Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 764 590 717
Rank change year-on-year -174 +127 -130
Permanent jobs citing CEH 286 679 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.43% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 1.79% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 212 482 394
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.21% -11.67%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £94,500 £87,375 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +22.22% -10.00%

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 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 29,349 37,888 43,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.24% 23.79% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 21,730 27,781 33,089
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 14 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 14 December 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
England -191 260 £60,000 - 40
UK excluding London -85 190 £55,000 - 26
London -104 89 £70,000 +7.69% 16
Midlands +47 61 £55,000 -8.33% 12
South East -65 57 £70,000 +21.74% 4
West Midlands +41 51 £55,000 -8.33% 12
South West +9 24 £55,000 - 3
North of England +16 15 £56,000 -2.61% 5
East of England -23 14 £57,500 +27.07%
Scotland +34 13 £28,750 -42.50% 2
East Midlands +16 10 £50,000 -16.67%
North West +19 8 £52,500 -15.32% 3
Wales - 6 £54,500 -
Yorkshire +25 5 £56,000 +31.76% 2

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 with a requirement for CEH.

1 212 (74.13%) CISSP
2 175 (61.19%) Information Security
3 159 (55.59%) Cybersecurity
4 117 (40.91%) CISM
5 102 (35.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 93 (32.52%) Firewall
7 81 (28.32%) SIEM
8 77 (26.92%) Security Operations
9 74 (25.87%) Penetration Testing
10 66 (23.08%) Windows
10 66 (23.08%) NIST
11 63 (22.03%) Incident Management
11 63 (22.03%) Degree
12 58 (20.28%) Security Cleared
13 55 (19.23%) Linux
13 55 (19.23%) Management Information System
14 52 (18.18%) CREST Certified
15 50 (17.48%) Security Architecture
15 50 (17.48%) Risk Management
16 48 (16.78%) PCI DSS
16 48 (16.78%) Threat Intelligence
17 46 (16.08%) Ethical Hacking
17 46 (16.08%) ITIL
18 44 (15.38%) CISA
18 44 (15.38%) SC Cleared
18 44 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
19 42 (14.69%) TOGAF
20 40 (13.99%) Finance
21 39 (13.64%) TCP/IP
21 39 (13.64%) Cisco Certification

