Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 374 318 276
Rank change year-on-year -56 -42 -34
Permanent jobs citing CheckPoint 1,447 1,862 2,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.05% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.89% 2.36% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,076 1,503 2,207
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.92% +2.78% -5.26%

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 76,555 78,990 91,536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.97% 44.46% 45.05%
Number of salaries quoted 59,643 62,346 74,501
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +3.75%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 -72 1,354 £57,500 +9.52% 142
UK excluding London -29 916 £55,000 +18.92% 96
London -99 487 £57,500 - 57
South East -66 287 £60,000 +14.29% 29
Midlands +85 280 £57,500 +43.75% 17
West Midlands +91 253 £57,500 +43.75% 15
East of England -32 149 £55,000 +10.00% 21
North of England -93 115 £47,500 +5.56% 15
South West +30 63 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Yorkshire -22 55 £50,000 +13.64% 6
North West -55 45 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Scotland +1 43 £40,000 -31.62% 8
East Midlands +11 26 £59,000 +47.50% 2
North East -1 15 £55,000 +59.42% 2
Wales -11 11 £40,210 +0.52% 2

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 1,265 (87.42%) Cisco
2 1,033 (71.39%) Firewall
3 641 (44.30%) Cisco Certification
4 621 (42.92%) WAN
5 550 (38.01%) CCNP
6 543 (37.53%) Data Centre
7 525 (36.28%) F5
8 489 (33.79%) Juniper
8 489 (33.79%) LAN
9 472 (32.62%) Network Security
10 460 (31.79%) Cisco ASA
11 394 (27.23%) VPN
12 360 (24.88%) ITIL
13 348 (24.05%) VMware
14 342 (23.64%) OSPF
15 338 (23.36%) Palo Alto
16 319 (22.05%) Fortinet
17 313 (21.63%) Cisco Nexus
18 284 (19.63%) BGP
19 281 (19.42%) Finance
20 273 (18.87%) HP
21 260 (17.97%) Windows
22 248 (17.14%) Microsoft
23 246 (17.00%) DNS
24 240 (16.59%) MPLS
25 224 (15.48%) CCIE
26 223 (15.41%) CCNA
27 210 (14.51%) Load Balancing
28 199 (13.75%) Wireless
29 194 (13.41%) Blue Coat

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 41 (2.83%) MS Exchange
2 39 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 30 (2.07%) IIS
4 21 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (0.76%) JBoss
7 10 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.41%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.28%) Apache
11 2 (0.14%) nginx
11 2 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.069%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
12 1 (0.069%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (2.42%) MS Visio
2 24 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.48%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.069%) assyst
3 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.069%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 185 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (5.04%) IaaS
4 66 (4.56%) PaaS
5 64 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
6 62 (4.28%) Office 365
7 39 (2.70%) SaaS
8 25 (1.73%) Akamai
9 20 (1.38%) Mimecast
9 20 (1.38%) Serverless
10 18 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.35%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.21%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1,033 (71.39%) Firewall
2 621 (42.92%) WAN
3 489 (33.79%) LAN
4 472 (32.62%) Network Security
5 460 (31.79%) Cisco ASA
6 394 (27.23%) VPN
7 342 (23.64%) OSPF
8 313 (21.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 284 (19.63%) BGP
10 246 (17.00%) DNS
11 240 (16.59%) MPLS
12 199 (13.75%) Wireless
13 191 (13.20%) WLAN
14 186 (12.85%) TCP/IP
15 165 (11.40%) Cisco IOS
15 165 (11.40%) DHCP
16 150 (10.37%) Wi-Fi
17 140 (9.68%) NetScaler
18 137 (9.47%) IPsec
19 121 (8.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.04%) Big Data
5 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.35%) Blockchain
7 5 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.21%) DB2
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.14%) MySQL
9 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.069%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.069%) OLTP
10 1 (0.069%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 37 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 35 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 28 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.14%) Selenium
5 2 (0.14%) Toad
5 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.069%) Metasploit
General
1 281 (19.42%) Finance
2 124 (8.57%) Retail
3 73 (5.04%) Banking
4 42 (2.90%) Advertising
5 32 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.80%) Law
7 25 (1.73%) Legal
8 18 (1.24%) Publishing
9 14 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.62%) Local Government
11 9 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.55%) Back Office
12 8 (0.55%) Marketing
13 7 (0.48%) Games
13 7 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.35%) Billing
16 3 (0.21%) French Language
16 3 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 531 (36.70%) Network Engineer
2 179 (12.37%) Architect
3 159 (10.99%) Senior Network Engineer
4 154 (10.64%) Security Engineer
5 143 (9.88%) Analyst
6 106 (7.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 101 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
8 99 (6.84%) Cisco Engineer
8 99 (6.84%) Security Architect
9 95 (6.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 94 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 92 (6.36%) Consultant
12 90 (6.22%) Network Specialist
13 81 (5.60%) Security Solutions Architect
14 72 (4.98%) Security Analyst
14 72 (4.98%) Security Specialist
15 70 (4.84%) Network Architect
16 69 (4.77%) Team Leader
17 66 (4.56%) Security Consultant
18 65 (4.49%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 35 (2.42%) HTML
3 26 (1.80%) XML
4 20 (1.38%) LDAP
5 18 (1.24%) Middleware
6 16 (1.11%) CSS
7 12 (0.83%) Web Services
8 4 (0.28%) .NET
8 4 (0.28%) JSON
8 4 (0.28%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.14%) COM
9 2 (0.14%) SAML
9 2 (0.14%) XSL
10 1 (0.069%) CGI
10 1 (0.069%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.069%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 543 (37.53%) Data Centre
2 153 (10.57%) Self-Motivation
3 150 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 83 (5.74%) Management Information System
6 74 (5.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 50 (3.46%) Cyberthreat
8 45 (3.11%) PKI
9 37 (2.56%) NHS
10 29 (2.00%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.31%) CMDB
12 18 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.17%) FlexPod
14 16 (1.11%) HP StoreVirtual
14 16 (1.11%) PMI
15 14 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (0.90%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.76%) Clustering
17 11 (0.76%) Public Cloud
18 10 (0.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 260 (17.97%) Windows
2 176 (12.16%) Linux
3 120 (8.29%) Windows Server
4 92 (6.36%) Unix
5 69 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (2.07%) Solaris
9 16 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.76%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (0.62%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.55%) CentOS
14 5 (0.35%) Check Point GAiA
14 5 (0.35%) DC/OS
14 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.28%) Android
15 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.28%) Debian
15 4 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (24.88%) ITIL
2 210 (14.51%) Load Balancing
3 171 (11.82%) SIEM
4 170 (11.75%) Presales
5 158 (10.92%) Service Delivery
6 157 (10.85%) Network Management
7 149 (10.30%) Project Management
8 146 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
9 141 (9.74%) Information Security
10 136 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 136 (9.40%) Network Monitoring
11 102 (7.05%) ITIL V3
12 101 (6.98%) PRINCE2
13 95 (6.57%) Network Design
14 85 (5.87%) Vulnerability Management
15 84 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
16 82 (5.67%) Root Cause Analysis
17 78 (5.39%) Line Management
18 76 (5.25%) Incident Management
19 70 (4.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (6.84%) PowerShell
2 94 (6.50%) Python
3 77 (5.32%) SQL
4 21 (1.45%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.04%) Perl
6 11 (0.76%) Java
7 7 (0.48%) C
7 7 (0.48%) Ruby
8 5 (0.35%) Groovy
8 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.28%) PHP
9 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.21%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.14%) AWK
11 2 (0.14%) C#
11 2 (0.14%) C++
11 2 (0.14%) sed
12 1 (0.069%) Go
12 1 (0.069%) VB
Qualifications
1 641 (44.30%) Cisco Certification
2 550 (38.01%) CCNP
3 224 (15.48%) CCIE
4 223 (15.41%) CCNA
5 181 (12.51%) Degree
6 110 (7.60%) CISSP
7 105 (7.26%) ITIL Certification
8 96 (6.63%) CCSE
9 93 (6.43%) CCDP
10 81 (5.60%) Security Cleared
11 73 (5.04%) Computer Science Degree
12 66 (4.56%) SC Cleared
13 64 (4.42%) CCSA
14 56 (3.87%) PMI Certification
15 43 (2.97%) CEH
16 40 (2.76%) PMP
17 38 (2.63%) CISM
18 33 (2.28%) JNCIP
19 29 (2.00%) CISA
20 27 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (5.18%) SLA
3 70 (4.84%) PCI DSS
4 34 (2.35%) GDPR
5 29 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (1.80%) PMO
7 20 (1.38%) GPG13
8 15 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (0.62%) COBIT
10 8 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.28%) FISMA
12 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.28%) QA
13 3 (0.21%) BS7799
13 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.21%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.14%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.069%) GCP
15 1 (0.069%) NIST 800
System Software
1 193 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 159 (10.99%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.25%) VMware NSX
4 46 (3.18%) Firmware
4 46 (3.18%) XenDesktop
5 43 (2.97%) XenApp
6 40 (2.76%) Hyper-V
7 33 (2.28%) vSphere
8 30 (2.07%) ProxySG
9 20 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (1.31%) XenServer
11 16 (1.11%) Snort
12 11 (0.76%) Docker
13 10 (0.69%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.41%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.28%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 68 (4.70%) Cisco Prime
2 53 (3.66%) FortiGate
3 52 (3.59%) Puppet
4 30 (2.07%) Terraform
5 26 (1.80%) CASB
5 26 (1.80%) QRadar
6 19 (1.31%) Ansible
6 19 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.24%) Nessus
8 17 (1.17%) vCenter Server
9 16 (1.11%) SCCM
10 13 (0.90%) Nagios
11 12 (0.83%) SCVMM
12 11 (0.76%) Cisco CME
12 11 (0.76%) SCOM
13 9 (0.62%) Kubernetes
13 9 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.62%) OSSEC
13 9 (0.62%) vRealize
14 8 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,265 (87.42%) Cisco
2 525 (36.28%) F5
3 489 (33.79%) Juniper
4 348 (24.05%) VMware
5 338 (23.36%) Palo Alto
6 319 (22.05%) Fortinet
7 273 (18.87%) HP
8 248 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 194 (13.41%) Blue Coat
10 190 (13.13%) Citrix
11 178 (12.30%) SolarWinds
12 103 (7.12%) Riverbed
13 82 (5.67%) Zscaler
14 77 (5.32%) Infoblox
15 75 (5.18%) Aruba
16 73 (5.04%) Avaya
17 71 (4.91%) McAfee
18 67 (4.63%) Tufin
19 65 (4.49%) Forcepoint
20 60 (4.15%) Meraki