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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
Rank 575 672 793
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +121
Permanent jobs citing CEH 294 252 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 0.92% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 220 177 131
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
21257 27539 28828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.29% 27.99% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 16762 22042 23043
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £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 17 January 2017 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +105 281 £55,000 - 35
London +85 107 £65,000 +15.55% 13
South East +61 56 £55,000 - 9
West Midlands +23 38 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +48 36 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Birmingham +22 27 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East of England +30 19 £65,000 +28.58% 1
South West +26 19 £47,000 +1.62% 8
Yorkshire +32 16 £37,500 -16.66%
Hertfordshire - 16 £65,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 14 £37,500 - 2
West Yorkshire +34 12 £30,000 -25.00%
East Midlands +16 12 £42,500 -5.55%
North West -17 12 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Oxfordshire +29 11 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Bristol +18 11 £47,000 -41.25% 7
Northamptonshire +18 11 £42,500 -5.55%
Bracknell +19 10 - -
Towcester - 10 £42,500 -
Leeds +30 9 £30,000 -25.00%
Manchester -19 9 £47,500 - 3
Wiltshire +25 7 £43,750 -20.45% 1
Staffordshire +8 7 £35,000 -12.50%
Lichfield - 7 £35,000 -
Royston - 7 £65,000 -
Surrey +42 6 £55,000 -
Abingdon - 6 - - 2
Swindon +17 5 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £65,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £40,000 -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 547 (71.78%) CISSP
2 404 (53.02%) Information Security
3 289 (37.93%) Penetration Testing
4 279 (36.61%) Cybersecurity
5 237 (31.10%) CISM
6 231 (30.31%) Firewall
6 231 (30.31%) Windows
7 218 (28.61%) CISA
8 216 (28.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 199 (26.12%) SIEM
10 195 (25.59%) Degree
11 176 (23.10%) PCI DSS
12 161 (21.13%) Network Security
13 160 (21.00%) Linux
14 159 (20.87%) GIAC
14 159 (20.87%) Security Cleared
15 151 (19.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 148 (19.42%) Management Information System
17 140 (18.37%) Risk Management
18 136 (17.85%) Finance
19 135 (17.72%) Security Operations
20 130 (17.06%) SANS
21 127 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
22 124 (16.27%) OSCP
23 117 (15.35%) Python
24 112 (14.70%) Cisco Certification
24 112 (14.70%) SC Cleared
24 112 (14.70%) CREST Certified
25 110 (14.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 97 (12.73%) Cisco

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 37 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (3.28%) Apache
3 22 (2.89%) IIS
4 18 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 18 (2.36%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.44%) IBM Notes
5 11 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.92%) JBoss
7 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.26%) nginx
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.10%) MS Office
3 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.10%) Sentinel
2 14 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.92%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.20%) Office 365
2 16 (2.10%) SaaS
3 13 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 231 (30.31%) Firewall
2 161 (21.13%) Network Security
3 70 (9.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 69 (9.06%) TCP/IP
5 47 (6.17%) DNS
6 37 (4.86%) Wireless
7 35 (4.59%) HTTP
8 30 (3.94%) DHCP
9 27 (3.54%) SSL
10 24 (3.15%) VPN
11 20 (2.62%) Internet
11 20 (2.62%) LAN
12 19 (2.49%) WAN
13 14 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (1.84%) FTP
13 14 (1.84%) SMTP
13 14 (1.84%) Wireless Security
14 13 (1.71%) DMZ
14 13 (1.71%) Wireshark
14 13 (1.71%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.54%) Big Data
3 12 (1.57%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.18%) InfluxDB
5 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.26%) ZAP BI
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.13%) GIS
8 1 (0.13%) MySQL
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (4.59%) Burp Suite
2 29 (3.81%) Metasploit
3 13 (1.71%) AppScan
4 7 (0.92%) JIRA
5 5 (0.66%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.52%) Paros
6 4 (0.52%) WebScarab
7 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) sqlmap
General
1 136 (17.85%) Finance
2 47 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.33%) Legal
4 30 (3.94%) Banking
5 25 (3.28%) Games
6 21 (2.76%) Retail
7 17 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.84%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.71%) German Language
10 12 (1.57%) French Language
11 11 (1.44%) Publishing
12 8 (1.05%) Electronics
12 8 (1.05%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.92%) Marketing
13 7 (0.92%) Portuguese Language
14 5 (0.66%) Advertising
15 4 (0.52%) Law
16 3 (0.39%) Back Office
17 2 (0.26%) Military
18 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 248 (32.55%) Analyst
2 211 (27.69%) Security Analyst
3 88 (11.55%) Tester
4 82 (10.76%) IT Analyst
4 82 (10.76%) IT Security Analyst
5 81 (10.63%) Penetration Tester
6 77 (10.10%) Security Engineer
7 76 (9.97%) Security Manager
8 73 (9.58%) Architect
9 69 (9.06%) Consultant
10 62 (8.14%) Security Architect
11 55 (7.22%) Security Consultant
12 50 (6.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 41 (5.38%) Security Specialist
13 41 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
14 40 (5.25%) Senior Security Analyst
15 35 (4.59%) Support Engineer
16 34 (4.46%) Information Analyst
16 34 (4.46%) Information Security Analyst
