Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 519 648 525
Rank change year-on-year +129 -123 +148
Permanent jobs citing CEH 380 277 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.45% 0.28% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% 1.13% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 242 199 358
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -8.16% -10.91%
10th Percentile £35,125 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,498 £75,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £53,375 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.41% -11.04% +9.09%

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 21,947 24,512 27,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.91% 24.66% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16,012 19,145 21,870
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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
South East +61 160 £57,500 +15.00% 12
East of England +102 84 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Midlands +65 56 £60,000 +14.29% 10
West Midlands +60 51 £60,000 +60.00% 5
North of England +18 39 £60,000 +50.00% 5
South West +52 29 £55,000 +22.22% 7
North West +35 29 £62,500 -10.07% 2
Scotland +15 18 £52,500 +87.50% 1
East Midlands +26 11 £60,000 -23.81% 5
Yorkshire -17 9 £52,500 +31.25% 2
North East +10 1 £42,500 +51.79% 1
CEH
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 306 (80.53%) CISSP
2 174 (45.79%) Cybersecurity
3 168 (44.21%) SIEM
4 163 (42.89%) Information Security
5 155 (40.79%) CISM
6 133 (35.00%) Firewall
6 133 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
7 129 (33.95%) Security Operations
8 112 (29.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 100 (26.32%) SSCP
10 98 (25.79%) OWASP
11 95 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
12 87 (22.89%) SANS
13 86 (22.63%) Management Information System
14 85 (22.37%) ITIL
15 80 (21.05%) Risk Management
16 74 (19.47%) Degree
16 74 (19.47%) Threat Intelligence
17 70 (18.42%) CISA
18 69 (18.16%) GIAC
18 69 (18.16%) Vulnerability Management
19 65 (17.11%) CompTIA Security+
20 61 (16.05%) GDPR
21 60 (15.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
21 60 (15.79%) GCIA
22 59 (15.53%) CCNA
23 58 (15.26%) Finance
23 58 (15.26%) Security Architecture
24 56 (14.74%) GCIH
24 56 (14.74%) Linux

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 27 (7.11%) ExpressionEngine
1 27 (7.11%) WordPress
2 8 (2.11%) IIS
2 8 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.84%) Apache
4 2 (0.53%) JBoss
4 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.53%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 50 (13.16%) IaaS
2 46 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (8.16%) SaaS
5 23 (6.05%) PaaS
6 10 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 133 (35.00%) Firewall
2 46 (12.11%) Network Security
3 41 (10.79%) Internet
4 31 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (7.63%) TCP/IP
5 29 (7.63%) VPN
6 26 (6.84%) DNS
7 24 (6.32%) Wireshark
8 20 (5.26%) HTTP
9 14 (3.68%) SSL
10 12 (3.16%) FTP
11 10 (2.63%) SMTP
11 10 (2.63%) WAN
11 10 (2.63%) Wireless
12 9 (2.37%) Sourcefire
13 7 (1.84%) Broadband
14 6 (1.58%) IPsec
14 6 (1.58%) MPLS
15 5 (1.32%) ICMP
15 5 (1.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.05%) Big Data
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (1.58%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.53%) Ant
2 2 (0.53%) AppScan
2 2 (0.53%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
General
1 58 (15.26%) Finance
2 49 (12.89%) Retail
3 39 (10.26%) Publishing
4 26 (6.84%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.95%) Legal
6 9 (2.37%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.58%) Electronics
7 6 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.58%) Marketing
8 4 (1.05%) Banking
8 4 (1.05%) Law
9 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (35.53%) Analyst
2 80 (21.05%) Security Analyst
3 77 (20.26%) Security Engineer
4 42 (11.05%) Security Manager
5 28 (7.37%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 27 (7.11%) Incident Manager
6 27 (7.11%) IT Engineer
6 27 (7.11%) IT Security Engineer
6 27 (7.11%) Security Incident Manager
7 25 (6.58%) Architect
8 24 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
9 22 (5.79%) Information Analyst
9 22 (5.79%) Information Security Analyst
9 22 (5.79%) Network Engineer
10 21 (5.53%) SOC Analyst
11 20 (5.26%) Senior IT Engineer
11 20 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
