The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 716 739 769
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +30
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 168 150 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 121 138 76
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £59,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £30,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £81,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -22.72%
Ethical Hacking
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86980 88764 81227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.08% 82.85% 81.69%
Number of salaries quoted 72449 71450 67160
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 +12 65 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South East +29 46 £45,000 +11.59% 4
South West -5 29 £52,500 +23.52% 5
Yorkshire +9 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North West +4 6 £48,000 -20.00% 3
East Midlands -9 4 £40,000 -36.00% 1
East of England - 4 £42,500 - 3
West Midlands -14 3 £57,500 -4.16%
Ethical Hacking
UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 182 (63.64%) Penetration Testing
2 121 (42.31%) Firewall
3 119 (41.61%) Information Security
4 106 (37.06%) CISSP
4 106 (37.06%) Cyber Security
5 72 (25.17%) GIAC
6 71 (24.83%) SIEM
7 70 (24.48%) Windows
8 66 (23.08%) Java
9 63 (22.03%) CEH
10 62 (21.68%) C++
10 62 (21.68%) Security Cleared
11 61 (21.33%) C
12 60 (20.98%) Cisco Certification
13 57 (19.93%) Linux
14 56 (19.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 54 (18.88%) Management Information System
16 53 (18.53%) DV Cleared
17 50 (17.48%) Security Testing
17 50 (17.48%) Wireless
18 48 (16.78%) Reverse Engineering
19 47 (16.43%) Telecoms
20 46 (16.08%) Finance
21 42 (14.69%) TCP/IP
21 42 (14.69%) PCI DSS
22 40 (13.99%) Cisco
23 39 (13.64%) Python
23 39 (13.64%) SSCP
23 39 (13.64%) Degree
23 39 (13.64%) Cybercrime

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (7.69%) Apache Pig
2 5 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.99%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.05%) PaaS
2 3 (1.05%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 121 (42.31%) Firewall
2 50 (17.48%) Wireless
3 42 (14.69%) TCP/IP
4 38 (13.29%) LAN
4 38 (13.29%) WAN
5 33 (11.54%) Network Security
6 31 (10.84%) Wireshark
7 29 (10.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 26 (9.09%) Wireless Security
9 25 (8.74%) VPN
10 22 (7.69%) Internet
11 14 (4.90%) tcpdump
12 10 (3.50%) SMTP
12 10 (3.50%) FTP
12 10 (3.50%) HTTP
12 10 (3.50%) LDAP
13 9 (3.15%) Broadband
14 8 (2.80%) DNS
15 7 (2.45%) VoIP
16 5 (1.75%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.09%) Big Data
2 23 (8.04%) Hadoop
3 22 (7.69%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (10.84%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.70%) AppScan
2 2 (0.70%) Paros
General
1 47 (16.43%) Telecoms
2 46 (16.08%) Finance
3 18 (6.29%) Banking
4 10 (3.50%) Legal
5 2 (0.70%) Law
5 2 (0.70%) Retail
5 2 (0.70%) Marketing
5 2 (0.70%) Military
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 90 (31.47%) Analyst
2 67 (23.43%) Security Analyst
3 43 (15.03%) Consultant
4 30 (10.49%) Security Engineer
5 24 (8.39%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 22 (7.69%) Security Manager
6 22 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
7 21 (7.34%) Security Architect
7 21 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
7 21 (7.34%) Network Engineer
7 21 (7.34%) Architect
7 21 (7.34%) Security Consultant
8 20 (6.99%) Tester
8 20 (6.99%) Network Security Engineer
8 20 (6.99%) Penetration Tester
8 20 (6.99%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 19 (6.64%) Network Security Architect
9 19 (6.64%) Security Specialist
9 19 (6.64%) Network Architect
10 17 (5.94%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.69%) STL
2 21 (7.34%) Java EE
3 20 (6.99%) 802.1X
4 11 (3.85%) .NET
5 7 (2.45%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.40%) HTML
6 4 (1.40%) JSP
7 3 (1.05%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.05%) Ajax
8 2 (0.70%) Web Services
8 2 (0.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.88%) Management Information System
2 39 (13.64%) Cybercrime
3 31 (10.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.50%) Cryptography
6 8 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.80%) Social Media
7 7 (2.45%) PKI
8 6 (2.10%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.75%) EMV
9 5 (1.75%) DTV
10 4 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.40%) Blog
10 4 (1.40%) BYOD
11 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.05%) RMADS
12 1 (0.35%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 70 (24.48%) Windows
2 57 (19.93%) Linux
3 28 (9.79%) Android
3 28 (9.79%) Apple iOS
4 19 (6.64%) VxWorks
5 18 (6.29%) UNIX
6 9 (3.15%) Solaris
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (63.64%) Penetration Testing
2 119 (41.61%) Information Security
3 106 (37.06%) Cyber Security
4 71 (24.83%) SIEM
5 50 (17.48%) Security Testing
6 48 (16.78%) Reverse Engineering
7 33 (11.54%) Security Architecture
8 30 (10.49%) Project Management
9 28 (9.79%) Software Engineering
10 27 (9.44%) Malware Analysis
11 25 (8.74%) Coaching
12 24 (8.39%) Kalman Filter
13 22 (7.69%) Mobile Development
14 21 (7.34%) Multithreading
15 20 (6.99%) Vulnerability Management
15 20 (6.99%) ITIL
15 20 (6.99%) Security Hardening
16 19 (6.64%) OWASP
17 18 (6.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 17 (5.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.08%) Java
2 62 (21.68%) C++
3 61 (21.33%) C
4 39 (13.64%) Python
5 28 (9.79%) C#
6 26 (9.09%) Objective-C
7 25 (8.74%) SQL
8 18 (6.29%) Perl
9 14 (4.90%) PHP
9 14 (4.90%) Bash Shell
10 13 (4.55%) Ruby
11 6 (2.10%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.70%) VB
14 1 (0.35%) VBScript
14 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 106 (37.06%) CISSP
2 72 (25.17%) GIAC
3 63 (22.03%) CEH
4 62 (21.68%) Security Cleared
5 60 (20.98%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (18.53%) DV Cleared
7 39 (13.64%) SSCP
7 39 (13.64%) Degree
8 34 (11.89%) CISM
8 34 (11.89%) CCNA
9 30 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (9.79%) CISA
11 27 (9.44%) MCSE
12 26 (9.09%) CCIE
13 24 (8.39%) GCIH
14 23 (8.04%) CCNP
15 22 (7.69%) Linux+ Certification
16 18 (6.29%) PCI QSA
17 16 (5.59%) GCFA
18 14 (4.90%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (19.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (14.69%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.99%) HIPAA
4 14 (4.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (3.85%) QA
6 3 (1.05%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.05%) SLA
6 3 (1.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (6.29%) Snort
2 8 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (11.89%) Nessus
2 27 (9.44%) Nmap
3 17 (5.94%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.70%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.70%) WMI
5 1 (0.35%) WSUS
5 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (13.99%) Cisco
2 24 (8.39%) CheckPoint
3 22 (7.69%) Juniper
3 22 (7.69%) Trustwave
4 20 (6.99%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.29%) Fortinet
6 13 (4.55%) Sourcefire
7 12 (4.20%) Splunk
8 10 (3.50%) VMware
9 7 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (2.10%) HP
10 6 (2.10%) Coverity
10 6 (2.10%) F5
11 5 (1.75%) Qualys
11 5 (1.75%) Oracle
11 5 (1.75%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.40%) Websense
12 4 (1.40%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.40%) Citrix
13 3 (1.05%) Google
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