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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 803 762 788
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +26
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 78 130 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.15% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 59 98 56
Average salary £55,000 £56,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% +31.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £31,150 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £67,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £54,250 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +37.50%

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
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 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 -58 73 £57,500 +2.67% 19
London +34 44 £60,000 +7.14% 7
South East -33 18 £53,500 +18.88% 7
Berkshire +5 7 £53,000 +112.00% 3
City of London 0 6 £52,500 -6.25% 4
Surrey -7 4 £70,000 - 1
Southampton -19 4 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Hampshire -34 4 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Reading - 4 - - 2
Guildford +8 3 £70,000 -
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £65,000 +109.67%
East of England -13 3 £65,000 +100.00%
Staffordshire -19 3 £60,000 -
West Midlands -37 3 £60,000 -
Stafford - 3 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +1 2 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Yorkshire -2 2 £45,000 +33.33% 1
Leeds -8 2 £45,000 +33.33% 1
Peterborough - 2 £65,000 -
Kent - 2 £48,250 -
Scotland +9 1 £45,000 +63.63%
Oxfordshire -2 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Banbury -2 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Cambridge -11 1 £29,500 -4.83%
Cheshire -12 1 £42,500 -29.16%
North West -16 1 £42,500 -29.16% 1
South West -23 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £42,500 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 111 (57.22%) Penetration Testing
2 104 (53.61%) Information Security
3 60 (30.93%) Security Testing
4 55 (28.35%) CEH
5 54 (27.84%) Firewall
6 50 (25.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 43 (22.16%) Degree
8 41 (21.13%) CISSP
9 34 (17.53%) Management Information System
10 33 (17.01%) PCI DSS
11 32 (16.49%) Cyber Security
12 29 (14.95%) OWASP
12 29 (14.95%) Network Security
13 27 (13.92%) Windows
13 27 (13.92%) Linux
14 26 (13.40%) Cisco
14 26 (13.40%) Nessus
15 23 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (10.82%) SIEM
16 21 (10.82%) E-Commerce
17 20 (10.31%) Wireshark
17 20 (10.31%) SQL
17 20 (10.31%) LAN
17 20 (10.31%) Microsoft
18 19 (9.79%) CCNA
18 19 (9.79%) C
18 19 (9.79%) CISM
18 19 (9.79%) Security Cleared
18 19 (9.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 18 (9.28%) Information Assurance

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (4.12%) IIS
2 5 (2.58%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.03%) Apache
3 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.52%) MS Project
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.03%) PaaS
1 2 (1.03%) Heroku
1 2 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (27.84%) Firewall
2 29 (14.95%) Network Security
3 20 (10.31%) Wireshark
3 20 (10.31%) LAN
4 17 (8.76%) Internet
4 17 (8.76%) tcpdump
5 16 (8.25%) WAN
5 16 (8.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (6.70%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.70%) VPN
7 9 (4.64%) Wireless
8 8 (4.12%) DNS
9 7 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (3.61%) DMZ
10 6 (3.09%) SMTP
10 6 (3.09%) FTP
10 6 (3.09%) HTTP
10 6 (3.09%) LDAP
11 5 (2.58%) SSL
11 5 (2.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (8.76%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (6.70%) Banking
2 8 (4.12%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.12%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Law
3 5 (2.58%) Retail
3 5 (2.58%) Military
4 3 (1.55%) Local Government
4 3 (1.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.03%) Games
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (32.47%) Tester
1 63 (32.47%) Penetration Tester
2 48 (24.74%) Ethical Hacker
3 27 (13.92%) Security Specialist
4 23 (11.86%) Analyst
4 23 (11.86%) Applications Specialist
4 23 (11.86%) Application Security Specialist
5 21 (10.82%) Security Manager
6 19 (9.79%) Security Analyst
7 16 (8.25%) Security Engineer
7 16 (8.25%) Graduate
8 12 (6.19%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Consultant
10 8 (4.12%) IT Security Officer
10 8 (4.12%) Security Officer
11 7 (3.61%) Senior Penetration Tester
11 7 (3.61%) Information Security Officer
11 7 (3.61%) Head of Security
11 7 (3.61%) Senior Tester
12 6 (3.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.28%) .NET
2 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.61%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.06%) Web Services
5 2 (1.03%) REST
5 2 (1.03%) CSS
5 2 (1.03%) JSON
6 1 (0.52%) JSP
6 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.53%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.73%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.09%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.58%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.58%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (2.58%) CESG
5 5 (2.58%) EMV
5 5 (2.58%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.06%) CESG CLAS
6 4 (2.06%) RMADS
6 4 (2.06%) Open Source
7 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.03%) Online Games
8 2 (1.03%) Clustering
8 2 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.52%) ASIC
9 1 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.92%) Windows
1 27 (13.92%) Linux
2 11 (5.67%) Android
2 11 (5.67%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.09%) UNIX
3 6 (3.09%) Solaris
4 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.03%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (57.22%) Penetration Testing
2 104 (53.61%) Information Security
3 60 (30.93%) Security Testing
4 32 (16.49%) Cyber Security
5 29 (14.95%) OWASP
6 21 (10.82%) SIEM
6 21 (10.82%) E-Commerce
7 19 (9.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (9.28%) Information Assurance
9 17 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (8.76%) Risk Management
10 15 (7.73%) ITIL
10 15 (7.73%) Software Engineering
11 14 (7.22%) Computer Security
12 13 (6.70%) Security Management
13 12 (6.19%) Computer Forensics
13 12 (6.19%) Incident Management
14 11 (5.67%) Change Control
15 10 (5.15%) Software Architecture
15 10 (5.15%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.31%) SQL
2 19 (9.79%) C
3 16 (8.25%) Java
4 11 (5.67%) C++
5 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.06%) Ruby
5 4 (2.06%) Perl
6 3 (1.55%) C#
7 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.03%) PHP
7 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.03%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (28.35%) CEH
2 43 (22.16%) Degree
3 41 (21.13%) CISSP
4 23 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (9.79%) CCNA
5 19 (9.79%) CISM
5 19 (9.79%) Security Cleared
6 15 (7.73%) OSCP
7 14 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (7.22%) MCSE
8 13 (6.70%) GIAC
9 12 (6.19%) CISA
9 12 (6.19%) SC Cleared
10 11 (5.67%) CCNP
11 10 (5.15%) DV Cleared
12 9 (4.64%) MCITP
13 8 (4.12%) CHFI
14 7 (3.61%) CCSA
14 7 (3.61%) CCSE
14 7 (3.61%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (25.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (17.01%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.61%) COBIT
4 6 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.58%) QA
6 3 (1.55%) SLA
6 3 (1.55%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (6.70%) Snort
2 9 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.06%) Nmap
4 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.03%) MetaFrame
5 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (13.40%) Nessus
2 3 (1.55%) Cacti
2 3 (1.55%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.03%) Puppet
3 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (13.40%) Cisco
2 20 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.73%) VMware
4 14 (7.22%) CheckPoint
5 10 (5.15%) Sourcefire
6 9 (4.64%) Google
7 8 (4.12%) Websense
7 8 (4.12%) Oracle
8 4 (2.06%) Hyperion
8 4 (2.06%) Dell
8 4 (2.06%) Citrix
8 4 (2.06%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.06%) Sage
9 3 (1.55%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.55%) Trend Micro
9 3 (1.55%) BT
9 3 (1.55%) CA
10 2 (1.03%) Juniper
10 2 (1.03%) NetIQ
10 2 (1.03%) McAfee
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + includes good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £60999 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £62000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago