Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 600 742 629
Rank change year-on-year +142 -113 +149
Permanent jobs citing CEH 94 361 653
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 1.09% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 84 303 538
Median annual salary £57,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,050 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £81,250 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,144 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.72% - +22.22%

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 11,159 33,216 39,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 23.46% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,165 24,103 29,515
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.39%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020. 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 +118 86 £56,500 -5.83% 25
UK excluding London +166 69 £58,144 +5.72% 21
South East +183 26 £60,000 +9.09% 2
London +153 24 £52,500 -22.22% 7
Midlands +129 20 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands +111 19 £55,000 - 1
North of England +155 8 £60,000 - 3
North West +115 7 £59,500 -0.83% 2
Work from Home +19 6 £51,250 -21.15% 2
South West +121 5 £65,000 +30.00% 5
Scotland +92 3 £62,500 +108.33% 2
East of England +84 3 £41,000 -31.67% 6
Wales +48 2 £38,500 -25.96%
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire +128 1 £60,000 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +84 1 £72,500 +52.63% 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 68 (72.34%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (67.02%) Information Security
3 58 (61.70%) CISSP
4 38 (40.43%) Firewall
4 38 (40.43%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (37.23%) Degree
6 31 (32.98%) CISM
7 28 (29.79%) Ethical Hacking
7 28 (29.79%) OSCP
8 26 (27.66%) Risk Management
9 24 (25.53%) SIEM
9 24 (25.53%) CompTIA Security+
10 22 (23.40%) Security Operations
10 22 (23.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (21.28%) Management Information System
12 17 (18.09%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (17.02%) Security Testing
13 16 (17.02%) Finance
14 15 (15.96%) CISA
14 15 (15.96%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (14.89%) Network Security
15 14 (14.89%) AWS
15 14 (14.89%) GCIA
16 13 (13.83%) GCIH
16 13 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
16 13 (13.83%) PCI DSS
16 13 (13.83%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (12.77%) Security Monitoring
17 12 (12.77%) CREST Certified

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 1 (1.06%) Drupal
1 1 (1.06%) Joomla!
1 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.89%) AWS
2 12 (12.77%) Azure
3 8 (8.51%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.26%) GCP
5 3 (3.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.43%) Firewall
2 14 (14.89%) Network Security
3 11 (11.70%) WAN
4 10 (10.64%) LAN
5 8 (8.51%) Wireless
6 7 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (7.45%) VPN
6 7 (7.45%) Wireless Security
7 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.32%) HTTP
9 4 (4.26%) DNS
10 2 (2.13%) Internet
10 2 (2.13%) SSL
11 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Burp Suite
1 8 (8.51%) JIRA
1 8 (8.51%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Law
3 5 (5.32%) Legal
4 4 (4.26%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.06%) Automotive
6 1 (1.06%) French Language
6 1 (1.06%) German Language
6 1 (1.06%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.06%) Military
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Analyst
2 18 (19.15%) Security Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Security Manager
4 13 (13.83%) Operational Security Manager
4 13 (13.83%) Operations Manager
4 13 (13.83%) Penetration Tester
4 13 (13.83%) Security Operations Manager
4 13 (13.83%) Tester
5 11 (11.70%) Information Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Information Security Analyst
6 10 (10.64%) Consultant
7 9 (9.57%) SOC Manager
8 8 (8.51%) Security Engineer
9 7 (7.45%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 7 (7.45%) Security Consultant
9 7 (7.45%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 7 (7.45%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 4 (4.26%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.13%) ModSecurity
2 2 (2.13%) REST
2 2 (2.13%) SOAP
2 2 (2.13%) XML
3 1 (1.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.06%) Django
3 1 (1.06%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.06%) Middleware
3 1 (1.06%) React
3 1 (1.06%) React Native
3 1 (1.06%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.28%) Management Information System
2 12 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (9.57%) Cyberattack
4 7 (7.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (7.45%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.45%) PKI
5 6 (6.38%) BYOD
6 4 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.19%) Social Media
8 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.06%) FMCG
9 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Kali Linux
2 4 (4.26%) Linux
2 4 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.06%) Android
3 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.06%) Unix
3 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (72.34%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (67.02%) Information Security
3 38 (40.43%) Penetration Testing
4 28 (29.79%) Ethical Hacking
5 26 (27.66%) Risk Management
6 24 (25.53%) SIEM
7 22 (23.40%) Security Operations
8 17 (18.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (17.02%) Security Testing
10 15 (15.96%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (12.77%) Computer Science
11 12 (12.77%) Security Monitoring
12 11 (11.70%) OWASP
12 11 (11.70%) Security Architecture
13 10 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (10.64%) Regulatory Compliance
14 9 (9.57%) Business Continuity
14 9 (9.57%) Identity Access Management
14 9 (9.57%) Validation
15 8 (8.51%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) SQL
2 7 (7.45%) Python
3 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.19%) Ruby
5 2 (2.13%) Java
5 2 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (1.06%) C
6 1 (1.06%) C#
6 1 (1.06%) PHP
6 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (61.70%) CISSP
2 35 (37.23%) Degree
3 31 (32.98%) CISM
4 28 (29.79%) OSCP
5 24 (25.53%) CompTIA Security+
6 15 (15.96%) CISA
7 14 (14.89%) GCIA
8 13 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (13.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (13.83%) GCIH
8 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
9 12 (12.77%) CREST Certified
9 12 (12.77%) GIAC
10 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
11 10 (10.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (9.57%) MCSE
13 8 (8.51%) CCSP
14 7 (7.45%) GPEN
14 7 (7.45%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (13.83%) PCI DSS
3 11 (11.70%) GDPR
3 11 (11.70%) NCSC
4 10 (10.64%) NIST
5 8 (8.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (6.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (5.32%) ISO 22301
7 5 (5.32%) ISO 31000
7 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (3.19%) QA
9 1 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.19%) Docker
4 1 (1.06%) Snort
4 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (4.26%) CSIRT
3 3 (3.19%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.19%) QRadar
3 3 (3.19%) Terraform
4 2 (2.13%) HP ALM
4 2 (2.13%) HP Fortify
4 2 (2.13%) Nessus
4 2 (2.13%) WebInspect
5 1 (1.06%) cPanel
5 1 (1.06%) Graylog
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) Cisco
2 9 (9.57%) LogRhythm
2 9 (9.57%) Splunk
3 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.45%) VMware
4 2 (2.13%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.13%) Black Duck
4 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.13%) HP
4 2 (2.13%) Juniper
4 2 (2.13%) Micro Focus
4 2 (2.13%) Qualys
4 2 (2.13%) Sonatype
4 2 (2.13%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.06%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (1.06%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.06%) Darktrace
5 1 (1.06%) F5
5 1 (1.06%) Palo Alto