Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 386 252 472
Rank change year-on-year -134 +220 -71
Permanent jobs citing CEH 52 25 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 1.14% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 33 21 30
10th Percentile £47,300 £38,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £60,000 £51,000 £40,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -3.51%
75th Percentile £78,750 £63,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,300 £70,000 £84,825
England median annual salary £70,000 £56,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +23.89% -5.83% -

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,907 2,195 7,217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.04% 27.11% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,689 1,635 5,388
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,700 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,350 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing CEH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in the South East

CEH
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CEH in the South East.

Salary trend for CEH in the South East

CEH
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing CEH in the South East over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for CEH in the South East

CEH
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 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
Thames Valley -86 23 £70,000 +12.00% 3
Surrey -58 20 £77,500 +33.29% 2
Berkshire -72 19 £70,000 +12.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £60,000 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £50,000 - 3
Kent - 3 £95,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £65,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
CEH
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for CEH.

1 41 (78.85%) Information Security
2 40 (76.92%) Social Skills
3 37 (71.15%) CISSP
4 30 (57.69%) CISM
5 29 (55.77%) Firewall
6 26 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
7 21 (40.38%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (38.46%) OWASP
9 18 (34.62%) Security Testing
9 18 (34.62%) Mentoring
9 18 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (32.69%) SIEM
11 16 (30.77%) AWS
12 15 (28.85%) Management Information System
13 14 (26.92%) SDLC
14 13 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 13 (25.00%) CISA
14 13 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
15 12 (23.08%) Risk Management
15 12 (23.08%) ITIL
15 12 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (21.15%) CRISC
16 11 (21.15%) Azure
16 11 (21.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 11 (21.15%) Regulatory Compliance
16 11 (21.15%) Network Security
16 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (19.23%) Degree

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (5.77%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.77%) AWS
2 11 (21.15%) Azure
3 9 (17.31%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.92%) Azure Sentinel
5 1 (1.92%) GCP
5 1 (1.92%) IaaS
5 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (55.77%) Firewall
2 11 (21.15%) Network Security
3 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.54%) HTTP
4 6 (11.54%) SSL
5 4 (7.69%) SAN
6 3 (5.77%) DNS
7 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
1 6 (11.54%) RDBMS
1 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) JIRA
1 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.92%) Burp Suite
General
1 40 (76.92%) Social Skills
2 18 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (13.46%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (9.62%) Retail
5 4 (7.69%) Aerospace
5 4 (7.69%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (7.69%) Electronics
5 4 (7.69%) Finance
5 4 (7.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 3 (5.77%) Legal
7 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Security Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Head of Security
3 8 (15.38%) Head of Information Security
3 8 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Head of Cybersecurity
4 7 (13.46%) Senior Security Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) QA Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) QA Leader
5 6 (11.54%) Senior QA Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Information Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Lead Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Lead Security Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Security Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.77%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.54%) Digital Media
3 5 (9.62%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (7.69%) Blog
4 4 (7.69%) Social Media
4 4 (7.69%) Tandem
5 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.92%) PKI
7 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Solaris
2 6 (11.54%) Unix
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (78.85%) Information Security
2 26 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 21 (40.38%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (38.46%) OWASP
5 18 (34.62%) Mentoring
5 18 (34.62%) Security Testing
6 17 (32.69%) SIEM
7 14 (26.92%) SDLC
8 13 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
9 12 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (23.08%) ITIL
9 12 (23.08%) Risk Management
10 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (21.15%) Regulatory Compliance
10 11 (21.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 8 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (15.38%) Security Architecture
11 8 (15.38%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Java
2 2 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) Go
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (71.15%) CISSP
2 30 (57.69%) CISM
3 13 (25.00%) CISA
4 11 (21.15%) CRISC
5 10 (19.23%) Degree
6 9 (17.31%) OSCP
7 8 (15.38%) GIAC
8 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (13.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (13.46%) SANS
9 6 (11.54%) ISEB
9 6 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (11.54%) OSCE
10 5 (9.62%) CISMP
10 5 (9.62%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (7.69%) PMI Certification
11 4 (7.69%) PMP
11 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (19.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (15.38%) GDPR
3 8 (15.38%) NIST
4 7 (13.46%) PCI DSS
5 6 (11.54%) QA
6 4 (7.69%) RMADS
7 3 (5.77%) SLA
8 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.92%) NIST 800
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) HP ALM
1 6 (11.54%) HP Fortify
1 6 (11.54%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) ArcSight
2 7 (13.46%) Google
2 7 (13.46%) Qualys
2 7 (13.46%) Splunk
3 6 (11.54%) Black Duck
3 6 (11.54%) HP
3 6 (11.54%) Micro Focus
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Sonatype
3 6 (11.54%) Tripwire
4 3 (5.77%) Veeam
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.92%) CA