The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
England / South East
Rank 358 406 441
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +35
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 26 46 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.24% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.27% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 12
Median salary £62,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £30,000 £44,350
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
12472 16779 17674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.42% 86.50% 85.10%
Number of salaries quoted 10153 14240 14297
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Ethical Hacking as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Ethical Hacking Salary Trend in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Ethical Hacking Salary Histogram in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +54 13 £65,000 +36.84%
Oxfordshire +1 9 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Surrey +49 4 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 54 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (65.08%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (63.49%) Python
4 37 (58.73%) Windows
4 37 (58.73%) Security Cleared
5 36 (57.14%) C
5 36 (57.14%) C++
5 36 (57.14%) Java
6 33 (52.38%) Nessus
7 32 (50.79%) Nmap
8 31 (49.21%) Telecoms
9 29 (46.03%) Source Code Analysis
10 26 (41.27%) Firewall
10 26 (41.27%) DV Cleared
11 25 (39.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 25 (39.68%) Metasploit
11 25 (39.68%) VxWorks
12 24 (38.10%) Linux
13 23 (36.51%) Finance
14 18 (28.57%) OWASP
15 17 (26.98%) Open Source
15 17 (26.98%) Information Security
16 15 (23.81%) SIEM
17 14 (22.22%) CISSP
18 12 (19.05%) Broadband
18 12 (19.05%) LTE
18 12 (19.05%) CEH
18 12 (19.05%) Static Code Analysis
19 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
19 11 (17.46%) Perl

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) Firewall
2 12 (19.05%) Broadband
2 12 (19.05%) LTE
3 7 (11.11%) HTTP
3 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (7.94%) Junos
4 5 (7.94%) Network Security
4 5 (7.94%) VPN
5 4 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (6.35%) SMTP
5 4 (6.35%) Wireless
6 3 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Big Data
1 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (39.68%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (49.21%) Telecoms
2 23 (36.51%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.76%) Legal
5 2 (3.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (44.44%) Tester
2 24 (38.10%) Penetration Tester
3 19 (30.16%) Analyst
3 19 (30.16%) Security Analyst
4 18 (28.57%) Senior Tester
5 17 (26.98%) Consultant
5 17 (26.98%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 16 (25.40%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 16 (25.40%) Security Consultant
6 16 (25.40%) Security Tester
7 13 (20.63%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (20.63%) Senior Security Analyst
8 12 (19.05%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 12 (19.05%) Security Penetration Tester
8 12 (19.05%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 9 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
10 8 (12.70%) Senior Security Consultant
11 4 (6.35%) Architect
11 4 (6.35%) Security Architect
12 3 (4.76%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) OAuth2
1 5 (7.94%) OpenID
1 5 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (7.94%) SAML
2 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) Middleware
3 3 (4.76%) Ajax
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 8 (12.70%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (6.35%) iSeries
6 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (58.73%) Windows
2 25 (39.68%) VxWorks
3 24 (38.10%) Linux
4 4 (6.35%) Kali Linux
4 4 (6.35%) Solaris
5 3 (4.76%) Unix
6 1 (1.59%) CentOS
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (65.08%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (46.03%) Source Code Analysis
4 25 (39.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (28.57%) OWASP
6 17 (26.98%) Information Security
6 17 (26.98%) Open Source
7 15 (23.81%) SIEM
8 12 (19.05%) Static Code Analysis
9 10 (15.87%) DDoS Mitigation
10 8 (12.70%) Secure Coding
10 8 (12.70%) Security Operations
11 7 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
11 7 (11.11%) SDLC
12 6 (9.52%) Microservices
12 6 (9.52%) Project Management
13 5 (7.94%) Cryptography
13 5 (7.94%) Data Security
13 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
13 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 40 (63.49%) Python
2 36 (57.14%) C
2 36 (57.14%) C++
2 36 (57.14%) Java
3 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
3 11 (17.46%) Perl
4 8 (12.70%) Ruby
5 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.76%) PHP
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (58.73%) Security Cleared
2 26 (41.27%) DV Cleared
3 14 (22.22%) CISSP
4 12 (19.05%) CEH
5 9 (14.29%) OSCP
6 8 (12.70%) CISM
6 8 (12.70%) GIAC
7 7 (11.11%) GPEN
8 6 (9.52%) Degree
9 5 (7.94%) CREST Certified
9 5 (7.94%) GCIA
9 5 (7.94%) GCIH
10 4 (6.35%) SANS
11 3 (4.76%) CISA
12 2 (3.17%) CLAS
12 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) HIPAA
1 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.35%) QA
3 3 (4.76%) SLA
4 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Docker
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (52.38%) Nessus
2 32 (50.79%) Nmap
3 8 (12.70%) OpenVAS
4 5 (7.94%) FortiGate
4 5 (7.94%) HAProxy
4 5 (7.94%) QRadar
5 4 (6.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.59%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Coverity
1 8 (12.70%) Qualys
2 7 (11.11%) Cisco
3 5 (7.94%) CheckPoint
3 5 (7.94%) Juniper
3 5 (7.94%) Vyatta
4 4 (6.35%) VMware
5 3 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.76%) F5
6 2 (3.17%) AlienVault
6 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.17%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.17%) LogRhythm
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