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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 428 444 442
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 30 35 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 27
Median salary £43,750 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £47,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,650 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +22.22%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16367 17961 19769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.48% 84.45% 83.87%
Number of salaries quoted 13744 14120 15739
Median salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Oxfordshire +8 12 £70,000 +86.66% 1
Surrey -4 7 £42,500 -22.72%
Buckinghamshire +18 5 £33,500 -44.16% 3
Berkshire +2 5 £52,500 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 (73.97%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (72.60%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (57.53%) Windows
4 39 (53.42%) Nessus
4 39 (53.42%) Security Cleared
5 38 (52.05%) Java
6 36 (49.32%) C++
6 36 (49.32%) Python
7 33 (45.21%) Nmap
8 32 (43.84%) C
9 29 (39.73%) DV Cleared
9 29 (39.73%) Telecoms
10 28 (38.36%) Metasploit
11 26 (35.62%) VxWorks
12 19 (26.03%) CEH
13 18 (24.66%) Security Testing
14 17 (23.29%) Information Security
14 17 (23.29%) Firewall
15 15 (20.55%) Finance
15 15 (20.55%) SANS
16 14 (19.18%) CISSP
17 13 (17.81%) Qualys
17 13 (17.81%) Network Security
18 12 (16.44%) Degree
18 12 (16.44%) Intrusion Detection
18 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
18 12 (16.44%) VPN
19 11 (15.07%) Perl
19 11 (15.07%) SAN
20 10 (13.70%) Internet

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:

Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) SaaS
2 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) Firewall
2 13 (17.81%) Network Security
3 12 (16.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
3 12 (16.44%) VPN
4 11 (15.07%) SAN
5 10 (13.70%) Internet
6 9 (12.33%) HTTP
7 7 (9.59%) HTTPS
7 7 (9.59%) IPsec
7 7 (9.59%) SMTP
7 7 (9.59%) SSL
8 6 (8.22%) Broadband
8 6 (8.22%) Wireless
9 5 (6.85%) DNS
9 5 (6.85%) FTP
9 5 (6.85%) SSH
10 4 (5.48%) LAN
10 4 (5.48%) WAN
11 2 (2.74%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 28 (38.36%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.48%) FindBugs
2 4 (5.48%) sqlmap
3 2 (2.74%) Burp Suite
General
1 29 (39.73%) Telecoms
2 15 (20.55%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (50.68%) Analyst
2 31 (42.47%) Security Analyst
3 27 (36.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 12 (16.44%) Penetration Tester
4 12 (16.44%) Tester
5 6 (8.22%) Security Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Applications Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Ethical Hacker
7 3 (4.11%) Graduate
7 3 (4.11%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (4.11%) Product Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Security Product Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
2 2 (2.74%) HTML5
2 2 (2.74%) JSON
2 2 (2.74%) Middleware
2 2 (2.74%) RESTful
2 2 (2.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) PKI
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.48%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (4.11%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.74%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.74%) iSeries
5 2 (2.74%) Robotics
5 2 (2.74%) SCADA
6 1 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 42 (57.53%) Windows
2 26 (35.62%) VxWorks
3 9 (12.33%) Unix
4 7 (9.59%) Linux
5 5 (6.85%) Windows NT
6 2 (2.74%) AIX
6 2 (2.74%) Android
6 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.74%) Kali Linux
6 2 (2.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (73.97%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (72.60%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (24.66%) Security Testing
4 17 (23.29%) Information Security
5 9 (12.33%) OWASP
5 9 (12.33%) Security Operations
6 7 (9.59%) SDLC
6 7 (9.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (5.48%) Project Management
7 4 (5.48%) SIEM
7 4 (5.48%) Threat Detection
7 4 (5.48%) Threat Modelling
8 3 (4.11%) Change Management
8 3 (4.11%) Fault Analysis
8 3 (4.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.11%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.11%) Test Management
8 3 (4.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.11%) Time Management
9 2 (2.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.05%) Java
2 36 (49.32%) C++
2 36 (49.32%) Python
3 32 (43.84%) C
4 11 (15.07%) Perl
5 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.74%) C#
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
7 2 (2.74%) Ruby
7 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (53.42%) Security Cleared
2 29 (39.73%) DV Cleared
3 19 (26.03%) CEH
4 15 (20.55%) SANS
5 14 (19.18%) CISSP
6 12 (16.44%) Degree
7 10 (13.70%) OSCP
8 9 (12.33%) GIAC
9 8 (10.96%) CREST Certified
10 7 (9.59%) CCNA
10 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (8.22%) GCIH
11 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
12 5 (6.85%) CHECK Team Leader
13 4 (5.48%) CHECK Team Member
13 4 (5.48%) CISM
14 3 (4.11%) GPEN
15 2 (2.74%) A+ Certification
15 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.74%) ISO27002
2 2 (2.74%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Snort
2 5 (6.85%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (53.42%) Nessus
2 33 (45.21%) Nmap
3 4 (5.48%) HP Fortify
3 4 (5.48%) OpenVAS
4 3 (4.11%) RSA Archer
5 1 (1.37%) EnCase
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Qualys
2 10 (13.70%) Coverity
3 9 (12.33%) Cisco
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.59%) VMware
5 5 (6.85%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.48%) ArcSight
6 4 (5.48%) HP
6 4 (5.48%) Intel Security
6 4 (5.48%) Sourcefire
6 4 (5.48%) Veracode
7 3 (4.11%) Splunk
8 2 (2.74%) Apple
9 1 (1.37%) BT
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