Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 638 664 720
Rank change year-on-year +26 +56 +17
Permanent jobs citing CEH 509 594 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.46% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 373 477 397
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.36% +15.79% -9.52%

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 35,619 40,562 42,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.62% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25,461 30,751 33,049
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.23% -2.35%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +40 485 £60,000 +1.48% 11
UK excluding London +45 293 £58,500 +6.36% 12
London +48 212 £75,000 +13.99%
South East -26 85 £57,500 +4.55% 2
East of England +125 66 £60,000 +14.29% 4
North of England +34 55 £62,500 +8.70% 1
Midlands +28 43 £60,000 +2.56% 3
West Midlands +23 37 £60,000 +3.90% 3
North West +51 31 £56,250 -4.26% 1
South West +44 29 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire -2 22 £80,000 +65.80%
Scotland +15 17 £55,000 +37.50%
East Midlands +39 11 £60,000 -40.00%
Wales +3 3 £48,000 -20.00% 1
North East +17 2 £37,500 -37.50%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 410 (80.55%) CISSP
2 288 (56.58%) Information Security
3 249 (48.92%) Cybersecurity
4 229 (44.99%) SIEM
5 221 (43.42%) CISM
6 183 (35.95%) Firewall
6 183 (35.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 172 (33.79%) Cisco Certification
8 142 (27.90%) Penetration Testing
9 133 (26.13%) GIAC
10 123 (24.17%) CISA
11 122 (23.97%) Finance
12 120 (23.58%) SANS
13 117 (22.99%) Degree
14 115 (22.59%) Security Operations
15 110 (21.61%) Windows
16 98 (19.25%) Management Information System
17 96 (18.86%) OWASP
17 96 (18.86%) Vulnerability Management
18 87 (17.09%) CCNA
19 78 (15.32%) Linux
19 78 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
19 78 (15.32%) Security Architecture
20 77 (15.13%) SSCP
21 76 (14.93%) Cisco
21 76 (14.93%) OSCP
22 73 (14.34%) Ethical Hacking
23 68 (13.36%) ITIL
24 67 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
25 66 (12.97%) CCNP

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 (3.73%) ExpressionEngine
1 19 (3.73%) WordPress
2 4 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.59%) Apache
3 3 (0.59%) IIS
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.39%) Jupyter
Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 78 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (10.81%) SaaS
4 46 (9.04%) IaaS
5 27 (5.30%) PaaS
6 20 (3.93%) Office 365
7 15 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.39%) Apigee
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.39%) Boomi
8 2 (0.39%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.39%) GitHub
8 2 (0.39%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 183 (35.95%) Firewall
2 65 (12.77%) Network Security
3 47 (9.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 44 (8.64%) Internet
5 37 (7.27%) TCP/IP
6 34 (6.68%) VPN
7 32 (6.29%) IPsec
8 30 (5.89%) BGP
9 24 (4.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (4.72%) EIGRP
10 23 (4.52%) WAN
11 21 (4.13%) HTTP
12 18 (3.54%) DNS
13 15 (2.95%) Intranet
14 14 (2.75%) Wireless
15 11 (2.16%) Sourcefire
16 10 (1.96%) LAN
16 10 (1.96%) SMTP
17 9 (1.77%) FTP
18 5 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.13%) MongoDB
2 19 (3.73%) Big Data
3 8 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.38%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.59%) DB2
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.39%) HBase
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.39%) OLAP
6 2 (0.39%) OLTP
6 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.39%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (2.75%) Metasploit
2 10 (1.96%) Burp Suite
3 6 (1.18%) AppScan
4 2 (0.39%) Ant
4 2 (0.39%) ER Studio
4 2 (0.39%) ERwin
4 2 (0.39%) Hudson
4 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.39%) Maven
4 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (23.97%) Finance
2 44 (8.64%) Legal
3 31 (6.09%) Banking
3 31 (6.09%) Retail
4 30 (5.89%) Publishing
5 28 (5.50%) Law
6 11 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.98%) Front Office
8 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.79%) Electronics
9 4 (0.79%) Marketing
10 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.39%) Advertising
11 2 (0.39%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 144 (28.29%) Analyst
2 135 (26.52%) Security Engineer
3 119 (23.38%) Security Analyst
4 53 (10.41%) Architect
5 39 (7.66%) Information Analyst
5 39 (7.66%) Information Security Analyst
6 38 (7.47%) Security Architect
7 35 (6.88%) Security Manager
8 31 (6.09%) IT Engineer
8 31 (6.09%) IT Security Engineer
9 28 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (5.11%) IT Analyst
10 26 (5.11%) IT Security Analyst
11 24 (4.72%) Head of Finance
11 24 (4.72%) Head of Information
11 24 (4.72%) Head of Information Security
11 24 (4.72%) Head of Security
11 24 (4.72%) Senior Security Engineer
12 23 (4.52%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 22 (4.32%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.70%) SailPoint
2 20 (3.93%) Node.js
3 10 (1.96%) OAuth
3 10 (1.96%) SAML
4 9 (1.77%) Web Services
5 7 (1.38%) .NET
5 7 (1.38%) OpenID
6 5 (0.98%) REST
6 5 (0.98%) SOAP
7 3 (0.59%) Java EE
7 3 (0.59%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 2 (0.39%) Anaconda
8 2 (0.39%) Apache Tez
8 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.39%) D3.js
8 2 (0.39%) Kafka
8 2 (0.39%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (0.39%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 98 (19.25%) Management Information System
2 52 (10.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 47 (9.23%) Cyberthreat
4 39 (7.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 31 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (5.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 25 (4.91%) PKI
8 21 (4.13%) Public Cloud
9 19 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (3.14%) Data Centre
11 15 (2.95%) Fintech
12 14 (2.75%) Cyberattack
13 12 (2.36%) CMDB
14 8 (1.57%) Social Media
15 6 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
15 6 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (0.98%) CESG
16 5 (0.98%) Smart Meter
17 4 (0.79%) Cybercrime
17 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 110 (21.61%) Windows
2 78 (15.32%) Linux
3 37 (7.27%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.34%) Unix
5 7 (1.38%) Kali Linux
6 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) Debian
8 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (56.58%) Information Security
2 249 (48.92%) Cybersecurity
3 229 (44.99%) SIEM
4 142 (27.90%) Penetration Testing
5 115 (22.59%) Security Operations
6 96 (18.86%) OWASP
6 96 (18.86%) Vulnerability Management
7 78 (15.32%) Security Architecture
8 73 (14.34%) Ethical Hacking
9 68 (13.36%) ITIL
10 65 (12.77%) Computer Science
11 60 (11.79%) Threat Intelligence
12 58 (11.39%) Identity Access Management
13 57 (11.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 55 (10.81%) Risk Management
15 54 (10.61%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 52 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
16 52 (10.22%) TOGAF
17 47 (9.23%) Kalman Filter
17 47 (9.23%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.06%) Java
2 40 (7.86%) Python
3 39 (7.66%) PowerShell
4 26 (5.11%) C
5 21 (4.13%) C++
5 21 (4.13%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.34%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.95%) SQL
8 11 (2.16%) Ada
9 7 (1.38%) Perl
9 7 (1.38%) Ruby
9 7 (1.38%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.79%) C#
10 4 (0.79%) PHP
11 2 (0.39%) R
11 2 (0.39%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) Lua
Qualifications
1 410 (80.55%) CISSP
2 221 (43.42%) CISM
3 172 (33.79%) Cisco Certification
4 133 (26.13%) GIAC
5 123 (24.17%) CISA
6 120 (23.58%) SANS
7 117 (22.99%) Degree
8 87 (17.09%) CCNA
9 77 (15.13%) SSCP
10 76 (14.93%) OSCP
11 66 (12.97%) CCNP
12 61 (11.98%) Computer Science Degree
13 60 (11.79%) CompTIA Security+
14 57 (11.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 55 (10.81%) Security Cleared
16 47 (9.23%) CCIE
17 40 (7.86%) CCSP
17 40 (7.86%) GSEC
18 37 (7.27%) SC Cleared
19 29 (5.70%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (35.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (8.06%) GDPR
3 37 (7.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 35 (6.88%) PCI DSS
5 25 (4.91%) COBIT
6 22 (4.32%) NIST 800
7 19 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 18 (3.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 12 (2.36%) GPG13
10 11 (2.16%) DO-178B
10 11 (2.16%) DO-254
10 11 (2.16%) IEC 61508
11 8 (1.57%) ISO 9001
11 8 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (1.57%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 6 (1.18%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.98%) ISAE 3402
13 5 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 3 (0.59%) QA
15 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.79%) Docker
4 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.59%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) GPFS
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.20%) Snort
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (8.45%) Nessus
2 28 (5.50%) SCCM
3 24 (4.72%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (2.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 13 (2.55%) Ansible
6 11 (2.16%) CSIRT
7 10 (1.96%) Nexpose
8 9 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.57%) Nmap
10 6 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (1.18%) WSUS
11 4 (0.79%) IBM BigFix
11 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.59%) HP Fortify
12 3 (0.59%) OpenVAS
12 3 (0.59%) WebInspect
13 2 (0.39%) Ambari
13 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 76 (14.93%) Cisco
2 64 (12.57%) CheckPoint
3 51 (10.02%) Microsoft
4 44 (8.64%) Splunk
5 39 (7.66%) FireEye
5 39 (7.66%) Qualys
6 34 (6.68%) LogRhythm
7 33 (6.48%) Symantec
7 33 (6.48%) VMware
8 31 (6.09%) Palo Alto
9 27 (5.30%) McAfee
10 26 (5.11%) Blue Coat
10 26 (5.11%) Juniper
11 25 (4.91%) Citrix
11 25 (4.91%) Veracode
12 24 (4.72%) Aveksa
13 17 (3.34%) Google
13 17 (3.34%) IBM
14 12 (2.36%) EMC
14 12 (2.36%) NetApp