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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 702 838 851
Rank change year-on-year
+136 +13
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 223 138 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 169 98 129
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,750 £70,450
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £55,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +26.43%

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
85293 96198 103096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.88% 86.80% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 71323 78610 83495
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
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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 +125 218 £60,000 +9.09% 25
London +107 119 £67,500 +12.50% 11
South East +24 43 £42,500 -22.72% 7
Oxfordshire +7 27 £50,000 +33.33% 4
North West +41 22 £60,000 +41.17%
South West +29 21 £50,000 +66.66% 3
Manchester - 21 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire +22 19 £48,750 - 2
City of London +56 11 £55,000 +33.33% 2
Cheltenham - 11 £50,000 - 1
Banbury -5 8 £33,750 -20.58% 2
Buckinghamshire +39 7 £35,000 -41.66% 2
Surrey +21 7 £43,750 -20.45%
Aylesbury - 7 £35,000 -
West Midlands -18 6 £35,000 -41.66%
Yorkshire +23 4 £60,000 +81.81% 1
East of England +37 2 £63,750 - 3
Bristol +23 2 £57,500 +91.66% 1
Leeds +16 2 £80,000 +77.77% 1
West Yorkshire +13 2 £80,000 +133.57% 1
Berkshire +7 2 £58,750 +6.81% 1
Scotland +6 2 £27,500 -
Staffordshire -4 2 £35,000 -41.66%
Birmingham - 2 £38,750 -
Edinburgh - 2 £27,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Cannock - 2 £35,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £102,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £63,750 -
South Wales +8 1 £45,000 +60.71%

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 233 (52.13%) Penetration Testing
2 186 (41.61%) CEH
2 186 (41.61%) CISSP
3 168 (37.58%) Cybersecurity
4 166 (37.14%) Information Security
5 153 (34.23%) Java
6 146 (32.66%) C++
6 146 (32.66%) Security Cleared
7 118 (26.40%) Degree
8 117 (26.17%) Firewall
9 110 (24.61%) Windows
9 110 (24.61%) Network Security
10 96 (21.48%) CREST Certified
11 95 (21.25%) C
12 93 (20.81%) Python
13 92 (20.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 91 (20.36%) Finance
15 87 (19.46%) GIAC
15 87 (19.46%) C#
15 87 (19.46%) SIEM
16 82 (18.34%) Nessus
17 81 (18.12%) CISM
18 77 (17.23%) Metasploit
19 75 (16.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 73 (16.33%) SANS
21 70 (15.66%) Linux
22 67 (14.99%) Security Testing
22 67 (14.99%) Security Operations
23 66 (14.77%) GCIH
24 63 (14.09%) Vulnerability Management

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 24 (5.37%) IIS
2 15 (3.36%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.22%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS Office
2 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.68%) SaaS
2 5 (1.12%) IaaS
3 4 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.89%) PaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 117 (26.17%) Firewall
2 110 (24.61%) Network Security
3 49 (10.96%) TCP/IP
4 37 (8.28%) Wireless
5 36 (8.05%) Internet
6 31 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 26 (5.82%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (5.15%) VPN
9 20 (4.47%) SSL
10 18 (4.03%) DNS
11 15 (3.36%) tcpdump
11 15 (3.36%) Wireshark
12 14 (3.13%) HTTPS
13 12 (2.68%) IPsec
13 12 (2.68%) SAN
14 11 (2.46%) Broadband
15 10 (2.24%) HTTP
16 9 (2.01%) Reverse Proxy
17 7 (1.57%) Cisco ISE
17 7 (1.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.70%) Big Data
2 15 (3.36%) Apache Hive
2 15 (3.36%) Hadoop
3 11 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.34%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 77 (17.23%) Metasploit
2 24 (5.37%) Burp Suite
3 15 (3.36%) sqlmap
4 4 (0.89%) FindBugs
5 3 (0.67%) AppScan
6 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 91 (20.36%) Finance
2 55 (12.30%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.49%) Banking
4 25 (5.59%) Legal
5 9 (2.01%) Law
5 9 (2.01%) Publishing
6 8 (1.79%) Games
7 6 (1.34%) Billing
8 4 (0.89%) Brand Awareness
9 3 (0.67%) Retail
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 120 (26.85%) Analyst
2 104 (23.27%) Security Analyst
3 75 (16.78%) Consultant
4 71 (15.88%) Tester
5 65 (14.54%) Penetration Tester
6 64 (14.32%) Security Consultant
7 49 (10.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 40 (8.95%) Security Engineer
9 38 (8.50%) Senior Consultant
9 38 (8.50%) Senior Security Consultant
10 37 (8.28%) Security Manager
11 33 (7.38%) Senior Analyst
12 27 (6.04%) Senior Security Analyst
13 24 (5.37%) Architect
13 24 (5.37%) Incident Manager
13 24 (5.37%) Security Architect
14 22 (4.92%) Security Specialist
15 20 (4.47%) Security Tester
16 19 (4.25%) Incident Analyst
17 18 (4.03%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (12.75%) .NET
2 15 (3.36%) Java EE
3 14 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.68%) STL
5 7 (1.57%) HTML
6 5 (1.12%) WSH
7 3 (0.67%) JSON
7 3 (0.67%) XML
8 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.45%) HTML5
8 2 (0.45%) Middleware
8 2 (0.45%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.45%) RESTful
8 2 (0.45%) Web Services
9 1 (0.22%) CSS
9 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.22%) OpenID
9 1 (0.22%) SAML
9 1 (0.22%) SOAP
9 1 (0.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.53%) Security Operations Centre
2 49 (10.96%) Data Centre
3 41 (9.17%) Management Information System
4 38 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (8.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 33 (7.38%) Blog
7 28 (6.26%) Computer Science
8 23 (5.15%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (5.15%) Mobile App
9 19 (4.25%) PKI
10 14 (3.13%) Cybercrime
10 14 (3.13%) PMI
11 13 (2.91%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.79%) Cyber Attack
12 8 (1.79%) SCADA
13 6 (1.34%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.34%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.34%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.34%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 110 (24.61%) Windows
2 70 (15.66%) Linux
3 45 (10.07%) Unix
4 40 (8.95%) VxWorks
5 18 (4.03%) Android
6 16 (3.58%) Windows Server
7 15 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (3.13%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.68%) Kali Linux
10 11 (2.46%) Solaris
11 9 (2.01%) FreeBSD
11 9 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (52.13%) Penetration Testing
2 168 (37.58%) Cybersecurity
3 166 (37.14%) Information Security
4 87 (19.46%) SIEM
5 75 (16.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 67 (14.99%) Security Operations
6 67 (14.99%) Security Testing
7 63 (14.09%) Vulnerability Management
8 56 (12.53%) Security Architecture
9 52 (11.63%) Project Management
10 47 (10.51%) Reverse Engineering
11 46 (10.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 41 (9.17%) Mentoring
13 36 (8.05%) ITIL
14 35 (7.83%) Source Code Analysis
15 33 (7.38%) Software Engineering
16 29 (6.49%) Business Development
17 26 (5.82%) OWASP
18 25 (5.59%) Performance Management
19 24 (5.37%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (34.23%) Java
2 146 (32.66%) C++
3 95 (21.25%) C
4 93 (20.81%) Python
5 87 (19.46%) C#
6 44 (9.84%) Perl
7 43 (9.62%) VB.NET
8 40 (8.95%) Objective-C
9 39 (8.72%) PHP
10 34 (7.61%) SQL
11 28 (6.26%) Ruby
12 17 (3.80%) Bash Shell
13 14 (3.13%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.24%) JavaScript
15 8 (1.79%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.12%) Assembly Language
17 3 (0.67%) Scala
17 3 (0.67%) VB
18 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 186 (41.61%) CEH
1 186 (41.61%) CISSP
2 146 (32.66%) Security Cleared
3 118 (26.40%) Degree
4 96 (21.48%) CREST Certified
5 87 (19.46%) GIAC
6 81 (18.12%) CISM
7 73 (16.33%) SANS
8 66 (14.77%) GCIH
9 60 (13.42%) Cisco Certification
10 58 (12.98%) DV Cleared
11 55 (12.30%) OSCP
12 47 (10.51%) CCNA
13 39 (8.72%) CHECK Team Leader
14 38 (8.50%) ECSA
15 36 (8.05%) CHFI
16 34 (7.61%) SC Cleared
17 31 (6.94%) Network+ Certification
18 26 (5.82%) SSCP
19 25 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (20.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (13.20%) PCI DSS
3 42 (9.40%) QA
4 15 (3.36%) COBIT
5 9 (2.01%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.67%) SLA
7 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) ISO22301
System Software
1 31 (6.94%) Snort
2 17 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (1.34%) vCloud
6 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (18.34%) Nessus
2 61 (13.65%) Nmap
3 11 (2.46%) HP Fortify
4 10 (2.24%) EnCase
5 6 (1.34%) OpenVAS
6 4 (0.89%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.89%) RSA enVision
7 3 (0.67%) RSA Archer
8 2 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.22%) Ansible
9 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (11.41%) Cisco
2 48 (10.74%) ArcSight
3 40 (8.95%) Microsoft
4 39 (8.72%) Splunk
5 28 (6.26%) CheckPoint
6 20 (4.47%) Red Hat
7 19 (4.25%) VMware
8 17 (3.80%) Qualys
9 13 (2.91%) Remedy
10 11 (2.46%) Coverity
11 10 (2.24%) FireEye
12 9 (2.01%) Intel Security
12 9 (2.01%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.79%) Sourcefire
13 8 (1.79%) Trustwave
14 7 (1.57%) Aruba
14 7 (1.57%) F5
14 7 (1.57%) Juniper
14 7 (1.57%) Meraki
15 6 (1.34%) Citrix
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
AAP3
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Via Resource
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Great Package + benefits + car
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + BONUS, CAR ALLOWANCE, PENSION
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Attractive
Posted: 26 days ago