Period
to 22 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 611 429 443
Rank change year-on-year -182 +14 -105
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 529 394 848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 1.64% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 405 310 700
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £68,250 £73,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £79,000 £81,375 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +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 50,576 24,041 52,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.25% 37.88% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 32,254 18,937 40,593
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -174 433 £55,000 -4.35% 54
UK excluding London -117 325 £50,000 +5.26% 40
Work from Home -94 174 £57,500 +4.55% 13
London -224 134 £65,000 -10.34% 16
South East -79 96 £53,750 -6.52% 6
North of England -112 85 £55,000 +15.79% 10
North West -86 47 £42,500 -5.56% 9
East of England -68 43 £42,500 - 6
Midlands -90 41 £52,000 +9.47% 12
Yorkshire -46 36 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Wales -24 26 £50,000 +15.61%
South West -45 25 £50,000 +31.58% 4
East Midlands -55 19 £47,500 +18.75%
West Midlands -74 16 £52,000 -5.45% 11
Scotland -81 6 £43,250 -5.98% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £55,000 -
North East -34 2 £35,250 -35.91%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 429 (81.10%) Cisco
2 357 (67.49%) Firewall
3 227 (42.91%) Cisco Certification
4 195 (36.86%) Palo Alto
5 194 (36.67%) F5
6 179 (33.84%) Network Security
7 157 (29.68%) WAN
8 153 (28.92%) CCNP
9 130 (24.57%) Microsoft
10 129 (24.39%) Fortinet
11 117 (22.12%) Azure
12 115 (21.74%) LAN
13 112 (21.17%) Security Cleared
14 103 (19.47%) Juniper
15 101 (19.09%) CCNA
16 97 (18.34%) BGP
16 97 (18.34%) ITIL
17 96 (18.15%) SC Cleared
18 90 (17.01%) Cisco ASA
18 90 (17.01%) VPN
19 87 (16.45%) Social Skills
20 83 (15.69%) Data Centre
21 82 (15.50%) AWS
21 82 (15.50%) Cybersecurity
22 78 (14.74%) OSPF
23 77 (14.56%) Finance
24 70 (13.23%) McAfee
25 67 (12.67%) Windows
26 64 (12.10%) VMware
26 64 (12.10%) Problem-Solving

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 14 (2.65%) IIS
2 12 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.51%) Confluence
5 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 32 (6.05%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 117 (22.12%) Azure
2 82 (15.50%) AWS
3 35 (6.62%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (4.16%) GCP
5 10 (1.89%) Mimecast
6 9 (1.70%) OneDrive
7 8 (1.51%) SaaS
8 7 (1.32%) Azure Sentinel
9 6 (1.13%) IaaS
10 5 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (0.95%) PaaS
11 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.38%) AWS CodePipeline
13 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.38%) OpenDNS
13 2 (0.38%) Rubrik
14 1 (0.19%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 357 (67.49%) Firewall
2 179 (33.84%) Network Security
3 157 (29.68%) WAN
4 115 (21.74%) LAN
5 97 (18.34%) BGP
6 90 (17.01%) Cisco ASA
6 90 (17.01%) VPN
7 78 (14.74%) OSPF
8 63 (11.91%) MPLS
9 55 (10.40%) DNS
10 48 (9.07%) TCP/IP
11 46 (8.70%) Internet
11 46 (8.70%) Wireless
12 44 (8.32%) SD-WAN
13 42 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 39 (7.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 37 (6.99%) Cisco ISE
16 32 (6.05%) Cisco IOS
16 32 (6.05%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (4.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.95%) GIS
2 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (2.27%) Selenium
2 9 (1.70%) JIRA
2 9 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (1.32%) Metasploit
4 6 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.57%) ERwin
5 3 (0.57%) GoCD
6 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) kappa
7 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (16.45%) Social Skills
2 77 (14.56%) Finance
3 46 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.54%) Advertising
4 24 (4.54%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.16%) Public Sector
6 19 (3.59%) Documentation Skills
7 17 (3.21%) Banking
8 16 (3.02%) Influencing Skills
9 10 (1.89%) German Language
10 7 (1.32%) Games
10 7 (1.32%) Law
10 7 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
11 6 (1.13%) Legal
12 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.76%) Marketing
14 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.57%) Retail
15 2 (0.38%) Billing
15 2 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 147 (27.79%) Network Engineer
2 85 (16.07%) Security Engineer
3 67 (12.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 57 (10.78%) Analyst
5 49 (9.26%) Architect
6 46 (8.70%) Consultant
7 44 (8.32%) Firewall Engineer
8 34 (6.43%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 31 (5.86%) Network Security Engineer
9 31 (5.86%) Senior Network Engineer
10 30 (5.67%) Network Consultant
11 29 (5.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 27 (5.10%) Network Specialist
13 25 (4.73%) Security Consultant
14 24 (4.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 23 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
16 22 (4.16%) Network Architect
16 22 (4.16%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
17 20 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
18 16 (3.02%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.46%) 802.1X
1 13 (2.46%) LDAP
2 11 (2.08%) Middleware
3 7 (1.32%) Spring
3 7 (1.32%) Spring Boot
4 5 (0.95%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.57%) SAML
6 2 (0.38%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.19%) .NET
7 1 (0.19%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.19%) COM
7 1 (0.19%) COM+
7 1 (0.19%) ISPF
7 1 (0.19%) Kafka
7 1 (0.19%) React
7 1 (0.19%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 83 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.07%) Private Cloud
3 43 (8.13%) Management Information System
4 29 (5.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (4.54%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (4.16%) Public Cloud
7 21 (3.97%) Digital Signage
8 17 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (3.21%) PKI
9 13 (2.46%) Analytical Mindset
10 10 (1.89%) SCADA
11 8 (1.51%) Cyberattack
11 8 (1.51%) Replication
12 7 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.13%) IVR
14 5 (0.95%) Clustering
15 4 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
16 3 (0.57%) Smartphone
16 3 (0.57%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 67 (12.67%) Windows
2 62 (11.72%) Linux
3 37 (6.99%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.40%) Windows Server 2019
5 17 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (3.02%) Windows 10
7 15 (2.84%) Unix
7 15 (2.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.27%) VyOS
9 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.76%) Check Point GAiA
11 3 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.38%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.38%) VMS
12 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (18.34%) ITIL
2 82 (15.50%) Cybersecurity
3 64 (12.10%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (11.15%) Information Security
5 54 (10.21%) SIEM
6 48 (9.07%) Project Delivery
6 48 (9.07%) Project Management
7 46 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 45 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (8.51%) Service Management
9 40 (7.56%) Risk Management
10 38 (7.18%) Service Delivery
11 37 (6.99%) Presales
12 35 (6.62%) Kalman Filter
13 34 (6.43%) Change Management
13 34 (6.43%) Security Operations
14 31 (5.86%) Network Design
14 31 (5.86%) Patch Management
15 28 (5.29%) Incident Management
16 26 (4.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.48%) PowerShell
2 20 (3.78%) SQL
3 18 (3.40%) Python
4 8 (1.51%) Java
5 7 (1.32%) C
6 4 (0.76%) Bash
7 3 (0.57%) Perl
8 2 (0.38%) C#
8 2 (0.38%) C++
8 2 (0.38%) VB
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 227 (42.91%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (28.92%) CCNP
3 112 (21.17%) Security Cleared
4 101 (19.09%) CCNA
5 96 (18.15%) SC Cleared
6 48 (9.07%) CCIE
7 31 (5.86%) Degree
8 29 (5.48%) CCSE
9 25 (4.73%) CISSP
10 24 (4.54%) CCSA
11 11 (2.08%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (1.70%) CCSP
12 9 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.51%) CCIP
13 8 (1.51%) CISM
13 8 (1.51%) MCSE
14 7 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (1.13%) CISA
15 6 (1.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.64%) SLA
2 40 (7.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (4.54%) PCI DSS
4 21 (3.97%) NIST
5 11 (2.08%) COBIT
6 9 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (1.32%) SOC 2
8 6 (1.13%) GDPR
9 5 (0.95%) GRC
9 5 (0.95%) PMO
10 4 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.76%) NCSC
10 4 (0.76%) QA
11 3 (0.57%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 52 (9.83%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.02%) Firmware
5 10 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.70%) XenApp
7 7 (1.32%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.13%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.13%) vSphere
9 4 (0.76%) NFS
9 4 (0.76%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.76%) Squid
9 4 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.38%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.38%) Snort
11 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (7.94%) FortiGate
2 23 (4.35%) Terraform
3 21 (3.97%) SCCM
4 19 (3.59%) Ansible
5 10 (1.89%) Nessus
6 7 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.13%) WSUS
7 6 (1.13%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.95%) QRadar
8 5 (0.95%) SCOM
8 5 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
9 4 (0.76%) Cisco CME
9 4 (0.76%) Puppet
9 4 (0.76%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.38%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.38%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 429 (81.10%) Cisco
2 195 (36.86%) Palo Alto
3 194 (36.67%) F5
4 130 (24.57%) Microsoft
5 129 (24.39%) Fortinet
6 103 (19.47%) Juniper
7 70 (13.23%) McAfee
8 64 (12.10%) VMware
9 41 (7.75%) SolarWinds
10 38 (7.18%) Extreme Networks
11 36 (6.81%) Meraki
12 31 (5.86%) Citrix
13 30 (5.67%) Zscaler
14 29 (5.48%) Splunk
15 28 (5.29%) Blue Coat
16 27 (5.10%) Apple
17 20 (3.78%) ServiceNow
18 19 (3.59%) Brocade
18 19 (3.59%) HP
18 19 (3.59%) Veeam