Period
to 25 November 2020

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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 586 773 595
Rank change year-on-year +187 -178 +117
Permanent jobs citing CEH 130 298 662
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.98% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 119 238 503
Median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,900 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +27.78%

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 11,340 30,429 38,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 22.56% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8,650 22,508 28,099
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 2020. 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 +168 120 £52,500 -12.50% 16
UK excluding London +150 82 £50,000 -9.09% 13
London +208 47 £62,500 -3.85% 6
Work from Home -9 19 £50,000 -16.67% 2
South East +154 18 £55,000 -21.43% 4
North of England +140 18 £48,750 -14.85% 3
North West +117 17 £50,000 -21.57% 3
East of England +135 15 £46,750 -22.08% 1
Midlands +61 14 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +58 13 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South West +104 8 £56,250 +2.27% 1
Scotland +61 5 £62,500 +117.39% 1
Wales +41 2 £38,500 -29.36%
Northern Ireland - 2 £47,500 - 2
Yorkshire +94 1 £30,000 -46.43%
East Midlands +73 1 £72,500 +45.00%

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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 96 (73.85%) CISSP
2 85 (65.38%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (55.38%) Information Security
4 61 (46.92%) Firewall
5 46 (35.38%) CISM
6 42 (32.31%) SIEM
7 39 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
8 35 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 34 (26.15%) Vulnerability Management
10 33 (25.38%) OSCP
10 33 (25.38%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
12 28 (21.54%) Degree
12 28 (21.54%) Network Security
13 27 (20.77%) Security Operations
14 26 (20.00%) Management Information System
15 23 (17.69%) Risk Management
16 22 (16.92%) CompTIA Security+
17 21 (16.15%) WAN
17 21 (16.15%) Azure
18 20 (15.38%) PCI DSS
18 20 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
18 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (14.62%) AWS
19 19 (14.62%) LAN
19 19 (14.62%) Finance
20 18 (13.85%) GIAC
20 18 (13.85%) Cisco
20 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
20 18 (13.85%) Security Testing

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 (1.54%) WordPress
2 1 (0.77%) Drupal
2 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.15%) Azure
2 19 (14.62%) AWS
3 9 (6.92%) GCP
4 6 (4.62%) SaaS
5 3 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.31%) IaaS
5 3 (2.31%) Office 365
5 3 (2.31%) PaaS
6 2 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.54%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 61 (46.92%) Firewall
2 28 (21.54%) Network Security
3 21 (16.15%) WAN
4 19 (14.62%) LAN
5 13 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (8.46%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (8.46%) Cisco Firepower
6 11 (8.46%) Cisco ISE
6 11 (8.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (4.62%) VPN
8 5 (3.85%) Internet
9 4 (3.08%) Wireless
10 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.54%) DNS
11 2 (1.54%) Intranet
11 2 (1.54%) Wireless Security
12 1 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Burp Suite
1 8 (6.15%) Metasploit
2 4 (3.08%) JIRA
General
1 19 (14.62%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Legal
3 6 (4.62%) Law
4 5 (3.85%) Military
4 5 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.08%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.08%) Retail
6 3 (2.31%) Banking
7 2 (1.54%) International Banking
7 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.77%) Automotive
8 1 (0.77%) French Language
8 1 (0.77%) Games
8 1 (0.77%) German Language
8 1 (0.77%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 37 (28.46%) Analyst
2 33 (25.38%) Security Engineer
3 30 (23.08%) Security Analyst
4 12 (9.23%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 12 (9.23%) Information Analyst
4 12 (9.23%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 9 (6.92%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Security Manager
6 9 (6.92%) SOC Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) Penetration Tester
7 8 (6.15%) Tester
8 6 (4.62%) Consultant
8 6 (4.62%) IT Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) SIEM Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 5 (3.85%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.85%) .NET
1 5 (3.85%) Gherkin
2 3 (2.31%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (2.31%) RESTful
2 3 (2.31%) Vue.js
3 2 (1.54%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.54%) CSS
3 2 (1.54%) CSS3
3 2 (1.54%) HTML
3 2 (1.54%) HTML5
3 2 (1.54%) Laravel
3 2 (1.54%) Web Services
4 1 (0.77%) Django
4 1 (0.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.69%) PKI
3 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.62%) BYOD
5 5 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.08%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.08%) FMCG
6 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.08%) Social Media
7 3 (2.31%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.54%) CMDB
8 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) User Experience
9 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.31%) Windows
2 11 (8.46%) Linux
3 7 (5.38%) Kali Linux
3 7 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.77%) MVS
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (65.38%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (55.38%) Information Security
3 42 (32.31%) SIEM
4 39 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 34 (26.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 30 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
7 27 (20.77%) Security Operations
8 23 (17.69%) Risk Management
9 20 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
9 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (13.85%) Security Monitoring
10 18 (13.85%) Security Testing
11 16 (12.31%) Kalman Filter
12 15 (11.54%) Security Architecture
13 14 (10.77%) Computer Science
13 14 (10.77%) OWASP
14 12 (9.23%) DevOps
14 12 (9.23%) Threat Intelligence
15 10 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (6.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.85%) Python
1 5 (3.85%) TypeScript
2 4 (3.08%) SQL
3 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.54%) PHP
5 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.77%) Perl
5 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (73.85%) CISSP
2 46 (35.38%) CISM
3 33 (25.38%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (25.38%) OSCP
4 28 (21.54%) Degree
5 22 (16.92%) CompTIA Security+
6 18 (13.85%) GIAC
7 16 (12.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 16 (12.31%) CCNA
8 14 (10.77%) CCNP
9 13 (10.00%) CCSP
9 13 (10.00%) CREST Certified
10 12 (9.23%) GPEN
11 10 (7.69%) CISA
11 10 (7.69%) SSCP
12 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (6.15%) OSCE
14 7 (5.38%) GCIA
14 7 (5.38%) GCIH
14 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 15 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (10.77%) GDPR
4 14 (10.77%) NIST
5 10 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 10 (7.69%) NCSC
6 5 (3.85%) ISO 22301
6 5 (3.85%) ISO 31000
6 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (3.85%) QA
7 1 (0.77%) COBIT
7 1 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.38%) Docker
4 2 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.77%) Snort
5 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.77%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) Nessus
2 7 (5.38%) CSIRT
3 6 (4.62%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.62%) Terraform
4 5 (3.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (2.31%) QRadar
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.77%) cPanel
7 1 (0.77%) Graylog
7 1 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.77%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 18 (13.85%) Cisco
1 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.46%) Rapid7
3 9 (6.92%) Splunk
3 9 (6.92%) VMware
4 7 (5.38%) LogRhythm
5 5 (3.85%) AlienVault
5 5 (3.85%) Forcepoint
6 4 (3.08%) Google
7 3 (2.31%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (2.31%) Carbon Black
8 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.54%) CrowdStrike
8 2 (1.54%) IBM
8 2 (1.54%) Proofpoint
8 2 (1.54%) Sophos
8 2 (1.54%) Symantec
8 2 (1.54%) Trend Micro
8 2 (1.54%) Veeam
9 1 (0.77%) SAP