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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacker
Rank 900 901 883
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 2 23 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.020% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.021% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 1 23 5
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary - £60,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
- +17.07%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Top 5 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 2 September 2015. 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
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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 +6 2 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Reading +2 1 - -
London +2 1 £47,500 +58.33%
South East -18 1 - - 1

Ethical Hacker
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Wireless
1 5 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
3 3 (60.00%) Content Management
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (60.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (60.00%) GREM
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) OSCP
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security

Ethical Hacker
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless Security
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (60.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CEH
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) GREM
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) F5
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Trust In Soda
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus bonus
Posted: 27 days ago