The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 679 737 794
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +57
Permanent jobs citing CEH 203 133 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.45% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 165 75 85
Average salary £49,050 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.57% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £33,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £71,200 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31524 29552 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.26% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24626 23785 28227
Average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -12 171 £50,000 -4.76% 20
London +14 72 £53,750 -4.44% 9
South East +11 48 £40,000 - 5
Scotland +11 23 £44,000 -
East Midlands 0 19 £62,500 +13.63%
Edinburgh +3 17 £49,050 -
Berkshire +9 15 £40,000 -
Hampshire -8 14 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Leicestershire - 14 £62,500 -
Southampton - 12 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire -55 10 £42,500 -1.16%
Leicester - 10 £62,500 -
Cheshire +3 9 £57,500 +4.54%
North West +3 9 £57,500 +4.54%
City of London -10 9 £27,500 -53.78% 3
Kent - 8 £31,250 - 3
Leeds -45 7 £42,500 -29.16%
West Yorkshire -73 7 £42,500 -1.16%
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £42,500 - 1
East of England -12 6 £57,500 +9.52%
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 - 2
Chester - 6 £60,000 -
Glasgow - 5 £40,000 -
Canary Wharf - 5 £51,500 -
Wales -4 4 £40,000 +14.28%
South Wales -4 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Cardiff -7 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Slough - 4 £45,000 -
South West - 4 £51,250 - 4
Warrington - 3 £35,000 -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 267 (72.36%) CISSP
2 184 (49.86%) Penetration Testing
3 179 (48.51%) Information Security
4 164 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
5 120 (32.52%) Firewall
6 110 (29.81%) Linux
7 97 (26.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 94 (25.47%) Finance
9 93 (25.20%) Windows
10 85 (23.04%) Management Information System
10 85 (23.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 84 (22.76%) PCI DSS
12 78 (21.14%) GIAC
13 77 (20.87%) SIEM
14 76 (20.60%) Degree
15 73 (19.78%) Network Security
16 70 (18.97%) Security Testing
17 68 (18.43%) Microsoft
18 67 (18.16%) Security Cleared
19 66 (17.89%) ITIL
20 62 (16.80%) OSCP
21 59 (15.99%) Wireless
22 58 (15.72%) Java
23 49 (13.28%) TCP/IP
24 48 (13.01%) C
24 48 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
24 48 (13.01%) CISMP
25 47 (12.74%) GPEN
25 47 (12.74%) Cyber Security
26 45 (12.20%) CCNA

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (4.61%) IIS
2 14 (3.79%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.25%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.44%) Apache
4 9 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
Applications
1 44 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.98%) MS Office
3 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.90%) assyst
2 1 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (32.52%) Firewall
2 73 (19.78%) Network Security
3 59 (15.99%) Wireless
4 49 (13.28%) TCP/IP
5 40 (10.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 39 (10.57%) VPN
7 37 (10.03%) Internet
8 35 (9.49%) VoIP
9 32 (8.67%) DNS
10 24 (6.50%) tcpdump
11 21 (5.69%) WAN
11 21 (5.69%) DHCP
11 21 (5.69%) LAN
12 17 (4.61%) Wireshark
13 16 (4.34%) SSL
14 9 (2.44%) HTTP
15 8 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.17%) Intranet
16 7 (1.90%) OSPF
16 7 (1.90%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.07%) MySQL
3 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (8.40%) Metasploit
2 9 (2.44%) AppScan
3 2 (0.54%) Hudson
4 1 (0.27%) QADirector
General
1 94 (25.47%) Finance
2 24 (6.50%) Legal
3 22 (5.96%) Law
4 21 (5.69%) Banking
4 21 (5.69%) Retail
5 8 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.90%) Military
6 7 (1.90%) Games
7 6 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
8 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 110 (29.81%) Tester
2 106 (28.73%) Penetration Tester
3 91 (24.66%) Analyst
4 87 (23.58%) Security Analyst
5 52 (14.09%) Security Specialist
6 35 (9.49%) Security Tester
7 34 (9.21%) Consultant
8 33 (8.94%) Information Security Specialist
8 33 (8.94%) Information Specialist
9 27 (7.32%) Security Consultant
10 24 (6.50%) Security Engineer
11 20 (5.42%) Architect
12 18 (4.88%) Ethical Hacker
12 18 (4.88%) Security Architect
13 16 (4.34%) IT Security Analyst
13 16 (4.34%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (4.07%) Senior Tester
15 13 (3.52%) Senior Security Analyst
15 13 (3.52%) Risk Analyst
15 13 (3.52%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.49%) .NET
2 10 (2.71%) LAMP
3 6 (1.63%) COM
4 5 (1.36%) JCE
5 3 (0.81%) Web Services
6 2 (0.54%) XML
7 1 (0.27%) JSON
7 1 (0.27%) RESTful
7 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 85 (23.04%) Management Information System
2 30 (8.13%) Open Source
3 23 (6.23%) Computer Science
4 20 (5.42%) CESG
5 17 (4.61%) PKI
6 11 (2.98%) Cryptography
6 11 (2.98%) PMI
7 10 (2.71%) Clustering
8 6 (1.63%) Kindle
9 5 (1.36%) AS400
9 5 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.36%) iPhone
10 3 (0.81%) SCADA
10 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.54%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 110 (29.81%) Linux
2 93 (25.20%) Windows
3 27 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (7.32%) UNIX
4 24 (6.50%) Solaris
5 22 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.07%) Ubuntu
6 15 (4.07%) CentOS
6 15 (4.07%) Windows 8
7 14 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.98%) AIX
9 10 (2.71%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.63%) Debian
11 5 (1.36%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.36%) OS/390
11 5 (1.36%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.36%) HPUX
11 5 (1.36%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.36%) Android
11 5 (1.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (49.86%) Penetration Testing
2 179 (48.51%) Information Security
3 164 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
4 85 (23.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 77 (20.87%) SIEM
6 70 (18.97%) Security Testing
7 66 (17.89%) ITIL
8 47 (12.74%) Cyber Security
9 37 (10.03%) Project Management
9 37 (10.03%) Risk Management
10 34 (9.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 34 (9.21%) Security Architecture
11 33 (8.94%) Incident Management
12 32 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
13 30 (8.13%) Security Management
14 28 (7.59%) Computer Forensics
15 25 (6.78%) Information Management
16 20 (5.42%) Change Control
17 18 (4.88%) Time Management
17 18 (4.88%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.72%) Java
2 48 (13.01%) C
3 39 (10.57%) SQL
4 35 (9.49%) C++
5 33 (8.94%) Python
6 32 (8.67%) PHP
7 28 (7.59%) Ruby
8 23 (6.23%) Objective-C
9 12 (3.25%) Perl
10 11 (2.98%) C#
11 9 (2.44%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.90%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.27%) VB
13 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 267 (72.36%) CISSP
2 78 (21.14%) GIAC
3 76 (20.60%) Degree
4 67 (18.16%) Security Cleared
5 62 (16.80%) OSCP
6 48 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (13.01%) CISMP
7 47 (12.74%) GPEN
8 45 (12.20%) CCNA
9 44 (11.92%) CISM
10 36 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (8.67%) CISA
12 29 (7.86%) MCSE
13 27 (7.32%) OSCE
14 25 (6.78%) SC Cleared
15 23 (6.23%) SSCP
16 18 (4.88%) DV Cleared
16 18 (4.88%) GCIH
17 14 (3.79%) GCIA
18 13 (3.52%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (26.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (22.76%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.88%) COBIT
4 11 (2.98%) HIPAA
5 7 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.63%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.81%) QA
8 2 (0.54%) BS7799
9 1 (0.27%) Basel II
9 1 (0.27%) SLA
9 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (8.13%) Snort
2 28 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 25 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (5.69%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.52%) Nmap
5 13 (3.52%) vSphere
6 4 (1.08%) GPFS
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (7.05%) Nessus
2 6 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (1.63%) WebInspect
3 5 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.76%) Cisco
3 32 (8.67%) VMware
4 28 (7.59%) CheckPoint
5 23 (6.23%) Juniper
6 22 (5.96%) Symantec
7 20 (5.42%) McAfee
8 19 (5.15%) Oracle
8 19 (5.15%) LogRhythm
9 14 (3.79%) Websense
9 14 (3.79%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.79%) Blue Coat
9 14 (3.79%) Sourcefire
10 13 (3.52%) Sophos
10 13 (3.52%) Qualys
11 10 (2.71%) Splunk
11 10 (2.71%) Imperva
12 8 (2.17%) IronPort
13 7 (1.90%) HP
13 7 (1.90%) ArcSight
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 1 hour ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Superb base with excellent bonus and
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Three People
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Folkestone
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 9 days ago
Folkestone
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 9 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West London
GE Capital
Posted: 20 days ago
West London
GE Capital
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Flexible Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago