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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 656 684 772
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +88
Permanent jobs citing CEH 247 228 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.73% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 199 187 68
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,250 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £65,000 £70,750
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -

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
30325 31410 28892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.32% 26.98% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24528 24339 23469
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 1 September 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 +67 239 £55,000 +10.00% 69
London -4 97 £55,000 - 10
South East +29 66 £50,000 +25.00% 18
City of London +49 28 £60,000 +19.40% 5
Yorkshire +21 27 £45,000 +6.50% 8
Berkshire +25 25 £40,000 - 7
Surrey +20 19 £57,500 +27.77% 1
South West -9 18 £62,500 +28.20% 9
West Yorkshire +13 17 £45,000 +6.50% 3
Leeds +12 16 £45,000 +6.50% 3
Reading +10 16 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 14 £61,250 +44.11% 3
North West +6 10 £48,000 -20.00% 10
East of England +7 9 £47,500 -17.39% 5
Cheshire +5 9 £48,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands 0 8 £65,000 +13.52% 5
Gloucestershire -11 8 - -
South Yorkshire - 8 £55,000 - 5
High Wycombe - 8 £62,500 - 1
Essex +3 7 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Bristol -9 7 £32,500 -31.57% 6
Milton Keynes -8 6 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Warrington +7 5 £42,500 - 1
Sussex - 5 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 5 £55,000 - 5
Redhill - 5 £65,000 -
East Midlands -4 4 £28,785 -53.94% 4
Staines - 4 £75,000 -
Swindon +13 3 £66,453 +32.90% 3
Hampshire +12 3 £27,500 -31.80%

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 341 (80.24%) CISSP
2 211 (49.65%) Information Security
3 136 (32.00%) SIEM
4 114 (26.82%) Finance
5 111 (26.12%) Penetration Testing
6 109 (25.65%) Firewall
7 104 (24.47%) Degree
8 96 (22.59%) Windows
8 96 (22.59%) Linux
9 95 (22.35%) Cisco Certification
10 94 (22.12%) CISA
11 90 (21.18%) CISM
12 87 (20.47%) Cyber Security
13 81 (19.06%) TCP/IP
14 73 (17.18%) Vulnerability Management
14 73 (17.18%) Network Security
15 67 (15.76%) GIAC
16 66 (15.53%) Ethical Hacking
17 65 (15.29%) CCNA
18 64 (15.06%) UNIX
19 63 (14.82%) Cisco
19 63 (14.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 56 (13.18%) Management Information System
21 52 (12.24%) PCI DSS
22 51 (12.00%) Security Cleared
23 50 (11.76%) ArcSight
24 47 (11.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 45 (10.59%) CCNP
26 44 (10.35%) SSCP
26 44 (10.35%) Wireless

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (5.41%) IIS
2 10 (2.35%) Apache
3 7 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.18%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.06%) MS Office
3 10 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.82%) SaaS
2 9 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.71%) PaaS
3 3 (0.71%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 109 (25.65%) Firewall
2 81 (19.06%) TCP/IP
3 73 (17.18%) Network Security
4 44 (10.35%) Wireless
5 42 (9.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 36 (8.47%) DNS
7 35 (8.24%) WAN
8 34 (8.00%) LAN
9 26 (6.12%) Internet
10 23 (5.41%) Wireshark
11 20 (4.71%) Wireless Security
12 19 (4.47%) DHCP
13 18 (4.24%) VPN
14 17 (4.00%) DMZ
15 12 (2.82%) VLAN
16 10 (2.35%) Cisco PIX
16 10 (2.35%) SMTP
17 7 (1.65%) HTTPS
17 7 (1.65%) MPLS
17 7 (1.65%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.53%) Big Data
3 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.18%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (3.53%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 114 (26.82%) Finance
2 31 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.59%) Legal
4 26 (6.12%) German Language
5 22 (5.18%) Banking
6 16 (3.76%) Law
7 13 (3.06%) French Language
8 12 (2.82%) Retail
9 5 (1.18%) Games
10 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.71%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.71%) Marketing
12 2 (0.47%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
13 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (25.65%) Analyst
2 77 (18.12%) Security Analyst
3 54 (12.71%) Consultant
4 47 (11.06%) Security Specialist
4 47 (11.06%) Security Engineer
5 36 (8.47%) Architect
6 34 (8.00%) Security Consultant
7 31 (7.29%) Support Engineer
8 30 (7.06%) Tester
8 30 (7.06%) Penetration Tester
9 26 (6.12%) Technical Support Engineer
9 26 (6.12%) Technical Engineer
9 26 (6.12%) Technical Support
10 21 (4.94%) Security Architect
11 18 (4.24%) Information Security Analyst
11 18 (4.24%) Information Analyst
11 18 (4.24%) Security Manager
12 17 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
13 16 (3.76%) IT Security Specialist
14 15 (3.53%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.76%) Web Services
2 6 (1.41%) JSP
3 5 (1.18%) .NET
4 4 (0.94%) HTML
5 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.47%) XML
6 2 (0.47%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.24%) SAML
7 1 (0.24%) SPNEGO
7 1 (0.24%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.18%) Management Information System
2 38 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (8.47%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 16 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 13 (3.06%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.82%) PKI
7 12 (2.82%) Social Media
8 9 (2.12%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.88%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.65%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.41%) CESG
12 4 (0.94%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.94%) SCADA
12 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.71%) RMADS
14 2 (0.47%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.47%) Blog
14 2 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.47%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 96 (22.59%) Windows
1 96 (22.59%) Linux
2 64 (15.06%) UNIX
3 11 (2.59%) Solaris
4 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.47%) Debian
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Android
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (49.65%) Information Security
2 136 (32.00%) SIEM
3 111 (26.12%) Penetration Testing
4 87 (20.47%) Cyber Security
5 73 (17.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 66 (15.53%) Ethical Hacking
7 47 (11.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 43 (10.12%) Risk Management
8 43 (10.12%) ITIL
9 41 (9.65%) Risk Assessment
10 36 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (8.24%) Incident Management
12 34 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (8.00%) Analytics
13 32 (7.53%) Security Architecture
14 27 (6.35%) Kalman Filter
15 26 (6.12%) Security Testing
15 26 (6.12%) Information Assurance
16 25 (5.88%) E-Commerce
17 20 (4.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.29%) C
1 31 (7.29%) SQL
2 16 (3.76%) Java
3 11 (2.59%) Python
4 10 (2.35%) C++
5 9 (2.12%) Perl
6 7 (1.65%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.18%) Ruby
9 4 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.71%) PHP
10 3 (0.71%) VBScript
10 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.47%) VB
12 1 (0.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 341 (80.24%) CISSP
2 104 (24.47%) Degree
3 95 (22.35%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (22.12%) CISA
5 90 (21.18%) CISM
6 67 (15.76%) GIAC
7 65 (15.29%) CCNA
8 51 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 45 (10.59%) CCNP
10 44 (10.35%) SSCP
11 41 (9.65%) GCIH
12 37 (8.71%) GCIA
13 34 (8.00%) SC Cleared
14 30 (7.06%) OSCP
15 24 (5.65%) DV Cleared
16 22 (5.18%) GPEN
16 22 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (4.94%) MCSE
18 20 (4.71%) CHFI
19 16 (3.76%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (14.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (12.24%) PCI DSS
3 23 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.35%) COBIT
5 5 (1.18%) QA
5 5 (1.18%) SLA
6 3 (0.71%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.71%) BS25999
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 21 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.65%) Snort
3 5 (1.18%) vSphere
3 5 (1.18%) KVM
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (5.88%) Nessus
2 10 (2.35%) Nmap
3 7 (1.65%) CiscoWorks
4 6 (1.41%) WSUS
5 5 (1.18%) Puppet
6 4 (0.94%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (0.71%) cPanel
7 3 (0.71%) SCCM
8 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.47%) Ionix
8 2 (0.47%) WMI
9 1 (0.24%) Nagios
9 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 63 (14.82%) Cisco
2 50 (11.76%) ArcSight
3 37 (8.71%) Tripwire
3 37 (8.71%) McAfee
4 35 (8.24%) Microsoft
5 29 (6.82%) Splunk
6 24 (5.65%) CheckPoint
7 22 (5.18%) LogRhythm
7 22 (5.18%) Qualys
8 19 (4.47%) F5
8 19 (4.47%) Oracle
9 17 (4.00%) Juniper
10 16 (3.76%) Websense
11 15 (3.53%) SolarWinds
11 15 (3.53%) Sourcefire
12 14 (3.29%) Trustwave
12 14 (3.29%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.82%) HP
13 12 (2.82%) Fortinet
14 11 (2.59%) SAP
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: 40,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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Banbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus Car Allowance and benefits
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Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
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