The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 247 315 305
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -10
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 14 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.029% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.035% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 15
Average salary £63,750 £52,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £52,500 £53,100
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £52,500 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%
Ethical Hacking
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5889 8631 8804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 87.99% 84.63% 85.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5269 7432 7470
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the City of London region.

Ethical Hacking Salary Trend in the City of London

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Ethical Hacking Salary Histogram in the City of London

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Ethical Hacking also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Ethical Hacking.

1 12 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (44.44%) CISSP
4 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (33.33%) Information Security
6 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
6 5 (27.78%) GIAC
6 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
6 5 (27.78%) SANS
7 4 (22.22%) EnCE
7 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (22.22%) Python
7 4 (22.22%) Perl
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) GCIH
7 4 (22.22%) CEH
7 4 (22.22%) Degree
8 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (16.67%) Java EE
8 3 (16.67%) Retail
8 3 (16.67%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (16.67%) MCSE
8 3 (16.67%) STL
8 3 (16.67%) C
8 3 (16.67%) C#
8 3 (16.67%) C++

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Ethical Hacking also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Ethical Hacking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Apache Hive
1 3 (16.67%) Big Data
1 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) GDB
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Application Security Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) CISSP Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacker
3 2 (11.11%) Forensic Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Principal Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Principal Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Penetration Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Security Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Java EE
1 3 (16.67%) STL
2 2 (11.11%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Cybercrime
1 2 (11.11%) Data Conversion
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Android
2 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security
4 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Computer Security
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) Mobile Development
6 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 3 (16.67%) OWASP
6 3 (16.67%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) Secure Coding
6 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 3 (16.67%) SIEM
7 2 (11.11%) E-Discovery
7 2 (11.11%) Security Management
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 4 (22.22%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) C
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) C++
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) GIAC
2 5 (27.78%) SANS
3 4 (22.22%) CEH
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) EnCE
3 4 (22.22%) GCIH
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Linux+ Certification
4 3 (16.67%) MCSE
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (16.67%) SSCP
5 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) GCFA
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) CISA
6 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
6 1 (5.56%) CRISC
6 1 (5.56%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (5.56%) GPG13
3 1 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
1 2 (11.11%) Qualys
1 2 (11.11%) Splunk
1 2 (11.11%) VMware