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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 805 762 791
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +29
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 87 134 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 71 105 64
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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 £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -35 83 £55,000 - 22
London +54 42 £60,000 - 6
South East -27 20 £55,000 +25.71% 9
Surrey +11 8 £57,500 +35.29% 2
City of London +11 8 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +5 8 £45,000 - 4
Leeds +11 7 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Berkshire +4 7 £53,000 +112.00% 7
West Yorkshire +1 7 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Guildford +8 5 £55,000 -
Staffordshire -15 5 £60,000 -
West Midlands -45 5 £60,000 - 1
Stafford - 5 £60,000 -
Southampton -17 4 £52,500 +16.66%
Hampshire -24 4 £52,500 +16.66%
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £65,000 +109.67%
East of England +1 3 £65,000 +109.67%
Slough - 3 £47,500 -
Woking - 3 £61,500 - 1
North West +4 2 £42,500 -29.16%
Cheshire +2 2 £42,500 -29.16%
South West -24 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -
Peterborough - 2 £65,000 -
Scotland +14 1 £45,000 +63.63%
Cambridge +2 1 £29,500 -4.83%
South Yorkshire -2 1 £32,500 -51.85% 2
Sheffield -8 1 £32,500 -51.85% 2
St Asaph - 1 - - 1

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 109 (56.19%) Penetration Testing
2 98 (50.52%) Information Security
3 72 (37.11%) Firewall
4 71 (36.60%) Security Testing
5 48 (24.74%) CEH
6 47 (24.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 40 (20.62%) Cyber Security
8 38 (19.59%) PCI DSS
8 38 (19.59%) CISSP
9 37 (19.07%) Degree
10 34 (17.53%) Management Information System
11 33 (17.01%) Cisco
12 31 (15.98%) OWASP
13 29 (14.95%) Windows
14 28 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
15 27 (13.92%) SIEM
15 27 (13.92%) Linux
16 26 (13.40%) LAN
16 26 (13.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 25 (12.89%) E-Commerce
18 24 (12.37%) SQL
18 24 (12.37%) Network Security
19 23 (11.86%) C
19 23 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
20 22 (11.34%) WAN
20 22 (11.34%) Microsoft
20 22 (11.34%) Nessus
21 21 (10.82%) Mobile App
22 20 (10.31%) Software Engineering
22 20 (10.31%) CCNA

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.09%) IIS
2 4 (2.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.03%) Apache
3 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (8.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.03%) PaaS
2 2 (1.03%) Heroku
2 2 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (37.11%) Firewall
2 26 (13.40%) LAN
3 24 (12.37%) Network Security
4 22 (11.34%) WAN
5 19 (9.79%) VPN
5 19 (9.79%) Wireshark
6 17 (8.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (7.73%) tcpdump
8 13 (6.70%) Internet
9 12 (6.19%) TCP/IP
9 12 (6.19%) Wireless
10 10 (5.15%) DMZ
11 9 (4.64%) DNS
12 7 (3.61%) SSL
12 7 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (3.61%) IPsec
13 6 (3.09%) Wireless Security
14 5 (2.58%) NFC
14 5 (2.58%) VoIP
15 4 (2.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (7.73%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (5.15%) Telecoms
1 10 (5.15%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Banking
3 6 (3.09%) Law
4 5 (2.58%) Military
5 4 (2.06%) Retail
6 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (29.38%) Tester
1 57 (29.38%) Penetration Tester
2 43 (22.16%) Ethical Hacker
3 31 (15.98%) Security Specialist
4 28 (14.43%) Applications Specialist
4 28 (14.43%) Application Security Specialist
5 25 (12.89%) Security Manager
6 19 (9.79%) Analyst
7 18 (9.28%) Security Engineer
8 14 (7.22%) Security Analyst
9 12 (6.19%) Graduate
9 12 (6.19%) Network Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) IT Security Officer
10 11 (5.67%) Security Officer
11 10 (5.15%) Information Security Officer
12 9 (4.64%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 9 (4.64%) Senior Tester
13 8 (4.12%) Architect
13 8 (4.12%) Security Architect
14 7 (3.61%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.76%) .NET
2 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.15%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.06%) Web Services
5 2 (1.03%) REST
5 2 (1.03%) CSS
5 2 (1.03%) JSP
5 2 (1.03%) JSON
6 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.53%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.82%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.58%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (2.58%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.58%) EMV
4 5 (2.58%) Cryptography
4 5 (2.58%) Open Source
5 3 (1.55%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.55%) PKI
6 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.03%) Clustering
6 2 (1.03%) CESG
6 2 (1.03%) RMADS
6 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.52%) Online Games
7 1 (0.52%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.95%) Windows
2 27 (13.92%) Linux
3 8 (4.12%) Android
3 8 (4.12%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.58%) UNIX
5 4 (2.06%) Solaris
6 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.03%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (56.19%) Penetration Testing
2 98 (50.52%) Information Security
3 71 (36.60%) Security Testing
4 40 (20.62%) Cyber Security
5 31 (15.98%) OWASP
6 27 (13.92%) SIEM
7 26 (13.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 25 (12.89%) E-Commerce
9 23 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (10.31%) Software Engineering
11 15 (7.73%) Risk Management
11 15 (7.73%) ITIL
12 14 (7.22%) Information Assurance
13 12 (6.19%) Computer Security
13 12 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (5.67%) Security Management
14 11 (5.67%) Incident Management
15 10 (5.15%) Computer Forensics
15 10 (5.15%) Software Architecture
16 9 (4.64%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.37%) SQL
2 23 (11.86%) C
3 18 (9.28%) Java
4 13 (6.70%) C++
5 7 (3.61%) Ruby
6 6 (3.09%) Perl
7 5 (2.58%) PHP
7 5 (2.58%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.58%) Python
7 5 (2.58%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.06%) C#
9 3 (1.55%) VB
10 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (24.74%) CEH
2 38 (19.59%) CISSP
3 37 (19.07%) Degree
4 28 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (10.31%) CCNA
6 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
7 17 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (8.25%) MCSE
9 15 (7.73%) CCNP
10 14 (7.22%) GIAC
11 13 (6.70%) CHFI
11 13 (6.70%) OSCP
12 11 (5.67%) SC Cleared
13 10 (5.15%) CISM
14 9 (4.64%) CISA
14 9 (4.64%) MCITP
15 8 (4.12%) MCSA
16 7 (3.61%) Security+ Certification
16 7 (3.61%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (3.61%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (24.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (19.59%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (3.09%) HIPAA
4 6 (3.09%) COBIT
5 3 (1.55%) QA
5 3 (1.55%) SLA
6 2 (1.03%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (5.67%) Snort
2 10 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.58%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.03%) MetaFrame
5 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (11.34%) Nessus
2 3 (1.55%) WMI
3 2 (1.03%) Cacti
3 2 (1.03%) Puppet
3 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (17.01%) Cisco
2 22 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.25%) VMware
4 15 (7.73%) CheckPoint
5 12 (6.19%) Google
6 9 (4.64%) Sourcefire
6 9 (4.64%) Websense
7 6 (3.09%) Juniper
8 5 (2.58%) Dell
9 4 (2.06%) Citrix
9 4 (2.06%) Hyperion
9 4 (2.06%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.06%) Oracle
9 4 (2.06%) Sage
10 3 (1.55%) McAfee
10 3 (1.55%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.03%) Trend Micro
12 1 (0.52%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.52%) WatchGuard
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