Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 618 712 615
Rank change year-on-year +94 -97 +85
Permanent jobs citing CEH 195 303 589
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 1.14% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 169 258 422
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,092 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.17% -8.18% +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +15.00%

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 15,554 26,578 36,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.55% 21.75% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10,780 19,987 26,951
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 17 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 3 March 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 +105 178 £55,000 -1.79% 40
UK excluding London +84 128 £50,000 -9.09% 28
London +139 64 £65,000 -7.14% 14
North of England +74 35 £46,250 -15.91% 7
Work from Home -81 32 £52,500 +31.25% 4
South East +98 31 £52,500 -17.65% 8
North West +73 31 £48,750 -2.68% 3
East of England +107 24 £52,500 -16.00% 3
South West +24 15 £52,500 -4.55% 3
Scotland +36 13 £36,500 +26.96% 1
Midlands -14 8 £52,500 -4.55% 5
West Midlands -15 6 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Yorkshire +20 2 £52,500 -4.55% 2
North East - 2 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +30 1 £72,500 +7.41% 3
Wales +30 1 £30,000 -55.56% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 136 (69.74%) Cybersecurity
2 127 (65.13%) CISSP
3 86 (44.10%) Information Security
4 74 (37.95%) CISM
5 70 (35.90%) Firewall
6 58 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (29.74%) Vulnerability Management
7 55 (28.21%) Ethical Hacking
8 48 (24.62%) Management Information System
9 47 (24.10%) Penetration Testing
9 47 (24.10%) SIEM
10 45 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 43 (22.05%) OSCP
12 42 (21.54%) Security Operations
13 41 (21.03%) CompTIA Security+
14 40 (20.51%) Finance
15 37 (18.97%) Network Security
15 37 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
16 36 (18.46%) Azure
17 35 (17.95%) Degree
18 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
19 30 (15.38%) Windows
20 29 (14.87%) Linux
21 28 (14.36%) AWS
22 27 (13.85%) GIAC
23 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
23 26 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
24 25 (12.82%) Threat Intelligence
25 24 (12.31%) Identity Access Management
25 24 (12.31%) CCNA

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 6 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Gephi
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.46%) Azure
2 28 (14.36%) AWS
3 10 (5.13%) GCP
3 10 (5.13%) SaaS
4 7 (3.59%) IaaS
4 7 (3.59%) PaaS
5 6 (3.08%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.03%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 70 (35.90%) Firewall
2 37 (18.97%) Network Security
3 26 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (11.79%) WAN
5 21 (10.77%) LAN
6 13 (6.67%) VPN
7 11 (5.64%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (5.64%) Cisco Firepower
7 11 (5.64%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (5.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (5.64%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.10%) DNS
9 7 (3.59%) HTTP
9 7 (3.59%) SSL
10 6 (3.08%) Ethernet
10 6 (3.08%) MPLS
10 6 (3.08%) Wireless
11 5 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (2.05%) Internet
12 4 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.08%) Apache Hive
1 6 (3.08%) Big Data
1 6 (3.08%) Impala
2 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Bitbucket
1 6 (3.08%) Bitbucket Server
1 6 (3.08%) Burp Suite
1 6 (3.08%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.08%) git-flow
1 6 (3.08%) JIRA
1 6 (3.08%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.03%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.51%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (20.51%) Finance
2 23 (11.79%) Legal
3 15 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 10 (5.13%) Military
5 8 (4.10%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.59%) Banking
7 6 (3.08%) International Banking
8 5 (2.56%) Public Sector
9 4 (2.05%) Electronics
9 4 (2.05%) Law
10 3 (1.54%) Games
10 3 (1.54%) Retail
11 2 (1.03%) Advertising
11 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.51%) Automotive
12 1 (0.51%) French Language
12 1 (0.51%) German Language
12 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 62 (31.79%) Security Engineer
2 61 (31.28%) Analyst
3 37 (18.97%) Security Analyst
4 30 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 13 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
6 12 (6.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 12 (6.15%) Principal Security Engineer
6 12 (6.15%) SOC Analyst
7 11 (5.64%) Security Manager
8 10 (5.13%) Information Analyst
8 10 (5.13%) Information Security Analyst
8 10 (5.13%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.62%) IT Analyst
9 9 (4.62%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Information Security Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) SIEM Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) Vulnerability Specialist
12 6 (3.08%) Financial Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.08%) .NET
1 6 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (3.08%) Gherkin
1 6 (3.08%) Kafka
2 4 (2.05%) Web Services
3 3 (1.54%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (1.54%) RESTful
3 3 (1.54%) Vue.js
4 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.03%) CSS
4 2 (1.03%) CSS3
4 2 (1.03%) HTML
4 2 (1.03%) HTML5
4 2 (1.03%) Laravel
4 2 (1.03%) Shiny
5 1 (0.51%) React
5 1 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 48 (24.62%) Management Information System
2 22 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.15%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (4.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 6 (3.08%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (3.08%) PKI
8 4 (2.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.05%) FMCG
8 4 (2.05%) Social Media
9 3 (1.54%) CMDB
9 3 (1.54%) Cyberattack
9 3 (1.54%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.54%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.03%) 3D Printing
10 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.03%) Robotics
10 2 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.38%) Windows
2 29 (14.87%) Linux
3 16 (8.21%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.59%) Unix
5 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (2.05%) VMS
7 3 (1.54%) Kali Linux
8 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.51%) Android
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) MVS
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (69.74%) Cybersecurity
2 86 (44.10%) Information Security
3 58 (29.74%) Vulnerability Management
4 55 (28.21%) Ethical Hacking
5 47 (24.10%) Penetration Testing
5 47 (24.10%) SIEM
6 42 (21.54%) Security Operations
7 37 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (12.82%) Threat Intelligence
9 24 (12.31%) Identity Access Management
10 23 (11.79%) Risk Management
11 21 (10.77%) Security Monitoring
12 19 (9.74%) DevOps
13 18 (9.23%) Computer Science
13 18 (9.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 18 (9.23%) Mathematics
13 18 (9.23%) OWASP
13 18 (9.23%) Security Management
13 18 (9.23%) Security Testing
14 17 (8.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.67%) C
2 11 (5.64%) Python
3 6 (3.08%) Bash Shell
3 6 (3.08%) Perl
3 6 (3.08%) R
3 6 (3.08%) TypeScript
4 5 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.54%) C#
7 2 (1.03%) C++
7 2 (1.03%) PHP
7 2 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 127 (65.13%) CISSP
2 74 (37.95%) CISM
3 58 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (22.05%) OSCP
5 41 (21.03%) CompTIA Security+
6 35 (17.95%) Degree
7 27 (13.85%) GIAC
8 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (12.31%) CCNA
10 23 (11.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 20 (10.26%) Security Cleared
12 19 (9.74%) CCNP
12 19 (9.74%) CISA
13 18 (9.23%) SANS
13 18 (9.23%) SSCP
14 15 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
14 15 (7.69%) GPEN
15 14 (7.18%) CISMP
16 13 (6.67%) MCSE
17 11 (5.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (10.77%) Cyber Essentials
2 21 (10.77%) NIST
3 14 (7.18%) PCI DSS
4 11 (5.64%) GDPR
5 10 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (4.10%) NCSC
6 8 (4.10%) QA
7 5 (2.56%) COBIT
8 4 (2.05%) ARP4754
8 4 (2.05%) Def Stans
8 4 (2.05%) IEC 61508
8 4 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (1.54%) RMADS
10 2 (1.03%) DO-254
10 2 (1.03%) ISO 22301
10 2 (1.03%) SLA
11 1 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.10%) Docker
3 6 (3.08%) Apache Flume
4 5 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (8.21%) Nessus
2 8 (4.10%) CSIRT
2 8 (4.10%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.59%) Terraform
4 6 (3.08%) Kibana
4 6 (3.08%) Oozie
4 6 (3.08%) QRadar
5 3 (1.54%) EnCase
5 3 (1.54%) Nexpose
5 3 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 32 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.26%) Cisco
3 16 (8.21%) Splunk
4 11 (5.64%) Rapid7
5 10 (5.13%) VMware
6 9 (4.62%) AlienVault
7 8 (4.10%) Sophos
8 7 (3.59%) Barracuda Networks
8 7 (3.59%) LogRhythm
9 6 (3.08%) BT
9 6 (3.08%) Forcepoint
9 6 (3.08%) Google
10 5 (2.56%) CrowdStrike
10 5 (2.56%) Qualys
10 5 (2.56%) Symantec
11 4 (2.05%) Carbon Black
12 3 (1.54%) Proofpoint
13 2 (1.03%) Palo Alto
13 2 (1.03%) Trend Micro
13 2 (1.03%) Veeam