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

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 647 780
Rank change year-on-year +34 +133  
Permanent jobs citing CEH 253 324 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 1.14% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 209 247 154
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 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £65,050
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00%  

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 21340 28363 30549
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.70% 27.30% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16792 22827 23905
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 £70,000 £70,000
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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +40 244 £60,000 - 20
London +31 112 £66,250 -1.85% 12
South East +54 46 £40,000 -25.58% 4
Berkshire +16 23 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Midlands +18 22 £45,000 -14.69% 1
Yorkshire +23 21 £70,000 +55.55% 1
West Yorkshire +22 21 £70,000 +55.55% 1
East of England +8 20 £47,500 -1.91%
Leeds +27 14 £70,000 +55.55% 1
City of London +40 13 £62,500 -10.71% 5
Hertfordshire +20 13 £47,500 -
North West -14 12 £47,500 -25.49% 1
Manchester -21 11 £47,500 -25.49% 1
Warwickshire +38 10 £40,000 -25.58%
Warwick - 10 £40,000 -
Hampshire - 9 £61,250 - 2
St Albans - 9 £47,500 -
Maidenhead - 9 £40,000 -
South West +2 7 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Oxfordshire +8 6 £35,000 -39.13%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £45,000 -
Bracknell +17 5 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £40,000 -
East Midlands +11 4 £40,000 -38.46%
Birmingham +7 4 £45,000 -30.76% 1
Wales +2 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Worcestershire - 4 £56,000 -
Malvern - 4 £56,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 379 (71.51%) CISSP
2 282 (53.21%) Information Security
3 203 (38.30%) Cybersecurity
4 194 (36.60%) CISM
5 182 (34.34%) Windows
6 149 (28.11%) Firewall
7 145 (27.36%) SIEM
8 139 (26.23%) Penetration Testing
9 130 (24.53%) Risk Management
10 127 (23.96%) SANS
11 123 (23.21%) GIAC
12 122 (23.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 119 (22.45%) Finance
14 113 (21.32%) Security Operations
15 110 (20.75%) Management Information System
16 107 (20.19%) Linux
17 106 (20.00%) Network Security
17 106 (20.00%) Security Cleared
18 104 (19.62%) Degree
19 102 (19.25%) CISA
20 98 (18.49%) Ethical Hacking
21 83 (15.66%) GCIA
22 82 (15.47%) Incident Management
23 80 (15.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 80 (15.09%) Unix
24 79 (14.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 77 (14.53%) SC Cleared
26 75 (14.15%) Vulnerability Management
27 73 (13.77%) OSCP
28 71 (13.40%) Security Monitoring

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 39 (7.36%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.83%) Apache
4 13 (2.45%) IIS
5 8 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.75%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.70%) Sentinel
2 8 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.23%) Office 365
2 19 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.21%) SaaS
4 14 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 149 (28.11%) Firewall
2 106 (20.00%) Network Security
3 66 (12.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 31 (5.85%) TCP/IP
5 24 (4.53%) Wireless
6 17 (3.21%) HTTP
7 16 (3.02%) Wireless Security
7 16 (3.02%) Wireshark
8 15 (2.83%) DNS
9 13 (2.45%) LAN
9 13 (2.45%) VPN
9 13 (2.45%) WAN
10 10 (1.89%) Internet
11 9 (1.70%) SSL
12 6 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.13%) DHCP
12 6 (1.13%) SSH
13 5 (0.94%) BGP
13 5 (0.94%) NetScreen
13 5 (0.94%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.85%) Big Data
2 26 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.58%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.13%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.94%) InfluxDB
5 5 (0.94%) ZAP BI
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.19%) GIS
7 1 (0.19%) Maltego
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (5.28%) Burp Suite
2 17 (3.21%) Metasploit
3 16 (3.02%) AppScan
4 15 (2.83%) Paros
4 15 (2.83%) WebScarab
5 8 (1.51%) JIRA
6 7 (1.32%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.19%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 119 (22.45%) Finance
2 21 (3.96%) Banking
2 21 (3.96%) Games
3 19 (3.58%) Legal
4 16 (3.02%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.64%) Military
7 11 (2.08%) Publishing
8 10 (1.89%) German Language
9 9 (1.70%) Marketing
10 8 (1.51%) Electronics
10 8 (1.51%) Law
11 7 (1.32%) Retail
12 6 (1.13%) French Language
13 5 (0.94%) Advertising
14 4 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
14 4 (0.75%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.38%) Back Office
15 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (36.42%) Analyst
2 129 (24.34%) Security Analyst
3 68 (12.83%) Consultant
4 58 (10.94%) Security Manager
5 57 (10.75%) Security Consultant
6 44 (8.30%) Security Engineer
7 41 (7.74%) Tester
8 37 (6.98%) Information Analyst
8 37 (6.98%) Information Security Analyst
8 37 (6.98%) Penetration Tester
8 37 (6.98%) SOC Analyst
9 32 (6.04%) Architect
10 29 (5.47%) IT Analyst
10 29 (5.47%) IT Security Analyst
11 26 (4.91%) Security Architect
12 25 (4.72%) SIEM Analyst
13 22 (4.15%) Monitoring Analyst
14 21 (3.96%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 20 (3.77%) Security Specialist
15 20 (3.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.02%) .NET
2 15 (2.83%) Regular Expression
3 14 (2.64%) ZeroMQ
4 12 (2.26%) HTML
4 12 (2.26%) JSON
4 12 (2.26%) Web Services
5 11 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (0.94%) PCRE
7 1 (0.19%) CGI
7 1 (0.19%) LAMP
7 1 (0.19%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.19%) SAML
7 1 (0.19%) SPNEGO
7 1 (0.19%) XACML
7 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (20.75%) Management Information System
2 60 (11.32%) Security Operations Centre
3 43 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 33 (6.23%) Cyberthreat
5 28 (5.28%) Data Centre
6 25 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (4.34%) Cyber Attack
8 16 (3.02%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.83%) CESG
9 15 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (2.64%) Driving Licence
11 12 (2.26%) Cybercrime
12 10 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
12 10 (1.89%) SCADA
13 9 (1.70%) BYOD
14 7 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.32%) PKI
15 6 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (0.94%) Virtual Team
17 4 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 182 (34.34%) Windows
2 107 (20.19%) Linux
3 80 (15.09%) Unix
4 43 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 31 (5.85%) CentOS
5 31 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.26%) Kali Linux
8 10 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.51%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.13%) Android
11 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.75%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.19%) HPUX
14 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (53.21%) Information Security
2 203 (38.30%) Cybersecurity
3 145 (27.36%) SIEM
4 139 (26.23%) Penetration Testing
5 130 (24.53%) Risk Management
6 113 (21.32%) Security Operations
7 98 (18.49%) Ethical Hacking
8 82 (15.47%) Incident Management
9 80 (15.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 79 (14.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 75 (14.15%) Vulnerability Management
12 71 (13.40%) Security Monitoring
13 63 (11.89%) ITIL
14 49 (9.25%) Malware Analysis
14 49 (9.25%) Security Testing
15 43 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (7.74%) OWASP
17 38 (7.17%) Analytics
17 38 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 37 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.13%) Java
2 49 (9.25%) Python
3 47 (8.87%) C
4 36 (6.79%) C++
5 32 (6.04%) Perl
6 31 (5.85%) SQL
7 29 (5.47%) Ruby
8 25 (4.72%) Bash Shell
9 20 (3.77%) C#
10 19 (3.58%) PHP
11 15 (2.83%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.70%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.57%) Ada
13 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 379 (71.51%) CISSP
2 194 (36.60%) CISM
3 127 (23.96%) SANS
4 123 (23.21%) GIAC
5 106 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 104 (19.62%) Degree
7 102 (19.25%) CISA
8 83 (15.66%) GCIA
9 77 (14.53%) SC Cleared
10 73 (13.77%) OSCP
11 65 (12.26%) GCIH
12 60 (11.32%) CREST Certified
13 49 (9.25%) GSEC
14 48 (9.06%) Cisco Certification
15 47 (8.87%) SSCP
16 46 (8.68%) DV Cleared
17 40 (7.55%) CLAS
17 40 (7.55%) CompTIA Security+
17 40 (7.55%) Security+ Certification
18 35 (6.60%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (23.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (13.21%) PCI DSS
3 28 (5.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (3.40%) COBIT
5 15 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (2.64%) GPG13
7 12 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 12 (2.26%) SLA
8 8 (1.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (1.51%) RMADS
9 7 (1.32%) DO-178B
10 6 (1.13%) Def Stans
10 6 (1.13%) GDPR
11 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 4 (0.75%) DO-254
13 3 (0.57%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.57%) QA
14 2 (0.38%) ISO27002
15 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (11.89%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.91%) Snort
3 8 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.94%) HDFS
6 4 (0.75%) Samba
6 4 (0.75%) Xen
7 2 (0.38%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (8.68%) Nessus
2 33 (6.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 15 (2.83%) Grafana
3 15 (2.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 13 (2.45%) Nmap
5 12 (2.26%) CSIRT
5 12 (2.26%) QRadar
5 12 (2.26%) SCOM
6 11 (2.08%) EnCase
6 11 (2.08%) Kibana
7 10 (1.89%) Endace
8 9 (1.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 9 (1.70%) logstash
9 6 (1.13%) Defensics
9 6 (1.13%) OpenVAS
10 5 (0.94%) Fluentd
10 5 (0.94%) RSA enVision
10 5 (0.94%) SCCM
11 4 (0.75%) FTK
11 4 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (12.08%) Cisco
2 40 (7.55%) LogRhythm
3 36 (6.79%) Qualys
4 35 (6.60%) Microsoft
5 29 (5.47%) Palo Alto
6 27 (5.09%) AlienVault
7 26 (4.91%) ArcSight
7 26 (4.91%) Sophos
8 25 (4.72%) Splunk
9 22 (4.15%) ServiceNow
10 19 (3.58%) Intel Security
10 19 (3.58%) Juniper
11 17 (3.21%) CheckPoint
11 17 (3.21%) IBM
12 16 (3.02%) Oracle
13 14 (2.64%) Apple
13 14 (2.64%) Google
13 14 (2.64%) SAP
13 14 (2.64%) Symantec
13 14 (2.64%) VMware
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 50 minutes ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
KnownFour
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: £32,258 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 22 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago