Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 435 323 387
Rank change year-on-year -112 +64 -119
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 828 1,515 1,388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 1.00% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.56% 2.36% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 682 1,214 1,052
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,300 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £72,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +11.11%

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 53,030 64,269 76,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.21% 42.55% 44.30%
Number of salaries quoted 40,464 49,380 60,023
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 -116 771 £55,000 - 96
UK excluding London -68 524 £51,500 +3.00% 82
London -104 277 £60,000 -4.00% 29
South East +29 199 £57,500 +4.55% 16
Midlands -24 113 £52,500 -2.78% 17
North of England -16 97 £50,000 - 17
West Midlands -24 90 £52,500 -4.55% 11
East of England -65 68 £40,000 +11.11% 14
North West +23 58 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Yorkshire -28 33 £50,000 - 5
Scotland +31 24 £47,600 -4.80% 5
East Midlands +18 23 £45,000 -16.67% 6
South West -36 14 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Wales -1 8 £44,250 +4.12% 7
North East - 6 £41,500 - 6
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 670 (80.92%) Cisco
2 586 (70.77%) Firewall
3 402 (48.55%) Cisco Certification
4 338 (40.82%) WAN
5 322 (38.89%) Network Security
6 318 (38.41%) CCNP
7 307 (37.08%) LAN
8 232 (28.02%) Azure
9 216 (26.09%) Data Centre
10 213 (25.72%) F5
11 209 (25.24%) Palo Alto
12 207 (25.00%) CCNA
13 205 (24.76%) Juniper
14 200 (24.15%) VPN
15 199 (24.03%) OSPF
16 189 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
17 174 (21.01%) BGP
18 170 (20.53%) Fortinet
19 167 (20.17%) TCP/IP
20 162 (19.57%) Microsoft
21 153 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
22 146 (17.63%) Windows
22 146 (17.63%) Wireless
23 138 (16.67%) Finance
24 137 (16.55%) DNS
25 122 (14.73%) ITIL
26 116 (14.01%) Load Balancing
27 112 (13.53%) VMware
28 111 (13.41%) MPLS
29 110 (13.29%) DHCP

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 24 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.05%) Skype for Business
3 14 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.85%) IIS
6 1 (0.12%) Confluence
6 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (3.14%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 232 (28.02%) Azure
2 99 (11.96%) AWS
3 62 (7.49%) Office 365
4 29 (3.50%) SaaS
5 13 (1.57%) IaaS
6 11 (1.33%) PaaS
7 7 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.85%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.60%) GitHub
10 4 (0.48%) Akamai
10 4 (0.48%) GCP
11 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 586 (70.77%) Firewall
2 338 (40.82%) WAN
3 322 (38.89%) Network Security
4 307 (37.08%) LAN
5 200 (24.15%) VPN
6 199 (24.03%) OSPF
7 189 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
8 174 (21.01%) BGP
9 167 (20.17%) TCP/IP
10 153 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 146 (17.63%) Wireless
12 137 (16.55%) DNS
13 111 (13.41%) MPLS
14 110 (13.29%) DHCP
15 75 (9.06%) Internet
16 69 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
17 68 (8.21%) IPsec
18 66 (7.97%) Cisco ISE
19 60 (7.25%) SAN
19 60 (7.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.21%) MySQL
3 6 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.12%) Big Data
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (0.60%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.36%) JIRA
4 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 138 (16.67%) Finance
2 64 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 61 (7.37%) Banking
4 28 (3.38%) Public Sector
4 28 (3.38%) Retail
5 25 (3.02%) Law
6 17 (2.05%) Legal
7 16 (1.93%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.97%) Back Office
10 6 (0.72%) Japanese Language
11 5 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.48%) Local Government
12 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.36%) Advertising
13 3 (0.36%) Games
13 3 (0.36%) Marketing
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 454 (54.83%) Network Engineer
2 144 (17.39%) Security Engineer
3 119 (14.37%) Network Security Engineer
4 114 (13.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 89 (10.75%) Cisco Engineer
6 78 (9.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 71 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 65 (7.85%) Consultant
9 53 (6.40%) Analyst
10 41 (4.95%) Network Specialist
11 39 (4.71%) Firewall Engineer
12 37 (4.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 37 (4.47%) Support Engineer
13 30 (3.62%) Network Support
14 29 (3.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 28 (3.38%) Network Consultant
16 27 (3.26%) Cisco Consultant
16 27 (3.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
16 27 (3.26%) Network Analyst
17 26 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.93%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.33%) SAML
3 7 (0.85%) JSON
3 7 (0.85%) Regular Expression
4 6 (0.72%) .NET
4 6 (0.72%) LDAP
5 4 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.48%) Web Services
5 4 (0.48%) XMPP
6 3 (0.36%) CSS
6 3 (0.36%) Node.js
7 2 (0.24%) COM
8 1 (0.12%) Ajax
8 1 (0.12%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.12%) HTML
8 1 (0.12%) jQuery
8 1 (0.12%) Middleware
8 1 (0.12%) Spring
8 1 (0.12%) WCF
8 1 (0.12%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 216 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 32 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (2.66%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.33%) Replication
6 9 (1.09%) Private Cloud
7 8 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
7 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (0.97%) Online Banking
8 7 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 7 (0.85%) Public Cloud
9 6 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
9 6 (0.72%) SCADA
9 6 (0.72%) User Experience
10 5 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.60%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.60%) Social Media
11 3 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 146 (17.63%) Windows
2 82 (9.90%) Linux
3 73 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 31 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.29%) Unix
8 18 (2.17%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.72%) Android
10 3 (0.36%) CentOS
10 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (14.73%) ITIL
2 116 (14.01%) Load Balancing
3 89 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 84 (10.14%) Network Monitoring
5 71 (8.57%) Change Management
6 68 (8.21%) Information Security
7 66 (7.97%) Network Design
8 63 (7.61%) Network Management
9 62 (7.49%) Mentoring
10 61 (7.37%) Project Delivery
10 61 (7.37%) SIEM
11 58 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
12 57 (6.88%) Presales
13 56 (6.76%) Project Management
14 53 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 49 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
16 47 (5.68%) Service Delivery
17 41 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (4.59%) Migration
19 36 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (6.16%) PowerShell
2 46 (5.56%) Python
3 33 (3.99%) SQL
4 17 (2.05%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.81%) C
6 7 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.72%) Perl
8 5 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.60%) PHP
9 4 (0.48%) Ruby
10 3 (0.36%) C#
11 1 (0.12%) Java
11 1 (0.12%) RPG
11 1 (0.12%) VB
11 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 402 (48.55%) Cisco Certification
2 318 (38.41%) CCNP
3 207 (25.00%) CCNA
4 101 (12.20%) CCSA
5 78 (9.42%) CCSE
6 76 (9.18%) Security Cleared
7 72 (8.70%) CCIE
8 69 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 67 (8.09%) Degree
10 39 (4.71%) JNCIS
11 38 (4.59%) CISSP
11 38 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 37 (4.47%) CCDP
13 27 (3.26%) Check Point Certification
13 27 (3.26%) JNCIP
14 23 (2.78%) MCSE
15 21 (2.54%) CCDA
16 20 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
18 12 (1.45%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.37%) SLA
2 35 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.72%) NIST
6 2 (0.24%) QA
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.12%) NCSC
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 91 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 72 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.42%) XenDesktop
5 19 (2.29%) vSphere
6 15 (1.81%) Firmware
6 15 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.57%) XenApp
8 11 (1.33%) ProxySG
9 10 (1.21%) VMware NSX
10 9 (1.09%) Docker
10 9 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.36%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.12%) Snort
13 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 52 (6.28%) FortiGate
2 40 (4.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 33 (3.99%) Cisco Prime
4 29 (3.50%) Ansible
4 29 (3.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 23 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
6 19 (2.29%) Puppet
7 17 (2.05%) Nessus
8 14 (1.69%) Terraform
9 11 (1.33%) Kubernetes
9 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (1.33%) vCenter Server
10 10 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.21%) QRadar
10 10 (1.21%) SCCM
11 9 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
12 8 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.60%) SCOM
14 4 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
15 3 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 670 (80.92%) Cisco
2 213 (25.72%) F5
3 209 (25.24%) Palo Alto
4 205 (24.76%) Juniper
5 170 (20.53%) Fortinet
6 162 (19.57%) Microsoft
7 112 (13.53%) VMware
8 108 (13.04%) SolarWinds
9 105 (12.68%) HP
10 75 (9.06%) Citrix
11 66 (7.97%) Meraki
12 63 (7.61%) Blue Coat
13 41 (4.95%) Aruba
14 40 (4.83%) McAfee
15 36 (4.35%) NetApp
16 33 (3.99%) Splunk
17 29 (3.50%) Arista
18 22 (2.66%) Infoblox
18 22 (2.66%) Zscaler
19 21 (2.54%) IronPort