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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 6 months to 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 924 807 645
Rank change year-on-year -117 -162 +91
Permanent jobs citing CEH 291 212 146
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.86% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 206 160 121
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £46,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £68,250 £58,144
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% +17.38% -3.09%
75th Percentile £85,938 £81,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,875 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +14.04% +3.64%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42,646 24,597 13,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.25% 21.50% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 18,014 14,167 10,446
10th Percentile £30,756 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.08% +1.05% +5.56%

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CEH as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CEH in the UK

CEH
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CEH in the UK

CEH
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CEH over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 15 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 6 months to 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -163 236 £75,000 +7.14% 27
Work from Home -169 126 £78,500 +4.67% 7
London -150 122 £80,000 +6.67% 13
UK excluding London -93 121 £70,000 +7.69% 16
South East -50 57 £70,000 +7.69% 1
South West -29 22 £75,000 +38.89% 5
Scotland -33 16 £70,250 +84.87% 2
West Midlands -53 13 £65,000 -16.13% 2
Midlands -61 13 £65,000 -7.14% 2
North of England -66 8 £52,500 -3.67% 4
North West -69 6 £52,500 -12.50% 2
East of England -91 4 £52,500 -32.26% 1
Wales - 3 - - 1
North East -8 1 £67,500 +50.00% 2
Yorkshire -32 1 £49,907 -0.19%

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 with a requirement for CEH.

1 249 (85.57%) Cybersecurity
2 193 (66.32%) CISSP
3 161 (55.33%) Information Security
4 140 (48.11%) SIEM
5 108 (37.11%) CISM
6 99 (34.02%) Firewall
7 98 (33.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 92 (31.62%) AWS
9 87 (29.90%) Degree
10 86 (29.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 85 (29.21%) NIST
12 84 (28.87%) Social Skills
13 83 (28.52%) Incident Response
14 77 (26.46%) Azure
14 77 (26.46%) Microsoft
15 69 (23.71%) CompTIA Security+
16 66 (22.68%) Penetration Testing
16 66 (22.68%) Management Information System
16 66 (22.68%) Cisco Certification
17 59 (20.27%) Finance
17 59 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
18 58 (19.93%) Security Operations
19 57 (19.59%) CISA
20 56 (19.24%) OWASP
21 55 (18.90%) GCIH
22 53 (18.21%) GCIA
22 53 (18.21%) Computer Science
23 52 (17.87%) Security Management
24 50 (17.18%) OSCP
25 49 (16.84%) Risk Management

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 3 (1.03%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 92 (31.62%) AWS
2 77 (26.46%) Azure
3 47 (16.15%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (13.40%) GCP
5 35 (12.03%) Mimecast
6 11 (3.78%) SaaS
7 10 (3.44%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (3.44%) IaaS
8 7 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (2.06%) Azure Sentinel
9 6 (2.06%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.72%) Serverless
11 3 (1.03%) PaaS
12 1 (0.34%) Azure Monitor
12 1 (0.34%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.34%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 99 (34.02%) Firewall
2 36 (12.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 35 (12.03%) Network Security
4 30 (10.31%) TCP/IP
5 26 (8.93%) WAN
6 19 (6.53%) DNS
7 18 (6.19%) SSL
8 17 (5.84%) VPN
9 11 (3.78%) LAN
10 10 (3.44%) Wireless
11 9 (3.09%) SNMP
12 8 (2.75%) Internet
12 8 (2.75%) VLAN
13 6 (2.06%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.37%) IPsec
14 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.37%) Wireshark
15 3 (1.03%) DHCP
15 3 (1.03%) FTP
15 3 (1.03%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.06%) Power BI
1 6 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) Big Data
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.34%) DTS
Development Applications
1 17 (5.84%) Burp Suite
2 10 (3.44%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.37%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.69%) JIRA
5 1 (0.34%) AppScan
General
1 84 (28.87%) Social Skills
2 59 (20.27%) Finance
3 29 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.93%) Legal
5 16 (5.50%) Law
5 16 (5.50%) Telecoms
6 12 (4.12%) Retail
7 10 (3.44%) Organisational Skills
8 9 (3.09%) Public Sector
9 8 (2.75%) Games
9 8 (2.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 7 (2.41%) Advertising
11 5 (1.72%) Banking
11 5 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.37%) German Language
12 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 3 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.03%) Marketing
14 2 (0.69%) International Banking
14 2 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (25.43%) Analyst
2 70 (24.05%) Security Engineer
3 54 (18.56%) Security Analyst
4 31 (10.65%) Architect
5 28 (9.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 27 (9.28%) IT Engineer
6 27 (9.28%) IT Security Engineer
7 26 (8.93%) Security Manager
8 22 (7.56%) SOC Analyst
9 21 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (5.84%) Consultant
10 17 (5.84%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 16 (5.50%) Senior Architect
11 16 (5.50%) Senior Security Analyst
11 16 (5.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 16 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.81%) IT Analyst
12 14 (4.81%) IT Security Analyst
12 14 (4.81%) Security Architect
13 13 (4.47%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.28%) SAML
2 17 (5.84%) LDAP
3 12 (4.12%) Node.js
4 10 (3.44%) SLSA
5 5 (1.72%) OLE
5 5 (1.72%) Web Services
6 4 (1.37%) .NET
7 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (22.68%) Management Information System
2 29 (9.97%) Public Cloud
3 23 (7.90%) PKI
4 21 (7.22%) Data Centre
4 21 (7.22%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (6.19%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (6.19%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (3.78%) Enterprise Cloud
7 10 (3.44%) Client/Server
8 9 (3.09%) Cybercrime
9 8 (2.75%) SCADA
10 6 (2.06%) Blockchain
10 6 (2.06%) Team-Oriented Environment
11 5 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 5 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.72%) IoT
12 4 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (1.03%) Cloud Native
13 3 (1.03%) Insider Threat
14 2 (0.69%) CSOC
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.15%) Linux
2 44 (15.12%) Windows
3 21 (7.22%) Unix
4 7 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.72%) Android
5 5 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.03%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.69%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.34%) VMS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (85.57%) Cybersecurity
2 161 (55.33%) Information Security
3 140 (48.11%) SIEM
4 86 (29.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 83 (28.52%) Incident Response
6 66 (22.68%) Penetration Testing
7 59 (20.27%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (19.93%) Security Operations
9 56 (19.24%) OWASP
10 53 (18.21%) Computer Science
11 52 (17.87%) Security Management
12 49 (16.84%) Risk Management
13 48 (16.49%) Vulnerability Management
14 46 (15.81%) Application Security
15 41 (14.09%) DevOps
15 41 (14.09%) Threat Intelligence
16 37 (12.71%) Identity Access Management
16 37 (12.71%) ITIL
16 37 (12.71%) Risk Assessment
17 36 (12.37%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.90%) Python
2 13 (4.47%) Go
2 13 (4.47%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.78%) C
4 9 (3.09%) Java
5 8 (2.75%) Bash
6 6 (2.06%) SQL
7 5 (1.72%) R
8 3 (1.03%) Perl
9 2 (0.69%) VBA
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 193 (66.32%) CISSP
2 108 (37.11%) CISM
3 87 (29.90%) Degree
4 69 (23.71%) CompTIA Security+
5 66 (22.68%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (19.59%) CISA
7 55 (18.90%) GCIH
8 53 (18.21%) GCIA
9 50 (17.18%) OSCP
10 42 (14.43%) GIAC
11 40 (13.75%) Security Cleared
12 35 (12.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 35 (12.03%) SC Cleared
13 33 (11.34%) CCSP
14 31 (10.65%) CCNA
14 31 (10.65%) CSSLP
15 30 (10.31%) Computer Science Degree
16 29 (9.97%) SANS
17 22 (7.56%) CREST Certified
18 21 (7.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (33.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (29.21%) NIST
3 45 (15.46%) PCI DSS
4 39 (13.40%) NCSC
5 35 (12.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 33 (11.34%) GDPR
7 28 (9.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 18 (6.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 17 (5.84%) NIST 800
9 17 (5.84%) RMADS
10 8 (2.75%) GRC
11 6 (2.06%) COBIT
11 6 (2.06%) ISO 31000
11 6 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (1.03%) GLBA
13 3 (1.03%) HIPAA
13 3 (1.03%) SOC 2
13 3 (1.03%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 42 (14.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.03%) Snort
5 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.34%) Docker
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (11.34%) QRadar
2 26 (8.93%) CASB
3 22 (7.56%) Kubernetes
4 20 (6.87%) CSIRT
5 17 (5.84%) Nexpose
6 14 (4.81%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 8 (2.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (1.72%) Nessus
9 3 (1.03%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.69%) EnCase
10 2 (0.69%) FTK
10 2 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.69%) Nagios
11 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.34%) Nmap
11 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (26.46%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.09%) Cisco
3 36 (12.37%) Palo Alto
4 31 (10.65%) Splunk
5 21 (7.22%) CheckPoint
6 19 (6.53%) Okta
7 18 (6.19%) CrowdStrike
7 18 (6.19%) CyberArk
7 18 (6.19%) F5
7 18 (6.19%) Fortinet
7 18 (6.19%) Google
7 18 (6.19%) Netskope
7 18 (6.19%) Proofpoint
7 18 (6.19%) Zscaler
8 17 (5.84%) Centrify
8 17 (5.84%) IBM
9 12 (4.12%) ArcSight
10 8 (2.75%) VMware
11 6 (2.06%) SonicWALL
12 5 (1.72%) AlienVault