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 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 392 421 400
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -21
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 46 32 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 32 29 20
Average salary £45,000 £40,325 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.59% -26.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,250 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -22.72%
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
17316 18024 16618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.10% 80.96% 78.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14188 13953 13512
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 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 28 August 2015.

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 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
Oxfordshire - 23 £37,500 -
Surrey +12 10 £63,750 +46.55% 1
Berkshire +11 3 £45,000 -55.00%
Kent -3 3 £42,000 +34.40%
Hampshire -10 2 £50,000 +23.99% 3
Middlesex - 2 £66,250 -
East Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
West Sussex -4 1 £40,000 -8.04%
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 81 (85.26%) Penetration Testing
2 51 (53.68%) Cyber Security
3 40 (42.11%) Windows
4 39 (41.05%) Firewall
5 34 (35.79%) Security Cleared
6 32 (33.68%) Wireless
7 31 (32.63%) DV Cleared
8 30 (31.58%) Python
9 28 (29.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 27 (28.42%) Nessus
10 27 (28.42%) Nmap
11 25 (26.32%) Telecoms
11 25 (26.32%) Cisco
11 25 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (25.26%) Management Information System
13 23 (24.21%) CISSP
13 23 (24.21%) WAN
13 23 (24.21%) LAN
14 22 (23.16%) VPN
14 22 (23.16%) C++
14 22 (23.16%) Java
14 22 (23.16%) C
14 22 (23.16%) CCIE
15 21 (22.11%) Wireless Security
16 20 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (21.05%) Security Hardening
16 20 (21.05%) 802.1X
16 20 (21.05%) Information Security
17 19 (20.00%) VxWorks
17 19 (20.00%) Metasploit

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (41.05%) Firewall
2 32 (33.68%) Wireless
3 23 (24.21%) LAN
3 23 (24.21%) WAN
4 22 (23.16%) VPN
5 21 (22.11%) Wireless Security
6 15 (15.79%) Network Security
7 14 (14.74%) Wireshark
8 13 (13.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (9.47%) Internet
9 9 (9.47%) Broadband
10 5 (5.26%) VoIP
10 5 (5.26%) NFC
11 4 (4.21%) tcpdump
11 4 (4.21%) DNS
11 4 (4.21%) SSL
12 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
12 3 (3.16%) IPsec
13 2 (2.11%) DMZ
13 2 (2.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.05%) Big Data
1 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (20.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.11%) AppScan
2 2 (2.11%) Paros
General
1 25 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 16 (16.84%) Finance
3 5 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Military
4 2 (2.11%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (37.89%) Analyst
2 27 (28.42%) Security Analyst
3 25 (26.32%) Security Engineer
4 21 (22.11%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 18 (18.95%) Senior Security Engineer
6 17 (17.89%) Senior Security Architect
6 17 (17.89%) Network Architect
6 17 (17.89%) Security Architect
6 17 (17.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (17.89%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (17.89%) Architect
6 17 (17.89%) Network Engineer
6 17 (17.89%) Network Security Architect
6 17 (17.89%) Senior Architect
6 17 (17.89%) Senior Network Architect
6 17 (17.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 15 (15.79%) Consultant
8 14 (14.74%) Security Manager
9 11 (11.58%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (7.37%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.05%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 24 (25.26%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.32%) Cryptography
5 5 (5.26%) EMV
5 5 (5.26%) DTV
5 5 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (3.16%) PKI
6 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.05%) FMCG
8 1 (1.05%) Robotics
8 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.05%) ASIC
8 1 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.05%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 40 (42.11%) Windows
2 19 (20.00%) VxWorks
3 13 (13.68%) Linux
4 6 (6.32%) Android
4 6 (6.32%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.16%) UNIX
6 2 (2.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (85.26%) Penetration Testing
2 51 (53.68%) Cyber Security
3 20 (21.05%) Security Hardening
3 20 (21.05%) Information Security
4 17 (17.89%) SIEM
5 16 (16.84%) Malware Analysis
6 12 (12.63%) Analytics
6 12 (12.63%) Security Testing
7 11 (11.58%) Reverse Engineering
8 8 (8.42%) Security Architecture
8 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
8 8 (8.42%) Service Continuity Management
9 7 (7.37%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (7.37%) Project Management
10 6 (6.32%) Software Testing
10 6 (6.32%) Test Management
10 6 (6.32%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.32%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
11 5 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) Python
2 22 (23.16%) C++
2 22 (23.16%) Java
2 22 (23.16%) C
3 12 (12.63%) SQL
4 9 (9.47%) Perl
4 9 (9.47%) PHP
4 9 (9.47%) Ruby
4 9 (9.47%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.11%) VB
6 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (35.79%) Security Cleared
2 31 (32.63%) DV Cleared
3 25 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (24.21%) CISSP
5 22 (23.16%) CCIE
6 17 (17.89%) CCNP
7 15 (15.79%) Degree
8 12 (12.63%) GIAC
9 10 (10.53%) CEH
10 9 (9.47%) GCIH
11 8 (8.42%) GCIA
11 8 (8.42%) SSCP
12 6 (6.32%) CISMP
13 5 (5.26%) CISA
13 5 (5.26%) CISM
14 4 (4.21%) GREM
15 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
15 3 (3.16%) CCNA
15 3 (3.16%) CCSP
16 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) PCI DSS
2 9 (9.47%) HIPAA
3 6 (6.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.16%) SLA
4 3 (3.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Snort
2 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (28.42%) Nessus
1 27 (28.42%) Nmap
2 17 (17.89%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.11%) WebInspect
3 2 (2.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Cisco
2 18 (18.95%) CheckPoint
2 18 (18.95%) Juniper
2 18 (18.95%) Fortinet
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.32%) Coverity
5 5 (5.26%) Hyperion
5 5 (5.26%) Sourcefire
6 3 (3.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.05%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.05%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.05%) FireEye
7 1 (1.05%) HP
7 1 (1.05%) Dell
7 1 (1.05%) IBM
7 1 (1.05%) Symantec
7 1 (1.05%) McAfee
7 1 (1.05%) Websense
7 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
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