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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacker
Rank 932 916 916
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 11 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.017% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.018% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 3
Average salary £72,500 £75,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+10.20% +2.08%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 2016 within the UK.

Ethical Hacker Salary Histogram in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Top 15 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 14 February 2016. 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 +1 10 £72,500 -3.33% 1
London +1 6 £72,500 -3.33% 1
City of London - 3 £70,000 -
South East - 2 £67,500 -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £55,000 -
Leeds - 1 £75,000 -
Newbury - 1 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £60,000 -
Suffolk - 1 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £75,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £75,000 -

Ethical Hacker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (63.64%) CEH
3 6 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) CISSP
5 4 (36.36%) Python
5 4 (36.36%) Information Security
5 4 (36.36%) Nessus
5 4 (36.36%) Metasploit
5 4 (36.36%) OSCP
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) CREST Certified
6 3 (27.27%) Burp Suite
6 3 (27.27%) Kali Linux
6 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (27.27%) EnCE
6 3 (27.27%) Data Conversion
6 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (27.27%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (27.27%) Ruby
6 3 (27.27%) GCIH
6 3 (27.27%) WSH
6 3 (27.27%) Perl
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (9.09%) IT Audit
8 1 (9.09%) SANS
8 1 (9.09%) .NET

Ethical Hacker
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Metasploit
2 3 (27.27%) Burp Suite
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) WSH
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Data Conversion
3 1 (9.09%) CESG
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Kali Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Information Security
5 3 (27.27%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (9.09%) IT Audit
7 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CEH
2 5 (45.45%) CISSP
3 4 (36.36%) CREST Certified
3 4 (36.36%) OSCP
4 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Leader
4 3 (27.27%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (27.27%) EnCE
4 3 (27.27%) GCIH
5 1 (9.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Nessus
2 1 (9.09%) Nmap
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