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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
Rank 615 636 760
Rank change year-on-year +21 +124  
Permanent jobs citing CEH 254 320 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.11% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 213 238 152
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £31,350
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £73,250 £65,150
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.63% +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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20959 28714 29743
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.77% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16525 22997 23332
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 £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +42 246 £60,000 - 28
London +44 111 £70,000 +3.70% 15
South East +61 53 £40,000 -20.00% 6
West Midlands +43 26 £45,000 -5.26%
Berkshire +25 25 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East of England +29 17 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Maidenhead - 13 £40,000 - 1
South West +20 12 £58,750 -4.47% 3
City of London +48 11 £62,500 -10.71% 4
West Yorkshire +28 11 £70,000 +64.70% 1
Hertfordshire +26 11 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire +9 11 £70,000 +47.36% 1
Hampshire - 11 £62,500 - 1
Birmingham +23 10 £45,000 -
Leeds +14 9 £70,000 +64.70% 1
North West -13 9 £47,500 -29.62% 1
Warwick +45 8 £40,000 -13.04%
Warwickshire +34 8 £40,000 -15.78%
Buckinghamshire +25 8 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Manchester -25 8 £47,500 -29.62% 1
Milton Keynes - 8 £52,500 - 2
Bristol +7 7 £70,000 -12.50% 1
East Midlands +6 6 £42,500 -34.61%
St Albans - 6 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire +3 5 £57,500 +4.54%
Solihull -7 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 5 £40,000 -
Surrey +36 4 £55,000 -
Wiltshire +17 4 - -

CEH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 414 (70.29%) CISSP
2 294 (49.92%) Information Security
3 237 (40.24%) Cybersecurity
4 197 (33.45%) CISM
5 190 (32.26%) Windows
6 173 (29.37%) Penetration Testing
7 165 (28.01%) Firewall
8 148 (25.13%) SIEM
9 144 (24.45%) Risk Management
10 130 (22.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 129 (21.90%) Finance
12 127 (21.56%) Linux
12 127 (21.56%) Security Cleared
13 126 (21.39%) Security Operations
14 125 (21.22%) SANS
14 125 (21.22%) Degree
15 123 (20.88%) GIAC
16 122 (20.71%) CISA
17 120 (20.37%) Management Information System
18 108 (18.34%) Network Security
19 107 (18.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 103 (17.49%) Ethical Hacking
21 93 (15.79%) GCIA
22 91 (15.45%) SC Cleared
22 91 (15.45%) Security Monitoring
23 87 (14.77%) Unix
24 84 (14.26%) PCI DSS
25 81 (13.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 79 (13.41%) Incident Management
27 76 (12.90%) Cisco

CEH
Top Related 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 42 (7.13%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (4.41%) Apache
3 24 (4.07%) IIS
3 24 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.72%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.53%) IBM Notes
6 9 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.19%) JBoss
8 6 (1.02%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.53%) MS Office
3 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.72%) Sentinel
2 14 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.19%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.77%) Office 365
2 15 (2.55%) SaaS
3 13 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 165 (28.01%) Firewall
2 108 (18.34%) Network Security
3 72 (12.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (7.13%) TCP/IP
5 23 (3.90%) HTTP
6 18 (3.06%) Wireless
7 16 (2.72%) DNS
8 14 (2.38%) SSL
8 14 (2.38%) Wireless Security
8 14 (2.38%) Wireshark
9 13 (2.21%) LAN
9 13 (2.21%) VPN
9 13 (2.21%) WAN
10 9 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.53%) LDAP
10 9 (1.53%) SSH
11 8 (1.36%) DHCP
11 8 (1.36%) NetScreen
12 7 (1.19%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.02%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.09%) Big Data
3 19 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.85%) InfluxDB
5 5 (0.85%) ZAP BI
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.17%) GIS
7 1 (0.17%) MySQL
7 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (4.07%) Burp Suite
2 13 (2.21%) AppScan
3 12 (2.04%) JIRA
3 12 (2.04%) Paros
3 12 (2.04%) WebScarab
4 11 (1.87%) Metasploit
5 7 (1.19%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 129 (21.90%) Finance
2 27 (4.58%) Banking
3 25 (4.24%) Games
4 24 (4.07%) Legal
5 22 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.55%) German Language
7 14 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.38%) Military
8 11 (1.87%) French Language
9 10 (1.70%) Spanish Language
10 9 (1.53%) Portuguese Language
11 7 (1.19%) Electronics
11 7 (1.19%) Marketing
11 7 (1.19%) Retail
12 6 (1.02%) Publishing
13 5 (0.85%) Advertising
14 4 (0.68%) Law
15 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.34%) Back Office
17 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 204 (34.63%) Analyst
2 142 (24.11%) Security Analyst
3 69 (11.71%) Consultant
4 67 (11.38%) Security Manager
5 57 (9.68%) Security Engineer
6 56 (9.51%) Security Consultant
7 50 (8.49%) Tester
8 45 (7.64%) Penetration Tester
9 40 (6.79%) IT Analyst
9 40 (6.79%) IT Security Analyst
10 36 (6.11%) Architect
11 35 (5.94%) SOC Analyst
12 30 (5.09%) Security Architect
13 28 (4.75%) Information Analyst
13 28 (4.75%) Information Security Analyst
14 27 (4.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 26 (4.41%) Operations Analyst
16 25 (4.24%) Cybersecurity Engineer
16 25 (4.24%) Support Engineer
17 23 (3.90%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.90%) .NET
2 22 (3.74%) Regular Expression
3 20 (3.40%) Web Services
4 16 (2.72%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (2.38%) HTML
5 14 (2.38%) ZeroMQ
6 12 (2.04%) JSON
7 7 (1.19%) SAML
7 7 (1.19%) SPNEGO
7 7 (1.19%) XACML
8 5 (0.85%) PCRE
9 1 (0.17%) CGI
9 1 (0.17%) LAMP
9 1 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 120 (20.37%) Management Information System
2 61 (10.36%) Security Operations Centre
3 54 (9.17%) Computer Science
4 41 (6.96%) Data Centre
5 37 (6.28%) Cyberthreat
6 33 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.74%) Cyber Attack
8 18 (3.06%) CESG
8 18 (3.06%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (2.72%) PKI
10 15 (2.55%) Mobile App
11 13 (2.21%) Driving Licence
12 12 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
12 12 (2.04%) Cybercrime
13 8 (1.36%) BYOD
13 8 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (1.36%) SCADA
14 5 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
16 3 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 190 (32.26%) Windows
2 127 (21.56%) Linux
3 87 (14.77%) Unix
4 36 (6.11%) Windows Server
5 29 (4.92%) CentOS
5 29 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.87%) Kali Linux
7 10 (1.70%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.53%) Mac OS
8 9 (1.53%) Windows NT
9 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.68%) Android
10 4 (0.68%) Solaris
11 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (49.92%) Information Security
2 237 (40.24%) Cybersecurity
3 173 (29.37%) Penetration Testing
4 148 (25.13%) SIEM
5 144 (24.45%) Risk Management
6 126 (21.39%) Security Operations
7 107 (18.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 103 (17.49%) Ethical Hacking
9 91 (15.45%) Security Monitoring
10 81 (13.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 79 (13.41%) Incident Management
12 74 (12.56%) Vulnerability Management
13 60 (10.19%) ITIL
14 47 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (7.81%) Malware Analysis
16 45 (7.64%) OWASP
16 45 (7.64%) Security Architecture
16 45 (7.64%) Security Testing
17 43 (7.30%) Information Assurance
18 39 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 67 (11.38%) Java
2 63 (10.70%) Python
3 46 (7.81%) C
4 41 (6.96%) SQL
5 35 (5.94%) C++
6 32 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 30 (5.09%) Perl
7 30 (5.09%) Ruby
8 21 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.23%) C#
10 14 (2.38%) PHP
11 6 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.51%) Ada
14 2 (0.34%) R
15 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 414 (70.29%) CISSP
2 197 (33.45%) CISM
3 127 (21.56%) Security Cleared
4 125 (21.22%) Degree
4 125 (21.22%) SANS
5 123 (20.88%) GIAC
6 122 (20.71%) CISA
7 93 (15.79%) GCIA
8 91 (15.45%) SC Cleared
9 73 (12.39%) OSCP
10 72 (12.22%) CREST Certified
10 72 (12.22%) GCIH
11 71 (12.05%) Cisco Certification
12 56 (9.51%) DV Cleared
13 55 (9.34%) CCNA
14 51 (8.66%) SSCP
15 45 (7.64%) GSEC
16 44 (7.47%) CompTIA Security+
16 44 (7.47%) Security+ Certification
17 37 (6.28%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (22.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (14.26%) PCI DSS
3 30 (5.09%) Cyber Essentials
4 28 (4.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (4.58%) SLA
6 22 (3.74%) GPG13
7 17 (2.89%) COBIT
8 14 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (2.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 14 (2.38%) RMADS
9 7 (1.19%) DO-178B
9 7 (1.19%) GDPR
9 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (1.02%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.68%) DO-254
12 2 (0.34%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.34%) QA
13 1 (0.17%) ISO27002
13 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 70 (11.88%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.41%) Snort
3 12 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.36%) Samba
4 8 (1.36%) Xen
5 5 (0.85%) HDFS
6 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (6.79%) Nessus
2 28 (4.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (2.72%) CSIRT
4 15 (2.55%) Grafana
5 14 (2.38%) Kibana
5 14 (2.38%) Nmap
5 14 (2.38%) QRadar
6 13 (2.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (2.04%) Endace
7 12 (2.04%) logstash
7 12 (2.04%) SCOM
8 10 (1.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 8 (1.36%) OpenVAS
9 8 (1.36%) RSA enVision
10 7 (1.19%) EnCase
11 5 (0.85%) Fluentd
11 5 (0.85%) SCCM
12 4 (0.68%) FTK
12 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 76 (12.90%) Cisco
2 44 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 42 (7.13%) Qualys
4 37 (6.28%) LogRhythm
5 35 (5.94%) Palo Alto
6 30 (5.09%) ArcSight
6 30 (5.09%) Sophos
7 28 (4.75%) ServiceNow
8 27 (4.58%) Oracle
8 27 (4.58%) Splunk
9 26 (4.41%) CheckPoint
9 26 (4.41%) FireEye
9 26 (4.41%) Juniper
10 25 (4.24%) AlienVault
11 24 (4.07%) Intel Security
12 20 (3.40%) Forcepoint
12 20 (3.40%) SAP
13 18 (3.06%) Fortinet
14 17 (2.89%) Sourcefire
14 17 (2.89%) VMware
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Competitive package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a VERY generous bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £60k - 65k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Sainsburys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago