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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 711 746 705
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -41
Permanent jobs citing CEH 193 196 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.60% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 156 163 130
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,450 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%

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
30453 32795 31536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.16% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23885 26176 25383
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +26 177 £50,000 -9.09% 49
London +8 73 £51,000 -24.44% 19
South East +16 66 £55,000 +22.22% 16
Berkshire +6 23 £50,000 +5.26% 10
West Midlands -1 22 £40,000 -11.11% 2
City of London +31 21 £73,750 +18.00% 6
Reading - 14 £50,000 - 7
Surrey +17 12 £56,250 +21.62%
Scotland +24 11 £53,750 +34.37% 1
West Sussex +21 11 £31,000 -11.42%
Edinburgh +20 11 £53,750 -
Crawley +5 11 £31,000 -11.42%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £60,000 - 1
Hampshire -4 8 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Birmingham +3 7 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +8 6 £50,000 +19.04% 1
Leeds +6 6 £50,000 +15.60% 1
West Yorkshire +5 6 £50,000 +19.04% 1
East Midlands -2 5 £26,000 -56.66%
Southampton -6 5 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Woking - 5 £61,500 -
High Wycombe - 5 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire +6 4 £26,000 -52.72%
Nottingham +2 4 £26,000 -52.72%
Maidenhead - 4 £57,500 - 2
Bromley - 4 £50,000 - 1
Kent +21 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Slough +7 3 £60,000 +26.31% 1
South West -20 3 £52,500 -0.94% 4
Warrington +13 2 £42,500 +13.33% 1

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 282 (78.33%) CISSP
2 207 (57.50%) Information Security
3 115 (31.94%) GIAC
4 111 (30.83%) CISM
5 104 (28.89%) Firewall
6 103 (28.61%) SIEM
7 94 (26.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 89 (24.72%) Windows
9 80 (22.22%) Management Information System
10 79 (21.94%) Linux
11 78 (21.67%) Penetration Testing
12 76 (21.11%) PCI DSS
13 74 (20.56%) Degree
14 70 (19.44%) Network Security
15 67 (18.61%) Cisco Certification
16 61 (16.94%) Intrusion Detection
17 60 (16.67%) Risk Management
18 58 (16.11%) Cisco
19 57 (15.83%) Finance
20 53 (14.72%) TCP/IP
20 53 (14.72%) Cyber Security
21 50 (13.89%) Incident Management
22 49 (13.61%) CISA
23 48 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
24 47 (13.06%) Security Cleared
25 46 (12.78%) Wireless
25 46 (12.78%) SSCP
26 45 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
27 44 (12.22%) Security Testing
27 44 (12.22%) CCNA

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (2.50%) IIS
2 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (3.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.00%) SaaS
2 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 104 (28.89%) Firewall
2 70 (19.44%) Network Security
3 61 (16.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 53 (14.72%) TCP/IP
5 46 (12.78%) Wireless
6 39 (10.83%) Wireless Security
7 36 (10.00%) DNS
8 31 (8.61%) LAN
8 31 (8.61%) WAN
9 28 (7.78%) VPN
10 26 (7.22%) DMZ
11 19 (5.28%) Internet
11 19 (5.28%) DHCP
12 17 (4.72%) tcpdump
13 15 (4.17%) Wireshark
14 11 (3.06%) SSL
14 11 (3.06%) SMTP
15 6 (1.67%) HTTP
16 5 (1.39%) POP3
16 5 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.39%) MySQL
2 3 (0.83%) Big Data
3 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (3.61%) Metasploit
General
1 57 (15.83%) Finance
2 34 (9.44%) Law
3 21 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.44%) Banking
5 12 (3.33%) Retail
5 12 (3.33%) Legal
6 10 (2.78%) French Language
7 7 (1.94%) Marketing
8 6 (1.67%) German Language
9 5 (1.39%) Games
10 2 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (30.56%) Analyst
2 103 (28.61%) Security Analyst
3 77 (21.39%) Security Engineer
4 48 (13.33%) Information Security Engineer
5 31 (8.61%) Information Security Analyst
5 31 (8.61%) Information Analyst
6 30 (8.33%) Consultant
7 29 (8.06%) Tester
7 29 (8.06%) Penetration Tester
8 25 (6.94%) Security Specialist
9 23 (6.39%) Operations Analyst
9 23 (6.39%) Support Engineer
9 23 (6.39%) Security Consultant
9 23 (6.39%) Security Operations Analyst
10 22 (6.11%) Technical Support Engineer
10 22 (6.11%) Technical Support
10 22 (6.11%) Technical Engineer
11 21 (5.83%) IT Security Analyst
12 17 (4.72%) Network Engineer
13 16 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.06%) Regular Expression
2 6 (1.67%) Web Services
2 6 (1.67%) XML
3 2 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) COM
4 1 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 80 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 34 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.67%) SCADA
4 22 (6.11%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.17%) Open Source
5 15 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.50%) PKI
7 8 (2.22%) CESG
8 6 (1.67%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.39%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.39%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.83%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.83%) RMADS
11 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.56%) EMV
11 2 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 89 (24.72%) Windows
2 79 (21.94%) Linux
3 43 (11.94%) UNIX
4 8 (2.22%) Solaris
5 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.56%) AIX
7 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.28%) Android
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (57.50%) Information Security
2 103 (28.61%) SIEM
3 78 (21.67%) Penetration Testing
4 60 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 53 (14.72%) Cyber Security
6 50 (13.89%) Incident Management
7 48 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
8 45 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 44 (12.22%) Security Testing
10 43 (11.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 37 (10.28%) Database Security
12 34 (9.44%) Kalman Filter
13 33 (9.17%) Network Monitoring
14 25 (6.94%) ITIL
15 20 (5.56%) E-Commerce
16 19 (5.28%) Business Continuity
17 18 (5.00%) OWASP
17 18 (5.00%) Information Assurance
17 18 (5.00%) Security Architecture
18 16 (4.44%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.56%) SQL
2 12 (3.33%) Shell Script
3 11 (3.06%) Perl
4 7 (1.94%) Java
5 6 (1.67%) Python
6 5 (1.39%) VB
6 5 (1.39%) PHP
6 5 (1.39%) C
7 4 (1.11%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.56%) C++
8 2 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 282 (78.33%) CISSP
2 115 (31.94%) GIAC
3 111 (30.83%) CISM
4 74 (20.56%) Degree
5 67 (18.61%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (13.61%) CISA
7 47 (13.06%) Security Cleared
8 46 (12.78%) SSCP
9 44 (12.22%) CCNA
10 29 (8.06%) CCNP
10 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (7.50%) OSCP
12 26 (7.22%) MCSE
13 25 (6.94%) SC Cleared
14 21 (5.83%) CISMP
15 19 (5.28%) GCIA
15 19 (5.28%) GPEN
16 15 (4.17%) GCIH
17 14 (3.89%) DV Cleared
18 11 (3.06%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (26.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (21.11%) PCI DSS
3 20 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 16 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (3.33%) SLA
6 9 (2.50%) COBIT
7 6 (1.67%) BS7799
8 3 (0.83%) QA
9 2 (0.56%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (12.22%) Snort
2 24 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.39%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 30 (8.33%) Nessus
2 17 (4.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.39%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (1.11%) WMI
6 3 (0.83%) Nmap
7 2 (0.56%) SCCM
7 2 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.56%) Nagios
7 2 (0.56%) Ionix
8 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.28%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 58 (16.11%) Cisco
2 34 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.44%) McAfee
3 32 (8.89%) CheckPoint
4 25 (6.94%) Juniper
5 20 (5.56%) Symantec
6 19 (5.28%) Websense
6 19 (5.28%) Tripwire
6 19 (5.28%) Fortinet
6 19 (5.28%) ArcSight
7 16 (4.44%) Qualys
7 16 (4.44%) Sourcefire
8 15 (4.17%) IronPort
9 12 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.22%) Blue Coat
10 8 (2.22%) LogRhythm
11 7 (1.94%) Postini
12 6 (1.67%) Oracle
12 6 (1.67%) Splunk
13 5 (1.39%) SAP
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum remote working and training offered
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + min 18% bonus + car allow + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £68000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health
Posted: 5 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £44000.00 - £66000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago