The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 241 204
Rank change year-on-year +32 -37  
Permanent jobs citing CCSA 5 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.049% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.18% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Median salary £48,750 £47,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% +13.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £50,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.39% +0.50%  

CCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1113 1690 1338
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.17% 27.42% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 867 1280 1072
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing CCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CCSA in the West Midlands

CCSA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CCSA in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for CCSA in the West Midlands

CCSA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCSA in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSA in the West Midlands

CCSA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CCSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 3 £48,750 -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £57,500 -
CCSA
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing CCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CCSA.

1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (89.47%) Firewall
2 16 (84.21%) CCNA
2 16 (84.21%) Network Security
3 15 (78.95%) CCNP
4 14 (73.68%) SIEM
5 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
5 11 (57.89%) CCSE
6 8 (42.11%) SSCP
6 8 (42.11%) CISSP
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
6 8 (42.11%) MCSE
6 8 (42.11%) CISMP
6 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (42.11%) CEH
6 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (42.11%) Security Operations
6 8 (42.11%) Qualys
7 7 (36.84%) Palo Alto
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (31.58%) Intel Security
9 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (21.05%) Meraki
10 4 (21.05%) Network Design
10 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
10 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (21.05%) VLAN
10 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing

CCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) Firewall
2 16 (84.21%) Network Security
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (21.05%) VLAN
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) DMZ
6 1 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) Intranet
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
1 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Operations Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Security Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Security Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Security Operations Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) SIEM
2 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
2 8 (42.11%) Security Operations
2 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (21.05%) Network Design
4 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (15.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (15.79%) Presales
5 3 (15.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (5.26%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Network Management
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
6 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (84.21%) CCNA
3 15 (78.95%) CCNP
4 11 (57.89%) CCSE
5 8 (42.11%) CEH
5 8 (42.11%) CISMP
5 8 (42.11%) CISSP
5 8 (42.11%) MCSE
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (42.11%) SSCP
6 1 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
3 8 (42.11%) Qualys
4 7 (36.84%) Palo Alto
5 6 (31.58%) Intel Security
6 4 (21.05%) Meraki
6 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Kaspersky
7 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.26%) Stonesoft