The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 745 775 850
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +75
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 167 100 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.092% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 148 78 46
Average salary £45,000 £59,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% +48.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £45,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +57.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94009 85540 91016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.78% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75646 69804 77415
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 31 July 2014 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 31 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +31 154 £45,000 -25.00% 15
London -12 51 £55,000 -15.38% 6
South East -3 31 £40,000 -27.27% 6
West Midlands -4 20 £60,000 +26.31%
Staffordshire +3 18 £60,000 +20.00%
Hampshire -8 17 £40,325 -26.68% 3
Yorkshire -13 16 £35,000 -39.13%
West Yorkshire -25 16 £35,000 -39.13%
Southampton +21 15 £40,325 +34.41% 2
East Midlands +1 14 £62,500 -
South West 0 14 £35,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +9 12 £21,500 -57.00%
Bradford - 12 £33,750 -
City of London -4 10 £48,750 -30.35% 4
Leicestershire +2 9 £62,500 -
Leicester +2 8 £62,500 -
North West +1 8 £60,000 -29.41% 2
Kent - 8 £31,250 - 2
Cheshire - 7 £60,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 7 £30,000 -
Scotland -6 6 £40,000 -23.80%
Glasgow -13 6 £40,000 -23.80%
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 - 2
Swindon - 6 £30,000 -
Chester - 5 £60,000 -
Leeds -32 4 £45,000 -21.73%
Berkshire +1 2 £28,000 -44.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £52,500 -
Surrey - 2 £43,500 - 1

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 184 (61.13%) Penetration Testing
2 165 (54.82%) CEH
3 153 (50.83%) Information Security
4 124 (41.20%) CISSP
5 90 (29.90%) PCI DSS
6 84 (27.91%) Windows
7 82 (27.24%) Firewall
8 80 (26.58%) Security Testing
8 80 (26.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 72 (23.92%) SIEM
10 65 (21.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 64 (21.26%) Management Information System
11 64 (21.26%) .NET
12 63 (20.93%) GIAC
12 63 (20.93%) Degree
12 63 (20.93%) Network Security
13 61 (20.27%) Finance
14 55 (18.27%) Cyber Security
15 54 (17.94%) Linux
16 52 (17.28%) Microsoft
17 49 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
18 43 (14.29%) Java
19 41 (13.62%) ITIL
19 41 (13.62%) Security Cleared
20 40 (13.29%) MS Excel
20 40 (13.29%) Wireless
21 39 (12.96%) SQL
21 39 (12.96%) TCP/IP
22 38 (12.62%) C
23 36 (11.96%) Active Directory

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 16 (5.32%) IIS
2 14 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 40 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 82 (27.24%) Firewall
2 63 (20.93%) Network Security
3 49 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 40 (13.29%) Wireless
5 39 (12.96%) TCP/IP
6 34 (11.30%) VPN
7 32 (10.63%) DNS
8 29 (9.63%) Internet
9 28 (9.30%) Wireshark
10 23 (7.64%) VoIP
11 20 (6.64%) LAN
11 20 (6.64%) DHCP
12 19 (6.31%) WAN
13 15 (4.98%) tcpdump
14 10 (3.32%) SMTP
14 10 (3.32%) LDAP
14 10 (3.32%) HTTP
15 9 (2.99%) Intranet
15 9 (2.99%) FTP
16 8 (2.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.65%) MySQL
3 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (5.98%) Metasploit
General
1 61 (20.27%) Finance
2 21 (6.98%) Law
3 20 (6.64%) Legal
4 10 (3.32%) Banking
5 8 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.66%) Retail
6 7 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.99%) Local Government
8 4 (1.33%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 109 (36.21%) Tester
2 106 (35.22%) Analyst
3 102 (33.89%) Security Analyst
4 101 (33.55%) Penetration Tester
5 50 (16.61%) Security Specialist
6 45 (14.95%) IT Security Analyst
7 36 (11.96%) Ethical Hacker
8 31 (10.30%) Information Security Specialist
8 31 (10.30%) Information Specialist
9 28 (9.30%) Security Tester
10 22 (7.31%) Architect
10 22 (7.31%) Security Architect
11 17 (5.65%) Consultant
12 16 (5.32%) Applications Specialist
12 16 (5.32%) Junior
12 16 (5.32%) Application Security Specialist
