Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 376 393 338
Rank change year-on-year +17 -55 -71
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 1,132 1,342 1,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.81% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.89% 1.88% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 922 1,055 1,397
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +6.48% +8.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +5.56%

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 60,008 71,323 78,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.86% 43.14% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 45,620 55,201 60,710
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 September 2019.

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 23 September 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 +9 1,064 £55,000 -4.35% 125
UK excluding London +6 756 £52,500 -4.55% 99
London +7 335 £60,000 - 36
South East +37 248 £57,250 -0.43% 33
Midlands -39 154 £52,500 -8.70% 15
North of England +39 150 £51,250 +2.50% 15
East of England +51 148 £37,500 -19.35% 14
West Midlands -31 141 £52,500 -8.70% 13
Yorkshire +30 91 £50,000 - 7
North West +18 55 £52,500 +2.44% 6
Wales +17 21 £47,500 +18.13% 5
South West -20 18 £47,500 -13.64% 12
Scotland +5 17 £62,500 +56.25% 5
East Midlands +5 13 £55,000 - 2
North East +18 4 £32,236 -41.39% 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 969 (85.60%) Cisco
2 826 (72.97%) Firewall
3 664 (58.66%) Cisco Certification
4 519 (45.85%) CCNP
5 499 (44.08%) WAN
6 495 (43.73%) Network Security
7 434 (38.34%) LAN
8 375 (33.13%) Palo Alto
9 352 (31.10%) CCNA
10 349 (30.83%) Cisco ASA
11 296 (26.15%) Juniper
12 289 (25.53%) F5
13 259 (22.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 257 (22.70%) VPN
15 252 (22.26%) OSPF
16 235 (20.76%) Fortinet
17 231 (20.41%) BGP
18 221 (19.52%) Azure
19 220 (19.43%) Data Centre
20 203 (17.93%) MPLS
21 196 (17.31%) Wireless
22 187 (16.52%) ITIL
23 182 (16.08%) Microsoft
24 179 (15.81%) Finance
25 176 (15.55%) VMware
26 162 (14.31%) DNS
27 161 (14.22%) CCSA
28 160 (14.13%) Windows
29 153 (13.52%) Network Design
30 149 (13.16%) 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 42 (3.71%) MS Exchange
2 39 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.74%) Skype for Business
4 19 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (1.24%) IIS
6 13 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.62%) Apache
8 7 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.35%) MediaWiki
10 2 (0.18%) JBoss
10 2 (0.18%) WildFly
11 1 (0.088%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.088%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.62%) Q-Pulse
3 7 (0.62%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 221 (19.52%) Azure
2 132 (11.66%) AWS
3 95 (8.39%) Office 365
4 19 (1.68%) PaaS
5 17 (1.50%) IaaS
6 16 (1.41%) SaaS
7 15 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.71%) GCP
10 7 (0.62%) Azure Functions
10 7 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (0.62%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.62%) Serverless
11 4 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.088%) Akamai
12 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 826 (72.97%) Firewall
2 499 (44.08%) WAN
3 495 (43.73%) Network Security
4 434 (38.34%) LAN
5 349 (30.83%) Cisco ASA
6 259 (22.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 257 (22.70%) VPN
8 252 (22.26%) OSPF
9 231 (20.41%) BGP
10 203 (17.93%) MPLS
11 196 (17.31%) Wireless
12 162 (14.31%) DNS
13 141 (12.46%) TCP/IP
14 97 (8.57%) IPsec
15 90 (7.95%) Cisco Firepower
16 89 (7.86%) DHCP
17 76 (6.71%) VoIP
18 71 (6.27%) SAN
19 69 (6.10%) Internet
20 68 (6.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (0.97%) MySQL
4 9 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2017
7 5 (0.44%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.088%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.088%) Big Data
9 1 (0.088%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.088%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.53%) JIRA
5 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.088%) Hudson
General
1 179 (15.81%) Finance
2 63 (5.57%) Public Sector
3 52 (4.59%) Banking
4 48 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.74%) Retail
6 17 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.50%) Law
6 17 (1.50%) Legal
7 15 (1.33%) Local Government
8 12 (1.06%) Back Office
8 12 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.71%) Marketing
10 7 (0.62%) Electronics
10 7 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.27%) Billing
13 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.088%) Advertising
14 1 (0.088%) International Banking
14 1 (0.088%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 575 (50.80%) Network Engineer
2 226 (19.96%) Security Engineer
3 191 (16.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 168 (14.84%) Cisco Engineer
5 159 (14.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 125 (11.04%) Consultant
7 113 (9.98%) Senior Network Engineer
8 89 (7.86%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 84 (7.42%) Network Consultant
10 80 (7.07%) Analyst
11 79 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
12 68 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 63 (5.57%) Architect
14 60 (5.30%) Security Consultant
15 49 (4.33%) Network Specialist
16 47 (4.15%) Network Security Consultant
17 38 (3.36%) Network Analyst
17 38 (3.36%) Security Analyst
18 36 (3.18%) Cisco Consultant
18 36 (3.18%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.59%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.50%) .NET
3 15 (1.33%) JSON
4 13 (1.15%) SAML
5 11 (0.97%) Web Services
6 8 (0.71%) Apache Camel
6 8 (0.71%) Hibernate
6 8 (0.71%) LDAP
6 8 (0.71%) Spring
7 5 (0.44%) XMPP
8 3 (0.27%) Node.js
8 3 (0.27%) WCF
9 2 (0.18%) COM
9 2 (0.18%) XML
10 1 (0.088%) HTML
10 1 (0.088%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (0.088%) Middleware
10 1 (0.088%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (0.088%) SOAP
10 1 (0.088%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 220 (19.43%) Data Centre
2 72 (6.36%) Management Information System
3 67 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (1.24%) Replication
6 12 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 11 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (0.88%) BBC
9 9 (0.80%) Driving Licence
9 9 (0.80%) User Experience
10 7 (0.62%) iPad
10 7 (0.62%) iPhone
10 7 (0.62%) LIMS
10 7 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.62%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.53%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 160 (14.13%) Windows
2 149 (13.16%) Linux
3 88 (7.77%) Windows Server
4 57 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (4.51%) Unix
6 34 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (2.47%) Windows 10
8 23 (2.03%) Windows 7
9 22 (1.94%) CentOS
10 20 (1.77%) Debian
11 18 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.06%) Android
13 4 (0.35%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.088%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.088%) VMS
15 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (16.52%) ITIL
2 153 (13.52%) Network Design
3 141 (12.46%) Network Management
4 134 (11.84%) Load Balancing
5 117 (10.34%) Presales
6 106 (9.36%) Project Delivery
7 91 (8.04%) Service Delivery
8 88 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 88 (7.77%) Mentoring
9 84 (7.42%) Change Management
10 83 (7.33%) Network Monitoring
11 77 (6.80%) Information Security
12 74 (6.54%) Change Control
13 67 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
15 59 (5.21%) Incident Management
16 57 (5.04%) SIEM
17 49 (4.33%) Project Management
18 45 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
19 44 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (5.48%) SQL
2 54 (4.77%) Python
3 50 (4.42%) Bash Shell
4 46 (4.06%) PowerShell
5 35 (3.09%) Perl
6 10 (0.88%) C
6 10 (0.88%) Java
7 9 (0.80%) C#
8 1 (0.088%) PHP
8 1 (0.088%) RPG
8 1 (0.088%) Ruby
8 1 (0.088%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 664 (58.66%) Cisco Certification
2 519 (45.85%) CCNP
3 352 (31.10%) CCNA
4 161 (14.22%) CCSA
5 144 (12.72%) CCSE
6 129 (11.40%) CCIE
7 93 (8.22%) Security Cleared
8 88 (7.77%) CCDP
9 87 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 68 (6.01%) Check Point Certification
11 50 (4.42%) JNCIP
12 47 (4.15%) Degree
12 47 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 44 (3.89%) JNCIS
14 38 (3.36%) CISSP
15 37 (3.27%) CCDA
16 24 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (2.03%) MCSE
18 22 (1.94%) JNCIE
19 14 (1.24%) CCMSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (8.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 94 (8.30%) SLA
2 38 (3.36%) PCI DSS
3 34 (3.00%) ISO 9001
4 18 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 17 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (1.33%) QA
7 12 (1.06%) COBIT
8 11 (0.97%) NIST
9 9 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.44%) GDPR
11 3 (0.27%) RMADS
12 2 (0.18%) SEPA
13 1 (0.088%) NCSC
13 1 (0.088%) PMO
System Software
1 134 (11.84%) Active Directory
2 85 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (4.86%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.65%) XenApp
5 21 (1.86%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.15%) vSphere
7 12 (1.06%) Firmware
8 11 (0.97%) Docker
9 9 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.71%) ProxySG
10 8 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.71%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.62%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.18%) NLBS
13 2 (0.18%) Xen
14 1 (0.088%) iptables
14 1 (0.088%) Squid
Systems Management
1 110 (9.72%) FortiGate
2 60 (5.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 59 (5.21%) Nagios
4 56 (4.95%) Cisco Prime
5 36 (3.18%) Cisco UCCX
6 26 (2.30%) Stealthwatch
7 23 (2.03%) Nessus
8 19 (1.68%) Puppet
8 19 (1.68%) SCCM
9 17 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.50%) WSUS
10 16 (1.41%) Terraform
11 14 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (1.15%) Kubernetes
13 11 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (0.88%) Ansible
14 10 (0.88%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
15 8 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
16 7 (0.62%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 969 (85.60%) Cisco
2 375 (33.13%) Palo Alto
3 296 (26.15%) Juniper
4 289 (25.53%) F5
5 235 (20.76%) Fortinet
6 182 (16.08%) Microsoft
7 176 (15.55%) VMware
8 119 (10.51%) HP
9 111 (9.81%) SolarWinds
10 93 (8.22%) Citrix
11 86 (7.60%) Blue Coat
11 86 (7.60%) Meraki
12 61 (5.39%) Aruba
13 42 (3.71%) Avaya
14 35 (3.09%) Symantec
15 34 (3.00%) Riverbed
16 33 (2.92%) McAfee
17 32 (2.83%) Brocade
17 32 (2.83%) Zscaler
18 31 (2.74%) Forcepoint