The median annual salary for a Ethical Hacker was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacker
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 939 948
Rank change year-on-year +90 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 3 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.011% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 5
Median salary £60,000 £70,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +122.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £60,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £60,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -33.33% -20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Ethical Hacker
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Ethical Hacker in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacker 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.

Salary trend for Ethical Hacker in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacker over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Ethical Hacker in the UK

Ethical Hacker
Top 2 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 29 March 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 +66 3 £60,000 -14.28% 2
London +60 2 £61,250 -12.50% 1

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 19 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 17 (89.47%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (68.42%) .NET
4 12 (63.16%) Information Security
5 11 (57.89%) Windows
5 11 (57.89%) C#
5 11 (57.89%) Java
6 10 (52.63%) Network Security
6 10 (52.63%) CREST Certified
7 8 (42.11%) Security Testing
7 8 (42.11%) C
7 8 (42.11%) Unix
8 7 (36.84%) Degree
8 7 (36.84%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (31.58%) PHP
9 6 (31.58%) C++
9 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
10 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
10 5 (26.32%) Perl
10 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (26.32%) Ruby
10 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) CHECK Team Leader
10 5 (26.32%) Remediation Plan
11 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
11 4 (21.05%) Web Development

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Network Security
2 3 (15.79%) HTTP
3 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Burp Suite
1 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.53%) Xcode
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) CESG
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (5.26%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (5.26%) Cyber Warfare
3 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Unix
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Android
4 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.53%) Kali Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 17 (89.47%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (63.16%) Information Security
4 8 (42.11%) Security Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Threat Modelling
6 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) Remediation Plan
7 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (21.05%) Project Management
8 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (21.05%) Web Development
9 3 (15.79%) Network Packet Capture
9 3 (15.79%) SIEM
9 3 (15.79%) Social Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Static Code Analysis
9 3 (15.79%) Threat Management
9 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 2 (10.53%) SDLC
10 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) C
3 6 (31.58%) C++
3 6 (31.58%) PHP
4 5 (26.32%) Perl
4 5 (26.32%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) CREST Certified
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) CHECK Team Leader
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) CEH
4 4 (21.05%) OSCP
5 2 (10.53%) CISSP
5 2 (10.53%) OSCE
6 1 (5.26%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nessus
1 2 (10.53%) Nmap
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