Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 707 580
Rank change year-on-year +120 -127 +260
Permanent jobs citing CEH 660 526 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.29% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.20% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 489 393 661
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £58,145
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.41% +5.72%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% -10.00% -4.76%

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 38,820 43,826 50,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.73% 24.25% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 28,743 33,667 40,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +127 628 £60,000 +9.09% 54
UK excluding London +130 397 £57,500 +27.78% 35
London +64 250 £65,000 +8.33% 24
South East +38 165 £60,000 +33.33% 15
East of England +103 95 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England +14 50 £57,500 +21.05% 7
Midlands +26 40 £55,000 +4.76% 3
West Midlands +39 36 £60,000 +60.00% 2
South West +23 29 £57,500 +27.78% 3
North West +18 28 £61,000 +3.83% 4
Scotland 0 16 £46,000 +64.29% 3
Yorkshire +5 13 £42,500 -3.95% 2
North East +2 9 £57,500 +105.36% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £39,000 -32.17% 1
Wales -3 2 £60,000 -20.00% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 503 (76.21%) CISSP
2 354 (53.64%) Information Security
3 340 (51.52%) Cybersecurity
4 259 (39.24%) SIEM
5 229 (34.70%) CISM
6 225 (34.09%) Firewall
7 210 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 197 (29.85%) GIAC
9 168 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
10 160 (24.24%) Security Operations
11 151 (22.88%) Linux
12 143 (21.67%) Risk Management
12 143 (21.67%) Penetration Testing
13 133 (20.15%) Degree
14 132 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
15 130 (19.70%) CISA
15 130 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
16 127 (19.24%) Windows
17 121 (18.33%) Finance
18 113 (17.12%) TCP/IP
18 113 (17.12%) SSCP
19 103 (15.61%) Security Architecture
20 102 (15.45%) Management Information System
21 97 (14.70%) Data Protection
22 94 (14.24%) GCIH
23 87 (13.18%) SANS
24 86 (13.03%) Network Security
25 84 (12.73%) Ethical Hacking
25 84 (12.73%) Security Operations Centre
26 83 (12.58%) CCNA

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 (2.88%) Apache
2 10 (1.52%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.52%) IIS
3 8 (1.21%) ExpressionEngine
3 8 (1.21%) WordPress
4 7 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.30%) JBoss
5 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 45 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.94%) IaaS
4 18 (2.73%) PaaS
5 16 (2.42%) SaaS
6 14 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.76%) Akamai
9 4 (0.61%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.15%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) Office 365
10 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 225 (34.09%) Firewall
2 113 (17.12%) TCP/IP
3 86 (13.03%) Network Security
4 59 (8.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 37 (5.61%) HTTP
5 37 (5.61%) VPN
6 34 (5.15%) Internet
7 28 (4.24%) DNS
8 27 (4.09%) SSL
9 25 (3.79%) Wireshark
10 21 (3.18%) LAN
11 19 (2.88%) WAN
12 18 (2.73%) Sourcefire
13 17 (2.58%) MPLS
14 15 (2.27%) Wireless
15 12 (1.82%) Broadband
16 6 (0.91%) DHCP
16 6 (0.91%) FTP
17 5 (0.76%) IPsec
17 5 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.73%) Big Data
2 10 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.21%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.15%) Maltego
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (6.21%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.61%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.45%) AppScan
3 3 (0.45%) Hudson
4 2 (0.30%) Paros
4 2 (0.30%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.15%) Maven
5 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.15%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.15%) WebScarab
General
1 121 (18.33%) Finance
2 65 (9.85%) Retail
3 54 (8.18%) Legal
4 43 (6.52%) Banking
5 33 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 32 (4.85%) Telecoms
7 29 (4.39%) Law
8 21 (3.18%) Publishing
9 9 (1.36%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.21%) Marketing
11 7 (1.06%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Welsh Language
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 209 (31.67%) Analyst
2 155 (23.48%) Security Analyst
3 131 (19.85%) Security Engineer
4 58 (8.79%) Architect
5 52 (7.88%) IT Analyst
5 52 (7.88%) IT Security Analyst
6 49 (7.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 45 (6.82%) Security Architect
8 43 (6.52%) IT Engineer
8 43 (6.52%) IT Security Engineer
9 38 (5.76%) Security Manager
10 37 (5.61%) Security Officer
11 35 (5.30%) Tester
12 34 (5.15%) IT Support
13 33 (5.00%) Information Analyst
13 33 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
14 31 (4.70%) Penetration Tester
15 29 (4.39%) Consultant
15 29 (4.39%) Security Consultant
15 29 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.88%) Regular Expression
2 16 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (1.97%) .NET
4 8 (1.21%) Node.js
5 7 (1.06%) PCRE
6 5 (0.76%) LDAP
7 4 (0.61%) REST
8 2 (0.30%) HTML
8 2 (0.30%) Middleware
8 2 (0.30%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.30%) SAML
8 2 (0.30%) SPNEGO
8 2 (0.30%) Web Services
8 2 (0.30%) XACML
9 1 (0.15%) CGI
9 1 (0.15%) HTML5
9 1 (0.15%) OAuth
9 1 (0.15%) Series 60
9 1 (0.15%) WF
9 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (15.45%) Management Information System
2 84 (12.73%) Security Operations Centre
3 60 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (7.42%) Computer Science
6 48 (7.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 43 (6.52%) Cyberthreat
8 39 (5.91%) Data Protection Act
9 37 (5.61%) Cyber Defence
10 26 (3.94%) Data Centre
10 26 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 22 (3.33%) Cyberattack
12 19 (2.88%) Fintech
13 16 (2.42%) CMDB
14 10 (1.52%) Cybercrime
15 9 (1.36%) CESG
15 9 (1.36%) PKI
16 8 (1.21%) Social Media
17 7 (1.06%) Mobile App
18 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 151 (22.88%) Linux
2 127 (19.24%) Windows
3 71 (10.76%) Windows Server
4 37 (5.61%) Kali Linux
4 37 (5.61%) Mac OS X
5 33 (5.00%) Unix
6 32 (4.85%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.91%) VMS
9 5 (0.76%) Debian
10 2 (0.30%) CentOS
10 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) Android
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (53.64%) Information Security
2 340 (51.52%) Cybersecurity
3 259 (39.24%) SIEM
4 160 (24.24%) Security Operations
5 143 (21.67%) Penetration Testing
5 143 (21.67%) Risk Management
6 130 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 103 (15.61%) Security Architecture
8 97 (14.70%) Data Protection
9 84 (12.73%) Ethical Hacking
10 82 (12.42%) Threat Intelligence
11 80 (12.12%) ITIL
12 74 (11.21%) OWASP
12 74 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
13 68 (10.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 66 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 65 (9.85%) Incident Management
16 63 (9.55%) Security Testing
17 54 (8.18%) Analytics
18 52 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.70%) Python
2 37 (5.61%) Java
3 35 (5.30%) PowerShell
4 34 (5.15%) Ruby
5 32 (4.85%) Perl
6 25 (3.79%) SQL
7 24 (3.64%) C++
8 21 (3.18%) Bash Shell
8 21 (3.18%) C
9 18 (2.73%) PHP
10 17 (2.58%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.97%) Go
12 9 (1.36%) C#
12 9 (1.36%) VBA
13 5 (0.76%) VB
14 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.30%) Lua
Qualifications
1 503 (76.21%) CISSP
2 229 (34.70%) CISM
3 197 (29.85%) GIAC
4 168 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
5 133 (20.15%) Degree
6 132 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 130 (19.70%) CISA
8 113 (17.12%) SSCP
9 94 (14.24%) GCIH
10 87 (13.18%) SANS
11 83 (12.58%) CCNA
12 82 (12.42%) GCIA
13 81 (12.27%) GSEC
14 75 (11.36%) OSCP
15 58 (8.79%) CCNP
16 54 (8.18%) Computer Science Degree
17 51 (7.73%) CISMP
18 50 (7.58%) CREST Certified
19 42 (6.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 38 (5.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (9.55%) PCI DSS
3 56 (8.48%) GDPR
4 48 (7.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 39 (5.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 26 (3.94%) GPG13
7 17 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (1.67%) QA
9 7 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.91%) COBIT
10 6 (0.91%) SLA
11 4 (0.61%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.61%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (0.45%) RMADS
13 2 (0.30%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.15%) FINRA
14 1 (0.15%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 42 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.42%) Snort
2 16 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.52%) HDFS
4 2 (0.30%) Docker
4 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (7.12%) Nessus
2 36 (5.45%) QRadar
3 32 (4.85%) Nmap
4 29 (4.39%) CSIRT
5 24 (3.64%) RSA Security Analytics
5 24 (3.64%) Stealthwatch
6 16 (2.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (2.12%) Nexpose
8 13 (1.97%) OpenVAS
8 13 (1.97%) Suricata
9 10 (1.52%) IBM BigFix
9 10 (1.52%) SCCM
9 10 (1.52%) WSUS
10 6 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.76%) Defensics
12 4 (0.61%) EnCase
13 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.30%) HP Fortify
14 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 73 (11.06%) CheckPoint
2 65 (9.85%) Qualys
3 56 (8.48%) Cisco
4 52 (7.88%) Splunk
5 38 (5.76%) Microsoft
6 36 (5.45%) Symantec
7 31 (4.70%) Apple
8 19 (2.88%) ArcSight
8 19 (2.88%) LogRhythm
9 18 (2.73%) Citrix
10 17 (2.58%) AlienVault
10 17 (2.58%) EMC
10 17 (2.58%) VMware
11 16 (2.42%) NetApp
12 14 (2.12%) Sophos
13 13 (1.97%) Netsparker
14 11 (1.67%) Juniper
14 11 (1.67%) Rapid7
14 11 (1.67%) Sun
15 10 (1.52%) TippingPoint