Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 498 439 324
Rank change year-on-year -59 -115 +62
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 413 667 1,455
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.61% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.30% 1.50% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 306 556 1,204
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%

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 31,884 44,368 61,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.85% 40.86% 41.57%
Number of salaries quoted 23,828 34,436 47,603
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,604
25th Percentile £39,481 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,920 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% - +5.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -57 362 £57,500 +4.55% 55
UK excluding London -11 282 £52,500 - 47
London -20 110 £70,000 +7.69% 11
South East +31 87 £55,000 -6.38% 9
North of England 0 73 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Work from Home -158 54 £60,000 -4.00% 12
North West +39 43 £47,500 -20.83% 4
East of England +56 36 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Midlands +4 35 £55,000 +4.76% 15
Scotland +9 31 £55,000 +15.55% 4
West Midlands +4 28 £55,000 +4.76% 13
Yorkshire -11 28 £55,000 +10.00% 5
South West -8 25 £42,500 -29.17% 6
East Midlands +3 10 £53,750 +19.44% 2
North East +6 2 £32,500 -26.14%
Wales +29 1 £44,000 +3.53%

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 320 (77.48%) Cisco
2 302 (73.12%) Firewall
3 153 (37.05%) Palo Alto
4 152 (36.80%) F5
5 136 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
6 128 (30.99%) WAN
7 109 (26.39%) Azure
8 105 (25.42%) Fortinet
9 102 (24.70%) LAN
10 101 (24.46%) Network Security
11 92 (22.28%) Microsoft
12 87 (21.07%) CCNP
13 83 (20.10%) VPN
14 80 (19.37%) McAfee
15 75 (18.16%) Finance
16 74 (17.92%) Information Security
16 74 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
16 74 (17.92%) Data Centre
17 73 (17.68%) ITIL
18 72 (17.43%) TCP/IP
19 68 (16.46%) CCNA
20 67 (16.22%) DNS
20 67 (16.22%) BGP
21 66 (15.98%) Symantec
21 66 (15.98%) OSPF
21 66 (15.98%) AWS
22 65 (15.74%) Wireless
23 60 (14.53%) Windows
24 57 (13.80%) MPLS
25 52 (12.59%) Juniper

