The table below looks at the statistics for CEH in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CEH over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 733 751 750
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Permanent jobs citing CEH 154 152 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.51% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 117 109 135
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.76% +6.25%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31121 29869 33086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 26.97% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24946 23922 27695
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend

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

CEH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CEH
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CEH within the UK.

CEH Salary Trend in the UK

CEH
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CEH over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 within the UK.

CEH Salary Histogram in the UK

CEH
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 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
England +7 139 £45,000 -10.00% 17
London +14 70 £52,500 -4.54% 6
South East -10 25 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Yorkshire -23 22 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Leeds -2 20 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Yorkshire -13 20 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Berkshire +18 14 £40,000 +77.77% 3
Scotland -1 10 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Edinburgh -2 10 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -22 10 £38,000 -10.58% 1
City of London +23 8 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Warwickshire +5 8 £38,000 +38.18% 1
Warwick -3 7 £38,000 +38.18% 1
South Wales +13 5 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Wales +11 5 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Reading +5 5 £37,500 +66.66% 2
Cardiff -2 5 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Hampshire -21 5 £45,000 - 1
East of England -34 5 - -
Bromley - 5 £45,000 - 1
Manchester - 4 £63,250 - 1
North West - 4 £63,250 - 1
M4 Corridor - 3 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Southampton - 3 £50,000 -
Cambridge -2 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £55,000 - 1
Sheffield - 2 - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 294 (76.76%) CISSP
2 245 (63.97%) Information Security
3 163 (42.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 148 (38.64%) Ethical Hacking
5 137 (35.77%) Penetration Testing
6 111 (28.98%) Firewall
7 108 (28.20%) Linux
8 107 (27.94%) Management Information System
9 104 (27.15%) GIAC
10 101 (26.37%) CISM
11 90 (23.50%) Network Security
12 84 (21.93%) PCI DSS
13 79 (20.63%) Degree
13 79 (20.63%) Windows
14 76 (19.84%) Finance
15 68 (17.75%) TCP/IP
16 66 (17.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 63 (16.45%) ITIL
18 56 (14.62%) SIEM
19 55 (14.36%) Vulnerability Management
19 55 (14.36%) Microsoft
20 52 (13.58%) Wireless
20 52 (13.58%) Risk Management
21 51 (13.32%) Law
22 47 (12.27%) Cyber Security
23 45 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
24 44 (11.49%) UNIX
25 43 (11.23%) Security Management
26 42 (10.97%) Incident Management
27 41 (10.70%) Intrusion Detection

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 18 (4.70%) IIS
2 15 (3.92%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.61%) Apache
4 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.57%) MS Office
3 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.96%) SaaS
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 111 (28.98%) Firewall
2 90 (23.50%) Network Security
3 68 (17.75%) TCP/IP
4 52 (13.58%) Wireless
5 41 (10.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 30 (7.83%) Internet
7 29 (7.57%) VPN
8 23 (6.01%) DNS
9 17 (4.44%) DHCP
10 16 (4.18%) Wireless Security
11 15 (3.92%) LAN
11 15 (3.92%) WAN
12 12 (3.13%) VoIP
12 12 (3.13%) Intranet
13 9 (2.35%) tcpdump
14 7 (1.83%) Wireshark
14 7 (1.83%) SSL
15 6 (1.57%) SMTP
16 5 (1.31%) DMZ
17 4 (1.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.18%) MySQL
2 13 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (8.36%) Metasploit
General
1 76 (19.84%) Finance
2 51 (13.32%) Law
3 37 (9.66%) Legal
4 22 (5.74%) Retail
5 20 (5.22%) Banking
6 12 (3.13%) German Language
7 10 (2.61%) Games
8 5 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.31%) French Language
9 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.78%) Marketing
11 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 120 (31.33%) Analyst
2 116 (30.29%) Security Analyst
3 91 (23.76%) Tester
4 90 (23.50%) Penetration Tester
5 74 (19.32%) Security Specialist
6 54 (14.10%) Information Security Specialist
6 54 (14.10%) Information Specialist
7 36 (9.40%) Security Engineer
8 34 (8.88%) Consultant
9 30 (7.83%) Support Engineer
10 27 (7.05%) Technical Support
10 27 (7.05%) Technical Engineer
10 27 (7.05%) Technical Support Engineer
11 25 (6.53%) Security Consultant
12 23 (6.01%) Information Security Engineer
13 22 (5.74%) Security Tester
14 21 (5.48%) Ethical Hacker
14 21 (5.48%) Information Security Analyst
14 21 (5.48%) Information Analyst
15 20 (5.22%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.18%) .NET
2 14 (3.66%) Regular Expression
3 11 (2.87%) Web Services
3 11 (2.87%) XML
4 9 (2.35%) LAMP
5 3 (0.78%) JCE
6 2 (0.52%) COM
6 2 (0.52%) JSON
6 2 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 107 (27.94%) Management Information System
2 33 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 28 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.74%) Open Source
5 15 (3.92%) CESG
6 14 (3.66%) SCADA
7 9 (2.35%) PKI
7 9 (2.35%) Clustering
7 9 (2.35%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.83%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.31%) Kindle
10 4 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.04%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.78%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.78%) PMI
12 2 (0.52%) EMV
12 2 (0.52%) RMADS
12 2 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
13 1 (0.26%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 108 (28.20%) Linux
2 79 (20.63%) Windows
3 44 (11.49%) UNIX
4 16 (4.18%) Solaris
5 12 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.87%) CentOS
6 11 (2.87%) Ubuntu
6 11 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.61%) Debian
8 9 (2.35%) AIX
8 9 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.35%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.78%) HPUX
10 2 (0.52%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (63.97%) Information Security
2 148 (38.64%) Ethical Hacking
3 137 (35.77%) Penetration Testing
4 66 (17.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 63 (16.45%) ITIL
6 56 (14.62%) SIEM
7 55 (14.36%) Vulnerability Management
8 52 (13.58%) Risk Management
9 47 (12.27%) Cyber Security
10 43 (11.23%) Security Management
11 42 (10.97%) Incident Management
12 39 (10.18%) ISMS
13 35 (9.14%) Security Testing
14 26 (6.79%) Information Security Management
15 25 (6.53%) Information Assurance
16 24 (6.27%) Project Management
17 23 (6.01%) E-Commerce
18 22 (5.74%) Change Control
19 18 (4.70%) Database Security
20 16 (4.18%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.79%) Python
2 25 (6.53%) SQL
2 25 (6.53%) Java
3 23 (6.01%) Ruby
4 20 (5.22%) C++
5 17 (4.44%) C
6 14 (3.66%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.39%) Perl
8 12 (3.13%) PHP
9 8 (2.09%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.83%) C#
11 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 294 (76.76%) CISSP
2 104 (27.15%) GIAC
3 101 (26.37%) CISM
4 79 (20.63%) Degree
5 45 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (10.70%) OSCP
7 35 (9.14%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (9.14%) CISA
8 34 (8.88%) MCSE
8 34 (8.88%) Security Cleared
9 31 (8.09%) CCNA
9 31 (8.09%) SSCP
10 25 (6.53%) GPEN
11 19 (4.96%) CISMP
12 17 (4.44%) OSCE
13 14 (3.66%) GCIH
14 13 (3.39%) SC Cleared
15 9 (2.35%) DV Cleared
16 8 (2.09%) GCIA
17 7 (1.83%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (42.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (21.93%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.39%) COBIT
4 9 (2.35%) QA
4 9 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 8 (2.09%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.31%) BS7799
7 3 (0.78%) SLA
7 3 (0.78%) HIPAA
System Software
1 24 (6.27%) Snort
2 19 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.13%) Nmap
4 3 (0.78%) SpamAssassin
5 2 (0.52%) Samba
5 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (8.62%) Nessus
2 13 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 55 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.09%) Cisco
3 26 (6.79%) McAfee
4 22 (5.74%) CheckPoint
5 17 (4.44%) Oracle
5 17 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 16 (4.18%) Symantec
7 12 (3.13%) Qualys
7 12 (3.13%) Tripwire
8 11 (2.87%) IronPort
8 11 (2.87%) LogRhythm
9 9 (2.35%) Sourcefire
9 9 (2.35%) Juniper
10 8 (2.09%) Websense
11 6 (1.57%) NetIQ
12 5 (1.31%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.31%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.31%) ArcSight
13 4 (1.04%) F5
14 3 (0.78%) Postini
Warwick, Warwickshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus, on-call allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bolton
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kite Consulting Group Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Full Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West London
GE Capital
Salary: Competitive salary and great benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago