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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacker
Rank 893 980 974
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 21 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.002% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.002% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 19
Median salary £70,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% -20.83%
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 - £60,000

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
94162 105563 113042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.20% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79243 87474 91242
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 11 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 25 August 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 +57 21 £70,000 +47.36% 13
London +76 12 £70,000 +47.36% 3
Nottingham - 4 £70,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £70,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £70,000 -
Leeds - 4 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 2
Cheltenham - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1

Ethical Hacker Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 27 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 24 (88.89%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (81.48%) Information Security
3 22 (81.48%) CREST Certified
4 21 (77.78%) CEH
5 19 (70.37%) Windows
6 17 (62.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (62.96%) OSCP
6 17 (62.96%) Social Engineering
6 17 (62.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 15 (55.56%) CISSP
8 14 (51.85%) Linux
9 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (48.15%) CCNA
9 13 (48.15%) Wireless
9 13 (48.15%) GIAC
9 13 (48.15%) Burp Suite
9 13 (48.15%) Malware Analysis
9 13 (48.15%) GWAPT
9 13 (48.15%) GPEN
9 13 (48.15%) Mobile App
9 13 (48.15%) EC-Council LPT
10 11 (40.74%) Java
11 9 (33.33%) C
11 9 (33.33%) C++
11 9 (33.33%) Degree
12 8 (29.63%) PHP
12 8 (29.63%) CESG
13 6 (22.22%) Unix
13 6 (22.22%) Perl

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 13 (48.15%) Wireless
2 5 (18.52%) Network Security
3 4 (14.81%) Internet
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Burp Suite
General
1 4 (14.81%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
2 2 (7.41%) WSH
3 1 (3.70%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Mobile App
2 8 (29.63%) CESG
3 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.41%) Data Conversion
6 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (3.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 24 (88.89%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (81.48%) Information Security
4 17 (62.96%) Social Engineering
4 17 (62.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 17 (62.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 13 (48.15%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (22.22%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Network Packet Capture
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) Remediation Plan
7 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (7.41%) Digital Forensics
9 1 (3.70%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (3.70%) SIEM
9 1 (3.70%) Static Code Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) C
2 9 (33.33%) C++
3 8 (29.63%) PHP
4 6 (22.22%) Perl
4 6 (22.22%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) Ruby
5 4 (14.81%) C#
5 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) CREST Certified
2 21 (77.78%) CEH
3 17 (62.96%) OSCP
4 15 (55.56%) CISSP
5 13 (48.15%) CCNA
5 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (48.15%) EC-Council LPT
5 13 (48.15%) GIAC
5 13 (48.15%) GPEN
5 13 (48.15%) GWAPT
6 9 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (14.81%) OSWP
8 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
9 2 (7.41%) EnCE
9 2 (7.41%) GCIH
10 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
10 1 (3.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago