Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 817 625 762
Rank change year-on-year -192 +137 -148
Permanent jobs citing CEH 278 162 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 1.24% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 196 114 219
10th Percentile £41,566 £40,650 £40,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,750 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.55% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,625 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,000 £50,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.42% -8.64% -

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 30,695 13,087 27,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.54% 20.23% 21.84%
Number of salaries quoted 15,568 9,600 20,595
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,773 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.46% +10.61% -

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -148 252 £66,750 +21.36% 21
UK excluding London -176 133 £58,000 +15.42% 13
London -158 116 £70,000 +1.45% 8
Work from Home -163 76 £72,500 +41.46% 3
South East -96 44 £52,500 -2.33% 3
North of England -113 31 £55,000 +12.82% 4
Midlands -83 23 £62,125 +18.33% 2
South West -38 19 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North West -113 18 £65,000 +30.00% 4
West Midlands -65 16 £60,000 +14.29%
East of England -104 14 £58,000 +26.09% 1
Yorkshire -64 12 £50,000 +66.67%
East Midlands -47 7 £70,000 -3.45% 2
Scotland -70 2 £56,250 -10.00%
Wales - 2 £45,000 - 1
North East - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 171 (61.51%) Information Security
2 163 (58.63%) CISSP
3 136 (48.92%) Cybersecurity
4 106 (38.13%) Social Skills
5 92 (33.09%) Firewall
6 91 (32.73%) SIEM
7 87 (31.29%) CISM
8 71 (25.54%) Azure
9 68 (24.46%) Mentoring
10 65 (23.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 63 (22.66%) Penetration Testing
12 61 (21.94%) Cisco Certification
13 60 (21.58%) Microsoft
14 59 (21.22%) Ethical Hacking
15 58 (20.86%) Management Information System
16 56 (20.14%) Network Security
17 54 (19.42%) CompTIA Security+
18 53 (19.06%) Vulnerability Management
19 51 (18.35%) Degree
20 49 (17.63%) Security Operations
21 47 (16.91%) OWASP
22 43 (15.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 43 (15.47%) Presales
22 43 (15.47%) Risk Management
22 43 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
23 41 (14.75%) Windows
24 40 (14.39%) OSCP
25 37 (13.31%) NIST
26 36 (12.95%) Line Management
26 36 (12.95%) Microsoft 365

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 19 (6.83%) IIS
2 13 (4.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 71 (25.54%) Azure
2 36 (12.95%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (11.87%) AWS
4 15 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (3.60%) OneDrive
6 10 (3.60%) Power Platform
6 10 (3.60%) PowerApps
7 8 (2.88%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.16%) PaaS
8 6 (2.16%) SaaS
9 5 (1.80%) IaaS
10 3 (1.08%) GCP
11 2 (0.72%) Azure Monitor
11 2 (0.72%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 92 (33.09%) Firewall
2 56 (20.14%) Network Security
3 33 (11.87%) VPN
4 21 (7.55%) DNS
5 14 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (4.68%) Internet
7 12 (4.32%) DHCP
7 12 (4.32%) TCP/IP
7 12 (4.32%) VLAN
8 10 (3.60%) HTTP
9 9 (3.24%) WAN
10 8 (2.88%) Wireless
11 7 (2.52%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (2.16%) Intranet
12 6 (2.16%) LAN
13 5 (1.80%) DKIM
13 5 (1.80%) DMARC
14 4 (1.44%) tcpdump
14 4 (1.44%) Wireshark
15 3 (1.08%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.72%) DTS
5 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (5.76%) Burp Suite
2 8 (2.88%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.44%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.08%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.36%) AppScan
6 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.36%) JIRA
6 1 (0.36%) Selenium
6 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 106 (38.13%) Social Skills
2 32 (11.51%) Electronics
3 31 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (9.71%) Finance
5 18 (6.47%) Telecoms
6 16 (5.76%) Legal
7 15 (5.40%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (3.24%) Banking
9 8 (2.88%) German Language
9 8 (2.88%) Law
10 7 (2.52%) Military
11 6 (2.16%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.44%) Marketing
13 3 (1.08%) Aerospace
13 3 (1.08%) Public Sector
14 2 (0.72%) Retail
15 1 (0.36%) Back Office
15 1 (0.36%) Billing
15 1 (0.36%) Documentation Skills
15 1 (0.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 54 (19.42%) Architect
1 54 (19.42%) Security Architect
2 51 (18.35%) Analyst
3 50 (17.99%) Security Engineer
4 41 (14.75%) Security Analyst
5 37 (13.31%) Lead Architect
5 37 (13.31%) Lead Security Architect
6 20 (7.19%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 17 (6.12%) Consultant
8 16 (5.76%) Cloud Architect
8 16 (5.76%) Security Consultant
9 15 (5.40%) Security Manager
9 15 (5.40%) Senior Security Engineer
10 13 (4.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 13 (4.68%) IT Analyst
10 13 (4.68%) IT Security Analyst
11 10 (3.60%) Head of Cybersecurity
11 10 (3.60%) Head of Security
11 10 (3.60%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.60%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.16%) .NET
2 5 (1.80%) SOAP
3 4 (1.44%) Node.js
4 2 (0.72%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.72%) J2EE
4 2 (0.72%) REST
5 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.36%) JSP
5 1 (0.36%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (20.86%) Management Information System
2 32 (11.51%) Blog
2 32 (11.51%) Social Media
2 32 (11.51%) Tandem
3 21 (7.55%) Cyberattack
4 20 (7.19%) Security Operations Centre
5 18 (6.47%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.16%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.80%) SCADA
9 4 (1.44%) Clustering
9 4 (1.44%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.08%) CESG
10 3 (1.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (1.08%) PKI
11 2 (0.72%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.75%) Windows
2 23 (8.27%) Linux
3 16 (5.76%) Unix
4 13 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.60%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.52%) Kali Linux
7 5 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.08%) CentOS
8 3 (1.08%) Solaris
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.72%) Android
9 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.72%) VMS
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (61.51%) Information Security
2 136 (48.92%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (32.73%) SIEM
4 68 (24.46%) Mentoring
5 63 (22.66%) Penetration Testing
6 59 (21.22%) Ethical Hacking
7 53 (19.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 49 (17.63%) Security Operations
9 47 (16.91%) OWASP
10 43 (15.47%) Presales
10 43 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (15.47%) Risk Management
10 43 (15.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 36 (12.95%) Line Management
12 35 (12.59%) People Management
13 32 (11.51%) Business Development
13 32 (11.51%) Business Enablement
14 31 (11.15%) ITIL
15 30 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (10.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.27%) Python
2 19 (6.83%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.60%) Bash
4 6 (2.16%) C
4 6 (2.16%) Java
5 5 (1.80%) C#
5 5 (1.80%) PHP
6 4 (1.44%) Go
6 4 (1.44%) Rust
7 2 (0.72%) Perl
7 2 (0.72%) R
7 2 (0.72%) Ruby
7 2 (0.72%) VBA
8 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.36%) C++
8 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (58.63%) CISSP
2 87 (31.29%) CISM
3 61 (21.94%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (19.42%) CompTIA Security+
5 51 (18.35%) Degree
6 40 (14.39%) OSCP
7 33 (11.87%) CCNA
8 23 (8.27%) Security Cleared
9 21 (7.55%) CCSP
9 21 (7.55%) ISSAP
10 20 (7.19%) CISMP
10 20 (7.19%) SC Cleared
11 19 (6.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 19 (6.83%) CCNP
12 18 (6.47%) CISA
12 18 (6.47%) GIAC
12 18 (6.47%) SANS
13 15 (5.40%) GSEC
14 14 (5.04%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (5.04%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (23.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (13.31%) NIST
3 35 (12.59%) NCSC
4 30 (10.79%) PCI DSS
5 20 (7.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (5.04%) QA
7 10 (3.60%) SLA
8 8 (2.88%) RMADS
9 7 (2.52%) GDPR
9 7 (2.52%) JSP 440
10 5 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (1.08%) COBIT
11 3 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (1.08%) GLBA
11 3 (1.08%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.72%) ARP4754
12 2 (0.72%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.72%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 16 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.52%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.72%) Snort
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (9.35%) Nessus
2 17 (6.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.60%) CASB
3 10 (3.60%) QRadar
4 8 (2.88%) Nmap
5 6 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.44%) CSIRT
6 4 (1.44%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.72%) EnCase
7 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.72%) FTK
7 2 (0.72%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.72%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.72%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.36%) Ansible
8 1 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (21.58%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.35%) Cisco
3 15 (5.40%) VMware
4 14 (5.04%) Qualys
5 11 (3.96%) Google
6 10 (3.60%) Splunk
7 7 (2.52%) AlienVault
8 6 (2.16%) McAfee
9 5 (1.80%) Darktrace
9 5 (1.80%) Oracle
9 5 (1.80%) Proofpoint
10 4 (1.44%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.08%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.08%) Tripwire
12 2 (0.72%) HP
12 2 (0.72%) Juniper
12 2 (0.72%) Meraki
12 2 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.36%) CA
13 1 (0.36%) Huawei