 78 (5.15%) Splunk
17 69 (4.55%) NetApp
18 64 (4.22%) LogRhythm
19 61 (4.03%) IronPort
20 59 (3.89%) FireEye