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 15 (3.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.94%) IIS
3 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.73%) Confluence
5 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.48%) Apache
6 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) NetSuite
1 4 (0.97%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.48%) Relativity
2 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 109 (26.39%) Azure
2 66 (15.98%) AWS
3 28 (6.78%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (3.39%) Azure Sentinel
5 13 (3.15%) AWS Direct Connect
5 13 (3.15%) Mimecast
6 12 (2.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (2.66%) IaaS
8 10 (2.42%) SaaS
9 7 (1.69%) GCP
10 5 (1.21%) OpenDNS
11 4 (0.97%) Cloudflare
11 4 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.73%) PaaS
13 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.48%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.48%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.48%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 302 (73.12%) Firewall
2 128 (30.99%) WAN
3 102 (24.70%) LAN
4 101 (24.46%) Network Security
5 83 (20.10%) VPN
6 74 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
7 72 (17.43%) TCP/IP
8 67 (16.22%) BGP
8 67 (16.22%) DNS
9 66 (15.98%) OSPF
10 65 (15.74%) Wireless
11 57 (13.80%) MPLS
12 44 (10.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 32 (7.75%) SD-WAN
14 29 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 29 (7.02%) Internet
15 28 (6.78%) DHCP
16 27 (6.54%) Cisco ISE
17 26 (6.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 25 (6.05%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.73%) Big Data
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.48%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (3.87%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (1.69%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.73%) JIRA
5 1 (0.24%) Ant
5 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 75 (18.16%) Finance
2 18 (4.36%) Banking
2 18 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.91%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.94%) Electronics
5 6 (1.45%) Law
5 6 (1.45%) Legal
5 6 (1.45%) Retail
6 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.21%) Military
7 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.97%) French Language
7 4 (0.97%) German Language
7 4 (0.97%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 135 (32.69%) Network Engineer
2 45 (10.90%) Security Engineer
3 38 (9.20%) Senior Network Engineer
4 35 (8.47%) Analyst
5 32 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (7.51%) Architect
7 26 (6.30%) Network Security Engineer
8 23 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (4.60%) Cisco Engineer
10 18 (4.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (4.12%) Consultant
11 17 (4.12%) Operations Engineer
12 15 (3.63%) IT Engineer
13 14 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 13 (3.15%) Network Analyst
14 13 (3.15%) Network Operations Engineer
14 13 (3.15%) Security Manager
14 13 (3.15%) Support Engineer
15 12 (2.91%) Network Manager
15 12 (2.91%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.66%) LDAP
1 11 (2.66%) Middleware
2 10 (2.42%) JSON
2 10 (2.42%) YAML
3 5 (1.21%) Web Services
4 4 (0.97%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.97%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.48%) .NET
6 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.24%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.24%) SOAP
6 1 (0.24%) WCF
6 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 36 (8.72%) Management Information System
3 24 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.81%) Cyberthreat
4 18 (4.36%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (2.66%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.42%) Analytical Mindset
7 10 (2.42%) Cyberattack
7 10 (2.42%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.45%) Replication
9 4 (0.97%) Clustering
9 4 (0.97%) IPTV
9 4 (0.97%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (0.97%) Wiki
10 3 (0.73%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.73%) PKI
10 3 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (14.53%) Windows
2 36 (8.72%) Linux
3 32 (7.75%) Windows Server
4 23 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (3.87%) Unix
5 16 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.69%) Check Point GAiA
7 7 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.21%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.73%) Android
9 3 (0.73%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Solaris
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (17.92%) Information Security
2 73 (17.68%) ITIL
3 47 (11.38%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (9.93%) Security Operations
5 37 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 37 (8.96%) SIEM
6 35 (8.47%) Load Balancing
7 34 (8.23%) Presales
8 28 (6.78%) Service Delivery
9 25 (6.05%) Project Delivery
9 25 (6.05%) Security Architecture
10 23 (5.57%) Mentoring
11 22 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
11 22 (5.33%) Network Management
11 22 (5.33%) Project Management
11 22 (5.33%) Technical Leadership
12 20 (4.84%) Network Design
12 20 (4.84%) Risk Management
13 19 (4.60%) DevOps
14 18 (4.36%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.02%) Python
2 28 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.81%) SQL
4 12 (2.91%) C
5 6 (1.45%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.21%) C#
6 5 (1.21%) C++
6 5 (1.21%) Perl
6 5 (1.21%) VB
7 2 (0.48%) Korn
8 1 (0.24%) Java
Qualifications
1 136 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (21.07%) CCNP
3 68 (16.46%) CCNA
4 32 (7.75%) CCSA
5 29 (7.02%) CISSP
6 24 (5.81%) CISM
7 22 (5.33%) Security Cleared
8 21 (5.08%) CCIE
9 20 (4.84%) CISA
10 19 (4.60%) SC Cleared
11 18 (4.36%) Check Point Certification
11 18 (4.36%) Degree
12 11 (2.66%) CCSE
13 9 (2.18%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.45%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.45%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (1.45%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (9.44%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.87%) SLA
4 12 (2.91%) COBIT
5 5 (1.21%) NIST
5 5 (1.21%) QA
6 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.48%) GDPR
8 2 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.87%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.63%) XenApp
5 12 (2.91%) Firmware
6 11 (2.66%) vSphere
7 8 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.45%) Docker
10 5 (1.21%) Snort
10 5 (1.21%) Squid
10 5 (1.21%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.97%) pfSense
12 3 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.48%) NFS
13 2 (0.48%) NLBS
13 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (7.02%) Ansible
2 28 (6.78%) FortiGate
3 20 (4.84%) Nessus
4 12 (2.91%) Terraform
5 8 (1.94%) SCCM
6 6 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.21%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.21%) Nexpose
7 5 (1.21%) Suricata
8 4 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.97%) SCOM
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.73%) QRadar
10 2 (0.48%) Puppet
10 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.24%) OPNET
11 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 320 (77.48%) Cisco
2 153 (37.05%) Palo Alto
3 152 (36.80%) F5
4 105 (25.42%) Fortinet
5 92 (22.28%) Microsoft
6 80 (19.37%) McAfee
7 66 (15.98%) Symantec
8 52 (12.59%) Juniper
9 49 (11.86%) VMware
10 45 (10.90%) Meraki
11 41 (9.93%) Blue Coat
12 26 (6.30%) Splunk
13 25 (6.05%) HP
14 22 (5.33%) Citrix
15 20 (4.84%) ServiceNow
16 19 (4.60%) Forcepoint
16 19 (4.60%) SolarWinds
17 18 (4.36%) Darktrace
17 18 (4.36%) Zscaler
18 17 (4.12%) Aruba