Period
to 20 October 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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 750 578 856
Rank change year-on-year -172 +278 +114
Permanent jobs citing CEH 470 811 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.42% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 1.61% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 356 662 379
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,250 £36,250 £38,600
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,375 £72,620
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76% +17.98%

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 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 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 October 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 -159 445 £54,000 -10.00% 16
UK excluding London -148 231 £45,000 -10.00% 8
London -48 224 £60,000 -7.69% 9
South East -62 116 £45,000 -10.00% 4
North of England -7 51 £47,500 -10.38%
Yorkshire +24 28 £45,000 -18.18%
Midlands +4 26 £43,750 +0.57%
East of England -25 23 £43,675 -8.05% 2
West Midlands -3 20 £40,250 +0.63%
North West -13 19 £47,500 -15.18%
East Midlands +28 6 £67,500 +3.85%
Wales +19 5 £75,000 +25.00%
South West -27 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North East +15 4 £28,000 -37.78%
Scotland -9 4 £41,250 -21.43% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 374 (79.57%) CISSP
2 291 (61.91%) Information Security
3 228 (48.51%) CISM
4 192 (40.85%) Firewall
5 180 (38.30%) SIEM
6 164 (34.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 152 (32.34%) Cybersecurity
8 148 (31.49%) CISA
9 140 (29.79%) Penetration Testing
10 123 (26.17%) Degree
11 121 (25.74%) Network Security
12 119 (25.32%) Windows
13 112 (23.83%) Security Architecture
14 111 (23.62%) GIAC
15 101 (21.49%) Security Operations
16 92 (19.57%) Linux
17 88 (18.72%) PCI DSS
18 87 (18.51%) Cisco
18 87 (18.51%) Cisco Certification
18 87 (18.51%) Finance
19 83 (17.66%) Management Information System
20 79 (16.81%) Ethical Hacking
21 78 (16.60%) Risk Management
22 74 (15.74%) Computer Science
23 73 (15.53%) OWASP
24 71 (15.11%) ITIL
25 68 (14.47%) Vulnerability Management
26 66 (14.04%) SSCP
27 65 (13.83%) TCP/IP
28 63 (13.40%) 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 6 (1.28%) IIS
2 5 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.53%) SaaS
2 23 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.62%) Office 365
4 12 (2.55%) IaaS
4 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.49%) PaaS
6 6 (1.28%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 192 (40.85%) Firewall
2 121 (25.74%) Network Security
3 65 (13.83%) TCP/IP
4 39 (8.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 32 (6.81%) Wireless
6 31 (6.60%) Internet
7 29 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (5.53%) VPN
9 25 (5.32%) DNS
10 24 (5.11%) VoIP
11 23 (4.89%) IPsec
12 22 (4.68%) LAN
13 21 (4.47%) WAN
14 15 (3.19%) DHCP
14 15 (3.19%) HTTP
15 13 (2.77%) BGP
15 13 (2.77%) EIGRP
15 13 (2.77%) OSPF
16 11 (2.34%) SSL
17 9 (1.91%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.43%) MySQL
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.21%) Big Data
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (6.81%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.70%) AppScan
2 8 (1.70%) Paros
3 5 (1.06%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.64%) WebScarab
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 87 (18.51%) Finance
2 21 (4.47%) Legal
3 20 (4.26%) Law
4 16 (3.40%) Retail
5 15 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.13%) Banking
7 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.49%) Publishing
8 6 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.28%) Marketing
9 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.64%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (31.28%) Analyst
2 114 (24.26%) Security Analyst
3 70 (14.89%) Consultant
3 70 (14.89%) Security Engineer
4 68 (14.47%) Security Consultant
5 46 (9.79%) Information Analyst
5 46 (9.79%) Information Security Analyst
6 43 (9.15%) Tester
7 41 (8.72%) Architect
7 41 (8.72%) Security Architect
8 39 (8.30%) Penetration Tester
9 25 (5.32%) Security Manager
10 23 (4.89%) SOC Analyst
11 21 (4.47%) Network Security Analyst
11 21 (4.47%) Security Specialist
12 20 (4.26%) Network Analyst
12 20 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
12 20 (4.26%) Senior Security Consultant
13 19 (4.04%) CISSP Consultant
13 19 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.74%) Web Services
2 14 (2.98%) .NET
3 13 (2.77%) HTML
4 10 (2.13%) XML
5 8 (1.70%) REST
6 6 (1.28%) OAuth
6 6 (1.28%) OpenID
6 6 (1.28%) SAML
6 6 (1.28%) SOAP
7 5 (1.06%) CGI
7 5 (1.06%) JSON
7 5 (1.06%) RESTful
8 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.85%) HTML5
9 3 (0.64%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.64%) ModSecurity
10 2 (0.43%) J2EE
10 2 (0.43%) Spring
10 2 (0.43%) Spring Security
11 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (17.66%) Management Information System
2 74 (15.74%) Computer Science
3 46 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (8.51%) Cyberthreat
4 40 (8.51%) PKI
5 26 (5.53%) Mobile App
6 24 (5.11%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (4.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 21 (4.47%) CESG
9 18 (3.83%) Data Centre
10 15 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (2.34%) Clustering
12 10 (2.13%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.91%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.91%) Data Structures
14 6 (1.28%) BYOD
14 6 (1.28%) CMDB
14 6 (1.28%) NHS
15 5 (1.06%) Cyber Attack
15 5 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 119 (25.32%) Windows
2 92 (19.57%) Linux
3 33 (7.02%) Unix
4 32 (6.81%) Kali Linux
5 24 (5.11%) Windows Server
6 11 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.13%) Android
8 8 (1.70%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.06%) CentOS
11 5 (1.06%) Debian
11 5 (1.06%) VMS
12 3 (0.64%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.21%) HPUX
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (61.91%) Information Security
2 180 (38.30%) SIEM
3 152 (32.34%) Cybersecurity
4 140 (29.79%) Penetration Testing
5 112 (23.83%) Security Architecture
6 101 (21.49%) Security Operations
7 79 (16.81%) Ethical Hacking
8 78 (16.60%) Risk Management
9 73 (15.53%) OWASP
10 71 (15.11%) ITIL
11 68 (14.47%) Vulnerability Management
12 63 (13.40%) Security Testing
13 55 (11.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 53 (11.28%) Kalman Filter
15 49 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (10.43%) Project Management
16 47 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (8.94%) Security Monitoring
18 39 (8.30%) Continuous Improvement
19 38 (8.09%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.81%) Python
2 28 (5.96%) Java
3 27 (5.74%) SQL
4 23 (4.89%) Perl
4 23 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 14 (2.98%) C++
6 11 (2.34%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.91%) C#
7 9 (1.91%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.91%) Ruby
8 8 (1.70%) C
8 8 (1.70%) PHP
9 5 (1.06%) C-shell
9 5 (1.06%) Korn
10 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.85%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.64%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 374 (79.57%) CISSP
2 228 (48.51%) CISM
3 148 (31.49%) CISA
4 123 (26.17%) Degree
5 111 (23.62%) GIAC
6 87 (18.51%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (14.04%) SSCP
8 62 (13.19%) CCNA
9 54 (11.49%) Security Cleared
10 53 (11.28%) CompTIA Security+
10 53 (11.28%) Security+ Certification
11 50 (10.64%) SANS
12 49 (10.43%) CREST Certified
13 47 (10.00%) CCNP
14 45 (9.57%) GSEC
15 43 (9.15%) OSCP
16 42 (8.94%) SC Cleared
17 40 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
18 34 (7.23%) GCIH
19 28 (5.96%) CASP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (34.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (18.72%) PCI DSS
3 39 (8.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 19 (4.04%) ISO 9001
5 15 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (2.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 14 (2.98%) GDPR
7 11 (2.34%) COBIT
8 9 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (1.70%) NIST 800
10 6 (1.28%) GPG13
11 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.43%) RMADS
12 1 (0.21%) BS7799
12 1 (0.21%) IASME
12 1 (0.21%) QA
12 1 (0.21%) SLA
12 1 (0.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 61 (12.98%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.47%) Snort
3 16 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.06%) pfSense
5 4 (0.85%) vSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 54 (11.49%) Nessus
2 27 (5.74%) Nmap
3 17 (3.62%) EnCase
3 17 (3.62%) Nexpose
4 14 (2.98%) Suricata
5 11 (2.34%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.13%) CSIRT
7 8 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.28%) WebInspect
9 5 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.06%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.85%) Nagios
10 4 (0.85%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.43%) QRadar
11 2 (0.43%) RSA enVision
11 2 (0.43%) SCOM
11 2 (0.43%) Snorby
11 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 87 (18.51%) Cisco
2 45 (9.57%) CheckPoint
3 34 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.23%) Palo Alto
4 29 (6.17%) LogRhythm
5 27 (5.74%) Qualys
6 22 (4.68%) Sophos
6 22 (4.68%) Splunk
6 22 (4.68%) Symantec
7 17 (3.62%) Rapid7
8 16 (3.40%) VMware
9 15 (3.19%) CyberArk
10 14 (2.98%) AlienVault
10 14 (2.98%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.13%) Citrix
12 8 (1.70%) Juniper
12 8 (1.70%) McAfee
13 7 (1.49%) Oracle
13 7 (1.49%) Sun
14 6 (1.28%) NetApp