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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 640 783 818
Rank change year-on-year
+143 +35
Permanent jobs citing CEH 325 182 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 0.60% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 251 144 150
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%

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
27922 30373 32614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.55% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22518 23710 26110
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +152 308 £57,500 +15.00% 45
London +80 148 £67,500 +22.72% 27
South East +21 63 £53,750 +3.36% 4
Berkshire +30 32 £45,000 - 1
East of England +37 24 £49,350 +23.37%
Surrey +5 24 £55,000 -9.46% 1
West Midlands -16 24 £52,500 +27.27% 6
Yorkshire +22 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South West +13 17 £57,130 +8.81% 4
City of London +40 15 £70,000 -5.08% 6
Gloucestershire +12 15 £57,500 +6.97% 2
Scotland +6 14 £67,500 +25.58%
Leeds +18 12 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +10 12 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Edinburgh +9 12 £67,500 +25.58%
Birmingham -10 12 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Hertfordshire - 12 £47,500 -
Guildford - 11 £55,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £47,500 -
Reading -4 8 £55,000 +37.50%
Bracknell - 8 £45,000 -
North West +29 7 £60,000 +41.17% 2
Essex - 7 £52,500 -
Manchester - 7 £60,000 - 2
Harlow - 6 £52,500 -
Cheltenham +1 5 £60,000 +11.62% 1
Gloucester - 5 £42,500 -
Harrow - 5 - -
East Midlands +20 4 £65,000 +150.00%
Norfolk +18 4 £30,000 +7.14%

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 501 (82.00%) CISSP
2 342 (55.97%) Information Security
3 230 (37.64%) CISM
4 213 (34.86%) SIEM
5 187 (30.61%) GIAC
6 176 (28.81%) Ethical Hacking
7 168 (27.50%) Penetration Testing
8 158 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
9 154 (25.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 153 (25.04%) Security Operations
11 151 (24.71%) Firewall
12 149 (24.39%) Degree
13 133 (21.77%) SANS
14 125 (20.46%) Network Security
15 123 (20.13%) Windows
15 123 (20.13%) Linux
16 121 (19.80%) Vulnerability Management
17 118 (19.31%) Finance
18 105 (17.18%) CISA
18 105 (17.18%) OSCP
19 102 (16.69%) GCIH
19 102 (16.69%) Unix
20 101 (16.53%) Cisco Certification
21 96 (15.71%) Security Cleared
22 92 (15.06%) CREST Certified
23 90 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
24 88 (14.40%) PCI DSS
24 88 (14.40%) Management Information System
25 87 (14.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 85 (13.91%) ITIL

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 32 (5.24%) IIS
2 17 (2.78%) IBM Notes
3 8 (1.31%) Apache
4 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.49%) IBM Domino
5 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.33%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (2.78%) MS Office
2 12 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.27%) SaaS
2 10 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.31%) IaaS
4 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.65%) Office 365
6 3 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (24.71%) Firewall
2 125 (20.46%) Network Security
3 58 (9.49%) TCP/IP
4 57 (9.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 45 (7.36%) Internet
6 44 (7.20%) Wireshark
7 43 (7.04%) DNS
8 38 (6.22%) tcpdump
9 34 (5.56%) HTTP
10 24 (3.93%) Wireless
11 20 (3.27%) LAN
12 19 (3.11%) WAN
13 18 (2.95%) SMTP
14 17 (2.78%) SSL
15 15 (2.45%) VPN
16 12 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
16 12 (1.96%) SAN
17 10 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
18 8 (1.31%) SSH
18 8 (1.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.15%) Big Data
3 6 (0.98%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 41 (6.71%) Metasploit
2 15 (2.45%) AppScan
3 12 (1.96%) Burp Suite
4 5 (0.82%) sqlmap
5 4 (0.65%) FindBugs
5 4 (0.65%) Hudson
6 2 (0.33%) Paros
7 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
General
1 118 (19.31%) Finance
2 40 (6.55%) Legal
3 31 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.42%) Retail
5 22 (3.60%) Banking
6 13 (2.13%) Law
7 12 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.80%) Games
9 8 (1.31%) Publishing
10 7 (1.15%) German Language
10 7 (1.15%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.98%) French Language
12 4 (0.65%) Electronics
12 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.65%) Marketing
13 3 (0.49%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 208 (34.04%) Analyst
2 175 (28.64%) Security Analyst
3 87 (14.24%) Consultant
4 75 (12.27%) Security Consultant
5 66 (10.80%) Security Engineer
6 57 (9.33%) Tester
7 46 (7.53%) IT Analyst
7 46 (7.53%) IT Security Analyst
8 43 (7.04%) Architect
8 43 (7.04%) Security Architect
8 43 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (6.71%) Information Analyst
9 41 (6.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 41 (6.71%) Penetration Tester
9 41 (6.71%) Senior Security Analyst
10 38 (6.22%) Security Specialist
11 34 (5.56%) Security Manager
12 33 (5.40%) Senior Consultant
12 33 (5.40%) Senior Security Consultant
13 31 (5.07%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.78%) .NET
1 17 (2.78%) Web Services
2 11 (1.80%) HTML
3 10 (1.64%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.82%) WSH
5 4 (0.65%) HTML5
6 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.33%) ELK Stack
6 2 (0.33%) JSON
6 2 (0.33%) RESTful
6 2 (0.33%) XML
7 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.16%) J2EE
7 1 (0.16%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (14.40%) Management Information System
3 72 (11.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 65 (10.64%) Computer Science
5 48 (7.86%) Cyberthreat
6 46 (7.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 37 (6.06%) Data Centre
8 27 (4.42%) Mobile App
9 22 (3.60%) PKI
10 21 (3.44%) CESG
10 21 (3.44%) Client/Server
11 18 (2.95%) PMI
12 17 (2.78%) Cryptography
13 16 (2.62%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (2.29%) Mathematics
15 12 (1.96%) Fintech
16 8 (1.31%) Mainframe
17 7 (1.15%) Driving Licence
18 6 (0.98%) Cyber Attack
18 6 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 123 (20.13%) Linux
1 123 (20.13%) Windows
2 102 (16.69%) Unix
3 21 (3.44%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.11%) Solaris
5 16 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.96%) Kali Linux
7 11 (1.80%) FreeBSD
7 11 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.80%) Windows NT
7 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.82%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.49%) AIX
9 3 (0.49%) Android
9 3 (0.49%) HPUX
10 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (55.97%) Information Security
2 213 (34.86%) SIEM
3 176 (28.81%) Ethical Hacking
4 168 (27.50%) Penetration Testing
5 158 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
6 153 (25.04%) Security Operations
7 121 (19.80%) Vulnerability Management
8 87 (14.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 85 (13.91%) ITIL
10 69 (11.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 68 (11.13%) Risk Management
12 62 (10.15%) Security Testing
13 61 (9.98%) Security Architecture
14 59 (9.66%) OWASP
15 49 (8.02%) Risk Assessment
16 42 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (6.87%) Incident Management
17 38 (6.22%) Service Management
18 34 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (5.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.95%) Python
2 56 (9.17%) C
2 56 (9.17%) Java
3 55 (9.00%) Perl
4 43 (7.04%) C++
5 38 (6.22%) SQL
6 36 (5.89%) PowerShell
7 30 (4.91%) Bash Shell
8 24 (3.93%) Ruby
9 20 (3.27%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.78%) C#
11 12 (1.96%) PHP
12 7 (1.15%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.15%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.49%) Korn
14 1 (0.16%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 501 (82.00%) CISSP
2 230 (37.64%) CISM
3 187 (30.61%) GIAC
4 149 (24.39%) Degree
5 133 (21.77%) SANS
6 105 (17.18%) CISA
6 105 (17.18%) OSCP
7 102 (16.69%) GCIH
8 101 (16.53%) Cisco Certification
9 96 (15.71%) Security Cleared
10 92 (15.06%) CREST Certified
11 81 (13.26%) CCNA
12 61 (9.98%) GCIA
13 56 (9.17%) SC Cleared
13 56 (9.17%) SSCP
14 52 (8.51%) ECSA
15 44 (7.20%) CHFI
16 38 (6.22%) DV Cleared
17 37 (6.06%) CompTIA Security+
17 37 (6.06%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (25.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (14.40%) PCI DSS
3 37 (6.06%) COBIT
4 16 (2.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (2.29%) ISO27002
6 9 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.65%) SLA
8 2 (0.33%) GPG13
8 2 (0.33%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.33%) RMADS
9 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 42 (6.87%) Snort
2 33 (5.40%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.82%) Samba
4 3 (0.49%) KVM
4 3 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (13.42%) Nessus
2 46 (7.53%) Nmap
3 18 (2.95%) QRadar
4 17 (2.78%) OpenVAS
5 16 (2.62%) EnCase
6 14 (2.29%) HP Fortify
7 12 (1.96%) Endace
7 12 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (1.15%) WebInspect
10 6 (0.98%) RSA Archer
11 5 (0.82%) Nexpose
11 5 (0.82%) RSA Security Analytics
12 4 (0.65%) Puppet
13 3 (0.49%) RSA enVision
13 3 (0.49%) WMI
14 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.33%) Juniper STRM
14 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 74 (12.11%) Cisco
2 65 (10.64%) Qualys
3 61 (9.98%) ArcSight
4 57 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 57 (9.33%) Splunk
5 40 (6.55%) Red Hat
6 33 (5.40%) Symantec
7 31 (5.07%) Intel Security
7 31 (5.07%) LogRhythm
8 23 (3.76%) Juniper
8 23 (3.76%) Remedy
9 20 (3.27%) Coverity
9 20 (3.27%) HP
10 19 (3.11%) CheckPoint
10 19 (3.11%) IBM
11 17 (2.78%) Lotus
12 15 (2.45%) Fortinet
13 14 (2.29%) AlienVault
14 13 (2.13%) SolarWinds
15 12 (1.96%) Forcepoint
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E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Required IT Limited
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parity Professionals
Salary: £30k - £55k per annum + 25% Research Time and Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £65k-£80k D.O.E
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Bonus, 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £100,000 to £140,000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + health, bonus, 6% match
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £95000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36672.00 - £46414.00 per annum + holiday, pension, flexible working
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Vodafone
Salary: Unspecified Excellent compensation package
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 15 days ago