Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 392 371 386
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15 -77
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 571 1,249 1,472
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.85% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 2.01% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 529 1,131 1,142
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.88% -0.87% +13.86%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% -4.55% +22.22%

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 32,454 62,237 77,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.99% 42.46% 43.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24,867 47,805 60,238
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 -14 532 £60,000 +7.14% 40
UK excluding London -11 333 £53,000 +0.95% 32
London +38 219 £65,000 +4.00% 11
South East +20 118 £60,000 +4.35% 9
North of England +24 80 £51,000 +2.00% 8
Work from Home +12 65 £57,500 -4.17% 4
Midlands +22 56 £52,500 - 8
North West +115 43 £60,000 +14.29% 5
West Midlands -14 39 £52,500 - 7
East of England +14 29 £50,000 +25.00% 1
South West +63 28 £60,000 +16.50% 3
Yorkshire +10 28 £47,000 -6.00% 2
East Midlands +73 17 £57,500 +6.48% 1
Wales +17 15 £42,500 -15.00% 1
North East +21 9 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Scotland +70 7 £70,000 +19.66% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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.

1 469 (82.14%) Cisco
2 395 (69.18%) Firewall
3 279 (48.86%) WAN
4 219 (38.35%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (35.38%) LAN
6 183 (32.05%) Network Security
7 179 (31.35%) VPN
7 179 (31.35%) Palo Alto
8 169 (29.60%) CCNP
9 163 (28.55%) Data Centre
10 155 (27.15%) Finance
11 153 (26.80%) BGP
12 152 (26.62%) Azure
13 149 (26.09%) OSPF
14 138 (24.17%) Microsoft
15 137 (23.99%) Juniper
16 134 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
17 130 (22.77%) F5
18 120 (21.02%) Wireless
19 110 (19.26%) DNS
20 103 (18.04%) VMware
21 102 (17.86%) DHCP
21 102 (17.86%) CCNA
22 101 (17.69%) Fortinet
23 99 (17.34%) Windows
24 96 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
25 94 (16.46%) MPLS
26 90 (15.76%) TCP/IP
27 87 (15.24%) ITIL
28 80 (14.01%) Active Directory

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 12 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.40%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.05%) IIS
5 5 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 39 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (4.73%) MS Visio
3 20 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 152 (26.62%) Azure
2 64 (11.21%) Office 365
3 62 (10.86%) AWS
4 17 (2.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 15 (2.63%) IaaS
6 14 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (2.45%) SaaS
7 5 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.70%) PaaS
9 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.35%) GCP
9 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) Akamai
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.18%) GitHub
10 1 (0.18%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.18%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 395 (69.18%) Firewall
2 279 (48.86%) WAN
3 202 (35.38%) LAN
4 183 (32.05%) Network Security
5 179 (31.35%) VPN
6 153 (26.80%) BGP
7 149 (26.09%) OSPF
8 134 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
9 120 (21.02%) Wireless
10 110 (19.26%) DNS
11 102 (17.86%) DHCP
12 96 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 94 (16.46%) MPLS
14 90 (15.76%) TCP/IP
15 60 (10.51%) VoIP
16 58 (10.16%) Wi-Fi
17 54 (9.46%) Cisco IOS
18 52 (9.11%) EIGRP
18 52 (9.11%) Wireshark
19 49 (8.58%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.18%) DB2
4 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (2.80%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.75%) Selenium
4 6 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.88%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.70%) JIRA
7 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
General
1 155 (27.15%) Finance
2 53 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 49 (8.58%) Banking
4 22 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 19 (3.33%) Marketing
5 19 (3.33%) Public Sector
6 15 (2.63%) Electronics
6 15 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.75%) Advertising
7 10 (1.75%) Retail
8 9 (1.58%) Billing
8 9 (1.58%) Japanese Language
8 9 (1.58%) Law
9 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.70%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.53%) Legal
11 3 (0.53%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 267 (46.76%) Network Engineer
2 108 (18.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 86 (15.06%) Security Engineer
4 60 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 58 (10.16%) Network Security Engineer
6 53 (9.28%) Consultant
7 45 (7.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 43 (7.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 37 (6.48%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (5.78%) Network Consultant
11 29 (5.08%) Analyst
12 23 (4.03%) IT Engineer
13 21 (3.68%) Network Specialist
13 21 (3.68%) Senior Security Engineer
14 20 (3.50%) Operations Engineer
14 20 (3.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 20 (3.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
14 20 (3.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 18 (3.15%) Network Analyst
15 18 (3.15%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.38%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.80%) Web Services
3 13 (2.28%) .NET
3 13 (2.28%) WCF
3 13 (2.28%) XML
4 12 (2.10%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 12 (2.10%) Reactive Extensions
4 12 (2.10%) SOAP
5 11 (1.93%) AngularJS
6 5 (0.88%) CSS
6 5 (0.88%) JSON
7 4 (0.70%) XMPP
7 4 (0.70%) YAML
8 3 (0.53%) SAML
9 2 (0.35%) HTML
9 2 (0.35%) LDAP
9 2 (0.35%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.18%) jQuery
10 1 (0.18%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 163 (28.55%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (1.23%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 5 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (0.70%) Blog
7 4 (0.70%) BYOD
7 4 (0.70%) e-Learning
7 4 (0.70%) PKI
7 4 (0.70%) PMI
7 4 (0.70%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.70%) Replication
7 4 (0.70%) Wiki
8 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.53%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 99 (17.34%) Windows
2 53 (9.28%) Windows Server
3 51 (8.93%) Linux
4 21 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (2.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (1.40%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.05%) Unix
9 6 (1.05%) VyOS
10 5 (0.88%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (15.24%) ITIL
2 76 (13.31%) Change Management
3 67 (11.73%) Load Balancing
4 63 (11.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 59 (10.33%) SIEM
6 57 (9.98%) Project Delivery
7 53 (9.28%) Information Security
8 51 (8.93%) Network Design
8 51 (8.93%) Network Monitoring
9 44 (7.71%) Cybersecurity
9 44 (7.71%) DevOps
10 43 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (6.83%) Presales
12 38 (6.65%) Migration
13 36 (6.30%) Problem Management
14 35 (6.13%) Project Management
15 34 (5.95%) Network Management
16 32 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (5.25%) Security Operations
17 30 (5.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.53%) PowerShell
2 37 (6.48%) Python
3 15 (2.63%) SQL
4 14 (2.45%) VBScript
5 13 (2.28%) C#
6 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.53%) C
8 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.18%) Perl
9 1 (0.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 219 (38.35%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (29.60%) CCNP
3 102 (17.86%) CCNA
4 37 (6.48%) Degree
5 35 (6.13%) CCSA
6 34 (5.95%) CCIE
7 29 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (4.90%) Security Cleared
9 23 (4.03%) CCSE
10 21 (3.68%) CCDP
11 18 (3.15%) SC Cleared
12 16 (2.80%) JNCIS
12 16 (2.80%) MCITP
13 15 (2.63%) CISSP
13 15 (2.63%) SANS
14 13 (2.28%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (1.93%) CCDA
16 10 (1.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 10 (1.75%) CISA
16 10 (1.75%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.90%) SLA
2 22 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.70%) GDPR
6 3 (0.53%) PMO
7 2 (0.35%) COBIT
7 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.35%) NIST
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 80 (14.01%) Active Directory
2 67 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.98%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.63%) XenApp
4 15 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.93%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.58%) vSphere
7 8 (1.40%) Docker
7 8 (1.40%) Firmware
7 8 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.18%) Snort
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 64 (11.21%) FortiGate
2 28 (4.90%) Ansible
3 22 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (3.85%) Puppet
4 19 (3.33%) Terraform
5 15 (2.63%) QRadar
5 15 (2.63%) SCCM
6 11 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.75%) Stealthwatch
8 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.23%) Nessus
9 6 (1.05%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.70%) Nagios
10 4 (0.70%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco CME
11 3 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 469 (82.14%) Cisco
2 179 (31.35%) Palo Alto
3 138 (24.17%) Microsoft
4 137 (23.99%) Juniper
5 130 (22.77%) F5
6 103 (18.04%) VMware
7 101 (17.69%) Fortinet
8 72 (12.61%) Meraki
9 66 (11.56%) HP
10 62 (10.86%) SolarWinds
11 54 (9.46%) Aruba
12 44 (7.71%) Citrix
13 37 (6.48%) Infoblox
13 37 (6.48%) Riverbed
14 35 (6.13%) Blue Coat
15 29 (5.08%) Extreme Networks
16 25 (4.38%) Splunk
17 23 (4.03%) McAfee
18 21 (3.68%) IronPort
19 19 (3.33%) CyberArk