Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 684 573 790
Rank change year-on-year -111 +217 +189
Permanent jobs citing CEH 531 730 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 1.63% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 397 586 401
UK median annual salary £53,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.42% +9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £34,500 £35,875 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% +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 40,827 44,777 57,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.54% 25.65% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 31,714 35,555 46,289
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,616 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 -119 480 £52,500 -12.50% 44
UK excluding London -124 274 £45,000 -10.00% 20
London -53 226 £60,000 -7.69% 24
South East -27 124 £50,000 - 11
North of England -9 62 £40,000 -13.98% 4
Yorkshire +24 39 £40,000 - 1
Midlands -43 32 £52,500 +23.53% 1
West Midlands -30 26 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East of England -18 21 £40,000 -20.00% 2
North West -2 19 £69,500 +29.30% 2
South West -40 15 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Scotland -34 11 £28,000 -46.67%
Wales +12 8 £55,000 -8.33%
East Midlands -1 6 £78,750 +75.00%
North East -19 4 £28,000 -37.78% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 454 (85.50%) CISSP
2 287 (54.05%) Information Security
3 198 (37.29%) SIEM
4 194 (36.53%) CISM
5 187 (35.22%) Cybersecurity
6 177 (33.33%) Firewall
7 164 (30.89%) Penetration Testing
8 158 (29.76%) GIAC
9 149 (28.06%) CISA
10 140 (26.37%) Degree
11 137 (25.80%) Security Architecture
12 133 (25.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 112 (21.09%) Linux
14 106 (19.96%) SSCP
15 99 (18.64%) SANS
15 99 (18.64%) Security Operations
16 95 (17.89%) Windows
17 92 (17.33%) Network Security
18 85 (16.01%) Finance
19 83 (15.63%) Management Information System
20 81 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
21 76 (14.31%) Cisco
22 74 (13.94%) Threat Intelligence
23 73 (13.75%) Vulnerability Management
24 71 (13.37%) Ethical Hacking
25 67 (12.62%) Risk Management
25 67 (12.62%) OSCP
26 64 (12.05%) Microsoft
27 63 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
28 62 (11.68%) OWASP

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 13 (2.45%) Apache
1 13 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.26%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.20%) Office 365
3 7 (1.32%) IaaS
3 7 (1.32%) Mimecast
3 7 (1.32%) SaaS
4 6 (1.13%) PaaS
5 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 177 (33.33%) Firewall
2 92 (17.33%) Network Security
3 58 (10.92%) TCP/IP
4 50 (9.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 32 (6.03%) VPN
6 28 (5.27%) Internet
7 20 (3.77%) VoIP
7 20 (3.77%) Wireless
8 19 (3.58%) LAN
9 17 (3.20%) WAN
10 16 (3.01%) IPsec
11 15 (2.82%) HTTP
12 14 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.69%) DNS
14 8 (1.51%) Multicast
15 6 (1.13%) Cisco ISE
15 6 (1.13%) EIGRP
15 6 (1.13%) OpenVPN
15 6 (1.13%) OSPF
15 6 (1.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.58%) Big Data
2 12 (2.26%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) GIS
5 1 (0.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (2.64%) Metasploit
2 6 (1.13%) AppScan
3 5 (0.94%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.75%) Paros
5 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.38%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) Xcode
General
1 85 (16.01%) Finance
2 31 (5.84%) Legal
3 27 (5.08%) Law
4 16 (3.01%) Banking
5 14 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.13%) Publishing
6 6 (1.13%) Retail
7 4 (0.75%) Marketing
8 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.56%) Games
8 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 2 (0.38%) Back Office
9 2 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 149 (28.06%) Analyst
2 117 (22.03%) Security Analyst
3 94 (17.70%) Security Engineer
4 66 (12.43%) Tester
5 51 (9.60%) Consultant
6 50 (9.42%) Penetration Tester
7 48 (9.04%) Security Consultant
8 47 (8.85%) Architect
8 47 (8.85%) Security Architect
9 42 (7.91%) Information Analyst
9 42 (7.91%) Information Security Analyst
10 28 (5.27%) Network Engineer
11 27 (5.08%) IT Analyst
11 27 (5.08%) IT Security Analyst
11 27 (5.08%) Security Manager
12 26 (4.90%) Network Security Engineer
13 23 (4.33%) Security Officer
14 20 (3.77%) SOC Analyst
15 19 (3.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
16 16 (3.01%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.82%) .NET
2 14 (2.64%) Web Services
3 12 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (2.26%) PCRE
3 12 (2.26%) Regular Expression
4 10 (1.88%) REST
5 9 (1.69%) HTML
6 7 (1.32%) OAuth
6 7 (1.32%) OpenID
6 7 (1.32%) SAML
6 7 (1.32%) SOAP
6 7 (1.32%) XML
7 5 (0.94%) Middleware
7 5 (0.94%) RESTful
8 4 (0.75%) CGI
8 4 (0.75%) J2EE
8 4 (0.75%) Spring
8 4 (0.75%) Spring Security
9 3 (0.56%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 83 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 60 (11.30%) Computer Science
3 54 (10.17%) Cyberthreat
4 49 (9.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 45 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (6.21%) PKI
7 32 (6.03%) Mobile App
8 24 (4.52%) Data Centre
9 20 (3.77%) Mainframe
10 12 (2.26%) CESG
11 11 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.88%) BYOD
13 9 (1.69%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.69%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
15 6 (1.13%) CMDB
15 6 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (1.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 112 (21.09%) Linux
2 95 (17.89%) Windows
3 49 (9.23%) Unix
4 17 (3.20%) Kali Linux
5 11 (2.07%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.69%) Android
7 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.13%) CentOS
8 6 (1.13%) Debian
8 6 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.94%) VMS
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (54.05%) Information Security
2 198 (37.29%) SIEM
3 187 (35.22%) Cybersecurity
4 164 (30.89%) Penetration Testing
5 137 (25.80%) Security Architecture
6 99 (18.64%) Security Operations
7 74 (13.94%) Threat Intelligence
8 73 (13.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 71 (13.37%) Ethical Hacking
10 67 (12.62%) Risk Management
11 63 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (11.68%) OWASP
13 60 (11.30%) Incident Management
13 60 (11.30%) ITIL
13 60 (11.30%) Security Testing
13 60 (11.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 59 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 50 (9.42%) Analytics
15 50 (9.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 48 (9.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.04%) Python
2 27 (5.08%) Ruby
3 23 (4.33%) Bash Shell
4 22 (4.14%) Java
5 18 (3.39%) Perl
6 15 (2.82%) C++
7 14 (2.64%) SQL
8 13 (2.45%) JavaScript
9 11 (2.07%) C#
10 9 (1.69%) PHP
11 8 (1.51%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.13%) C
13 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.19%) Go
15 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 454 (85.50%) CISSP
2 194 (36.53%) CISM
3 158 (29.76%) GIAC
4 149 (28.06%) CISA
5 140 (26.37%) Degree
6 106 (19.96%) SSCP
7 99 (18.64%) SANS
8 81 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
9 67 (12.62%) OSCP
10 57 (10.73%) CCNP
10 57 (10.73%) CompTIA Security+
11 56 (10.55%) Security Cleared
12 49 (9.23%) GCIH
13 40 (7.53%) CCNA
14 38 (7.16%) CREST Certified
15 35 (6.59%) Computer Science Degree
16 31 (5.84%) SC Cleared
17 25 (4.71%) CRISC
18 23 (4.33%) MCSE
18 23 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (25.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (9.23%) PCI DSS
3 24 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 21 (3.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (3.95%) GPG13
5 20 (3.77%) GDPR
6 19 (3.58%) COBIT
7 9 (1.69%) NIST 800
8 5 (0.94%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.38%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.38%) RMADS
11 1 (0.19%) BS7799
11 1 (0.19%) IASME
11 1 (0.19%) QA
11 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (7.34%) Snort
2 34 (6.40%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.26%) HDFS
5 8 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.13%) pfSense
7 4 (0.75%) vSphere
8 2 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (5.27%) Nessus
2 16 (3.01%) Suricata
3 11 (2.07%) FortiGate
4 8 (1.51%) Nmap
5 7 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.32%) QRadar
5 7 (1.32%) RSA enVision
5 7 (1.32%) SCOM
5 7 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.13%) CSIRT
6 6 (1.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.13%) OpenVAS
6 6 (1.13%) OSSEC
7 5 (0.94%) Nagios
7 5 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.75%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.75%) Nexpose
8 4 (0.75%) WebInspect
8 4 (0.75%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.56%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 76 (14.31%) Cisco
2 64 (12.05%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.59%) Palo Alto
4 33 (6.21%) CheckPoint
5 30 (5.65%) Sourcefire
6 27 (5.08%) Sophos
7 23 (4.33%) Fortinet
8 22 (4.14%) Qualys
9 21 (3.95%) Splunk
10 18 (3.39%) LogRhythm
10 18 (3.39%) McAfee
11 17 (3.20%) FireEye
11 17 (3.20%) TippingPoint
12 14 (2.64%) Symantec
12 14 (2.64%) VMware
13 13 (2.45%) AlienVault
14 11 (2.07%) ArcSight
14 11 (2.07%) HP
15 10 (1.88%) Juniper
16 9 (1.69%) F5