Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 659 523
Rank change year-on-year +151 -136 +153
Permanent jobs citing CEH 396 277 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.43% 0.27% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 1.08% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 266 193 386
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £58,145
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.41% +5.72%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23,020 25,681 30,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.13% 25.38% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 16,960 20,234 23,964
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,025 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing CEH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in the UK excluding London

CEH
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CEH in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for CEH in the UK excluding London

CEH
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CEH in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK excluding London

CEH
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
South East +46 166 £60,000 +33.33% 14
East of England +106 95 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England +13 48 £57,500 +21.05% 8
Midlands +38 43 £60,000 +60.00% 4
West Midlands +51 39 £60,000 +60.00% 3
South West +35 30 £56,250 +25.00% 3
North West +17 28 £61,000 +16.19% 4
Scotland +14 16 £46,000 +64.29% 7
Yorkshire +11 11 £42,500 -2.30% 4
North East +4 9 £57,500 +105.36%
East Midlands -2 5 £60,000 +4.35% 1
Wales +8 1 £60,000 -7.69% 3
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for CEH.

1 313 (79.04%) CISSP
2 193 (48.74%) Information Security
3 190 (47.98%) Cybersecurity
4 171 (43.18%) SIEM
5 153 (38.64%) CISM
6 120 (30.30%) Firewall
7 118 (29.80%) Security Operations
8 113 (28.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 106 (26.77%) Cisco Certification
10 105 (26.52%) SSCP
11 100 (25.25%) GIAC
12 98 (24.75%) Risk Management
13 90 (22.73%) Management Information System
14 89 (22.47%) CISA
15 84 (21.21%) CompTIA Security+
16 81 (20.45%) Security Architecture
16 81 (20.45%) ITIL
17 78 (19.70%) Degree
18 75 (18.94%) Security Operations Centre
19 67 (16.92%) Threat Intelligence
20 66 (16.67%) GCIA
20 66 (16.67%) CCNA
21 64 (16.16%) Vulnerability Management
22 61 (15.40%) OWASP
22 61 (15.40%) Data Protection
22 61 (15.40%) Finance
22 61 (15.40%) Incident Management
23 58 (14.65%) SANS
24 57 (14.39%) GCIH
25 56 (14.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 9 (2.27%) ExpressionEngine
1 9 (2.27%) WordPress
2 8 (2.02%) IIS
2 8 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.77%) Apache
4 2 (0.51%) JBoss
4 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.07%) IaaS
3 23 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (4.80%) PaaS
5 15 (3.79%) SaaS
6 12 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 120 (30.30%) Firewall
2 38 (9.60%) Network Security
3 36 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 31 (7.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (7.58%) VPN
6 27 (6.82%) HTTP
7 25 (6.31%) DNS
8 24 (6.06%) SSL
8 24 (6.06%) Wireshark
9 23 (5.81%) Internet
10 17 (4.29%) LAN
11 16 (4.04%) MPLS
12 15 (3.79%) WAN
13 13 (3.28%) Broadband
14 8 (2.02%) Sourcefire
15 6 (1.52%) FTP
16 5 (1.26%) DHCP
16 5 (1.26%) ICMP
16 5 (1.26%) SNMP
16 5 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (0.76%) Big Data
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (3.28%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.51%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.25%) AppScan
3 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (15.40%) Finance
2 55 (13.89%) Retail
3 29 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.81%) Publishing
5 14 (3.54%) Legal
6 6 (1.52%) Electronics
6 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.52%) Marketing
7 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.01%) Banking
9 3 (0.76%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 130 (32.83%) Analyst
2 80 (20.20%) Security Analyst
3 78 (19.70%) Security Engineer
4 37 (9.34%) Security Officer
5 35 (8.84%) Architect
6 31 (7.83%) Security Manager
7 27 (6.82%) Information Security Officer
8 23 (5.81%) IT Analyst
8 23 (5.81%) IT Engineer
8 23 (5.81%) IT Security Analyst
8 23 (5.81%) IT Security Engineer
9 22 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 21 (5.30%) Information Analyst
10 21 (5.30%) Information Security Analyst
10 21 (5.30%) Security Architect
11 20 (5.05%) Senior IT Engineer
11 20 (5.05%) Senior Security Engineer
11 20 (5.05%) SOC Analyst
12 19 (4.80%) Information Officer
13 18 (4.55%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.27%) Node.js
2 7 (1.77%) .NET
3 5 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.26%) LDAP
3 5 (1.26%) REST
4 2 (0.51%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.51%) SAML
4 2 (0.51%) SPNEGO
4 2 (0.51%) Web Services
4 2 (0.51%) XACML
5 1 (0.25%) HTML
5 1 (0.25%) HTML5
5 1 (0.25%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.25%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 90 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 75 (18.94%) Security Operations Centre
3 55 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (11.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 39 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (9.60%) Cyberthreat
7 36 (9.09%) Computer Science
8 29 (7.32%) Cyber Defence
9 26 (6.57%) Data Centre
10 22 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 17 (4.29%) CMDB
12 16 (4.04%) Cyberattack
13 9 (2.27%) CESG
14 8 (2.02%) Social Media
15 6 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (1.26%) PKI
17 4 (1.01%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.38%) Linux
2 27 (6.82%) Windows
3 17 (4.29%) Kali Linux
4 9 (2.27%) Unix
5 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (48.74%) Information Security
2 190 (47.98%) Cybersecurity
3 171 (43.18%) SIEM
4 118 (29.80%) Security Operations
5 98 (24.75%) Risk Management
6 81 (20.45%) ITIL
6 81 (20.45%) Security Architecture
7 67 (16.92%) Threat Intelligence
8 64 (16.16%) Vulnerability Management
9 61 (15.40%) Data Protection
9 61 (15.40%) Incident Management
9 61 (15.40%) OWASP
10 56 (14.14%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 55 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
12 51 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 51 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
13 43 (10.86%) Identity Access Management
14 42 (10.61%) Ethical Hacking
14 42 (10.61%) Security Management
15 41 (10.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.35%) Python
2 21 (5.30%) Perl
3 20 (5.05%) Java
4 16 (4.04%) PowerShell
5 15 (3.79%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.54%) PHP
7 12 (3.03%) Go
7 12 (3.03%) Ruby
8 11 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.27%) C
9 9 (2.27%) VBA
10 7 (1.77%) C++
11 4 (1.01%) SQL
12 1 (0.25%) Ada
12 1 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 313 (79.04%) CISSP
2 153 (38.64%) CISM
3 106 (26.77%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (26.52%) SSCP
5 100 (25.25%) GIAC
6 89 (22.47%) CISA
7 84 (21.21%) CompTIA Security+
8 78 (19.70%) Degree
9 66 (16.67%) CCNA
9 66 (16.67%) GCIA
10 58 (14.65%) SANS
11 57 (14.39%) GCIH
12 41 (10.35%) GSEC
13 39 (9.85%) Computer Science Degree
14 37 (9.34%) Security Cleared
15 34 (8.59%) OSCP
16 33 (8.33%) CREST Certified
17 30 (7.58%) GCFA
17 30 (7.58%) GREM
18 29 (7.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (28.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (14.14%) PCI DSS
3 52 (13.13%) GDPR
4 21 (5.30%) GPG13
5 16 (4.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (3.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (2.78%) QA
8 6 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (1.52%) SLA
9 4 (1.01%) COBIT
9 4 (1.01%) HIPAA
9 4 (1.01%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.51%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.51%) RMADS
12 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.25%) DO-254
12 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 17 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.76%) Snort
4 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (6.82%) Nessus
2 24 (6.06%) RSA Security Analytics
2 24 (6.06%) Stealthwatch
3 23 (5.81%) QRadar
4 19 (4.80%) Nmap
5 16 (4.04%) CSIRT
6 8 (2.02%) OpenVAS
7 7 (1.77%) Nexpose
8 6 (1.52%) Defensics
8 6 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.51%) CASB
12 1 (0.25%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 52 (13.13%) Qualys
2 43 (10.86%) CheckPoint
3 36 (9.09%) Splunk
4 34 (8.59%) Microsoft
4 34 (8.59%) Symantec
5 22 (5.56%) Cisco
6 18 (4.55%) Citrix
6 18 (4.55%) EMC
7 17 (4.29%) NetApp
7 17 (4.29%) VMware
8 12 (3.03%) ArcSight
8 12 (3.03%) Netsparker
9 9 (2.27%) McAfee
10 8 (2.02%) Rapid7
10 8 (2.02%) SAP
11 7 (1.77%) Juniper
11 7 (1.77%) LogRhythm
12 6 (1.52%) Codenomicon
12 6 (1.52%) Sophos
13 4 (1.01%) AlienVault