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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Rank 738 764 734
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -30
Permanent jobs citing CEH 159 115 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.40% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 125 80 134
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,950 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

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
31174 28831 32481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 26.79% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24719 23449 27044
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +33 144 £50,000 +11.11% 17
London +40 78 £52,500 - 5
South East +3 29 £40,000 +77.77% 7
Berkshire +17 16 £40,000 +77.77% 1
West Yorkshire -19 16 £25,000 -56.52%
Leeds -23 16 £25,000 -56.52%
Yorkshire -25 16 £25,000 -56.52%
Scotland +17 13 £45,000 +20.00%
Edinburgh -5 9 £45,000 -
City of London +14 8 £65,000 +4.00%
West Midlands -24 7 £38,000 -10.58%
South West -6 6 £50,000 +58.73% 1
East of England -8 6 £57,500 +144.68%
Surrey -9 6 £47,500 - 1
North West - 6 £63,250 - 2
Reading -4 5 £37,500 +66.66%
Glasgow +6 4 £40,000 +6.66%
Warwickshire +3 4 £38,000 +26.66%
Hampshire -16 4 £47,500 +13.09% 1
Slough - 4 £43,500 -
Manchester - 4 £63,250 - 2
M4 Corridor - 4 £40,000 -
Basingstoke +9 3 £50,000 - 1
Bristol -4 3 £47,500 +50.79%
Warwick - 3 £38,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 2 - -
South Wales 0 2 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Wales -1 2 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Cambridge -5 2 - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 285 (78.30%) CISSP
2 229 (62.91%) Information Security
3 152 (41.76%) Ethical Hacking
4 144 (39.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 140 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
6 111 (30.49%) Firewall
7 106 (29.12%) Linux
8 100 (27.47%) Management Information System
9 89 (24.45%) GIAC
10 88 (24.18%) Network Security
11 82 (22.53%) Finance
12 81 (22.25%) CISM
13 80 (21.98%) PCI DSS
14 77 (21.15%) Windows
15 75 (20.60%) Degree
16 68 (18.68%) TCP/IP
17 67 (18.41%) ITIL
18 63 (17.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 55 (15.11%) Microsoft
20 52 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
21 50 (13.74%) SIEM
22 49 (13.46%) Cyber Security
23 47 (12.91%) Wireless
24 46 (12.64%) Security Management
25 45 (12.36%) Law
25 45 (12.36%) Risk Management
26 44 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
27 41 (11.26%) Cisco Certification
27 41 (11.26%) UNIX
28 40 (10.99%) OSCP

CEH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 19 (5.22%) IIS
2 16 (4.40%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.75%) Apache
4 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
Applications
1 27 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.20%) MS Office
3 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.30%) assyst
2 1 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.22%) SaaS
2 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (30.49%) Firewall
2 88 (24.18%) Network Security
3 68 (18.68%) TCP/IP
4 47 (12.91%) Wireless
5 37 (10.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 33 (9.07%) Internet
7 28 (7.69%) VPN
8 24 (6.59%) DNS
9 18 (4.95%) DHCP
10 15 (4.12%) LAN
10 15 (4.12%) WAN
11 12 (3.30%) VoIP
11 12 (3.30%) Intranet
12 11 (3.02%) Wireless Security
12 11 (3.02%) tcpdump
13 9 (2.47%) SSL
14 8 (2.20%) Wireshark
15 6 (1.65%) SMTP
16 4 (1.10%) WLAN
16 4 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.67%) MySQL
2 15 (4.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (9.07%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) QADirector
General
1 82 (22.53%) Finance
2 45 (12.36%) Law
3 39 (10.71%) Legal
4 19 (5.22%) Banking
4 19 (5.22%) Retail
5 12 (3.30%) German Language
6 10 (2.75%) Games
7 7 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.82%) French Language
10 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Marketing
10 2 (0.55%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 110 (30.22%) Analyst
2 106 (29.12%) Security Analyst
3 92 (25.27%) Tester
4 91 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
5 70 (19.23%) Security Specialist
6 55 (15.11%) Information Security Specialist
6 55 (15.11%) Information Specialist
7 38 (10.44%) Consultant
8 30 (8.24%) Security Engineer
9 27 (7.42%) Security Consultant
9 27 (7.42%) Support Engineer
10 24 (6.59%) Technical Support Engineer
10 24 (6.59%) Technical Support
10 24 (6.59%) Technical Engineer
11 23 (6.32%) Security Tester
12 19 (5.22%) IT Security Analyst
12 19 (5.22%) Security Manager
12 19 (5.22%) Ethical Hacker
13 17 (4.67%) IT Security Specialist
13 17 (4.67%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.49%) .NET
2 12 (3.30%) Web Services
3 11 (3.02%) Regular Expression
4 10 (2.75%) LAMP
5 8 (2.20%) XML
6 5 (1.37%) JCE
7 2 (0.55%) COM
7 2 (0.55%) JSON
7 2 (0.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 100 (27.47%) Management Information System
2 37 (10.16%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.95%) Open Source
5 17 (4.67%) CESG
6 11 (3.02%) Cryptography
7 10 (2.75%) Clustering
7 10 (2.75%) SCADA
8 8 (2.20%) PKI
9 6 (1.65%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.65%) Kindle
10 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.82%) PMI
12 2 (0.55%) EMV
12 2 (0.55%) RMADS
12 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
13 1 (0.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 106 (29.12%) Linux
2 77 (21.15%) Windows
3 41 (11.26%) UNIX
4 18 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.67%) Solaris
6 14 (3.85%) CentOS
6 14 (3.85%) Ubuntu
7 12 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.02%) AIX
9 10 (2.75%) Debian
9 10 (2.75%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.75%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.37%) HPUX
11 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.55%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (62.91%) Information Security
2 152 (41.76%) Ethical Hacking
3 140 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
4 67 (18.41%) ITIL
5 63 (17.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 52 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 50 (13.74%) SIEM
8 49 (13.46%) Cyber Security
9 46 (12.64%) Security Management
10 45 (12.36%) Risk Management
11 39 (10.71%) ISMS
11 39 (10.71%) Incident Management
12 37 (10.16%) Security Testing
13 27 (7.42%) Information Security Management
14 24 (6.59%) Project Management
15 23 (6.32%) Change Control
16 22 (6.04%) Information Assurance
17 20 (5.49%) Security Architecture
18 19 (5.22%) Risk Assessment
19 17 (4.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.79%) Java
1 32 (8.79%) Python
2 27 (7.42%) Ruby
2 27 (7.42%) SQL
3 23 (6.32%) C++
4 21 (5.77%) C
5 16 (4.40%) PHP
6 15 (4.12%) Perl
7 14 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.02%) C#
9 9 (2.47%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 285 (78.30%) CISSP
2 89 (24.45%) GIAC
3 81 (22.25%) CISM
4 75 (20.60%) Degree
5 44 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (11.26%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (10.99%) OSCP
8 39 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 38 (10.44%) CCNA
10 34 (9.34%) MCSE
11 32 (8.79%) CISA
12 25 (6.87%) GPEN
13 22 (6.04%) SSCP
14 19 (5.22%) CISMP
15 17 (4.67%) OSCE
16 16 (4.40%) SC Cleared
17 10 (2.75%) DV Cleared
18 9 (2.47%) GCIH
19 8 (2.20%) GCIA
20 7 (1.92%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (39.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (21.98%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.02%) COBIT
3 11 (3.02%) QA
4 9 (2.47%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.10%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.82%) SLA
8 2 (0.55%) BS7799
8 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 23 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.77%) Snort
3 14 (3.85%) Nmap
4 5 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.82%) SpamAssassin
6 2 (0.55%) Samba
6 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (8.52%) Nessus
2 9 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.82%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.55%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.42%) McAfee
3 25 (6.87%) Cisco
4 23 (6.32%) CheckPoint
5 17 (4.67%) Oracle
6 16 (4.40%) Red Hat
7 15 (4.12%) Symantec
8 12 (3.30%) LogRhythm
9 11 (3.02%) Qualys
10 10 (2.75%) Juniper
11 9 (2.47%) IronPort
11 9 (2.47%) Tripwire
12 8 (2.20%) Websense
13 6 (1.65%) Sourcefire
13 6 (1.65%) NetIQ
13 6 (1.65%) Sophos
13 6 (1.65%) Splunk
13 6 (1.65%) ArcSight
14 5 (1.37%) VMware
15 4 (1.10%) Blue Coat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: c.£35K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum excellent training opportunities and
Posted: 23 hours ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Godalming
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago