Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 723 644 893
Rank change year-on-year -79 +249 +84
Permanent jobs citing CEH 481 734 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 1.39% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 378 589 328
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,300 £38,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42913 52851 59740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32997 42707 47419
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 -76 456 £55,000 -4.35% 26
London +13 236 £60,500 -8.68% 10
UK excluding London -110 231 £45,000 -10.00% 18
South East -7 111 £45,000 -10.00% 8
North of England -12 52 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Yorkshire +27 34 £62,500 +48.81% 3
Midlands -10 26 £40,000 -15.79% 2
East of England -30 24 £45,000 -9.41% 2
West Midlands -2 19 £40,000 - 2
North West -21 18 £47,500 -15.18%
East Midlands +18 7 £40,000 -39.62%
South West -30 7 £37,500 -25.00%
Wales +15 6 £60,000 -
Scotland -4 4 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, 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.

1 347 (72.14%) CISSP
2 295 (61.33%) Information Security
3 211 (43.87%) CISM
4 187 (38.88%) Firewall
5 165 (34.30%) SIEM
6 158 (32.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 150 (31.19%) Windows
8 139 (28.90%) Cybersecurity
9 137 (28.48%) CISA
10 134 (27.86%) Penetration Testing
10 134 (27.86%) Network Security
11 112 (23.28%) Degree
12 111 (23.08%) Security Operations
13 108 (22.45%) Finance
14 103 (21.41%) GIAC
14 103 (21.41%) Linux
15 95 (19.75%) Risk Management
16 92 (19.13%) PCI DSS
17 91 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
18 89 (18.50%) Management Information System
19 87 (18.09%) Vulnerability Management
20 82 (17.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 77 (16.01%) Nessus
22 75 (15.59%) Cisco
23 73 (15.18%) Security Architecture
24 69 (14.35%) OWASP
25 68 (14.14%) Cisco Certification
25 68 (14.14%) SANS
26 67 (13.93%) Security Testing
27 66 (13.72%) ITIL

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 8 (1.66%) IIS
2 6 (1.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.04%) Apache
4 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.61%) SaaS
2 26 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.57%) Office 365
4 19 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.46%) IaaS
6 5 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.04%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 187 (38.88%) Firewall
2 134 (27.86%) Network Security
3 46 (9.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 45 (9.36%) TCP/IP
5 43 (8.94%) Wireless
6 33 (6.86%) DNS
7 30 (6.24%) Internet
8 29 (6.03%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (6.03%) VPN
9 21 (4.37%) LAN
10 20 (4.16%) DHCP
10 20 (4.16%) WAN
11 18 (3.74%) IPsec
12 17 (3.53%) BGP
12 17 (3.53%) EIGRP
12 17 (3.53%) OSPF
13 15 (3.12%) HTTP
13 15 (3.12%) SSL
13 15 (3.12%) VoIP
14 12 (2.49%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.62%) MySQL
3 1 (0.21%) Big Data
3 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (8.52%) Metasploit
2 15 (3.12%) Burp Suite
2 15 (3.12%) Paros
3 14 (2.91%) AppScan
4 10 (2.08%) WebScarab
5 4 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.42%) JIRA
7 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 108 (22.45%) Finance
2 25 (5.20%) Law
3 18 (3.74%) Legal
3 18 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.12%) Retail
5 12 (2.49%) Banking
6 9 (1.87%) Publishing
7 8 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.66%) Marketing
8 7 (1.46%) Military
9 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.62%) Automotive
10 3 (0.62%) Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 170 (35.34%) Analyst
2 124 (25.78%) Security Analyst
3 84 (17.46%) Consultant
4 82 (17.05%) Security Consultant
5 62 (12.89%) Security Engineer
6 45 (9.36%) Information Analyst
6 45 (9.36%) Information Security Analyst
6 45 (9.36%) Tester
7 43 (8.94%) Penetration Tester
7 43 (8.94%) SOC Analyst
8 30 (6.24%) Security Manager
9 27 (5.61%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 27 (5.61%) Network Security Analyst
10 26 (5.41%) Architect
10 26 (5.41%) Network Analyst
10 26 (5.41%) Security Architect
11 23 (4.78%) Security Specialist
12 19 (3.95%) IT Analyst
12 19 (3.95%) IT Security Analyst
13 18 (3.74%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.20%) Web Services
2 18 (3.74%) HTML
3 9 (1.87%) .NET
3 9 (1.87%) XML
4 5 (1.04%) CGI
5 4 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (0.83%) HTML5
5 4 (0.83%) JSON
5 4 (0.83%) RESTful
6 2 (0.42%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.21%) LAMP
7 1 (0.21%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 89 (18.50%) Management Information System
2 64 (13.31%) Computer Science
3 42 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (8.32%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (7.28%) PKI
6 29 (6.03%) Mobile App
7 24 (4.99%) Cyberthreat
7 24 (4.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (3.74%) CESG
8 18 (3.74%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (2.91%) Cyber Attack
9 14 (2.91%) Driving Licence
10 13 (2.70%) Data Centre
11 11 (2.29%) Clustering
11 11 (2.29%) SCADA
12 8 (1.66%) NHS
13 6 (1.25%) BYOD
13 6 (1.25%) Cybercrime
14 5 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 150 (31.19%) Windows
2 103 (21.41%) Linux
3 47 (9.77%) Unix
4 36 (7.48%) Kali Linux
5 32 (6.65%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.70%) Android
7 12 (2.49%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.87%) Mac OS
9 8 (1.66%) CentOS
9 8 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.46%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.04%) Debian
12 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.42%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.42%) HPUX
15 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (61.33%) Information Security
2 165 (34.30%) SIEM
3 139 (28.90%) Cybersecurity
4 134 (27.86%) Penetration Testing
5 111 (23.08%) Security Operations
6 95 (19.75%) Risk Management
7 91 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
8 87 (18.09%) Vulnerability Management
9 82 (17.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 73 (15.18%) Security Architecture
11 69 (14.35%) OWASP
12 67 (13.93%) Security Testing
13 66 (13.72%) ITIL
14 63 (13.10%) Incident Management
15 56 (11.64%) Kalman Filter
16 46 (9.56%) Security Monitoring
17 44 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
19 40 (8.32%) Change Management
20 35 (7.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.94%) Java
2 38 (7.90%) Python
3 33 (6.86%) Perl
4 32 (6.65%) SQL
5 27 (5.61%) C++
5 27 (5.61%) PowerShell
6 22 (4.57%) C
7 18 (3.74%) C#
7 18 (3.74%) Ruby
8 16 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 16 (3.33%) PHP
9 12 (2.49%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.04%) C-shell
10 5 (1.04%) Korn
11 4 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.83%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.62%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) Ada
Qualifications
1 347 (72.14%) CISSP
2 211 (43.87%) CISM
3 137 (28.48%) CISA
4 112 (23.28%) Degree
5 103 (21.41%) GIAC
6 68 (14.14%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (14.14%) SANS
7 62 (12.89%) Security Cleared
8 56 (11.64%) CCNA
8 56 (11.64%) SSCP
9 55 (11.43%) OSCP
10 52 (10.81%) CREST Certified
10 52 (10.81%) GSEC
11 48 (9.98%) SC Cleared
12 47 (9.77%) CompTIA Security+
12 47 (9.77%) Security+ Certification
13 39 (8.11%) GCIH
14 34 (7.07%) CCNP
14 34 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
15 30 (6.24%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (32.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (19.13%) PCI DSS
3 44 (9.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 18 (3.74%) ISO 9001
4 18 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 15 (3.12%) GDPR
6 10 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.46%) COBIT
8 4 (0.83%) QA
9 3 (0.62%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.62%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.42%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.42%) DO-254
11 1 (0.21%) BS7799
11 1 (0.21%) GPG13
11 1 (0.21%) IASME
11 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
System Software
1 58 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.82%) Snort
3 9 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.04%) pfSense
5 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.21%) Docker
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) Samba
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 77 (16.01%) Nessus
2 35 (7.28%) Nmap
3 23 (4.78%) EnCase
3 23 (4.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 21 (4.37%) Nexpose
5 11 (2.29%) CSIRT
5 11 (2.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 8 (1.66%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.04%) HP Fortify
7 5 (1.04%) WebInspect
8 4 (0.83%) Defensics
8 4 (0.83%) OpenVAS
8 4 (0.83%) QRadar
8 4 (0.83%) SCCM
9 2 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.21%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.21%) Nagios
10 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 75 (15.59%) Cisco
2 41 (8.52%) CheckPoint
2 41 (8.52%) LogRhythm
3 37 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 33 (6.86%) Qualys
5 29 (6.03%) Microsoft
6 26 (5.41%) AlienVault
7 25 (5.20%) Sophos
8 24 (4.99%) Symantec
9 23 (4.78%) Splunk
10 21 (4.37%) Rapid7
11 19 (3.95%) CyberArk
12 13 (2.70%) McAfee
13 12 (2.49%) VMware
14 11 (2.29%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.66%) Citrix
15 8 (1.66%) IBM
15 8 (1.66%) Juniper
15 8 (1.66%) LogLogic
15 8 (1.66%) Red Hat