The first table below looks at the demand for Ethical Hacking skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 219 211 200
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 15 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.019% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.024% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 12
Average salary £30,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +57.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4924 4152 4286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.37% 79.27% 77.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3587 3795
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Ethical Hacking Salary Trend in the South West

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Ethical Hacking Salary Histogram in the South West

Ethical Hacking
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Wiltshire - 8 £30,000 -
Bristol - 2 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £65,000 -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 20 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Information Security
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) Network Security
4 8 (40.00%) Splunk
4 8 (40.00%) LogLogic
4 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 8 (40.00%) Snort
4 8 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (40.00%) UNIX
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) CEH
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) C
7 4 (20.00%) C++
7 4 (20.00%) Java
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) PKI
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (20.00%) Time Management
7 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (10.00%) OSCP
9 2 (10.00%) OSCE
9 2 (10.00%) Cyber Security

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Network Security
2 8 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) SMS
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 10 (50.00%) Tester
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Security Analyst
3 8 (40.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Ethical Hacker
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Graduate
6 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
3 4 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (5.00%) Security Management
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C
2 4 (20.00%) C++
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CEH
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) OSCP
3 2 (10.00%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Snort
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Splunk
1 8 (40.00%) LogLogic
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Symbian
3 1 (5.00%) Intel