Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 759 577 777
Rank change year-on-year -182 +200 -155
Permanent jobs citing CEH 217 88 307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.89% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 150 76 226
10th Percentile £40,450 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,000 £47,500 £47,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% -4.17% -
75th Percentile £79,500 £63,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,250 £76,875 £82,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +21.74% -4.17% -

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 22,562 9,862 30,564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.83% 22.31% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 13,205 7,584 22,714
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £82,500
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -181 90 £75,000 +30.43% 17
South East -135 52 £70,000 +12.00% 7
East of England -74 25 £77,500 +65.78% 8
South West -94 21 £54,000 -16.92% 2
North of England -122 14 £62,500 +7.30% 6
Midlands -135 13 £70,000 +25.56% 1
North West -87 9 £65,000 +15.04% 6
East Midlands -67 8 £70,000 -3.45%
Yorkshire -93 5 £47,500 -20.83%
West Midlands -119 5 £57,556 +4.65% 1
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 135 (62.21%) Cybersecurity
2 132 (60.83%) CISSP
3 114 (52.53%) Information Security
4 95 (43.78%) Firewall
5 94 (43.32%) Social Skills
6 87 (40.09%) CISM
7 82 (37.79%) SIEM
8 69 (31.80%) Vulnerability Management
9 68 (31.34%) Azure
10 62 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
11 61 (28.11%) Network Security
12 59 (27.19%) Mentoring
13 55 (25.35%) OSCP
14 53 (24.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 51 (23.50%) AWS
16 47 (21.66%) Risk Management
17 45 (20.74%) Microsoft
18 43 (19.82%) CompTIA Security+
19 39 (17.97%) Security Operations
20 38 (17.51%) Microsoft 365
20 38 (17.51%) CISA
21 36 (16.59%) Degree
22 35 (16.13%) Computer Science
22 35 (16.13%) Security Testing
23 34 (15.67%) PCI DSS
23 34 (15.67%) OWASP
23 34 (15.67%) Management Information System
23 34 (15.67%) Cisco Certification
23 34 (15.67%) Linux
24 33 (15.21%) Agile Software Development

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 (8.76%) IIS
2 4 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 68 (31.34%) Azure
2 51 (23.50%) AWS
3 38 (17.51%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (9.22%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (6.45%) SaaS
6 10 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.23%) Azure Sentinel
8 6 (2.76%) GCP
8 6 (2.76%) Mimecast
9 5 (2.30%) PaaS
10 4 (1.84%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.84%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.84%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.46%) Azure Key Vault
11 1 (0.46%) IaaS
11 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 95 (43.78%) Firewall
2 61 (28.11%) Network Security
3 16 (7.37%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.45%) VPN
5 11 (5.07%) DNS
6 10 (4.61%) WAN
7 9 (4.15%) HTTP
8 7 (3.23%) SSL
9 6 (2.76%) DHCP
9 6 (2.76%) VLAN
10 4 (1.84%) LAN
10 4 (1.84%) SAN
11 3 (1.38%) Wireless
12 2 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.92%) Cisco Firepower
12 2 (0.92%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.15%) Relational Database
1 9 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.07%) Burp Suite
2 7 (3.23%) JIRA
2 7 (3.23%) SoapUI
3 4 (1.84%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.46%) AppScan
4 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.46%) git-flow
4 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
General
1 94 (43.32%) Social Skills
2 29 (13.36%) Finance
3 28 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.99%) Electronics
4 13 (5.99%) Presentation Skills
5 12 (5.53%) Legal
6 8 (3.69%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.69%) Retail
7 6 (2.76%) Banking
7 6 (2.76%) Military
8 5 (2.30%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.30%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (1.84%) Law
9 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.92%) Advertising
10 2 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.92%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.46%) Marketing
11 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (23.50%) Security Engineer
2 40 (18.43%) Analyst
3 31 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 25 (11.52%) Head of Security
5 20 (9.22%) Architect
6 19 (8.76%) Consultant
6 19 (8.76%) Security Architect
7 18 (8.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 18 (8.29%) Security Consultant
8 16 (7.37%) Head of Cybersecurity
8 16 (7.37%) Head of Information Security
9 13 (5.99%) Senior Security Engineer
10 12 (5.53%) Lead Architect
10 12 (5.53%) Lead Security Architect
10 12 (5.53%) Security Manager
11 11 (5.07%) IT Analyst
11 11 (5.07%) IT Security Analyst
12 10 (4.61%) SOC Analyst
13 9 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 9 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.69%) SOAP
2 2 (0.92%) .NET
2 2 (0.92%) Node.js
2 2 (0.92%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.92%) Web Services
3 1 (0.46%) Apollo GraphQL
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.46%) Express
3 1 (0.46%) GraphQL
3 1 (0.46%) J2EE
3 1 (0.46%) JSON
3 1 (0.46%) JSP
3 1 (0.46%) OAuth
3 1 (0.46%) React
3 1 (0.46%) REST
3 1 (0.46%) SAML
3 1 (0.46%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.67%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.99%) Social Media
3 12 (5.53%) Blog
3 12 (5.53%) Cyberthreat
3 12 (5.53%) Tandem
4 11 (5.07%) Cyberattack
5 8 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 6 (2.76%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.84%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.92%) PKI
11 1 (0.46%) CESG
11 1 (0.46%) Clustering
11 1 (0.46%) Equities
11 1 (0.46%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.67%) Linux
2 30 (13.82%) Windows
3 16 (7.37%) Unix
4 11 (5.07%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.23%) Solaris
6 4 (1.84%) VMS
6 4 (1.84%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (62.21%) Cybersecurity
2 114 (52.53%) Information Security
3 82 (37.79%) SIEM
4 69 (31.80%) Vulnerability Management
5 62 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
6 59 (27.19%) Mentoring
7 47 (21.66%) Risk Management
8 39 (17.97%) Security Operations
9 35 (16.13%) Computer Science
9 35 (16.13%) Security Testing
10 34 (15.67%) OWASP
11 33 (15.21%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (13.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 24 (11.06%) Ethical Hacking
13 24 (11.06%) Presales
14 23 (10.60%) Security Architecture
15 22 (10.14%) ITIL
16 21 (9.68%) Business Development
16 21 (9.68%) DevOps
16 21 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.68%) Python
2 14 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.61%) C
4 5 (2.30%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.30%) C++
5 4 (1.84%) Java
5 4 (1.84%) SQL
6 2 (0.92%) C#
6 2 (0.92%) R
6 2 (0.92%) VBA
7 1 (0.46%) Go
7 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 132 (60.83%) CISSP
2 87 (40.09%) CISM
3 55 (25.35%) OSCP
4 43 (19.82%) CompTIA Security+
5 38 (17.51%) CISA
6 36 (16.59%) Degree
7 34 (15.67%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (12.90%) GIAC
9 27 (12.44%) Security Cleared
10 23 (10.60%) SANS
11 19 (8.76%) CCNA
11 19 (8.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (7.83%) CREST Certified
13 16 (7.37%) SC Cleared
14 12 (5.53%) CCSA
14 12 (5.53%) CRISC
14 12 (5.53%) IISP
15 11 (5.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 11 (5.07%) CESG Certified Professional
16 10 (4.61%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (24.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (15.67%) PCI DSS
3 25 (11.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 22 (10.14%) NIST
5 19 (8.76%) NCSC
6 13 (5.99%) GDPR
7 10 (4.61%) RMADS
8 7 (3.23%) QA
8 7 (3.23%) SLA
9 6 (2.76%) JSP 440
9 6 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (1.84%) GLBA
10 4 (1.84%) ISO 9001
11 3 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (1.38%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.46%) ARP4754
12 1 (0.46%) DO-254
12 1 (0.46%) IASME
12 1 (0.46%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 15 (6.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (6.91%) QRadar
2 14 (6.45%) Nessus
3 7 (3.23%) HP ALM
3 7 (3.23%) HP Fortify
3 7 (3.23%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.84%) Nmap
5 2 (0.92%) CASB
5 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.46%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.83%) Google
3 15 (6.91%) Splunk
4 11 (5.07%) Cisco
4 11 (5.07%) VMware
5 10 (4.61%) ArcSight
6 9 (4.15%) AlienVault
7 8 (3.69%) Oracle
7 8 (3.69%) Qualys
8 7 (3.23%) HP
8 7 (3.23%) Tripwire
9 6 (2.76%) Black Duck
9 6 (2.76%) Micro Focus
9 6 (2.76%) Sonatype
9 6 (2.76%) Varonis
10 5 (2.30%) LogRhythm
11 3 (1.38%) Veeam
12 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.92%) Forcepoint
12 2 (0.92%) Rapid7