The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Ethical Hacker featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacker
UK
Rank 849 913 927
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 9 7 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.007% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 23
Median salary £58,750 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £67,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £75,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +57.89%

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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Ethical Hacker
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Ethical Hacker in the job title.

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 17 January 2017 within the UK.

Ethical Hacker Salary Histogram in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 9 £58,750 -21.66%
West Yorkshire +29 3 - -
Leeds +27 3 - -
Yorkshire +27 3 - -
London +67 2 £70,000 -6.66%
West Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £37,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £50,000 -
Manchester - 1 £67,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £50,000 -
North West - 1 £67,500 -
South West - 1 £50,000 -

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Ethical Hacker job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Ethical Hacker in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 32 (94.12%) Penetration Testing
3 27 (79.41%) Information Security
4 24 (70.59%) CREST Certified
5 22 (64.71%) Windows
6 20 (58.82%) Java
7 17 (50.00%) C#
7 17 (50.00%) .NET
7 17 (50.00%) Degree
8 16 (47.06%) Unix
9 15 (44.12%) C++
9 15 (44.12%) C
9 15 (44.12%) Network Security
9 15 (44.12%) CEH
9 15 (44.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 14 (41.18%) PHP
10 14 (41.18%) Threat Modelling
11 13 (38.24%) Social Engineering
11 13 (38.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 13 (38.24%) Linux
12 12 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (32.35%) OSCP
13 11 (32.35%) Security Testing
13 11 (32.35%) CESG
13 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
14 10 (29.41%) VB.NET
14 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
14 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (29.41%) CHECK Team Leader
14 10 (29.41%) Remediation Plan

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) Network Security
2 5 (14.71%) Wireless
3 4 (11.76%) HTTP
4 3 (8.82%) Internet
5 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.94%) Firewall
6 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (8.82%) Publishing
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
4 5 (14.71%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) CESG
2 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
3 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
4 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.94%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.94%) Cyber Warfare
6 1 (2.94%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Unix
3 13 (38.24%) Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 32 (94.12%) Penetration Testing
3 27 (79.41%) Information Security
4 15 (44.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 14 (41.18%) Threat Modelling
6 13 (38.24%) Social Engineering
6 13 (38.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 12 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (32.35%) Security Testing
9 10 (29.41%) Remediation Plan
9 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (26.47%) Project Management
11 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (23.53%) Network Packet Capture
12 5 (14.71%) Malware Analysis
12 5 (14.71%) SIEM
12 5 (14.71%) Static Code Analysis
13 4 (11.76%) Web Development
14 1 (2.94%) Information Security Management
14 1 (2.94%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) Java
2 17 (50.00%) C#
3 15 (44.12%) C
3 15 (44.12%) C++
4 14 (41.18%) PHP
5 10 (29.41%) VB.NET
6 7 (20.59%) Perl
7 6 (17.65%) Ruby
8 5 (14.71%) Python
9 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) CREST Certified
2 17 (50.00%) Degree
3 15 (44.12%) CEH
4 11 (32.35%) OSCP
4 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
5 10 (29.41%) CHECK Team Leader
5 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) GPEN
6 6 (17.65%) GWAPT
7 5 (14.71%) CCNA
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (14.71%) CISSP
7 5 (14.71%) EC-Council LPT
7 5 (14.71%) GIAC
8 3 (8.82%) OSWP
9 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Nessus
1 2 (5.88%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft