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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 636 612 767
Rank change year-on-year -24 +155  
Permanent jobs citing CEH 240 337 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.29% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 191 268 156
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.34% +10.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  

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 21844 26201 30066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.56% 26.63% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17036 21214 23848
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

CEH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CEH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for CEH in the UK

CEH
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 227 £55,000 -4.34% 25
London +20 118 £60,500 -10.37% 9
South East -6 56 £45,000 -14.28% 8
West Yorkshire +30 21 £75,000 +62.16% 1
Yorkshire +17 21 £75,000 +66.66% 1
Berkshire +20 19 £45,000 -5.26% 1
City of London +33 17 £56,000 -10.40% 1
Oxfordshire +10 16 £35,000 -33.33% 2
Leeds +19 15 £65,000 +40.54% 1
North West -27 11 £47,500 +11.76%
Manchester -24 10 £47,500 +11.76%
East of England -29 10 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Hertfordshire -11 9 £45,000 -14.28% 1
East Sussex - 9 £45,000 -
Bracknell +26 8 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Hampshire +14 7 £75,000 +20.00% 2
Oxford +10 6 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands -3 6 - -
Reading +17 5 £75,000 +87.50%
Nottingham - 5 £35,000 -
Maidenhead - 5 £41,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
St Albans +4 4 £47,500 +11.76%
Hatfield - 4 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +18 3 £40,000 -55.55% 2
South Wales +17 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Cardiff +14 3 £75,000 +87.50%
Warwickshire +12 3 - -
Wales +9 3 £75,000 +87.50%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 349 (70.22%) CISSP
2 284 (57.14%) Information Security
3 190 (38.23%) CISM
4 176 (35.41%) Cybersecurity
5 169 (34.00%) Firewall
6 166 (33.40%) Windows
7 150 (30.18%) SIEM
8 143 (28.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 133 (26.76%) Security Operations
10 127 (25.55%) Finance
11 119 (23.94%) Risk Management
12 115 (23.14%) Linux
13 114 (22.94%) Network Security
14 110 (22.13%) CISA
14 110 (22.13%) GIAC
15 108 (21.73%) SANS
16 106 (21.33%) Penetration Testing
17 95 (19.11%) Management Information System
18 93 (18.71%) Ethical Hacking
18 93 (18.71%) Degree
19 90 (18.11%) PCI DSS
20 89 (17.91%) Security Cleared
21 88 (17.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 86 (17.30%) Incident Management
23 74 (14.89%) Nessus
23 74 (14.89%) Vulnerability Management
24 66 (13.28%) OSCP
24 66 (13.28%) ITIL
25 65 (13.08%) SC Cleared
26 63 (12.68%) Intrusion Detection

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 18 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.62%) IIS
4 11 (2.21%) Apache
5 9 (1.81%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.80%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.23%) SaaS
2 17 (3.42%) Office 365
3 16 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.01%) IaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.20%) GitHub
8 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 169 (34.00%) Firewall
2 114 (22.94%) Network Security
3 63 (12.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (7.65%) TCP/IP
5 33 (6.64%) Wireless
6 30 (6.04%) DNS
7 28 (5.63%) VPN
8 24 (4.83%) Internet
9 20 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (3.62%) HTTP
10 18 (3.62%) IPsec
11 17 (3.42%) LAN
11 17 (3.42%) SSL
11 17 (3.42%) WAN
12 15 (3.02%) DHCP
13 12 (2.41%) Wireless Security
13 12 (2.41%) Wireshark
14 11 (2.21%) BGP
14 11 (2.21%) EIGRP
14 11 (2.21%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.41%) Big Data
3 10 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.80%) ZAP BI
5 3 (0.60%) MySQL
6 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.40%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.20%) GIS
7 1 (0.20%) Maltego
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (7.44%) Metasploit
2 23 (4.63%) Burp Suite
3 15 (3.02%) AppScan
3 15 (3.02%) Paros
4 12 (2.41%) WebScarab
5 6 (1.21%) JIRA
6 5 (1.01%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 127 (25.55%) Finance
2 16 (3.22%) Legal
3 15 (3.02%) Banking
4 14 (2.82%) Military
5 13 (2.62%) Law
5 13 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.41%) Retail
7 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.61%) Marketing
7 8 (1.61%) Publishing
8 7 (1.41%) Games
9 5 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.01%) German Language
10 4 (0.80%) French Language
10 4 (0.80%) Portuguese Language
10 4 (0.80%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.60%) Electronics
12 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
12 2 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 188 (37.83%) Analyst
2 128 (25.75%) Security Analyst
3 80 (16.10%) Consultant
4 74 (14.89%) Security Consultant
5 51 (10.26%) Security Engineer
6 50 (10.06%) Information Analyst
6 50 (10.06%) Information Security Analyst
7 44 (8.85%) Security Manager
8 41 (8.25%) SOC Analyst
9 37 (7.44%) Tester
10 36 (7.24%) Penetration Tester
11 33 (6.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 26 (5.23%) Architect
13 23 (4.63%) IT Analyst
13 23 (4.63%) IT Security Analyst
13 23 (4.63%) Monitoring Analyst
13 23 (4.63%) Security Architect
13 23 (4.63%) SIEM Analyst
14 20 (4.02%) Malware Analyst
14 20 (4.02%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.63%) Web Services
2 16 (3.22%) HTML
3 11 (2.21%) Regular Expression
4 9 (1.81%) .NET
5 7 (1.41%) ZeroMQ
6 6 (1.21%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (1.21%) JSON
7 3 (0.60%) XML
8 2 (0.40%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.40%) CGI
8 2 (0.40%) PCRE
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.20%) HTML5
9 1 (0.20%) LAMP
9 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 95 (19.11%) Management Information System
2 58 (11.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 49 (9.86%) Computer Science
4 36 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.63%) Cyber Attack
6 22 (4.43%) Mobile App
7 18 (3.62%) Cyberthreat
7 18 (3.62%) PKI
8 14 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (2.82%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.62%) CESG
9 13 (2.62%) Cybercrime
10 11 (2.21%) SCADA
11 10 (2.01%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.81%) Clustering
13 8 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.61%) NHS
14 5 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 166 (33.40%) Windows
2 115 (23.14%) Linux
3 61 (12.27%) Unix
4 40 (8.05%) Windows Server
5 29 (5.84%) Kali Linux
6 20 (4.02%) CentOS
7 18 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.81%) Android
10 8 (1.61%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.41%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.01%) Debian
13 5 (1.01%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.80%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.40%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.40%) HPUX
15 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (57.14%) Information Security
2 176 (35.41%) Cybersecurity
3 150 (30.18%) SIEM
4 133 (26.76%) Security Operations
5 119 (23.94%) Risk Management
6 106 (21.33%) Penetration Testing
7 93 (18.71%) Ethical Hacking
8 88 (17.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 86 (17.30%) Incident Management
10 74 (14.89%) Vulnerability Management
11 66 (13.28%) ITIL
12 62 (12.47%) Security Monitoring
13 61 (12.27%) Security Testing
14 53 (10.66%) Kalman Filter
14 53 (10.66%) OWASP
15 50 (10.06%) Malware Analysis
16 44 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (7.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 38 (7.65%) Security Architecture
19 37 (7.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.85%) Java
2 39 (7.85%) Python
3 38 (7.65%) SQL
4 31 (6.24%) C
5 26 (5.23%) Bash Shell
5 26 (5.23%) C++
6 23 (4.63%) Perl
6 23 (4.63%) Ruby
7 19 (3.82%) PowerShell
8 18 (3.62%) C#
9 15 (3.02%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.21%) PHP
11 5 (1.01%) C-shell
11 5 (1.01%) Korn
12 3 (0.60%) Ada
12 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.20%) VB
13 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 349 (70.22%) CISSP
2 190 (38.23%) CISM
3 110 (22.13%) CISA
3 110 (22.13%) GIAC
4 108 (21.73%) SANS
5 93 (18.71%) Degree
6 89 (17.91%) Security Cleared
7 66 (13.28%) OSCP
8 65 (13.08%) SC Cleared
9 60 (12.07%) GCIA
9 60 (12.07%) GCIH
10 57 (11.47%) CREST Certified
11 54 (10.87%) GSEC
12 52 (10.46%) CompTIA Security+
12 52 (10.46%) Security+ Certification
13 44 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
13 44 (8.85%) CLAS
14 42 (8.45%) SSCP
15 38 (7.65%) CCNA
16 34 (6.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (28.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (18.11%) PCI DSS
3 36 (7.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (3.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 12 (2.41%) ISO 9001
6 11 (2.21%) GDPR
7 10 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (1.41%) DO-178B
10 6 (1.21%) COBIT
10 6 (1.21%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.80%) DO-254
12 3 (0.60%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.60%) QA
13 2 (0.40%) GPG13
13 2 (0.40%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.40%) SLA
14 1 (0.20%) BS7799
14 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (12.47%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.24%) Snort
3 9 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.01%) pfSense
5 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.80%) Samba
6 2 (0.40%) HDFS
6 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.20%) Docker
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (14.89%) Nessus
2 35 (7.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 25 (5.03%) Nmap
4 20 (4.02%) EnCase
5 15 (3.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (2.82%) Nexpose
7 10 (2.01%) CSIRT
8 9 (1.81%) QRadar
9 8 (1.61%) Kibana
10 7 (1.41%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.41%) Grafana
11 6 (1.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (1.21%) logstash
12 5 (1.01%) Defensics
12 5 (1.01%) OpenVAS
12 5 (1.01%) SCCM
13 4 (0.80%) FTK
13 4 (0.80%) RSA enVision
13 4 (0.80%) WebInspect
14 3 (0.60%) Endace
Vendors
1 61 (12.27%) Cisco
2 47 (9.46%) LogRhythm
3 35 (7.04%) Palo Alto
4 33 (6.64%) AlienVault
5 32 (6.44%) Microsoft
6 29 (5.84%) CheckPoint
6 29 (5.84%) Splunk
7 28 (5.63%) Sophos
8 27 (5.43%) Qualys
9 19 (3.82%) McAfee
10 17 (3.42%) Juniper
11 16 (3.22%) Symantec
11 16 (3.22%) VMware
12 14 (2.82%) ArcSight
12 14 (2.82%) CyberArk
12 14 (2.82%) Rapid7
13 13 (2.62%) IBM
13 13 (2.62%) ServiceNow
14 12 (2.41%) Fortinet
15 10 (2.01%) LogLogic
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + +Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £125000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £125000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, Bonus, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: Competitive + car allowance or company car
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fullstack
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: Unspecified - £Excellent Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: c£60'000
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great benefits - see below.
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 7 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £42-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dep on skills, knowledge & exp + exc benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxford
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, certification
Posted: 17 days ago
North West London
Win Technologies
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago