Period
to 14 July 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 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 624 706 644
Rank change year-on-year +82 -62 +109
Permanent jobs citing CEH 186 434 646
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 1.22% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 166 358 535
Median annual salary £55,092 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.18% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £38,450
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £58,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.98% +1.74% +21.05%

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 16,475 35,489 42,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.82% 24.31% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 11,999 25,687 31,546
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,590 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,529
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.06% +4.77%

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 July 2020.

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 July 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 +72 182 £55,183 -8.03% 7
UK excluding London +110 125 £55,000 -5.98% 4
London +84 60 £60,000 -14.29% 4
South East +152 49 £58,144 +5.72%
Midlands +112 32 £55,000 -
West Midlands +108 31 £55,000 -
North of England +120 27 £55,000 -15.38%
Yorkshire +97 16 £55,000 -31.25%
South West +88 11 £54,000 +0.47% 2
North West +82 11 £55,183 -4.03%
Work from Home +26 10 £40,000 -39.39%
East of England +25 4 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Wales +23 2 £38,500 -19.79%
Scotland +69 1 £32,500 -41.44% 1
East Midlands +60 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 129 (69.35%) Cybersecurity
2 123 (66.13%) Information Security
3 115 (61.83%) CISSP
4 70 (37.63%) CISM
5 66 (35.48%) Firewall
6 61 (32.80%) Penetration Testing
7 60 (32.26%) SIEM
8 56 (30.11%) Degree
9 52 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (27.96%) Security Operations
10 51 (27.42%) Risk Management
11 46 (24.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 42 (22.58%) Ethical Hacking
13 39 (20.97%) Azure
14 37 (19.89%) OSCP
15 36 (19.35%) PCI DSS
16 35 (18.82%) Vulnerability Management
17 33 (17.74%) CompTIA Security+
18 32 (17.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 32 (17.20%) Python
19 30 (16.13%) Security Cleared
20 29 (15.59%) AWS
20 29 (15.59%) CISA
21 27 (14.52%) OWASP
22 26 (13.98%) Management Information System
22 26 (13.98%) SANS
22 26 (13.98%) Security Operations Centre
23 25 (13.44%) SC Cleared
23 25 (13.44%) Security Testing
24 24 (12.90%) Incident 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 2 (1.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.54%) Drupal
2 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.08%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.97%) Azure
2 29 (15.59%) AWS
3 12 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.15%) IaaS
5 4 (2.15%) PaaS
6 3 (1.61%) Office 365
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.54%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 1 (0.54%) GCP
7 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.54%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (35.48%) Firewall
2 21 (11.29%) HTTP
3 16 (8.60%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (7.53%) VPN
5 12 (6.45%) DNS
6 11 (5.91%) LAN
6 11 (5.91%) Network Security
6 11 (5.91%) WAN
7 10 (5.38%) Wireless
8 9 (4.84%) Wireless Security
9 5 (2.69%) SSL
10 2 (1.08%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.08%) Internet
10 2 (1.08%) MPLS
10 2 (1.08%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.54%) Intranet
11 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.08%) Apache Hive
1 2 (1.08%) Big Data
1 2 (1.08%) Impala
2 1 (0.54%) MySQL
2 1 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (5.38%) JIRA
2 9 (4.84%) Burp Suite
3 7 (3.76%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.08%) git-flow
5 1 (0.54%) AppScan
General
1 22 (11.83%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Law
3 9 (4.84%) Legal
4 5 (2.69%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.69%) Games
5 4 (2.15%) Banking
5 4 (2.15%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.15%) Retail
6 3 (1.61%) Local Government
6 3 (1.61%) Military
6 3 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 56 (30.11%) Analyst
2 44 (23.66%) Security Analyst
3 24 (12.90%) Information Analyst
3 24 (12.90%) Information Security Analyst
3 24 (12.90%) Security Manager
4 22 (11.83%) Security Engineer
5 19 (10.22%) Operational Security Manager
5 19 (10.22%) Operations Manager
5 19 (10.22%) Penetration Tester
5 19 (10.22%) Security Operations Manager
5 19 (10.22%) Tester
6 15 (8.06%) Consultant
6 15 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (6.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 12 (6.45%) Security Consultant
8 12 (6.45%) Security Specialist
8 12 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 10 (5.38%) Senior Information Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) 802.1X
1 9 (4.84%) REST
1 9 (4.84%) SOAP
1 9 (4.84%) XML
2 7 (3.76%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.61%) ModSecurity
4 2 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.08%) Kafka
5 1 (0.54%) Django
5 1 (0.54%) React
5 1 (0.54%) React Native
5 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.98%) Management Information System
1 26 (13.98%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (6.99%) BYOD
2 13 (6.99%) Cyberattack
3 10 (5.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 10 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.38%) PKI
3 10 (5.38%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.30%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.23%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.08%) NHS
10 1 (0.54%) Animation
10 1 (0.54%) FMCG
10 1 (0.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.06%) Windows
2 14 (7.53%) Linux
3 11 (5.91%) Kali Linux
4 3 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.08%) Unix
6 1 (0.54%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (69.35%) Cybersecurity
2 123 (66.13%) Information Security
3 61 (32.80%) Penetration Testing
4 60 (32.26%) SIEM
5 52 (27.96%) Security Operations
6 51 (27.42%) Risk Management
7 42 (22.58%) Ethical Hacking
8 35 (18.82%) Vulnerability Management
9 27 (14.52%) OWASP
10 25 (13.44%) Security Testing
11 24 (12.90%) Incident Management
12 21 (11.29%) Threat Intelligence
13 19 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (9.68%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 17 (9.14%) Kalman Filter
15 17 (9.14%) Security Monitoring
16 16 (8.60%) Security Architecture
16 16 (8.60%) Threat Modelling
17 15 (8.06%) Data Security
17 15 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.20%) Python
2 20 (10.75%) PowerShell
3 17 (9.14%) Bash Shell
4 16 (8.60%) Ruby
5 13 (6.99%) Perl
6 11 (5.91%) C
7 8 (4.30%) Java
7 8 (4.30%) SQL
8 7 (3.76%) C#
9 2 (1.08%) R
10 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 115 (61.83%) CISSP
2 70 (37.63%) CISM
3 56 (30.11%) Degree
4 52 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (19.89%) OSCP
6 33 (17.74%) CompTIA Security+
7 32 (17.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 30 (16.13%) Security Cleared
9 29 (15.59%) CISA
10 26 (13.98%) SANS
11 25 (13.44%) SC Cleared
12 21 (11.29%) CREST Certified
12 21 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (10.75%) MCSE
14 19 (10.22%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (10.22%) GCIH
14 19 (10.22%) GIAC
15 18 (9.68%) CCSP
16 17 (9.14%) GCIA
17 14 (7.53%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (24.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (19.35%) PCI DSS
3 20 (10.75%) GDPR
4 18 (9.68%) NCSC
5 17 (9.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (8.06%) NIST
7 10 (5.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 8 (4.30%) ISO 22301
9 6 (3.23%) ISO 31000
9 6 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (3.23%) QA
10 5 (2.69%) COBIT
11 3 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (1.08%) ARP4754
12 2 (1.08%) Def Stans
12 2 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (1.08%) IASME
12 2 (1.08%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.61%) Docker
4 2 (1.08%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.54%) Snort
5 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (5.91%) QRadar
2 6 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 5 (2.69%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.61%) CASB
4 3 (1.61%) Nessus
5 2 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.08%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.08%) HP Fortify
5 2 (1.08%) Kibana
5 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.08%) Oozie
5 2 (1.08%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.54%) cPanel
6 1 (0.54%) Graylog
6 1 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (8.60%) Cisco
2 15 (8.06%) LogRhythm
2 15 (8.06%) Splunk
3 14 (7.53%) CyberArk
3 14 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.45%) VMware
5 8 (4.30%) Palo Alto
5 8 (4.30%) Qualys
6 7 (3.76%) ArcSight
6 7 (3.76%) Carbon Black
6 7 (3.76%) McAfee
7 5 (2.69%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.69%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.15%) Darktrace
8 4 (2.15%) Gemalto
8 4 (2.15%) Meraki
9 3 (1.61%) Capita
9 3 (1.61%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.61%) Trend Micro
10 2 (1.08%) Micro Focus