The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 226 207 207
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 11 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.17% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 6
Average salary £42,500 £31,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.92% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £33,250 £40,000
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4954 4179 4325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.35% 81.68% 75.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4064 3585 3790
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Gloucestershire - 7 £42,500 -
Bristol -12 1 £45,000 +42.85%
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 26 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (57.69%) Network Security
3 14 (53.85%) Information Security
4 10 (38.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (34.62%) Cisco
6 8 (30.77%) UNIX
6 8 (30.77%) Windows
6 8 (30.77%) Degree
6 8 (30.77%) Snort
6 8 (30.77%) PCI DSS
6 8 (30.77%) Splunk
6 8 (30.77%) LogLogic
7 6 (23.08%) CEH
8 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (11.54%) Time Management
9 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
9 3 (11.54%) PKI
9 3 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
9 3 (11.54%) VMware
9 3 (11.54%) Linux
9 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.54%) C
9 3 (11.54%) C++
9 3 (11.54%) Java
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
10 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
10 2 (7.69%) OSCP

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) Network Security
2 10 (38.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) Junos
General
1 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
1 16 (61.54%) Security Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) IT Security Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Penetration Tester
3 9 (34.62%) Tester
4 6 (23.08%) Network Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Network Security Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Ethical Hacker
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Graduate
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Web Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) UNIX
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 14 (53.85%) Information Security
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
3 3 (11.54%) Time Management
4 2 (7.69%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C
1 3 (11.54%) C++
1 3 (11.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) CEH
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) OSCP
4 2 (7.69%) OSCE
5 1 (3.85%) CCSP
5 1 (3.85%) CCNP
5 1 (3.85%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CCSA
5 1 (3.85%) CCSE
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Snort
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) Splunk
2 8 (30.77%) LogLogic
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Juniper
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat