Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 347 372 303
Rank change year-on-year +25 -69 -34
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 1,296 1,443 1,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.84% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 2.11% 1.90% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,068 1,061 1,438
UK median annual salary £56,822 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.36% +22.22% -3.23%

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 61,566 75,854 74,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.39% 43.99% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47,095 59,232 60,222
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 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,550 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -1.19%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +30 1,228 £55,500 -3.48% 57
UK excluding London +11 805 £51,500 -6.36% 47
London +34 444 £60,000 +4.35% 13
South East -22 241 £57,500 - 10
North of England +100 188 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Midlands -35 160 £52,500 -8.70% 14
West Midlands -38 142 £52,500 -8.70% 13
Yorkshire +61 136 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England +49 129 £37,500 -37.50% 9
South West +34 54 £51,500 -4.19% 1
North West +24 38 £52,500 +10.53% 6
Scotland -15 27 £53,500 +25.88% 2
North East +21 14 £42,500 -22.73% 1
East Midlands +25 13 £54,000 +27.06% 1
Wales +8 6 £42,750 +6.32% 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 1,163 (89.74%) Cisco
2 967 (74.61%) Firewall
3 780 (60.19%) Cisco Certification
4 642 (49.54%) WAN
5 633 (48.84%) CCNP
6 505 (38.97%) LAN
7 470 (36.27%) Network Security
8 463 (35.73%) Cisco ASA
9 423 (32.64%) Juniper
10 415 (32.02%) Palo Alto
11 388 (29.94%) CCNA
12 361 (27.85%) F5
13 350 (27.01%) VPN
14 338 (26.08%) OSPF
15 331 (25.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 329 (25.39%) BGP
17 269 (20.76%) Data Centre
18 260 (20.06%) MPLS
19 247 (19.06%) Wireless
20 244 (18.83%) Finance
21 243 (18.75%) CCIE
22 229 (17.67%) Fortinet
23 207 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
24 206 (15.90%) Windows
25 205 (15.82%) ITIL
26 204 (15.74%) Microsoft
27 194 (14.97%) VMware
28 186 (14.35%) Linux
29 181 (13.97%) TCP/IP
30 159 (12.27%) Load Balancing

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 25 (1.93%) Skype for Business
2 23 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.70%) MS Exchange
4 20 (1.54%) IIS
5 19 (1.47%) Apache
6 14 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.23%) JBoss
11 3 (0.23%) nginx
11 3 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 22 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.39%) Q-Pulse
4 5 (0.39%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 207 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (5.17%) PaaS
4 66 (5.09%) Office 365
5 59 (4.55%) IaaS
6 26 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (1.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 20 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
9 18 (1.39%) SaaS
10 11 (0.85%) Azure Functions
10 11 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
10 11 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.85%) Serverless
11 8 (0.62%) GitHub
12 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.077%) Akamai
13 1 (0.077%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 967 (74.61%) Firewall
2 642 (49.54%) WAN
3 505 (38.97%) LAN
4 470 (36.27%) Network Security
5 463 (35.73%) Cisco ASA
6 350 (27.01%) VPN
7 338 (26.08%) OSPF
8 331 (25.54%) Cisco Nexus
9 329 (25.39%) BGP
10 260 (20.06%) MPLS
11 247 (19.06%) Wireless
12 181 (13.97%) TCP/IP
13 147 (11.34%) IPsec
14 141 (10.88%) DNS
15 137 (10.57%) VoIP
16 132 (10.19%) Cisco Firepower
17 118 (9.10%) Cisco IOS
18 111 (8.56%) Cisco Wireless
19 107 (8.26%) EIGRP
20 103 (7.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.39%) MySQL
2 29 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 27 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.15%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.15%) Redis
7 1 (0.077%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (2.01%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.23%) Hudson
8 2 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.077%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.077%) Selenium
9 1 (0.077%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 244 (18.83%) Finance
2 78 (6.02%) Banking
3 55 (4.24%) Law
4 47 (3.63%) Legal
4 47 (3.63%) Retail
5 34 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.70%) Back Office
7 21 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.23%) Advertising
9 13 (1.00%) Local Government
10 12 (0.93%) Front Office
10 12 (0.93%) Marketing
11 11 (0.85%) Publishing
12 7 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.46%) Electronics
13 6 (0.46%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.39%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Automotive
16 1 (0.077%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 590 (45.52%) Network Engineer
2 197 (15.20%) Security Engineer
3 170 (13.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 156 (12.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 154 (11.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 153 (11.81%) Analyst
7 151 (11.65%) Senior Network Engineer
8 118 (9.10%) Consultant
9 104 (8.02%) Network Analyst
10 95 (7.33%) Architect
11 83 (6.40%) Security Analyst
12 80 (6.17%) Network Consultant
13 61 (4.71%) Network Security Analyst
14 60 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 59 (4.55%) Cisco Analyst
16 53 (4.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 51 (3.94%) Network Architect
18 49 (3.78%) Network Specialist
19 44 (3.40%) Network Support
19 44 (3.40%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.16%) JSON
2 27 (2.08%) 802.1X
3 23 (1.77%) SailPoint
4 20 (1.54%) XMPP
5 19 (1.47%) SAML
6 13 (1.00%) LDAP
7 11 (0.85%) Web Services
8 8 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (0.54%) .NET
10 6 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.46%) WCF
10 6 (0.46%) XML
11 5 (0.39%) LAMP
12 4 (0.31%) Protocol Buffers
12 4 (0.31%) Regular Expression
12 4 (0.31%) REST
12 4 (0.31%) RESTful
13 3 (0.23%) LEMP Stack
13 3 (0.23%) YAML
14 2 (0.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 269 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 109 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (8.41%) Self-Motivation
3 67 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 25 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (1.47%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.16%) Fintech
7 13 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 11 (0.85%) CMDB
8 11 (0.85%) e-Learning
8 11 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (0.85%) Replication
9 10 (0.77%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.69%) PKI
11 8 (0.62%) BBC
11 8 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.54%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.46%) CLARiiON
13 6 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 206 (15.90%) Windows
2 186 (14.35%) Linux
3 103 (7.95%) Windows Server
4 51 (3.94%) Unix
5 42 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.01%) CentOS
7 24 (1.85%) Windows 10
7 24 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.70%) Debian
9 18 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.39%) Android
11 5 (0.39%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.31%) Solaris
13 3 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.077%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.077%) VMS
14 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.077%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (15.82%) ITIL
2 159 (12.27%) Load Balancing
3 147 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
4 142 (10.96%) Network Design
5 134 (10.34%) Network Management
6 124 (9.57%) Service Delivery
7 119 (9.18%) Information Security
8 109 (8.41%) Presales
9 102 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
10 101 (7.79%) Change Management
10 101 (7.79%) Project Management
11 98 (7.56%) SIEM
12 90 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 87 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
14 86 (6.64%) Mentoring
15 82 (6.33%) Change Control
16 79 (6.10%) Kalman Filter
17 71 (5.48%) Computer Science
18 67 (5.17%) Network Architecture
19 62 (4.78%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (6.10%) SQL
2 77 (5.94%) Python
3 54 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 54 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 49 (3.78%) Perl
5 12 (0.93%) Ruby
6 7 (0.54%) PHP
7 6 (0.46%) C
8 5 (0.39%) Java
9 4 (0.31%) Go
9 4 (0.31%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.31%) VB
9 4 (0.31%) VBScript
10 3 (0.23%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.23%) C#
10 3 (0.23%) Korn
10 3 (0.23%) Tcl
11 2 (0.15%) C++
12 1 (0.077%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.077%) VBA
Qualifications
1 780 (60.19%) Cisco Certification
2 633 (48.84%) CCNP
3 388 (29.94%) CCNA
4 243 (18.75%) CCIE
5 126 (9.72%) CCSA
6 122 (9.41%) Degree
7 116 (8.95%) CCSE
8 90 (6.94%) Security Cleared
9 83 (6.40%) SC Cleared
10 68 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 61 (4.71%) CEH
12 60 (4.63%) CCDP
12 60 (4.63%) CISSP
13 56 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
14 47 (3.63%) GIAC
15 42 (3.24%) MCSE
16 38 (2.93%) CISM
17 37 (2.85%) JNCIP
18 33 (2.55%) CISA
19 30 (2.31%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (7.48%) SLA
2 89 (6.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.78%) GDPR
4 24 (1.85%) ISO 9001
4 24 (1.85%) PCI DSS
5 19 (1.47%) QA
6 18 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (1.23%) GPG13
8 15 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.62%) COBIT
10 8 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.23%) PMO
12 2 (0.15%) PSD2
12 2 (0.15%) RMADS
13 1 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 136 (10.49%) Active Directory
2 102 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.08%) XenApp
5 23 (1.77%) Docker
6 21 (1.62%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.08%) VMware NSX
9 12 (0.93%) Firmware
9 12 (0.93%) ProxySG
10 11 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.77%) vSphere
12 7 (0.54%) Snort
13 6 (0.46%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.31%) NLBS
14 4 (0.31%) Xen
15 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 88 (6.79%) FortiGate
2 66 (5.09%) Cisco Prime
3 53 (4.09%) Nagios
4 43 (3.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 43 (3.32%) SCCM
5 33 (2.55%) Nessus
6 31 (2.39%) Stealthwatch
7 28 (2.16%) Ansible
7 28 (2.16%) Puppet
8 25 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
9 24 (1.85%) Kubernetes
10 16 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (1.08%) Terraform
11 14 (1.08%) WSUS
12 12 (0.93%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
13 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (0.77%) vCenter Server
15 9 (0.69%) SCVMM
16 8 (0.62%) Observium
Vendors
1 1,163 (89.74%) Cisco
2 423 (32.64%) Juniper
3 415 (32.02%) Palo Alto
4 361 (27.85%) F5
5 229 (17.67%) Fortinet
6 204 (15.74%) Microsoft
7 194 (14.97%) VMware
8 137 (10.57%) SolarWinds
9 132 (10.19%) HP
10 111 (8.56%) Citrix
11 104 (8.02%) Meraki
12 93 (7.18%) Blue Coat
13 70 (5.40%) McAfee
14 65 (5.02%) Riverbed
15 63 (4.86%) Aruba
16 60 (4.63%) NetApp
17 57 (4.40%) Symantec
18 48 (3.70%) Brocade
19 43 (3.32%) Avaya
20 42 (3.24%) Dell