Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 628 746 694
Rank change year-on-year +118 -52 +247
Permanent jobs citing CEH 647 502 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 1.15% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 513 412 528
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £38,350 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £97,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £46,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year +28.34% -10.95% +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 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 41,614 43,822 55,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.72% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 30,986 33,927 44,411
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +109 613 £60,000 +9.09% 59
UK excluding London +88 362 £60,000 +28.34% 39
London +48 275 £70,000 +12.00% 22
South East +37 160 £60,000 +33.33% 13
East of England +41 62 £51,250 +10.81% 3
Midlands +17 51 £60,000 +33.33% 5
North of England +7 51 £60,000 +26.32% 13
West Midlands +44 50 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +8 21 £75,000 +7.14% 6
North West +22 20 £57,500 +21.05% 7
South West +9 16 £60,000 +26.32% 3
Wales +13 12 £60,000 -20.00% 2
North East - 10 £58,750 -
Scotland -13 8 £40,500 +1.25%
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
East Midlands +2 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 537 (83.00%) CISSP
2 341 (52.70%) Information Security
3 323 (49.92%) Cybersecurity
4 257 (39.72%) CISM
5 228 (35.24%) SIEM
6 198 (30.60%) Firewall
7 186 (28.75%) CISA
8 181 (27.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 156 (24.11%) Finance
10 155 (23.96%) GIAC
11 153 (23.65%) Degree
12 147 (22.72%) Penetration Testing
13 127 (19.63%) Risk Management
14 124 (19.17%) OSCP
15 116 (17.93%) Vulnerability Management
16 112 (17.31%) Ethical Hacking
17 111 (17.16%) SANS
18 109 (16.85%) CompTIA Security+
19 94 (14.53%) SSCP
20 92 (14.22%) Linux
20 92 (14.22%) Security Architecture
21 90 (13.91%) Security Operations
22 87 (13.45%) OWASP
22 87 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
23 86 (13.29%) Management Information System
24 66 (10.20%) TCP/IP
25 63 (9.74%) Python
25 63 (9.74%) Windows
25 63 (9.74%) GCIH
25 63 (9.74%) Agile Software Development

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 24 (3.71%) Apache
2 21 (3.25%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.15%) JBoss
4 1 (0.15%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.55%) IaaS
4 22 (3.40%) PaaS
5 12 (1.85%) SaaS
6 11 (1.70%) Mimecast
7 7 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Akamai
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 198 (30.60%) Firewall
2 66 (10.20%) TCP/IP
3 56 (8.66%) Intrusion Detection
3 56 (8.66%) Network Security
4 34 (5.26%) VPN
5 28 (4.33%) HTTP
6 26 (4.02%) Sourcefire
6 26 (4.02%) WAN
7 25 (3.86%) LAN
8 21 (3.25%) DNS
9 19 (2.94%) Wireless
10 17 (2.63%) SSL
11 15 (2.32%) Internet
12 12 (1.85%) MPLS
13 10 (1.55%) Wireless Security
14 9 (1.39%) VoIP
15 8 (1.24%) Broadband
16 7 (1.08%) IPsec
16 7 (1.08%) Wireshark
17 6 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.95%) Big Data
2 21 (3.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.31%) Maltego
3 2 (0.31%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.15%) GIS
4 1 (0.15%) MySQL
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (6.96%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.08%) AppScan
2 7 (1.08%) sqlmap
3 6 (0.93%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.31%) WebScarab
5 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 156 (24.11%) Finance
2 43 (6.65%) Legal
3 32 (4.95%) Banking
4 27 (4.17%) Retail
5 18 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.78%) Publishing
6 17 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.47%) Investment Banking
8 15 (2.32%) Games
9 13 (2.01%) Back Office
10 12 (1.85%) Law
11 11 (1.70%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.77%) Welsh Language
14 1 (0.15%) Marketing
14 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 166 (25.66%) Analyst
2 131 (20.25%) Security Analyst
3 105 (16.23%) Security Engineer
4 99 (15.30%) Architect
5 86 (13.29%) Security Architect
6 50 (7.73%) Consultant
6 50 (7.73%) Security Consultant
7 46 (7.11%) Tester
8 44 (6.80%) Penetration Tester
9 42 (6.49%) Information Analyst
9 42 (6.49%) Information Security Analyst
10 34 (5.26%) Security Specialist
11 32 (4.95%) IT Analyst
11 32 (4.95%) IT Security Analyst
12 31 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (4.33%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 28 (4.33%) IT Engineer
13 28 (4.33%) Security Manager
13 28 (4.33%) Security Officer
14 27 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.71%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (2.16%) Regular Expression
3 12 (1.85%) PCRE
4 9 (1.39%) .NET
5 7 (1.08%) Web Services
6 5 (0.77%) HTML
7 4 (0.62%) LDAP
8 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.31%) CSS
8 2 (0.31%) J2EE
8 2 (0.31%) jQuery
8 2 (0.31%) REST
8 2 (0.31%) RESTful
8 2 (0.31%) SAML
8 2 (0.31%) Spring
8 2 (0.31%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.15%) HTML5
9 1 (0.15%) OAuth
9 1 (0.15%) SPNEGO
9 1 (0.15%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.29%) Management Information System
2 52 (8.04%) Computer Science
3 45 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (6.34%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (5.41%) Data Centre
6 30 (4.64%) Fintech
7 25 (3.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (3.55%) Data Protection Act
9 20 (3.09%) Cyberthreat
9 20 (3.09%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.78%) CMDB
11 16 (2.47%) BYOD
12 14 (2.16%) Cyber Defence
13 10 (1.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 10 (1.55%) PKI
14 9 (1.39%) Cyberattack
15 8 (1.24%) CESG
16 7 (1.08%) Algorithms
16 7 (1.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 92 (14.22%) Linux
2 63 (9.74%) Windows
3 38 (5.87%) Unix
4 34 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.40%) Kali Linux
6 19 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 18 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.46%) VMS
9 2 (0.31%) Android
9 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (52.70%) Information Security
2 323 (49.92%) Cybersecurity
3 228 (35.24%) SIEM
4 147 (22.72%) Penetration Testing
5 127 (19.63%) Risk Management
6 116 (17.93%) Vulnerability Management
7 112 (17.31%) Ethical Hacking
8 92 (14.22%) Security Architecture
9 90 (13.91%) Security Operations
10 87 (13.45%) OWASP
11 63 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
12 60 (9.27%) Security Testing
12 60 (9.27%) Threat Intelligence
13 57 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 57 (8.81%) Data Protection
13 57 (8.81%) ITIL
14 52 (8.04%) Incident Management
15 49 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (7.42%) Project Management
17 45 (6.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 63 (9.74%) Python
2 38 (5.87%) Ruby
3 34 (5.26%) Perl
4 26 (4.02%) Java
5 23 (3.55%) Bash Shell
6 21 (3.25%) C++
7 16 (2.47%) PHP
8 15 (2.32%) C
9 13 (2.01%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.70%) C#
10 11 (1.70%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.39%) Go
12 6 (0.93%) SQL
12 6 (0.93%) VBA
13 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.15%) R
14 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 537 (83.00%) CISSP
2 257 (39.72%) CISM
3 186 (28.75%) CISA
4 155 (23.96%) GIAC
5 153 (23.65%) Degree
6 124 (19.17%) OSCP
7 111 (17.16%) SANS
8 109 (16.85%) CompTIA Security+
9 94 (14.53%) SSCP
10 87 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (9.74%) GCIH
12 58 (8.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 55 (8.50%) GSEC
14 50 (7.73%) CREST Certified
15 36 (5.56%) CCNP
16 34 (5.26%) CCNA
16 34 (5.26%) CSSLP
17 31 (4.79%) CRISC
18 30 (4.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 30 (4.64%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (27.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (8.81%) PCI DSS
3 34 (5.26%) GDPR
4 30 (4.64%) GPG13
5 27 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (2.32%) COBIT
8 9 (1.39%) ISO 9001
9 8 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.77%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.62%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 3 (0.46%) QA
12 3 (0.46%) SLA
13 2 (0.31%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.31%) RMADS
13 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.15%) BS7799
14 1 (0.15%) FINRA
14 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 33 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.02%) Snort
3 20 (3.09%) HDFS
4 18 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.93%) Docker
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (8.96%) Nessus
2 30 (4.64%) Nmap
2 30 (4.64%) QRadar
3 21 (3.25%) Suricata
4 8 (1.24%) HP Fortify
4 8 (1.24%) Nexpose
5 7 (1.08%) CSIRT
6 6 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.93%) RSA Security Analytics
6 6 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.93%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.62%) CASB
8 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.46%) RSA enVision
8 3 (0.46%) SCOM
8 3 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.31%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.15%) Endace
10 1 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 62 (9.58%) Qualys
2 49 (7.57%) Cisco
3 44 (6.80%) CheckPoint
4 41 (6.34%) Splunk
5 32 (4.95%) Microsoft
6 29 (4.48%) LogRhythm
7 26 (4.02%) Palo Alto
8 25 (3.86%) ArcSight
9 23 (3.55%) Fortinet
9 23 (3.55%) Rapid7
10 21 (3.25%) TippingPoint
11 18 (2.78%) Apple
11 18 (2.78%) Citrix
11 18 (2.78%) EMC
11 18 (2.78%) NetApp
11 18 (2.78%) VMware
12 14 (2.16%) Sophos
12 14 (2.16%) Symantec
13 12 (1.85%) AlienVault
14 11 (1.70%) Cylance