The table below looks at the statistics for CEH in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 246 237 245
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Permanent jobs citing CEH 7 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.070% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 3
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £55,000 £61,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £70,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
CEH
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1679 1633 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.87% 22.82% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1283 1384 1646
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,100 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CEH
Salary Trend in the North West

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

CEH Salary Trend in the North West

CEH
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CEH across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

CEH Salary Histogram in the North West

CEH
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -10 7 £60,000 +9.09%
CEH
England

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 16 (88.89%) CISSP
2 14 (77.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (50.00%) SSCP
4 8 (44.44%) Websense
4 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 8 (44.44%) Symantec
4 8 (44.44%) McAfee
4 8 (44.44%) Blue Coat
4 8 (44.44%) IronPort
4 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) SIEM
4 8 (44.44%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (44.44%) Cyber Security
5 7 (38.89%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (38.89%) Information Security
5 7 (38.89%) Firewall
5 7 (38.89%) Finance
6 6 (33.33%) Legal
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) Juniper
6 6 (33.33%) Snort
6 6 (33.33%) Nessus
6 6 (33.33%) EnCE
6 6 (33.33%) Qualys
6 6 (33.33%) Computer Security
6 6 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (33.33%) Becrypt
6 6 (33.33%) LogRhythm

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 5 (27.78%) Internet
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (5.56%) TACACS
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Legal
3 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (5.56%) Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Security Specialist
1 6 (33.33%) Senior Security Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Forensic Investigator
4 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) RMADS
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) SIEM
1 8 (44.44%) Vulnerability Management
1 8 (44.44%) Cyber Security
2 7 (38.89%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (33.33%) Data Privacy
3 6 (33.33%) Computer Security
4 4 (22.22%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
6 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) ISMS
6 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) CISSP
2 9 (50.00%) SSCP
3 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) EnCE
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) CISM
7 1 (5.56%) GCIA
7 1 (5.56%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Nessus
1 6 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) CheckPoint
1 8 (44.44%) Symantec
1 8 (44.44%) McAfee
1 8 (44.44%) Websense
1 8 (44.44%) Blue Coat
1 8 (44.44%) IronPort
2 6 (33.33%) Qualys
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Juniper
2 6 (33.33%) Splunk
2 6 (33.33%) Lumension
2 6 (33.33%) Becrypt
2 6 (33.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (5.56%) F5
3 1 (5.56%) Fortinet