The table below looks at the statistics for the Ethical Hacker role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacker in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacker
Rank 880 857 891
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 24 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.004% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.004% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 24 3 1
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £57,500 -
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Ethical Hacker
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Ethical Hacker Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker within the UK.

Ethical Hacker Salary Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Ethical Hacker Salary Histogram in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -26 22 £56,250 -2.17% 3
London -23 10 £30,000 -56.36% 3
Staffordshire - 8 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £60,000 -
Knutsford - 2 £62,500 -
North West - 2 £62,500 -
South East - 2 £100,000 -
Reading - 2 £100,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £100,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £62,500 -

Ethical Hacker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Ethical Hacker in their job title 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 with Ethical Hacker in their job title.

1 42 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 27 (64.29%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (47.62%) CEH
4 12 (28.57%) .NET
5 11 (26.19%) Information Security
6 8 (19.05%) Degree
6 8 (19.05%) OWASP
6 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
6 8 (19.05%) GPEN
7 7 (16.67%) Java
7 7 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (11.90%) C
8 5 (11.90%) CISSP
8 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.90%) COBIT
9 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
9 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
10 3 (7.14%) PKI
10 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (7.14%) Time Management
10 3 (7.14%) Banking
10 3 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
10 3 (7.14%) VMware
10 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
10 3 (7.14%) PMI
10 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
10 3 (7.14%) Windows
10 3 (7.14%) Linux
10 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
10 3 (7.14%) CRM

Ethical Hacker
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Ethical Hacker in their job title 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 with Ethical Hacker in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (2.38%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) PKI
1 3 (7.14%) PMI
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.76%) SCADA
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 27 (64.29%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Information Security
4 8 (19.05%) OWASP
5 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Time Management
6 3 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.14%) CRM
6 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
6 3 (7.14%) BCP
6 3 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) Service Management
6 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.14%) ITSM
6 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (7.14%) Security Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (4.76%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) C
3 3 (7.14%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
4 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) CEH
2 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) GPEN
3 5 (11.90%) CISSP
3 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.76%) OSCP
5 2 (4.76%) OSCE
5 2 (4.76%) CISA
5 2 (4.76%) CISM
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) COBIT
2 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) VMware
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
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