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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 714 795 725
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -70
Permanent jobs citing CEH 178 151 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.47% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 140 138 104
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +11.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,900 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +11.49%

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
29558 32314 30016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.35% 27.33% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23217 25924 24144
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 May 2015 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 27 May 2015. 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 +73 167 £52,000 -0.95% 47
South East +41 64 £51,000 +13.33% 22
London +37 59 £55,000 -5.17% 12
Berkshire +13 29 £40,000 -11.11% 11
West Midlands +17 24 £42,500 -22.72% 2
City of London +60 21 £60,000 -20.00% 3
Reading - 18 £40,000 - 6
Birmingham +6 15 £45,000 +87.50% 2
Surrey +23 11 £58,750 +21.13% 1
East of England +19 7 £55,000 -20.00% 3
West Sussex +13 7 £52,000 +15.55%
Crawley +11 7 £52,000 +15.55%
Kent - 7 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +10 5 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £60,000 +26.31% 3
Newbury - 5 £55,000 - 3
Bromley - 5 £50,000 -
Woking - 5 £61,500 -
Scotland +16 4 £53,750 +15.52% 2
West Yorkshire +15 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Edinburgh +12 4 £53,750 +9.58% 1
Slough -1 4 £55,000 +18.91% 2
Hampshire -2 4 £55,000 +17.02% 2
Wales - 4 £40,000 - 1
Leeds +22 3 £35,250 -21.66% 2
Southampton -8 3 £55,000 +17.02% 1
South West -22 3 £55,000 +3.77% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £60,000 - 3
Redhill - 3 £37,500 -
Warrington +4 2 £42,500 +21.42%

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 298 (81.87%) CISSP
2 191 (52.47%) Information Security
3 115 (31.59%) SIEM
4 110 (30.22%) Firewall
5 105 (28.85%) CISM
6 95 (26.10%) GIAC
7 87 (23.90%) Windows
8 84 (23.08%) Linux
9 82 (22.53%) Penetration Testing
10 78 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 76 (20.88%) Cisco Certification
12 72 (19.78%) Cyber Security
13 69 (18.96%) Management Information System
13 69 (18.96%) Finance
14 68 (18.68%) Degree
14 68 (18.68%) Network Security
15 63 (17.31%) PCI DSS
16 60 (16.48%) Cisco
17 57 (15.66%) Risk Management
18 56 (15.38%) CISA
19 54 (14.84%) Intrusion Detection
20 51 (14.01%) TCP/IP
21 50 (13.74%) UNIX
21 50 (13.74%) CCNA
22 47 (12.91%) Security Cleared
22 47 (12.91%) Vulnerability Management
23 45 (12.36%) Incident Management
24 43 (11.81%) SSCP
25 42 (11.54%) Security Testing
26 40 (10.99%) Ethical Hacking

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 14 (3.85%) IIS
2 6 (1.65%) Apache
3 5 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.82%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.04%) SaaS
2 2 (0.55%) Mimecast
2 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (30.22%) Firewall
2 68 (18.68%) Network Security
3 54 (14.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 51 (14.01%) TCP/IP
5 39 (10.71%) Wireless
6 33 (9.07%) DNS
6 33 (9.07%) Wireless Security
7 31 (8.52%) LAN
7 31 (8.52%) WAN
8 24 (6.59%) VPN
9 23 (6.32%) DMZ
10 20 (5.49%) Internet
11 16 (4.40%) DHCP
12 15 (4.12%) tcpdump
13 13 (3.57%) Wireshark
14 11 (3.02%) SSL
15 10 (2.75%) SMTP
16 5 (1.37%) POP3
16 5 (1.37%) HTTP
16 5 (1.37%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.20%) Big Data
2 7 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 69 (18.96%) Finance
2 33 (9.07%) Law
3 27 (7.42%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.67%) Banking
5 14 (3.85%) French Language
6 13 (3.57%) German Language
7 11 (3.02%) Retail
7 11 (3.02%) Legal
8 7 (1.92%) Games
9 5 (1.37%) Marketing
10 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 104 (28.57%) Analyst
2 93 (25.55%) Security Analyst
3 66 (18.13%) Security Engineer
4 37 (10.16%) Information Security Engineer
5 31 (8.52%) Consultant
6 28 (7.69%) Information Analyst
6 28 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 28 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
7 27 (7.42%) Support Engineer
8 26 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
8 26 (7.14%) Technical Support
8 26 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
9 24 (6.59%) Security Consultant
10 22 (6.04%) Tester
10 22 (6.04%) Penetration Tester
10 22 (6.04%) IT Security Analyst
11 18 (4.95%) Operations Analyst
11 18 (4.95%) Security Operations Analyst
12 16 (4.40%) Network Engineer
13 15 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.47%) Web Services
1 9 (2.47%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.10%) XML
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.27%) COM
3 1 (0.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.96%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.04%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.67%) SCADA
5 15 (4.12%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.57%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.47%) PKI
7 9 (2.47%) CESG
8 7 (1.92%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.92%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.10%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.82%) RMADS
10 3 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.55%) EMV
11 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.55%) Social Media
11 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 87 (23.90%) Windows
2 84 (23.08%) Linux
3 50 (13.74%) UNIX
4 7 (1.92%) Solaris
5 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.55%) AIX
7 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Android
8 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.27%) VMS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (52.47%) Information Security
2 115 (31.59%) SIEM
3 82 (22.53%) Penetration Testing
4 72 (19.78%) Cyber Security
5 57 (15.66%) Risk Management
6 47 (12.91%) Vulnerability Management
7 45 (12.36%) Incident Management
8 42 (11.54%) Security Testing
9 40 (10.99%) Ethical Hacking
10 37 (10.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 35 (9.62%) ITIL
12 32 (8.79%) Database Security
13 30 (8.24%) Kalman Filter
14 26 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
15 24 (6.59%) Analytics
16 23 (6.32%) Security Architecture
17 21 (5.77%) Business Continuity
18 18 (4.95%) OWASP
19 17 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
20 15 (4.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.22%) SQL
2 13 (3.57%) Perl
3 12 (3.30%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.92%) Python
5 6 (1.65%) Java
6 5 (1.37%) VB
6 5 (1.37%) PHP
6 5 (1.37%) C
6 5 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.55%) VBScript
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 298 (81.87%) CISSP
2 105 (28.85%) CISM
3 95 (26.10%) GIAC
4 76 (20.88%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (18.68%) Degree
6 56 (15.38%) CISA
7 50 (13.74%) CCNA
8 47 (12.91%) Security Cleared
9 43 (11.81%) SSCP
10 32 (8.79%) CCNP
11 28 (7.69%) GCIA
12 26 (7.14%) OSCP
13 25 (6.87%) SC Cleared
14 24 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (6.04%) MCSE
15 22 (6.04%) CISMP
16 20 (5.49%) GCIH
17 16 (4.40%) GPEN
18 12 (3.30%) DV Cleared
18 12 (3.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (17.31%) PCI DSS
3 15 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (3.85%) SLA
5 13 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 6 (1.65%) COBIT
7 4 (1.10%) QA
8 2 (0.55%) BS7799
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (9.62%) Snort
2 26 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.37%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (0.27%) KVM
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (5.49%) Nessus
2 13 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.92%) Nmap
4 6 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.37%) MIMEsweeper
6 4 (1.10%) WMI
7 2 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.55%) Nagios
7 2 (0.55%) Ionix
7 2 (0.55%) SCCM
8 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.27%) Puppet
8 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.27%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (16.48%) Cisco
2 36 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.52%) McAfee
4 30 (8.24%) CheckPoint
5 26 (7.14%) ArcSight
6 22 (6.04%) Websense
6 22 (6.04%) Juniper
7 18 (4.95%) Symantec
7 18 (4.95%) Tripwire
8 17 (4.67%) Fortinet
9 15 (4.12%) Sourcefire
10 13 (3.57%) Qualys
11 11 (3.02%) IronPort
12 9 (2.47%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.47%) Oracle
12 9 (2.47%) SAP
13 8 (2.20%) LogRhythm
14 7 (1.92%) Splunk
14 7 (1.92%) Postini
15 6 (1.65%) Blue Coat
Newbury, Berkshire
Futurestep UK Ltd - Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Futurestep UK Ltd - Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
HP Group
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £40000 per annum + bonus, on-call allowance etc.
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: Yesterday