The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 737 764 841
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +77
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 169 107 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.098% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 151 86 45
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +29.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94474 86317 91123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.65% 79.42% 77.76%
Number of salaries quoted 75344 70549 77369
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ethical Hacking Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK.

Ethical Hacking Salary Trend in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Ethical Hacking Salary Histogram in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +46 154 £52,500 -12.50% 17
London +33 66 £55,000 -15.38% 11
South East -19 31 £40,325 -26.68% 1
Hampshire -16 17 £40,325 -26.68% 1
East Midlands +1 13 £62,500 -
West Midlands -10 13 £60,000 +26.31% 1
West Yorkshire -24 13 £35,000 -39.13%
Yorkshire -25 13 £35,000 -39.13%
Southampton - 12 £40,325 - 1
Staffordshire 0 11 £60,000 +20.00%
South West -6 11 £40,000 - 2
Scotland -17 9 £40,000 -23.80%
Glasgow -17 9 £40,000 -23.80%
Bradford - 9 £35,000 -
Leicestershire +9 8 £62,500 -
City of London -10 8 £48,750 -23.22% 6
Kent - 8 £31,250 -
Leicester +7 7 £62,500 -
North West -20 6 £60,000 -27.27% 1
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 -
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Cheshire - 5 £60,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +4 4 £21,500 -57.00%
Leeds -24 4 £45,000 -21.73%
Swindon - 4 - -
Berkshire -7 3 £100,000 +100.00%
Gloucestershire - 3 £42,500 - 2
Chester - 3 £60,000 -
Coventry +2 2 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Reading +1 2 £100,000 +100.00%

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Ethical Hacking also 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 that cited Ethical Hacking.

1 181 (59.15%) Penetration Testing
2 170 (55.56%) CEH
3 167 (54.58%) Information Security
4 139 (45.42%) CISSP
5 97 (31.70%) Firewall
5 97 (31.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 86 (28.10%) PCI DSS
7 83 (27.12%) Windows
8 74 (24.18%) Network Security
9 71 (23.20%) Management Information System
10 67 (21.90%) SIEM
11 66 (21.57%) Security Testing
12 64 (20.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 63 (20.59%) Degree
14 60 (19.61%) Finance
14 60 (19.61%) Cyber Security
15 58 (18.95%) GIAC
15 58 (18.95%) .NET
16 57 (18.63%) ITIL
17 53 (17.32%) Microsoft
18 52 (16.99%) Intrusion Detection
19 51 (16.67%) Linux
20 50 (16.34%) TCP/IP
21 46 (15.03%) Wireless
22 39 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
22 39 (12.75%) Active Directory
23 38 (12.42%) MS Excel
24 37 (12.09%) Java
25 36 (11.76%) VPN
25 36 (11.76%) Law

