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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 729 687 777
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +90
Permanent jobs citing CEH 151 194 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.66% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 121 147 106
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,080 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 -30 137 £45,000 -10.00% 18
London -24 53 £50,000 -10.71% 5
South East -17 30 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Yorkshire -8 26 £45,000 +5.88% 5
West Yorkshire +8 24 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Leeds +3 24 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Berkshire +7 18 £40,000 -15.78% 1
West Midlands -17 17 £38,000 -10.58% 2
Warwickshire +3 11 £38,000 +38.18%
Scotland +9 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Edinburgh -1 10 £45,000 -
Warwick -2 10 £38,000 +38.18%
Reading +10 9 £37,500 +66.66% 1
City of London -4 8 £55,000 -1.78%
Hampshire -28 7 £47,500 - 2
Bromley - 5 £45,000 - 1
East of England - 5 - -
Wales +5 4 £36,250 +11.53%
South Wales +1 4 £36,250 +11.53%
Cardiff -8 4 £36,250 +11.53%
Birmingham -19 4 £50,000 +17.64%
Southampton - 4 £52,500 -
Manchester - 3 £63,250 -
North West - 3 £63,250 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £55,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 £40,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £46,250 - 1

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 276 (77.75%) CISSP
2 224 (63.10%) Information Security
3 152 (42.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 115 (32.39%) GIAC
4 115 (32.39%) Penetration Testing
5 113 (31.83%) Ethical Hacking
6 104 (29.30%) CISM
7 102 (28.73%) Linux
8 98 (27.61%) Firewall
9 86 (24.23%) Management Information System
10 81 (22.82%) Network Security
11 79 (22.25%) PCI DSS
12 77 (21.69%) Degree
13 76 (21.41%) Windows
14 70 (19.72%) TCP/IP
15 64 (18.03%) Finance
16 63 (17.75%) SIEM
17 58 (16.34%) Vulnerability Management
18 56 (15.77%) ITIL
19 54 (15.21%) Law
20 51 (14.37%) Microsoft
21 49 (13.80%) UNIX
22 47 (13.24%) Risk Management
22 47 (13.24%) Cyber Security
23 44 (12.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 42 (11.83%) Wireless
24 42 (11.83%) Incident Management
25 40 (11.27%) ISMS
26 39 (10.99%) Intrusion Detection
27 38 (10.70%) Security Management

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 12 (3.38%) IIS
2 6 (1.69%) Apache
3 5 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.69%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.07%) SaaS
2 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (27.61%) Firewall
2 81 (22.82%) Network Security
3 70 (19.72%) TCP/IP
4 42 (11.83%) Wireless
5 39 (10.99%) Intrusion Detection
6 30 (8.45%) Internet
7 22 (6.20%) VPN
8 20 (5.63%) Wireless Security
9 17 (4.79%) DNS
10 12 (3.38%) LAN
10 12 (3.38%) WAN
10 12 (3.38%) Intranet
11 8 (2.25%) DHCP
12 7 (1.97%) Wireshark
13 6 (1.69%) SMTP
13 6 (1.69%) DMZ
14 5 (1.41%) SSL
14 5 (1.41%) tcpdump
15 4 (1.13%) VoIP
16 3 (0.85%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (6.76%) Metasploit
General
1 64 (18.03%) Finance
2 54 (15.21%) Law
3 34 (9.58%) Legal
4 15 (4.23%) Banking
5 14 (3.94%) Retail
6 12 (3.38%) German Language
7 9 (2.54%) Games
8 8 (2.25%) French Language
9 5 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.85%) Marketing
11 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 127 (35.77%) Analyst
2 123 (34.65%) Security Analyst
3 69 (19.44%) Penetration Tester
3 69 (19.44%) Tester
4 65 (18.31%) Security Specialist
5 48 (13.52%) Information Security Specialist
5 48 (13.52%) Information Specialist
6 45 (12.68%) Security Engineer
7 34 (9.58%) Support Engineer
8 31 (8.73%) Consultant
8 31 (8.73%) Technical Engineer
8 31 (8.73%) Technical Support Engineer
8 31 (8.73%) Technical Support
8 31 (8.73%) Information Analyst
8 31 (8.73%) Information Security Analyst
9 29 (8.17%) Information Security Engineer
10 22 (6.20%) Security Consultant
11 21 (5.92%) Ethical Hacker
12 18 (5.07%) IT Security Analyst
12 18 (5.07%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.94%) Regular Expression
2 11 (3.10%) Web Services
2 11 (3.10%) XML
3 8 (2.25%) .NET
4 3 (0.85%) JCE
4 3 (0.85%) LAMP
5 2 (0.56%) JSON
5 2 (0.56%) RESTful
5 2 (0.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 86 (24.23%) Management Information System
2 32 (9.01%) Computer Science
3 27 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.35%) SCADA
5 14 (3.94%) Open Source
6 11 (3.10%) CESG
7 9 (2.54%) Visualisation
8 8 (2.25%) Cryptography
8 8 (2.25%) PKI
9 6 (1.69%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) RMADS
11 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.85%) Kindle
12 2 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.56%) EMV
12 2 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 102 (28.73%) Linux
2 76 (21.41%) Windows
3 49 (13.80%) UNIX
4 12 (3.38%) Solaris
5 9 (2.54%) AIX
5 9 (2.54%) Debian
5 9 (2.54%) Ubuntu
5 9 (2.54%) CentOS
6 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) HPUX
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (63.10%) Information Security
2 115 (32.39%) Penetration Testing
3 113 (31.83%) Ethical Hacking
4 63 (17.75%) SIEM
5 58 (16.34%) Vulnerability Management
6 56 (15.77%) ITIL
7 47 (13.24%) Risk Management
7 47 (13.24%) Cyber Security
8 44 (12.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 42 (11.83%) Incident Management
10 40 (11.27%) ISMS
11 38 (10.70%) Security Management
12 27 (7.61%) E-Commerce
12 27 (7.61%) Information Assurance
13 26 (7.32%) Security Testing
14 24 (6.76%) Information Security Management
15 23 (6.48%) Change Control
15 23 (6.48%) Database Security
16 20 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
17 16 (4.51%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.35%) SQL
2 18 (5.07%) Python
3 16 (4.51%) Java
4 14 (3.94%) Shell Script
4 14 (3.94%) Ruby
5 13 (3.66%) Perl
6 12 (3.38%) C++
7 8 (2.25%) C
8 6 (1.69%) PHP
9 4 (1.13%) C#
10 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.28%) VB
11 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 276 (77.75%) CISSP
2 115 (32.39%) GIAC
3 104 (29.30%) CISM
4 77 (21.69%) Degree
5 37 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (10.14%) SSCP
7 29 (8.17%) CISA
7 29 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (8.17%) MCSE
7 29 (8.17%) Security Cleared
7 29 (8.17%) OSCP
8 24 (6.76%) CCNA
9 16 (4.51%) GPEN
10 15 (4.23%) CISMP
11 12 (3.38%) SC Cleared
11 12 (3.38%) OSCE
12 10 (2.82%) GCIH
13 7 (1.97%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.69%) MCITP
14 6 (1.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (42.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (22.25%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 10 (2.82%) COBIT
4 10 (2.82%) QA
4 10 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.69%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.69%) SLA
6 5 (1.41%) BS7799
7 2 (0.56%) HIPAA
System Software
1 33 (9.30%) Snort
2 12 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.82%) Nmap
4 3 (0.85%) SpamAssassin
5 2 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (8.45%) Nessus
2 16 (4.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.85%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.28%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.01%) Cisco
3 27 (7.61%) McAfee
4 22 (6.20%) CheckPoint
5 17 (4.79%) Symantec
6 14 (3.94%) Red Hat
6 14 (3.94%) IronPort
7 12 (3.38%) Tripwire
8 11 (3.10%) Qualys
8 11 (3.10%) Oracle
8 11 (3.10%) Juniper
9 10 (2.82%) Sourcefire
9 10 (2.82%) LogRhythm
10 9 (2.54%) Websense
11 8 (2.25%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.69%) NetIQ
13 4 (1.13%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.13%) ArcSight
14 3 (0.85%) Webroot
14 3 (0.85%) Postini
Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Bonus plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits and much more
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + competitive, bonus benefits & much more
Posted: 11 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Aldershot
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Romford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
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London
Certification Europe
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bens + Training and Development and Career Pro
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