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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 751 761 784
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 147 167 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 101 148 78
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £59,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £65,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -27.27%

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
92776 96821 88019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.75% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75982 77929 71900
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +9 142 £52,500 +16.66% 22
London +24 54 £53,750 -2.27% 6
South East +30 50 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Oxfordshire - 23 £37,500 -
South West -7 16 £33,000 -5.71% 2
Surrey +25 12 £55,000 +26.43%
Guildford - 12 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire 0 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Yorkshire -2 9 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Bristol -10 9 £33,000 -45.00%
Banbury - 9 £41,250 -
Berkshire +15 6 £57,500 +105.35% 1
Leeds +6 6 £45,000 - 1
Gloucestershire 0 5 £35,000 -33.33% 2
City of London +30 4 £42,500 -12.82% 2
East Midlands -4 4 £40,000 -36.00%
Cheshire +6 3 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Kent -4 3 £42,000 +34.40%
North West -6 3 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £57,500 +43.75%
Birmingham -4 2 £56,250 +134.37% 2
West Midlands -23 2 £56,250 -6.25% 2
East of England - 2 £42,500 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £57,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Newbury - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £30,000 -
Hove - 2 £37,500 -
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 148 (56.70%) Penetration Testing
2 130 (49.81%) Information Security
3 106 (40.61%) Firewall
4 78 (29.89%) CISSP
5 77 (29.50%) Cyber Security
6 62 (23.75%) Windows
6 62 (23.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 62 (23.75%) SIEM
7 61 (23.37%) CEH
8 56 (21.46%) Management Information System
8 56 (21.46%) Security Testing
9 48 (18.39%) PCI DSS
10 46 (17.62%) Finance
11 45 (17.24%) Wireless
12 43 (16.48%) Degree
13 42 (16.09%) Security Cleared
14 41 (15.71%) Cisco Certification
14 41 (15.71%) Java
14 41 (15.71%) Cisco
15 39 (14.94%) LAN
15 39 (14.94%) WAN
16 38 (14.56%) Network Security
17 37 (14.18%) C++
18 36 (13.79%) GIAC
19 34 (13.03%) C
20 33 (12.64%) Linux
20 33 (12.64%) CISM
21 31 (11.88%) Security Architecture
21 31 (11.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
22 30 (11.49%) DV Cleared

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 5 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.53%) IIS
3 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.68%) MS Office
3 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.66%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.15%) PaaS
2 3 (1.15%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 106 (40.61%) Firewall
2 45 (17.24%) Wireless
3 39 (14.94%) LAN
3 39 (14.94%) WAN
4 38 (14.56%) Network Security
5 29 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 28 (10.73%) Intrusion Detection
7 27 (10.34%) Wireless Security
8 26 (9.96%) VPN
9 25 (9.58%) Internet
10 16 (6.13%) TCP/IP
11 15 (5.75%) tcpdump
12 11 (4.21%) DNS
12 11 (4.21%) HTTP
13 10 (3.83%) SMTP
13 10 (3.83%) LDAP
13 10 (3.83%) FTP
14 7 (2.68%) Broadband
15 6 (2.30%) VoIP
15 6 (2.30%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.15%) Big Data
2 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (8.43%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (17.62%) Finance
2 21 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.60%) Banking
4 7 (2.68%) Legal
5 3 (1.15%) Law
5 3 (1.15%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Military
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 71 (27.20%) Analyst
2 53 (20.31%) Security Analyst
3 38 (14.56%) Consultant
4 31 (11.88%) Security Engineer
5 27 (10.34%) Security Manager
6 25 (9.58%) Security Specialist
7 22 (8.43%) Security Architect
7 22 (8.43%) Senior Security Engineer
7 22 (8.43%) Architect
8 21 (8.05%) Network Engineer
8 21 (8.05%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (8.05%) Security Consultant
9 20 (7.66%) Network Security Engineer
9 20 (7.66%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 20 (7.66%) Network Architect
9 20 (7.66%) Network Security Architect
10 19 (7.28%) Penetration Tester
10 19 (7.28%) Tester
11 18 (6.90%) Applications Specialist
11 18 (6.90%) Application Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.66%) 802.1X
2 15 (5.75%) .NET
3 8 (3.07%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.92%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.15%) HTML
5 3 (1.15%) Ajax
5 3 (1.15%) JSP
5 3 (1.15%) Web Services
6 2 (0.77%) COM
7 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (21.46%) Management Information System
2 31 (11.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 19 (7.28%) Cybercrime
4 17 (6.51%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.83%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.07%) Cryptography
8 7 (2.68%) PKI
8 7 (2.68%) Social Media
9 5 (1.92%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.53%) Blog
11 3 (1.15%) RMADS
11 3 (1.15%) EMV
11 3 (1.15%) DTV
11 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.77%) BYOD
12 2 (0.77%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 62 (23.75%) Windows
2 33 (12.64%) Linux
3 14 (5.36%) VxWorks
4 11 (4.21%) UNIX
5 9 (3.45%) Solaris
6 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.15%) Android
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (56.70%) Penetration Testing
2 130 (49.81%) Information Security
3 77 (29.50%) Cyber Security
4 62 (23.75%) SIEM
5 56 (21.46%) Security Testing
6 31 (11.88%) Security Architecture
7 30 (11.49%) Project Management
8 26 (9.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 26 (9.96%) Malware Analysis
9 25 (9.58%) OWASP
10 24 (9.20%) ITIL
11 23 (8.81%) Reverse Engineering
12 21 (8.05%) E-Commerce
12 21 (8.05%) Kalman Filter
13 20 (7.66%) Security Hardening
14 19 (7.28%) SDLC
15 15 (5.75%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (5.75%) Incident Management
16 14 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (5.36%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.71%) Java
2 37 (14.18%) C++
3 34 (13.03%) C
4 30 (11.49%) Python
5 26 (9.96%) SQL
6 14 (5.36%) Perl
6 14 (5.36%) PHP
6 14 (5.36%) Ruby
7 10 (3.83%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.30%) C#
9 4 (1.53%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.53%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.15%) VB
11 1 (0.38%) VBScript
11 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (29.89%) CISSP
2 61 (23.37%) CEH
3 43 (16.48%) Degree
4 42 (16.09%) Security Cleared
5 41 (15.71%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (13.79%) GIAC
7 33 (12.64%) CISM
8 30 (11.49%) DV Cleared
9 28 (10.73%) CISA
10 26 (9.96%) CCIE
11 24 (9.20%) CCNP
12 15 (5.75%) PCI QSA
13 14 (5.36%) CCNA
13 14 (5.36%) CRISC
14 13 (4.98%) SSCP
15 12 (4.60%) GCIH
16 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (3.83%) GPEN
16 10 (3.83%) OSCP
17 9 (3.45%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (23.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (18.39%) PCI DSS
3 21 (8.05%) HIPAA
4 15 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (4.21%) QA
6 6 (2.30%) COBIT
7 4 (1.53%) SLA
8 3 (1.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (6.13%) Snort
2 6 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.15%) vSphere
3 3 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (10.34%) Nessus
2 21 (8.05%) Nmap
3 17 (6.51%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.15%) WMI
5 1 (0.38%) WSUS
5 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (15.71%) Cisco
2 24 (9.20%) CheckPoint
3 22 (8.43%) Juniper
4 21 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 21 (8.05%) Trustwave
5 18 (6.90%) Fortinet
6 11 (4.21%) Sourcefire
7 8 (3.07%) Oracle
8 6 (2.30%) HP
8 6 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.30%) F5
9 5 (1.92%) Splunk
9 5 (1.92%) Coverity
9 5 (1.92%) Google
9 5 (1.92%) VMware
10 4 (1.53%) Citrix
10 4 (1.53%) Websense
11 3 (1.15%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.77%) Dell
12 2 (0.77%) SAP
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Aldershot
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £55k - 60k per year + benefits
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