Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 673 649 728
Rank change year-on-year -24 +79 -9
Permanent jobs citing CEH 412 581 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 1.49% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 310 476 392
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.61%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £96,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.61%

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 33,004 38,911 40,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.70% 23.85% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 23,759 29,368 32,038
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -1.10%

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CEH in England

CEH
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for CEH in England

CEH
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CEH in England over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -4 169 £71,000 +5.19% 3
South East -55 66 £53,750 -6.52% 1
East of England +96 65 £60,000 +20.00%
North of England +40 58 £62,500 +4.17% 1
North West +45 32 £51,363 -10.67% 1
Midlands +1 28 £60,000 - 2
South West +36 27 £55,000 -8.33%
Yorkshire +12 25 £80,000 +6.67%
West Midlands +3 21 £60,000 -
East Midlands +43 8 £60,000 -40.00% 2
North East +13 1 £32,500 -45.83%
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 330 (80.10%) CISSP
2 243 (58.98%) Information Security
3 209 (50.73%) Cybersecurity
4 174 (42.23%) SIEM
5 167 (40.53%) CISM
6 139 (33.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 129 (31.31%) Penetration Testing
7 129 (31.31%) Firewall
8 122 (29.61%) Cisco Certification
9 103 (25.00%) GIAC
10 100 (24.27%) Security Operations
11 95 (23.06%) CISA
12 91 (22.09%) Windows
13 84 (20.39%) Degree
13 84 (20.39%) SANS
14 79 (19.17%) NIST
15 78 (18.93%) Management Information System
16 73 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
17 72 (17.48%) Finance
18 69 (16.75%) Security Architecture
19 68 (16.50%) Ethical Hacking
20 66 (16.02%) Linux
21 65 (15.78%) CCNA
22 63 (15.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 59 (14.32%) OSCP
24 56 (13.59%) Network Security
24 56 (13.59%) Secure Coding
25 55 (13.35%) OWASP
26 53 (12.86%) ITIL
27 51 (12.38%) Vulnerability Management

