Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 708 612 724
Rank change year-on-year -96 +112 -113
Permanent jobs citing CEH 271 572 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.67% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 217 403 379
England median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £56,000 £60,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.63% -10.42%

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 25,041 34,211 38,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.80% 24.45% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18,671 25,133 30,396
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 -51 94 £75,000 +7.14% 15
Midlands +49 74 £55,000 -8.33% 3
West Midlands +52 70 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South East -33 59 £65,000 +13.04% 8
South West +19 27 £55,000 +4.76% 4
North of England +32 18 £55,000 -10.57% 14
Yorkshire +29 12 £55,000 -26.67% 4
North West +2 6 £42,500 -30.04% 9
East Midlands +14 4 £67,500 +12.50%
East of England -17 4 £62,500 +78.57% 4
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 216 (79.70%) CISSP
2 186 (68.63%) Information Security
3 173 (63.84%) Cybersecurity
4 115 (42.44%) CISM
5 94 (34.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 90 (33.21%) SIEM
7 82 (30.26%) Penetration Testing
8 73 (26.94%) Firewall
8 73 (26.94%) Security Operations
9 71 (26.20%) Management Information System
10 66 (24.35%) Windows
11 64 (23.62%) Risk Management
12 63 (23.25%) Threat Intelligence
13 58 (21.40%) Linux
13 58 (21.40%) Degree
13 58 (21.40%) Incident Management
14 55 (20.30%) Finance
15 54 (19.93%) NIST
16 53 (19.56%) Cisco Certification
17 50 (18.45%) OSCP
17 50 (18.45%) Vulnerability Management
18 48 (17.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 47 (17.34%) PCI DSS
20 46 (16.97%) CISA
20 46 (16.97%) GIAC
21 45 (16.61%) TCP/IP
21 45 (16.61%) CREST Certified
22 44 (16.24%) OWASP
23 42 (15.50%) Azure
24 41 (15.13%) Security Architecture

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 14 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.85%) IIS
3 3 (1.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.74%) Gephi
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 42 (15.50%) Azure
2 22 (8.12%) AWS
3 19 (7.01%) Office 365
4 5 (1.85%) IaaS
4 5 (1.85%) PaaS
4 5 (1.85%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.85%) PowerApps
5 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.74%) SaaS
6 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) Akamai
7 1 (0.37%) Apigee
7 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.37%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 1 (0.37%) AWS IoT
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 73 (26.94%) Firewall
2 45 (16.61%) TCP/IP
3 26 (9.59%) HTTP
3 26 (9.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (8.86%) VPN
5 22 (8.12%) LAN
6 20 (7.38%) Network Security
6 20 (7.38%) WAN
7 17 (6.27%) DNS
8 8 (2.95%) SMTP
9 5 (1.85%) MPLS
9 5 (1.85%) Wireshark
10 4 (1.48%) DHCP
11 3 (1.11%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.11%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.11%) IPsec
11 3 (1.11%) SSL
11 3 (1.11%) VLAN
12 2 (0.74%) Internet
12 2 (0.74%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.85%) Power BI
2 3 (1.11%) Apache Hive
2 3 (1.11%) Big Data
2 3 (1.11%) Impala
3 2 (0.74%) MySQL
3 2 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (4.80%) Metasploit
2 6 (2.21%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.48%) JIRA
4 3 (1.11%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.11%) Bitbucket Server
4 3 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.11%) git-flow
5 1 (0.37%) AppScan
General
1 55 (20.30%) Finance
2 17 (6.27%) Legal
3 13 (4.80%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.95%) Banking
5 5 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.48%) Billing
6 4 (1.48%) Law
7 3 (1.11%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.11%) Retail
7 3 (1.11%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.74%) Military
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (29.52%) Analyst
2 42 (15.50%) Security Manager
3 41 (15.13%) Security Analyst
4 29 (10.70%) SOC Analyst
5 28 (10.33%) Architect
5 28 (10.33%) Security Architect
5 28 (10.33%) Senior Analyst
6 25 (9.23%) Security Engineer
6 25 (9.23%) Tester
7 23 (8.49%) Information Manager
7 23 (8.49%) Information Security Manager
8 19 (7.01%) Consultant
8 19 (7.01%) IT Analyst
9 18 (6.64%) Operational Security Manager
9 18 (6.64%) Operations Manager
9 18 (6.64%) Security Operations Manager
10 16 (5.90%) Penetration Tester
11 15 (5.54%) Information Analyst
11 15 (5.54%) Information Security Analyst
12 13 (4.80%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.58%) REST
1 7 (2.58%) SOAP
1 7 (2.58%) XML
2 6 (2.21%) Middleware
3 3 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.11%) Kafka
4 1 (0.37%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 71 (26.20%) Management Information System
2 24 (8.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 20 (7.38%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (7.01%) Cyberattack
4 19 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (6.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 15 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.17%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (2.58%) BYOD
9 6 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.48%) Anti-Piracy
11 3 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.74%) CESG
12 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.37%) Animation
13 1 (0.37%) FMCG
13 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 66 (24.35%) Windows
2 58 (21.40%) Linux
3 19 (7.01%) Unix
4 17 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.80%) Kali Linux
6 12 (4.43%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.32%) CentOS
7 9 (3.32%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.95%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (68.63%) Information Security
2 173 (63.84%) Cybersecurity
3 90 (33.21%) SIEM
4 82 (30.26%) Penetration Testing
5 73 (26.94%) Security Operations
6 64 (23.62%) Risk Management
7 63 (23.25%) Threat Intelligence
8 58 (21.40%) Incident Management
9 50 (18.45%) Vulnerability Management
10 48 (17.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 44 (16.24%) OWASP
12 41 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (15.13%) Ethical Hacking
12 41 (15.13%) ITIL
12 41 (15.13%) Security Architecture
13 31 (11.44%) Analytics
14 30 (11.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 27 (9.96%) Security Testing
15 27 (9.96%) Threat Modelling
16 26 (9.59%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.96%) Python
2 14 (5.17%) Ruby
3 12 (4.43%) Bash Shell
3 12 (4.43%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.06%) Perl
5 7 (2.58%) Go
5 7 (2.58%) PHP
6 6 (2.21%) C
7 3 (1.11%) R
8 2 (0.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 216 (79.70%) CISSP
2 115 (42.44%) CISM
3 58 (21.40%) Degree
4 53 (19.56%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (18.45%) OSCP
6 46 (16.97%) CISA
6 46 (16.97%) GIAC
7 45 (16.61%) CREST Certified
8 38 (14.02%) GSEC
9 35 (12.92%) CRISC
9 35 (12.92%) Security Cleared
10 32 (11.81%) CompTIA Security+
11 30 (11.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 30 (11.07%) SC Cleared
12 29 (10.70%) SSCP
13 27 (9.96%) SANS
14 24 (8.86%) MCSE
14 24 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (8.12%) GCIH
16 21 (7.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (34.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (19.93%) NIST
3 47 (17.34%) PCI DSS
4 26 (9.59%) GDPR
5 22 (8.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (6.64%) NIST 800
7 15 (5.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (4.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (4.06%) QA
10 10 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (3.32%) ISO 22301
12 8 (2.95%) COBIT
13 7 (2.58%) SLA
14 6 (2.21%) ISO 9001
14 6 (2.21%) RMADS
15 5 (1.85%) ISO 14001
15 5 (1.85%) JSP 440
16 3 (1.11%) NCSC
17 2 (0.74%) HIPAA
17 2 (0.74%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 16 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.11%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (5.90%) Nessus
2 14 (5.17%) Nmap
3 9 (3.32%) SCCM
3 9 (3.32%) SCOM
4 4 (1.48%) QRadar
5 3 (1.11%) Oozie
6 2 (0.74%) CASB
6 2 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.74%) Kibana
6 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.37%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (13.28%) Qualys
2 31 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.01%) ArcSight
4 16 (5.90%) VMware
5 15 (5.54%) Darktrace
5 15 (5.54%) Splunk
6 12 (4.43%) Cisco
6 12 (4.43%) McAfee
7 10 (3.69%) CyberArk
8 7 (2.58%) Netsparker
9 6 (2.21%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.48%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.48%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.11%) Google
12 2 (0.74%) BT
12 2 (0.74%) Fortinet
12 2 (0.74%) Juniper
12 2 (0.74%) Trend Micro
13 1 (0.37%) F5
13 1 (0.37%) Proofpoint