The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 779 799 837
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +38
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 138 84 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.076% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.096% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 112 58 77
Average salary £52,750 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.22% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +11 132 £53,500 +18.88% 20
South East -25 45 £45,000 - 2
Hampshire -19 31 £48,500 +7.77% 2
London -27 31 £65,000 -7.14% 8
Southampton -2 22 £47,000 +4.44% 2
East Midlands - 18 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands - 14 £60,000 - 3
Leicestershire - 14 £60,000 - 1
Leicester - 12 £60,000 -
Staffordshire - 10 £60,000 - 3
City of London -13 8 £60,000 -26.60% 1
East of England -11 7 £31,000 -16.21%
West Yorkshire -24 7 £37,500 - 4
Yorkshire -31 7 £37,500 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 7 £31,000 -
Cambridge - 7 £31,000 -
Thatcham - 6 £25,000 -
Berkshire - 6 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £53,000 -
South West - 5 £53,000 -
North West +1 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Leeds -20 4 £41,250 - 3
Cheltenham - 4 £54,500 -
Birmingham - 4 £45,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £60,000 - 3
Oxfordshire -8 3 £45,000 -
Bradford - 3 £30,000 - 1
Banbury - 3 £45,000 -
Manchester - 3 £45,000 - 1
Scotland - 3 £27,500 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 161 (57.50%) Penetration Testing
2 130 (46.43%) CEH
3 119 (42.50%) CISSP
4 105 (37.50%) Information Security
5 99 (35.36%) PCI DSS
6 80 (28.57%) Firewall
7 77 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 70 (25.00%) Security Testing
9 59 (21.07%) GIAC
10 56 (20.00%) Network Security
11 55 (19.64%) .NET
12 54 (19.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 49 (17.50%) Finance
14 47 (16.79%) Cyber Security
15 46 (16.43%) Windows
16 45 (16.07%) Microsoft
16 45 (16.07%) SIEM
17 43 (15.36%) CISM
18 40 (14.29%) Linux
18 40 (14.29%) Degree
19 39 (13.93%) Security Cleared
20 38 (13.57%) C
20 38 (13.57%) Management Information System
21 35 (12.50%) SQL Server
22 33 (11.79%) Java
22 33 (11.79%) SQL
22 33 (11.79%) ASP.NET
23 32 (11.43%) CESG
24 30 (10.71%) VPN
25 29 (10.36%) MS Excel

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (2.50%) IIS
1 7 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 7 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 7 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
1 7 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 7 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.71%) GroupWise
Applications
1 29 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.21%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 80 (28.57%) Firewall
2 56 (20.00%) Network Security
3 30 (10.71%) VPN
4 26 (9.29%) Wireless
5 23 (8.21%) TCP/IP
5 23 (8.21%) DNS
6 21 (7.50%) Wireshark
7 20 (7.14%) LAN
8 19 (6.79%) VoIP
8 19 (6.79%) WAN
9 17 (6.07%) Internet
10 16 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (3.93%) HTTP
11 11 (3.93%) tcpdump
12 9 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (2.86%) LDAP
13 8 (2.86%) SMTP
13 8 (2.86%) DHCP
14 7 (2.50%) iSCSI
14 7 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.71%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 49 (17.50%) Finance
2 20 (7.14%) Local Government
3 15 (5.36%) Law
3 15 (5.36%) Legal
4 12 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.50%) Banking
5 7 (2.50%) Retail
6 4 (1.43%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.71%) French Language
7 2 (0.71%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 83 (29.64%) Tester
2 78 (27.86%) Penetration Tester
3 62 (22.14%) Security Specialist
4 52 (18.57%) Analyst
5 43 (15.36%) Security Analyst
6 41 (14.64%) Consultant
7 38 (13.57%) Security Consultant
8 31 (11.07%) Ethical Hacker
9 27 (9.64%) Security Architect
9 27 (9.64%) Architect
10 21 (7.50%) IT Security Analyst
11 20 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
11 20 (7.14%) Security Tester
11 20 (7.14%) Application Security Specialist
12 19 (6.79%) Information Specialist
12 19 (6.79%) Information Security Specialist
13 18 (6.43%) Information Security Consultant
14 15 (5.36%) Security Engineer
15 12 (4.29%) IT Security Engineer
16 10 (3.57%) IT Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.64%) .NET
