Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 713 684 914
Rank change year-on-year -29 +230 +36
Permanent jobs citing CEH 479 641 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.25% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 390 495 315
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -2.91%

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 41064 51186 57141
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.51% 26.89% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 32008 41714 45468
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 +23 230 £62,500 -7.41% 19
South East +23 120 £45,000 -12.20% 13
North of England -12 57 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Midlands +27 36 £45,000 -14.29%
Yorkshire +29 35 £70,000 +55.56%
East of England -7 27 £46,250 -10.24% 7
West Midlands +10 26 £45,000 +9.76%
North West -9 22 £47,500 -16.30% 1
East Midlands +25 10 £40,000 -38.46%
South West -18 9 £47,500 -5.00% 2
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 England region with a requirement for CEH.

1 337 (70.35%) CISSP
2 281 (58.66%) Information Security
3 190 (39.67%) CISM
4 176 (36.74%) Firewall
5 164 (34.24%) Cybersecurity
6 161 (33.61%) Windows
7 150 (31.32%) SIEM
8 146 (30.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 122 (25.47%) CISA
9 122 (25.47%) Finance
10 120 (25.05%) Security Operations
11 118 (24.63%) Network Security
12 116 (24.22%) Penetration Testing
13 115 (24.01%) Linux
14 113 (23.59%) Risk Management
15 101 (21.09%) Management Information System
15 101 (21.09%) GIAC
16 99 (20.67%) Degree
17 93 (19.42%) PCI DSS
18 90 (18.79%) Ethical Hacking
19 89 (18.58%) SANS
20 82 (17.12%) Vulnerability Management
21 77 (16.08%) Security Cleared
21 77 (16.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 76 (15.87%) Nessus
23 74 (15.45%) Incident Management
24 68 (14.20%) ITIL
24 68 (14.20%) Active Directory
25 66 (13.78%) Security Testing
26 63 (13.15%) Cisco

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 13 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
1 13 (2.71%) IIS
1 13 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.09%) Apache
3 8 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.46%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.84%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.64%) SaaS
2 19 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.76%) Office 365
4 15 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.04%) IaaS
7 4 (0.84%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (36.74%) Firewall
2 118 (24.63%) Network Security
3 56 (11.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 36 (7.52%) Wireless
6 32 (6.68%) DNS
7 30 (6.26%) VPN
8 27 (5.64%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (5.43%) Internet
10 19 (3.97%) LAN
10 19 (3.97%) WAN
11 18 (3.76%) HTTP
11 18 (3.76%) IPsec
12 17 (3.55%) DHCP
12 17 (3.55%) SSL
13 12 (2.51%) Wireless Security
14 11 (2.30%) BGP
14 11 (2.30%) EIGRP
14 11 (2.30%) OSPF
14 11 (2.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.88%) Big Data
3 7 (1.46%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.63%) MySQL
4 3 (0.63%) ZAP BI
5 2 (0.42%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.21%) GIS
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) Maltego
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (7.72%) Metasploit
2 21 (4.38%) Burp Suite
3 15 (3.13%) AppScan
3 15 (3.13%) Paros
4 12 (2.51%) WebScarab
5 5 (1.04%) JIRA
6 4 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.63%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 122 (25.47%) Finance
2 16 (3.34%) Banking
2 16 (3.34%) Legal
3 15 (3.13%) Retail
3 15 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.92%) Law
5 12 (2.51%) Military
6 8 (1.67%) Publishing
7 7 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.04%) Games
8 5 (1.04%) Marketing
9 4 (0.84%) French Language
9 4 (0.84%) German Language
9 4 (0.84%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (35.49%) Analyst
2 118 (24.63%) Security Analyst
3 84 (17.54%) Consultant
4 82 (17.12%) Security Consultant
5 55 (11.48%) Security Engineer
6 45 (9.39%) Information Analyst
6 45 (9.39%) Information Security Analyst
7 38 (7.93%) SOC Analyst
8 37 (7.72%) Security Manager
9 35 (7.31%) Tester
10 33 (6.89%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 33 (6.89%) Penetration Tester
11 24 (5.01%) Architect
11 24 (5.01%) Security Architect
11 24 (5.01%) Security Specialist
12 22 (4.59%) Network Security Analyst
12 22 (4.59%) SIEM Analyst
13 21 (4.38%) Network Analyst
14 19 (3.97%) Monitoring Analyst
15 18 (3.76%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.22%) Web Services
2 17 (3.55%) HTML
3 10 (2.09%) .NET
4 9 (1.88%) Regular Expression
5 7 (1.46%) JSON
6 4 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.84%) XML
6 4 (0.84%) ZeroMQ
7 2 (0.42%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.42%) CGI
7 2 (0.42%) HTML5
7 2 (0.42%) RESTful
8 1 (0.21%) LAMP
8 1 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.21%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 101 (21.09%) Management Information System
2 56 (11.69%) Computer Science
3 50 (10.44%) Security Operations Centre
4 36 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.80%) PKI
6 22 (4.59%) Mobile App
7 21 (4.38%) Cyber Attack
7 21 (4.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (4.18%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (3.13%) CESG
10 14 (2.92%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (2.92%) Driving Licence
11 11 (2.30%) Clustering
11 11 (2.30%) SCADA
12 9 (1.88%) Cybercrime
13 8 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.67%) NHS
14 7 (1.46%) Data Centre
15 6 (1.25%) BYOD
16 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 161 (33.61%) Windows
2 115 (24.01%) Linux
3 53 (11.06%) Unix
4 39 (8.14%) Windows Server
5 32 (6.68%) Kali Linux
6 16 (3.34%) CentOS
6 16 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.09%) Mac OS
8 9 (1.88%) Android
8 9 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.67%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.46%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.04%) Debian
12 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.84%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.42%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (58.66%) Information Security
2 164 (34.24%) Cybersecurity
3 150 (31.32%) SIEM
4 120 (25.05%) Security Operations
5 116 (24.22%) Penetration Testing
6 113 (23.59%) Risk Management
7 90 (18.79%) Ethical Hacking
8 82 (17.12%) Vulnerability Management
9 77 (16.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 74 (15.45%) Incident Management
11 68 (14.20%) ITIL
12 66 (13.78%) Security Testing
13 60 (12.53%) Kalman Filter
13 60 (12.53%) OWASP
14 53 (11.06%) Security Monitoring
15 52 (10.86%) Security Architecture
16 48 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 47 (9.81%) Malware Analysis
18 37 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
19 36 (7.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.19%) Java
2 40 (8.35%) SQL
3 37 (7.72%) Python
4 27 (5.64%) C
5 24 (5.01%) C++
5 24 (5.01%) Perl
6 23 (4.80%) Bash Shell
6 23 (4.80%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.38%) Ruby
8 18 (3.76%) C#
9 15 (3.13%) JavaScript
10 12 (2.51%) PHP
11 5 (1.04%) C-shell
11 5 (1.04%) Korn
12 3 (0.63%) Ada
12 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.63%) VB
13 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 337 (70.35%) CISSP
2 190 (39.67%) CISM
3 122 (25.47%) CISA
4 101 (21.09%) GIAC
5 99 (20.67%) Degree
6 89 (18.58%) SANS
7 77 (16.08%) Security Cleared
8 58 (12.11%) GSEC
8 58 (12.11%) OSCP
8 58 (12.11%) SC Cleared
9 52 (10.86%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (10.86%) CompTIA Security+
9 52 (10.86%) GCIH
9 52 (10.86%) Security+ Certification
10 50 (10.44%) CREST Certified
11 49 (10.23%) GCIA
12 45 (9.39%) SSCP
13 40 (8.35%) CCNA
13 40 (8.35%) CLAS
14 31 (6.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (30.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (19.42%) PCI DSS
3 37 (7.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 18 (3.76%) ISO 9001
5 10 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.67%) GDPR
7 5 (1.04%) COBIT
7 5 (1.04%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.84%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.84%) DO-254
9 3 (0.63%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.63%) QA
10 2 (0.42%) GPG13
10 2 (0.42%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.21%) BS7799
11 1 (0.21%) PMO
11 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (14.20%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.47%) Snort
3 7 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.04%) pfSense
5 4 (0.84%) Samba
6 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.21%) Docker
8 1 (0.21%) HDFS
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 76 (15.87%) Nessus
2 31 (6.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 29 (6.05%) Nmap
4 25 (5.22%) EnCase
5 19 (3.97%) Nexpose
6 13 (2.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (2.51%) CSIRT
8 7 (1.46%) FortiGate
8 7 (1.46%) Grafana
9 6 (1.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 6 (1.25%) Kibana
9 6 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.25%) QRadar
10 4 (0.84%) Defensics
10 4 (0.84%) FTK
10 4 (0.84%) logstash
10 4 (0.84%) OpenVAS
10 4 (0.84%) SCCM
10 4 (0.84%) WebInspect
11 3 (0.63%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 63 (13.15%) Cisco
2 48 (10.02%) LogRhythm
3 38 (7.93%) Palo Alto
4 32 (6.68%) AlienVault
4 32 (6.68%) Microsoft
5 30 (6.26%) Splunk
6 29 (6.05%) Qualys
7 28 (5.85%) CheckPoint
8 27 (5.64%) Sophos
9 21 (4.38%) Symantec
10 19 (3.97%) Rapid7
11 17 (3.55%) McAfee
12 16 (3.34%) CyberArk
13 14 (2.92%) Juniper
14 13 (2.71%) IBM
15 12 (2.51%) VMware
16 11 (2.30%) ArcSight
17 10 (2.09%) Fortinet
17 10 (2.09%) LogLogic
17 10 (2.09%) SolarWinds
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, Bonus, pension etc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Circa £62,500 dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aviva
Salary: Circa £62,500 dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experienc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Salary circa £35,000 dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Salary circa £45,000 dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aviva
Salary: Salary circa £62,500 dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £57,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + bonus&bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £99,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, pension, holidays, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £37422 - £43658 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago