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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 650 607 777
Rank change year-on-year -43 +170  
Permanent jobs citing CEH 234 331 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.26% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 184 260 157
Median salary £55,000 £56,250 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +8.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,150 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21636 26299 30474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 26.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16864 21248 24174
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CEH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 222 £55,000 -4.34% 27
London +14 117 £61,500 -8.88% 8
South East -5 52 £45,000 -12.19% 12
West Yorkshire +31 20 £75,000 +66.66% 1
Yorkshire +18 20 £75,000 +66.66% 1
Berkshire +21 19 £45,000 -14.28% 4
City of London +30 17 £56,000 -10.40%
Oxfordshire +12 15 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Leeds +19 14 £65,000 +44.44% 1
North West -31 11 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East of England -16 10 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Manchester -17 10 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Hertfordshire -12 9 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Bracknell +32 8 £65,000 +62.50% 3
Hampshire +17 7 £75,000 +20.00% 2
East Sussex - 7 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -5 6 - -
Reading +25 5 £75,000 +87.50% 1
Oxford +8 5 £47,500 - 1
St Albans +3 5 £47,500 +11.76%
Nottingham - 5 £35,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 £41,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
South Wales +21 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Cardiff +14 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Scotland +14 3 £40,000 -42.85% 1
Warwickshire +13 3 - -
Wales +12 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Warwick - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 343 (70.29%) CISSP
2 279 (57.17%) Information Security
3 185 (37.91%) CISM
4 173 (35.45%) Cybersecurity
5 169 (34.63%) Firewall
6 163 (33.40%) Windows
7 149 (30.53%) SIEM
8 140 (28.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 133 (27.25%) Security Operations
10 125 (25.61%) Finance
11 119 (24.39%) Risk Management
12 113 (23.16%) Network Security
13 112 (22.95%) Linux
14 109 (22.34%) GIAC
14 109 (22.34%) SANS
15 106 (21.72%) CISA
16 104 (21.31%) Penetration Testing
17 93 (19.06%) Management Information System
18 91 (18.65%) Ethical Hacking
19 90 (18.44%) PCI DSS
20 89 (18.24%) Security Cleared
21 88 (18.03%) Degree
21 88 (18.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 87 (17.83%) Incident Management
23 73 (14.96%) Vulnerability Management
24 72 (14.75%) Nessus
25 67 (13.73%) OSCP
26 65 (13.32%) SC Cleared
26 65 (13.32%) Intrusion Detection
27 64 (13.11%) 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 19 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.66%) IIS
4 12 (2.46%) Apache
5 9 (1.84%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.82%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.92%) SaaS
2 17 (3.48%) Office 365
3 16 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.02%) IaaS
7 2 (0.41%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.20%) GitHub
8 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 169 (34.63%) Firewall
2 113 (23.16%) Network Security
3 65 (13.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (7.79%) TCP/IP
5 33 (6.76%) Wireless
6 30 (6.15%) DNS
7 28 (5.74%) VPN
8 24 (4.92%) Internet
9 19 (3.89%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (3.69%) HTTP
10 18 (3.69%) IPsec
11 17 (3.48%) LAN
11 17 (3.48%) SSL
11 17 (3.48%) WAN
12 15 (3.07%) DHCP
13 13 (2.66%) Wireshark
14 12 (2.46%) Wireless Security
15 11 (2.25%) BGP
15 11 (2.25%) EIGRP
15 11 (2.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.66%) Big Data
3 10 (2.05%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.82%) ZAP BI
5 3 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.61%) MySQL
6 2 (0.41%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.20%) GIS
7 1 (0.20%) Maltego
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (7.38%) Metasploit
2 24 (4.92%) Burp Suite
3 15 (3.07%) AppScan
3 15 (3.07%) Paros
4 12 (2.46%) WebScarab
5 6 (1.23%) Fiddler
5 6 (1.23%) JIRA
6 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 125 (25.61%) Finance
2 16 (3.28%) Banking
2 16 (3.28%) Legal
3 14 (2.87%) Military
3 14 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.66%) Law
5 11 (2.25%) Retail
6 8 (1.64%) Marketing
6 8 (1.64%) Publishing
7 7 (1.43%) Games
7 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.02%) German Language
9 4 (0.82%) French Language
9 4 (0.82%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.61%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.41%) Automotive
11 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (38.52%) Analyst
2 127 (26.02%) Security Analyst
3 77 (15.78%) Consultant
4 71 (14.55%) Security Consultant
5 49 (10.04%) Information Analyst
5 49 (10.04%) Information Security Analyst
6 47 (9.63%) Security Engineer
7 44 (9.02%) Security Manager
8 41 (8.40%) SOC Analyst
9 36 (7.38%) Tester
10 35 (7.17%) Penetration Tester
11 32 (6.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 25 (5.12%) Architect
13 24 (4.92%) SIEM Analyst
14 23 (4.71%) IT Analyst
14 23 (4.71%) IT Security Analyst
14 23 (4.71%) Monitoring Analyst
15 22 (4.51%) Security Architect
16 20 (4.10%) Network Analyst
16 20 (4.10%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.51%) Web Services
2 16 (3.28%) HTML
3 12 (2.46%) Regular Expression
4 9 (1.84%) .NET
5 7 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (1.43%) ZeroMQ
6 6 (1.23%) JSON
7 3 (0.61%) PCRE
7 3 (0.61%) XML
8 2 (0.41%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.41%) CGI
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.20%) HTML5
9 1 (0.20%) LAMP
9 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.06%) Management Information System
2 60 (12.30%) Security Operations Centre
3 46 (9.43%) Computer Science
4 34 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.71%) Cyber Attack
6 21 (4.30%) Mobile App
7 17 (3.48%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (3.48%) PKI
8 14 (2.87%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (2.66%) Cybercrime
9 13 (2.66%) Driving Licence
10 12 (2.46%) CESG
10 12 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (2.25%) SCADA
12 10 (2.05%) Data Centre
13 9 (1.84%) Clustering
14 8 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (1.64%) NHS
15 5 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 163 (33.40%) Windows
2 112 (22.95%) Linux
3 61 (12.50%) Unix
4 40 (8.20%) Windows Server
5 28 (5.74%) Kali Linux
6 20 (4.10%) CentOS
7 18 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.84%) Android
10 7 (1.43%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.43%) Mac OS
10 7 (1.43%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.02%) Debian
12 5 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.82%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.41%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.41%) HPUX
14 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (57.17%) Information Security
2 173 (35.45%) Cybersecurity
3 149 (30.53%) SIEM
4 133 (27.25%) Security Operations
5 119 (24.39%) Risk Management
6 104 (21.31%) Penetration Testing
7 91 (18.65%) Ethical Hacking
8 88 (18.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 87 (17.83%) Incident Management
10 73 (14.96%) Vulnerability Management
11 64 (13.11%) ITIL
12 60 (12.30%) Security Monitoring
13 58 (11.89%) Security Testing
14 52 (10.66%) Kalman Filter
14 52 (10.66%) OWASP
15 49 (10.04%) Malware Analysis
16 44 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 40 (8.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 37 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
19 36 (7.38%) Attack Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.02%) Java
2 40 (8.20%) Python
3 37 (7.58%) SQL
4 31 (6.35%) C
5 27 (5.53%) Bash Shell
6 26 (5.33%) C++
7 24 (4.92%) Ruby
8 23 (4.71%) Perl
9 18 (3.69%) C#
9 18 (3.69%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.07%) JavaScript
11 11 (2.25%) PHP
12 5 (1.02%) C-shell
12 5 (1.02%) Korn
13 3 (0.61%) Ada
13 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.20%) VB
14 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 343 (70.29%) CISSP
2 185 (37.91%) CISM
3 109 (22.34%) GIAC
3 109 (22.34%) SANS
4 106 (21.72%) CISA
5 89 (18.24%) Security Cleared
6 88 (18.03%) Degree
7 67 (13.73%) OSCP
8 65 (13.32%) SC Cleared
9 61 (12.50%) GCIA
9 61 (12.50%) GCIH
10 56 (11.48%) CREST Certified
11 52 (10.66%) CompTIA Security+
11 52 (10.66%) GSEC
11 52 (10.66%) Security+ Certification
12 44 (9.02%) Cisco Certification
13 43 (8.81%) CLAS
13 43 (8.81%) SSCP
14 38 (7.79%) CCNA
15 35 (7.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (28.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (18.44%) PCI DSS
3 35 (7.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (3.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 12 (2.46%) ISO 9001
6 11 (2.25%) GDPR
7 10 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (1.43%) DO-178B
8 7 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.23%) COBIT
9 6 (1.23%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.82%) DO-254
11 3 (0.61%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.61%) QA
12 2 (0.41%) GPG13
12 2 (0.41%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.41%) SLA
13 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.56%) Snort
3 9 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.02%) pfSense
5 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.82%) Samba
6 3 (0.61%) HDFS
7 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.20%) Docker
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (14.75%) Nessus
2 35 (7.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 24 (4.92%) Nmap
4 19 (3.89%) EnCase
5 15 (3.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 13 (2.66%) Nexpose
7 10 (2.05%) QRadar
8 9 (1.84%) CSIRT
8 9 (1.84%) Kibana
9 7 (1.43%) FortiGate
9 7 (1.43%) Grafana
9 7 (1.43%) logstash
10 6 (1.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 5 (1.02%) Defensics
11 5 (1.02%) OpenVAS
11 5 (1.02%) SCCM
12 4 (0.82%) Endace
12 4 (0.82%) FTK
12 4 (0.82%) RSA enVision
12 4 (0.82%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 61 (12.50%) Cisco
2 48 (9.84%) LogRhythm
3 35 (7.17%) Palo Alto
4 34 (6.97%) AlienVault
5 32 (6.56%) Microsoft
6 30 (6.15%) Splunk
7 29 (5.94%) CheckPoint
7 29 (5.94%) Sophos
8 27 (5.53%) Qualys
9 19 (3.89%) McAfee
10 18 (3.69%) Juniper
11 16 (3.28%) VMware
12 15 (3.07%) ArcSight
12 15 (3.07%) Symantec
13 14 (2.87%) CyberArk
14 13 (2.66%) Fortinet
14 13 (2.66%) IBM
14 13 (2.66%) Rapid7
14 13 (2.66%) ServiceNow
15 10 (2.05%) LogLogic
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
United Kingdom
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Salary: Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: c£60'000
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits on Application!
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great benefits - see below.
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Hastings, Sussex
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: + Excellent benefits & training
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, Bonus, pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £42-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: Competitive + car allowance or company car
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dep on skills, knowledge & exp + exc benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, certification
Posted: 13 days ago
North West London
Win Technologies
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 24 days ago