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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 590 753 794
Rank change year-on-year
+163 +41
Permanent jobs citing CEH 359 214 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 0.71% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 286 169 158
Median salary £55,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £34,850
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%

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
26137 30200 31376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 27.39% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21145 24003 24559
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +167 337 £56,000 +6.66% 38
South East +88 124 £50,000 +17.64% 8
London +90 123 £65,000 +18.18% 15
Berkshire +9 31 £58,750 +46.87% 2
Surrey +40 30 £50,000 -4.76% 1
East of England +52 27 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Oxfordshire +5 27 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Hertfordshire +41 24 £51,250 -6.81% 1
Kent +31 20 £45,000 -11.76% 1
South West +31 19 £50,000 +14.28% 2
West Midlands -2 18 £39,250 -12.77% 4
City of London +52 13 £63,750 +21.42% 4
Hampshire +5 13 £70,000 +80.64% 2
Hemel Hempstead +28 12 £53,750 -2.27%
Reading +3 12 £40,000 - 1
North West +29 10 £53,000 +24.70% 3
Manchester +6 10 £53,000 - 2
Windsor - 10 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +25 9 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Chertsey - 9 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire +3 7 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Leeds +23 6 £65,000 +52.94% 3
Bristol +18 6 £48,750 +50.00% 1
West Yorkshire +11 6 £65,000 +52.94% 3
Cheltenham -2 6 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Cheshunt - 6 £55,000 -
Wiltshire - 6 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 6 £39,000 - 1
Farnborough +13 5 £72,500 +141.66% 1
Scotland +12 5 £52,500 +2.43% 1

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 536 (78.25%) CISSP
2 382 (55.77%) Information Security
3 257 (37.52%) Penetration Testing
4 249 (36.35%) CISM
5 245 (35.77%) SIEM
6 194 (28.32%) Cybersecurity
7 192 (28.03%) Linux
7 192 (28.03%) Firewall
8 185 (27.01%) Ethical Hacking
9 179 (26.13%) Windows
10 178 (25.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 174 (25.40%) Security Operations
12 170 (24.82%) GIAC
13 169 (24.67%) Degree
14 164 (23.94%) OSCP
15 140 (20.44%) CREST Certified
16 139 (20.29%) SANS
17 136 (19.85%) Finance
18 130 (18.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 128 (18.69%) Network Security
20 118 (17.23%) CISA
21 116 (16.93%) Nessus
22 113 (16.50%) Management Information System
22 113 (16.50%) Unix
23 111 (16.20%) Cisco Certification
23 111 (16.20%) PCI DSS
24 110 (16.06%) Python
25 108 (15.77%) Security Cleared
26 106 (15.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 104 (15.18%) Vulnerability Management

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 36 (5.26%) IIS
2 18 (2.63%) IBM Notes
3 7 (1.02%) Apache
4 5 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.44%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.15%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (2.63%) MS Office
2 15 (2.19%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.75%) SaaS
2 11 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.02%) IaaS
3 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.02%) PaaS
4 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 192 (28.03%) Firewall
2 128 (18.69%) Network Security
3 79 (11.53%) TCP/IP
4 56 (8.18%) HTTP
5 55 (8.03%) DNS
5 55 (8.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 47 (6.86%) Internet
7 42 (6.13%) Wireshark
8 39 (5.69%) Wireless
9 32 (4.67%) SSL
9 32 (4.67%) VPN
10 27 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (3.65%) LAN
11 25 (3.65%) tcpdump
12 23 (3.36%) SMTP
12 23 (3.36%) WAN
13 22 (3.21%) VLAN
14 13 (1.90%) IPv4
14 13 (1.90%) IPv6
15 10 (1.46%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.02%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.73%) Big Data
4 4 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.15%) MySQL
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 50 (7.30%) Metasploit
2 28 (4.09%) Burp Suite
3 23 (3.36%) AppScan
4 7 (1.02%) sqlmap
5 3 (0.44%) FindBugs
6 2 (0.29%) Paros
7 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.15%) Hudson
7 1 (0.15%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 136 (19.85%) Finance
2 46 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.07%) Banking
4 20 (2.92%) Legal
5 17 (2.48%) Retail
6 11 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.02%) Publishing
8 6 (0.88%) Back Office
8 6 (0.88%) Electronics
8 6 (0.88%) Games
8 6 (0.88%) Marketing
8 6 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.73%) Law
9 5 (0.73%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.58%) German Language
10 4 (0.58%) Military
10 4 (0.58%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 215 (31.39%) Analyst
2 177 (25.84%) Security Analyst
3 99 (14.45%) Consultant
4 89 (12.99%) Tester
5 83 (12.12%) Security Consultant
6 80 (11.68%) Penetration Tester
7 64 (9.34%) Security Engineer
8 54 (7.88%) IT Analyst
8 54 (7.88%) IT Security Analyst
9 47 (6.86%) Architect
10 46 (6.72%) Senior Analyst
11 45 (6.57%) Security Specialist
12 44 (6.42%) Security Architect
13 42 (6.13%) Information Analyst
13 42 (6.13%) Information Security Analyst
13 42 (6.13%) Senior Security Analyst
14 38 (5.55%) Security Manager
15 35 (5.11%) Operations Analyst
15 35 (5.11%) Security Operations Analyst
16 28 (4.09%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.36%) .NET
2 20 (2.92%) HTML
3 11 (1.61%) HTML5
3 11 (1.61%) Regular Expression
4 10 (1.46%) Web Services
5 6 (0.88%) LAMP
6 5 (0.73%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.73%) WSH
7 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.58%) JSON
7 4 (0.58%) RESTful
7 4 (0.58%) XML
8 2 (0.29%) ELK Stack
9 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.15%) J2EE
9 1 (0.15%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (16.50%) Management Information System
2 84 (12.26%) Computer Science
3 65 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (9.05%) Security Operations Centre
5 56 (8.18%) Mobile App
6 51 (7.45%) Cyberthreat
7 46 (6.72%) Data Centre
8 32 (4.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 28 (4.09%) CESG
10 25 (3.65%) Embedded Systems
11 16 (2.34%) Client/Server
11 16 (2.34%) Mathematics
11 16 (2.34%) PMI
12 11 (1.61%) PKI
13 10 (1.46%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.46%) Fintech
14 8 (1.17%) Cybercrime
15 7 (1.02%) Cryptography
16 6 (0.88%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 192 (28.03%) Linux
2 179 (26.13%) Windows
3 113 (16.50%) Unix
4 22 (3.21%) Kali Linux
5 19 (2.77%) Solaris
6 14 (2.04%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.17%) Android
7 8 (1.17%) Windows NT
8 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.73%) AIX
9 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.73%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.29%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (55.77%) Information Security
2 257 (37.52%) Penetration Testing
3 245 (35.77%) SIEM
4 194 (28.32%) Cybersecurity
5 185 (27.01%) Ethical Hacking
6 174 (25.40%) Security Operations
7 130 (18.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 106 (15.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 104 (15.18%) Vulnerability Management
10 103 (15.04%) ITIL
11 82 (11.97%) Risk Management
12 77 (11.24%) OWASP
13 72 (10.51%) Security Testing
14 66 (9.64%) Incident Management
15 53 (7.74%) Security Architecture
16 47 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
17 42 (6.13%) Service Management
18 37 (5.40%) Risk Assessment
19 35 (5.11%) Project Management
20 33 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 110 (16.06%) Python
2 94 (13.72%) C
3 81 (11.82%) C++
4 78 (11.39%) Java
5 64 (9.34%) Perl
6 37 (5.40%) SQL
7 33 (4.82%) Ruby
8 28 (4.09%) Bash Shell
8 28 (4.09%) C#
9 27 (3.94%) PHP
10 26 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 21 (3.07%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.31%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.31%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.88%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.88%) VB
14 1 (0.15%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 536 (78.25%) CISSP
2 249 (36.35%) CISM
3 170 (24.82%) GIAC
4 169 (24.67%) Degree
5 164 (23.94%) OSCP
6 140 (20.44%) CREST Certified
7 139 (20.29%) SANS
8 118 (17.23%) CISA
9 111 (16.20%) Cisco Certification
10 108 (15.77%) Security Cleared
11 95 (13.87%) GCIH
12 87 (12.70%) CCNA
13 66 (9.64%) GCIA
14 58 (8.47%) SC Cleared
15 55 (8.03%) CCNP
16 49 (7.15%) CompTIA Security+
16 49 (7.15%) Security+ Certification
17 47 (6.86%) ECSA
18 45 (6.57%) SSCP
19 44 (6.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (25.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 111 (16.20%) PCI DSS
3 28 (4.09%) COBIT
4 14 (2.04%) ISO27002
4 14 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.73%) RMADS
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.44%) SLA
7 2 (0.29%) GPG13
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.29%) QA
8 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (6.57%) Snort
2 38 (5.55%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.73%) Samba
4 4 (0.58%) KVM
4 4 (0.58%) vSphere
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 116 (16.93%) Nessus
2 61 (8.91%) Nmap
3 28 (4.09%) OpenVAS
4 24 (3.50%) HP Fortify
5 19 (2.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 19 (2.77%) QRadar
6 15 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (1.75%) SCCM
9 9 (1.31%) WebInspect
10 7 (1.02%) Nexpose
11 6 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.88%) RSA Security Analytics
12 5 (0.73%) Puppet
12 5 (0.73%) RSA Archer
13 4 (0.58%) EnCase
13 4 (0.58%) RSA enVision
14 3 (0.44%) Endace
15 2 (0.29%) Juniper STRM
15 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 87 (12.70%) Cisco
2 78 (11.39%) Qualys
3 68 (9.93%) ArcSight
4 65 (9.49%) Splunk
5 64 (9.34%) Microsoft
6 36 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 34 (4.96%) HP
7 34 (4.96%) IBM
8 31 (4.53%) Symantec
9 30 (4.38%) Red Hat
10 28 (4.09%) Coverity
10 28 (4.09%) LogRhythm
11 24 (3.50%) Remedy
12 23 (3.36%) Intel Security
13 22 (3.21%) Juniper
14 19 (2.77%) Palo Alto
15 18 (2.63%) Lotus
16 17 (2.48%) AlienVault
16 17 (2.48%) LogLogic
16 17 (2.48%) SolarWinds
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Via Resource
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus (market leading)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Unrivalled Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Acumin
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000 plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago