Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 405 430 330
Rank change year-on-year +25 -100 +61
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 403 870 1,483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.69% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.70% 1.65% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 374 778 1,277
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,600 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,375 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% -

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 23,762 52,738 63,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.03% 41.72% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18,582 40,765 49,263
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for CheckPoint in the UK

CheckPoint
Top 16 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 15 January 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 +7 358 £57,500 +4.55% 54
UK excluding London +4 243 £48,750 -7.14% 39
London +50 139 £72,500 +20.83% 15
North of England +75 74 £47,500 -5.00% 12
South East +33 67 £57,500 - 8
North West +80 56 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Work from Home -58 52 £52,500 -16.00% 8
Midlands +8 36 £45,000 -14.29% 13
South West +90 24 £47,500 - 4
Scotland +47 21 £46,750 -1.79%
West Midlands +5 21 £52,500 - 8
East of England +54 18 £47,500 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +52 15 £40,000 -8.57% 5
Yorkshire +33 11 £55,000 +10.00% 3
North East +26 7 £55,000 +32.53%
Wales +41 3 £42,500 -3.95%

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 334 (82.88%) Cisco
2 304 (75.43%) Firewall
3 167 (41.44%) Cisco Certification
4 140 (34.74%) WAN
5 125 (31.02%) Azure
5 125 (31.02%) F5
6 116 (28.78%) Palo Alto
7 112 (27.79%) Microsoft
8 110 (27.30%) CCNA
9 107 (26.55%) LAN
10 104 (25.81%) VPN
11 97 (24.07%) Network Security
12 89 (22.08%) Fortinet
13 80 (19.85%) CCNP
14 78 (19.35%) DNS
14 78 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
15 75 (18.61%) Finance
16 73 (18.11%) ITIL
17 71 (17.62%) Office 365
18 70 (17.37%) Windows
18 70 (17.37%) VMware
19 67 (16.63%) BGP
20 66 (16.38%) OSPF
21 65 (16.13%) Information Security
21 65 (16.13%) Meraki
22 61 (15.14%) Wireless
23 60 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
24 56 (13.90%) Data Centre
24 56 (13.90%) TCP/IP
25 51 (12.66%) AWS

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 10 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.24%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.50%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.25%) Primavera
1 1 (0.25%) Relativity
1 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 125 (31.02%) Azure
2 71 (17.62%) Office 365
3 51 (12.66%) AWS
4 21 (5.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 14 (3.47%) Mimecast
6 8 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (1.74%) IaaS
8 3 (0.74%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.74%) SaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.50%) Cloud9 IDE
9 2 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.50%) GCP
9 2 (0.50%) PaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.50%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 304 (75.43%) Firewall
2 140 (34.74%) WAN
3 107 (26.55%) LAN
4 104 (25.81%) VPN
5 97 (24.07%) Network Security
6 78 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
6 78 (19.35%) DNS
7 67 (16.63%) BGP
8 66 (16.38%) OSPF
9 61 (15.14%) Wireless
10 60 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 56 (13.90%) TCP/IP
12 43 (10.67%) DHCP
13 41 (10.17%) MPLS
13 41 (10.17%) SAN
14 40 (9.93%) VLAN
14 40 (9.93%) VoIP
15 36 (8.93%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (7.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 28 (6.95%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.25%) Power BI
3 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (4.22%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
3 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (18.61%) Finance
2 27 (6.70%) Banking
3 17 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.98%) Legal
4 12 (2.98%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.73%) Law
6 10 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.23%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.99%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.99%) Electronics
8 8 (1.99%) Marketing
9 3 (0.74%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.50%) Local Government
10 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) International Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 161 (39.95%) Network Engineer
2 63 (15.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 62 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 44 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 31 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
7 26 (6.45%) IT Engineer
8 25 (6.20%) Analyst
8 25 (6.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 22 (5.46%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (5.21%) Security Specialist
10 21 (5.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (4.96%) Azure Engineer
11 20 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (4.71%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 19 (4.71%) Senior Security Engineer
13 18 (4.47%) Consultant
13 18 (4.47%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.47%) IT Security Engineer
15 13 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.99%) JSON
2 6 (1.49%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.49%) LDAP
2 6 (1.49%) Middleware
2 6 (1.49%) YAML
3 4 (0.99%) XMPP
4 3 (0.74%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.50%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.18%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 13 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (2.98%) Driving Licence
4 12 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.48%) Wiki
7 8 (1.99%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.99%) Replication
8 7 (1.74%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.49%) User Experience
10 4 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.74%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.74%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.50%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 70 (17.37%) Windows
2 38 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (9.18%) Windows Server
4 36 (8.93%) Linux
5 16 (3.97%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (3.72%) Windows 10
7 14 (3.47%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.73%) Unix
10 8 (1.99%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (1.24%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (0.74%) Android
13 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.25%) AIX
15 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.11%) ITIL
2 65 (16.13%) Information Security
3 49 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (10.42%) DevOps
5 39 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
6 38 (9.43%) Project Delivery
7 33 (8.19%) Service Delivery
8 30 (7.44%) Change Management
8 30 (7.44%) Kalman Filter
8 30 (7.44%) Security Architecture
9 28 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
9 28 (6.95%) Network Virtualisation
10 27 (6.70%) Security Operations
10 27 (6.70%) SIEM
11 26 (6.45%) Problem Management
12 22 (5.46%) Risk Management
13 21 (5.21%) Load Balancing
14 20 (4.96%) Incident Management
14 20 (4.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 20 (4.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.20%) PowerShell
2 19 (4.71%) Python
3 14 (3.47%) SQL
4 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.74%) C
5 1 (0.25%) Korn
5 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 167 (41.44%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (27.30%) CCNA
3 80 (19.85%) CCNP
4 43 (10.67%) CCSA
5 27 (6.70%) Check Point Certification
6 26 (6.45%) CISSP
6 26 (6.45%) Degree
7 21 (5.21%) CISM
8 20 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (4.22%) Security Cleared
10 15 (3.72%) SC Cleared
11 14 (3.47%) CCIE
12 13 (3.23%) CISA
13 12 (2.98%) DBS Check
13 12 (2.98%) MCSA
14 10 (2.48%) JNCIP
15 9 (2.23%) MCP
16 8 (1.99%) CCSE
16 8 (1.99%) SANS
17 7 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.68%) PCI DSS
2 33 (8.19%) SLA
3 32 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.23%) COBIT
5 6 (1.49%) RMADS
6 5 (1.24%) QA
7 3 (0.74%) GDPR
8 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.25%) NIST
9 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 45 (11.17%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.22%) Docker
4 15 (3.72%) vSphere
5 12 (2.98%) XenApp
6 11 (2.73%) Firmware
6 11 (2.73%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.48%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.99%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (9.18%) Ansible
2 27 (6.70%) FortiGate
3 19 (4.71%) Terraform
4 18 (4.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (3.47%) Nessus
6 12 (2.98%) vCenter Server
7 10 (2.48%) QRadar
8 9 (2.23%) SCCM
9 8 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (1.74%) CASB
11 5 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.74%) Kubernetes
13 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
13 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.50%) Puppet
13 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
14 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 334 (82.88%) Cisco
2 125 (31.02%) F5
3 116 (28.78%) Palo Alto
4 112 (27.79%) Microsoft
5 89 (22.08%) Fortinet
6 70 (17.37%) VMware
7 65 (16.13%) Meraki
8 41 (10.17%) Juniper
9 40 (9.93%) Blue Coat
9 40 (9.93%) McAfee
10 39 (9.68%) Citrix
11 33 (8.19%) SolarWinds
12 32 (7.94%) Zscaler
13 28 (6.95%) HP
13 28 (6.95%) Symantec
14 22 (5.46%) Aruba
14 22 (5.46%) NetApp
14 22 (5.46%) Netskope
15 20 (4.96%) Splunk
16 16 (3.97%) Veeam