2 33 (11.79%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.21%) Web Services
4 7 (2.50%) COM
5 2 (0.71%) HTML
5 2 (0.71%) J2EE
5 2 (0.71%) EJB
5 2 (0.71%) XML
5 2 (0.71%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.71%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.57%) Management Information System
2 32 (11.43%) CESG
3 29 (10.36%) CESG CLAS
4 21 (7.50%) RMADS
5 20 (7.14%) Open Source
6 17 (6.07%) PKI
7 16 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (5.00%) iPhone
9 13 (4.64%) Computer Science
10 9 (3.21%) Cryptography
11 7 (2.50%) Blackberry
11 7 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (2.14%) PMI
13 4 (1.43%) Kindle
14 3 (1.07%) Mainframe
15 2 (0.71%) AS400
15 2 (0.71%) Online Games
15 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
15 2 (0.71%) Handset
16 1 (0.36%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.43%) Windows
2 40 (14.29%) Linux
3 15 (5.36%) Android
4 13 (4.64%) UNIX
5 8 (2.86%) Windows Phone
5 8 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 7 (2.50%) Solaris
6 7 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.50%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (57.50%) Penetration Testing
2 105 (37.50%) Information Security
3 70 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 54 (19.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 47 (16.79%) Cyber Security
6 45 (16.07%) SIEM
7 26 (9.29%) Web Development
8 24 (8.57%) OWASP
9 23 (8.21%) ITIL
9 23 (8.21%) Risk Management
10 22 (7.86%) Security Architecture
11 19 (6.79%) Incident Management
11 19 (6.79%) Data Protection
12 17 (6.07%) Service Delivery
13 15 (5.36%) Computer Forensics
13 15 (5.36%) Project Management
13 15 (5.36%) Change Management
13 15 (5.36%) Security Management
13 15 (5.36%) Reverse Engineering
14 14 (5.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.57%) C
2 33 (11.79%) Java
2 33 (11.79%) SQL
3 21 (7.50%) C++
4 19 (6.79%) PHP
5 15 (5.36%) Objective-C
6 10 (3.57%) Python
6 10 (3.57%) Ruby
7 9 (3.21%) C#
8 8 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.79%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.07%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.07%) Perl
11 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.71%) VB
12 1 (0.36%) Lua
12 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 130 (46.43%) CEH
2 119 (42.50%) CISSP
3 59 (21.07%) GIAC
4 43 (15.36%) CISM
5 40 (14.29%) Degree
6 39 (13.93%) Security Cleared
7 26 (9.29%) CISA
7 26 (9.29%) OSCP
8 25 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (7.86%) DV Cleared
10 21 (7.50%) SC Cleared
11 20 (7.14%) GPEN
12 16 (5.71%) CISMP
13 13 (4.64%) CCNA
14 9 (3.21%) CCSE
14 9 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (3.21%) MCSE
14 9 (3.21%) CCSP
15 8 (2.86%) SSCP
16 7 (2.50%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (35.36%) PCI DSS
2 77 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (6.79%) COBIT
4 13 (4.64%) COSO
5 7 (2.50%) JTAG
6 6 (2.14%) QA
7 4 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.93%) Snort
3 11 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.50%) vSphere
5 3 (1.07%) Nmap
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (7.50%) Tivoli
2 9 (3.21%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.50%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.64%) Cisco
3 24 (8.57%) Oracle
4 21 (7.50%) CA
5 17 (6.07%) VMware
6 16 (5.71%) Symantec
7 14 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 13 (4.64%) Sourcefire
9 9 (3.21%) HP
10 7 (2.50%) Symbian
10 7 (2.50%) Juniper
10 7 (2.50%) Apple
10 7 (2.50%) Acronis
11 4 (1.43%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.43%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.43%) Huawei
12 3 (1.07%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.07%) Websense
12 3 (1.07%) McAfee
13 2 (0.71%) F5
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £47000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Enderby, Leicestershire
Easy Web recruitment - Next Retail
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + excellent company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Software Personnel International Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26500.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits, Flexitime
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 22 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 26 days ago