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 5 (1.21%) ExpressionEngine
1 5 (1.21%) WordPress
2 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (11.89%) SaaS
3 46 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (5.58%) IaaS
5 18 (4.37%) PaaS
6 14 (3.40%) Office 365
7 10 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.24%) G Suite
8 1 (0.24%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 129 (31.31%) Firewall
2 56 (13.59%) Network Security
3 40 (9.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (7.28%) Internet
4 30 (7.28%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.37%) HTTP
6 16 (3.88%) Intranet
6 16 (3.88%) VPN
7 15 (3.64%) WAN
8 14 (3.40%) IPsec
9 12 (2.91%) BGP
10 11 (2.67%) Wireless
11 10 (2.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (2.43%) EIGRP
12 9 (2.18%) DNS
13 8 (1.94%) LAN
14 6 (1.46%) SMTP
14 6 (1.46%) Sourcefire
15 4 (0.97%) FTP
16 2 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.40%) Big Data
2 7 (1.70%) RDBMS
2 7 (1.70%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.21%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.21%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.73%) DB2
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (2.43%) Metasploit
2 9 (2.18%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.97%) AppScan
4 1 (0.24%) Hudson
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (17.48%) Finance
2 33 (8.01%) Legal
3 25 (6.07%) Retail
4 24 (5.83%) Law
5 13 (3.16%) Publishing
6 12 (2.91%) Banking
7 7 (1.70%) Marketing
8 6 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.97%) Electronics
11 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.49%) Front Office
12 2 (0.49%) Military
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 113 (27.43%) Analyst
1 113 (27.43%) Security Engineer
2 92 (22.33%) Security Analyst
3 44 (10.68%) Architect
4 35 (8.50%) Security Architect
5 30 (7.28%) Senior Security Engineer
6 26 (6.31%) Information Analyst
6 26 (6.31%) Information Security Analyst
7 25 (6.07%) IT Engineer
8 24 (5.83%) IT Security Engineer
8 24 (5.83%) SOC Analyst
9 23 (5.58%) Tester
10 22 (5.34%) Cloud Engineer
11 20 (4.85%) Consultant
11 20 (4.85%) Security Consultant
12 19 (4.61%) Information Security Engineer
12 19 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (4.37%) CISSP Engineer
13 18 (4.37%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 18 (4.37%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.91%) SailPoint
2 9 (2.18%) Web Services
3 6 (1.46%) Node.js
4 5 (1.21%) OAuth
4 5 (1.21%) OpenID
4 5 (1.21%) SAML
5 3 (0.73%) .NET
5 3 (0.73%) Java EE
5 3 (0.73%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.73%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.49%) REST
6 2 (0.49%) SOAP
6 2 (0.49%) Spring
7 1 (0.24%) Autofac
7 1 (0.24%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.24%) CGI
7 1 (0.24%) HTML
7 1 (0.24%) Sass
7 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (18.93%) Management Information System
2 48 (11.65%) Cyberthreat
3 37 (8.98%) Security Operations Centre
4 33 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (6.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 24 (5.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 15 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (3.40%) Data Centre
8 14 (3.40%) PKI
8 14 (3.40%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.18%) Cyberattack
9 9 (2.18%) Social Media
10 8 (1.94%) CMDB
11 7 (1.70%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.21%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.97%) Blog
13 4 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.73%) Equities
14 3 (0.73%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 91 (22.09%) Windows
2 66 (16.02%) Linux
3 24 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.18%) Unix
5 4 (0.97%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (58.98%) Information Security
2 209 (50.73%) Cybersecurity
3 174 (42.23%) SIEM
4 129 (31.31%) Penetration Testing
5 100 (24.27%) Security Operations
6 69 (16.75%) Security Architecture
7 68 (16.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 63 (15.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 56 (13.59%) Secure Coding
10 55 (13.35%) OWASP
11 53 (12.86%) ITIL
12 51 (12.38%) Vulnerability Management
13 49 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (11.17%) Risk Management
15 45 (10.92%) Computer Science
15 45 (10.92%) Threat Intelligence
16 43 (10.44%) Identity Access Management
17 42 (10.19%) DevOps
18 41 (9.95%) TOGAF
19 40 (9.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.44%) Java
2 29 (7.04%) PowerShell
2 29 (7.04%) Python
3 26 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.10%) C
5 15 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.91%) C++
6 12 (2.91%) Shell Script
6 12 (2.91%) SQL
7 7 (1.70%) Ada
8 6 (1.46%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.21%) Perl
10 4 (0.97%) Ruby
11 2 (0.49%) C#
12 1 (0.24%) Lua
12 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 330 (80.10%) CISSP
2 167 (40.53%) CISM
3 122 (29.61%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (25.00%) GIAC
5 95 (23.06%) CISA
6 84 (20.39%) Degree
6 84 (20.39%) SANS
7 65 (15.78%) CCNA
8 59 (14.32%) OSCP
9 50 (12.14%) CompTIA Security+
10 47 (11.41%) SSCP
11 46 (11.17%) CCNP
11 46 (11.17%) Security Cleared
12 42 (10.19%) Computer Science Degree
13 38 (9.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 33 (8.01%) GSEC
15 31 (7.52%) SC Cleared
16 25 (6.07%) CRISC
17 24 (5.83%) CCIE
18 23 (5.58%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (33.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (19.17%) NIST
3 32 (7.77%) Cyber Essentials
4 28 (6.80%) COBIT
5 26 (6.31%) PCI DSS
6 25 (6.07%) NIST 800
7 24 (5.83%) GDPR
8 17 (4.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 10 (2.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (1.94%) GPG13
12 7 (1.70%) DO-178B
12 7 (1.70%) DO-254
12 7 (1.70%) IEC 61508
13 6 (1.46%) HIPAA
13 6 (1.46%) NCSC
14 5 (1.21%) ISO 9001
14 5 (1.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 3 (0.73%) ISAE 3402
15 3 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 19 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.97%) Docker
4 3 (0.73%) vSphere
5 1 (0.24%) GPFS
5 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.24%) Snort
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (6.55%) Nessus
2 15 (3.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 11 (2.67%) Ansible
4 10 (2.43%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (2.43%) SCCM
5 7 (1.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.46%) Nexpose
6 6 (1.46%) Nmap
7 4 (0.97%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.73%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.73%) HP Fortify
8 3 (0.73%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.49%) CASB
9 2 (0.49%) OpenVAS
9 2 (0.49%) QRadar
9 2 (0.49%) WSUS
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.24%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 46 (11.17%) Qualys
2 44 (10.68%) Cisco
3 42 (10.19%) Microsoft
4 35 (8.50%) CheckPoint
5 30 (7.28%) Veracode
6 26 (6.31%) FireEye
7 25 (6.07%) Splunk
8 23 (5.58%) VMware
9 16 (3.88%) LogRhythm
10 15 (3.64%) Citrix
10 15 (3.64%) Symantec
11 13 (3.16%) CyberArk
11 13 (3.16%) Google
11 13 (3.16%) IBM
11 13 (3.16%) McAfee
11 13 (3.16%) Palo Alto
12 12 (2.91%) Juniper
13 10 (2.43%) Aveksa
13 10 (2.43%) Blue Coat
14 9 (2.18%) Forcepoint