13 15 (4.98%) Security Consultant
14 14 (4.65%) Graduate
14 14 (4.65%) Information Security Analyst
14 14 (4.65%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (21.26%) .NET
2 22 (7.31%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.32%) LAMP
4 5 (1.66%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.26%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.64%) Open Source
3 22 (7.31%) CESG
4 19 (6.31%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (3.32%) Clustering
6 10 (3.32%) Kindle
7 9 (2.99%) CESG CLAS
8 8 (2.66%) PMI
8 8 (2.66%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.66%) PKI
9 6 (1.99%) RMADS
9 6 (1.99%) iPhone
10 4 (1.33%) Online Games
11 3 (1.00%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.33%) FMCG
13 1 (0.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 84 (27.91%) Windows
2 54 (17.94%) Linux
3 20 (6.64%) UNIX
4 15 (4.98%) Windows 8
4 15 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (4.32%) Solaris
6 10 (3.32%) Android
6 10 (3.32%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.99%) AIX
7 6 (1.99%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.66%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.66%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (61.13%) Penetration Testing
2 153 (50.83%) Information Security
3 80 (26.58%) Security Testing
4 72 (23.92%) SIEM
5 65 (21.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 55 (18.27%) Cyber Security
7 41 (13.62%) ITIL
8 34 (11.30%) Data Protection
9 30 (9.97%) Risk Management
10 24 (7.97%) Problem Management
11 21 (6.98%) Incident Management
11 21 (6.98%) Project Management
12 20 (6.64%) Information Management
12 20 (6.64%) OWASP
13 19 (6.31%) Change Control
13 19 (6.31%) Computer Forensics
14 17 (5.65%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (5.65%) ISMS
15 16 (5.32%) Security Management
16 14 (4.65%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.29%) Java
2 39 (12.96%) SQL
3 38 (12.62%) C
4 26 (8.64%) Objective-C
4 26 (8.64%) PHP
5 24 (7.97%) C++
6 19 (6.31%) Python
7 18 (5.98%) Ruby
8 9 (2.99%) C#
9 5 (1.66%) Perl
9 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.33%) VB
11 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) Lua
12 1 (0.33%) Tcl
12 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 165 (54.82%) CEH
2 124 (41.20%) CISSP
3 63 (20.93%) GIAC
3 63 (20.93%) Degree
4 41 (13.62%) Security Cleared
5 35 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (11.30%) OSCP
7 33 (10.96%) GPEN
8 31 (10.30%) MCSE
9 23 (7.64%) CISMP
9 23 (7.64%) CISM
10 22 (7.31%) SC Cleared
11 17 (5.65%) DV Cleared
12 14 (4.65%) SSCP
13 12 (3.99%) CISA
14 11 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (2.99%) GCIH
15 9 (2.99%) CCNA
15 9 (2.99%) PMI Certification
15 9 (2.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (29.90%) PCI DSS
2 80 (26.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.32%) ISO 9001
3 10 (3.32%) COBIT
4 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.66%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.33%) JTAG
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 36 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.31%) Snort
3 10 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.66%) vSphere
6 4 (1.33%) Nmap
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.66%) Nessus
3 2 (0.66%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.30%) Cisco
3 17 (5.65%) Oracle
4 16 (5.32%) Sourcefire
5 14 (4.65%) CheckPoint
5 14 (4.65%) Symantec
6 12 (3.99%) VMware
6 12 (3.99%) LogRhythm
7 8 (2.66%) Splunk
7 8 (2.66%) LogLogic
8 6 (1.99%) McAfee
8 6 (1.99%) Juniper
8 6 (1.99%) CA
9 5 (1.66%) Acronis
9 5 (1.66%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.66%) Apple
10 4 (1.33%) ArcSight
10 4 (1.33%) F5
11 3 (1.00%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.00%) Websense
UK
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50k - 75k per year + £7k Shift Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55 per annum - Car + Bonus + Healthcare + Pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 to £55000 per annum - car allowance, health plan, company pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Folkestone
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 9 days ago
Folkestone
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 9 days ago