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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 695 777 758
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -19
Permanent jobs citing CEH 205 100 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 170 69 114
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,300 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 +95 180 £50,000 +12.99% 10
London +68 103 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South East +11 39 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +2 22 £40,000 +14.28%
Berkshire +10 18 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Yorkshire -61 17 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Leeds -32 14 £45,000 -35.71% 1
West Yorkshire -53 14 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Edinburgh - 13 £47,500 -
Glasgow -2 9 £40,000 +14.28%
City of London -2 8 £57,625 -20.51% 1
South West -22 8 £48,750 +54.76%
Kent - 8 £31,250 -
Surrey -1 7 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands -3 6 £62,500 +13.63%
Hampshire -9 6 £40,163 -4.37%
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 -
Leicestershire - 5 £62,500 -
East of England 0 4 £57,500 +144.68%
North West -13 4 - - 2
Slough - 4 £43,500 -
Southampton - 4 £40,000 -
South Wales +10 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Cambridge +5 3 - -
Wales +4 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Cambridgeshire +3 3 - -
Reading -6 3 £50,000 +122.22%
Cardiff -7 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Bristol -11 3 £47,500 +50.79%
Cheshire -12 3 - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 298 (77.60%) CISSP
2 223 (58.07%) Information Security
3 172 (44.79%) Penetration Testing
4 171 (44.53%) Ethical Hacking
5 142 (36.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 121 (31.51%) Firewall
7 109 (28.39%) Linux
8 104 (27.08%) Management Information System
9 95 (24.74%) Finance
10 90 (23.44%) Network Security
11 87 (22.66%) Windows
12 84 (21.88%) GIAC
13 83 (21.61%) ITIL
13 83 (21.61%) PCI DSS
14 81 (21.09%) Degree
15 78 (20.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 72 (18.75%) TCP/IP
17 70 (18.23%) CISM
18 64 (16.67%) Microsoft
19 63 (16.41%) Wireless
20 62 (16.15%) Security Cleared
21 59 (15.36%) SIEM
22 55 (14.32%) Security Testing
23 54 (14.06%) OSCP
24 50 (13.02%) Risk Management
25 49 (12.76%) Security Management
25 49 (12.76%) Cisco Certification
25 49 (12.76%) Vulnerability Management
25 49 (12.76%) Cyber Security
26 48 (12.50%) CCNA

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (4.69%) IIS
2 16 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.13%) Apache
4 8 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 34 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.60%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.69%) SaaS
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (31.51%) Firewall
2 90 (23.44%) Network Security
3 72 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 63 (16.41%) Wireless
5 44 (11.46%) Internet
6 42 (10.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 37 (9.64%) VPN
8 27 (7.03%) DNS
9 24 (6.25%) VoIP
10 19 (4.95%) DHCP
11 18 (4.69%) WAN
11 18 (4.69%) LAN
12 16 (4.17%) tcpdump
13 13 (3.39%) Intranet
14 12 (3.13%) Wireshark
15 11 (2.86%) Wireless Security
16 10 (2.60%) SSL
17 8 (2.08%) SMTP
18 6 (1.56%) HTTP
19 5 (1.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.43%) MySQL
2 16 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (7.55%) Metasploit
2 6 (1.56%) AppScan
3 1 (0.26%) QADirector
General
1 95 (24.74%) Finance
2 48 (12.50%) Law
3 40 (10.42%) Legal
4 23 (5.99%) Retail
5 22 (5.73%) Banking
6 10 (2.60%) Games
7 8 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.82%) German Language
9 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.78%) Military
10 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 122 (31.77%) Analyst
2 119 (30.99%) Security Analyst
3 102 (26.56%) Tester
4 99 (25.78%) Penetration Tester
5 73 (19.01%) Security Specialist
6 55 (14.32%) Information Specialist
6 55 (14.32%) Information Security Specialist
7 40 (10.42%) Consultant
8 30 (7.81%) Security Consultant
9 29 (7.55%) Security Engineer
10 27 (7.03%) Security Tester
11 23 (5.99%) IT Security Analyst
12 21 (5.47%) Ethical Hacker
13 20 (5.21%) Technical Engineer
14 19 (4.95%) Support Engineer
14 19 (4.95%) Architect
15 17 (4.43%) IT Security Specialist
15 17 (4.43%) Security Architect
15 17 (4.43%) Technical Support Engineer
15 17 (4.43%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.25%) .NET
2 10 (2.60%) LAMP
2 10 (2.60%) Web Services
3 7 (1.82%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.30%) JCE
5 4 (1.04%) XML
5 4 (1.04%) COM
6 2 (0.52%) JSON
6 2 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 104 (27.08%) Management Information System
2 31 (8.07%) Computer Science
3 24 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.73%) Open Source
5 21 (5.47%) CESG
6 13 (3.39%) PKI
7 11 (2.86%) PMI
8 10 (2.60%) Clustering
9 9 (2.34%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.56%) Kindle
11 4 (1.04%) AS400
11 4 (1.04%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.78%) SCADA
12 3 (0.78%) CESG CLAS
13 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.52%) RMADS
13 2 (0.52%) iPhone
13 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.26%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 109 (28.39%) Linux
2 87 (22.66%) Windows
3 36 (9.38%) UNIX
4 24 (6.25%) Solaris
5 20 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.91%) Ubuntu
7 15 (3.91%) CentOS
8 12 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.86%) AIX
10 10 (2.60%) Debian
10 10 (2.60%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.30%) HPUX
13 4 (1.04%) OS/390
14 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.52%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (58.07%) Information Security
2 172 (44.79%) Penetration Testing
3 171 (44.53%) Ethical Hacking
4 83 (21.61%) ITIL
5 78 (20.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 59 (15.36%) SIEM
7 55 (14.32%) Security Testing
8 50 (13.02%) Risk Management
9 49 (12.76%) Security Management
9 49 (12.76%) Vulnerability Management
9 49 (12.76%) Cyber Security
10 39 (10.16%) ISMS
11 37 (9.64%) Incident Management
12 33 (8.59%) Security Architecture
13 32 (8.33%) Project Management
13 32 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
14 28 (7.29%) Information Security Management
15 27 (7.03%) Change Control
16 21 (5.47%) Service Management
17 19 (4.95%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.20%) Java
2 34 (8.85%) C
3 33 (8.59%) Python
4 32 (8.33%) SQL
5 28 (7.29%) Ruby
5 28 (7.29%) C++
6 24 (6.25%) PHP
7 16 (4.17%) Objective-C
8 15 (3.91%) Perl
9 14 (3.65%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.86%) C#
11 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 298 (77.60%) CISSP
2 84 (21.88%) GIAC
3 81 (21.09%) Degree
4 70 (18.23%) CISM
5 62 (16.15%) Security Cleared
6 54 (14.06%) OSCP
7 49 (12.76%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (12.50%) CCNA
9 44 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (9.64%) GPEN
11 34 (8.85%) MCSE
12 32 (8.33%) CISA
13 30 (7.81%) CISMP
14 29 (7.55%) SC Cleared
15 24 (6.25%) OSCE
16 23 (5.99%) SSCP
17 18 (4.69%) DV Cleared
18 13 (3.39%) CHFI
19 12 (3.13%) GCIH
19 12 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (36.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (21.61%) PCI DSS
3 19 (4.95%) COBIT
4 10 (2.60%) QA
5 9 (2.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.30%) HIPAA
7 4 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.52%) SLA
9 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.26%) BS7799
System Software
1 27 (7.03%) Snort
2 25 (6.51%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.13%) Nmap
5 10 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.04%) vSphere
7 3 (0.78%) SpamAssassin
8 2 (0.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 28 (7.29%) Nessus
2 8 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.04%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.07%) McAfee
2 31 (8.07%) CheckPoint
3 22 (5.73%) Symantec
3 22 (5.73%) Cisco
4 18 (4.69%) Oracle
5 16 (4.17%) LogRhythm
6 15 (3.91%) Qualys
7 14 (3.65%) Websense
7 14 (3.65%) IronPort
8 13 (3.39%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.39%) Juniper
8 13 (3.39%) VMware
9 10 (2.60%) Sourcefire
9 10 (2.60%) Blue Coat
10 9 (2.34%) Splunk
11 7 (1.82%) Sophos
12 6 (1.56%) Tripwire
12 6 (1.56%) NetIQ
12 6 (1.56%) ArcSight
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Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum Plus Benefits
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Salary: £40000 per annum + on-call allowance, bonus
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
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Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum training and certifications offered
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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