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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacker
Rank 886 916 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Ethical Hacker 3 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.014% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.015% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 0
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -

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
100537 111151 100882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82695 91319 83930
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 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 June 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 +28 3 £60,000 +20.00%
South East +13 3 £60,000 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire +4 3 £60,000 +50.00%
Milton Keynes - 3 £60,000 -

Ethical Hacker
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 14 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 12 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (50.00%) CEH
3 7 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Security
4 4 (28.57%) Metasploit
4 4 (28.57%) Nessus
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (21.43%) Content Management
5 3 (21.43%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Military

Ethical Hacker
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 12 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Security
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (21.43%) Content Management
5 3 (21.43%) Reverse Engineering
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
1 7 (50.00%) CEH
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix