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 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 541 712 823
Rank change year-on-year
+171 +111
Permanent jobs citing CEH 361 252 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 0.87% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 280 181 119
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,250 £70,000 £63,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%

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
23102 29055 31707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.77% 27.48% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18254 23003 25407
Median salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CEH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CEH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 11 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +169 345 £57,500 +4.54% 32
London +138 137 £65,000 +18.18% 16
South East +61 86 £50,000 -10.31% 4
Berkshire +39 43 £50,000 -6.97%
West Midlands -2 34 £35,000 -4.16% 1
Birmingham +13 28 £40,000 -11.11%
Oxfordshire +44 22 £45,000 -30.76%
East of England +30 22 £57,500 -0.47% 2
Yorkshire +29 21 £40,000 -2.43%
Hertfordshire +32 20 £50,000 -23.07% 2
South West +26 19 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Surrey - 15 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 14 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire +29 13 £30,000 -25.92%
East Midlands +5 13 £42,500 -5.55% 2
North West -23 11 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Leeds +20 10 £30,000 -25.00%
Northamptonshire +5 10 £42,500 -5.55%
Towcester - 10 £42,500 -
Abingdon - 10 - -
Wiltshire +24 9 £40,000 -39.80%
Manchester -19 9 £62,500 - 1
Bristol +23 7 £95,000 +65.21% 2
City of London +20 7 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Windsor -3 7 £67,500 +22.72%
Royston - 7 £65,000 -
Salisbury - 7 £40,000 -
Bracknell +3 6 - -
Staffordshire +2 6 £35,000 -12.50%
Watford - 6 £48,750 -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT jobs citing CEH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CEH.

1 585 (71.69%) CISSP
2 444 (54.41%) Information Security
3 338 (41.42%) Penetration Testing
4 284 (34.80%) Cybersecurity
5 255 (31.25%) Windows
6 253 (31.00%) CISM
7 247 (30.27%) Firewall
8 236 (28.92%) CISA
9 234 (28.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 218 (26.72%) SIEM
11 217 (26.59%) Degree
12 207 (25.37%) Linux
13 194 (23.77%) Network Security
14 192 (23.53%) PCI DSS
15 173 (21.20%) Management Information System
16 171 (20.96%) Security Cleared
17 170 (20.83%) GIAC
18 157 (19.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 151 (18.50%) OSCP
20 150 (18.38%) Ethical Hacking
21 148 (18.14%) Finance
22 147 (18.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 145 (17.77%) CREST Certified
24 143 (17.52%) Risk Management
25 141 (17.28%) Python
26 136 (16.67%) Security Operations
27 129 (15.81%) Cisco Certification
28 124 (15.20%) SANS
29 114 (13.97%) SC Cleared
30 112 (13.73%) Nessus

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
1 28 (3.43%) IIS
2 23 (2.82%) Apache
3 18 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.21%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.35%) IBM Notes
5 11 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.86%) JBoss
7 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.25%) nginx
9 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.12%) Drupal
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.96%) MS Office
3 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.96%) Sentinel
2 14 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.86%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.43%) Office 365
2 21 (2.57%) SaaS
3 19 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.49%) IaaS
5 4 (0.49%) PaaS
6 3 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 247 (30.27%) Firewall
2 194 (23.77%) Network Security
3 74 (9.07%) TCP/IP
4 64 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 62 (7.60%) DNS
6 51 (6.25%) Wireless
7 48 (5.88%) HTTP
8 38 (4.66%) SSL
9 36 (4.41%) VPN
10 34 (4.17%) DHCP
11 27 (3.31%) LAN
12 26 (3.19%) Internet
13 25 (3.06%) WAN
14 22 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (2.57%) VLAN
16 17 (2.08%) FTP
16 17 (2.08%) SMTP
17 16 (1.96%) DMZ
17 16 (1.96%) Wireless Security
17 16 (1.96%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.57%) Big Data
3 9 (1.10%) InfluxDB
3 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.37%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.12%) GIS
6 1 (0.12%) MySQL
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (5.64%) Burp Suite
2 44 (5.39%) Metasploit
3 18 (2.21%) AppScan
4 4 (0.49%) JIRA
4 4 (0.49%) Paros
4 4 (0.49%) WebScarab
5 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.12%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 148 (18.14%) Finance
2 55 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.17%) Legal
4 31 (3.80%) Banking
5 23 (2.82%) Retail
6 22 (2.70%) Games
7 21 (2.57%) Aerospace
8 15 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.47%) French Language
9 12 (1.47%) German Language
10 11 (1.35%) Publishing
11 8 (0.98%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.86%) Back Office
12 7 (0.86%) Portuguese Language
13 6 (0.74%) Military
13 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.61%) Advertising
14 5 (0.61%) Electronics
15 3 (0.37%) Law
15 3 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 246 (30.15%) Analyst
2 214 (26.23%) Security Analyst
3 107 (13.11%) Tester
4 103 (12.62%) Penetration Tester
5 89 (10.91%) Security Engineer
6 85 (10.42%) Architect
7 83 (10.17%) Consultant
8 81 (9.93%) IT Analyst
8 81 (9.93%) IT Security Analyst
9 74 (9.07%) Security Architect
10 69 (8.46%) Security Consultant
11 66 (8.09%) Security Manager
12 54 (6.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 46 (5.64%) Security Specialist
14 44 (5.39%) Senior Analyst
15 42 (5.15%) Senior Security Analyst
16 35 (4.29%) Information Analyst
16 35 (4.29%) Information Security Analyst
17 34 (4.17%) Network Engineer
18 33 (4.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.17%) .NET
2 23 (2.82%) Web Services
3 17 (2.08%) Regular Expression
4 13 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 13 (1.59%) ELK Stack
5 10 (1.23%) HTML
6 7 (0.86%) JSON
6 7 (0.86%) SAML
6 7 (0.86%) SPNEGO
6 7 (0.86%) XACML
7 6 (0.74%) ZeroMQ
8 4 (0.49%) LAMP
9 3 (0.37%) HTML5
10 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.25%) PCRE
10 2 (0.25%) RESTful
10 2 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.25%) XML
11 1 (0.12%) Node.js
11 1 (0.12%) OpenVZ
Miscellaneous
1 173 (21.20%) Management Information System
2 97 (11.89%) Computer Science
3 56 (6.86%) Data Centre
4 54 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
6 50 (6.13%) CESG
7 47 (5.76%) Mobile App
8 36 (4.41%) Security Operations Centre
9 28 (3.43%) Embedded Systems
9 28 (3.43%) PKI
10 23 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (2.57%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.84%) Cryptography
12 15 (1.84%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (1.35%) Statistics
14 9 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.98%) Cybercrime
16 6 (0.74%) BYOD
17 5 (0.61%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 255 (31.25%) Windows
2 207 (25.37%) Linux
3 82 (10.05%) Unix
4 31 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 26 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (2.82%) Kali Linux
8 20 (2.45%) Solaris
9 14 (1.72%) AIX
10 13 (1.59%) CentOS
11 12 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.47%) Windows 7
12 11 (1.35%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.35%) Windows NT
12 11 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.61%) Android
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (54.41%) Information Security
2 338 (41.42%) Penetration Testing
3 284 (34.80%) Cybersecurity
4 218 (26.72%) SIEM
5 157 (19.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 150 (18.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 147 (18.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 143 (17.52%) Risk Management
9 136 (16.67%) Security Operations
10 101 (12.38%) ITIL
10 101 (12.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 91 (11.15%) OWASP
12 90 (11.03%) Security Architecture
13 71 (8.70%) Data Protection
14 63 (7.72%) Security Management
15 58 (7.11%) Risk Assessment
16 57 (6.99%) Information Security Management
17 51 (6.25%) Security Testing
18 50 (6.13%) Incident Management
19 49 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 141 (17.28%) Python
2 107 (13.11%) Java
3 105 (12.87%) C
4 91 (11.15%) C++
5 60 (7.35%) Perl
6 57 (6.99%) Ruby
7 49 (6.00%) SQL
8 37 (4.53%) PHP
9 35 (4.29%) Bash Shell
10 31 (3.80%) JavaScript
11 20 (2.45%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.21%) C#
13 10 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.10%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.10%) VB
15 3 (0.37%) R
15 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.25%) Scala
17 1 (0.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 585 (71.69%) CISSP
2 253 (31.00%) CISM
3 236 (28.92%) CISA
4 217 (26.59%) Degree
5 171 (20.96%) Security Cleared
6 170 (20.83%) GIAC
7 151 (18.50%) OSCP
8 145 (17.77%) CREST Certified
9 129 (15.81%) Cisco Certification
10 124 (15.20%) SANS
11 114 (13.97%) SC Cleared
12 97 (11.89%) CCNA
13 79 (9.68%) SSCP
14 73 (8.95%) CompTIA Security+
14 73 (8.95%) DV Cleared
14 73 (8.95%) Security+ Certification
15 60 (7.35%) GPEN
16 52 (6.37%) GCIA
16 52 (6.37%) GCIH
17 51 (6.25%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (28.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 192 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 49 (6.00%) SLA
4 43 (5.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (3.31%) GPG13
6 24 (2.94%) COBIT
7 23 (2.82%) QA
8 19 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 19 (2.33%) RMADS
9 13 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.37%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.92%) Snort
3 18 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.59%) Xen
6 9 (1.10%) Samba
7 8 (0.98%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.25%) HDFS
8 2 (0.25%) vSphere
9 1 (0.12%) KVM
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 112 (13.73%) Nessus
2 64 (7.84%) Nmap
3 31 (3.80%) OpenVAS
4 20 (2.45%) SCCM
5 18 (2.21%) HP Fortify
6 12 (1.47%) QRadar
7 10 (1.23%) Nexpose
7 10 (1.23%) SCOM
8 8 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (0.86%) Kibana
9 7 (0.86%) logstash
9 7 (0.86%) RSA enVision
10 6 (0.74%) Endace
10 6 (0.74%) Grafana
11 4 (0.49%) RSA Security Analytics
12 3 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.25%) Fluentd
13 2 (0.25%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 104 (12.75%) Cisco
2 78 (9.56%) Qualys
3 64 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 46 (5.64%) CheckPoint
5 42 (5.15%) LogRhythm
6 40 (4.90%) Palo Alto
7 34 (4.17%) ArcSight
8 33 (4.04%) FireEye
9 32 (3.92%) Oracle
10 31 (3.80%) Intel Security
11 30 (3.68%) Forcepoint
12 29 (3.55%) Sophos
12 29 (3.55%) Splunk
13 28 (3.43%) Coverity
14 20 (2.45%) IBM
15 19 (2.33%) SAP
16 18 (2.21%) AlienVault
16 18 (2.21%) HP
16 18 (2.21%) Juniper
16 18 (2.21%) VMware
Maidstone, Kent
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Superb base with excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton
Carnival UK
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Yoh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £45000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Salary: 24% shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus +Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + + Car Allowance +Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £25,000-£40,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £75,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus, package, paid training
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £33000 - £39200 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
QVC
Posted: 12 days ago
South East London
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago