Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 807 605 757
Rank change year-on-year -202 +152 -120
Permanent jobs citing CEH 223 94 353
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.86% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 165 78 255
10th Percentile £39,250 £39,975 £40,500
25th Percentile £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £57,822 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.06% -3.63% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £63,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £91,500 £75,625 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £59,072 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.04% +7.40% -

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 26,054 10,869 33,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.52% 22.13% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14,669 8,260 24,504
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,650
25th Percentile £40,500 £40,401 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -190 204 £70,000 +21.74% 37
UK excluding London -183 121 £65,000 +10.04% 30
London -164 84 £75,000 +42.86% 13
Work from Home -218 62 £75,000 +46.34% 7
South East -136 51 £70,000 +14.29% 7
East of England -67 24 £77,500 +75.14% 6
South West -72 17 £54,000 -16.92% 2
Midlands -123 14 £70,000 +25.56% 3
North of England -111 12 £60,000 - 6
East Midlands -67 8 £70,000 -3.45% 1
North West -89 8 £65,000 +9.24% 6
West Midlands -110 6 £72,500 +31.82% 2
Yorkshire -102 4 £47,500 -20.83%
Scotland -91 3 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Wales -44 1 £37,500 -2.60% 4

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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.

1 142 (63.68%) CISSP
2 138 (61.88%) Cybersecurity
3 123 (55.16%) Information Security
4 98 (43.95%) Firewall
5 97 (43.50%) Social Skills
6 91 (40.81%) CISM
7 89 (39.91%) SIEM
8 75 (33.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 70 (31.39%) Azure
10 65 (29.15%) Penetration Testing
11 59 (26.46%) Network Security
12 57 (25.56%) OSCP
13 56 (25.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 54 (24.22%) Mentoring
15 52 (23.32%) AWS
16 49 (21.97%) CompTIA Security+
16 49 (21.97%) Risk Management
17 42 (18.83%) Degree
17 42 (18.83%) CISA
17 42 (18.83%) Security Operations
18 41 (18.39%) Microsoft
19 38 (17.04%) Linux
19 38 (17.04%) Management Information System
20 37 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
21 35 (15.70%) Finance
21 35 (15.70%) Microsoft 365
22 34 (15.25%) Computer Science
22 34 (15.25%) Security Testing
22 34 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
23 33 (14.80%) Windows

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 15 (6.73%) IIS
2 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 70 (31.39%) Azure
2 52 (23.32%) AWS
3 35 (15.70%) Microsoft 365
4 21 (9.42%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (6.28%) SaaS
6 10 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (3.59%) Azure Sentinel
8 6 (2.69%) GCP
8 6 (2.69%) Mimecast
9 5 (2.24%) PaaS
10 3 (1.35%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.35%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.35%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.45%) Azure Key Vault
11 1 (0.45%) IaaS
11 1 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 98 (43.95%) Firewall
2 59 (26.46%) Network Security
3 19 (8.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (8.07%) VPN
5 15 (6.73%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.83%) DNS
7 11 (4.93%) HTTP
8 10 (4.48%) WAN
9 7 (3.14%) SSL
10 5 (2.24%) DHCP
10 5 (2.24%) VLAN
11 4 (1.79%) Internet
11 4 (1.79%) LAN
11 4 (1.79%) SAN
12 3 (1.35%) Wireless
13 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.90%) Cisco Firepower
13 2 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.59%) Relational Database
1 8 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.69%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.45%) MySQL
4 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.38%) Burp Suite
2 7 (3.14%) JIRA
3 6 (2.69%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.24%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.45%) AppScan
5 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.45%) git-flow
5 1 (0.45%) SonarQube
General
1 97 (43.50%) Social Skills
2 35 (15.70%) Finance
3 33 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.28%) Legal
5 13 (5.83%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (4.04%) Banking
7 8 (3.59%) Electronics
7 8 (3.59%) Law
7 8 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.59%) Retail
8 5 (2.24%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.24%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (1.79%) Military
10 3 (1.35%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.90%) Advertising
11 2 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.45%) Marketing
12 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (21.52%) Analyst
1 48 (21.52%) Security Engineer
2 33 (14.80%) Security Analyst
3 26 (11.66%) Head of Security
4 19 (8.52%) Architect
4 19 (8.52%) Consultant
5 18 (8.07%) Security Architect
6 17 (7.62%) Security Consultant
7 16 (7.17%) Head of Cybersecurity
7 16 (7.17%) Head of Information Security
8 15 (6.73%) SOC Analyst
9 13 (5.83%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 13 (5.83%) Security Manager
9 13 (5.83%) Senior Security Engineer
10 12 (5.38%) IT Analyst
10 12 (5.38%) IT Security Analyst
11 10 (4.48%) Lead Architect
11 10 (4.48%) Lead Security Architect
12 9 (4.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 9 (4.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.14%) SOAP
2 3 (1.35%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.90%) .NET
3 2 (0.90%) Node.js
3 2 (0.90%) Web Services
4 1 (0.45%) Apollo GraphQL
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.45%) Express
4 1 (0.45%) GraphQL
4 1 (0.45%) J2EE
4 1 (0.45%) JSON
4 1 (0.45%) JSP
4 1 (0.45%) OAuth
4 1 (0.45%) React
4 1 (0.45%) REST
4 1 (0.45%) SAML
4 1 (0.45%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.04%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.38%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (4.93%) Cyberattack
4 10 (4.48%) Social Media
5 9 (4.04%) Blog
5 9 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.04%) Tandem
6 6 (2.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 6 (2.69%) Digital Media
6 6 (2.69%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (2.24%) Clustering
8 4 (1.79%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.35%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.90%) PKI
11 1 (0.45%) Equities
11 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.04%) Linux
2 33 (14.80%) Windows
3 18 (8.07%) Unix
4 11 (4.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.69%) Solaris
6 4 (1.79%) VMS
7 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (61.88%) Cybersecurity
2 123 (55.16%) Information Security
3 89 (39.91%) SIEM
4 75 (33.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 65 (29.15%) Penetration Testing
6 54 (24.22%) Mentoring
7 49 (21.97%) Risk Management
8 42 (18.83%) Security Operations
9 34 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (15.25%) Computer Science
9 34 (15.25%) Security Testing
10 33 (14.80%) OWASP
11 31 (13.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 27 (12.11%) Kalman Filter
13 26 (11.66%) Web Filtering
14 24 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (10.31%) Security Architecture
16 22 (9.87%) Presales
17 20 (8.97%) DevOps
18 19 (8.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.31%) Python
2 14 (6.28%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.48%) C
4 6 (2.69%) Java
5 5 (2.24%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.24%) C++
6 4 (1.79%) C#
6 4 (1.79%) SQL
7 3 (1.35%) Go
7 3 (1.35%) PHP
8 2 (0.90%) R
8 2 (0.90%) Rust
8 2 (0.90%) VBA
9 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 142 (63.68%) CISSP
2 91 (40.81%) CISM
3 57 (25.56%) OSCP
4 49 (21.97%) CompTIA Security+
5 42 (18.83%) CISA
5 42 (18.83%) Degree
6 37 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (13.00%) GIAC
8 27 (12.11%) Security Cleared
9 22 (9.87%) CCNA
10 21 (9.42%) SANS
11 19 (8.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (7.62%) CREST Certified
13 16 (7.17%) SC Cleared
14 14 (6.28%) CCSA
14 14 (6.28%) CRISC
14 14 (6.28%) GSEC
15 12 (5.38%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (5.38%) CISMP
15 12 (5.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (25.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (14.35%) PCI DSS
3 25 (11.21%) Cyber Essentials
3 25 (11.21%) NIST
4 16 (7.17%) GDPR
5 14 (6.28%) NCSC
6 8 (3.59%) RMADS
7 6 (2.69%) QA
7 6 (2.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.79%) GLBA
8 4 (1.79%) ISO 9001
8 4 (1.79%) JSP 440
9 3 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (1.35%) ISO 22301
9 3 (1.35%) SLA
10 2 (0.90%) COBIT
11 1 (0.45%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 17 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (8.97%) QRadar
2 12 (5.38%) Nessus
3 7 (3.14%) HP Fortify
3 7 (3.14%) WebInspect
4 6 (2.69%) CASB
4 6 (2.69%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.79%) Nmap
6 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.90%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.07%) Splunk
3 17 (7.62%) Google
4 12 (5.38%) Cisco
5 10 (4.48%) ArcSight
5 10 (4.48%) VMware
6 9 (4.04%) AlienVault
7 7 (3.14%) LogRhythm
7 7 (3.14%) Oracle
7 7 (3.14%) Qualys
8 6 (2.69%) Black Duck
8 6 (2.69%) HP
8 6 (2.69%) Micro Focus
8 6 (2.69%) Sonatype
8 6 (2.69%) Tripwire
8 6 (2.69%) Varonis
9 3 (1.35%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.35%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.35%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.35%) Veeam