The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 557 579 602
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +23
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 55 57 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.13% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 51 53 14
Average salary £62,750 £58,500 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.26% -4.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £50,000 £53,600
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £84,200 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +60.00%
Ethical Hacking
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36789 37941 39275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.07% 83.56% 82.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31104 30830 33501
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in London

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend in London

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

Ethical Hacking Salary Trend in London

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Ethical Hacking Salary Histogram in London

Ethical Hacking
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
City of London +10 4 £65,000 +8.33%
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the 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 87 (71.31%) Penetration Testing
2 73 (59.84%) CEH
3 72 (59.02%) Information Security
4 57 (46.72%) CISSP
4 57 (46.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (38.52%) Firewall
6 41 (33.61%) Network Security
7 31 (25.41%) TCP/IP
7 31 (25.41%) ITIL
8 28 (22.95%) ISMS
8 28 (22.95%) Management Information System
9 25 (20.49%) Law
10 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
11 22 (18.03%) Cyber Security
12 21 (17.21%) Internet
12 21 (17.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (17.21%) MCSE
12 21 (17.21%) Metasploit
13 20 (16.39%) Degree
13 20 (16.39%) Security Testing
14 19 (15.57%) PCI DSS
14 19 (15.57%) Nessus
15 18 (14.75%) Legal
15 18 (14.75%) CISM
16 17 (13.93%) Security Management
16 17 (13.93%) CheckPoint
17 16 (13.11%) Information Assurance
17 16 (13.11%) GIAC
18 15 (12.30%) Computer Science
19 14 (11.48%) Cisco Certification

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the 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 (2.46%) IIS
2 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.82%) MS Project
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.84%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (38.52%) Firewall
2 41 (33.61%) Network Security
3 31 (25.41%) TCP/IP
4 21 (17.21%) Internet
5 12 (9.84%) VPN
5 12 (9.84%) Intranet
6 9 (7.38%) Wireless
7 8 (6.56%) LAN
7 8 (6.56%) WAN
7 8 (6.56%) Wireshark
7 8 (6.56%) tcpdump
8 7 (5.74%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (3.28%) IPsec
10 4 (3.28%) SSL
11 3 (2.46%) OSPF
11 3 (2.46%) BGP
11 3 (2.46%) EIGRP
11 3 (2.46%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (2.46%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (17.21%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (20.49%) Law
2 18 (14.75%) Legal
3 7 (5.74%) Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Local Government
5 4 (3.28%) Finance
6 2 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (49.18%) Tester
1 60 (49.18%) Penetration Tester
2 37 (30.33%) Ethical Hacker
3 30 (24.59%) Security Specialist
4 29 (23.77%) Security Analyst
4 29 (23.77%) Analyst
5 28 (22.95%) Information Security Specialist
5 28 (22.95%) Information Specialist
6 16 (13.11%) Graduate
7 12 (9.84%) Network Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Information Analyst
7 12 (9.84%) Information Security Analyst
8 11 (9.02%) Product Specialist
9 10 (8.20%) Product Analyst
9 10 (8.20%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) IT Security Specialist
10 6 (4.92%) Architect
11 3 (2.46%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) Web Services
2 2 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.95%) Management Information System
2 15 (12.30%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.74%) CESG
4 6 (4.92%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (4.10%) RMADS
5 5 (4.10%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.64%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) Windows
2 11 (9.02%) Linux
3 5 (4.10%) Android
3 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.10%) UNIX
4 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (71.31%) Penetration Testing
2 72 (59.02%) Information Security
3 31 (25.41%) ITIL
4 28 (22.95%) ISMS
5 22 (18.03%) Cyber Security
6 20 (16.39%) Security Testing
7 17 (13.93%) Security Management
8 16 (13.11%) Information Assurance
9 14 (11.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (11.48%) Change Control
10 12 (9.84%) Computer Security
11 11 (9.02%) Information Security Management
12 8 (6.56%) Project Management
12 8 (6.56%) OWASP
13 7 (5.74%) Network Management
14 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 5 (4.10%) Risk Management
15 5 (4.10%) E-Commerce
16 4 (3.28%) Reverse Engineering
16 4 (3.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.20%) C++
1 10 (8.20%) Python
1 10 (8.20%) Ruby
2 7 (5.74%) SQL
3 6 (4.92%) C
4 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.64%) Java
5 2 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 73 (59.84%) CEH
2 57 (46.72%) CISSP
3 21 (17.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (17.21%) MCSE
4 20 (16.39%) Degree
5 18 (14.75%) CISM
6 16 (13.11%) GIAC
7 14 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (10.66%) CCNA
9 9 (7.38%) CISA
10 8 (6.56%) Security+ Certification
10 8 (6.56%) CCNP
11 7 (5.74%) MCSA
11 7 (5.74%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (5.74%) CCSA
11 7 (5.74%) CCSE
11 7 (5.74%) MCITP
11 7 (5.74%) GPEN
12 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
13 4 (3.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (46.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (15.57%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.74%) QA
4 3 (2.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.82%) SLA
5 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 19 (15.57%) Nessus
2 5 (4.10%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.46%) Cacti
Vendors
1 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.93%) CheckPoint
3 14 (11.48%) Cisco
4 9 (7.38%) VMware
5 8 (6.56%) Websense
6 7 (5.74%) Oracle
7 6 (4.92%) NetIQ
8 5 (4.10%) BT
8 5 (4.10%) CA
9 3 (2.46%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.46%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.46%) Trend Micro
10 2 (1.64%) Google
11 1 (0.82%) Qualys
11 1 (0.82%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.82%) Sage
11 1 (0.82%) Dell
11 1 (0.82%) Citrix
11 1 (0.82%) Juniper