Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 739 623 761
Rank change year-on-year -116 +138 -146
Permanent jobs citing CEH 346 638 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 1.64% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 245 505 365
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £83,550 £94,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +22.22% -10.00%

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 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 32,821 39,001 43,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.44% 23.59% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 23,835 28,921 33,066
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 15 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 23 September 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 -146 318 £60,000 - 31
UK excluding London -82 221 £55,000 - 33
London -60 117 £70,000 +7.69% 3
East of England +40 53 £60,000 +20.00%
South East -56 53 £55,000 -4.35% 7
North of England +10 44 £60,000 +4.35% 4
Midlands +24 36 £55,000 -3.51% 12
West Midlands +15 28 £55,000 -3.51% 11
North West +26 24 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Yorkshire -8 17 £77,500 +82.35% 2
Scotland +30 16 £30,000 -25.93% 5
South West +7 15 £50,000 -16.67% 5
East Midlands +28 8 £47,500 +28.38% 1
Wales +5 4 £52,000 -13.33%
North East +17 1 £32,500 -44.68%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 266 (76.88%) CISSP
2 228 (65.90%) Information Security
3 177 (51.16%) Cybersecurity
4 151 (43.64%) CISM
5 122 (35.26%) SIEM
6 117 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 115 (33.24%) Firewall
8 104 (30.06%) Penetration Testing
9 86 (24.86%) Security Operations
10 81 (23.41%) Windows
11 74 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
12 72 (20.81%) Linux
12 72 (20.81%) Ethical Hacking
12 72 (20.81%) NIST
13 68 (19.65%) AWS
14 67 (19.36%) Degree
15 66 (19.08%) CISA
16 63 (18.21%) GIAC
17 62 (17.92%) Management Information System
18 59 (17.05%) Secure Coding
18 59 (17.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 54 (15.61%) Security Architecture
20 51 (14.74%) Network Security
21 47 (13.58%) Vulnerability Management
21 47 (13.58%) CompTIA Security+
22 46 (13.29%) Risk Management
23 45 (13.01%) Incident Management
23 45 (13.01%) PCI DSS
24 44 (12.72%) SaaS
24 44 (12.72%) SANS

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 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
1 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.29%) IIS
2 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 68 (19.65%) AWS
2 44 (12.72%) SaaS
3 36 (10.40%) Azure
4 15 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (3.76%) Office 365
6 8 (2.31%) GCP
7 2 (0.58%) G Suite
8 1 (0.29%) AWS IoT
8 1 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.29%) PaaS
8 1 (0.29%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 115 (33.24%) Firewall
2 51 (14.74%) Network Security
3 29 (8.38%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (6.36%) VPN
6 20 (5.78%) WAN
7 19 (5.49%) HTTP
8 17 (4.91%) LAN
9 15 (4.34%) Internet
10 10 (2.89%) SMTP
11 9 (2.60%) Intranet
12 7 (2.02%) DNS
13 4 (1.16%) DHCP
13 4 (1.16%) Wireless
13 4 (1.16%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.87%) Broadband
14 3 (0.87%) IPsec
14 3 (0.87%) VLAN
15 2 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.31%) RDBMS
1 8 (2.31%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.02%) Big Data
3 4 (1.16%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.58%) DB2
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.87%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.58%) AppScan
General
1 39 (11.27%) Finance
2 26 (7.51%) Legal
3 18 (5.20%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.76%) Retail
5 12 (3.47%) Law
6 10 (2.89%) Banking
7 8 (2.31%) Billing
7 8 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.73%) Marketing
9 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.87%) Advertising
10 3 (0.87%) Electronics
10 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.58%) Military
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 86 (24.86%) Analyst
2 78 (22.54%) Security Engineer
3 74 (21.39%) Security Analyst
4 40 (11.56%) Consultant
5 34 (9.83%) Architect
6 32 (9.25%) Security Architect
6 32 (9.25%) Security Consultant
7 27 (7.80%) Information Analyst
7 27 (7.80%) Information Security Analyst
8 21 (6.07%) IT Engineer
9 20 (5.78%) Senior Security Engineer
9 20 (5.78%) SOC Analyst
10 17 (4.91%) IT Security Engineer
10 17 (4.91%) Security Officer
10 17 (4.91%) Security Specialist
11 16 (4.62%) Security Manager
11 16 (4.62%) Tester
12 14 (4.05%) Information Security Consultant
12 14 (4.05%) Penetration Tester
13 13 (3.76%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.87%) OAuth
1 3 (0.87%) OpenID
1 3 (0.87%) SAML
1 3 (0.87%) Web Services
2 2 (0.58%) Java EE
2 2 (0.58%) OAuth2
2 2 (0.58%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 1 (0.29%) Flash
3 1 (0.29%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.29%) REST
3 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.92%) Management Information System
2 34 (9.83%) Cyberthreat
3 33 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (8.38%) Security Operations Centre
5 20 (5.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 16 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (3.47%) Cyberattack
7 12 (3.47%) PKI
8 11 (3.18%) Driving Licence
9 9 (2.60%) CESG
9 9 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.60%) Public Cloud
10 8 (2.31%) PMI
10 8 (2.31%) Social Media
11 7 (2.02%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.45%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.87%) Equities
13 3 (0.87%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.41%) Windows
2 72 (20.81%) Linux
3 10 (2.89%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.45%) Kali Linux
4 5 (1.45%) Unix
5 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (65.90%) Information Security
2 177 (51.16%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (35.26%) SIEM
4 104 (30.06%) Penetration Testing
5 86 (24.86%) Security Operations
6 72 (20.81%) Ethical Hacking
7 59 (17.05%) Secure Coding
7 59 (17.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 54 (15.61%) Security Architecture
9 47 (13.58%) Vulnerability Management
10 46 (13.29%) Risk Management
11 45 (13.01%) Incident Management
12 44 (12.72%) ITIL
13 38 (10.98%) TOGAF
14 36 (10.40%) SABSA
15 34 (9.83%) Computer Science
15 34 (9.83%) DevOps
16 32 (9.25%) Kalman Filter
17 31 (8.96%) OWASP
17 31 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.43%) Java
2 26 (7.51%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.65%) PowerShell
4 19 (5.49%) Python
5 14 (4.05%) Shell Script
5 14 (4.05%) SQL
6 12 (3.47%) TypeScript
7 9 (2.60%) C
8 6 (1.73%) Perl
9 5 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.29%) C#
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 266 (76.88%) CISSP
2 151 (43.64%) CISM
3 74 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (19.36%) Degree
5 66 (19.08%) CISA
6 63 (18.21%) GIAC
7 47 (13.58%) CompTIA Security+
8 44 (12.72%) SANS
9 43 (12.43%) Security Cleared
10 42 (12.14%) OSCP
11 36 (10.40%) GSEC
12 35 (10.12%) CCNA
12 35 (10.12%) SSCP
13 31 (8.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 31 (8.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 31 (8.96%) CREST Certified
14 27 (7.80%) SC Cleared
15 25 (7.23%) CRISC
16 23 (6.65%) CCNP
16 23 (6.65%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (20.81%) NIST
3 45 (13.01%) PCI DSS
4 33 (9.54%) COBIT
5 31 (8.96%) NIST 800
6 25 (7.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 23 (6.65%) GDPR
8 12 (3.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 12 (3.47%) NCSC
9 10 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (1.73%) HIPAA
11 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (1.45%) RMADS
12 3 (0.87%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.87%) QA
13 1 (0.29%) GPG13
13 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.29%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.16%) Docker
4 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.47%) Nessus
2 8 (2.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 7 (2.02%) Nmap
4 6 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.16%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.87%) OpenVAS
6 3 (0.87%) QRadar
7 2 (0.58%) Ansible
7 2 (0.58%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.58%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (12.43%) Qualys
2 35 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.67%) Veracode
4 27 (7.80%) Cisco
5 17 (4.91%) Splunk
6 16 (4.62%) Google
7 13 (3.76%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.89%) VMware
9 9 (2.60%) CA
9 9 (2.60%) CyberArk
9 9 (2.60%) FireEye
9 9 (2.60%) Palo Alto
10 8 (2.31%) Darktrace
10 8 (2.31%) Remedy
11 7 (2.02%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.73%) LogRhythm
13 5 (1.45%) ArcSight
13 5 (1.45%) Symantec
14 4 (1.16%) IBM
14 4 (1.16%) Oracle