Period
to 21 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 610 737 627
Rank change year-on-year +127 -110 +260
Permanent jobs citing CEH 644 475 783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 1.10% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 509 365 635
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,200 £36,350
90th Percentile £93,000 £81,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -4.76%

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 39,487 43,177 51,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.58% 24.44% 26.56%
Number of salaries quoted 29,328 33,131 41,662
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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 +139 616 £60,000 +11.11% 67
UK excluding London +153 367 £55,000 +22.22% 45
London +79 268 £65,000 +8.33% 23
South East +36 148 £57,500 +27.78% 30
East of England +80 82 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Midlands +45 50 £57,000 +30.29% 2
North of England +20 48 £57,500 +21.05% 6
West Midlands +44 47 £57,000 +41.61% 1
North West +26 22 £57,500 +21.05% 3
South West +10 22 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Yorkshire +10 16 £42,500 -10.53% 3
North East -14 10 £58,750 +109.82%
Scotland +9 8 £40,500 -1.82%
Wales +11 7 £60,000 -20.00% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
East Midlands -8 3 £37,000 -45.19% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 523 (81.21%) CISSP
2 356 (55.28%) Information Security
3 327 (50.78%) Cybersecurity
4 271 (42.08%) SIEM
5 244 (37.89%) CISM
6 219 (34.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 214 (33.23%) Firewall
8 180 (27.95%) GIAC
9 150 (23.29%) Risk Management
9 150 (23.29%) CISA
10 146 (22.67%) Degree
11 145 (22.52%) Penetration Testing
12 134 (20.81%) Vulnerability Management
13 129 (20.03%) CompTIA Security+
14 120 (18.63%) Linux
15 118 (18.32%) Security Operations
16 117 (18.17%) Cisco Certification
17 116 (18.01%) Finance
18 100 (15.53%) SSCP
19 96 (14.91%) Security Architecture
20 95 (14.75%) OSCP
21 94 (14.60%) Management Information System
22 93 (14.44%) Ethical Hacking
23 90 (13.98%) Windows
24 88 (13.66%) TCP/IP
25 87 (13.51%) SANS
26 82 (12.73%) Data Protection
27 81 (12.58%) GCIH
28 80 (12.42%) Network Security
29 74 (11.49%) Threat Intelligence

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 30 (4.66%) Apache
2 25 (3.88%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.71%) IIS
4 4 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.16%) JBoss
5 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.42%) IaaS
4 21 (3.26%) PaaS
5 8 (1.24%) SaaS
6 7 (1.09%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.62%) Akamai
10 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.16%) GitHub
11 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 214 (33.23%) Firewall
2 88 (13.66%) TCP/IP
3 80 (12.42%) Network Security
4 47 (7.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 33 (5.12%) VPN
6 32 (4.97%) HTTP
7 29 (4.50%) Sourcefire
8 25 (3.88%) SSL
9 24 (3.73%) DNS
10 23 (3.57%) WAN
11 22 (3.42%) LAN
12 18 (2.80%) Internet
13 17 (2.64%) MPLS
13 17 (2.64%) Wireshark
14 12 (1.86%) Broadband
15 10 (1.55%) Wireless
16 7 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.09%) VoIP
17 6 (0.93%) IPsec
18 4 (0.62%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.35%) Big Data
2 25 (3.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.16%) GIS
3 1 (0.16%) Maltego
3 1 (0.16%) MySQL
3 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (6.52%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.31%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.16%) AppScan
3 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.16%) Maven
3 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.16%) sqlmap
3 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 116 (18.01%) Finance
2 47 (7.30%) Legal
2 47 (7.30%) Retail
3 44 (6.83%) Banking
4 31 (4.81%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.11%) Law
6 19 (2.95%) Publishing
7 18 (2.80%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.78%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (28.26%) Analyst
2 134 (20.81%) Security Analyst
3 115 (17.86%) Security Engineer
4 76 (11.80%) Architect
5 62 (9.63%) Security Architect
6 49 (7.61%) IT Analyst
6 49 (7.61%) IT Security Analyst
7 36 (5.59%) IT Engineer
8 35 (5.43%) IT Security Engineer
9 34 (5.28%) IT Support
9 34 (5.28%) Security Officer
9 34 (5.28%) Tester
10 33 (5.12%) Consultant
10 33 (5.12%) Security Consultant
11 32 (4.97%) Information Analyst
11 32 (4.97%) Information Security Analyst
12 30 (4.66%) Penetration Tester
12 30 (4.66%) Security Specialist
13 29 (4.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 28 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (2.64%) Regular Expression
3 13 (2.02%) PCRE
4 6 (0.93%) Web Services
5 4 (0.62%) LDAP
6 3 (0.47%) .NET
6 3 (0.47%) REST
7 2 (0.31%) HTML
7 2 (0.31%) Middleware
8 1 (0.16%) CSS
8 1 (0.16%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.16%) HTML5
8 1 (0.16%) jQuery
8 1 (0.16%) OAuth
8 1 (0.16%) SAML
8 1 (0.16%) SPNEGO
8 1 (0.16%) Spring
8 1 (0.16%) Spring Security
8 1 (0.16%) WCF
8 1 (0.16%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (14.60%) Management Information System
2 57 (8.85%) Security Operations Centre
3 54 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 54 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (6.37%) Data Protection Act
6 27 (4.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 26 (4.04%) Cyber Defence
7 26 (4.04%) Cyberthreat
7 26 (4.04%) Data Centre
8 23 (3.57%) Fintech
9 20 (3.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 19 (2.95%) CMDB
11 14 (2.17%) Cyberattack
12 13 (2.02%) PKI
13 12 (1.86%) BYOD
14 9 (1.40%) CESG
15 7 (1.09%) Algorithms
15 7 (1.09%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 120 (18.63%) Linux
2 90 (13.98%) Windows
3 63 (9.78%) Windows Server
4 35 (5.43%) Mac OS X
5 31 (4.81%) Apple iOS
5 31 (4.81%) Kali Linux
6 22 (3.42%) Unix
7 6 (0.93%) VMS
8 5 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (55.28%) Information Security
2 327 (50.78%) Cybersecurity
3 271 (42.08%) SIEM
4 150 (23.29%) Risk Management
5 145 (22.52%) Penetration Testing
6 134 (20.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 118 (18.32%) Security Operations
8 96 (14.91%) Security Architecture
9 93 (14.44%) Ethical Hacking
10 82 (12.73%) Data Protection
11 74 (11.49%) Threat Intelligence
12 73 (11.34%) ITIL
13 72 (11.18%) OWASP
14 57 (8.85%) Security Testing
15 56 (8.70%) Analytics
15 56 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
15 56 (8.70%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 53 (8.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 51 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
18 49 (7.61%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.01%) Python
2 33 (5.12%) Ruby
3 29 (4.50%) Perl
4 21 (3.26%) Bash Shell
5 19 (2.95%) PowerShell
6 18 (2.80%) Java
6 18 (2.80%) JavaScript
7 14 (2.17%) C
7 14 (2.17%) C++
8 12 (1.86%) PHP
9 9 (1.40%) Go
9 9 (1.40%) SQL
9 9 (1.40%) VBA
10 4 (0.62%) C#
10 4 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 523 (81.21%) CISSP
2 244 (37.89%) CISM
3 180 (27.95%) GIAC
4 150 (23.29%) CISA
5 146 (22.67%) Degree
6 129 (20.03%) CompTIA Security+
7 117 (18.17%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (15.53%) SSCP
9 95 (14.75%) OSCP
10 87 (13.51%) SANS
11 81 (12.58%) GCIH
12 69 (10.71%) GSEC
13 64 (9.94%) Computer Science Degree
14 57 (8.85%) CCNA
15 49 (7.61%) CISMP
15 49 (7.61%) GCIA
16 45 (6.99%) CREST Certified
17 44 (6.83%) CCNP
18 33 (5.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 29 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (34.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (9.78%) PCI DSS
3 50 (7.76%) GDPR
4 40 (6.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 37 (5.75%) GPG13
6 36 (5.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (2.02%) COBIT
8 9 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (1.24%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.93%) SLA
11 5 (0.78%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.78%) QA
12 4 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.62%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.47%) RMADS
14 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.31%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 1 (0.16%) FINRA
System Software
1 42 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.19%) Snort
3 24 (3.73%) HDFS
4 19 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.31%) Docker
6 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (7.14%) Nessus
2 43 (6.68%) QRadar
3 27 (4.19%) Suricata
4 26 (4.04%) Nmap
5 16 (2.48%) CSIRT
5 16 (2.48%) RSA Security Analytics
6 12 (1.86%) Stealthwatch
7 10 (1.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (1.55%) IBM BigFix
7 10 (1.55%) Nexpose
7 10 (1.55%) SCCM
7 10 (1.55%) WSUS
8 8 (1.24%) OpenVAS
9 7 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.62%) EnCase
11 3 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.31%) CASB
12 2 (0.31%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 67 (10.40%) Qualys
2 62 (9.63%) CheckPoint
3 61 (9.47%) Splunk
4 59 (9.16%) Cisco
5 37 (5.75%) LogRhythm
5 37 (5.75%) Microsoft
6 36 (5.59%) ArcSight
7 31 (4.81%) Apple
8 28 (4.35%) Symantec
9 25 (3.88%) TippingPoint
10 24 (3.73%) AlienVault
11 22 (3.42%) Rapid7
11 22 (3.42%) Sophos
12 21 (3.26%) Fortinet
12 21 (3.26%) Palo Alto
13 20 (3.11%) Citrix
13 20 (3.11%) EMC
14 19 (2.95%) NetApp
14 19 (2.95%) VMware
15 13 (2.02%) FireEye