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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 754 759 817
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +58
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 136 162 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.17% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 95 138 64
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -23.80%

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
92576 97321 88774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.60% 82.73% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 75605 78726 73203
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +3 131 £52,500 +5.00% 8
South East +44 53 £55,000 +36.39% 1
London +39 48 £60,000 +6.19% 3
Oxfordshire - 18 £37,500 -
Surrey +26 15 £55,000 +26.43%
Guildford - 14 £55,000 -
City of London +41 9 £30,000 -57.14% 1
Berkshire +2 9 £57,500 +105.35%
Yorkshire -3 7 £33,500 +6.34%
Banbury - 7 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire -10 6 £34,250 +8.73%
North West +13 5 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Cheshire -2 5 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Slough -2 5 £52,500 +87.50%
South West -19 5 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £58,750 +46.87%
Warrington - 4 £42,500 -
Staffordshire -6 3 £60,000 +179.06%
Bristol -17 3 £30,000 -50.00% 1
West Midlands -35 3 £60,000 +163.73%
East of England - 3 £42,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £60,000 -
Stafford - 3 £60,000 -
Kent +4 2 £42,000 -20.00% 1
Leeds 0 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Southampton -13 2 £50,000 +23.99%
Hampshire -13 2 £50,000 +23.99%
East Midlands -15 2 £36,750 -40.00%
Wales - 2 £59,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 131 (56.22%) Penetration Testing
2 117 (50.21%) Information Security
3 101 (43.35%) Firewall
4 66 (28.33%) CISSP
5 61 (26.18%) Cyber Security
6 58 (24.89%) Security Testing
7 57 (24.46%) Windows
8 51 (21.89%) Management Information System
8 51 (21.89%) SIEM
9 49 (21.03%) CEH
9 49 (21.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 48 (20.60%) PCI DSS
11 45 (19.31%) Degree
12 42 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
12 42 (18.03%) LAN
12 42 (18.03%) WAN
13 40 (17.17%) Cisco
13 40 (17.17%) Finance
14 36 (15.45%) Network Security
15 34 (14.59%) Security Cleared
16 33 (14.16%) Wireless
16 33 (14.16%) Java
17 32 (13.73%) Linux
17 32 (13.73%) CISM
18 31 (13.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 30 (12.88%) C++
19 30 (12.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 29 (12.45%) Wireshark
21 28 (12.02%) CCIE
21 28 (12.02%) Project Management

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (2.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.72%) IIS
3 3 (1.29%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.86%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (3.00%) MS Office
2 6 (2.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.58%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.15%) PaaS
2 5 (2.15%) IaaS
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.86%) Heroku
5 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 101 (43.35%) Firewall
2 42 (18.03%) LAN
2 42 (18.03%) WAN
3 36 (15.45%) Network Security
4 33 (14.16%) Wireless
5 29 (12.45%) Wireshark
6 27 (11.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 26 (11.16%) VPN
8 25 (10.73%) Wireless Security
9 19 (8.15%) Internet
10 16 (6.87%) TCP/IP
11 14 (6.01%) tcpdump
12 12 (5.15%) HTTP
13 11 (4.72%) SMTP
13 11 (4.72%) LDAP
13 11 (4.72%) FTP
13 11 (4.72%) DNS
14 7 (3.00%) DMZ
14 7 (3.00%) VoIP
15 5 (2.15%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.86%) Data Mining
1 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (7.30%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (17.17%) Finance
2 16 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.72%) Banking
4 4 (1.72%) Military
4 4 (1.72%) Marketing
5 3 (1.29%) Law
5 3 (1.29%) Legal
6 2 (0.86%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 46 (19.74%) Analyst
2 33 (14.16%) Security Analyst
3 32 (13.73%) Security Engineer
4 28 (12.02%) Security Specialist
4 28 (12.02%) Consultant
5 27 (11.59%) Security Manager
6 23 (9.87%) Security Architect
6 23 (9.87%) Architect
6 23 (9.87%) Applications Specialist
6 23 (9.87%) Application Security Specialist
7 21 (9.01%) Network Security Architect
7 21 (9.01%) Network Engineer
7 21 (9.01%) Senior Security Engineer
7 21 (9.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 21 (9.01%) Network Architect
8 20 (8.58%) Penetration Tester
8 20 (8.58%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 20 (8.58%) Tester
8 20 (8.58%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (7.30%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.73%) .NET
2 9 (3.86%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.15%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.72%) JSP
5 3 (1.29%) Web Services
6 2 (0.86%) COM
6 2 (0.86%) REST
6 2 (0.86%) Ajax
6 2 (0.86%) JSON
6 2 (0.86%) HTML
7 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.89%) Management Information System
2 31 (13.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 19 (8.15%) Mobile App
4 16 (6.87%) Cybercrime
5 13 (5.58%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.15%) PKI
7 5 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.15%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.72%) Blog
8 4 (1.72%) RMADS
9 3 (1.29%) Social Media
9 3 (1.29%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.86%) CESG
10 2 (0.86%) EMV
11 1 (0.43%) ASIC
11 1 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.46%) Windows
2 32 (13.73%) Linux
3 9 (3.86%) Solaris
4 8 (3.43%) VxWorks
5 7 (3.00%) UNIX
6 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.86%) Android
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.86%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (56.22%) Penetration Testing
2 117 (50.21%) Information Security
3 61 (26.18%) Cyber Security
4 58 (24.89%) Security Testing
5 51 (21.89%) SIEM
6 30 (12.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 28 (12.02%) Project Management
8 27 (11.59%) Malware Analysis
9 24 (10.30%) ITIL
9 24 (10.30%) Security Architecture
10 23 (9.87%) OWASP
10 23 (9.87%) E-Commerce
11 20 (8.58%) Security Hardening
12 19 (8.15%) SDLC
12 19 (8.15%) Reverse Engineering
13 17 (7.30%) Incident Management
13 17 (7.30%) Kalman Filter
14 16 (6.87%) Computer Forensics
15 15 (6.44%) Software Engineering
15 15 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.16%) Java
2 30 (12.88%) C++
3 25 (10.73%) Python
3 25 (10.73%) C
4 24 (10.30%) SQL
5 17 (7.30%) Ruby
6 15 (6.44%) Perl
6 15 (6.44%) PHP
7 11 (4.72%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.00%) C#
9 4 (1.72%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.72%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.29%) VB
11 2 (0.86%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.43%) VBScript
12 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (28.33%) CISSP
2 49 (21.03%) CEH
3 45 (19.31%) Degree
4 42 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (14.59%) Security Cleared
6 32 (13.73%) CISM
7 28 (12.02%) CCIE
8 26 (11.16%) CCNP
8 26 (11.16%) CISA
9 23 (9.87%) GIAC
10 21 (9.01%) DV Cleared
11 15 (6.44%) CCNA
12 12 (5.15%) CRISC
13 10 (4.29%) PCI QSA
14 9 (3.86%) SC Cleared
14 9 (3.86%) CHFI
14 9 (3.86%) GCIH
14 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (3.43%) SSCP
16 7 (3.00%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (21.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (20.60%) PCI DSS
3 21 (9.01%) HIPAA
4 13 (5.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (4.29%) QA
6 7 (3.00%) COBIT
7 5 (2.15%) SLA
8 4 (1.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (6.44%) Snort
2 6 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.29%) vSphere
3 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (8.15%) Nessus
2 17 (7.30%) FortiGate
3 14 (6.01%) Nmap
4 3 (1.29%) WMI
5 2 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.86%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
6 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (17.17%) Cisco
2 23 (9.87%) CheckPoint
2 23 (9.87%) Juniper
3 21 (9.01%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.73%) Fortinet
4 18 (7.73%) Trustwave
5 12 (5.15%) Sourcefire
6 8 (3.43%) Google
7 6 (2.58%) VMware
8 5 (2.15%) Citrix
8 5 (2.15%) Oracle
8 5 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.72%) Websense
9 4 (1.72%) HP
9 4 (1.72%) Coverity
10 3 (1.29%) Splunk
11 2 (0.86%) F5
11 2 (0.86%) Tripwire
11 2 (0.86%) Dell
11 2 (0.86%) SAP
Kent
Stem Graduates
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HP Group
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 26 days ago