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Ethical Hacking also 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 that cited Ethical Hacking. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (4.90%) IIS
2 14 (4.58%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.31%) Apache
3 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 38 (12.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (31.70%) Firewall
2 74 (24.18%) Network Security
3 52 (16.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 50 (16.34%) TCP/IP
5 46 (15.03%) Wireless
6 36 (11.76%) VPN
6 36 (11.76%) Internet
7 31 (10.13%) DNS
8 24 (7.84%) Wireshark
9 19 (6.21%) DHCP
9 19 (6.21%) VoIP
10 18 (5.88%) LAN
11 17 (5.56%) WAN
12 14 (4.58%) Intranet
13 12 (3.92%) tcpdump
14 8 (2.61%) LDAP
14 8 (2.61%) HTTPS
14 8 (2.61%) SMTP
14 8 (2.61%) HTTP
15 7 (2.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.56%) MySQL
3 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (6.86%) Metasploit
General
1 60 (19.61%) Finance
2 36 (11.76%) Law
3 31 (10.13%) Legal
4 9 (2.94%) Banking
5 8 (2.61%) Retail
6 7 (2.29%) Local Government
6 7 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.31%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 121 (39.54%) Analyst
2 118 (38.56%) Security Analyst
3 101 (33.01%) Tester
4 93 (30.39%) Penetration Tester
5 64 (20.92%) Security Specialist
6 50 (16.34%) IT Security Analyst
7 47 (15.36%) Information Security Specialist
7 47 (15.36%) Information Specialist
8 39 (12.75%) Ethical Hacker
9 24 (7.84%) Security Tester
10 22 (7.19%) Architect
10 22 (7.19%) Security Architect
11 20 (6.54%) Information Analyst
11 20 (6.54%) Information Security Analyst
12 17 (5.56%) Consultant
13 16 (5.23%) Applications Specialist
13 16 (5.23%) Application Security Specialist
14 15 (4.90%) Graduate
15 14 (4.58%) Security Consultant
16 13 (4.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (18.95%) .NET
2 21 (6.86%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.27%) LAMP
4 4 (1.31%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 71 (23.20%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.19%) Open Source
3 21 (6.86%) CESG
4 17 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.59%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (3.27%) Clustering
6 10 (3.27%) Kindle
7 9 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
8 8 (2.61%) PMI
9 7 (2.29%) RMADS
9 7 (2.29%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.96%) PKI
11 5 (1.63%) iPhone
12 4 (1.31%) Online Games
13 2 (0.65%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.65%) SCADA
13 2 (0.65%) Cryptography
14 1 (0.33%) Web 2.0
14 1 (0.33%) FMCG
14 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 83 (27.12%) Windows
2 51 (16.67%) Linux
3 23 (7.52%) UNIX
4 14 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (4.58%) Windows 8
5 11 (3.59%) Solaris
6 10 (3.27%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.61%) Android
8 6 (1.96%) AIX
9 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.31%) Windows Phone
9 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.31%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.31%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.31%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (59.15%) Penetration Testing
2 167 (54.58%) Information Security
3 67 (21.90%) SIEM
4 66 (21.57%) Security Testing
5 64 (20.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 60 (19.61%) Cyber Security
7 57 (18.63%) ITIL
8 33 (10.78%) ISMS
9 31 (10.13%) Data Protection
10 27 (8.82%) Risk Management
10 27 (8.82%) Security Management
11 24 (7.84%) Problem Management
12 23 (7.52%) OWASP
12 23 (7.52%) Project Management
13 22 (7.19%) Change Control
14 19 (6.21%) Information Security Management
15 18 (5.88%) Information Assurance
16 17 (5.56%) Incident Management
16 17 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
17 16 (5.23%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.09%) Java
2 35 (11.44%) SQL
3 33 (10.78%) C
4 22 (7.19%) C++
4 22 (7.19%) PHP
4 22 (7.19%) Ruby
4 22 (7.19%) Objective-C
5 21 (6.86%) Python
6 9 (2.94%) C#
7 7 (2.29%) Perl
8 4 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.31%) VB
9 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.33%) Lua
10 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 170 (55.56%) CEH
2 139 (45.42%) CISSP
3 63 (20.59%) Degree
4 58 (18.95%) GIAC
5 39 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 35 (11.44%) MCSE
8 30 (9.80%) OSCP
9 29 (9.48%) GPEN
10 27 (8.82%) CISM
11 19 (6.21%) CISMP
11 19 (6.21%) SC Cleared
12 16 (5.23%) DV Cleared
13 14 (4.58%) SSCP
13 14 (4.58%) CISA
14 9 (2.94%) PMI Certification
15 8 (2.61%) MCP
15 8 (2.61%) CCNA
15 8 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (2.61%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (31.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (28.10%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.27%) ISO 9001
3 10 (3.27%) COBIT
4 4 (1.31%) QA
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.65%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.33%) JTAG
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 39 (12.75%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.54%) Snort
3 8 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.31%) vSphere
5 4 (1.31%) Nmap
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.29%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 53 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.17%) Cisco
3 18 (5.88%) Oracle
4 16 (5.23%) CheckPoint
5 13 (4.25%) Sourcefire
6 11 (3.59%) LogRhythm
6 11 (3.59%) Symantec
7 8 (2.61%) VMware
7 8 (2.61%) LogLogic
7 8 (2.61%) Splunk
8 7 (2.29%) CA
9 6 (1.96%) Juniper
9 6 (1.96%) McAfee
10 5 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.31%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.31%) Acronis
11 4 (1.31%) F5
11 4 (1.31%) Apple
11 4 (1.31%) NetIQ
12 3 (0.98%) Fortinet
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Penna PLC
Salary: £35-£50k per yer
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Required IT
Salary: £50,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Travel Card / 10% Bonus / Health Care
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus+Ben
Posted: 16 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
North West London
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London Arena
OHO Group
Salary: £0 - £55 per annum, Benefits: Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 25 days ago
Southampton
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 25 days ago