17 30 (3.94%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.81%) .NET
2 23 (3.02%) Web Services
3 20 (2.62%) Regular Expression
4 16 (2.10%) ELK Stack
5 10 (1.31%) ZeroMQ
6 8 (1.05%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.05%) JSON
7 7 (0.92%) SAML
7 7 (0.92%) SPNEGO
7 7 (0.92%) XACML
8 6 (0.79%) HTML
9 4 (0.52%) PCRE
10 2 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.13%) COM
11 1 (0.13%) HTML5
11 1 (0.13%) LAMP
11 1 (0.13%) Node.js
11 1 (0.13%) RESTful
11 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (19.42%) Management Information System
2 80 (10.50%) Computer Science
3 54 (7.09%) Data Centre
4 48 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (6.04%) Cyberthreat
6 43 (5.64%) CESG
7 41 (5.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 34 (4.46%) Mobile App
9 25 (3.28%) PKI
10 22 (2.89%) Data Protection Act
11 20 (2.62%) Mathematics
12 18 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
13 16 (2.10%) Cryptography
14 15 (1.97%) Driving Licence
15 13 (1.71%) Cyber Defence
16 11 (1.44%) Statistics
17 6 (0.79%) BYOD
17 6 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 5 (0.66%) Cyber Attack
18 5 (0.66%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 231 (30.31%) Windows
2 160 (21.00%) Linux
3 77 (10.10%) Unix
4 34 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 29 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.49%) CentOS
7 19 (2.49%) Kali Linux
8 15 (1.97%) Mac OS X
8 15 (1.97%) Solaris
9 11 (1.44%) Mac OS
9 11 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.44%) Windows NT
9 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.18%) AIX
11 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.66%) Android
13 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (53.02%) Information Security
2 289 (37.93%) Penetration Testing
3 279 (36.61%) Cybersecurity
4 199 (26.12%) SIEM
5 151 (19.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 140 (18.37%) Risk Management
7 135 (17.72%) Security Operations
8 127 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
9 110 (14.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 94 (12.34%) Vulnerability Management
11 91 (11.94%) Security Monitoring
12 88 (11.55%) Security Architecture
13 87 (11.42%) ITIL
14 81 (10.63%) OWASP
15 74 (9.71%) Data Protection
16 59 (7.74%) Security Management
17 57 (7.48%) Information Security Management
18 56 (7.35%) Risk Assessment
19 50 (6.56%) Incident Management
20 48 (6.30%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (15.35%) Python
2 91 (11.94%) Java
3 76 (9.97%) C
4 68 (8.92%) C++
5 47 (6.17%) Ruby
6 46 (6.04%) Perl
7 42 (5.51%) SQL
8 30 (3.94%) Bash Shell
8 30 (3.94%) PHP
9 29 (3.81%) JavaScript
10 17 (2.23%) PowerShell
11 16 (2.10%) C#
12 7 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.79%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.79%) VB
14 3 (0.39%) R
15 2 (0.26%) Scala
15 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 547 (71.78%) CISSP
2 237 (31.10%) CISM
3 218 (28.61%) CISA
4 195 (25.59%) Degree
5 159 (20.87%) GIAC
5 159 (20.87%) Security Cleared
6 130 (17.06%) SANS
7 124 (16.27%) OSCP
8 112 (14.70%) Cisco Certification
8 112 (14.70%) CREST Certified
8 112 (14.70%) SC Cleared
9 91 (11.94%) CCNA
10 81 (10.63%) SSCP
11 71 (9.32%) DV Cleared
12 62 (8.14%) GCIA
13 59 (7.74%) CompTIA Security+
13 59 (7.74%) Security+ Certification
14 55 (7.22%) GCIH
15 50 (6.56%) CISMP
16 43 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (28.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 176 (23.10%) PCI DSS
3 50 (6.56%) SLA
4 43 (5.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (3.54%) GPG13
6 25 (3.28%) COBIT
7 22 (2.89%) QA
8 14 (1.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 14 (1.84%) RMADS
9 10 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.39%) GDPR
11 2 (0.26%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 71 (9.32%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.67%) Snort
3 20 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.10%) Xen
6 9 (1.18%) Samba
7 8 (1.05%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.52%) HDFS
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 82 (10.76%) Nessus
2 46 (6.04%) Nmap
3 28 (3.67%) CSIRT
4 20 (2.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 19 (2.49%) OpenVAS
6 12 (1.57%) HP Fortify
6 12 (1.57%) QRadar
6 12 (1.57%) SCCM
7 10 (1.31%) Endace
7 10 (1.31%) Kibana
7 10 (1.31%) logstash
7 10 (1.31%) SCOM
8 8 (1.05%) Grafana
8 8 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (0.92%) Nexpose
9 7 (0.92%) RSA enVision
10 4 (0.52%) Fluentd
10 4 (0.52%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 97 (12.73%) Cisco
2 67 (8.79%) Qualys
3 55 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 47 (6.17%) LogRhythm
5 42 (5.51%) CheckPoint
6 39 (5.12%) Palo Alto
7 34 (4.46%) Sophos
8 33 (4.33%) ArcSight
8 33 (4.33%) FireEye
9 31 (4.07%) Intel Security
9 31 (4.07%) Oracle
10 30 (3.94%) Forcepoint
11 24 (3.15%) Juniper
12 22 (2.89%) SAP
13 21 (2.76%) Splunk
13 21 (2.76%) VMware
14 19 (2.49%) AlienVault
14 19 (2.49%) Fortinet
15 18 (2.36%) Coverity
15 18 (2.36%) ServiceNow
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Plus Excellent Banking Benefits & Bo
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £95,000-£120,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonu
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Outsource UK
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Training + Certs
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Certs
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: + Progression Opportunities
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BIG BENS, Bonus, Stock, CISSP
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BIG BENS, Bonus, Stock, CISSP
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus, package, paid training
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computacenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago