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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
UK
Rank 735 698 891
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +193
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 106 241 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.24% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.27% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 82 197 56
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,400 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.77%

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
73636 90103 92424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.79% 88.28% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 60524 74752 75526
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -26 104 £65,000 +8.33% 19
London -5 35 £80,000 +23.07% 6
South East +47 28 £61,250 +28.94% 1
South West +5 15 £47,000 -18.26% 3
Berkshire +56 13 £57,500 +21.05%
Oxfordshire -2 10 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Gloucestershire -28 7 £50,000 -13.04% 1
East of England +21 6 £65,000 - 3
Hertfordshire - 6 £65,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £65,000 - 1
Reading +49 5 £50,000 -
West Midlands +39 5 £40,000 -29.20% 2
City of London +34 5 £70,000 +12.00% 1
Bristol +1 5 £47,000 - 1
Bracknell - 5 - -
Surrey +47 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Cheltenham -7 4 £50,000 -20.63% 1
North West -22 4 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Birmingham - 4 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +7 3 £38,000 -30.90%
North East - 3 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 £53,750 -
Swindon - 3 - - 1
Glasgow +27 2 £63,750 -
Scotland +14 2 £63,750 -5.55%
Northamptonshire +14 2 £39,000 -29.09%
Oxford - 2 £70,000 -
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
Leatherhead - 2 £55,000 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 200 (56.34%) Penetration Testing
2 184 (51.83%) Cybersecurity
3 132 (37.18%) Firewall
4 127 (35.77%) Java
5 116 (32.68%) Security Cleared
6 113 (31.83%) Information Security
7 108 (30.42%) CISSP
8 104 (29.30%) C++
9 103 (29.01%) C#
9 103 (29.01%) CEH
10 99 (27.89%) Windows
11 93 (26.20%) C
12 77 (21.69%) Linux
12 77 (21.69%) DV Cleared
13 75 (21.13%) Finance
14 74 (20.85%) Python
15 65 (18.31%) SQL
16 64 (18.03%) Network Security
17 63 (17.75%) Reverse Engineering
17 63 (17.75%) Degree
18 62 (17.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 62 (17.46%) GIAC
19 58 (16.34%) PHP
20 56 (15.77%) HTML
20 56 (15.77%) Software Engineering
21 50 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
21 50 (14.08%) CREST Certified
22 49 (13.80%) .NET
23 48 (13.52%) JavaScript
24 47 (13.24%) Agile Software Development

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 33 (9.30%) Apache Spark
2 25 (7.04%) Apache
3 22 (6.20%) Apache Pig
4 11 (3.10%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.85%) Ethereum
5 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.56%) nginx
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 132 (37.18%) Firewall
2 64 (18.03%) Network Security
3 43 (12.11%) TCP/IP
4 32 (9.01%) HTTP
5 30 (8.45%) VPN
6 23 (6.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 22 (6.20%) Wireless
8 18 (5.07%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (5.07%) SSL
9 14 (3.94%) SMTP
10 13 (3.66%) VLAN
10 13 (3.66%) Wireless Security
11 11 (3.10%) Broadband
11 11 (3.10%) LTE
12 9 (2.54%) Cisco ISE
12 9 (2.54%) DNS
12 9 (2.54%) FTP
13 8 (2.25%) DHCP
13 8 (2.25%) DMZ
13 8 (2.25%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.96%) Big Data
2 22 (6.20%) Apache Hive
2 22 (6.20%) Hadoop
3 17 (4.79%) MySQL
4 12 (3.38%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.54%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.69%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.85%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.85%) GIS
9 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (9.86%) Metasploit
2 10 (2.82%) Burp Suite
3 8 (2.25%) JIRA
4 5 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.41%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.41%) CodeSonar
4 5 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.41%) git-flow
4 5 (1.41%) Robot Framework
4 5 (1.41%) Selenium
5 2 (0.56%) sqlmap
General
1 75 (21.13%) Finance
2 44 (12.39%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.35%) Games
4 14 (3.94%) Banking
5 12 (3.38%) Military
6 9 (2.54%) Legal
6 9 (2.54%) Marketing
7 6 (1.69%) Retail
8 5 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.41%) Law
9 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 63 (17.75%) Tester
2 52 (14.65%) Analyst
2 52 (14.65%) Penetration Tester
3 51 (14.37%) Consultant
4 46 (12.96%) Security Analyst
5 42 (11.83%) Developer
6 34 (9.58%) Security Tester
7 33 (9.30%) Software Engineer
8 32 (9.01%) Security Consultant
9 24 (6.76%) Security Engineer
10 23 (6.48%) C# Developer
10 23 (6.48%) Security Penetration Tester
11 22 (6.20%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 22 (6.20%) Security Specialist
12 20 (5.63%) Ethical Hacker
13 19 (5.35%) Security Manager
14 18 (5.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 18 (5.07%) Senior Tester
15 17 (4.79%) Graduate
15 17 (4.79%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.77%) HTML
2 49 (13.80%) .NET
3 27 (7.61%) Ajax
4 23 (6.48%) .NET Framework
5 20 (5.63%) Java EE
5 20 (5.63%) STL
6 14 (3.94%) REST
7 13 (3.66%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.38%) Node.js
9 11 (3.10%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (2.82%) CSS
10 10 (2.82%) jQuery
10 10 (2.82%) Web Services
11 8 (2.25%) OAuth2
11 8 (2.25%) OpenID
11 8 (2.25%) SAML
12 7 (1.97%) LAMP
13 5 (1.41%) Django
13 5 (1.41%) Middleware
13 5 (1.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.39%) Management Information System
2 41 (11.55%) Computer Science
3 34 (9.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (5.35%) CESG
5 18 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.07%) Cyberthreat
6 16 (4.51%) Cyber Attack
7 12 (3.38%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.82%) Cyber Defence
8 10 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 10 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (2.54%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.54%) Mobile App
10 8 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.97%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.69%) Blog
13 5 (1.41%) iSeries
14 4 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.85%) Internet of Things
16 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (27.89%) Windows
2 77 (21.69%) Linux
3 26 (7.32%) Unix
4 25 (7.04%) VxWorks
5 18 (5.07%) Android
6 16 (4.51%) Apple iOS
7 14 (3.94%) Kali Linux
8 8 (2.25%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.69%) Solaris
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (56.34%) Penetration Testing
2 184 (51.83%) Cybersecurity
3 113 (31.83%) Information Security
4 63 (17.75%) Reverse Engineering
5 62 (17.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 56 (15.77%) Software Engineering
7 47 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (12.39%) SIEM
9 40 (11.27%) Security Testing
10 31 (8.73%) Cryptography
11 30 (8.45%) OWASP
12 29 (8.17%) Mentoring
12 29 (8.17%) Source Code Analysis
13 24 (6.76%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (6.48%) Applied Mathematics
14 23 (6.48%) Mathematics
14 23 (6.48%) Statistics
15 21 (5.92%) DDoS Mitigation
15 21 (5.92%) Information Assurance
15 21 (5.92%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 127 (35.77%) Java
2 104 (29.30%) C++
3 103 (29.01%) C#
4 93 (26.20%) C
5 74 (20.85%) Python
6 65 (18.31%) SQL
7 58 (16.34%) PHP
8 48 (13.52%) JavaScript
9 27 (7.61%) Perl
10 26 (7.32%) Objective-C
11 23 (6.48%) R
12 19 (5.35%) Bash Shell
12 19 (5.35%) Ruby
13 13 (3.66%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.82%) Scala
15 9 (2.54%) PowerShell
16 8 (2.25%) VB
17 4 (1.13%) Go
18 3 (0.85%) Assembly Language
19 2 (0.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 116 (32.68%) Security Cleared
2 108 (30.42%) CISSP
3 103 (29.01%) CEH
4 77 (21.69%) DV Cleared
5 63 (17.75%) Degree
6 62 (17.46%) GIAC
7 50 (14.08%) CREST Certified
7 50 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 45 (12.68%) SANS
9 44 (12.39%) CISM
10 40 (11.27%) CCNA
10 40 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (10.42%) MCSE
12 32 (9.01%) SSCP
13 30 (8.45%) CompTIA Security+
13 30 (8.45%) SC Cleared
13 30 (8.45%) Security+ Certification
14 29 (8.17%) Linux+ Certification
14 29 (8.17%) Network+ Certification
15 25 (7.04%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (5.07%) PCI DSS
3 15 (4.23%) QA
4 8 (2.25%) HIPAA
4 8 (2.25%) SLA
5 7 (1.97%) COBIT
6 6 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.82%) Docker
3 8 (2.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.41%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.41%) vSphere
5 2 (0.56%) Snort
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (12.11%) Nessus
2 35 (9.86%) Nmap
3 10 (2.82%) HAProxy
4 8 (2.25%) FortiGate
4 8 (2.25%) OpenVAS
4 8 (2.25%) QRadar
5 7 (1.97%) Puppet
6 5 (1.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (1.41%) Salt
7 4 (1.13%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.56%) Ansible
9 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.28%) EnCase
10 1 (0.28%) Grafana
10 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 22 (6.20%) Cisco
2 19 (5.35%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.79%) CheckPoint
4 16 (4.51%) VMware
5 11 (3.10%) Citrix
6 10 (2.82%) Zend
7 9 (2.54%) Aruba
7 9 (2.54%) FireEye
7 9 (2.54%) Meraki
7 9 (2.54%) Palo Alto
7 9 (2.54%) Trustwave
8 8 (2.25%) Coverity
8 8 (2.25%) Juniper
8 8 (2.25%) Qualys
8 8 (2.25%) Vyatta
9 6 (1.69%) LogRhythm
9 6 (1.69%) Splunk
10 5 (1.41%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.13%) F5
11 4 (1.13%) Intel Security
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Hertfordshire
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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