12 19 (5.00%) Security Officer
13 18 (4.74%) IT Security Analyst
13 18 (4.74%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.11%) Node.js
2 8 (2.11%) REST
3 7 (1.84%) .NET
4 5 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (1.32%) SAML
5 3 (0.79%) OAuth
5 3 (0.79%) SOAP
6 2 (0.53%) LDAP
6 2 (0.53%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.53%) SPNEGO
6 2 (0.53%) Web Services
6 2 (0.53%) XACML
7 1 (0.26%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.26%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 86 (22.63%) Management Information System
3 55 (14.47%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (12.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 39 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (9.21%) Cyberthreat
7 30 (7.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 27 (7.11%) Cyber Defence
9 25 (6.58%) Data Centre
10 16 (4.21%) CMDB
11 15 (3.95%) Cyberattack
12 13 (3.42%) PKI
13 7 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (1.32%) Public Cloud
14 5 (1.32%) Social Media
15 4 (1.05%) BYOD
15 4 (1.05%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.74%) Linux
2 34 (8.95%) Windows
3 11 (2.89%) Kali Linux
4 7 (1.84%) Unix
5 5 (1.32%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (45.79%) Cybersecurity
2 168 (44.21%) SIEM
3 163 (42.89%) Information Security
4 129 (33.95%) Security Operations
5 98 (25.79%) OWASP
6 85 (22.37%) ITIL
7 80 (21.05%) Risk Management
8 74 (19.47%) Threat Intelligence
9 69 (18.16%) Vulnerability Management
10 60 (15.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 58 (15.26%) Security Architecture
12 52 (13.68%) Data Protection
12 52 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (12.63%) Incident Management
13 48 (12.63%) Penetration Testing
14 44 (11.58%) Security Management
15 40 (10.53%) Computer Science
16 37 (9.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 36 (9.47%) Data Loss Prevention
17 36 (9.47%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.37%) Python
2 27 (7.11%) Java
3 19 (5.00%) C
4 14 (3.68%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.42%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.42%) C++
6 8 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.11%) Perl
7 7 (1.84%) PHP
8 6 (1.58%) Ada
9 5 (1.32%) Go
9 5 (1.32%) Ruby
9 5 (1.32%) SQL
10 3 (0.79%) VBA
11 1 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 306 (80.53%) CISSP
2 155 (40.79%) CISM
3 133 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (26.32%) SSCP
5 87 (22.89%) SANS
6 74 (19.47%) Degree
7 70 (18.42%) CISA
8 69 (18.16%) GIAC
9 65 (17.11%) CompTIA Security+
10 60 (15.79%) GCIA
11 59 (15.53%) CCNA
12 56 (14.74%) GCIH
13 54 (14.21%) Security Cleared
14 51 (13.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 49 (12.89%) OSCP
16 42 (11.05%) SC Cleared
17 39 (10.26%) CCSP
18 37 (9.74%) Computer Science Degree
19 36 (9.47%) GSEC
20 31 (8.16%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (29.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (16.05%) GDPR
3 45 (11.84%) PCI DSS
4 20 (5.26%) GPG13
5 17 (4.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (2.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (2.11%) QA
9 6 (1.58%) DO-178B
9 6 (1.58%) DO-254
9 6 (1.58%) IEC 61508
9 6 (1.58%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (1.58%) ISO 9001
10 5 (1.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 4 (1.05%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.79%) COBIT
12 3 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.79%) SLA
13 2 (0.53%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.79%) Snort
4 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (6.32%) RSA Security Analytics
1 24 (6.32%) Stealthwatch
2 20 (5.26%) Nessus
3 16 (4.21%) CSIRT
4 15 (3.95%) QRadar
5 13 (3.42%) Nmap
6 10 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (2.37%) OpenVAS
8 8 (2.11%) Nexpose
9 7 (1.84%) Defensics
10 5 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.53%) CASB
12 2 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.26%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 44 (11.58%) Qualys
2 42 (11.05%) CheckPoint
3 39 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 37 (9.74%) Symantec
5 35 (9.21%) Splunk
6 29 (7.63%) Cisco
7 17 (4.47%) Citrix
7 17 (4.47%) EMC
8 16 (4.21%) NetApp
8 16 (4.21%) VMware
9 10 (2.63%) ArcSight
10 8 (2.11%) McAfee
10 8 (2.11%) SAP
11 7 (1.84%) Codenomicon
11 7 (1.84%) Rapid7
12 5 (1.32%) Google
12 5 (1.32%) IBM
12 5 (1.32%) LogRhythm
12 5 (1.32%) Netsparker
12 5 (1.32%) Sophos