Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 619 588 681
Rank change year-on-year -31 +93 -40
Permanent jobs citing CEH 255 357 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.31% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 1.46% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 166 267 202
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +26.32% -9.52%
10th Percentile £38,125 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,500 £77,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.35%

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 22,280 24,384 26,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 26.66% 24.38% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15,931 18,242 20,393
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,582 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.94% +4.90% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,807 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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
East of England +93 66 £60,000 +17.07% 3
North of England +11 58 £62,500 +4.17% 7
South East -57 54 £52,500 -12.50% 7
North West +44 31 £55,113 -4.15% 4
South West +25 28 £53,750 -10.42% 3
Midlands +19 27 £55,000 -8.33% 8
Yorkshire +8 25 £80,000 +6.67% 3
West Midlands -7 20 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Scotland +28 17 £55,500 +37.04% 2
East Midlands +39 7 £65,000 - 4
Wales +13 5 £48,000 -20.00%
North East +6 1 £32,500 -44.68%
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 206 (80.78%) CISSP
2 159 (62.35%) Information Security
3 128 (50.20%) Cybersecurity
4 106 (41.57%) CISM
5 89 (34.90%) Firewall
5 89 (34.90%) SIEM
6 64 (25.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 60 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
8 54 (21.18%) SANS
9 53 (20.78%) Security Operations
9 53 (20.78%) CISA
9 53 (20.78%) GIAC
10 49 (19.22%) Linux
11 48 (18.82%) Security Architecture
12 47 (18.43%) Management Information System
13 46 (18.04%) Cisco Certification
13 46 (18.04%) Windows
13 46 (18.04%) Ethical Hacking
13 46 (18.04%) CompTIA Security+
14 45 (17.65%) Degree
14 45 (17.65%) NIST
15 43 (16.86%) Vulnerability Management
16 41 (16.08%) ITIL
17 40 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
18 39 (15.29%) Secure Coding
18 39 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
19 37 (14.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 37 (14.51%) Finance
19 37 (14.51%) Network Security
20 36 (14.12%) OWASP

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 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (12.16%) SaaS
3 19 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.35%) IaaS
6 5 (1.96%) PaaS
7 2 (0.78%) Office 365
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.39%) Serverless
8 1 (0.39%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 89 (34.90%) Firewall
2 37 (14.51%) Network Security
3 28 (10.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (6.67%) WAN
5 16 (6.27%) TCP/IP
6 14 (5.49%) Internet
7 9 (3.53%) VPN
8 8 (3.14%) DNS
8 8 (3.14%) Sourcefire
9 7 (2.75%) LAN
10 5 (1.96%) SMTP
11 4 (1.57%) HTTP
11 4 (1.57%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.18%) FTP
12 3 (1.18%) Skype
12 3 (1.18%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.78%) BGP
13 2 (0.78%) SAN
13 2 (0.78%) Wireless
14 1 (0.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.49%) Big Data
2 4 (1.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.18%) DB2
4 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.78%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.39%) AppScan
General
1 37 (14.51%) Finance
2 16 (6.27%) Legal
3 9 (3.53%) Retail
4 8 (3.14%) Law
5 6 (2.35%) Publishing
6 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.57%) Electronics
7 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.57%) Marketing
8 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.78%) Advertising
9 2 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 67 (26.27%) Security Engineer
2 64 (25.10%) Analyst
3 52 (20.39%) Security Analyst
4 37 (14.51%) Architect
5 31 (12.16%) Security Architect
6 25 (9.80%) Senior Security Engineer
7 21 (8.24%) Consultant
7 21 (8.24%) Security Consultant
8 18 (7.06%) SOC Analyst
9 15 (5.88%) Information Analyst
9 15 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
9 15 (5.88%) Security Specialist
10 14 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 14 (5.49%) IT Engineer
10 14 (5.49%) IT Security Engineer
11 13 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.71%) Information Security Consultant
12 12 (4.71%) Tester
13 11 (4.31%) Security Manager
13 11 (4.31%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.96%) OAuth
1 5 (1.96%) OpenID
1 5 (1.96%) SAML
2 3 (1.18%) Java EE
2 3 (1.18%) OAuth2
2 3 (1.18%) Web Services
2 3 (1.18%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 2 (0.78%) REST
3 2 (0.78%) SOAP
4 1 (0.39%) .NET
4 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.39%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.43%) Management Information System
2 34 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (7.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 19 (7.45%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (4.31%) PKI
7 11 (4.31%) Public Cloud
8 9 (3.53%) Data Centre
9 8 (3.14%) Cyberattack
10 7 (2.75%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.96%) CMDB
11 5 (1.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 4 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.18%) CESG
13 3 (1.18%) Cloud Native
13 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.78%) PMI
14 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.22%) Linux
2 46 (18.04%) Windows
3 7 (2.75%) Unix
4 3 (1.18%) Kali Linux
4 3 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.39%) CentOS
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (62.35%) Information Security
2 128 (50.20%) Cybersecurity
3 89 (34.90%) SIEM
4 60 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
5 53 (20.78%) Security Operations
6 48 (18.82%) Security Architecture
7 46 (18.04%) Ethical Hacking
8 43 (16.86%) Vulnerability Management
9 41 (16.08%) ITIL
10 39 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (15.29%) Secure Coding
11 37 (14.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 36 (14.12%) OWASP
13 30 (11.76%) Risk Management
13 30 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (11.76%) TOGAF
14 28 (10.98%) Threat Intelligence
15 24 (9.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 24 (9.41%) Kalman Filter
16 22 (8.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.16%) Java
2 21 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.06%) C
4 14 (5.49%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.31%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.53%) SQL
7 7 (2.75%) C++
7 7 (2.75%) Python
8 6 (2.35%) Ada
9 5 (1.96%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.78%) PHP
11 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 206 (80.78%) CISSP
2 106 (41.57%) CISM
3 54 (21.18%) SANS
4 53 (20.78%) CISA
4 53 (20.78%) GIAC
5 46 (18.04%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (18.04%) CompTIA Security+
6 45 (17.65%) Degree
7 35 (13.73%) Security Cleared
8 34 (13.33%) OSCP
9 32 (12.55%) SSCP
10 23 (9.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 22 (8.63%) SC Cleared
12 20 (7.84%) CCNA
12 20 (7.84%) CRISC
12 20 (7.84%) CSSLP
13 18 (7.06%) GSEC
14 15 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (5.10%) CREST Certified
15 13 (5.10%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (25.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (17.65%) NIST
3 25 (9.80%) COBIT
4 24 (9.41%) GDPR
5 12 (4.71%) PCI DSS
6 7 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (2.35%) DO-178B
7 6 (2.35%) DO-254
7 6 (2.35%) GPG13
7 6 (2.35%) HIPAA
7 6 (2.35%) IEC 61508
8 5 (1.96%) NCSC
9 4 (1.57%) ISO 9001
9 4 (1.57%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 3 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (1.18%) QA
11 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.57%) Docker
4 3 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.18%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) GPFS
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.39%) Snort
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (6.27%) Nessus
2 6 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.96%) Nmap
4 4 (1.57%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.18%) CSIRT
5 3 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.78%) OpenVAS
6 2 (0.78%) QRadar
6 2 (0.78%) WSUS
7 1 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.39%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.39%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 30 (11.76%) Qualys
2 27 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.24%) Veracode
4 19 (7.45%) CheckPoint
5 18 (7.06%) Cisco
6 15 (5.88%) Splunk
7 12 (4.71%) VMware
8 9 (3.53%) Google
8 9 (3.53%) LogRhythm
9 8 (3.14%) IBM
9 8 (3.14%) Rapid7
10 7 (2.75%) Forcepoint
11 6 (2.35%) Citrix
12 5 (1.96%) EMC
12 5 (1.96%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.96%) NetApp
12 5 (1.96%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.57%) SAP
14 3 (1.18%) Oracle
14 3 (1.18%) Symantec