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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 686 752 789
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +37
Permanent jobs citing CEH 218 118 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 177 69 94
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £29,900 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
31691 29121 33451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.16% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24546 23606 28391
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 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 21 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 +51 184 £50,000 +11.11% 19
London +42 90 £53,750 +2.38% 9
South East -3 45 £40,000 - 3
Scotland +7 25 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +11 18 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands +5 18 £62,500 +13.63%
Edinburgh +5 16 £49,025 - 1
Hampshire -5 13 £40,325 -24.62%
Leicestershire - 13 £62,500 -
Yorkshire -70 12 £42,500 - 4
City of London -12 9 £27,500 -62.06% 3
Leeds -49 9 £42,500 -39.28% 4
West Yorkshire -52 9 £42,500 - 4
Leicester - 9 £62,500 -
Southampton - 9 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 8 £40,000 -
Kent - 8 £31,250 -
Cheshire -9 7 £60,000 +9.09%
South West -12 7 £50,000 +58.73% 1
North West -14 7 £60,000 +9.09%
Surrey -2 6 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Slough - 6 £45,000 - 1
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 -
Wales 0 5 £40,000 +18.51% 1
South Wales -4 5 £40,000 +18.51% 1
Cardiff -5 5 £40,000 +18.51% 1
East of England -16 5 £57,500 +9.52%
Chester - 4 £60,000 -
Reading -8 3 £50,000 +122.22%
Warrington - 3 £35,000 -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 277 (75.07%) CISSP
2 190 (51.49%) Information Security
3 180 (48.78%) Penetration Testing
4 169 (45.80%) Ethical Hacking
5 123 (33.33%) Firewall
6 120 (32.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 113 (30.62%) Linux
8 96 (26.02%) Finance
9 92 (24.93%) Management Information System
10 89 (24.12%) Windows
11 86 (23.31%) PCI DSS
12 85 (23.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 79 (21.41%) Network Security
14 78 (21.14%) ITIL
14 78 (21.14%) GIAC
15 74 (20.05%) Microsoft
15 74 (20.05%) Degree
16 69 (18.70%) SIEM
17 62 (16.80%) Security Testing
17 62 (16.80%) Security Cleared
18 60 (16.26%) TCP/IP
18 60 (16.26%) Wireless
19 59 (15.99%) OSCP
20 54 (14.63%) Cyber Security
21 51 (13.82%) Java
22 48 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
23 47 (12.74%) CCNA
24 46 (12.47%) CISM
24 46 (12.47%) Security Management
25 42 (11.38%) MS Excel

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 16 (4.34%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.71%) Apache
4 9 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
Applications
1 42 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.98%) MS Office
3 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.25%) assyst
2 1 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.07%) SaaS
2 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (33.33%) Firewall
2 79 (21.41%) Network Security
3 60 (16.26%) Wireless
3 60 (16.26%) TCP/IP
4 42 (11.38%) Internet
5 41 (11.11%) VPN
6 37 (10.03%) Intrusion Detection
7 30 (8.13%) DNS
7 30 (8.13%) VoIP
8 20 (5.42%) LAN
8 20 (5.42%) WAN
8 20 (5.42%) DHCP
9 19 (5.15%) tcpdump
10 15 (4.07%) SSL
11 14 (3.79%) Wireshark
12 13 (3.52%) Intranet
13 7 (1.90%) HTTP
13 7 (1.90%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.90%) SMTP
14 5 (1.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.61%) MySQL
1 17 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (8.40%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.90%) AppScan
3 1 (0.27%) QADirector
General
1 96 (26.02%) Finance
2 36 (9.76%) Law
3 32 (8.67%) Legal
4 23 (6.23%) Banking
5 22 (5.96%) Retail
6 10 (2.71%) Games
7 8 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.63%) Military
9 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Marketing
11 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 111 (30.08%) Analyst
2 108 (29.27%) Security Analyst
3 107 (29.00%) Tester
4 104 (28.18%) Penetration Tester
5 65 (17.62%) Security Specialist
6 48 (13.01%) Information Security Specialist
6 48 (13.01%) Information Specialist
7 37 (10.03%) Consultant
8 31 (8.40%) Security Tester
9 28 (7.59%) Security Consultant
10 22 (5.96%) IT Security Analyst
11 20 (5.42%) Architect
12 18 (4.88%) Security Architect
12 18 (4.88%) Security Engineer
13 17 (4.61%) Information Analyst
13 17 (4.61%) Information Security Analyst
13 17 (4.61%) Ethical Hacker
14 16 (4.34%) Technical Engineer
14 16 (4.34%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (3.52%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.59%) .NET
2 10 (2.71%) LAMP
3 6 (1.63%) Web Services
4 5 (1.36%) COM
4 5 (1.36%) JCE
4 5 (1.36%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.81%) XML
6 2 (0.54%) JSON
6 2 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 92 (24.93%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.05%) Computer Science
2 26 (7.05%) Open Source
3 19 (5.15%) CESG
4 13 (3.52%) PKI
5 11 (2.98%) PMI
6 10 (2.71%) Clustering
6 10 (2.71%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.63%) Kindle
8 4 (1.08%) iPhone
8 4 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.08%) AS400
9 3 (0.81%) SCADA
9 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.27%) RMADS
11 1 (0.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 113 (30.62%) Linux
2 89 (24.12%) Windows
3 33 (8.94%) UNIX
4 26 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.96%) Solaris
6 21 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (4.61%) Ubuntu
7 17 (4.61%) CentOS
8 14 (3.79%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (2.98%) AIX
11 10 (2.71%) Debian
11 10 (2.71%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.36%) HPUX
13 4 (1.08%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.08%) OS/390
13 4 (1.08%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.08%) Android
13 4 (1.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (51.49%) Information Security
2 180 (48.78%) Penetration Testing
3 169 (45.80%) Ethical Hacking
4 85 (23.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 78 (21.14%) ITIL
6 69 (18.70%) SIEM
7 62 (16.80%) Security Testing
8 54 (14.63%) Cyber Security
9 46 (12.47%) Security Management
10 39 (10.57%) Risk Management
11 37 (10.03%) Project Management
11 37 (10.03%) Vulnerability Management
12 34 (9.21%) Risk Assessment
12 34 (9.21%) Security Architecture
13 33 (8.94%) ISMS
14 30 (8.13%) Incident Management
15 26 (7.05%) Information Security Management
16 24 (6.50%) Change Control
17 22 (5.96%) Computer Forensics
18 21 (5.69%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.82%) Java
2 40 (10.84%) C
3 38 (10.30%) SQL
4 34 (9.21%) Python
5 33 (8.94%) C++
6 29 (7.86%) Ruby
7 28 (7.59%) PHP
8 19 (5.15%) Objective-C
9 13 (3.52%) Shell Script
9 13 (3.52%) Perl
10 11 (2.98%) C#
11 7 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 277 (75.07%) CISSP
2 78 (21.14%) GIAC
3 74 (20.05%) Degree
4 62 (16.80%) Security Cleared
5 59 (15.99%) OSCP
6 48 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (12.74%) CCNA
8 46 (12.47%) CISM
9 42 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 41 (11.11%) GPEN
11 37 (10.03%) CISMP
12 34 (9.21%) MCSE
13 28 (7.59%) OSCE
13 28 (7.59%) CISA
14 26 (7.05%) SC Cleared
15 22 (5.96%) SSCP
16 16 (4.34%) DV Cleared
17 15 (4.07%) GCIH
18 13 (3.52%) CHFI
19 12 (3.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (32.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (23.31%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.88%) COBIT
4 9 (2.44%) HIPAA
5 8 (2.17%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.63%) QA
7 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.27%) Basel II
8 1 (0.27%) SLA
8 1 (0.27%) BS7799
System Software
1 29 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.05%) Snort
3 19 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.34%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.25%) Nmap
6 10 (2.71%) vSphere
7 4 (1.08%) GPFS
8 2 (0.54%) SpamAssassin
8 2 (0.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (7.32%) Nessus
2 6 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (1.36%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.54%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (20.05%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.86%) CheckPoint
3 26 (7.05%) Cisco
4 25 (6.78%) McAfee
5 23 (6.23%) VMware
6 19 (5.15%) Symantec
7 18 (4.88%) Oracle
8 16 (4.34%) Qualys
8 16 (4.34%) LogRhythm
9 15 (4.07%) Juniper
9 15 (4.07%) Websense
10 12 (3.25%) Sourcefire
10 12 (3.25%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.98%) Blue Coat
12 10 (2.71%) Sophos
13 9 (2.44%) Splunk
14 8 (2.17%) Imperva
14 8 (2.17%) IronPort
14 8 (2.17%) IBM
15 7 (1.90%) ArcSight
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £52500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + on-call allowance, bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum to 65k + car allowance + min 18% bon
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ITF Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 13 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago