EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CEH qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 721 725 1006
Rank change year-on-year +4 +281 -183
Permanent jobs citing CEH 133 164 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.60% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 83 153 198
10th Percentile £48,750 £32,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £42,500 £58,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £62,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +15.38%
75th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £86,438
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,100 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £45,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +37.36% -32.59% +12.50%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

CEH falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 24,332 27,498 48,986
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.45% 33.68% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13,810 13,843 20,213
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.25% +1.04%

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 24 July 2024.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 14 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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +20 129 £75,000 +15.38% 79
London +89 71 £86,000 +32.31% 30
UK excluding London -59 59 £62,500 +37.36% 59
Work from Home +40 50 £66,250 -5.36% 18
South West -13 18 £62,500 -16.67% 5
North of England -3 11 £62,500 +56.25% 15
South East -10 11 £60,000 -20.00% 14
North West +4 10 £75,000 +15.38% 8
East of England -10 9 - - 5
Midlands -14 9 £80,000 +60.00% 12
East Midlands - 5 - - 5
West Midlands -14 4 £80,000 +77.78% 7
Scotland -52 1 £55,000 +9.03% 4
North East - 1 £50,000 - 2

CEH
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.75%) CMS
1 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 45 (33.83%) Azure
2 33 (24.81%) AWS
3 30 (22.56%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (14.29%) GCP
5 18 (13.53%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.75%) AWS KMS
6 1 (0.75%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.75%) Google Workspace
6 1 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 37 (27.82%) Firewall
2 27 (20.30%) Network Security
3 25 (18.80%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.02%) VLAN
5 7 (5.26%) VPN
6 3 (2.26%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.50%) 802.11
7 2 (1.50%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.50%) Internet
7 2 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.50%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.75%) ADSL
8 1 (0.75%) DNS
8 1 (0.75%) HTTP
8 1 (0.75%) Modbus
8 1 (0.75%) SMTP
8 1 (0.75%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Artifactory
1 15 (11.28%) Git
2 3 (2.26%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.50%) Burp Suite
General
1 45 (33.83%) Finance
2 43 (32.33%) Social Skills
3 30 (22.56%) Law
4 21 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (15.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 15 (11.28%) Financial Institution
6 13 (9.77%) Telecoms
7 11 (8.27%) Legal
8 9 (6.77%) Documentation Skills
9 7 (5.26%) Banking
10 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
11 5 (3.76%) Retail
12 3 (2.26%) Aerospace
12 3 (2.26%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (1.50%) Cyber-Physical System
13 2 (1.50%) Electronics
13 2 (1.50%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.75%) Automotive
14 1 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 48 (36.09%) Security Engineer
2 31 (23.31%) Senior
3 29 (21.80%) Analyst
4 26 (19.55%) Senior Security Engineer
5 24 (18.05%) Security Analyst
6 22 (16.54%) Consultant
7 15 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (11.28%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 15 (11.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 12 (9.02%) Security Consultant
10 11 (8.27%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 10 (7.52%) Architect
11 10 (7.52%) IT Consultant
11 10 (7.52%) Solutions Consultant
11 10 (7.52%) Technical Consultant
12 9 (6.77%) Managing Consultant
12 9 (6.77%) Security Architect
13 7 (5.26%) IT Engineer
13 7 (5.26%) ITSM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) web3js
2 2 (1.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.75%) CSS
3 1 (0.75%) HTML
3 1 (0.75%) jQuery
3 1 (0.75%) React
3 1 (0.75%) RESTful
3 1 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.75%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.30%) Management Information System
2 23 (17.29%) Security Posture
3 18 (13.53%) Blockchain
4 16 (12.03%) Cyber Threat
4 16 (12.03%) Operational Technology
5 15 (11.28%) Product Ownership
5 15 (11.28%) Public Cloud
6 6 (4.51%) Cyberattack
7 5 (3.76%) IoT
7 5 (3.76%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (3.01%) Onboarding
8 4 (3.01%) PKI
8 4 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.26%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (2.26%) SCADA
9 3 (2.26%) Web3
10 2 (1.50%) CAN bus
10 2 (1.50%) CSOC
10 2 (1.50%) Cyber Security Posture
11 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.02%) Linux
1 8 (6.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (67.67%) Cybersecurity
2 89 (66.92%) Problem-Solving
3 67 (50.38%) Information Security
4 48 (36.09%) Incident Response
5 44 (33.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 36 (27.07%) Security Architecture
7 35 (26.32%) SIEM
8 29 (21.80%) Risk Management
9 28 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (20.30%) Data Loss Prevention
11 25 (18.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (17.29%) Cloud Security
13 22 (16.54%) Computer Science
14 19 (14.29%) Data Security
14 19 (14.29%) DevOps
15 18 (13.53%) Agile
16 17 (12.78%) Mentoring
17 16 (12.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 16 (12.03%) User Experience
18 15 (11.28%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.32%) Python
2 20 (15.04%) PowerShell
3 15 (11.28%) Bash
4 2 (1.50%) C++
4 2 (1.50%) Java
4 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 108 (81.20%) CISSP
2 49 (36.84%) CISM
3 45 (33.83%) Degree
4 38 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (22.56%) CRISC
6 28 (21.05%) CompTIA Security+
7 27 (20.30%) CISA
7 27 (20.30%) Security Cleared
8 24 (18.05%) OSCP
9 23 (17.29%) CCNP
9 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
10 18 (13.53%) CCNA
11 14 (10.53%) CASP
11 14 (10.53%) GIAC
12 13 (9.77%) CCSP
12 13 (9.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (9.77%) GCIH
13 11 (8.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (8.27%) DBS Check
14 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (21.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (15.04%) GDPR
2 20 (15.04%) NIST
3 14 (10.53%) NCSC
4 12 (9.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (8.27%) PCI DSS
6 10 (7.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (5.26%) HIPAA
7 7 (5.26%) NIST 800
8 3 (2.26%) ISO 31000
8 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (1.50%) GRC
10 1 (0.75%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.75%) QA
10 1 (0.75%) SOC 2
System Software
1 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) CASB
2 5 (3.76%) CSIRT
3 4 (3.01%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.50%) Nessus
4 2 (1.50%) Nmap
5 1 (0.75%) QRadar
5 1 (0.75%) SCCM
5 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.52%) CyberArk
2 10 (7.52%) VMware
3 4 (3.01%) CheckPoint
3 4 (3.01%) Citrix
3 4 (3.01%) iManage
4 3 (2.26%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.26%) Palo Alto
4 3 (2.26%) Rapid7
5 2 (1.50%) Splunk
6 1 (0.75%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.75%) Darktrace
6 1 (0.75%) ESET
6 1 (0.75%) Google
6 1 (0.75%) Meraki
6 1 (0.75%) Netskope
6 1 (0.75%) Progress
6 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow