The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 238 211
Rank change year-on-year +34 -27  
Permanent jobs citing CCSE 6 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.049% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.18% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 4
Median salary £48,750 £47,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% +13.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £47,500 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £49,900 £58,100
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.45% -8.63%  

CCSE 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 1111 1690 1336
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.19% 27.35% 26.31%
Number of salaries quoted 868 1278 1067
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 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for CCSE in the West Midlands

CCSE
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for CCSE in the West Midlands

CCSE
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CCSE in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CCSE in the West Midlands

CCSE
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 CCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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 - 4 £48,750 -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £57,500 -
CCSE
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing CCSE 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 CCSE.

1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) CCSA
2 11 (78.57%) Network Security
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco
4 9 (64.29%) SIEM
5 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (57.14%) CCNP
5 8 (57.14%) CCNA
6 7 (50.00%) Network Design
6 7 (50.00%) Palo Alto
7 6 (42.86%) Presales
7 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
8 5 (35.71%) VLAN
8 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (28.57%) Meraki
9 4 (28.57%) Sourcefire
9 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (28.57%) LAN
9 4 (28.57%) WAN
10 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (21.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (21.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 2 (14.29%) LogRhythm
11 2 (14.29%) ITIL
11 2 (14.29%) VPN
11 2 (14.29%) Juniper
12 1 (7.14%) IIS

CCSE
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
1 11 (78.57%) Network Security
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (35.71%) VLAN
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 1 (7.14%) BGP
7 1 (7.14%) DHCP
7 1 (7.14%) DMZ
7 1 (7.14%) DNS
7 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.14%) Internet
7 1 (7.14%) Intranet
7 1 (7.14%) MPLS
7 1 (7.14%) SNMP
7 1 (7.14%) SSL
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) WLAN
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Security Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Network Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Check Point Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) SOC Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) SOC Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) SIEM
2 7 (50.00%) Network Design
3 6 (42.86%) Presales
4 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (21.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (21.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 1 (7.14%) Contingency Planning
8 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 1 (7.14%) Information Security
8 1 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Management
8 1 (7.14%) Service Management
8 1 (7.14%) Software Optimisation
8 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CCSA
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (57.14%) CCNA
3 8 (57.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) CCDP
4 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) IISP
4 1 (7.14%) ISSAP
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
5 4 (28.57%) Meraki
5 4 (28.57%) Sourcefire
6 2 (14.29%) Juniper
6 2 (14.29%) LogRhythm
7 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 1 (7.14%) Forcepoint
7 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 1 (7.14%) IBM
7 1 (7.14%) Kaspersky
7 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
7 1 (7.14%) Splunk
7 1 (7.14%) Stonesoft
7 1 (7.14%) Tufin