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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacker
Rank 862 972 957
Rank change year-on-year
+110 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 19 2 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.002% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.002% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 36
Median salary £67,500 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £75,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £75,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +25.00%

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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 7 December 2016 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 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +90 19 £67,500 -10.00%
West Yorkshire +38 6 - -
Leeds +32 6 - -
Yorkshire +26 6 - -
London - 5 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £37,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £37,500 -
Manchester - 3 £67,500 -
North West - 3 £67,500 -
South West - 1 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £50,000 -

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 41 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 38 (92.68%) Penetration Testing
3 34 (82.93%) Information Security
4 30 (73.17%) CREST Certified
5 28 (68.29%) Windows
6 22 (53.66%) Java
7 21 (51.22%) CEH
8 20 (48.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 18 (43.90%) Degree
9 18 (43.90%) Linux
9 18 (43.90%) Social Engineering
9 18 (43.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 17 (41.46%) OSCP
10 17 (41.46%) .NET
10 17 (41.46%) C#
11 16 (39.02%) C++
11 16 (39.02%) C
11 16 (39.02%) Unix
12 15 (36.59%) PHP
12 15 (36.59%) Network Security
12 15 (36.59%) Threat Modelling
13 13 (31.71%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (29.27%) Burp Suite
14 12 (29.27%) CESG
15 11 (26.83%) GWAPT
15 11 (26.83%) GPEN
15 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
15 11 (26.83%) Security Testing
16 10 (24.39%) Vulnerability Management
16 10 (24.39%) EC-Council LPT

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 (36.59%) Network Security
2 10 (24.39%) Wireless
3 4 (9.76%) HTTP
3 4 (9.76%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.44%) Firewall
5 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
5 1 (2.44%) WAN
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Burp Suite
General
1 4 (9.76%) Publishing
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) .NET Framework
3 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
4 5 (12.20%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) CESG
2 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
2 10 (24.39%) Mobile App
3 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.88%) Physics
5 1 (2.44%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 28 (68.29%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Linux
3 16 (39.02%) Unix
4 2 (4.88%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 38 (92.68%) Penetration Testing
3 34 (82.93%) Information Security
4 20 (48.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 18 (43.90%) Social Engineering
5 18 (43.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 15 (36.59%) Threat Modelling
7 13 (31.71%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (26.83%) Security Testing
9 10 (24.39%) Malware Analysis
9 10 (24.39%) Remediation Plan
9 10 (24.39%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (21.95%) Project Management
11 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (19.51%) Network Packet Capture
12 5 (12.20%) SIEM
12 5 (12.20%) Static Code Analysis
13 4 (9.76%) Web Development
14 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
14 2 (4.88%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) Java
2 17 (41.46%) C#
3 16 (39.02%) C
3 16 (39.02%) C++
4 15 (36.59%) PHP
5 10 (24.39%) VB.NET
6 8 (19.51%) Perl
7 7 (17.07%) Ruby
8 6 (14.63%) Python
9 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
10 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (73.17%) CREST Certified
2 21 (51.22%) CEH
3 18 (43.90%) Degree
4 17 (41.46%) OSCP
5 11 (26.83%) GPEN
5 11 (26.83%) GWAPT
5 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
6 10 (24.39%) CCNA
6 10 (24.39%) CHECK Team Leader
6 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (24.39%) CISSP
6 10 (24.39%) EC-Council LPT
6 10 (24.39%) GIAC
6 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.76%) OSWP
8 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.44%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nessus
1 2 (4.88%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft