Period
to 19 September 2021

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 19 September 2021 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
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 567 343 383
Rank change year-on-year -224 +40 +16
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 510 427 1,149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.86% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 2.16% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 384 357 940
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £35,725
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £66,250 £73,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £76,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -4.55%

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 47,036 19,811 59,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.08% 39.74% 42.15%
Number of salaries quoted 31,135 15,663 45,730
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

CheckPoint
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CheckPoint.

Salary trend for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CheckPoint over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

Salary histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 17 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 19 September 2021. 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 -257 402 £55,000 -8.33% 81
UK excluding London -127 352 £52,500 -4.55% 60
Work from Home -211 134 £57,250 +14.50% 15
London -307 121 £65,000 -10.34% 24
South East -136 101 £52,500 -12.50% 13
North of England -98 69 £55,000 -8.33% 10
Midlands -123 54 £50,000 - 16
Yorkshire -62 52 £55,000 +7.84% 4
Scotland -56 43 £51,000 +10.27%
East of England -71 33 £58,750 +17.50% 9
Wales -15 32 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East Midlands -61 28 £45,500 -9.00% 3
West Midlands -107 26 £55,000 +18.28% 13
South West -92 20 £50,000 - 9
North West -91 15 £42,500 -29.17% 6
North East -37 2 £26,250 -52.27%
Northern Ireland -46 1 £37,500 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, 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.

1 425 (83.33%) Cisco
2 373 (73.14%) Firewall
3 197 (38.63%) Palo Alto
4 190 (37.25%) F5
5 170 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 164 (32.16%) LAN
7 161 (31.57%) WAN
8 149 (29.22%) Network Security
9 131 (25.69%) Azure
10 127 (24.90%) Microsoft
11 116 (22.75%) CCNP
12 115 (22.55%) VPN
13 101 (19.80%) CCNA
14 93 (18.24%) Cisco ASA
15 89 (17.45%) Fortinet
16 88 (17.25%) BGP
17 84 (16.47%) Security Cleared
17 84 (16.47%) AWS
18 81 (15.88%) Finance
19 79 (15.49%) OSPF
19 79 (15.49%) ITIL
20 76 (14.90%) McAfee
20 76 (14.90%) VMware
21 73 (14.31%) Juniper
22 72 (14.12%) Social Skills
23 70 (13.73%) SC Cleared
24 69 (13.53%) Data Centre
25 68 (13.33%) Windows
26 65 (12.75%) MPLS
27 64 (12.55%) Linux

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 15 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.16%) Confluence
3 7 (1.37%) IIS
4 6 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.98%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (9.22%) MS Visio
2 22 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 131 (25.69%) Azure
2 84 (16.47%) AWS
3 38 (7.45%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (2.35%) SaaS
5 11 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.16%) GCP
6 10 (1.96%) IaaS
7 9 (1.76%) Azure Sentinel
8 7 (1.37%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.18%) PaaS
9 6 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.98%) Cloudflare
10 5 (0.98%) OpenDNS
11 3 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.39%) AWS CodePipeline
12 2 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 373 (73.14%) Firewall
2 164 (32.16%) LAN
3 161 (31.57%) WAN
4 149 (29.22%) Network Security
5 115 (22.55%) VPN
6 93 (18.24%) Cisco ASA
7 88 (17.25%) BGP
8 79 (15.49%) OSPF
9 65 (12.75%) MPLS
10 60 (11.76%) Wireless
11 56 (10.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 52 (10.20%) TCP/IP
13 47 (9.22%) SD-WAN
14 40 (7.84%) DNS
15 38 (7.45%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (6.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 30 (5.88%) VoIP
18 29 (5.69%) Internet
19 28 (5.49%) SAN
19 28 (5.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.18%) GIS
2 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.98%) Data Lake
3 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.59%) Big Data
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (2.94%) Selenium
2 14 (2.75%) Metasploit
3 11 (2.16%) JIRA
4 8 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.39%) kappa
7 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.20%) Ant
8 1 (0.20%) GoCD
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 81 (15.88%) Finance
2 72 (14.12%) Social Skills
3 37 (7.25%) Public Sector
4 29 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (5.29%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.92%) Documentation Skills
7 19 (3.73%) Banking
8 17 (3.33%) Local Government
9 14 (2.75%) Advertising
9 14 (2.75%) Law
10 10 (1.96%) Legal
11 8 (1.57%) Games
12 7 (1.37%) Marketing
12 7 (1.37%) Presentation Skills
13 6 (1.18%) Electronics
13 6 (1.18%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.98%) French Language
14 5 (0.98%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 153 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 66 (12.94%) Security Engineer
3 50 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
4 45 (8.82%) Architect
4 45 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 43 (8.43%) Analyst
6 36 (7.06%) Firewall Engineer
7 33 (6.47%) Consultant
8 28 (5.49%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 28 (5.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 27 (5.29%) Technical Architect
10 21 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (4.12%) Security Specialist
11 17 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 17 (3.33%) Information Security Specialist
11 17 (3.33%) Information Specialist
11 17 (3.33%) Security Operations Specialist
11 17 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (3.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 16 (3.14%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.51%) Middleware
2 9 (1.76%) JSON
2 9 (1.76%) Regular Expression
2 9 (1.76%) Spring
2 9 (1.76%) Spring Boot
3 7 (1.37%) LDAP
4 5 (0.98%) 802.1X
4 5 (0.98%) Kafka
4 5 (0.98%) Spark Streaming
4 5 (0.98%) Web Services
5 4 (0.78%) ARM Templates
5 4 (0.78%) ISPF
5 4 (0.78%) SAML
5 4 (0.78%) YAML
6 2 (0.39%) XMPP
7 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.20%) React
7 1 (0.20%) REST
7 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.53%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.27%) Private Cloud
3 31 (6.08%) Cyberthreat
3 31 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (3.33%) PKI
6 16 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.76%) Clustering
9 7 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.18%) Digital Signage
10 6 (1.18%) IVR
10 6 (1.18%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.98%) Replication
12 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.59%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.39%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 68 (13.33%) Windows
2 64 (12.55%) Linux
3 33 (6.47%) Unix
4 30 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 22 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.73%) Windows Server 2019
7 16 (3.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (2.94%) VyOS
8 15 (2.94%) Windows 10
9 12 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.37%) Check Point GAiA
11 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.98%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.39%) CentOS
13 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.20%) Solaris
14 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.49%) ITIL
2 59 (11.57%) Network Design
3 57 (11.18%) Load Balancing
4 53 (10.39%) Service Delivery
5 52 (10.20%) Presales
6 50 (9.80%) Cybersecurity
7 49 (9.61%) Information Security
8 47 (9.22%) Project Delivery
9 46 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (8.43%) Service Management
11 42 (8.24%) Security Operations
12 40 (7.84%) Change Control
12 40 (7.84%) Change Management
12 40 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
13 35 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (6.86%) Patch Management
14 31 (6.08%) Technical Leadership
15 30 (5.88%) SIEM
16 29 (5.69%) DevOps
16 29 (5.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.84%) PowerShell
2 34 (6.67%) SQL
3 30 (5.88%) Python
4 12 (2.35%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.96%) Java
6 9 (1.76%) C
7 7 (1.37%) Perl
8 5 (0.98%) C#
8 5 (0.98%) C++
8 5 (0.98%) VB
9 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.20%) Korn
10 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 170 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (22.75%) CCNP
3 101 (19.80%) CCNA
4 84 (16.47%) Security Cleared
5 70 (13.73%) SC Cleared
6 26 (5.10%) CCIE
7 21 (4.12%) Degree
8 19 (3.73%) CCSA
9 17 (3.33%) CISSP
10 16 (3.14%) CCSE
10 16 (3.14%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (1.96%) MCSE
13 8 (1.57%) SAFe Agilist
14 7 (1.37%) CISM
14 7 (1.37%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.18%) CCENT
16 5 (0.98%) CISA
16 5 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (4.90%) PCI DSS
3 19 (3.73%) COBIT
3 19 (3.73%) SLA
4 11 (2.16%) NIST
5 8 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.78%) PMO
6 4 (0.78%) SOC 2
7 2 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.39%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.39%) NCSC
7 2 (0.39%) QA
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 59 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 46 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.31%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.35%) VMware NSX
5 10 (1.96%) XenApp
6 8 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.37%) Snort
7 7 (1.37%) Squid
8 6 (1.18%) NFS
8 6 (1.18%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.18%) vSphere
9 5 (0.98%) Firmware
10 3 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.20%) Docker
11 1 (0.20%) pfSense
11 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 17 (3.33%) Terraform
3 16 (3.14%) SCCM
4 14 (2.75%) Nessus
5 12 (2.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 11 (2.16%) Ansible
6 11 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (2.16%) QRadar
7 8 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.18%) Puppet
9 6 (1.18%) SCOM
9 6 (1.18%) WSUS
10 5 (0.98%) Cisco CME
10 5 (0.98%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.98%) Nexpose
10 5 (0.98%) Suricata
11 4 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 425 (83.33%) Cisco
2 197 (38.63%) Palo Alto
3 190 (37.25%) F5
4 127 (24.90%) Microsoft
5 89 (17.45%) Fortinet
6 76 (14.90%) McAfee
6 76 (14.90%) VMware
7 73 (14.31%) Juniper
8 58 (11.37%) Meraki
9 45 (8.82%) SolarWinds
10 43 (8.43%) Zscaler
11 39 (7.65%) Citrix
12 35 (6.86%) Symantec
13 31 (6.08%) Extreme Networks
14 27 (5.29%) Brocade
15 26 (5.10%) ServiceNow
16 22 (4.31%) Apple
17 19 (3.73%) Avaya
17 19 (3.73%) Blue Coat
18 18 (3.53%) Splunk