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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 410 396 439
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +43
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 32 26 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.12% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.16% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 4
Average salary £40,325 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.68% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £49,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +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
17719 16206 17322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.53% 76.26% 76.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13707 13145 14666
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Hampshire -20 18 £40,325 -26.68%
Kent - 8 £31,250 -
Berkshire -4 3 £100,000 +100.00%
Surrey - 2 £43,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £43,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 40 (62.50%) Linux
2 38 (59.38%) Windows
3 34 (53.13%) Information Security
3 34 (53.13%) CEH
4 32 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 25 (39.06%) Degree
5 25 (39.06%) DNS
6 23 (35.94%) CISSP
6 23 (35.94%) Management Information System
6 23 (35.94%) SIEM
7 19 (29.69%) SQL
8 18 (28.13%) Cyber Security
8 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
9 17 (26.56%) Network Security
9 17 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (25.00%) DHCP
10 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 15 (23.44%) MySQL
11 15 (23.44%) MCSE
11 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
11 15 (23.44%) Firewall
12 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (21.88%) IIS
12 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (21.88%) Windows 8
13 13 (20.31%) DV Cleared
13 13 (20.31%) PCI DSS
13 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
13 13 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (18.75%) GIAC

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 14 (21.88%) IIS
2 12 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.06%) DNS
2 17 (26.56%) Network Security
3 16 (25.00%) DHCP
4 15 (23.44%) Firewall
5 13 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (18.75%) Wireshark
6 12 (18.75%) Internet
6 12 (18.75%) tcpdump
7 11 (17.19%) LAN
7 11 (17.19%) WAN
8 8 (12.50%) HTTP
8 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 8 (12.50%) Wireless
9 7 (10.94%) LDAP
9 7 (10.94%) FTP
9 7 (10.94%) SMTP
10 4 (6.25%) VPN
10 4 (6.25%) iSCSI
11 3 (4.69%) DMZ
12 2 (3.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.44%) MySQL
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (10.94%) Law
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Military
4 1 (1.56%) Arabic Language
4 1 (1.56%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Analyst
2 22 (34.38%) Security Analyst
3 13 (20.31%) Penetration Tester
3 13 (20.31%) Tester
4 10 (15.63%) Security Specialist
4 10 (15.63%) Security Architect
4 10 (15.63%) Architect
4 10 (15.63%) Information Security Specialist
4 10 (15.63%) Information Specialist
5 6 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Junior Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Junior
5 6 (9.38%) Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Principal Architect
7 4 (6.25%) IT Support
7 4 (6.25%) Ethical Hacker
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) LAMP
2 4 (6.25%) COM
3 1 (1.56%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) JSON
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.63%) Clustering
2 10 (15.63%) CESG
3 9 (14.06%) Kindle
4 4 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.25%) iPhone
5 2 (3.13%) SCADA
5 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Open Source
6 1 (1.56%) Social Media
6 1 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (62.50%) Linux
2 38 (59.38%) Windows
3 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (21.88%) Windows 8
4 10 (15.63%) Windows 7
5 9 (14.06%) Solaris
6 8 (12.50%) UNIX
7 6 (9.38%) AIX
8 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.25%) Windows Phone
8 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 4 (6.25%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.56%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) Information Security
2 32 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 23 (35.94%) SIEM
4 18 (28.13%) Cyber Security
5 12 (18.75%) Security Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Computer Forensics
7 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
7 10 (15.63%) Risk Management
7 10 (15.63%) Change Control
8 9 (14.06%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (14.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (10.94%) Information Assurance
10 6 (9.38%) OWASP
11 5 (7.81%) Security Architecture
12 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
13 3 (4.69%) ITIL
13 3 (4.69%) Resource Management
14 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
14 2 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) C
2 7 (10.94%) Perl
3 6 (9.38%) Java
4 4 (6.25%) Ruby
5 3 (4.69%) PHP
5 3 (4.69%) C#
5 3 (4.69%) C++
5 3 (4.69%) VB
6 2 (3.13%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (53.13%) CEH
2 25 (39.06%) Degree
3 23 (35.94%) CISSP
4 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
5 17 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (23.44%) MCSE
7 13 (20.31%) DV Cleared
8 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 12 (18.75%) GIAC
9 11 (17.19%) CISM
10 6 (9.38%) CCNA
10 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (9.38%) MCP
11 5 (7.81%) GCIH
12 4 (6.25%) GCIA
12 4 (6.25%) GNVQ
12 4 (6.25%) MCITP
12 4 (6.25%) ACSP
13 2 (3.13%) GPEN
13 2 (3.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) PCI DSS
2 11 (17.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (14.06%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.63%) Snort
3 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle
1 11 (17.19%) Sourcefire
2 8 (12.50%) LogRhythm
2 8 (12.50%) Cisco
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.25%) Apple
4 4 (6.25%) Symantec
4 4 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Acronis
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.13%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.56%) i2
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) F5