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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 518 749 764
Rank change year-on-year
+231 +15
Permanent jobs citing CEH 423 228 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 0.76% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 346 184 186
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,850 £40,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%

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
25367 30060 31540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.32% 27.48% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20569 24250 24401
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +213 394 £60,000 +9.09% 49
London +98 151 £65,000 +18.18% 19
South East +87 119 £50,000 +5.26% 15
East of England +33 31 £46,250 -2.63% 4
South West +24 28 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Berkshire +9 28 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Surrey +36 25 £50,000 -13.04%
Hertfordshire - 25 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire +30 24 £41,000 -8.88% 2
Oxfordshire - 24 £50,000 - 2
Kent +39 21 £45,000 -13.46% 2
City of London +45 20 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Hampshire +28 19 £65,000 +136.36% 4
West Yorkshire +19 19 £44,750 -0.55% 2
West Midlands +7 18 £40,000 -36.80% 2
Leeds +32 15 £35,500 -21.11% 2
Bristol +18 13 £82,500 +153.84% 1
Scotland +25 11 £52,500 - 1
Wiltshire +24 10 £50,000 -31.03%
East Midlands +16 10 £65,000 +65.60%
Windsor +4 10 £62,500 +19.04% 1
Reading 0 10 £40,000 - 2
North West +20 9 £56,000 +30.23% 5
Edinburgh +16 9 £52,500 -
Manchester +2 9 £56,000 - 3
Staffordshire - 9 £39,250 -
Farnborough +5 8 £71,250 +159.09% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £52,500 -
Salisbury - 8 £50,000 -
South Wales - 7 £60,000 -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 578 (75.75%) CISSP
2 433 (56.75%) Information Security
3 325 (42.60%) Penetration Testing
4 268 (35.12%) SIEM
5 250 (32.77%) CISM
6 236 (30.93%) Firewall
7 234 (30.67%) Cybersecurity
8 214 (28.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 210 (27.52%) Windows
10 209 (27.39%) Linux
11 186 (24.38%) Degree
11 186 (24.38%) PCI DSS
12 182 (23.85%) OSCP
13 177 (23.20%) GIAC
14 176 (23.07%) Ethical Hacking
15 175 (22.94%) Security Operations
16 169 (22.15%) CISA
17 160 (20.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 156 (20.45%) Network Security
19 153 (20.05%) Finance
20 146 (19.13%) SANS
21 145 (19.00%) CREST Certified
22 144 (18.87%) Management Information System
23 135 (17.69%) Security Cleared
24 133 (17.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 130 (17.04%) Python
26 126 (16.51%) ITIL
27 123 (16.12%) Nessus
28 115 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
29 111 (14.55%) C

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 29 (3.80%) IIS
2 17 (2.23%) IBM Notes
3 10 (1.31%) Apache
4 8 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.39%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) nginx
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.49%) MS Office
3 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (1.57%) SaaS
2 7 (0.92%) IaaS
2 7 (0.92%) PaaS
3 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 236 (30.93%) Firewall
2 156 (20.45%) Network Security
3 87 (11.40%) TCP/IP
4 75 (9.83%) DNS
5 63 (8.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 60 (7.86%) HTTP
7 43 (5.64%) Wireless
8 40 (5.24%) Internet
9 38 (4.98%) SSL
10 37 (4.85%) Wireshark
11 36 (4.72%) VPN
12 29 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (3.67%) LAN
14 27 (3.54%) VLAN
15 26 (3.41%) DHCP
16 25 (3.28%) SMTP
16 25 (3.28%) WAN
17 18 (2.36%) tcpdump
18 17 (2.23%) IPv4
18 17 (2.23%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.79%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.66%) Big Data
4 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.13%) GIS
6 1 (0.13%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.13%) MySQL
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (6.68%) Metasploit
2 39 (5.11%) Burp Suite
3 24 (3.15%) AppScan
4 6 (0.79%) sqlmap
5 2 (0.26%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.13%) Hudson
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 153 (20.05%) Finance
2 56 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.80%) Retail
4 26 (3.41%) Banking
5 22 (2.88%) Legal
6 14 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.05%) Back Office
9 7 (0.92%) Electronics
9 7 (0.92%) Marketing
9 7 (0.92%) Publishing
10 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.79%) Military
10 6 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.79%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.66%) Games
12 4 (0.52%) German Language
12 4 (0.52%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.39%) French Language
13 3 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 235 (30.80%) Analyst
2 200 (26.21%) Security Analyst
3 103 (13.50%) Consultant
4 102 (13.37%) Tester
5 98 (12.84%) Penetration Tester
6 88 (11.53%) Security Consultant
7 75 (9.83%) Security Engineer
8 74 (9.70%) Architect
9 66 (8.65%) IT Analyst
9 66 (8.65%) IT Security Analyst
9 66 (8.65%) Security Architect
10 50 (6.55%) Security Specialist
11 46 (6.03%) Security Manager
12 42 (5.50%) Information Analyst
12 42 (5.50%) Information Security Analyst
12 42 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
13 40 (5.24%) Operations Analyst
13 40 (5.24%) Security Operations Analyst
14 38 (4.98%) Senior Security Analyst
15 34 (4.46%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.15%) .NET
2 17 (2.23%) HTML
3 13 (1.70%) Regular Expression
4 12 (1.57%) Web Services
5 11 (1.44%) .NET Framework
5 11 (1.44%) HTML5
6 7 (0.92%) LAMP
7 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.52%) JSON
7 4 (0.52%) RESTful
7 4 (0.52%) XML
8 3 (0.39%) OpenVZ
9 2 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.26%) WSH
10 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.13%) ELK Stack
10 1 (0.13%) J2EE
10 1 (0.13%) JSP
10 1 (0.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 144 (18.87%) Management Information System
2 89 (11.66%) Computer Science
3 60 (7.86%) Mobile App
4 53 (6.95%) Security Operations Centre
5 49 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (5.50%) Cyberthreat
7 41 (5.37%) Data Centre
8 36 (4.72%) CESG
9 29 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
10 28 (3.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (1.97%) PMI
12 14 (1.83%) Cryptography
12 14 (1.83%) Mathematics
13 10 (1.31%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.31%) PKI
14 9 (1.18%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.92%) Cybercrime
16 6 (0.79%) Cyber Attack
16 6 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 210 (27.52%) Windows
2 209 (27.39%) Linux
3 107 (14.02%) Unix
4 23 (3.01%) Solaris
5 20 (2.62%) Kali Linux
6 15 (1.97%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.57%) AIX
8 9 (1.18%) Android
9 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.92%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.92%) Windows NT
10 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (56.75%) Information Security
2 325 (42.60%) Penetration Testing
3 268 (35.12%) SIEM
4 234 (30.67%) Cybersecurity
5 176 (23.07%) Ethical Hacking
6 175 (22.94%) Security Operations
7 160 (20.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 133 (17.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 126 (16.51%) ITIL
10 106 (13.89%) OWASP
11 101 (13.24%) Risk Management
12 92 (12.06%) Vulnerability Management
13 78 (10.22%) Security Testing
14 76 (9.96%) Incident Management
15 65 (8.52%) Security Architecture
16 57 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
17 50 (6.55%) Malware Detection/Protection
18 48 (6.29%) Risk Assessment
19 46 (6.03%) Project Management
19 46 (6.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 130 (17.04%) Python
2 111 (14.55%) C
3 95 (12.45%) C++
4 90 (11.80%) Java
5 59 (7.73%) Perl
6 40 (5.24%) SQL
7 38 (4.98%) Ruby
8 37 (4.85%) PHP
9 33 (4.33%) C#
10 29 (3.80%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.62%) PowerShell
11 20 (2.62%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.23%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.18%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.18%) VB
13 9 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.26%) Scala
15 1 (0.13%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 578 (75.75%) CISSP
2 250 (32.77%) CISM
3 186 (24.38%) Degree
4 182 (23.85%) OSCP
5 177 (23.20%) GIAC
6 169 (22.15%) CISA
7 146 (19.13%) SANS
8 145 (19.00%) CREST Certified
9 135 (17.69%) Security Cleared
10 115 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
11 95 (12.45%) CCNA
12 83 (10.88%) GCIH
13 75 (9.83%) SC Cleared
14 68 (8.91%) SSCP
15 64 (8.39%) GCIA
16 60 (7.86%) CCNP
16 60 (7.86%) DV Cleared
17 58 (7.60%) CompTIA Security+
17 58 (7.60%) Security+ Certification
18 55 (7.21%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (28.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 186 (24.38%) PCI DSS
3 34 (4.46%) COBIT
4 21 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (2.23%) SLA
6 13 (1.70%) ISO27002
7 11 (1.44%) QA
8 5 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.66%) RMADS
9 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.26%) GPG13
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 47 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.77%) Snort
3 7 (0.92%) Samba
4 4 (0.52%) vSphere
5 3 (0.39%) KVM
5 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 123 (16.12%) Nessus
2 71 (9.31%) Nmap
3 32 (4.19%) OpenVAS
4 27 (3.54%) HP Fortify
5 19 (2.49%) QRadar
6 18 (2.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 12 (1.57%) SCCM
9 10 (1.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (1.05%) Nexpose
10 8 (1.05%) WebInspect
11 5 (0.66%) RSA Security Analytics
12 4 (0.52%) Puppet
12 4 (0.52%) RSA Archer
12 4 (0.52%) RSA enVision
13 3 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.26%) Endace
14 2 (0.26%) Juniper STRM
15 1 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 79 (10.35%) Qualys
2 77 (10.09%) Cisco
3 61 (7.99%) Microsoft
4 60 (7.86%) ArcSight
5 54 (7.08%) Splunk
6 39 (5.11%) HP
6 39 (5.11%) IBM
7 34 (4.46%) CheckPoint
8 31 (4.06%) Coverity
9 30 (3.93%) LogRhythm
10 25 (3.28%) Intel Security
11 23 (3.01%) Symantec
12 20 (2.62%) FireEye
12 20 (2.62%) Intel
12 20 (2.62%) Palo Alto
13 19 (2.49%) Red Hat
13 19 (2.49%) Remedy
14 18 (2.36%) Juniper
14 18 (2.36%) SolarWinds
15 17 (2.23%) LogLogic
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent salary + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Salary: From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stirling, Stirlingshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000 plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Recann
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £58,000
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Sage UK Limited
Salary: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago