Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 700 684 656
Rank change year-on-year -16 -28 +5
Permanent jobs citing CEH 209 243 517
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.16% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 149 203 365
10th Percentile £39,750 £39,250 £38,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £58,144 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.11% -3.09% +4.35%
75th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,500 £83,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%

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 19,331 20,895 35,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.36% 21.46% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,355 15,729 25,961
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -6 188 £60,000 +3.19% 22
UK excluding London +11 134 £55,000 - 19
London +37 66 £69,000 -1.43% 6
Work from Home -141 37 £62,500 +56.25% 4
East of England +58 34 £77,500 +29.17% 4
South East +12 32 £55,000 -8.33% 6
North of England -11 25 £52,250 -5.00% 3
North West +30 21 £54,000 -1.98% 2
South West -15 20 £54,000 +13.68%
Scotland -1 14 £38,000 -10.59% 1
Midlands -47 8 £75,000 +36.36% 3
West Midlands -42 7 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Yorkshire -27 2 £52,500 -4.55% 1
North East - 2 £45,000 -
Wales +23 1 £30,000 -36.84% 2

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 149 (71.29%) Cybersecurity
2 126 (60.29%) CISSP
3 89 (42.58%) CISM
4 88 (42.11%) Information Security
5 63 (30.14%) Firewall
6 60 (28.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 59 (28.23%) Social Skills
8 56 (26.79%) Penetration Testing
8 56 (26.79%) SIEM
9 55 (26.32%) OSCP
10 53 (25.36%) CompTIA Security+
11 52 (24.88%) Security Operations
12 51 (24.40%) Ethical Hacking
12 51 (24.40%) Azure
12 51 (24.40%) Cisco Certification
13 48 (22.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 47 (22.49%) Linux
15 44 (21.05%) Finance
16 43 (20.57%) Management Information System
16 43 (20.57%) Degree
17 35 (16.75%) Network Security
17 35 (16.75%) Intrusion Detection
18 34 (16.27%) AWS
18 34 (16.27%) Security Cleared
18 34 (16.27%) Windows
19 33 (15.79%) CISA
19 33 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
20 32 (15.31%) Legal
20 32 (15.31%) Microsoft
21 31 (14.83%) Risk Management

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 15 (7.18%) IIS
2 6 (2.87%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Gephi
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (24.40%) Azure
2 34 (16.27%) AWS
3 12 (5.74%) SaaS
4 10 (4.78%) Azure Sentinel
5 9 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (4.31%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (3.35%) PaaS
7 6 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.39%) GCP
8 5 (2.39%) IaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 63 (30.14%) Firewall
2 35 (16.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 35 (16.75%) Network Security
3 17 (8.13%) DNS
4 14 (6.70%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.70%) VPN
5 12 (5.74%) WAN
6 10 (4.78%) LAN
7 8 (3.83%) HTTP
8 6 (2.87%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.87%) MPLS
8 6 (2.87%) SSL
8 6 (2.87%) Wireless
9 5 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.91%) Cisco Firepower
10 4 (1.91%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.44%) Internet
11 3 (1.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.87%) Apache Hive
1 6 (2.87%) Big Data
1 6 (2.87%) Impala
2 1 (0.48%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Burp Suite
1 9 (4.31%) Metasploit
2 8 (3.83%) JIRA
3 6 (2.87%) Bitbucket
3 6 (2.87%) Bitbucket Server
3 6 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.87%) git-flow
4 2 (0.96%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.48%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.48%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (28.23%) Social Skills
2 44 (21.05%) Finance
3 32 (15.31%) Legal
4 25 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.18%) Aerospace
6 11 (5.26%) Banking
6 11 (5.26%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.87%) International Banking
7 6 (2.87%) Military
8 5 (2.39%) Games
9 4 (1.91%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.91%) Electronics
10 3 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.96%) Advertising
11 2 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.96%) Law
12 1 (0.48%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (32.54%) Analyst
2 57 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 36 (17.22%) Security Analyst
4 33 (15.79%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 14 (6.70%) Consultant
6 12 (5.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 12 (5.74%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.26%) Head of Security
7 11 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
7 11 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) Head of IT
8 10 (4.78%) Head of IT Security
8 10 (4.78%) Information Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) Information Security Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) IT Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) IT Security Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) Principal Security Engineer
9 9 (4.31%) Security Consultant
9 9 (4.31%) Vulnerability Specialist
10 8 (3.83%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (2.87%) Kafka
2 4 (1.91%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.96%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.96%) Shiny
3 2 (0.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.48%) JSON
4 1 (0.48%) OAuth
4 1 (0.48%) React
4 1 (0.48%) REST
4 1 (0.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.57%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 14 (6.70%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (4.31%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.87%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.39%) Social Media
7 4 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.44%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) 3D Printing
9 2 (0.96%) Blog
9 2 (0.96%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.96%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 2 (0.96%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.49%) Linux
2 34 (16.27%) Windows
3 19 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.31%) Unix
5 5 (2.39%) VMS
5 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.96%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (71.29%) Cybersecurity
2 88 (42.11%) Information Security
3 60 (28.71%) Vulnerability Management
4 56 (26.79%) Penetration Testing
4 56 (26.79%) SIEM
5 52 (24.88%) Security Operations
6 51 (24.40%) Ethical Hacking
7 33 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (14.83%) Risk Management
9 28 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (11.48%) Threat Intelligence
10 24 (11.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 22 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 20 (9.57%) Computer Science
12 20 (9.57%) Security Management
12 20 (9.57%) Security Monitoring
13 19 (9.09%) DevOps
13 19 (9.09%) Security Testing
14 18 (8.61%) Incident Management
14 18 (8.61%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.22%) C
2 11 (5.26%) Python
3 7 (3.35%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.87%) Perl
4 6 (2.87%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.87%) R
5 3 (1.44%) C#
5 3 (1.44%) C++
5 3 (1.44%) SQL
6 2 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 126 (60.29%) CISSP
2 89 (42.58%) CISM
3 55 (26.32%) OSCP
4 53 (25.36%) CompTIA Security+
5 51 (24.40%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (20.57%) Degree
7 34 (16.27%) Security Cleared
8 33 (15.79%) CISA
9 30 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (13.88%) GIAC
11 22 (10.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 22 (10.53%) SANS
12 20 (9.57%) CESG Certified Professional
13 18 (8.61%) CCNA
13 18 (8.61%) CCSA
13 18 (8.61%) SSCP
14 15 (7.18%) MCSE
15 13 (6.22%) CISMP
15 13 (6.22%) GSEC
15 13 (6.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (22.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (9.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 17 (8.13%) NIST
4 10 (4.78%) PCI DSS
5 7 (3.35%) NCSC
6 6 (2.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (2.39%) COBIT
7 5 (2.39%) SLA
8 4 (1.91%) ARP4754
8 4 (1.91%) Def Stans
8 4 (1.91%) IEC 61508
9 3 (1.44%) GDPR
9 3 (1.44%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.44%) QA
9 3 (1.44%) RMADS
10 2 (0.96%) DO-254
10 2 (0.96%) GLBA
10 2 (0.96%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.48%) IASME
System Software
1 20 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.87%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.44%) Docker
3 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (11.00%) QRadar
2 14 (6.70%) Nessus
3 6 (2.87%) EnCase
3 6 (2.87%) Kibana
3 6 (2.87%) Oozie
4 5 (2.39%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.44%) CSIRT
5 3 (1.44%) Terraform
6 2 (0.96%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.48%) Nmap
7 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.44%) Splunk
3 14 (6.70%) AlienVault
4 12 (5.74%) Cisco
5 11 (5.26%) LogRhythm
6 9 (4.31%) VMware
7 7 (3.35%) Qualys
8 6 (2.87%) BT
8 6 (2.87%) Sophos
9 5 (2.39%) ArcSight
9 5 (2.39%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (1.91%) CrowdStrike
10 4 (1.91%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.91%) Rapid7
11 3 (1.44%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.44%) Symantec
11 3 (1.44%) Veeam
12 2 (0.96%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.96%) F5
12 2 (0.96%) Google