Period
to 24 June 2021

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 24 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 707 633 674
Rank change year-on-year -74 +41 -12
Permanent jobs citing CEH 195 201 420
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.24% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 142 168 313
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,375 £38,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,318 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.50% -7.80% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £67,813 £77,500
90th Percentile £89,750 £80,000 £89,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,092 £60,000
% change year-on-year +17.99% -8.18% -

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 20,413 16,225 33,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.90% 21.87% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11,910 12,236 24,138
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.65%

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 24 June 2021.

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 24 June 2021. 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 -56 74 £75,000 +25.00% 10
South East -37 41 £62,500 +7.49% 14
East of England +5 33 £77,500 +40.91% 3
South West -53 22 £54,000 +20.00% 5
North of England -66 14 £60,000 +9.09% 9
North West -31 11 £60,000 +8.73% 7
Midlands -84 8 £70,000 +27.27% 3
West Midlands -86 5 £75,000 +36.36% 3
East Midlands -38 2 £65,000 -
North East - 2 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -65 1 £75,000 +36.36% 2
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2021, 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.

1 146 (74.87%) Cybersecurity
2 118 (60.51%) CISSP
3 80 (41.03%) CISM
3 80 (41.03%) Information Security
4 70 (35.90%) Firewall
5 61 (31.28%) Azure
5 61 (31.28%) SIEM
5 61 (31.28%) Social Skills
6 60 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
7 59 (30.26%) Penetration Testing
8 58 (29.74%) CompTIA Security+
9 56 (28.72%) Security Operations
9 56 (28.72%) OSCP
10 50 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
11 49 (25.13%) Linux
12 48 (24.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 44 (22.56%) Degree
13 44 (22.56%) Network Security
14 40 (20.51%) Management Information System
15 39 (20.00%) AWS
16 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
17 36 (18.46%) Ethical Hacking
18 35 (17.95%) Risk Management
19 33 (16.92%) Legal
19 33 (16.92%) CISA
19 33 (16.92%) Windows
19 33 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
20 32 (16.41%) Computer Science
20 32 (16.41%) GIAC
20 32 (16.41%) Mentoring

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 16 (8.21%) IIS
2 6 (3.08%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Gephi
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 61 (31.28%) Azure
2 39 (20.00%) AWS
3 22 (11.28%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (8.21%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (8.21%) SaaS
5 10 (5.13%) Azure Sentinel
6 8 (4.10%) PaaS
7 6 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.56%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.54%) GCP
9 3 (1.54%) IaaS
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.51%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 70 (35.90%) Firewall
2 44 (22.56%) Network Security
3 29 (14.87%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (9.23%) DNS
4 18 (9.23%) VPN
5 12 (6.15%) WAN
6 10 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.62%) HTTP
8 8 (4.10%) LAN
9 6 (3.08%) Ethernet
9 6 (3.08%) MPLS
9 6 (3.08%) SSL
10 5 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.54%) DHCP
11 3 (1.54%) SAN
11 3 (1.54%) Wireless
12 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.03%) VLAN
12 2 (1.03%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.08%) Apache Hive
1 6 (3.08%) Big Data
1 6 (3.08%) Impala
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (4.62%) JIRA
2 7 (3.59%) Burp Suite
2 7 (3.59%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.59%) git-flow
2 7 (3.59%) Metasploit
3 6 (3.08%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.08%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.51%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (31.28%) Social Skills
2 33 (16.92%) Legal
3 30 (15.38%) Finance
4 25 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (7.18%) Manufacturing
6 13 (6.67%) Aerospace
7 9 (4.62%) Banking
8 7 (3.59%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (2.56%) Games
9 5 (2.56%) Law
10 4 (2.05%) International Banking
11 3 (1.54%) Advertising
11 3 (1.54%) Retail
12 2 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (1.03%) Military
12 2 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.51%) Electronics
13 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (31.28%) Analyst
2 46 (23.59%) Security Engineer
3 34 (17.44%) Security Analyst
4 20 (10.26%) Head of Security
5 18 (9.23%) Consultant
5 18 (9.23%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 13 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 13 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (6.15%) IT Analyst
7 12 (6.15%) IT Security Analyst
8 11 (5.64%) Head of IT
8 11 (5.64%) Head of IT Security
8 11 (5.64%) SOC Analyst
9 9 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 9 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 8 (4.10%) Head of Information Security
10 8 (4.10%) Security Manager
10 8 (4.10%) Security Technical Consultant
10 8 (4.10%) Senior Security Analyst
10 8 (4.10%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (3.08%) Kafka
2 4 (2.05%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.54%) Web Services
4 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.51%) Apollo GraphQL
5 1 (0.51%) Express
5 1 (0.51%) GraphQL
5 1 (0.51%) JSON
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) OAuth
5 1 (0.51%) React
5 1 (0.51%) REST
5 1 (0.51%) SAML
5 1 (0.51%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 11 (5.64%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.08%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (2.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.05%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.54%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.54%) Social Media
10 2 (1.03%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.03%) Robotics
11 1 (0.51%) Clustering
11 1 (0.51%) Equities
11 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.51%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.13%) Linux
2 33 (16.92%) Windows
3 18 (9.23%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.62%) Unix
5 6 (3.08%) VMS
6 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.03%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (74.87%) Cybersecurity
2 80 (41.03%) Information Security
3 61 (31.28%) SIEM
4 60 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
5 59 (30.26%) Penetration Testing
6 56 (28.72%) Security Operations
7 36 (18.46%) Ethical Hacking
8 35 (17.95%) Risk Management
9 33 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (16.41%) Computer Science
10 32 (16.41%) Mentoring
11 30 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (11.28%) Security Monitoring
13 21 (10.77%) Security Management
14 20 (10.26%) DevOps
15 19 (9.74%) ITIL
15 19 (9.74%) Security Testing
15 19 (9.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 18 (9.23%) Incident Management
17 16 (8.21%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.23%) Python
2 17 (8.72%) C
3 14 (7.18%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.08%) Perl
5 6 (3.08%) R
6 4 (2.05%) C++
7 3 (1.54%) SQL
8 2 (1.03%) C#
9 1 (0.51%) Java
9 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 118 (60.51%) CISSP
2 80 (41.03%) CISM
3 58 (29.74%) CompTIA Security+
4 56 (28.72%) OSCP
5 50 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (22.56%) Degree
7 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
8 33 (16.92%) CISA
9 32 (16.41%) GIAC
10 22 (11.28%) CCNA
10 22 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (10.26%) SANS
12 18 (9.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 18 (9.23%) CCSA
12 18 (9.23%) SSCP
13 16 (8.21%) CESG Certified Professional
13 16 (8.21%) MCSE
13 16 (8.21%) SC Cleared
14 14 (7.18%) Network+ Certification
15 13 (6.67%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (24.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (13.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 16 (8.21%) PCI DSS
4 14 (7.18%) NIST
5 6 (3.08%) RMADS
6 5 (2.56%) GLBA
6 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (2.56%) NCSC
6 5 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (2.56%) SLA
7 4 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (2.05%) GDPR
8 3 (1.54%) ARP4754
8 3 (1.54%) Def Stans
8 3 (1.54%) IEC 61508
8 3 (1.54%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.03%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.51%) DO-254
10 1 (0.51%) IASME
10 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (9.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.08%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) Docker
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (12.31%) QRadar
2 12 (6.15%) Nessus
3 6 (3.08%) EnCase
3 6 (3.08%) Kibana
3 6 (3.08%) Oozie
4 2 (1.03%) CASB
4 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.51%) Nmap
5 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.33%) Splunk
3 14 (7.18%) AlienVault
4 12 (6.15%) Cisco
5 10 (5.13%) LogRhythm
5 10 (5.13%) VMware
6 7 (3.59%) Google
6 7 (3.59%) Qualys
7 6 (3.08%) BT
7 6 (3.08%) CrowdStrike
8 5 (2.56%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.56%) Sophos
8 5 (2.56%) Varonis
9 3 (1.54%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (1.54%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.54%) Veeam
10 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.03%) Rapid7
10 2 (1.03%) Symantec