The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CEH qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 649 622 787
Rank change year-on-year -27 +165  
Permanent jobs citing CEH 216 329 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.23% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 168 259 143
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.34% +10.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,200 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,750 £77,500 £66,300
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20985 26732 29771
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 27.14% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16369 21503 23355
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CEH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in the UK

CEH
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CEH in the UK

CEH
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CEH over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CEH within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 205 £55,000 -4.34% 21
London +17 104 £62,500 -7.40% 15
South East +25 34 £41,250 -25.00% 3
West Yorkshire +30 20 £72,500 +61.11%
Yorkshire +25 20 £72,500 +61.11%
West Midlands +10 15 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Berkshire +13 14 £42,500 -12.82% 2
Leeds +16 13 £72,500 +61.11%
East of England -2 13 £47,500 -9.52% 1
City of London +29 12 £62,500 -10.71% 2
Oxfordshire +9 12 £35,000 -36.36% 1
North West -26 12 £47,500 -15.55%
Manchester -21 11 £47,500 -15.55%
Warwickshire +27 10 £40,000 -15.78%
Hertfordshire +7 10 £47,500 - 1
Warwick - 10 £40,000 -
St Albans - 8 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £45,000 -
Bracknell +20 4 £65,000 +44.44%
Wales +14 4 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -1 4 £37,500 -34.78%
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 4 £40,500 - 1
Glasgow +21 3 £40,000 -17.94%
East Midlands +16 3 £100,000 +70.21% 1
Scotland +4 3 £40,000 -40.74% 1
Swansea - 3 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £100,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £100,000 - 1
West Wales - 3 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, 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 with a requirement for CEH.

1 340 (70.54%) CISSP
2 264 (54.77%) Information Security
3 189 (39.21%) Cybersecurity
4 167 (34.65%) Windows
4 167 (34.65%) CISM
5 150 (31.12%) Firewall
6 149 (30.91%) SIEM
7 121 (25.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 120 (24.90%) Risk Management
9 118 (24.48%) Finance
10 117 (24.27%) Security Operations
11 116 (24.07%) GIAC
12 112 (23.24%) SANS
13 110 (22.82%) Linux
14 108 (22.41%) Penetration Testing
15 103 (21.37%) Network Security
16 93 (19.29%) Management Information System
17 91 (18.88%) CISA
17 91 (18.88%) Security Cleared
18 87 (18.05%) Ethical Hacking
19 85 (17.63%) Incident Management
20 84 (17.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 82 (17.01%) GCIA
22 80 (16.60%) Degree
23 78 (16.18%) OSCP
24 70 (14.52%) PCI DSS
24 70 (14.52%) Intrusion Detection
25 69 (14.32%) Unix
26 67 (13.90%) Active Directory
27 64 (13.28%) GCIH

CEH
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 36 (7.47%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.11%) Apache
4 12 (2.49%) IIS
5 7 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.24%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.41%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.32%) Office 365
2 14 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.90%) SaaS
3 8 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.41%) IaaS
5 2 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 150 (31.12%) Firewall
2 103 (21.37%) Network Security
3 70 (14.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 32 (6.64%) TCP/IP
5 26 (5.39%) Wireless
6 25 (5.19%) DNS
7 17 (3.53%) Internet
7 17 (3.53%) VPN
8 13 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (2.70%) LAN
8 13 (2.70%) SSL
8 13 (2.70%) WAN
8 13 (2.70%) Wireless Security
8 13 (2.70%) Wireshark
9 12 (2.49%) HTTP
10 10 (2.07%) DHCP
11 8 (1.66%) BGP
11 8 (1.66%) EIGRP
11 8 (1.66%) IPsec
11 8 (1.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.81%) Big Data
2 24 (4.98%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.94%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.24%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.04%) ZAP BI
6 3 (0.62%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.21%) GIS
7 1 (0.21%) Maltego
7 1 (0.21%) MySQL
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (5.81%) Metasploit
2 25 (5.19%) Burp Suite
3 15 (3.11%) AppScan
3 15 (3.11%) Paros
4 13 (2.70%) WebScarab
5 8 (1.66%) JIRA
6 7 (1.45%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 118 (24.48%) Finance
2 20 (4.15%) Banking
3 17 (3.53%) Games
3 17 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.32%) Legal
5 14 (2.90%) Military
6 13 (2.70%) Law
7 11 (2.28%) Publishing
8 10 (2.07%) German Language
9 9 (1.87%) Marketing
10 8 (1.66%) Retail
11 7 (1.45%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.24%) French Language
13 5 (1.04%) Electronics
14 4 (0.83%) Portuguese Language
14 4 (0.83%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.41%) Back Office
15 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 177 (36.72%) Analyst
2 116 (24.07%) Security Analyst
3 66 (13.69%) Consultant
4 58 (12.03%) Security Consultant
5 49 (10.17%) Security Manager
6 45 (9.34%) Information Analyst
6 45 (9.34%) Information Security Analyst
7 40 (8.30%) SOC Analyst
8 39 (8.09%) Tester
9 37 (7.68%) Security Engineer
10 36 (7.47%) Penetration Tester
11 28 (5.81%) SIEM Analyst
12 25 (5.19%) Architect
13 24 (4.98%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 22 (4.56%) Monitoring Analyst
14 22 (4.56%) Security Specialist
15 21 (4.36%) Security Architect
16 20 (4.15%) IT Analyst
16 20 (4.15%) IT Security Analyst
16 20 (4.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.11%) .NET
1 15 (3.11%) Web Services
2 14 (2.90%) Regular Expression
2 14 (2.90%) ZeroMQ
3 13 (2.70%) HTML
4 12 (2.49%) JSON
5 9 (1.87%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (1.04%) PCRE
7 2 (0.41%) CGI
7 2 (0.41%) XML
8 1 (0.21%) LAMP
8 1 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.29%) Management Information System
2 61 (12.66%) Security Operations Centre
3 31 (6.43%) Cyberthreat
4 29 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.02%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.77%) Cyber Attack
6 19 (3.94%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.11%) CESG
8 14 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (2.70%) Data Centre
10 12 (2.49%) Cybercrime
11 11 (2.28%) SCADA
12 9 (1.87%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.66%) NHS
14 6 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (1.04%) Clustering
15 5 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
15 5 (1.04%) PKI
16 4 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 167 (34.65%) Windows
2 110 (22.82%) Linux
3 69 (14.32%) Unix
4 51 (10.58%) Windows Server
5 31 (6.43%) CentOS
6 24 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (3.94%) Kali Linux
7 19 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.66%) Android
8 8 (1.66%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.83%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.83%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.41%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.41%) HPUX
12 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (54.77%) Information Security
2 189 (39.21%) Cybersecurity
3 149 (30.91%) SIEM
4 120 (24.90%) Risk Management
5 117 (24.27%) Security Operations
6 108 (22.41%) Penetration Testing
7 87 (18.05%) Ethical Hacking
8 85 (17.63%) Incident Management
9 84 (17.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 64 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
11 62 (12.86%) ITIL
12 53 (11.00%) Security Monitoring
12 53 (11.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 50 (10.37%) Security Testing
14 48 (9.96%) Malware Analysis
14 48 (9.96%) OWASP
15 42 (8.71%) Analytics
15 42 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (8.30%) Kalman Filter
17 35 (7.26%) Attack Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.00%) Java
2 45 (9.34%) Python
3 42 (8.71%) C
4 32 (6.64%) C++
4 32 (6.64%) SQL
5 27 (5.60%) Perl
6 24 (4.98%) Bash Shell
7 23 (4.77%) Ruby
8 20 (4.15%) C#
9 15 (3.11%) JavaScript
10 14 (2.90%) PHP
10 14 (2.90%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.62%) Ada
11 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 340 (70.54%) CISSP
2 167 (34.65%) CISM
3 116 (24.07%) GIAC
4 112 (23.24%) SANS
5 91 (18.88%) CISA
5 91 (18.88%) Security Cleared
6 82 (17.01%) GCIA
7 80 (16.60%) Degree
8 78 (16.18%) OSCP
9 64 (13.28%) GCIH
10 63 (13.07%) SC Cleared
11 55 (11.41%) CREST Certified
12 49 (10.17%) SSCP
13 47 (9.75%) CompTIA Security+
13 47 (9.75%) Security+ Certification
14 46 (9.54%) CLAS
15 43 (8.92%) GSEC
16 40 (8.30%) DV Cleared
17 39 (8.09%) Cisco Certification
18 34 (7.05%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (25.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (14.52%) PCI DSS
3 29 (6.02%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 10 (2.07%) COBIT
6 9 (1.87%) ISO 9001
7 7 (1.45%) DO-178B
7 7 (1.45%) GDPR
8 6 (1.24%) Def Stans
8 6 (1.24%) ISO27002
9 5 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.04%) SLA
10 4 (0.83%) DO-254
10 4 (0.83%) GPG13
10 4 (0.83%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.62%) QA
12 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 67 (13.90%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.22%) Snort
3 6 (1.24%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.04%) HDFS
5 4 (0.83%) Samba
6 3 (0.62%) Xen
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (12.86%) Nessus
2 34 (7.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 18 (3.73%) Nmap
4 16 (3.32%) EnCase
4 16 (3.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (3.11%) Grafana
6 11 (2.28%) QRadar
7 10 (2.07%) Kibana
8 9 (1.87%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 9 (1.87%) Nexpose
9 8 (1.66%) CSIRT
9 8 (1.66%) logstash
10 7 (1.45%) Endace
11 6 (1.24%) Defensics
11 6 (1.24%) OpenVAS
12 5 (1.04%) Fluentd
12 5 (1.04%) SCCM
13 4 (0.83%) FTK
13 4 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.83%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 54 (11.20%) Cisco
2 48 (9.96%) LogRhythm
3 32 (6.64%) AlienVault
4 31 (6.43%) Microsoft
5 30 (6.22%) Sophos
5 30 (6.22%) Splunk
6 29 (6.02%) Palo Alto
6 29 (6.02%) Qualys
7 21 (4.36%) CheckPoint
8 20 (4.15%) ArcSight
8 20 (4.15%) McAfee
9 14 (2.90%) Apple
9 14 (2.90%) Google
9 14 (2.90%) IBM
9 14 (2.90%) Juniper
10 13 (2.70%) ServiceNow
10 13 (2.70%) VMware
11 11 (2.28%) CyberArk
11 11 (2.28%) Sourcefire
12 10 (2.07%) Fortinet
London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Cloud Computing International
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23,000 + 5k shift allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £32500 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Flex Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, Bonus, pension etc
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
Michael Page International
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Source Technology
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Michael Page International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Hatfield
Ocado Technology
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
North West London
Win Technologies
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago