The table below looks at the statistics for CEH in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 145 154 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing CEH 10 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.37% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 1.49% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
CEH
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
820 805 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.66% 24.61% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 573 479 628
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

CEH
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

CEH Salary Trend in Scotland

CEH
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Edinburgh -1 10 £45,000 -
CEH
UK

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 27 (90.00%) CISSP
2 22 (73.33%) Firewall
3 21 (70.00%) Information Security
4 17 (56.67%) Finance
5 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
6 13 (43.33%) Cisco
6 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (43.33%) Red Hat
6 13 (43.33%) SSCP
6 13 (43.33%) Security Management
6 13 (43.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (40.00%) ITIL
7 12 (40.00%) Windows
7 12 (40.00%) Degree
7 12 (40.00%) Network Security
8 11 (36.67%) Linux
8 11 (36.67%) GIAC
9 10 (33.33%) Information Security Management
9 10 (33.33%) SIEM
10 9 (30.00%) XML
10 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
10 9 (30.00%) VPN
10 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
10 9 (30.00%) Wireless
10 9 (30.00%) Law
10 9 (30.00%) Legal
10 9 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (30.00%) ISMS
10 9 (30.00%) Visualisation

CEH
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (73.33%) Firewall
2 13 (43.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (40.00%) Network Security
4 9 (30.00%) Wireless
4 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (30.00%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Law
2 9 (30.00%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Security Specialist
2 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 9 (30.00%) Information Security Specialist
3 9 (30.00%) Information Specialist
4 6 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Security Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
6 3 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
7 2 (6.67%) Information Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Information Security Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) IT Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Security Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) XML
1 9 (30.00%) Regular Expression
2 2 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 9 (30.00%) Visualisation
1 9 (30.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) Security Management
3 12 (40.00%) ITIL
4 10 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 10 (33.33%) SIEM
5 9 (30.00%) ISMS
5 9 (30.00%) Analytics
5 9 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Python
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (90.00%) CISSP
2 13 (43.33%) SSCP
3 12 (40.00%) Degree
4 11 (36.67%) GIAC
5 2 (6.67%) CISM
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.67%) MCSE
5 2 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
1 13 (43.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.67%) Sourcefire
2 2 (6.67%) LogRhythm