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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 662 726 745
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +19
Permanent jobs citing CEH 233 205 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.65% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 189 167 76
Average salary £52,500 £49,050 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.03% -6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,250 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +65 221 £52,500 +5.00% 85
London +45 89 £55,000 +5.76% 11
South East +25 72 £42,500 +6.25% 21
City of London +49 32 £55,000 +100.00% 1
Berkshire +21 31 £40,000 - 6
Reading - 22 £40,000 - 3
Surrey +34 21 £55,000 +13.40% 1
Yorkshire +14 20 £50,000 +17.64% 6
West Midlands +3 15 £45,000 +10.76% 8
West Yorkshire +16 13 £42,500 - 4
Birmingham +5 13 £45,000 +87.50%
Leeds +20 11 £42,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +8 11 £60,000 +41.17%
South West -5 10 £32,500 -36.58% 13
East of England +7 8 £51,250 -10.86% 8
Redhill - 8 £57,500 -
Essex +2 6 £47,500 -30.90% 1
Gloucestershire -9 6 £55,000 -26.66% 2
High Wycombe - 6 £62,500 -
Milton Keynes -3 5 £42,500 -5.55%
North West -8 5 £42,500 -26.08% 11
Newbury - 5 £55,000 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £55,000 - 1
Sussex - 5 £50,000 -
Warrington +9 4 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Kent +4 4 £51,000 +63.20% 5
Cheshire -4 4 £42,500 -26.08% 4
Scotland -5 4 £51,250 +16.47%
Hampshire -8 4 £38,750 -3.12% 5
Bristol - 4 £32,500 - 4

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 335 (79.95%) CISSP
2 213 (50.84%) Information Security
3 130 (31.03%) SIEM
4 122 (29.12%) Firewall
5 115 (27.45%) Penetration Testing
6 104 (24.82%) Finance
7 101 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
8 99 (23.63%) CISM
9 94 (22.43%) Degree
10 93 (22.20%) Windows
11 89 (21.24%) Linux
12 82 (19.57%) Cyber Security
13 79 (18.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 74 (17.66%) CISA
15 73 (17.42%) GIAC
16 71 (16.95%) TCP/IP
16 71 (16.95%) Network Security
17 67 (15.99%) CCNA
17 67 (15.99%) Management Information System
18 66 (15.75%) Cisco
19 64 (15.27%) Vulnerability Management
20 63 (15.04%) Ethical Hacking
21 59 (14.08%) UNIX
22 56 (13.37%) Security Cleared
23 54 (12.89%) Intrusion Detection
24 53 (12.65%) Risk Management
25 52 (12.41%) PCI DSS
26 50 (11.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
27 48 (11.46%) CCNP
28 47 (11.22%) ITIL

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (5.49%) IIS
2 10 (2.39%) Apache
3 6 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.10%) MS Office
3 10 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.49%) SaaS
2 9 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.72%) PaaS
3 3 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 122 (29.12%) Firewall
2 71 (16.95%) TCP/IP
2 71 (16.95%) Network Security
3 54 (12.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 47 (11.22%) Wireless
5 43 (10.26%) LAN
5 43 (10.26%) WAN
6 41 (9.79%) DNS
7 29 (6.92%) Wireless Security
8 27 (6.44%) Internet
9 25 (5.97%) DMZ
9 25 (5.97%) VPN
10 19 (4.53%) DHCP
11 17 (4.06%) Wireshark
12 13 (3.10%) SMTP
13 11 (2.63%) tcpdump
14 9 (2.15%) LDAP
14 9 (2.15%) SSL
15 8 (1.91%) HTTP
15 8 (1.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.10%) Big Data
3 5 (1.19%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.72%) MySQL
5 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 104 (24.82%) Finance
2 30 (7.16%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.44%) Law
4 26 (6.21%) Banking
4 26 (6.21%) German Language
5 21 (5.01%) Legal
6 15 (3.58%) Retail
7 13 (3.10%) French Language
8 7 (1.67%) Games
9 5 (1.19%) Marketing
10 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 112 (26.73%) Analyst
2 86 (20.53%) Security Analyst
3 54 (12.89%) Security Engineer
4 47 (11.22%) Consultant
5 39 (9.31%) Security Consultant
6 35 (8.35%) Security Specialist
7 33 (7.88%) Support Engineer
8 29 (6.92%) Tester
8 29 (6.92%) Penetration Tester
9 28 (6.68%) Technical Engineer
9 28 (6.68%) Technical Support
9 28 (6.68%) Technical Support Engineer
10 21 (5.01%) Architect
11 20 (4.77%) Information Analyst
11 20 (4.77%) Information Security Analyst
11 20 (4.77%) Security Manager
11 20 (4.77%) Security Architect
11 20 (4.77%) Information Security Engineer
12 18 (4.30%) IT Security Analyst
13 16 (3.82%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.06%) Web Services
2 6 (1.43%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.72%) XML
3 3 (0.72%) JSP
4 2 (0.48%) .NET
5 1 (0.24%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.24%) SAML
5 1 (0.24%) SPNEGO
5 1 (0.24%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.99%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.68%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.53%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (3.58%) Mathematics
6 14 (3.34%) PKI
7 13 (3.10%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.39%) Social Media
9 9 (2.15%) SCADA
10 8 (1.91%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.91%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.43%) CESG
11 6 (1.43%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.72%) RMADS
13 3 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.48%) EMV
14 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 93 (22.20%) Windows
2 89 (21.24%) Linux
3 59 (14.08%) UNIX
4 9 (2.15%) Solaris
5 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.24%) VMS
9 1 (0.24%) Debian
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (50.84%) Information Security
2 130 (31.03%) SIEM
3 115 (27.45%) Penetration Testing
4 82 (19.57%) Cyber Security
5 64 (15.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 63 (15.04%) Ethical Hacking
7 53 (12.65%) Risk Management
8 50 (11.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 47 (11.22%) ITIL
10 40 (9.55%) Incident Management
11 34 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
12 32 (7.64%) Security Testing
13 31 (7.40%) Risk Assessment
14 28 (6.68%) Analytics
15 27 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (6.44%) Security Architecture
15 27 (6.44%) OWASP
16 26 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (6.21%) Business Continuity
17 25 (5.97%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.88%) SQL
2 14 (3.34%) C
3 12 (2.86%) Java
3 12 (2.86%) Python
4 11 (2.63%) Perl
5 9 (2.15%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.91%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.67%) C++
8 6 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.19%) Ruby
10 4 (0.95%) VB
11 3 (0.72%) PHP
11 3 (0.72%) VBScript
12 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 335 (79.95%) CISSP
2 101 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (23.63%) CISM
4 94 (22.43%) Degree
5 74 (17.66%) CISA
6 73 (17.42%) GIAC
7 67 (15.99%) CCNA
8 56 (13.37%) Security Cleared
9 48 (11.46%) CCNP
10 45 (10.74%) SSCP
11 35 (8.35%) OSCP
12 32 (7.64%) SC Cleared
13 28 (6.68%) GCIA
14 26 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (5.97%) MCSE
16 22 (5.25%) GCIH
17 18 (4.30%) DV Cleared
18 17 (4.06%) GPEN
19 15 (3.58%) Security+ Certification
20 14 (3.34%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (18.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (12.41%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.63%) COBIT
5 7 (1.67%) SLA
6 6 (1.43%) QA
7 3 (0.72%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.48%) BS25999
System Software
1 26 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.77%) Snort
3 5 (1.19%) vSphere
3 5 (1.19%) KVM
4 3 (0.72%) SpamAssassin
5 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (5.25%) Nessus
2 10 (2.39%) Nmap
3 6 (1.43%) WSUS
4 5 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.19%) Puppet
5 4 (0.95%) WMI
6 3 (0.72%) SCCM
6 3 (0.72%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (0.72%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (0.48%) cPanel
7 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.48%) Ionix
7 2 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 66 (15.75%) Cisco
2 40 (9.55%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.31%) ArcSight
4 34 (8.11%) Tripwire
5 28 (6.68%) McAfee
6 26 (6.21%) CheckPoint
7 21 (5.01%) Websense
8 20 (4.77%) Juniper
9 18 (4.30%) Oracle
9 18 (4.30%) Qualys
9 18 (4.30%) Splunk
10 15 (3.58%) F5
11 14 (3.34%) Sourcefire
11 14 (3.34%) Fortinet
12 13 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.63%) SAP
13 11 (2.63%) HP
13 11 (2.63%) Symantec
13 11 (2.63%) LogRhythm
14 6 (1.43%) SolarWinds
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Car Allowance and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford
Searchability
Posted: 2 days ago
Daresbury, Warrington
Elevate Direct
Salary: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum +18% bonus + car allowance + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 plus excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Grantham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cumbria
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Grantham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bishop's Stortford
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago