The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 232 197
Rank change year-on-year +43 -35  
Permanent jobs citing CEH 26 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 0.83% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 17
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.63% +10.00%  

CEH is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1085 1681 1349
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 22.98% 27.32% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1279 1074
Median salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing CEH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in the West Midlands

CEH
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CEH in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for CEH in the West Midlands

CEH
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CEH in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for CEH in the West Midlands

CEH
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Birmingham +23 10 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +34 8 £40,000 -15.78%
Solihull -7 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Worcestershire - 4 £56,000 -
West Bromwich - 2 £40,000 -
Coventry +16 1 - -
CEH
England

CEH
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CEH.

1 52 (78.79%) CISSP
2 40 (60.61%) SIEM
3 34 (51.52%) Security Operations
4 31 (46.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 31 (46.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (46.97%) CISM
5 29 (43.94%) Firewall
5 29 (43.94%) Information Security
6 27 (40.91%) GIAC
7 26 (39.39%) Management Information System
7 26 (39.39%) Risk Management
8 24 (36.36%) Network Security
8 24 (36.36%) PCI DSS
9 23 (34.85%) Data Centre
10 22 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 22 (33.33%) Information Assurance
10 22 (33.33%) CISMP
10 22 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
11 21 (31.82%) Office 365
12 19 (28.79%) SC Cleared
13 18 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
13 18 (27.27%) Security Monitoring
14 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (24.24%) CCNP
15 16 (24.24%) CCNA
15 16 (24.24%) Sentinel
16 15 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
16 15 (22.73%) Windows
16 15 (22.73%) GPG13
16 15 (22.73%) CRISC

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Sentinel
2 14 (21.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.94%) Firewall
2 24 (36.36%) Network Security
3 13 (19.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.61%) Wireshark
6 5 (7.58%) Skype
7 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Burp Suite
1 7 (10.61%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Back Office
2 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Analyst
2 23 (34.85%) Security Analyst
3 17 (25.76%) Operations Analyst
4 15 (22.73%) Security Operations Analyst
5 14 (21.21%) Information Manager
6 13 (19.70%) SOC Analyst
7 11 (16.67%) Security Operations Specialist
7 11 (16.67%) Security Specialist
8 8 (12.12%) Information Security Manager
8 8 (12.12%) Security Manager
9 6 (9.09%) Information Assurance Manager
10 5 (7.58%) SIEM Analyst
11 4 (6.06%) CISSP Analyst
12 3 (4.55%) ArcSight Analyst
12 3 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 3 (4.55%) Security Officer
13 2 (3.03%) Information Security Engineer
13 2 (3.03%) IT Security Officer
13 2 (3.03%) Security Engineer
13 2 (3.03%) SIEM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (39.39%) Management Information System
2 23 (34.85%) Data Centre
3 22 (33.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 14 (21.21%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (12.12%) SCADA
6 3 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.52%) BYOD
8 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 12 (18.18%) Unix
3 6 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (60.61%) SIEM
2 34 (51.52%) Security Operations
3 31 (46.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 29 (43.94%) Information Security
5 26 (39.39%) Risk Management
6 22 (33.33%) Information Assurance
7 18 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
7 18 (27.27%) Security Monitoring
8 15 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (21.21%) Conceptual Models
9 14 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (21.21%) CRM
9 14 (21.21%) Data Protection
9 14 (21.21%) E-Commerce
9 14 (21.21%) ERP
9 14 (21.21%) Information Security Management
9 14 (21.21%) ISMS
9 14 (21.21%) IT Governance
9 14 (21.21%) Security Management
10 13 (19.70%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) C
2 3 (4.55%) Ada
2 3 (4.55%) C++
3 2 (3.03%) Perl
3 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (78.79%) CISSP
2 31 (46.97%) CISM
3 27 (40.91%) GIAC
4 22 (33.33%) CISMP
4 22 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 19 (28.79%) SC Cleared
6 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (24.24%) CCNA
7 16 (24.24%) CCNP
8 15 (22.73%) CRISC
9 13 (19.70%) SSCP
10 12 (18.18%) Degree
10 12 (18.18%) OSCP
11 10 (15.15%) GCIA
11 10 (15.15%) GCIH
12 9 (13.64%) SANS
13 8 (12.12%) CCSA
13 8 (12.12%) MCSE
13 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (12.12%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (46.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (36.36%) PCI DSS
3 15 (22.73%) GPG13
4 14 (21.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (21.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 14 (21.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (21.21%) RMADS
5 4 (6.06%) DO-178B
5 4 (6.06%) DO-254
6 3 (4.55%) Def Stans
7 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (1.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 9 (13.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 8 (12.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) ServiceNow
2 8 (12.12%) Cisco
2 8 (12.12%) Qualys
3 3 (4.55%) ArcSight
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.03%) FireEye
4 2 (3.03%) Intel Security
4 2 (3.03%) LogRhythm
4 2 (3.03%) NetIQ
4 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.52%) Sourcefire