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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 657 756 723
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -33
Permanent jobs citing CEH 300 186 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 0.64% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 205 150 168
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,350 £37,250 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,550 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+12.33% -5.26%

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
28445 28992 28090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.03% 27.73% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22750 23158 22047
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 +98 266 £55,000 +15.78% 51
London +62 126 £62,500 +25.00% 24
South East +15 66 £55,000 +15.78% 6
Berkshire +20 39 £40,000 - 5
Scotland +14 27 £57,750 +5.00%
North West +21 17 £60,000 +26.31% 4
Yorkshire -6 16 £51,250 +13.88% 8
Manchester +33 15 £67,500 +42.10% 3
Oxfordshire - 14 £55,000 - 1
Glasgow - 14 £57,500 -
Edinburgh +9 12 £65,000 +15.55%
City of London +54 11 £70,000 +40.00% 4
West Midlands -24 11 £42,500 +11.84% 2
Reading +8 10 £38,500 +2.66% 2
South West -1 9 £55,880 +6.43% 6
West Yorkshire -20 9 £42,500 -5.55% 6
East of England - 9 £50,550 -
East Midlands +4 8 £45,000 +73.07% 1
Surrey +3 7 £55,000 +15.78%
Leeds -31 7 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Bracknell - 7 - - 1
Sheffield +13 6 £68,750 - 2
South Yorkshire +10 6 £68,750 - 2
Slough - 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £58,750 -6.00%
Norwich - 5 £50,550 -
Solihull - 5 £42,500 -
Norfolk - 5 £50,550 -
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £55,000 +111.53% 1
Cheltenham +8 4 £37,500 -28.57% 2

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 457 (81.03%) CISSP
2 331 (58.69%) Information Security
3 203 (35.99%) GIAC
4 194 (34.40%) SIEM
5 178 (31.56%) Network Security
6 166 (29.43%) Degree
7 157 (27.84%) CISM
8 145 (25.71%) Finance
9 142 (25.18%) CISA
10 136 (24.11%) Cybersecurity
11 127 (22.52%) Ethical Hacking
12 125 (22.16%) Penetration Testing
13 122 (21.63%) Firewall
14 120 (21.28%) Windows
15 118 (20.92%) Linux
16 107 (18.97%) GCIH
17 101 (17.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 99 (17.55%) Security Operations
19 97 (17.20%) Vulnerability Management
20 94 (16.67%) Management Information System
21 93 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
22 88 (15.60%) PCI DSS
23 87 (15.43%) SANS
24 80 (14.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 80 (14.18%) Intrusion Detection
25 79 (14.01%) CREST Certified
26 78 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
26 78 (13.83%) TCP/IP
27 73 (12.94%) C
27 73 (12.94%) Security Cleared

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (2.30%) IIS
2 4 (0.71%) Apache
3 2 (0.35%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.71%) MS Office
2 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.01%) SaaS
2 9 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.89%) IaaS
5 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 178 (31.56%) Network Security
2 122 (21.63%) Firewall
3 80 (14.18%) Intrusion Detection
4 78 (13.83%) TCP/IP
5 41 (7.27%) Wireshark
6 34 (6.03%) Wireless
7 32 (5.67%) Internet
8 30 (5.32%) DNS
9 29 (5.14%) VPN
10 26 (4.61%) WAN
11 24 (4.26%) LAN
12 22 (3.90%) tcpdump
13 18 (3.19%) DMZ
14 17 (3.01%) DHCP
15 15 (2.66%) Wireless Security
16 11 (1.95%) Reverse Proxy
17 9 (1.60%) SSL
18 8 (1.42%) HTTP
18 8 (1.42%) SMTP
18 8 (1.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.30%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.06%) Big Data
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (6.21%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.24%) AppScan
3 5 (0.89%) Hudson
4 4 (0.71%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.35%) Paros
6 1 (0.18%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.18%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.18%) WebScarab
General
1 145 (25.71%) Finance
2 54 (9.57%) Legal
3 30 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.79%) Retail
5 22 (3.90%) Banking
6 12 (2.13%) Games
7 9 (1.60%) Law
8 7 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.24%) German Language
9 6 (1.06%) French Language
9 6 (1.06%) Publishing
10 5 (0.89%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.53%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 152 (26.95%) Analyst
2 126 (22.34%) Security Analyst
3 95 (16.84%) Consultant
3 95 (16.84%) Security Engineer
4 66 (11.70%) Security Consultant
5 63 (11.17%) Architect
6 50 (8.87%) Tester
7 43 (7.62%) Security Manager
8 42 (7.45%) Security Specialist
9 37 (6.56%) Security Architect
10 36 (6.38%) IT Analyst
10 36 (6.38%) IT Consultant
10 36 (6.38%) IT Security Consultant
11 35 (6.21%) Penetration Tester
12 31 (5.50%) Incident Manager
12 31 (5.50%) IT Security Analyst
13 30 (5.32%) Information Security Engineer
13 30 (5.32%) IT Manager
13 30 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
14 28 (4.96%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.95%) .NET
1 11 (1.95%) Web Services
2 10 (1.77%) HTML
3 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET
3 5 (0.89%) JSP
4 2 (0.35%) WSH
5 1 (0.18%) CGI
5 1 (0.18%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.18%) LAMP
5 1 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 93 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (10.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 56 (9.93%) Computer Science
5 47 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 43 (7.62%) Cyberthreat
7 20 (3.55%) PKI
8 19 (3.37%) Data Centre
9 18 (3.19%) CESG
10 17 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
11 16 (2.84%) Cryptography
12 12 (2.13%) Client/Server
12 12 (2.13%) Fintech
13 9 (1.60%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.60%) Social Media
14 8 (1.42%) Mainframe
14 8 (1.42%) PMI
15 7 (1.24%) Cyber Attack
16 5 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (0.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 120 (21.28%) Windows
2 118 (20.92%) Linux
3 67 (11.88%) Unix
4 22 (3.90%) Solaris
4 22 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.95%) FreeBSD
6 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.89%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.71%) HPUX
9 4 (0.71%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.53%) AIX
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) Debian
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (58.69%) Information Security
2 194 (34.40%) SIEM
3 136 (24.11%) Cybersecurity
4 127 (22.52%) Ethical Hacking
5 125 (22.16%) Penetration Testing
6 99 (17.55%) Security Operations
7 97 (17.20%) Vulnerability Management
8 80 (14.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 56 (9.93%) Risk Management
10 51 (9.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 48 (8.51%) Security Architecture
12 46 (8.16%) Security Testing
13 45 (7.98%) Risk Assessment
14 43 (7.62%) OWASP
15 40 (7.09%) ITIL
16 39 (6.91%) Identity Access Management
17 35 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
18 34 (6.03%) Analytics
19 33 (5.85%) Security Management
20 31 (5.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.94%) C
2 50 (8.87%) Python
3 46 (8.16%) Java
4 43 (7.62%) Perl
5 37 (6.56%) C++
6 27 (4.79%) PowerShell
7 24 (4.26%) Bash Shell
8 20 (3.55%) SQL
9 16 (2.84%) Ruby
10 12 (2.13%) C#
11 10 (1.77%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.60%) PHP
12 9 (1.60%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 457 (81.03%) CISSP
2 203 (35.99%) GIAC
3 166 (29.43%) Degree
4 157 (27.84%) CISM
5 142 (25.18%) CISA
6 107 (18.97%) GCIH
7 87 (15.43%) SANS
8 79 (14.01%) CREST Certified
9 78 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
10 73 (12.94%) Security Cleared
11 72 (12.77%) GCIA
12 59 (10.46%) OSCP
13 48 (8.51%) CCNA
14 46 (8.16%) SSCP
15 43 (7.62%) DV Cleared
16 37 (6.56%) SC Cleared
17 27 (4.79%) CCNP
17 27 (4.79%) CHFI
18 26 (4.61%) GSEC
19 25 (4.43%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (17.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (15.60%) PCI DSS
3 32 (5.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (3.01%) COBIT
5 11 (1.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (1.06%) ISO27002
7 4 (0.71%) SLA
8 3 (0.53%) RMADS
9 2 (0.35%) GPG13
10 1 (0.18%) BS25999
10 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 18 (3.19%) Snort
2 17 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) KVM
3 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (10.11%) Nessus
2 33 (5.85%) QRadar
3 32 (5.67%) Nmap
4 23 (4.08%) OpenVAS
5 21 (3.72%) EnCase
6 19 (3.37%) Endace
7 12 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.60%) RSA enVision
8 9 (1.60%) RSA Security Analytics
9 6 (1.06%) CiscoWorks
10 4 (0.71%) Nexpose
10 4 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.53%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.53%) WMI
12 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.35%) FTK
12 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.18%) cPanel
13 1 (0.18%) Puppet
13 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (9.22%) McAfee
2 49 (8.69%) Qualys
3 48 (8.51%) LogRhythm
4 46 (8.16%) Splunk
5 45 (7.98%) ArcSight
6 44 (7.80%) Cisco
7 28 (4.96%) SolarWinds
8 27 (4.79%) Microsoft
8 27 (4.79%) Red Hat
8 27 (4.79%) Symantec
9 24 (4.26%) Trustwave
10 18 (3.19%) Coverity
11 14 (2.48%) F5
12 13 (2.30%) Juniper
13 11 (1.95%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.95%) Fortinet
13 11 (1.95%) Remedy
13 11 (1.95%) Sourcefire
13 11 (1.95%) Websense
14 9 (1.60%) WorldPay
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £30000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Reflective of Experience plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pertemps IT
Salary: £80,000 to £110,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000+bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Salary: Great Salary and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 15,000 to 30,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Acumin
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Jenrick IT
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Training + Certifications
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Training + Certs
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Salary: £49838 - £63682 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago