Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 293 274
Rank change year-on-year -82 -19 -31
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 1,428 1,881 2,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.11% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.87% 2.52% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,043 1,438 2,181
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,350 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -2.17% -3.16%

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 76,450 74,718 91,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.52% 44.22% 45.50%
Number of salaries quoted 59,959 60,027 74,658
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -92 1,323 £57,500 +15.00% 137
UK excluding London -42 916 £55,000 +22.22% 99
London -134 466 £57,500 +4.55% 48
South East -68 329 £57,500 +9.52% 28
Midlands +51 245 £57,500 +43.75% 26
West Midlands +72 219 £57,500 +43.75% 18
East of England -23 158 £60,000 +33.33% 5
North of England -63 112 £45,000 - 21
Yorkshire +16 64 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Scotland -7 54 £42,500 +1.19% 7
South West -30 48 £53,750 +26.47% 9
North West -46 35 £47,500 +11.76% 9
East Midlands -6 25 £42,500 -15.00% 8
North East -6 13 £55,000 +83.33% 2
Wales -4 11 £40,210 -5.39% 3

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1,225 (85.78%) Cisco
2 1,014 (71.01%) Firewall
3 623 (43.63%) Cisco Certification
4 579 (40.55%) WAN
5 535 (37.46%) F5
6 511 (35.78%) Juniper
7 504 (35.29%) CCNP
8 498 (34.87%) Data Centre
9 463 (32.42%) Cisco ASA
10 456 (31.93%) Network Security
11 450 (31.51%) LAN
12 436 (30.53%) VPN
13 396 (27.73%) Palo Alto
14 361 (25.28%) VMware
15 360 (25.21%) ITIL
16 315 (22.06%) Fortinet
17 304 (21.29%) OSPF
18 283 (19.82%) Cisco Nexus
19 277 (19.40%) DNS
20 270 (18.91%) Windows
20 270 (18.91%) MPLS
21 256 (17.93%) HP
22 251 (17.58%) BGP
23 249 (17.44%) Finance
24 246 (17.23%) CCNA
25 241 (16.88%) Microsoft
26 213 (14.92%) Citrix
27 206 (14.43%) TCP/IP
27 206 (14.43%) Blue Coat
28 204 (14.29%) Wireless

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 49 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 44 (3.08%) IIS
3 41 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (1.82%) Skype for Business
5 16 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (0.70%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (0.56%) Apache
8 8 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.42%) JBoss
10 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.070%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
13 1 (0.070%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (2.24%) MS Visio
2 27 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.35%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.070%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 197 (13.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (5.11%) Office 365
4 68 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
5 62 (4.34%) IaaS
6 58 (4.06%) PaaS
7 38 (2.66%) SaaS
8 30 (2.10%) Akamai
9 23 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (1.33%) Mimecast
11 17 (1.19%) Serverless
12 16 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.56%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.49%) Amazon Glacier
14 7 (0.49%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
14 7 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,014 (71.01%) Firewall
2 579 (40.55%) WAN
3 463 (32.42%) Cisco ASA
4 456 (31.93%) Network Security
5 450 (31.51%) LAN
6 436 (30.53%) VPN
7 304 (21.29%) OSPF
8 283 (19.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 277 (19.40%) DNS
10 270 (18.91%) MPLS
11 251 (17.58%) BGP
12 206 (14.43%) TCP/IP
13 204 (14.29%) Wireless
14 197 (13.80%) DHCP
15 165 (11.55%) WLAN
16 164 (11.48%) Cisco IOS
17 152 (10.64%) IPsec
18 140 (9.80%) NetScaler
19 122 (8.54%) VLAN
20 113 (7.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.68%) Big Data
4 20 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.56%) MySQL
7 7 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.35%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.35%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.21%) DB2
11 2 (0.14%) OLTP
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.070%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.070%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 29 (2.03%) Sonatype Nexus
3 27 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.28%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.28%) Selenium
4 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.21%) Toad
6 1 (0.070%) Metasploit
General
1 249 (17.44%) Finance
2 84 (5.88%) Retail
3 67 (4.69%) Banking
4 57 (3.99%) Advertising
5 30 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.33%) Legal
7 18 (1.26%) Games
8 17 (1.19%) Law
9 12 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.84%) Publishing
10 11 (0.77%) French Language
10 11 (0.77%) German Language
10 11 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.77%) Local Government
11 9 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.56%) Marketing
12 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.49%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.42%) Billing
15 4 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 547 (38.31%) Network Engineer
2 172 (12.04%) Security Engineer
3 168 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 155 (10.85%) Architect
5 146 (10.22%) Analyst
6 118 (8.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 107 (7.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 97 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 97 (6.79%) Network Specialist
9 95 (6.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 94 (6.58%) Consultant
11 93 (6.51%) Security Analyst
12 88 (6.16%) Security Architect
12 88 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
13 79 (5.53%) Security Specialist
14 72 (5.04%) Security Solutions Architect
15 71 (4.97%) Security Consultant
16 68 (4.76%) Network Security Specialist
17 63 (4.41%) Network Architect
17 63 (4.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 50 (3.50%) HTML
3 40 (2.80%) XML
4 25 (1.75%) LDAP
5 15 (1.05%) CSS
6 12 (0.84%) Middleware
6 12 (0.84%) Web Services
7 6 (0.42%) .NET
8 4 (0.28%) JSON
8 4 (0.28%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.28%) SAP CAF
9 3 (0.21%) XSL
10 2 (0.14%) VXML
11 1 (0.070%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.070%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 498 (34.87%) Data Centre
2 142 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (9.03%) Self-Motivation
4 77 (5.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 67 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 67 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 51 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
7 45 (3.15%) PKI
8 30 (2.10%) NHS
9 18 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
10 16 (1.12%) FlexPod
11 15 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 12 (0.84%) CMDB
12 12 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (0.84%) Public Cloud
13 11 (0.77%) Replication
14 10 (0.70%) Clustering
14 10 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
15 9 (0.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 270 (18.91%) Windows
2 170 (11.90%) Linux
3 128 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 90 (6.30%) Unix
5 77 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (2.17%) Solaris
9 20 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.98%) CentOS
11 12 (0.84%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.77%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (0.70%) Windows 2000
14 9 (0.63%) Debian
15 8 (0.56%) FreeBSD
15 8 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.49%) Kali Linux
17 5 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (25.21%) ITIL
2 195 (13.66%) Load Balancing
3 181 (12.68%) SIEM
4 167 (11.69%) Presales
5 134 (9.38%) Project Management
6 132 (9.24%) Service Delivery
7 130 (9.10%) Network Monitoring
8 129 (9.03%) Network Management
8 129 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
9 124 (8.68%) Information Security
10 118 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 101 (7.07%) Vulnerability Management
12 99 (6.93%) ITIL V3
13 92 (6.44%) Network Design
14 85 (5.95%) PRINCE2
15 83 (5.81%) E-Commerce
16 80 (5.60%) Change Management
17 76 (5.32%) Mentoring
18 74 (5.18%) Root Cause Analysis
19 70 (4.90%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (7.07%) PowerShell
2 89 (6.23%) Python
3 69 (4.83%) SQL
4 18 (1.26%) Bash Shell
5 11 (0.77%) C
5 11 (0.77%) Java
5 11 (0.77%) Perl
6 9 (0.63%) Ruby
7 6 (0.42%) Groovy
7 6 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.28%) C#
8 4 (0.28%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.21%) VBScript
10 2 (0.14%) AWK
10 2 (0.14%) C++
10 2 (0.14%) PHP
10 2 (0.14%) sed
11 1 (0.070%) Go
11 1 (0.070%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.070%) VB
Qualifications
1 623 (43.63%) Cisco Certification
2 504 (35.29%) CCNP
3 246 (17.23%) CCNA
4 197 (13.80%) CCIE
5 160 (11.20%) Degree
6 127 (8.89%) CISSP
7 111 (7.77%) CCSE
8 92 (6.44%) Security Cleared
9 91 (6.37%) CCDP
9 91 (6.37%) ITIL Certification
10 80 (5.60%) CCSA
11 77 (5.39%) SC Cleared
12 55 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
13 42 (2.94%) CISM
13 42 (2.94%) JNCIP
14 41 (2.87%) PMI Certification
15 35 (2.45%) CEH
16 34 (2.38%) CISA
16 34 (2.38%) PMP
17 28 (1.96%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (5.39%) PCI DSS
3 53 (3.71%) SLA
4 26 (1.82%) PMO
5 24 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (1.54%) GDPR
7 21 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 17 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 14 (0.98%) GPG13
11 9 (0.63%) QA
12 8 (0.56%) COBIT
13 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.28%) FIPS 140-2
14 4 (0.28%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 2 (0.14%) ISO 31000
16 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
17 1 (0.070%) GCP
17 1 (0.070%) NIST 800
System Software
1 192 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (11.20%) Active Directory
3 50 (3.50%) vSphere
4 48 (3.36%) VMware NSX
5 46 (3.22%) XenApp
6 41 (2.87%) XenDesktop
7 34 (2.38%) Hyper-V
8 31 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (2.10%) Firmware
10 24 (1.68%) Snort
11 21 (1.47%) XenServer
12 18 (1.26%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.63%) Docker
14 7 (0.49%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.49%) pfSense
14 7 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.070%) Corosync
17 1 (0.070%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 64 (4.48%) Cisco Prime
2 54 (3.78%) Puppet
3 48 (3.36%) FortiGate
4 40 (2.80%) QRadar
5 34 (2.38%) Nessus
6 29 (2.03%) Ansible
7 28 (1.96%) CASB
8 25 (1.75%) Terraform
9 22 (1.54%) vCenter Server
10 21 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (1.47%) SCCM
11 15 (1.05%) vRealize
12 12 (0.84%) Nagios
12 12 (0.84%) OSSEC
12 12 (0.84%) SCOM
13 11 (0.77%) Cisco CME
13 11 (0.77%) OpenVAS
13 11 (0.77%) RSA Security Analytics
14 10 (0.70%) SCVMM
15 8 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,225 (85.78%) Cisco
2 535 (37.46%) F5
3 511 (35.78%) Juniper
4 396 (27.73%) Palo Alto
5 361 (25.28%) VMware
6 315 (22.06%) Fortinet
7 256 (17.93%) HP
8 241 (16.88%) Microsoft
9 213 (14.92%) Citrix
10 206 (14.43%) Blue Coat
11 147 (10.29%) SolarWinds
12 91 (6.37%) Aruba
13 76 (5.32%) McAfee
14 73 (5.11%) Riverbed
15 68 (4.76%) Infoblox
15 68 (4.76%) Zscaler
16 67 (4.69%) LogRhythm
17 64 (4.48%) Meraki
18 59 (4.13%) Tufin
19 54 (3.78%) Forcepoint