Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 654 682 748
Rank change year-on-year +28 +66 +210
Permanent jobs citing CEH 612 540 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.25% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 480 434 437
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +11.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £47,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +13.16% -9.52% +16.67%

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 41,612 43,158 56,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 31,841 34,005 45,426
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +6.25%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 +1 558 £57,500 - 34
UK excluding London -22 318 £53,750 +13.16% 23
London +34 266 £65,000 - 16
South East +41 159 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North of England -27 54 £59,750 +25.79% 3
Midlands -38 40 £58,500 +37.65% 8
Yorkshire +12 37 £40,000 -28.89% 2
West Midlands -17 35 £59,250 +48.13% 6
East of England -36 20 £50,000 - 3
South West -16 19 £45,000 -7.69%
North West -16 16 £67,500 +42.11% 1
Scotland -16 14 £28,000 -67.06% 1
Wales +17 12 £60,000 +33.33% 3
East Midlands -8 5 £57,500 +35.29% 2
North East -22 1 £60,000 +26.32%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 519 (84.80%) CISSP
2 286 (46.73%) Information Security
3 242 (39.54%) Cybersecurity
4 201 (32.84%) CISM
5 196 (32.03%) SIEM
6 180 (29.41%) Firewall
7 173 (28.27%) CISA
8 157 (25.65%) Penetration Testing
9 151 (24.67%) GIAC
10 150 (24.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 139 (22.71%) Degree
12 137 (22.39%) Finance
12 137 (22.39%) SANS
13 116 (18.95%) OSCP
14 112 (18.30%) Linux
15 111 (18.14%) SSCP
16 107 (17.48%) Security Architecture
17 99 (16.18%) Vulnerability Management
18 90 (14.71%) Risk Management
19 87 (14.22%) Security Operations
20 84 (13.73%) OWASP
21 82 (13.40%) Ethical Hacking
22 81 (13.24%) Threat Intelligence
23 76 (12.42%) Management Information System
24 74 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
25 73 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
26 71 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
26 71 (11.60%) Windows
27 68 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
28 63 (10.29%) Network Security

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 22 (3.59%) Apache Spark
2 21 (3.43%) Apache
3 11 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.29%) Mimecast
4 11 (1.80%) IaaS
5 10 (1.63%) PaaS
6 8 (1.31%) SaaS
7 7 (1.14%) Office 365
8 4 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 180 (29.41%) Firewall
2 63 (10.29%) Network Security
3 49 (8.01%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (6.86%) VPN
5 40 (6.54%) Sourcefire
6 34 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 21 (3.43%) Wireless
8 19 (3.10%) HTTP
9 16 (2.61%) Internet
10 11 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (1.80%) DNS
10 11 (1.80%) IPsec
10 11 (1.80%) Wireless Security
11 10 (1.63%) WAN
12 8 (1.31%) SSL
13 7 (1.14%) FTP
13 7 (1.14%) LAN
13 7 (1.14%) VoIP
14 6 (0.98%) Cisco ISE
14 6 (0.98%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.21%) Big Data
2 22 (3.59%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.49%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.33%) GIS
4 2 (0.33%) MySQL
5 1 (0.16%) Maltego
5 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (3.76%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.31%) AppScan
2 8 (1.31%) Burp Suite
3 6 (0.98%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.16%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 137 (22.39%) Finance
2 30 (4.90%) Legal
3 20 (3.27%) Banking
4 19 (3.10%) Law
5 18 (2.94%) Games
6 15 (2.45%) Back Office
7 14 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.63%) Retail
9 8 (1.31%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.98%) Publishing
11 3 (0.49%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 160 (26.14%) Analyst
2 137 (22.39%) Security Analyst
3 114 (18.63%) Security Engineer
4 77 (12.58%) Architect
5 70 (11.44%) Security Architect
6 68 (11.11%) Tester
7 57 (9.31%) Information Analyst
7 57 (9.31%) Information Security Analyst
8 53 (8.66%) Penetration Tester
9 48 (7.84%) Consultant
10 47 (7.68%) Security Consultant
11 28 (4.58%) Security Manager
12 24 (3.92%) IT Analyst
12 24 (3.92%) IT Security Analyst
12 24 (3.92%) Security Officer
13 22 (3.59%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 20 (3.27%) Security Specialist
14 20 (3.27%) SIEM Engineer
15 19 (3.10%) Network Engineer
16 17 (2.78%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.43%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (2.94%) Regular Expression
3 17 (2.78%) PCRE
4 12 (1.96%) .NET
5 6 (0.98%) Web Services
6 5 (0.82%) Middleware
7 4 (0.65%) HTML
7 4 (0.65%) J2EE
7 4 (0.65%) RESTful
7 4 (0.65%) Spring
7 4 (0.65%) Spring Security
8 3 (0.49%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.49%) REST
9 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.33%) CSS
9 2 (0.33%) jQuery
9 2 (0.33%) SAML
10 1 (0.16%) LAMP
10 1 (0.16%) LDAP
10 1 (0.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.42%) Management Information System
2 53 (8.66%) Security Operations Centre
3 50 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (7.19%) Computer Science
5 40 (6.54%) Mobile App
6 33 (5.39%) Cyberthreat
7 26 (4.25%) Data Centre
8 24 (3.92%) Mainframe
9 21 (3.43%) PKI
9 21 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 18 (2.94%) BYOD
12 17 (2.78%) Fintech
13 11 (1.80%) Cyber Defence
14 8 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.98%) CMDB
15 6 (0.98%) Private Cloud
16 4 (0.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 4 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (18.30%) Linux
2 71 (11.60%) Windows
3 58 (9.48%) Unix
4 15 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.96%) Kali Linux
6 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.98%) Android
7 6 (0.98%) CentOS
7 6 (0.98%) Debian
7 6 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (46.73%) Information Security
2 242 (39.54%) Cybersecurity
3 196 (32.03%) SIEM
4 157 (25.65%) Penetration Testing
5 107 (17.48%) Security Architecture
6 99 (16.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 90 (14.71%) Risk Management
8 87 (14.22%) Security Operations
9 84 (13.73%) OWASP
10 82 (13.40%) Ethical Hacking
11 81 (13.24%) Threat Intelligence
12 73 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 71 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
14 61 (9.97%) Security Testing
15 60 (9.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 58 (9.48%) Incident Management
17 55 (8.99%) DevOps
18 54 (8.82%) Analytics
19 50 (8.17%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
20 47 (7.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (8.50%) Python
2 41 (6.70%) Ruby
3 27 (4.41%) Bash Shell
4 22 (3.59%) Java
5 20 (3.27%) C++
6 16 (2.61%) Perl
7 14 (2.29%) C#
8 11 (1.80%) C
9 10 (1.63%) PHP
10 8 (1.31%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.98%) SQL
12 2 (0.33%) Go
13 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.16%) R
13 1 (0.16%) VB
13 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 519 (84.80%) CISSP
2 201 (32.84%) CISM
3 173 (28.27%) CISA
4 151 (24.67%) GIAC
5 139 (22.71%) Degree
6 137 (22.39%) SANS
7 116 (18.95%) OSCP
8 111 (18.14%) SSCP
9 74 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
10 68 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
11 61 (9.97%) GCIH
12 43 (7.03%) CCNP
13 39 (6.37%) Security Cleared
14 36 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
14 36 (5.88%) CRISC
15 33 (5.39%) CREST Certified
15 33 (5.39%) CSSLP
16 28 (4.58%) GSEC
17 26 (4.25%) MCSE
17 26 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (24.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (8.17%) PCI DSS
3 27 (4.41%) GDPR
4 25 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 24 (3.92%) GPG13
6 20 (3.27%) COBIT
7 12 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.98%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.82%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.33%) BS7799
12 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.33%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 45 (7.35%) Snort
2 26 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.43%) HDFS
4 10 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.14%) Docker
6 6 (0.98%) pfSense
6 6 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (7.84%) Nessus
2 24 (3.92%) Suricata
3 13 (2.12%) Nmap
3 13 (2.12%) QRadar
4 10 (1.63%) CASB
4 10 (1.63%) HP Fortify
5 8 (1.31%) RSA enVision
5 8 (1.31%) SCOM
5 8 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.14%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.14%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.14%) WebInspect
7 6 (0.98%) OpenVAS
7 6 (0.98%) OSSEC
7 6 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.82%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.49%) Fluentd
9 3 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.49%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 60 (9.80%) Cisco
2 54 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.68%) Qualys
4 46 (7.52%) Palo Alto
5 39 (6.37%) Fortinet
6 28 (4.58%) CheckPoint
7 27 (4.41%) Sophos
7 27 (4.41%) TippingPoint
8 26 (4.25%) Splunk
9 24 (3.92%) LogRhythm
10 21 (3.43%) FireEye
11 20 (3.27%) ArcSight
12 19 (3.10%) McAfee
13 18 (2.94%) F5
14 17 (2.78%) Symantec
15 16 (2.61%) AlienVault
15 16 (2.61%) HP
16 15 (2.45%) Rapid7
17 13 (2.12%) Juniper
18 11 (1.80%) Okta