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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 757 768 815
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +47
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 148 105 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.099% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.12% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 140 85 51
Average salary £51,250 £58,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.39% +23.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +22.22%

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
93494 86460 92834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.95% 81.20% 79.04%
Number of salaries quoted 74681 71102 78432
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 +19 133 £52,500 -10.25% 15
London +38 69 £55,000 -13.38% 11
South East -17 21 £40,163 -26.97% 1
West Midlands -14 12 £60,000 +33.33%
South West -27 12 £42,500 +34.92%
Hampshire -23 11 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Staffordshire -4 10 £60,000 +20.00%
Glasgow -9 10 £40,000 -23.80%
West Yorkshire -13 10 £35,000 -39.13% 1
Scotland -14 10 £40,000 -23.80%
Yorkshire -34 10 £35,000 -39.13% 1
City of London +6 7 £65,000 +5.26% 4
Kent - 7 £31,250 -
Bradford - 7 £35,000 -
Southampton - 7 £40,325 - 1
Folkestone - 6 £31,250 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £42,500 -
East Midlands -10 4 £62,500 -
North West -16 4 £72,500 -14.70% 2
Cirencester - 4 £42,500 -
Leicester +14 3 £62,500 -
Leicestershire +10 3 £62,500 -
Berkshire -2 3 £100,000 +100.00%
Leeds -30 3 £50,000 -13.04%
Manchester -10 2 £72,500 -14.70% 2
Reading -10 2 £100,000 +100.00%
Coventry -13 2 £37,500 -25.00%
Knutsford - 2 £62,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £50,000 -
Swindon - 2 - -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 180 (59.80%) Penetration Testing
2 171 (56.81%) Information Security
3 169 (56.15%) CEH
4 135 (44.85%) CISSP
5 95 (31.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 88 (29.24%) Firewall
7 78 (25.91%) Network Security
8 77 (25.58%) PCI DSS
9 74 (24.58%) Windows
10 70 (23.26%) Management Information System
11 68 (22.59%) Degree
12 59 (19.60%) ITIL
13 56 (18.60%) Finance
14 55 (18.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 55 (18.27%) Security Testing
15 53 (17.61%) SIEM
16 52 (17.28%) .NET
17 49 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
18 47 (15.61%) Cyber Security
19 46 (15.28%) Linux
19 46 (15.28%) TCP/IP
19 46 (15.28%) Wireless
20 45 (14.95%) Microsoft
21 44 (14.62%) GIAC
22 38 (12.62%) Law
22 38 (12.62%) Active Directory
23 37 (12.29%) ISMS
24 36 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
25 34 (11.30%) Internet
25 34 (11.30%) Legal

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (4.65%) Tomcat
1 14 (4.65%) IIS
2 4 (1.33%) Apache
3 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 33 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.99%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 88 (29.24%) Firewall
2 78 (25.91%) Network Security
3 49 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 46 (15.28%) Wireless
4 46 (15.28%) TCP/IP
5 34 (11.30%) Internet
6 32 (10.63%) VPN
7 26 (8.64%) DNS
8 18 (5.98%) DHCP
9 17 (5.65%) Wireshark
10 15 (4.98%) VoIP
11 13 (4.32%) LAN
11 13 (4.32%) WAN
11 13 (4.32%) Intranet
12 8 (2.66%) HTTP
12 8 (2.66%) tcpdump
13 7 (2.33%) LDAP
13 7 (2.33%) SMTP
14 6 (1.99%) FTP
15 5 (1.66%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.65%) MySQL
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (7.31%) Metasploit
General
1 56 (18.60%) Finance
2 38 (12.62%) Law
3 34 (11.30%) Legal
4 11 (3.65%) Banking
5 9 (2.99%) Retail
6 8 (2.66%) Local Government
7 7 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.33%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.33%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 115 (38.21%) Analyst
2 112 (37.21%) Security Analyst
3 102 (33.89%) Tester
4 94 (31.23%) Penetration Tester
5 67 (22.26%) Security Specialist
6 50 (16.61%) Information Security Specialist
6 50 (16.61%) Information Specialist
7 46 (15.28%) IT Security Analyst
8 44 (14.62%) Ethical Hacker
9 21 (6.98%) Security Architect
9 21 (6.98%) Architect
10 20 (6.64%) Security Tester
11 19 (6.31%) Graduate
11 19 (6.31%) Information Security Analyst
11 19 (6.31%) Information Analyst
12 16 (5.32%) Junior
12 16 (5.32%) Applications Specialist
12 16 (5.32%) Application Security Specialist
13 15 (4.98%) Junior Tester
14 14 (4.65%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.28%) .NET
2 20 (6.64%) ASP.NET
3 10 (3.32%) LAMP
4 2 (0.66%) COM
4 2 (0.66%) Web Services
5 1 (0.33%) XML
5 1 (0.33%) JSON
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (23.26%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.98%) CESG
3 20 (6.64%) Computer Science
4 19 (6.31%) Open Source
5 10 (3.32%) Clustering
6 9 (2.99%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (2.99%) Kindle
7 8 (2.66%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.66%) PMI
7 8 (2.66%) RMADS
8 7 (2.33%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.33%) Online Games
9 4 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.00%) iPhone
10 3 (1.00%) PKI
11 2 (0.66%) SCADA
11 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.33%) NHS
12 1 (0.33%) Social Media
12 1 (0.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 74 (24.58%) Windows
2 46 (15.28%) Linux
3 21 (6.98%) UNIX
4 12 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (3.99%) Windows 8
5 10 (3.32%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.32%) Solaris
6 8 (2.66%) Android
7 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.99%) AIX
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (59.80%) Penetration Testing
2 171 (56.81%) Information Security
3 59 (19.60%) ITIL
4 55 (18.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 55 (18.27%) Security Testing
5 53 (17.61%) SIEM
6 47 (15.61%) Cyber Security
7 37 (12.29%) ISMS
8 30 (9.97%) Security Management
9 28 (9.30%) Data Protection
10 27 (8.97%) Risk Management
11 26 (8.64%) OWASP
12 24 (7.97%) Problem Management
13 22 (7.31%) Project Management
14 21 (6.98%) Information Security Management
14 21 (6.98%) Change Control
15 20 (6.64%) Information Assurance
16 16 (5.32%) Incident Management
17 15 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (4.32%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.96%) Java
2 30 (9.97%) C
2 30 (9.97%) SQL
3 21 (6.98%) C++
3 21 (6.98%) Ruby
4 19 (6.31%) Python
5 18 (5.98%) PHP
5 18 (5.98%) Objective-C
6 9 (2.99%) C#
7 8 (2.66%) Perl
8 4 (1.33%) VB
9 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 169 (56.15%) CEH
2 135 (44.85%) CISSP
3 68 (22.59%) Degree
4 44 (14.62%) GIAC
5 36 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (10.96%) CISM
7 32 (10.63%) MCSE
8 31 (10.30%) Security Cleared
9 26 (8.64%) OSCP
10 25 (8.31%) GPEN
11 17 (5.65%) CISA
12 15 (4.98%) CISMP
12 15 (4.98%) SC Cleared
13 12 (3.99%) SSCP
14 10 (3.32%) DV Cleared
15 9 (2.99%) PMI Certification
16 8 (2.66%) Security+ Certification
17 7 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (2.33%) CCNA
18 6 (1.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (31.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (25.58%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.32%) COBIT
4 9 (2.99%) ISO 9001
5 7 (2.33%) QA
6 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.66%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.33%) SLA
7 1 (0.33%) JTAG
System Software
1 38 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.32%) Snort
3 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.33%) Nmap
5 2 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.99%) Nessus
2 8 (2.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.64%) Cisco
3 19 (6.31%) Oracle
4 15 (4.98%) CheckPoint
5 9 (2.99%) LogRhythm
6 8 (2.66%) Splunk
6 8 (2.66%) LogLogic
6 8 (2.66%) CA
7 7 (2.33%) Sourcefire
8 6 (1.99%) NetIQ
9 5 (1.66%) Symantec
9 5 (1.66%) BT
9 5 (1.66%) VMware
10 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.33%) Juniper
11 3 (1.00%) F5
11 3 (1.00%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.00%) McAfee
12 2 (0.66%) Apple
12 2 (0.66%) Tripwire
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