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 11 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.89%) Azure
2 30 (10.49%) AWS
3 23 (8.04%) Office 365
4 16 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (4.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Akamai
6 1 (0.35%) Apigee
6 1 (0.35%) AWS IoT
6 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) G Suite
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 93 (32.52%) Firewall
2 39 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 38 (13.29%) Network Security
4 28 (9.79%) VPN
5 22 (7.69%) LAN
5 22 (7.69%) WAN
6 18 (6.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (5.59%) HTTP
8 13 (4.55%) SMTP
9 11 (3.85%) DNS
10 8 (2.80%) Internet
11 6 (2.10%) DHCP
12 3 (1.05%) MPLS
12 3 (1.05%) VLAN
12 3 (1.05%) Wireless
13 2 (0.70%) Broadband
13 2 (0.70%) Junos
14 1 (0.35%) SAN
14 1 (0.35%) Skype
14 1 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
1 1 (0.35%) Big Data
1 1 (0.35%) Impala
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (0.35%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.35%) git-flow
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 40 (13.99%) Finance
2 23 (8.04%) Public Sector
3 15 (5.24%) Legal
4 9 (3.15%) Banking
5 8 (2.80%) Billing
5 8 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.45%) Law
7 5 (1.75%) Retail
8 3 (1.05%) Advertising
9 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (23.08%) Analyst
2 39 (13.64%) Security Analyst
3 36 (12.59%) Security Manager
4 33 (11.54%) Security Engineer
5 32 (11.19%) Architect
5 32 (11.19%) Security Architect
6 31 (10.84%) Consultant
7 26 (9.09%) Tester
8 22 (7.69%) Security Consultant
9 21 (7.34%) SOC Analyst
10 19 (6.64%) Information Manager
10 19 (6.64%) Information Security Manager
10 19 (6.64%) Operational Security Manager
10 19 (6.64%) Operations Manager
10 19 (6.64%) Security Operations Manager
10 19 (6.64%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (6.29%) IT Analyst
12 17 (5.94%) Information Analyst
12 17 (5.94%) Information Security Analyst
12 17 (5.94%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.70%) Middleware
2 1 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.35%) Flash
2 1 (0.35%) Kafka
2 1 (0.35%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.44%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.29%) Cyberattack
5 16 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (4.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 11 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.80%) CESG
8 8 (2.80%) PMI
8 8 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.40%) Anti-Piracy
12 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.70%) BYOD
13 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.70%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.08%) Windows
2 55 (19.23%) Linux
3 17 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.50%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.15%) CentOS
8 4 (1.40%) Unix
9 3 (1.05%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (61.19%) Information Security
2 159 (55.59%) Cybersecurity
3 81 (28.32%) SIEM
4 77 (26.92%) Security Operations
5 74 (25.87%) Penetration Testing
6 63 (22.03%) Incident Management
7 50 (17.48%) Risk Management
7 50 (17.48%) Security Architecture
8 48 (16.78%) Threat Intelligence
9 46 (16.08%) Ethical Hacking
9 46 (16.08%) ITIL
10 44 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
11 42 (14.69%) TOGAF
12 37 (12.94%) SABSA
13 34 (11.89%) Change Management
14 33 (11.54%) Identity Management
15 31 (10.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 31 (10.84%) OWASP
15 31 (10.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 30 (10.49%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.85%) Java
2 10 (3.50%) Python
3 8 (2.80%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.80%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.80%) TypeScript
4 5 (1.75%) C
5 4 (1.40%) SQL
6 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.05%) Perl
6 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.35%) PHP
7 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 212 (74.13%) CISSP
2 117 (40.91%) CISM
3 63 (22.03%) Degree
4 58 (20.28%) Security Cleared
5 52 (18.18%) CREST Certified
6 44 (15.38%) CISA
6 44 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 39 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (13.29%) GIAC
9 37 (12.94%) CompTIA Security+
9 37 (12.94%) GSEC
10 35 (12.24%) OSCP
10 35 (12.24%) SSCP
11 25 (8.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (8.04%) CRISC
13 22 (7.69%) MCSE
13 22 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (7.34%) SANS
15 20 (6.99%) GCIA
15 20 (6.99%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (35.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (23.08%) NIST
3 48 (16.78%) PCI DSS
4 30 (10.49%) NIST 800
5 27 (9.44%) GDPR
6 18 (6.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (5.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (3.85%) COBIT
9 10 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (3.50%) NCSC
9 10 (3.50%) RMADS
10 9 (3.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (2.45%) ISO 22301
12 3 (1.05%) JSP 440
12 3 (1.05%) QA
12 3 (1.05%) SLA
13 2 (0.70%) ITGC
14 1 (0.35%) ISO 31000
14 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.35%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 15 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.35%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
4 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (3.15%) SCCM
1 9 (3.15%) SCOM
2 6 (2.10%) Nessus
3 5 (1.75%) Nmap
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.70%) QRadar
5 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.35%) CASB
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.35%) Oozie
5 1 (0.35%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 32 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.69%) Cisco
3 21 (7.34%) Qualys
4 19 (6.64%) VMware
5 15 (5.24%) ArcSight
6 12 (4.20%) Darktrace
7 10 (3.50%) Splunk
8 9 (3.15%) CA
8 9 (3.15%) CheckPoint
8 9 (3.15%) Google
9 8 (2.80%) Palo Alto
9 8 (2.80%) Remedy
10 6 (2.10%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.75%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.40%) Oracle
13 3 (1.05%) Veracode
14 2 (0.70%) CyberArk
14 2 (0.70%) Juniper
14 2 (0.70%) McAfee
14 2 (0.70%) Symantec