The first table below looks at the demand for Ethical Hacking skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 720 764 834
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +70
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 156 81 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.080% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.10% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 139 68 42
Average salary £45,000 £59,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% +48.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £45,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +57.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88099 80202 86245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.44% 78.75% 77.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71608 66273 74087
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Ethical Hacking
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Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend in England

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

Ethical Hacking Salary Trend in England

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Ethical Hacking Salary Histogram in England

Ethical Hacking
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 52 £55,000 -15.38% 4
South East -7 30 £40,000 -27.27% 5
West Midlands -2 20 £49,000 -2.00% 1
Yorkshire -20 19 £35,000 -39.13%
South West +2 15 £30,000 -
East Midlands +5 14 £62,500 -
North West +2 6 £60,000 -11.11%
Ethical Hacking
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Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 180 (62.72%) Penetration Testing
2 161 (56.10%) CEH
3 141 (49.13%) Information Security
4 124 (43.21%) CISSP
5 90 (31.36%) PCI DSS
6 81 (28.22%) Windows
7 80 (27.87%) Security Testing
8 77 (26.83%) Firewall
9 69 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 69 (24.04%) SIEM
10 68 (23.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 63 (21.95%) GIAC
11 63 (21.95%) Degree
12 62 (21.60%) .NET
13 60 (20.91%) Finance
14 59 (20.56%) Management Information System
15 55 (19.16%) Network Security
16 54 (18.82%) Cyber Security
17 52 (18.12%) Linux
18 51 (17.77%) Microsoft
19 47 (16.38%) Intrusion Detection
20 43 (14.98%) Java
21 40 (13.94%) C
22 38 (13.24%) MS Excel
23 37 (12.89%) Active Directory
23 37 (12.89%) Wireless
23 37 (12.89%) OSCP
24 36 (12.54%) SQL
24 36 (12.54%) Security Cleared
25 35 (12.20%) GPEN

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 16 (5.57%) IIS
2 12 (4.18%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.70%) GroupWise
4 2 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 38 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.09%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 77 (26.83%) Firewall
2 55 (19.16%) Network Security
3 47 (16.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 37 (12.89%) Wireless
5 32 (11.15%) DNS
6 31 (10.80%) VPN
7 30 (10.45%) TCP/IP
8 27 (9.41%) VoIP
9 24 (8.36%) Internet
9 24 (8.36%) Wireshark
10 18 (6.27%) LAN
10 18 (6.27%) DHCP
11 17 (5.92%) WAN
12 15 (5.23%) tcpdump
13 10 (3.48%) SMTP
13 10 (3.48%) LDAP
13 10 (3.48%) HTTP
14 9 (3.14%) FTP
15 8 (2.79%) HTTPS
16 7 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.18%) MySQL
3 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (6.27%) Metasploit
General
1 60 (20.91%) Finance
2 16 (5.57%) Legal
3 15 (5.23%) Law
4 10 (3.48%) Banking
5 8 (2.79%) Retail
6 6 (2.09%) Local Government
6 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.74%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Games
9 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 109 (37.98%) Tester
2 100 (34.84%) Penetration Tester
3 95 (33.10%) Analyst
4 91 (31.71%) Security Analyst
5 44 (15.33%) IT Security Analyst
6 43 (14.98%) Security Specialist
7 31 (10.80%) Ethical Hacker
7 31 (10.80%) Security Tester
8 25 (8.71%) Information Specialist
8 25 (8.71%) Information Security Specialist
9 22 (7.67%) Security Architect
9 22 (7.67%) Architect
10 19 (6.62%) Consultant
11 18 (6.27%) Security Consultant
12 17 (5.92%) Junior
13 15 (5.23%) Junior Tester
14 14 (4.88%) Graduate
15 13 (4.53%) Applications Specialist
15 13 (4.53%) Application Security Specialist
16 12 (4.18%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.60%) .NET
2 18 (6.27%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.48%) LAMP
4 5 (1.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.56%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.41%) Open Source
3 20 (6.97%) Computer Science
3 20 (6.97%) CESG
4 11 (3.83%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (3.48%) Kindle
5 10 (3.48%) Clustering
6 9 (3.14%) CESG CLAS
7 8 (2.79%) PKI
7 8 (2.79%) PMI
8 6 (2.09%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.09%) RMADS
8 6 (2.09%) iPhone
9 3 (1.05%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.70%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.35%) Online Games
11 1 (0.35%) FMCG
11 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.35%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 81 (28.22%) Windows
2 52 (18.12%) Linux
3 20 (6.97%) UNIX
4 15 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.23%) Windows 8
5 11 (3.83%) Solaris
6 10 (3.48%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.79%) Android
8 6 (2.09%) AIX
8 6 (2.09%) Windows Phone
9 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.74%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.74%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.74%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (62.72%) Penetration Testing
2 141 (49.13%) Information Security
3 80 (27.87%) Security Testing
4 69 (24.04%) SIEM
5 68 (23.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 54 (18.82%) Cyber Security
7 33 (11.50%) ITIL
8 31 (10.80%) Data Protection
9 30 (10.45%) Risk Management
10 23 (8.01%) Information Management
11 22 (7.67%) Problem Management
11 22 (7.67%) Incident Management
12 20 (6.97%) Computer Forensics
12 20 (6.97%) Project Management
13 18 (6.27%) Risk Assessment
13 18 (6.27%) OWASP
13 18 (6.27%) Change Control
14 14 (4.88%) Security Architecture
15 13 (4.53%) Web Development
16 11 (3.83%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.98%) Java
2 40 (13.94%) C
3 36 (12.54%) SQL
4 28 (9.76%) PHP
5 26 (9.06%) Objective-C
6 24 (8.36%) C++
7 19 (6.62%) Python
8 18 (6.27%) Ruby
9 9 (3.14%) C#
10 5 (1.74%) Perl
11 4 (1.39%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.39%) VB
12 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.35%) Lua
13 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.35%) Tcl
13 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 161 (56.10%) CEH
2 124 (43.21%) CISSP
3 63 (21.95%) GIAC
3 63 (21.95%) Degree
4 37 (12.89%) OSCP
5 36 (12.54%) Security Cleared
6 35 (12.20%) GPEN
7 31 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (10.10%) MCSE
9 26 (9.06%) CISMP
10 24 (8.36%) CISM
11 17 (5.92%) SC Cleared
12 14 (4.88%) SSCP
13 13 (4.53%) DV Cleared
14 11 (3.83%) CISA
14 11 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (3.14%) GCIH
16 8 (2.79%) Security+ Certification
16 8 (2.79%) CCNA
16 8 (2.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (31.36%) PCI DSS
2 69 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.48%) COBIT
3 10 (3.48%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.70%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.35%) JTAG
5 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 37 (12.89%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.67%) Snort
3 10 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.14%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.74%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (2.09%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.05%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 51 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.41%) Cisco
3 17 (5.92%) Oracle
4 16 (5.57%) Sourcefire
5 14 (4.88%) Symantec
6 13 (4.53%) VMware
7 12 (4.18%) LogRhythm
7 12 (4.18%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.79%) LogLogic
8 8 (2.79%) Splunk
9 6 (2.09%) Juniper
9 6 (2.09%) CA
9 6 (2.09%) McAfee
10 5 (1.74%) Apple
10 5 (1.74%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.74%) Acronis
11 3 (1.05%) F5
11 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.05%) Websense
12 2 (0.70%) IBM
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55000 per annum - car allowance, health plan, company pension
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 4 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago