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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 676 788 806
Rank change year-on-year
+112 +18
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 242 169 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 195 121 153
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
84768 95572 99537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.03% 87.53% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 70891 78644 79394
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
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 £78,000 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +128 237 £60,000 +14.28% 34
London +83 106 £70,000 +16.66% 12
South West +22 47 £50,000 -4.76% 4
South East +10 40 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Gloucestershire +18 37 £50,000 -23.07% 3
Oxfordshire +1 32 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Cheltenham +4 23 £50,000 -23.07% 2
North West +24 11 £67,500 +55.17% 1
Yorkshire +31 9 £35,000 -22.22% 5
East of England +25 9 £47,000 +10.58% 3
Wiltshire - 9 £50,000 -
Manchester - 9 £67,500 - 1
City of London +68 8 £57,500 -5.73% 1
Salisbury - 8 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +18 7 £44,500 -1.11% 5
Banbury +3 7 £85,000 +100.00% 1
Leeds +26 6 £24,000 -46.66% 3
West Midlands -2 6 £53,750 -6.52% 1
Surrey +27 5 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Birmingham -15 5 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £36,000 - 2
Nottingham +15 4 £70,000 +30.84%
East Midlands +14 4 £70,000 +75.00%
Nottinghamshire +13 4 £70,000 +30.84%
Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
Watford - 3 £36,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £47,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £47,000 - 1
Scotland +20 2 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Cheshire +20 2 £62,500 +43.67%

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 274 (61.71%) Penetration Testing
2 193 (43.47%) Security Cleared
3 178 (40.09%) Cybersecurity
4 176 (39.64%) CEH
5 168 (37.84%) Java
6 166 (37.39%) CISSP
7 165 (37.16%) C++
8 139 (31.31%) Windows
9 136 (30.63%) Information Security
10 121 (27.25%) Network Security
11 118 (26.58%) Firewall
12 117 (26.35%) C
13 112 (25.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 104 (23.42%) CREST Certified
15 101 (22.75%) C#
15 101 (22.75%) Python
16 96 (21.62%) Degree
17 89 (20.05%) DV Cleared
18 86 (19.37%) Linux
19 83 (18.69%) GIAC
20 81 (18.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 79 (17.79%) Finance
22 68 (15.32%) Nessus
23 66 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
23 66 (14.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 64 (14.41%) SIEM
24 64 (14.41%) CISM
25 63 (14.19%) OSCP
26 62 (13.96%) .NET
27 61 (13.74%) CCNA

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 16 (3.60%) Apache Pig
2 12 (2.70%) IIS
3 8 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.90%) Apache
5 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) Confluence
7 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) MS Office
2 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.48%) SaaS
2 7 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.58%) IaaS
2 7 (1.58%) PaaS
3 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 121 (27.25%) Network Security
2 118 (26.58%) Firewall
3 43 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 39 (8.78%) Wireless
5 33 (7.43%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (6.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 25 (5.63%) VPN
8 24 (5.41%) Internet
9 23 (5.18%) SSL
10 15 (3.38%) DNS
11 14 (3.15%) DHCP
12 12 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
12 12 (2.70%) HTTP
13 10 (2.25%) Broadband
14 9 (2.03%) LTE
14 9 (2.03%) SMTP
15 8 (1.80%) HTTPS
15 8 (1.80%) Multicast
15 8 (1.80%) VXLAN
15 8 (1.80%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.08%) Big Data
2 16 (3.60%) Apache Hive
2 16 (3.60%) Hadoop
3 11 (2.48%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.13%) MySQL
6 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 60 (13.51%) Metasploit
2 21 (4.73%) Burp Suite
3 8 (1.80%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.68%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.68%) CodeSonar
4 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.68%) git-flow
4 3 (0.68%) JIRA
4 3 (0.68%) Robot Framework
4 3 (0.68%) Selenium
5 2 (0.45%) FindBugs
General
1 79 (17.79%) Finance
2 57 (12.84%) Telecoms
3 32 (7.21%) Banking
4 17 (3.83%) Games
5 16 (3.60%) Legal
6 8 (1.80%) Publishing
6 8 (1.80%) Retail
7 6 (1.35%) Billing
8 4 (0.90%) Brand Awareness
8 4 (0.90%) Law
9 3 (0.68%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 108 (24.32%) Analyst
2 102 (22.97%) Security Analyst
3 87 (19.59%) Tester
4 85 (19.14%) Penetration Tester
5 70 (15.77%) Consultant
6 58 (13.06%) Security Consultant
7 45 (10.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 39 (8.78%) Senior Analyst
9 35 (7.88%) Senior Security Analyst
10 31 (6.98%) Security Manager
11 30 (6.76%) Security Tester
12 29 (6.53%) Security Engineer
12 29 (6.53%) Security Penetration Tester
13 28 (6.31%) Senior Consultant
13 28 (6.31%) Senior Security Consultant
14 27 (6.08%) Architect
14 27 (6.08%) Ethical Hacker
14 27 (6.08%) Security Architect
14 27 (6.08%) Software Engineer
15 26 (5.86%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.96%) .NET
2 18 (4.05%) Java EE
2 18 (4.05%) STL
3 11 (2.48%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.03%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.35%) HTML
6 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.90%) HTML5
6 4 (0.90%) JSON
6 4 (0.90%) RESTful
6 4 (0.90%) XML
7 3 (0.68%) Django
7 3 (0.68%) LAMP
7 3 (0.68%) Node.js
7 3 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.68%) REST
7 3 (0.68%) SOAP
7 3 (0.68%) Spring MVC
8 2 (0.45%) Ajax
8 2 (0.45%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.39%) Management Information System
2 51 (11.49%) Data Centre
3 36 (8.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 34 (7.66%) Computer Science
5 33 (7.43%) Blog
6 28 (6.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 28 (6.31%) Mobile App
7 20 (4.50%) CESG
8 17 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (2.70%) Cryptography
10 11 (2.48%) Algorithms
11 10 (2.25%) Cyber Attack
11 10 (2.25%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (2.25%) PMI
11 10 (2.25%) SCADA
12 9 (2.03%) Cybercrime
13 8 (1.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (1.58%) PKI
15 6 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 139 (31.31%) Windows
2 86 (19.37%) Linux
3 45 (10.14%) VxWorks
4 37 (8.33%) Unix
5 18 (4.05%) Android
6 14 (3.15%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.45%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (61.71%) Penetration Testing
2 178 (40.09%) Cybersecurity
3 136 (30.63%) Information Security
4 112 (25.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 66 (14.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 64 (14.41%) SIEM
7 59 (13.29%) Project Management
8 54 (12.16%) Reverse Engineering
9 53 (11.94%) Mentoring
10 46 (10.36%) Security Testing
11 44 (9.91%) Software Engineering
11 44 (9.91%) Source Code Analysis
12 43 (9.68%) OWASP
12 43 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
13 42 (9.46%) Security Architecture
14 41 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (9.01%) Security Operations
16 38 (8.56%) ITIL
17 37 (8.33%) Business Development
18 32 (7.21%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 168 (37.84%) Java
2 165 (37.16%) C++
3 117 (26.35%) C
4 101 (22.75%) C#
4 101 (22.75%) Python
5 59 (13.29%) PHP
6 54 (12.16%) VB.NET
7 50 (11.26%) Objective-C
8 38 (8.56%) Perl
9 36 (8.11%) SQL
10 18 (4.05%) Ruby
11 14 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.80%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.80%) VB
13 6 (1.35%) Scala
14 5 (1.13%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.13%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.45%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.45%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 193 (43.47%) Security Cleared
2 176 (39.64%) CEH
3 166 (37.39%) CISSP
4 104 (23.42%) CREST Certified
5 96 (21.62%) Degree
6 89 (20.05%) DV Cleared
7 83 (18.69%) GIAC
8 66 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
9 64 (14.41%) CISM
10 63 (14.19%) OSCP
11 61 (13.74%) CCNA
12 49 (11.04%) SANS
13 46 (10.36%) SC Cleared
14 39 (8.78%) CHECK Team Leader
15 35 (7.88%) SSCP
16 32 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (6.08%) CISA
17 27 (6.08%) GCIH
17 27 (6.08%) MCSE
17 27 (6.08%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (18.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (10.81%) PCI DSS
3 45 (10.14%) QA
4 12 (2.70%) COBIT
5 9 (2.03%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
System Software
1 17 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.93%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.80%) vCloud
4 7 (1.58%) Forefront TMG
4 7 (1.58%) Snort
5 3 (0.68%) Docker
5 3 (0.68%) vSphere
6 2 (0.45%) NFS
7 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 68 (15.32%) Nessus
2 55 (12.39%) Nmap
3 10 (2.25%) HP Fortify
4 8 (1.80%) OpenVAS
5 6 (1.35%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.90%) Puppet
7 3 (0.68%) Salt
8 2 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.45%) RSA enVision
9 1 (0.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 44 (9.91%) Cisco
2 38 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.66%) CheckPoint
4 22 (4.95%) ArcSight
5 18 (4.05%) VMware
6 15 (3.38%) FireEye
6 15 (3.38%) Splunk
7 14 (3.15%) Palo Alto
7 14 (3.15%) Qualys
8 13 (2.93%) Trustwave
9 12 (2.70%) Aruba
9 12 (2.70%) Meraki
10 10 (2.25%) Coverity
11 7 (1.58%) Citrix
11 7 (1.58%) F5
11 7 (1.58%) Juniper
12 6 (1.35%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.35%) Remedy
12 6 (1.35%) Veracode
13 5 (1.13%) Sourcefire
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Cambridge
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City of London
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Reading
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Leeds
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Cheltenham
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Milton Keynes
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Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
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Bristol
Computer Futures
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Manchester
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Birmingham
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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West Yorkshire
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Leeds
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Leeds
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Newbury
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