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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 798 801 797
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 105 139 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 86 112 58
Average salary £55,000 £53,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £30,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £66,250 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +8.23%

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
92198 99056 90547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.02% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74623 79502 74331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(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 +1 102 £55,000 +0.91% 25
London +24 44 £60,000 -7.69% 9
South East -17 30 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Surrey +20 11 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Berkshire +8 11 £52,500 +110.00% 4
City of London +29 10 £68,750 +14.58% 3
Yorkshire +13 10 £45,000 +20.00%
Staffordshire -2 8 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands -22 8 £60,000 - 3
Stafford - 8 £60,000 -
Leeds +8 7 £45,000 +9.09%
West Yorkshire +7 7 £45,000 +20.00%
Slough - 7 £52,500 - 2
Guildford +23 6 £55,000 -
Southampton -21 5 £55,000 +17.02% 1
Hampshire -24 5 £55,000 +13.40% 1
Woking - 4 £60,750 - 1
Cheshire +6 3 £42,500 -29.16% 2
North West +1 3 £42,500 -29.16% 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £30,000 -
Warrington - 3 £42,500 - 2
East of England +25 2 £47,250 +52.41% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £47,250 +52.41%
South West -14 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £60,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £60,000 - 1
Scotland +15 1 £45,000 +63.63%
Cambridge +8 1 £29,500 -4.83%

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 104 (56.22%) Penetration Testing
2 98 (52.97%) Information Security
3 84 (45.41%) Firewall
4 70 (37.84%) Security Testing
5 48 (25.95%) CEH
6 44 (23.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 43 (23.24%) Cyber Security
8 40 (21.62%) PCI DSS
9 39 (21.08%) Management Information System
10 38 (20.54%) Cisco
11 36 (19.46%) Degree
11 36 (19.46%) Windows
12 33 (17.84%) LAN
12 33 (17.84%) SIEM
13 32 (17.30%) CISSP
13 32 (17.30%) Cisco Certification
13 32 (17.30%) Linux
14 29 (15.68%) WAN
15 28 (15.14%) SQL
15 28 (15.14%) Network Security
15 28 (15.14%) OWASP
16 27 (14.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 24 (12.97%) E-Commerce
17 24 (12.97%) Microsoft
18 23 (12.43%) Wireshark
18 23 (12.43%) Mobile App
19 22 (11.89%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (11.89%) Intrusion Detection
19 22 (11.89%) C
20 21 (11.35%) Java

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (2.70%) IIS
2 4 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (9.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) PaaS
2 2 (1.08%) Heroku
2 2 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (45.41%) Firewall
2 33 (17.84%) LAN
3 29 (15.68%) WAN
4 28 (15.14%) Network Security
5 23 (12.43%) Wireshark
6 22 (11.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 21 (11.35%) VPN
8 18 (9.73%) tcpdump
9 17 (9.19%) Wireless
10 16 (8.65%) Internet
11 14 (7.57%) TCP/IP
12 11 (5.95%) DMZ
12 11 (5.95%) Wireless Security
13 9 (4.86%) DNS
14 7 (3.78%) VoIP
14 7 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (3.24%) IPsec
15 6 (3.24%) LDAP
15 6 (3.24%) SMTP
15 6 (3.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (6.49%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (8.11%) Finance
2 11 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.78%) Law
3 7 (3.78%) Military
3 7 (3.78%) Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Retail
4 2 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (20.54%) Tester
1 38 (20.54%) Penetration Tester
2 32 (17.30%) Security Specialist
3 30 (16.22%) Ethical Hacker
4 28 (15.14%) Applications Specialist
4 28 (15.14%) Application Security Specialist
5 26 (14.05%) Security Manager
6 23 (12.43%) Security Engineer
7 22 (11.89%) Analyst
8 16 (8.65%) Security Analyst
9 14 (7.57%) Network Engineer
10 11 (5.95%) Architect
10 11 (5.95%) Security Architect
11 10 (5.41%) IT Security Officer
11 10 (5.41%) Security Officer
11 10 (5.41%) Consultant
12 9 (4.86%) Graduate
12 9 (4.86%) Information Security Officer
13 8 (4.32%) Network Architect
13 8 (4.32%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.19%) .NET
2 11 (5.95%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.86%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.16%) Web Services
5 2 (1.08%) REST
5 2 (1.08%) JSP
5 2 (1.08%) JSON
6 1 (0.54%) XML
6 1 (0.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.08%) Management Information System
2 23 (12.43%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.24%) Open Source
6 3 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.62%) PKI
6 3 (1.62%) EMV
6 3 (1.62%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.62%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.62%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.08%) RMADS
7 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.08%) CESG
7 2 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.08%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.54%) FMCG
8 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.46%) Windows
2 32 (17.30%) Linux
3 6 (3.24%) Solaris
4 5 (2.70%) Android
4 5 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.62%) UNIX
6 2 (1.08%) CoreOS
6 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (56.22%) Penetration Testing
2 98 (52.97%) Information Security
3 70 (37.84%) Security Testing
4 43 (23.24%) Cyber Security
5 33 (17.84%) SIEM
6 28 (15.14%) OWASP
7 27 (14.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 24 (12.97%) E-Commerce
9 22 (11.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (10.81%) Software Engineering
11 19 (10.27%) Malware Analysis
12 18 (9.73%) ITIL
13 16 (8.65%) Computer Forensics
14 15 (8.11%) Incident Management
15 14 (7.57%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (7.57%) Information Assurance
15 14 (7.57%) Reverse Engineering
16 12 (6.49%) Security Management
17 9 (4.86%) Computer Security
17 9 (4.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.14%) SQL
2 22 (11.89%) C
3 21 (11.35%) Java
4 16 (8.65%) C++
5 13 (7.03%) Ruby
6 11 (5.95%) Python
6 11 (5.95%) Perl
7 9 (4.86%) PHP
7 9 (4.86%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.16%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.16%) C#
9 3 (1.62%) VB
10 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (25.95%) CEH
2 36 (19.46%) Degree
3 32 (17.30%) CISSP
3 32 (17.30%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (10.81%) CCNA
4 20 (10.81%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (9.73%) CCNP
7 17 (9.19%) MCSE
8 14 (7.57%) GIAC
9 13 (7.03%) CHFI
10 12 (6.49%) SC Cleared
10 12 (6.49%) CISM
11 11 (5.95%) CCIE
12 9 (4.86%) MCSA
13 8 (4.32%) CISA
13 8 (4.32%) DV Cleared
13 8 (4.32%) MCITP
14 7 (3.78%) CCSE
14 7 (3.78%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (23.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (21.62%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.95%) HIPAA
4 9 (4.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.70%) SLA
5 5 (2.70%) COBIT
6 3 (1.62%) QA
7 2 (1.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (7.03%) Snort
2 9 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.24%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.62%) vSphere
6 1 (0.54%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (9.73%) Nessus
2 4 (2.16%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.62%) WMI
4 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.08%) Puppet
5 1 (0.54%) Cacti
5 1 (0.54%) Nmap
Vendors
1 38 (20.54%) Cisco
2 24 (12.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.19%) CheckPoint
4 16 (8.65%) VMware
5 12 (6.49%) Sourcefire
5 12 (6.49%) Google
6 10 (5.41%) Websense
7 9 (4.86%) Juniper
8 5 (2.70%) Citrix
8 5 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.16%) Oracle
9 4 (2.16%) Dell
10 3 (1.62%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.62%) Sage
10 3 (1.62%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.62%) Trustwave
11 2 (1.08%) McAfee
12 1 (0.54%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.54%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.54%) Qualys
Warrington, Cheshire
Connectus
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum remote working and training offered
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search Limited
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Recommend Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum bonus, healthcare, 11% pension, life
Posted: 6 days ago
Kidderminster
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Posted: 16 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
PayPoint
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago