The table below looks at the statistics for CEH in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 119 124 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing CEH 13 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.64% 0.050% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 0.15% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 7
Average salary £45,000 £24,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% -46.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
CEH
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
691 664 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.07% 33.35% 31.44%
Number of salaries quoted 556 583 575
Average salary £47,500 £47,750 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.52% +2.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CEH across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CEH
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CEH across the Birmingham region.

CEH Salary Trend in Birmingham

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing CEH also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CEH.

1 18 (85.71%) CISSP
2 16 (76.19%) SIEM
3 10 (47.62%) Cyber Security
4 7 (33.33%) SSCP
5 6 (28.57%) Information Security
5 6 (28.57%) Firewall
6 5 (23.81%) CISA
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) GIAC
6 5 (23.81%) GCFA
6 5 (23.81%) UNIX
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) OSCP
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (19.05%) Perl
8 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
8 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) CRISC
8 3 (14.29%) ISACA
9 2 (9.52%) SaaS
9 2 (9.52%) OSCE
9 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
9 2 (9.52%) OWASP
9 2 (9.52%) Test Management
9 2 (9.52%) CISM
10 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (4.76%) Red Hat

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing CEH also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CEH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) OSPF
2 1 (4.76%) BGP
2 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Security Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) IT Security Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Information Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Information Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) SIEM
2 10 (47.62%) Cyber Security
3 6 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (19.05%) Computer Forensics
5 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 2 (9.52%) OWASP
7 1 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) CISSP
2 7 (33.33%) SSCP
3 5 (23.81%) CISA
3 5 (23.81%) GIAC
3 5 (23.81%) GCFA
3 5 (23.81%) OSCP
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) CRISC
4 3 (14.29%) ISACA
5 2 (9.52%) OSCE
5 2 (9.52%) CISM
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) GREM
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
1 1 (4.76%) Ionix
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Sun
1 1 (4.76%) EMC
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
1 1 (4.76%) Tripwire
1 1 (4.76%) Qualys
1 1 (4.76%) Rapid7