Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 358 264
Rank change year-on-year -2 -94 +23
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 1,410 1,625 2,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.90% 1.32%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% 2.02% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,108 1,297 1,975
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £34,246 £33,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -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 69,471 80,420 82,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.59% 44.41% 43.92%
Number of salaries quoted 53,768 62,189 67,035
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +7 1,348 £55,000 - 210
UK excluding London +1 889 £50,000 +2.04% 150
London -19 486 £62,500 +4.17% 66
South East -38 231 £57,000 +14.00% 41
Midlands +71 210 £55,000 +22.22% 34
East of England +21 199 £35,000 -33.33% 27
West Midlands +87 192 £55,000 +22.22% 27
North of England +19 163 £50,000 +5.26% 31
North West +6 85 £52,000 +9.47% 20
Yorkshire +33 76 £50,000 +17.65% 10
South West +18 60 £50,000 +25.00% 10
Scotland -25 28 £41,500 -30.83% 5
East Midlands -19 18 £55,000 +29.41% 7
Wales -18 5 £45,000 +14.65% 2
North East 0 2 £47,500 +21.79% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1,227 (87.02%) Cisco
2 1,049 (74.40%) Firewall
3 745 (52.84%) Cisco Certification
4 617 (43.76%) WAN
5 592 (41.99%) CCNP
6 511 (36.24%) LAN
7 475 (33.69%) Network Security
8 465 (32.98%) F5
9 439 (31.13%) Juniper
10 414 (29.36%) Palo Alto
11 395 (28.01%) Cisco ASA
12 391 (27.73%) Data Centre
13 372 (26.38%) OSPF
14 339 (24.04%) CCNA
15 319 (22.62%) BGP
16 306 (21.70%) VPN
17 292 (20.71%) Cisco Nexus
18 283 (20.07%) Finance
19 281 (19.93%) Wireless
20 260 (18.44%) Fortinet
21 249 (17.66%) Windows
22 237 (16.81%) ITIL
23 235 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
24 233 (16.52%) MPLS
25 231 (16.38%) Microsoft
26 230 (16.31%) CCIE
27 229 (16.24%) VMware
28 201 (14.26%) Wi-Fi
28 201 (14.26%) TCP/IP
29 190 (13.48%) 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 30 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 27 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 26 (1.84%) IIS
4 24 (1.70%) Apache
5 17 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (0.92%) nginx
6 13 (0.92%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 10 (0.71%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.43%) CMS
13 5 (0.35%) JBoss
14 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
15 1 (0.071%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 20 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.28%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.21%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.071%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.071%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 133 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.40%) Office 365
4 42 (2.98%) IaaS
5 37 (2.62%) PaaS
6 16 (1.13%) Mimecast
7 12 (0.85%) SaaS
8 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.35%) Akamai
10 5 (0.35%) Serverless
11 4 (0.28%) G Suite
11 4 (0.28%) OpenDNS
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.14%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.071%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,049 (74.40%) Firewall
2 617 (43.76%) WAN
3 511 (36.24%) LAN
4 475 (33.69%) Network Security
5 395 (28.01%) Cisco ASA
6 372 (26.38%) OSPF
7 319 (22.62%) BGP
8 306 (21.70%) VPN
9 292 (20.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 281 (19.93%) Wireless
11 233 (16.52%) MPLS
12 201 (14.26%) TCP/IP
12 201 (14.26%) Wi-Fi
13 150 (10.64%) VoIP
14 136 (9.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 125 (8.87%) Ethernet
16 122 (8.65%) DNS
16 122 (8.65%) Wireshark
17 121 (8.58%) WLAN
18 118 (8.37%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.06%) MySQL
3 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.78%) Big Data
5 7 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.21%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.071%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.071%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.071%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (0.78%) Metasploit
5 8 (0.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.28%) Hudson
7 1 (0.071%) Ant
7 1 (0.071%) JIRA
7 1 (0.071%) Toad
General
1 283 (20.07%) Finance
2 156 (11.06%) Retail
3 91 (6.45%) Banking
4 81 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.05%) Law
6 37 (2.62%) Legal
7 36 (2.55%) Marketing
8 31 (2.20%) Advertising
9 17 (1.21%) Publishing
10 15 (1.06%) Front Office
11 12 (0.85%) Back Office
11 12 (0.85%) Electronics
11 12 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.78%) Billing
13 9 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.35%) Local Government
16 3 (0.21%) Military
17 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
18 1 (0.071%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 600 (42.55%) Network Engineer
2 212 (15.04%) Analyst
3 190 (13.48%) Security Engineer
4 141 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 133 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 124 (8.79%) Cisco Engineer
7 121 (8.58%) Consultant
8 116 (8.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 114 (8.09%) Architect
10 94 (6.67%) Security Analyst
11 93 (6.60%) Network Analyst
12 86 (6.10%) Security Consultant
13 63 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 56 (3.97%) Support Engineer
15 54 (3.83%) Network Architect
16 50 (3.55%) Cisco Consultant
17 46 (3.26%) Network Consultant
17 46 (3.26%) Network Security Analyst
18 44 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
19 43 (3.05%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.97%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.77%) Web Services
3 18 (1.28%) XMPP
4 11 (0.78%) LAMP
4 11 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
5 9 (0.64%) JSON
6 6 (0.43%) Middleware
6 6 (0.43%) XML
7 4 (0.28%) CSS
7 4 (0.28%) HTML
8 3 (0.21%) CGI
8 3 (0.21%) LDAP
9 2 (0.14%) .NET
9 2 (0.14%) COM
9 2 (0.14%) REST
9 2 (0.14%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.14%) SAML
10 1 (0.071%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.071%) Series 60
10 1 (0.071%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 391 (27.73%) Data Centre
2 189 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (13.12%) Self-Motivation
4 108 (7.66%) Computer Science
5 55 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 51 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
7 44 (3.12%) Cyberthreat
7 44 (3.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 39 (2.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 35 (2.48%) Driving Licence
10 32 (2.27%) PKI
11 24 (1.70%) Cyber Defence
11 24 (1.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 22 (1.56%) Virtual Team
13 19 (1.35%) HP StoreVirtual
14 18 (1.28%) CMDB
15 17 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.85%) NHS
16 12 (0.85%) Private Cloud
17 11 (0.78%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 249 (17.66%) Windows
2 156 (11.06%) Linux
3 134 (9.50%) Windows Server
4 71 (5.04%) Unix
5 66 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 56 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (1.91%) CentOS
9 24 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.13%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.92%) Solaris
12 12 (0.85%) Android
13 11 (0.78%) Kali Linux
14 10 (0.71%) Debian
15 9 (0.64%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.50%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.071%) SUSE
18 1 (0.071%) VMS
18 1 (0.071%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (16.81%) ITIL
2 235 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 170 (12.06%) Load Balancing
3 170 (12.06%) Network Management
4 157 (11.13%) Information Security
5 129 (9.15%) SIEM
6 119 (8.44%) Presales
7 113 (8.01%) Service Delivery
8 111 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 109 (7.73%) Project Management
10 104 (7.38%) Network Design
11 103 (7.30%) Network Monitoring
12 96 (6.81%) Kalman Filter
13 91 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
14 90 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
15 85 (6.03%) Mentoring
16 84 (5.96%) Change Control
16 84 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 73 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
17 73 (5.18%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 104 (7.38%) Python
2 84 (5.96%) SQL
3 75 (5.32%) PowerShell
4 52 (3.69%) Bash Shell
5 48 (3.40%) Perl
6 23 (1.63%) Shell Script
7 22 (1.56%) VB
8 18 (1.28%) Ruby
9 14 (0.99%) Tcl
10 13 (0.92%) PHP
11 11 (0.78%) Bourne shell
11 11 (0.78%) C
11 11 (0.78%) C#
11 11 (0.78%) Korn
12 8 (0.57%) R
13 7 (0.50%) C++
14 4 (0.28%) VBA
15 3 (0.21%) Java
16 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.071%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 745 (52.84%) Cisco Certification
2 592 (41.99%) CCNP
3 339 (24.04%) CCNA
4 230 (16.31%) CCIE
5 155 (10.99%) Degree
6 107 (7.59%) CCSA
7 93 (6.60%) Security Cleared
8 86 (6.10%) SC Cleared
9 83 (5.89%) CCDP
10 79 (5.60%) CISSP
11 77 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
12 74 (5.25%) CEH
13 62 (4.40%) CCSE
14 54 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
15 52 (3.69%) GSEC
16 33 (2.34%) GIAC
16 33 (2.34%) PMI Certification
17 32 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (2.13%) MCSE
19 29 (2.06%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.95%) SLA
2 64 (4.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (3.69%) PCI DSS
4 37 (2.62%) GDPR
4 37 (2.62%) PMO
5 31 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (1.21%) GPG13
7 15 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.50%) FISMA
10 4 (0.28%) QA
11 3 (0.21%) BS7799
11 3 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.071%) COBIT
System Software
1 151 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 127 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.05%) VMware NSX
5 37 (2.62%) ProxySG
6 30 (2.13%) XenApp
7 28 (1.99%) Firmware
8 24 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.63%) Snort
10 17 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
11 16 (1.13%) Terminal Services
11 16 (1.13%) vSphere
12 9 (0.64%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.35%) NFS
14 5 (0.35%) pfSense
14 5 (0.35%) XenServer
15 4 (0.28%) Docker
15 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 83 (5.89%) Stealthwatch
2 59 (4.18%) FortiGate
3 47 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
4 44 (3.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 28 (1.99%) Ansible
6 27 (1.91%) Nagios
6 27 (1.91%) RSA Security Analytics
7 26 (1.84%) Nessus
7 26 (1.84%) Puppet
8 21 (1.49%) SCCM
8 21 (1.49%) Terraform
9 18 (1.28%) QRadar
10 17 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (1.06%) Kubernetes
12 14 (0.99%) ArcSight ESM
12 14 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
13 13 (0.92%) Cacti
14 11 (0.78%) Netcool
14 11 (0.78%) Nexpose
14 11 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,227 (87.02%) Cisco
2 465 (32.98%) F5
3 439 (31.13%) Juniper
4 414 (29.36%) Palo Alto
5 260 (18.44%) Fortinet
6 231 (16.38%) Microsoft
7 229 (16.24%) VMware
8 190 (13.48%) SolarWinds
9 189 (13.40%) HP
10 148 (10.50%) Blue Coat
11 113 (8.01%) Meraki
12 111 (7.87%) Riverbed
12 111 (7.87%) Symantec
13 107 (7.59%) Citrix
14 70 (4.96%) Avaya
15 65 (4.61%) McAfee
16 57 (4.04%) NetApp
17 55 (3.90%) Qualys
17 55 (3.90%) Splunk
18 52 (3.69%) Zscaler