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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 640 775 833
Rank change year-on-year
+135 +58
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 254 188 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 209 142 139
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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
82940 95208 97348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.24% 87.52% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 69058 78708 77913
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 £30,500
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +120 249 £60,000 +9.09% 31
London +106 104 £70,000 +16.66% 11
South West +10 51 £50,000 -16.66% 4
South East +52 41 £68,750 +22.22% 9
Gloucestershire -1 39 £50,000 -23.07% 4
Oxfordshire +9 32 £72,500 +75.75% 4
Cheltenham -4 22 £50,000 -33.33% 3
Yorkshire +42 16 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Wiltshire - 12 £50,000 -
Banbury +8 11 £100,000 +100.00% 1
Salisbury - 11 £50,000 -
City of London +56 9 £70,000 +8.52% 1
East of England +23 9 £47,000 -6.00% 1
North West +6 9 £72,500 +11.53% 1
West Yorkshire +18 8 £44,500 -1.11% 2
West Midlands -18 8 £53,750 -6.52%
Leeds +26 7 £24,000 -46.66% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £50,000 -
Birmingham -20 5 £60,000 +4.34%
South Yorkshire - 5 £62,500 - 2
Manchester - 5 £82,500 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £62,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire +15 4 £70,000 +30.84%
Nottingham +14 4 £70,000 +30.84%
East Midlands +12 4 £70,000 +45.83%
Surrey +9 4 £42,500 -39.28% 1
Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £50,000 -
Berkshire +32 2 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Cheshire +28 2 £62,500 -3.84%

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 311 (63.60%) Penetration Testing
2 219 (44.79%) Security Cleared
3 209 (42.74%) Cybersecurity
4 188 (38.45%) Java
5 179 (36.61%) CEH
6 175 (35.79%) C++
6 175 (35.79%) Windows
7 173 (35.38%) CISSP
8 149 (30.47%) Information Security
9 146 (29.86%) Firewall
10 136 (27.81%) C
11 133 (27.20%) Network Security
12 120 (24.54%) C#
13 118 (24.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 116 (23.72%) Linux
15 110 (22.49%) DV Cleared
16 109 (22.29%) Python
17 106 (21.68%) CREST Certified
18 96 (19.63%) GIAC
18 96 (19.63%) Degree
19 89 (18.20%) Finance
20 78 (15.95%) Nessus
21 77 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
22 76 (15.54%) .NET
23 75 (15.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 73 (14.93%) PHP
24 73 (14.93%) CCNA
25 69 (14.11%) Telecoms
26 67 (13.70%) OSCP
26 67 (13.70%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 22 (4.50%) Apache Pig
1 22 (4.50%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.27%) Apache
3 9 (1.84%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.41%) IIS
5 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.20%) MS Office
2 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.20%) assyst
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.25%) SaaS
2 7 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.43%) IaaS
2 7 (1.43%) PaaS
3 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 146 (29.86%) Firewall
2 133 (27.20%) Network Security
3 49 (10.02%) TCP/IP
4 47 (9.61%) Wireless
5 39 (7.98%) VPN
6 38 (7.77%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (7.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 29 (5.93%) SSL
9 21 (4.29%) HTTP
10 18 (3.68%) Broadband
10 18 (3.68%) DHCP
10 18 (3.68%) DNS
10 18 (3.68%) Internet
11 17 (3.48%) Cisco ISE
11 17 (3.48%) LTE
12 14 (2.86%) VLAN
13 12 (2.45%) FTP
13 12 (2.45%) SMTP
13 12 (2.45%) Wireless Security
13 12 (2.45%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.59%) Big Data
2 22 (4.50%) Apache Hive
2 22 (4.50%) Hadoop
3 11 (2.25%) Data Mining
4 8 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.43%) MySQL
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 66 (13.50%) Metasploit
2 22 (4.50%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.82%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.82%) CodeSonar
3 4 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.82%) git-flow
3 4 (0.82%) JIRA
3 4 (0.82%) Robot Framework
3 4 (0.82%) Selenium
4 3 (0.61%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.20%) FindBugs
General
1 89 (18.20%) Finance
2 69 (14.11%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.75%) Banking
4 22 (4.50%) Games
5 18 (3.68%) Legal
6 13 (2.66%) Retail
7 8 (1.64%) Law
7 8 (1.64%) Publishing
8 6 (1.23%) Billing
9 4 (0.82%) Brand Awareness
10 3 (0.61%) Marketing
11 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 117 (23.93%) Analyst
2 111 (22.70%) Security Analyst
3 103 (21.06%) Tester
4 98 (20.04%) Penetration Tester
5 59 (12.07%) Consultant
6 51 (10.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 46 (9.41%) Security Consultant
8 44 (9.00%) Security Tester
8 44 (9.00%) Senior Analyst
9 40 (8.18%) Security Penetration Tester
9 40 (8.18%) Security Specialist
9 40 (8.18%) Senior Security Analyst
10 34 (6.95%) Network Engineer
11 33 (6.75%) Software Engineer
12 30 (6.13%) Security Engineer
13 29 (5.93%) Ethical Hacker
13 29 (5.93%) Security Manager
14 26 (5.32%) Architect
14 26 (5.32%) Security Architect
15 22 (4.50%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (15.54%) .NET
2 26 (5.32%) HTML
3 25 (5.11%) Java EE
3 25 (5.11%) STL
4 21 (4.29%) .NET Framework
5 14 (2.86%) Ajax
6 12 (2.45%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.23%) REST
8 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (0.82%) Django
8 4 (0.82%) HTML5
8 4 (0.82%) JSON
8 4 (0.82%) LAMP
8 4 (0.82%) Node.js
8 4 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.82%) RESTful
8 4 (0.82%) SOAP
8 4 (0.82%) Spring MVC
8 4 (0.82%) XML
9 2 (0.41%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.47%) Management Information System
2 48 (9.82%) Computer Science
3 45 (9.20%) Data Centre
4 39 (7.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 33 (6.75%) Mobile App
6 31 (6.34%) Blog
7 25 (5.11%) CESG
7 25 (5.11%) Cryptography
8 22 (4.50%) Security Operations Centre
9 17 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (2.86%) Applied Mathematics
10 14 (2.86%) Mathematics
10 14 (2.86%) Statistics
11 13 (2.66%) Cyber Attack
12 12 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (2.25%) Algorithms
14 10 (2.04%) Cybercrime
14 10 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 10 (2.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 175 (35.79%) Windows
2 116 (23.72%) Linux
3 53 (10.84%) VxWorks
4 42 (8.59%) Unix
5 22 (4.50%) Android
6 18 (3.68%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.43%) Kali Linux
8 6 (1.23%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.82%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (63.60%) Penetration Testing
2 209 (42.74%) Cybersecurity
3 149 (30.47%) Information Security
4 118 (24.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 67 (13.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 66 (13.50%) Reverse Engineering
7 60 (12.27%) SIEM
8 58 (11.86%) Mentoring
8 58 (11.86%) Project Management
9 55 (11.25%) Software Engineering
10 53 (10.84%) Source Code Analysis
11 47 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (9.61%) OWASP
11 47 (9.61%) Security Testing
12 41 (8.38%) ITIL
13 39 (7.98%) Business Development
14 32 (6.54%) Social Engineering
15 31 (6.34%) Vulnerability Management
16 29 (5.93%) Kalman Filter
16 29 (5.93%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 188 (38.45%) Java
2 175 (35.79%) C++
3 136 (27.81%) C
4 120 (24.54%) C#
5 109 (22.29%) Python
6 73 (14.93%) PHP
7 57 (11.66%) Objective-C
7 57 (11.66%) SQL
8 53 (10.84%) VB.NET
9 38 (7.77%) Perl
10 17 (3.48%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.86%) R
12 13 (2.66%) Ruby
13 12 (2.45%) JavaScript
14 11 (2.25%) VB
15 8 (1.64%) Scala
16 6 (1.23%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.82%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 219 (44.79%) Security Cleared
2 179 (36.61%) CEH
3 173 (35.38%) CISSP
4 110 (22.49%) DV Cleared
5 106 (21.68%) CREST Certified
6 96 (19.63%) Degree
6 96 (19.63%) GIAC
7 77 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
8 73 (14.93%) CCNA
9 67 (13.70%) OSCP
10 59 (12.07%) CISM
10 59 (12.07%) SANS
11 49 (10.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 49 (10.02%) SC Cleared
12 44 (9.00%) SSCP
13 40 (8.18%) CHECK Team Leader
14 39 (7.98%) MCSE
15 35 (7.16%) Linux+ Certification
15 35 (7.16%) Network+ Certification
16 31 (6.34%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (15.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (8.18%) QA
3 38 (7.77%) PCI DSS
4 12 (2.45%) COBIT
5 9 (1.84%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.41%) SLA
8 1 (0.20%) ISO22301
System Software
1 24 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.66%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.64%) vCloud
4 7 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (1.02%) Snort
6 4 (0.82%) Docker
6 4 (0.82%) vSphere
7 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 78 (15.95%) Nessus
2 65 (13.29%) Nmap
3 10 (2.04%) OpenVAS
4 9 (1.84%) HP Fortify
5 5 (1.02%) Puppet
6 4 (0.82%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.82%) Salt
7 2 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.41%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (9.61%) Cisco
2 45 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 37 (7.57%) CheckPoint
4 24 (4.91%) VMware
5 19 (3.89%) FireEye
5 19 (3.89%) Palo Alto
6 17 (3.48%) Aruba
6 17 (3.48%) Meraki
6 17 (3.48%) Trustwave
7 15 (3.07%) Citrix
7 15 (3.07%) Qualys
8 11 (2.25%) Coverity
9 10 (2.04%) ArcSight
10 6 (1.23%) F5
10 6 (1.23%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.23%) Juniper
11 5 (1.02%) Remedy
11 5 (1.02%) Sourcefire
11 5 (1.02%) Veracode
12 4 (0.82%) Splunk
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