Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 585 687 587
Rank change year-on-year +102 -100 +217
Permanent jobs citing CEH 623 531 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% 1.29% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 436 396 603
UK median annual salary £60,000 £53,375 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.41% -11.04% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £47,750
% change year-on-year +22.22% -5.76% -13.18%

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 36,043 41,119 45,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.10% 23.75% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26,360 31,892 36,330
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +130 596 £60,000 +14.29% 57
UK excluding London +136 374 £55,000 +22.22% 40
London +67 240 £67,500 +12.50% 19
South East +69 157 £57,000 +14.00% 12
East of England +94 82 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Midlands +43 56 £60,000 +14.29% 9
West Midlands +58 51 £60,000 +60.00% 4
North of England +16 39 £60,000 +50.00% 4
North West +40 29 £62,500 -10.07% 2
South West +28 28 £53,750 +19.44% 8
Scotland +17 18 £52,500 +87.50% 1
East Midlands +25 11 £60,000 -23.81% 5
Yorkshire +1 9 £52,500 +31.25% 2
North East +11 1 £42,500 +51.79%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 473 (75.92%) CISSP
2 318 (51.04%) Information Security
3 308 (49.44%) Cybersecurity
4 267 (42.86%) SIEM
5 243 (39.00%) CISM
6 234 (37.56%) Firewall
7 217 (34.83%) Cisco Certification
8 207 (33.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 171 (27.45%) GIAC
10 166 (26.65%) Security Operations
11 141 (22.63%) Linux
11 141 (22.63%) Vulnerability Management
12 133 (21.35%) Finance
13 132 (21.19%) Penetration Testing
14 129 (20.71%) Windows
15 122 (19.58%) SANS
16 121 (19.42%) Degree
17 116 (18.62%) Management Information System
17 116 (18.62%) CISA
18 113 (18.14%) SSCP
19 111 (17.82%) OWASP
20 106 (17.01%) CCNA
21 105 (16.85%) Risk Management
22 104 (16.69%) CompTIA Security+
22 104 (16.69%) Security Operations Centre
23 94 (15.09%) Network Security
24 91 (14.61%) GCIH
25 88 (14.13%) TCP/IP
26 87 (13.96%) CheckPoint
27 86 (13.80%) ITIL

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 27 (4.33%) ExpressionEngine
1 27 (4.33%) WordPress
2 18 (2.89%) Apache
3 10 (1.61%) IIS
4 9 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.32%) JBoss
6 2 (0.32%) Jupyter
6 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 58 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (8.35%) IaaS
4 34 (5.46%) SaaS
5 25 (4.01%) PaaS
6 16 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.44%) Office 365
9 4 (0.64%) Akamai
10 3 (0.48%) GitHub
10 3 (0.48%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.32%) Apigee
11 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.32%) Boomi
11 2 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.32%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 234 (37.56%) Firewall
2 94 (15.09%) Network Security
3 88 (14.13%) TCP/IP
4 58 (9.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 55 (8.83%) Internet
6 41 (6.58%) VPN
7 33 (5.30%) HTTP
8 29 (4.65%) DNS
9 25 (4.01%) BGP
9 25 (4.01%) IPsec
10 23 (3.69%) Wireshark
11 21 (3.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (3.37%) EIGRP
12 18 (2.89%) Wireless
13 17 (2.73%) SSL
14 15 (2.41%) Sourcefire
15 12 (1.93%) FTP
15 12 (1.93%) WAN
16 10 (1.61%) SMTP
17 7 (1.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.65%) MongoDB
2 20 (3.21%) Big Data
3 9 (1.44%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.64%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.32%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.32%) HBase
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.32%) MySQL
5 2 (0.32%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.32%) OLAP
5 2 (0.32%) OLTP
5 2 (0.32%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.32%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 20 (3.21%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.12%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.64%) AppScan
3 4 (0.64%) Hudson
4 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.48%) Maven
5 2 (0.32%) Ant
5 2 (0.32%) ER Studio
5 2 (0.32%) ERwin
5 2 (0.32%) Paros
5 2 (0.32%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.16%) WebScarab
General
1 133 (21.35%) Finance
2 60 (9.63%) Retail
3 57 (9.15%) Legal
4 49 (7.87%) Banking
5 39 (6.26%) Publishing
6 28 (4.49%) Law
6 28 (4.49%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.73%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.28%) Marketing
10 7 (1.12%) Electronics
10 7 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.64%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (33.71%) Analyst
2 154 (24.72%) Security Analyst
3 135 (21.67%) Security Engineer
4 53 (8.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 52 (8.35%) Security Manager
6 45 (7.22%) IT Analyst
6 45 (7.22%) IT Security Analyst
7 44 (7.06%) Architect
8 43 (6.90%) IT Engineer
8 43 (6.90%) IT Security Engineer
8 43 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
9 39 (6.26%) Information Analyst
9 39 (6.26%) Information Security Analyst
10 35 (5.62%) Senior Security Analyst
11 32 (5.14%) Incident Manager
12 29 (4.65%) Security Incident Manager
13 28 (4.49%) Head of Security
14 25 (4.01%) Network Engineer
14 25 (4.01%) Security Architect
15 24 (3.85%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.33%) Node.js
2 26 (4.17%) SailPoint
3 19 (3.05%) Regular Expression
4 18 (2.89%) .NET
5 12 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (1.28%) REST
7 7 (1.12%) SAML
8 6 (0.96%) OAuth
9 4 (0.64%) PCRE
10 3 (0.48%) SOAP
11 2 (0.32%) D3.js
11 2 (0.32%) Kafka
11 2 (0.32%) LDAP
11 2 (0.32%) Middleware
11 2 (0.32%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.32%) OpenID
11 2 (0.32%) SPNEGO
11 2 (0.32%) TensorFlow
11 2 (0.32%) Web Services
11 2 (0.32%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (18.62%) Management Information System
2 104 (16.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 61 (9.79%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (8.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 42 (6.74%) Cyberthreat
7 34 (5.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 32 (5.14%) Cyber Defence
9 28 (4.49%) Data Centre
10 26 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
11 25 (4.01%) Cyberattack
12 19 (3.05%) PKI
13 16 (2.57%) CMDB
14 13 (2.09%) Public Cloud
15 12 (1.93%) Cybercrime
16 10 (1.61%) Fintech
16 10 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (1.28%) BYOD
17 8 (1.28%) Social Media
18 7 (1.12%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 141 (22.63%) Linux
2 129 (20.71%) Windows
3 58 (9.31%) Windows Server
4 37 (5.94%) Unix
5 25 (4.01%) Mac OS X
6 23 (3.69%) Kali Linux
7 20 (3.21%) Apple iOS
8 13 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.28%) Debian
10 4 (0.64%) VMS
11 2 (0.32%) CentOS
11 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (51.04%) Information Security
2 308 (49.44%) Cybersecurity
3 267 (42.86%) SIEM
4 166 (26.65%) Security Operations
5 141 (22.63%) Vulnerability Management
6 132 (21.19%) Penetration Testing
7 111 (17.82%) OWASP
8 105 (16.85%) Risk Management
9 86 (13.80%) ITIL
10 84 (13.48%) Threat Intelligence
11 79 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (12.52%) Security Architecture
13 73 (11.72%) Data Protection
14 69 (11.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 65 (10.43%) Computer Science
16 55 (8.83%) Analytics
16 55 (8.83%) Incident Management
16 55 (8.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 52 (8.35%) Ethical Hacking
17 52 (8.35%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (8.03%) Python
2 44 (7.06%) Java
3 40 (6.42%) PowerShell
4 32 (5.14%) C++
5 30 (4.82%) SQL
6 28 (4.49%) C
7 21 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 21 (3.37%) Ruby
8 14 (2.25%) Perl
9 12 (1.93%) C#
9 12 (1.93%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.61%) PHP
11 8 (1.28%) VB
12 6 (0.96%) Ada
13 5 (0.80%) Go
14 3 (0.48%) VBA
15 2 (0.32%) Lua
15 2 (0.32%) R
16 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 473 (75.92%) CISSP
2 243 (39.00%) CISM
3 217 (34.83%) Cisco Certification
4 171 (27.45%) GIAC
5 122 (19.58%) SANS
6 121 (19.42%) Degree
7 116 (18.62%) CISA
8 113 (18.14%) SSCP
9 106 (17.01%) CCNA
10 104 (16.69%) CompTIA Security+
11 91 (14.61%) GCIH
12 82 (13.16%) GCIA
13 79 (12.68%) CCNP
13 79 (12.68%) GSEC
14 76 (12.20%) OSCP
15 71 (11.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 63 (10.11%) Computer Science Degree
17 62 (9.95%) Security Cleared
18 49 (7.87%) CCSP
19 48 (7.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (33.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (10.75%) GDPR
3 51 (8.19%) PCI DSS
4 41 (6.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 35 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (3.53%) GPG13
7 20 (3.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.28%) QA
9 6 (0.96%) COBIT
9 6 (0.96%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.96%) DO-254
9 6 (0.96%) IEC 61508
9 6 (0.96%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (0.96%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.96%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.80%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 4 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.64%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.93%) Snort
4 7 (1.12%) HDFS
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 51 (8.19%) Nessus
2 37 (5.94%) CSIRT
3 33 (5.30%) SCCM
4 23 (3.69%) QRadar
4 23 (3.69%) RSA Security Analytics
4 23 (3.69%) Stealthwatch
5 21 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
6 20 (3.21%) Nmap
7 18 (2.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 16 (2.57%) Nexpose
9 14 (2.25%) IBM BigFix
9 14 (2.25%) WSUS
10 13 (2.09%) OpenVAS
11 10 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.44%) Suricata
13 7 (1.12%) Defensics
14 4 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
15 3 (0.48%) EnCase
15 3 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 2 (0.32%) CASB
Vendors
1 87 (13.96%) CheckPoint
2 83 (13.32%) Cisco
3 65 (10.43%) Splunk
4 55 (8.83%) Symantec
5 50 (8.03%) Qualys
6 48 (7.70%) Microsoft
7 33 (5.30%) Palo Alto
8 30 (4.82%) LogRhythm
9 27 (4.33%) Juniper
10 26 (4.17%) VMware
11 25 (4.01%) McAfee
12 23 (3.69%) Blue Coat
12 23 (3.69%) Citrix
12 23 (3.69%) FireEye
13 19 (3.05%) Apple
13 19 (3.05%) Aveksa
14 17 (2.73%) EMC
15 16 (2.57%) NetApp
16 15 (2.41%) ArcSight
16 15 (2.41%) Sun