Period
to 20 November 2017

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

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 697 583 826
Rank change year-on-year -114 +243 +147
Permanent jobs citing CEH 537 806 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.43% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 1.64% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 399 648 397
UK median annual salary £55,000 £58,145 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.72% +15.79%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76% +24.26%

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 43165 49027 60087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.01% 26.21% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33185 39333 47990
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 16 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 November 2017. 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 -113 502 £55,000 -8.33% 35
UK excluding London -133 274 £45,000 -10.00% 25
London -51 240 £60,000 -7.69% 13
South East -33 140 £45,000 -10.00% 7
North of England -6 55 £47,500 -2.56% 10
Midlands -26 35 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Yorkshire -6 30 £44,250 +5.36% 5
West Midlands -16 26 £37,500 -5.66% 2
East of England -31 24 £42,500 -15.00% 3
North West -7 21 £52,500 -12.50% 4
East Midlands +12 9 £57,500 +27.78%
South West -32 8 £45,000 -10.00%
Scotland -22 7 £28,000 -46.67%
Wales +8 4 £65,000 +8.33% 3
North East -5 4 £28,000 -34.12% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 441 (82.12%) CISSP
2 313 (58.29%) Information Security
3 229 (42.64%) CISM
4 212 (39.48%) Firewall
5 208 (38.73%) SIEM
6 185 (34.45%) Cybersecurity
7 165 (30.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 159 (29.61%) Penetration Testing
9 158 (29.42%) CISA
10 149 (27.75%) Degree
11 139 (25.88%) GIAC
12 136 (25.33%) Security Architecture
13 130 (24.21%) Network Security
14 124 (23.09%) Windows
15 116 (21.60%) Security Operations
16 111 (20.67%) Linux
17 101 (18.81%) Finance
18 98 (18.25%) Cisco Certification
19 92 (17.13%) Management Information System
20 86 (16.01%) Ethical Hacking
21 84 (15.64%) Risk Management
22 82 (15.27%) Cisco
22 82 (15.27%) Vulnerability Management
23 80 (14.90%) SSCP
24 78 (14.53%) PCI DSS
25 76 (14.15%) Computer Science
26 73 (13.59%) SANS
27 71 (13.22%) TCP/IP
28 70 (13.04%) OWASP
29 68 (12.66%) Security Testing

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 9 (1.68%) Apache
2 8 (1.49%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.12%) IIS
5 5 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.10%) Office 365
3 19 (3.54%) SaaS
4 16 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.86%) IaaS
6 9 (1.68%) Mimecast
7 7 (1.30%) PaaS
8 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 212 (39.48%) Firewall
2 130 (24.21%) Network Security
3 71 (13.22%) TCP/IP
4 50 (9.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 32 (5.96%) Wireless
6 31 (5.77%) Internet
7 29 (5.40%) VoIP
8 25 (4.66%) VPN
9 23 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (4.28%) LAN
10 22 (4.10%) WAN
11 21 (3.91%) IPsec
12 16 (2.98%) HTTP
13 14 (2.61%) DNS
14 11 (2.05%) DHCP
15 10 (1.86%) BGP
15 10 (1.86%) EIGRP
15 10 (1.86%) OSPF
15 10 (1.86%) SSL
16 9 (1.68%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.68%) Big Data
3 8 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.56%) MySQL
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (5.03%) Metasploit
2 9 (1.68%) AppScan
3 7 (1.30%) Paros
4 6 (1.12%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.37%) WebScarab
7 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.19%) Subversion
7 1 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 101 (18.81%) Finance
2 30 (5.59%) Law
3 27 (5.03%) Legal
4 20 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.61%) Retail
6 11 (2.05%) Banking
7 7 (1.30%) Publishing
8 6 (1.12%) Marketing
9 5 (0.93%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.74%) Automotive
10 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (28.12%) Analyst
2 116 (21.60%) Security Analyst
3 92 (17.13%) Security Engineer
4 71 (13.22%) Consultant
5 69 (12.85%) Security Consultant
6 53 (9.87%) Tester
7 45 (8.38%) Penetration Tester
8 42 (7.82%) Architect
8 42 (7.82%) Information Analyst
8 42 (7.82%) Information Security Analyst
8 42 (7.82%) Security Architect
9 29 (5.40%) Security Manager
10 24 (4.47%) Security Specialist
11 23 (4.28%) SOC Analyst
12 22 (4.10%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 22 (4.10%) IT Analyst
12 22 (4.10%) IT Security Analyst
12 22 (4.10%) Senior Consultant
12 22 (4.10%) Senior Security Consultant
13 19 (3.54%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.28%) Web Services
2 15 (2.79%) .NET
3 12 (2.23%) HTML
4 9 (1.68%) REST
4 9 (1.68%) XML
5 8 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (1.49%) PCRE
5 8 (1.49%) Regular Expression
6 7 (1.30%) OAuth
6 7 (1.30%) OpenID
6 7 (1.30%) SAML
6 7 (1.30%) SOAP
7 5 (0.93%) JSON
7 5 (0.93%) RESTful
8 4 (0.74%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.74%) CGI
8 4 (0.74%) HTML5
9 3 (0.56%) Middleware
9 3 (0.56%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 92 (17.13%) Management Information System
2 76 (14.15%) Computer Science
3 51 (9.50%) Cyberthreat
4 49 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (7.64%) PKI
6 37 (6.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (4.84%) Mobile App
8 25 (4.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 24 (4.47%) Data Centre
10 22 (4.10%) CESG
11 10 (1.86%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.86%) Clustering
11 10 (1.86%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.49%) BYOD
12 8 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.12%) CMDB
13 6 (1.12%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
14 5 (0.93%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 124 (23.09%) Windows
2 111 (20.67%) Linux
3 39 (7.26%) Unix
4 29 (5.40%) Kali Linux
5 20 (3.72%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.42%) Android
7 11 (2.05%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.49%) Mac OS
8 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.93%) CentOS
11 5 (0.93%) Debian
11 5 (0.93%) VMS
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (58.29%) Information Security
2 208 (38.73%) SIEM
3 185 (34.45%) Cybersecurity
4 159 (29.61%) Penetration Testing
5 136 (25.33%) Security Architecture
6 116 (21.60%) Security Operations
7 86 (16.01%) Ethical Hacking
8 84 (15.64%) Risk Management
9 82 (15.27%) Vulnerability Management
10 70 (13.04%) OWASP
11 68 (12.66%) Security Testing
12 66 (12.29%) ITIL
13 64 (11.92%) Threat Intelligence
14 61 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
15 59 (10.99%) Project Management
15 59 (10.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 58 (10.80%) Kalman Filter
17 52 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 51 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (8.94%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.75%) Python
2 27 (5.03%) Java
2 27 (5.03%) Ruby
2 27 (5.03%) SQL
3 22 (4.10%) Bash Shell
4 21 (3.91%) Perl
5 19 (3.54%) PowerShell
6 15 (2.79%) C++
7 9 (1.68%) C#
7 9 (1.68%) PHP
8 8 (1.49%) C
8 8 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.93%) C-shell
9 5 (0.93%) Korn
9 5 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.37%) VB
12 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 441 (82.12%) CISSP
2 229 (42.64%) CISM
3 158 (29.42%) CISA
4 149 (27.75%) Degree
5 139 (25.88%) GIAC
6 98 (18.25%) Cisco Certification
7 80 (14.90%) SSCP
8 73 (13.59%) SANS
9 63 (11.73%) CCNA
10 58 (10.80%) Security Cleared
11 57 (10.61%) CompTIA Security+
11 57 (10.61%) Security+ Certification
12 56 (10.43%) OSCP
13 55 (10.24%) CCNP
14 53 (9.87%) GCIH
15 45 (8.38%) Computer Science Degree
16 44 (8.19%) CREST Certified
17 42 (7.82%) SC Cleared
18 41 (7.64%) GSEC
19 25 (4.66%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (30.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (14.53%) PCI DSS
3 28 (5.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 18 (3.35%) GDPR
5 18 (3.35%) ISO 9001
6 16 (2.98%) COBIT
6 16 (2.98%) GPG13
7 10 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.68%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (0.37%) RMADS
12 1 (0.19%) BS7799
12 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.19%) IASME
12 1 (0.19%) QA
12 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (10.24%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.59%) Snort
3 15 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.49%) HDFS
5 7 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.93%) pfSense
7 4 (0.74%) vSphere
8 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 35 (6.52%) Nessus
2 22 (4.10%) Nmap
3 21 (3.91%) Suricata
4 15 (2.79%) Nexpose
5 13 (2.42%) EnCase
6 11 (2.05%) CSIRT
6 11 (2.05%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.49%) QRadar
8 7 (1.30%) WebInspect
9 6 (1.12%) HP Fortify
9 6 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (0.93%) Nagios
10 5 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.74%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.56%) Fluentd
12 3 (0.56%) RSA enVision
12 3 (0.56%) SCOM
12 3 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 82 (15.27%) Cisco
2 44 (8.19%) Microsoft
3 37 (6.89%) CheckPoint
4 36 (6.70%) Palo Alto
5 27 (5.03%) Splunk
6 25 (4.66%) Sophos
6 25 (4.66%) Symantec
7 23 (4.28%) LogRhythm
7 23 (4.28%) Qualys
8 17 (3.17%) Fortinet
9 16 (2.98%) Sourcefire
10 15 (2.79%) VMware
11 14 (2.61%) AlienVault
11 14 (2.61%) SolarWinds
12 13 (2.42%) Rapid7
13 12 (2.23%) FireEye
13 12 (2.23%) TippingPoint
14 11 (2.05%) CyberArk
15 10 (1.86%) ArcSight
15 10 (1.86%) McAfee