Period
to 22 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 741 592 751
Rank change year-on-year -149 +159 -152
Permanent jobs citing CEH 248 145 272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 1.25% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 172 104 209
10th Percentile £42,050 £41,075 £42,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,188 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,250 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.27% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £93,875 £95,000
UK median annual salary £66,750 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +21.36% -8.33% -

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25,255 11,628 25,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.66% 20.33% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 13,636 8,717 19,470
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CEH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in England

CEH
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CEH in England.

Salary trend for CEH in England

CEH
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing CEH in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for CEH in England

CEH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -167 113 £70,000 - 8
South East -86 44 £54,000 +0.47% 6
North of England -128 29 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Midlands -81 23 £62,125 +18.33% 2
South West -37 20 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands -63 16 £60,000 +14.29%
North West -92 16 £67,500 +38.46% 3
East of England -96 14 £58,000 +26.09%
Yorkshire -62 12 £50,000 +66.67% 1
East Midlands -50 7 £70,000 -3.45% 2
North East - 1 £67,500 -
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, IT jobs citing CEH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for CEH.

1 151 (60.89%) Information Security
2 147 (59.27%) CISSP
3 130 (52.42%) Cybersecurity
4 98 (39.52%) Social Skills
5 87 (35.08%) Firewall
6 83 (33.47%) SIEM
7 75 (30.24%) CISM
8 66 (26.61%) Azure
9 61 (24.60%) Mentoring
10 58 (23.39%) Microsoft
10 58 (23.39%) Penetration Testing
11 57 (22.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 55 (22.18%) Cisco Certification
12 55 (22.18%) Management Information System
13 54 (21.77%) Ethical Hacking
14 52 (20.97%) Network Security
15 50 (20.16%) Vulnerability Management
16 45 (18.15%) Degree
16 45 (18.15%) CompTIA Security+
17 44 (17.74%) OWASP
18 42 (16.94%) Risk Management
19 40 (16.13%) Security Operations
19 40 (16.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 37 (14.92%) OSCP
21 36 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
21 36 (14.52%) Windows
22 35 (14.11%) Microsoft 365
23 34 (13.71%) Presales
24 33 (13.31%) NIST
25 32 (12.90%) NCSC

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 19 (7.66%) IIS
2 12 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 66 (26.61%) Azure
2 35 (14.11%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (11.29%) AWS
4 15 (6.05%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (5.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (4.03%) OneDrive
6 10 (4.03%) Power Platform
6 10 (4.03%) PowerApps
7 8 (3.23%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.42%) PaaS
8 6 (2.42%) SaaS
9 5 (2.02%) IaaS
10 3 (1.21%) GCP
11 2 (0.81%) Azure Monitor
11 2 (0.81%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.40%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 87 (35.08%) Firewall
2 52 (20.97%) Network Security
3 30 (12.10%) VPN
4 14 (5.65%) DNS
5 12 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (4.44%) DHCP
6 11 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.44%) VLAN
7 8 (3.23%) Internet
7 8 (3.23%) WAN
7 8 (3.23%) Wireless
8 7 (2.82%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (2.02%) DKIM
9 5 (2.02%) DMARC
9 5 (2.02%) Intranet
9 5 (2.02%) LAN
10 4 (1.61%) HTTP
11 2 (0.81%) SSL
11 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.40%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.02%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.81%) DTS
5 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.65%) Burp Suite
2 7 (2.82%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.61%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.21%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.81%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) AppScan
6 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 98 (39.52%) Social Skills
2 30 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (10.89%) Electronics
4 21 (8.47%) Finance
5 16 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 15 (6.05%) Presentation Skills
7 14 (5.65%) Legal
8 7 (2.82%) German Language
8 7 (2.82%) Law
8 7 (2.82%) Military
9 6 (2.42%) Manufacturing
10 5 (2.02%) Banking
11 4 (1.61%) Marketing
12 2 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.81%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.40%) Back Office
13 1 (0.40%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (18.95%) Security Engineer
2 46 (18.55%) Architect
2 46 (18.55%) Security Architect
3 45 (18.15%) Analyst
4 40 (16.13%) Security Analyst
5 30 (12.10%) Lead Architect
5 30 (12.10%) Lead Security Architect
6 20 (8.06%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 16 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
7 16 (6.45%) Consultant
7 16 (6.45%) Senior Security Engineer
8 15 (6.05%) Security Consultant
9 13 (5.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 12 (4.84%) IT Analyst
10 12 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
10 12 (4.84%) Security Manager
11 11 (4.44%) Head of Security
12 10 (4.03%) Head of Cybersecurity
12 10 (4.03%) Trainer
13 8 (3.23%) Head of Information Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.42%) SOAP
2 5 (2.02%) .NET
3 3 (1.21%) Node.js
4 2 (0.81%) J2EE
4 2 (0.81%) REST
5 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.40%) JSP
5 1 (0.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.18%) Management Information System
2 27 (10.89%) Blog
2 27 (10.89%) Social Media
2 27 (10.89%) Tandem
3 17 (6.85%) Cyberattack
3 17 (6.85%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (5.65%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.02%) SCADA
7 4 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.21%) CESG
8 3 (1.21%) Clustering
8 3 (1.21%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.21%) PKI
9 2 (0.81%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.52%) Windows
2 19 (7.66%) Linux
3 13 (5.24%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.84%) Unix
5 10 (4.03%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.42%) Kali Linux
7 4 (1.61%) Solaris
8 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.81%) CentOS
9 2 (0.81%) VMS
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (60.89%) Information Security
2 130 (52.42%) Cybersecurity
3 83 (33.47%) SIEM
4 61 (24.60%) Mentoring
5 58 (23.39%) Penetration Testing
6 54 (21.77%) Ethical Hacking
7 50 (20.16%) Vulnerability Management
8 44 (17.74%) OWASP
9 42 (16.94%) Risk Management
10 40 (16.13%) Security Operations
10 40 (16.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 36 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (13.71%) Presales
13 31 (12.50%) ITIL
14 30 (12.10%) Line Management
15 29 (11.69%) Risk Assessment
15 29 (11.69%) Security Testing
15 29 (11.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 28 (11.29%) Security Architecture
16 28 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.45%) PowerShell
1 16 (6.45%) Python
2 8 (3.23%) Bash
3 5 (2.02%) C
4 2 (0.81%) R
4 2 (0.81%) VBA
5 1 (0.40%) C#
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) Java
5 1 (0.40%) Perl
5 1 (0.40%) PHP
5 1 (0.40%) Ruby
5 1 (0.40%) SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (59.27%) CISSP
2 75 (30.24%) CISM
3 55 (22.18%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (18.15%) CompTIA Security+
4 45 (18.15%) Degree
5 37 (14.92%) OSCP
6 30 (12.10%) CCNA
7 21 (8.47%) CCSP
8 20 (8.06%) SANS
8 20 (8.06%) Security Cleared
9 19 (7.66%) CISA
9 19 (7.66%) CISMP
9 19 (7.66%) ISSAP
10 17 (6.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 17 (6.85%) CCNP
10 17 (6.85%) SC Cleared
11 14 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (5.65%) CREST Certified
12 12 (4.84%) CRISC
12 12 (4.84%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (22.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (13.31%) NIST
3 32 (12.90%) NCSC
4 24 (9.68%) PCI DSS
5 20 (8.06%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (6.05%) QA
7 10 (4.03%) SLA
8 8 (3.23%) RMADS
9 7 (2.82%) GDPR
9 7 (2.82%) JSP 440
10 5 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (1.21%) GLBA
13 2 (0.81%) COBIT
13 2 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.81%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 14 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.82%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (10.48%) Nessus
2 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (3.23%) CASB
3 8 (3.23%) Nmap
4 6 (2.42%) QRadar
4 6 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.61%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.21%) HP ALM
6 3 (1.21%) HP Fortify
6 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.21%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.40%) Ansible
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 58 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.68%) Cisco
3 15 (6.05%) Qualys
4 14 (5.65%) VMware
5 11 (4.44%) Google
6 7 (2.82%) AlienVault
6 7 (2.82%) Splunk
7 6 (2.42%) McAfee
7 6 (2.42%) Oracle
8 5 (2.02%) Darktrace
8 5 (2.02%) Proofpoint
9 4 (1.61%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.61%) Tripwire
10 3 (1.21%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.21%) HP
11 2 (0.81%) Black Duck
11 2 (0.81%) Meraki
11 2 (0.81%) Micro Focus
11 2 (0.81%) Sonatype
12 1 (0.40%) Varonis