Period
to 18 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 704 567 806
Rank change year-on-year -137 +239 +177
Permanent jobs citing CEH 487 730 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 1.70% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 374 582 352
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +14.58%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £53,375 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.04% +9.09% +17.02%

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 38,353 43,011 53,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.55% 25.70% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29,939 34,392 43,305
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -50 230 £60,000 -7.69% 20
South East -8 127 £50,000 - 9
North of England -12 63 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Yorkshire +37 40 £40,000 - 1
Midlands -45 32 £52,500 +23.53% 1
West Midlands -30 26 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East of England -21 20 £40,000 -20.00% 5
North West -8 19 £69,500 +27.52% 2
South West -47 15 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands -3 6 £78,750 +75.00%
North East -15 4 £28,000 -37.78% 2
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 411 (84.39%) CISSP
2 287 (58.93%) Information Security
3 198 (40.66%) CISM
4 183 (37.58%) Firewall
4 183 (37.58%) SIEM
5 173 (35.52%) Cybersecurity
6 152 (31.21%) CISA
7 145 (29.77%) Penetration Testing
8 143 (29.36%) GIAC
9 139 (28.54%) Security Architecture
10 133 (27.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 131 (26.90%) Degree
12 107 (21.97%) SSCP
13 102 (20.94%) Linux
14 98 (20.12%) SANS
15 97 (19.92%) Network Security
16 96 (19.71%) Windows
17 88 (18.07%) Security Operations
18 85 (17.45%) Management Information System
19 84 (17.25%) Cisco Certification
20 82 (16.84%) Finance
21 78 (16.02%) Cisco
22 72 (14.78%) Vulnerability Management
23 69 (14.17%) Risk Management
24 68 (13.96%) Ethical Hacking
25 65 (13.35%) Threat Intelligence
26 64 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
26 64 (13.14%) Microsoft
27 61 (12.53%) Security Testing
27 61 (12.53%) Computer Science

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 (2.67%) Apache
1 13 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.44%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (3.70%) Office 365
2 17 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.44%) IaaS
3 7 (1.44%) Mimecast
3 7 (1.44%) SaaS
4 6 (1.23%) PaaS
5 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 183 (37.58%) Firewall
2 97 (19.92%) Network Security
3 58 (11.91%) TCP/IP
4 49 (10.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 33 (6.78%) VPN
6 28 (5.75%) Internet
7 21 (4.31%) VoIP
7 21 (4.31%) Wireless
8 20 (4.11%) LAN
9 18 (3.70%) WAN
10 16 (3.29%) IPsec
11 15 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (2.87%) HTTP
13 9 (1.85%) DNS
14 8 (1.64%) Multicast
15 6 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
15 6 (1.23%) Cisco Wireless
15 6 (1.23%) OpenVPN
15 6 (1.23%) OSPF
15 6 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.90%) Big Data
2 12 (2.46%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) GIS
5 1 (0.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (2.67%) Metasploit
2 6 (1.23%) AppScan
3 5 (1.03%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.82%) Paros
5 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.41%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.21%) Subversion
6 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 82 (16.84%) Finance
2 31 (6.37%) Legal
3 28 (5.75%) Law
4 16 (3.29%) Banking
5 15 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.23%) Publishing
6 6 (1.23%) Retail
7 4 (0.82%) Marketing
8 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.62%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.41%) Automotive
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 143 (29.36%) Analyst
2 119 (24.44%) Security Analyst
3 84 (17.25%) Security Engineer
4 50 (10.27%) Consultant
5 47 (9.65%) Security Consultant
6 46 (9.45%) Architect
6 46 (9.45%) Security Architect
6 46 (9.45%) Tester
7 41 (8.42%) Information Analyst
7 41 (8.42%) Information Security Analyst
8 33 (6.78%) Penetration Tester
9 28 (5.75%) Network Engineer
10 27 (5.54%) IT Analyst
10 27 (5.54%) IT Security Analyst
11 26 (5.34%) Network Security Engineer
11 26 (5.34%) Security Manager
12 23 (4.72%) Security Officer
13 19 (3.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 16 (3.29%) Senior Consultant
15 15 (3.08%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.08%) .NET
2 14 (2.87%) Web Services
3 12 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (2.46%) PCRE
3 12 (2.46%) Regular Expression
4 10 (2.05%) REST
5 9 (1.85%) HTML
6 7 (1.44%) OAuth
6 7 (1.44%) OpenID
6 7 (1.44%) SAML
6 7 (1.44%) SOAP
6 7 (1.44%) XML
7 5 (1.03%) Middleware
8 4 (0.82%) CGI
9 3 (0.62%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.62%) JSON
9 3 (0.62%) ModSecurity
9 3 (0.62%) RESTful
10 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 85 (17.45%) Management Information System
2 61 (12.53%) Computer Science
3 53 (10.88%) Cyberthreat
4 41 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (8.21%) Security Operations Centre
6 35 (7.19%) PKI
7 24 (4.93%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.46%) CESG
8 12 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.05%) BYOD
10 9 (1.85%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.85%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.23%) CMDB
12 6 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
12 6 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.23%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.82%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 102 (20.94%) Linux
2 96 (19.71%) Windows
3 47 (9.65%) Unix
4 17 (3.49%) Kali Linux
5 11 (2.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.85%) Android
7 7 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.23%) CentOS
8 6 (1.23%) Debian
8 6 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.03%) VMS
10 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (58.93%) Information Security
2 183 (37.58%) SIEM
3 173 (35.52%) Cybersecurity
4 145 (29.77%) Penetration Testing
5 139 (28.54%) Security Architecture
6 88 (18.07%) Security Operations
7 72 (14.78%) Vulnerability Management
8 69 (14.17%) Risk Management
9 68 (13.96%) Ethical Hacking
10 65 (13.35%) Threat Intelligence
11 64 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (12.53%) Security Testing
12 61 (12.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 60 (12.32%) Incident Management
14 59 (12.11%) ITIL
15 58 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (10.88%) OWASP
17 49 (10.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 48 (9.86%) DevOps
18 48 (9.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.45%) Python
2 25 (5.13%) Ruby
3 20 (4.11%) Bash Shell
4 18 (3.70%) Perl
5 17 (3.49%) Java
6 15 (3.08%) C++
7 13 (2.67%) SQL
8 11 (2.26%) C#
9 9 (1.85%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.64%) PHP
10 8 (1.64%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.23%) C
12 3 (0.62%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.21%) Go
14 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 411 (84.39%) CISSP
2 198 (40.66%) CISM
3 152 (31.21%) CISA
4 143 (29.36%) GIAC
5 131 (26.90%) Degree
6 107 (21.97%) SSCP
7 98 (20.12%) SANS
8 84 (17.25%) Cisco Certification
9 59 (12.11%) CCNP
10 56 (11.50%) Security Cleared
11 48 (9.86%) CompTIA Security+
12 46 (9.45%) GCIH
13 43 (8.83%) OSCP
14 42 (8.62%) CCNA
15 36 (7.39%) Computer Science Degree
15 36 (7.39%) CREST Certified
16 31 (6.37%) SC Cleared
17 27 (5.54%) CRISC
18 23 (4.72%) MCSE
18 23 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (27.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (9.65%) PCI DSS
3 25 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 23 (4.72%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (4.31%) GPG13
6 19 (3.90%) GDPR
7 18 (3.70%) COBIT
8 8 (1.64%) NIST 800
9 6 (1.23%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.62%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.41%) ISO 31000
11 2 (0.41%) RMADS
12 1 (0.21%) BS7799
12 1 (0.21%) IASME
12 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (8.01%) Snort
2 35 (7.19%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.46%) HDFS
5 8 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.23%) pfSense
7 4 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (5.13%) Nessus
2 16 (3.29%) Suricata
3 11 (2.26%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.44%) QRadar
4 7 (1.44%) RSA enVision
4 7 (1.44%) SCOM
4 7 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.23%) CSIRT
5 6 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (1.23%) Nmap
5 6 (1.23%) OpenVAS
5 6 (1.23%) OSSEC
6 5 (1.03%) Nagios
6 5 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.82%) HP Fortify
7 4 (0.82%) Nexpose
7 4 (0.82%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.82%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.62%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 78 (16.02%) Cisco
2 64 (13.14%) Microsoft
3 35 (7.19%) Palo Alto
4 34 (6.98%) CheckPoint
5 30 (6.16%) Sourcefire
6 27 (5.54%) Sophos
7 23 (4.72%) Fortinet
8 22 (4.52%) Splunk
9 20 (4.11%) Qualys
10 18 (3.70%) LogRhythm
10 18 (3.70%) McAfee
11 17 (3.49%) FireEye
11 17 (3.49%) TippingPoint
12 14 (2.87%) Symantec
12 14 (2.87%) VMware
13 13 (2.67%) AlienVault
14 11 (2.26%) ArcSight
14 11 (2.26%) HP
15 10 (2.05%) Juniper
16 9 (1.85%) F5