The table below looks at the statistics for Ethical Hacking skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 650 781 862
Rank change year-on-year
+131 +81
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 239 186 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 193 142 107
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -4.16%

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
78798 94209 98163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.10% 87.55% 85.65%
Number of salaries quoted 64965 77834 80660
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,501
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Ethical Hacking
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Ethical Hacking as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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 +148 231 £60,000 +6.66% 22
London +114 90 £70,000 +27.27% 8
South West +38 52 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Gloucestershire -1 43 £50,000 -33.33%
South East +55 35 £63,750 +27.50% 2
Cheltenham -9 24 £50,000 -33.33%
Oxfordshire +21 21 £72,500 +81.25% 1
Yorkshire +37 14 £60,673 -19.10% 4
East of England +19 14 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Hertfordshire - 14 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands -6 10 £41,250 +91.86% 1
Wiltshire - 9 £40,000 - 1
Leeds +29 8 £61,346 -18.20% 3
West Yorkshire +28 8 £61,346 -18.20% 4
Hampshire +12 8 £55,000 -2.22%
Banbury +5 8 £100,000 +185.71%
Salisbury - 8 £40,000 -
Staffordshire 0 7 £50,000 +132.55%
Stoke-on-Trent -4 7 £50,000 +132.55%
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £50,000 - 2
Royston - 7 £65,000 -
North East - 7 £45,000 - 1
North West -25 6 £61,250 -25.75% 2
Berkshire +56 5 £65,000 -18.75% 1
City of London +30 5 £92,500 +37.03% 3
Sheffield - 4 £62,500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £62,500 -
Manchester -19 3 £67,500 -18.18% 2
Birmingham - 3 £40,000 - 1
Slough - 3 £65,000 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 292 (61.09%) Penetration Testing
2 231 (48.33%) Cybersecurity
3 200 (41.84%) Security Cleared
4 176 (36.82%) Java
5 166 (34.73%) Windows
6 160 (33.47%) C++
7 158 (33.05%) CISSP
8 151 (31.59%) CEH
9 146 (30.54%) Firewall
10 141 (29.50%) Information Security
11 139 (29.08%) C
12 129 (26.99%) C#
13 124 (25.94%) Linux
14 117 (24.48%) DV Cleared
15 109 (22.80%) Python
16 107 (22.38%) Network Security
17 102 (21.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 95 (19.87%) GIAC
19 91 (19.04%) Degree
20 88 (18.41%) CREST Certified
21 83 (17.36%) PHP
22 82 (17.15%) Finance
23 81 (16.95%) Reverse Engineering
24 77 (16.11%) Cisco Certification
25 76 (15.90%) Software Engineering
26 73 (15.27%) CCNA
27 72 (15.06%) SQL
27 72 (15.06%) Management Information System
28 71 (14.85%) .NET
29 70 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification

Ethical Hacking
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:

Application Platforms
1 37 (7.74%) Apache Spark
2 32 (6.69%) Apache Pig
3 29 (6.07%) Apache
4 12 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.05%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.42%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (3.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.26%) SaaS
3 4 (0.84%) IaaS
3 4 (0.84%) PaaS
4 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (30.54%) Firewall
2 107 (22.38%) Network Security
3 57 (11.92%) TCP/IP
4 41 (8.58%) Wireless
5 40 (8.37%) VPN
6 38 (7.95%) Intrusion Detection
7 32 (6.69%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (6.69%) HTTP
8 27 (5.65%) SSL
9 18 (3.77%) VLAN
10 17 (3.56%) DNS
11 16 (3.35%) Broadband
11 16 (3.35%) Cisco ISE
11 16 (3.35%) DHCP
11 16 (3.35%) DMZ
11 16 (3.35%) FTP
11 16 (3.35%) LTE
11 16 (3.35%) SMTP
11 16 (3.35%) Wireless Security
11 16 (3.35%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.55%) Big Data
2 32 (6.69%) Apache Hive
2 32 (6.69%) Hadoop
3 21 (4.39%) MySQL
4 14 (2.93%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.72%) Data Mining
6 9 (1.88%) SQL Server
7 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (11.30%) Metasploit
2 22 (4.60%) Burp Suite
3 8 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.67%) Bitbucket
3 8 (1.67%) CodeSonar
3 8 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.67%) git-flow
3 8 (1.67%) JIRA
3 8 (1.67%) Robot Framework
3 8 (1.67%) Selenium
4 2 (0.42%) sqlmap
General
1 82 (17.15%) Finance
2 66 (13.81%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.44%) Games
4 23 (4.81%) Banking
5 14 (2.93%) Legal
6 12 (2.51%) Retail
7 7 (1.46%) Law
7 7 (1.46%) Publishing
8 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.84%) Marketing
10 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 103 (21.55%) Tester
2 95 (19.87%) Penetration Tester
3 87 (18.20%) Analyst
4 80 (16.74%) Security Analyst
5 49 (10.25%) Security Tester
6 46 (9.62%) Software Engineer
7 45 (9.41%) Consultant
8 41 (8.58%) Ethical Hacker
8 41 (8.58%) Security Penetration Tester
9 40 (8.37%) Developer
10 37 (7.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 37 (7.74%) Senior Analyst
11 34 (7.11%) Security Engineer
11 34 (7.11%) Senior Security Analyst
12 31 (6.49%) Network Engineer
13 26 (5.44%) Security Specialist
14 25 (5.23%) C# Developer
14 25 (5.23%) Security Consultant
15 24 (5.02%) Security Manager
16 23 (4.81%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (14.85%) .NET
2 43 (9.00%) HTML
3 32 (6.69%) .NET Framework
3 32 (6.69%) Java EE
3 32 (6.69%) STL
4 25 (5.23%) Ajax
5 19 (3.97%) ASP.NET
6 17 (3.56%) REST
7 10 (2.09%) LAMP
8 9 (1.88%) CSS
8 9 (1.88%) jQuery
8 9 (1.88%) Node.js
8 9 (1.88%) Web Services
9 8 (1.67%) Django
9 8 (1.67%) OAuth2
9 8 (1.67%) OpenID
9 8 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (1.67%) SAML
9 8 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.06%) Management Information System
2 58 (12.13%) Computer Science
3 43 (9.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 36 (7.53%) Cryptography
5 35 (7.32%) CESG
6 32 (6.69%) Data Centre
7 27 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (5.23%) Applied Mathematics
8 25 (5.23%) Mathematics
8 25 (5.23%) Statistics
9 22 (4.60%) Security Operations Centre
10 21 (4.39%) Mobile App
11 18 (3.77%) Cyber Attack
12 17 (3.56%) Cyberthreat
13 15 (3.14%) Blog
13 15 (3.14%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (2.72%) Algorithms
15 12 (2.51%) Cybercrime
16 10 (2.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 6 (1.26%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 166 (34.73%) Windows
2 124 (25.94%) Linux
3 41 (8.58%) VxWorks
4 37 (7.74%) Unix
5 25 (5.23%) Android
6 24 (5.02%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.72%) Kali Linux
8 9 (1.88%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.26%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.21%) CentOS
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (61.09%) Penetration Testing
2 231 (48.33%) Cybersecurity
3 141 (29.50%) Information Security
4 102 (21.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 81 (16.95%) Reverse Engineering
6 76 (15.90%) Software Engineering
7 66 (13.81%) SIEM
8 60 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (9.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 45 (9.41%) OWASP
11 44 (9.21%) Mentoring
11 44 (9.21%) Source Code Analysis
12 43 (9.00%) Security Testing
13 34 (7.11%) Social Engineering
14 33 (6.90%) ITIL
14 33 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
15 32 (6.69%) Multithreading
15 32 (6.69%) Project Management
16 31 (6.49%) Security Operations
17 28 (5.86%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 176 (36.82%) Java
2 160 (33.47%) C++
3 139 (29.08%) C
4 129 (26.99%) C#
5 109 (22.80%) Python
6 83 (17.36%) PHP
7 72 (15.06%) SQL
8 48 (10.04%) Objective-C
9 42 (8.79%) Perl
10 38 (7.95%) JavaScript
11 33 (6.90%) VB.NET
12 25 (5.23%) Bash Shell
12 25 (5.23%) R
13 22 (4.60%) Ruby
14 12 (2.51%) Scala
14 12 (2.51%) VB
15 8 (1.67%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.42%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.42%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.42%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 200 (41.84%) Security Cleared
2 158 (33.05%) CISSP
3 151 (31.59%) CEH
4 117 (24.48%) DV Cleared
5 95 (19.87%) GIAC
6 91 (19.04%) Degree
7 88 (18.41%) CREST Certified
8 77 (16.11%) Cisco Certification
9 73 (15.27%) CCNA
10 70 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 60 (12.55%) SANS
12 58 (12.13%) OSCP
13 52 (10.88%) MCSE
13 52 (10.88%) SSCP
14 49 (10.25%) CISM
15 48 (10.04%) SC Cleared
16 44 (9.21%) Linux+ Certification
16 44 (9.21%) Network+ Certification
17 38 (7.95%) CompTIA Security+
17 38 (7.95%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (5.02%) PCI DSS
2 24 (5.02%) QA
3 8 (1.67%) HIPAA
4 7 (1.46%) COBIT
4 7 (1.46%) SLA
5 6 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.72%) Docker
3 8 (1.67%) vSphere
4 7 (1.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.05%) Snort
6 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.42%) NFS
7 2 (0.42%) vCloud
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 70 (14.64%) Nessus
2 58 (12.13%) Nmap
3 13 (2.72%) OpenVAS
4 10 (2.09%) HAProxy
4 10 (2.09%) Puppet
5 8 (1.67%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.67%) QRadar
5 8 (1.67%) Salt
6 5 (1.05%) HP Fortify
7 4 (0.84%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.42%) Ansible
8 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.21%) Grafana
9 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.21%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 39 (8.16%) Cisco
2 32 (6.69%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.44%) CheckPoint
4 16 (3.35%) Aruba
4 16 (3.35%) FireEye
4 16 (3.35%) Meraki
4 16 (3.35%) Palo Alto
4 16 (3.35%) Trustwave
5 15 (3.14%) Qualys
6 14 (2.93%) VMware
7 13 (2.72%) Coverity
8 12 (2.51%) Citrix
9 9 (1.88%) Zend
10 8 (1.67%) ArcSight
10 8 (1.67%) Juniper
10 8 (1.67%) Vyatta
11 5 (1.05%) Sourcefire
12 4 (0.84%) LogRhythm
12 4 (0.84%) Splunk
12 4 (0.84%) Veracode
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum + Gym Membership, Pension Scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Capgemini UK
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
KnownFour
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PwC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: 30000-35000 Per Annum bonus, pension, great working envioroment
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago