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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 704 873 796
Rank change year-on-year
+169 -77
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 232 77 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.072% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.085% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 190 57 106
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,900 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £81,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
88003 90746 87556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.78% 85.19% 84.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73114 74566 69747
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +149 222 £61,250 +11.36% 34
London +75 114 £65,000 +8.33% 12
South East +42 43 £47,500 -9.52% 4
South West +22 24 £69,000 +45.26% 8
Gloucestershire - 23 £69,000 - 8
Oxfordshire +14 22 £42,500 -29.16%
Cheltenham - 20 £75,000 - 6
City of London +70 14 £62,500 +19.04% 2
North West +33 14 £68,750 +61.76% 4
Manchester - 11 £90,000 - 3
Scotland - 9 £66,250 -
East of England +3 7 £65,000 - 1
Berkshire +2 7 £47,500 -9.52% 3
East Midlands - 7 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +14 6 £25,000 -58.33% 4
Suffolk - 6 £65,000 -
Ipswich - 6 £65,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £55,000 -
Surrey +18 4 £57,500 -17.85%
Hampshire +8 4 £53,750 -2.27%
West Midlands -18 4 £49,500 -13.91% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £66,250 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Northampton - 4 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 4 £53,750 -
Staffordshire +3 3 £56,500 -5.83% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £56,500 - 1
Cheshire +25 2 £51,250 +20.58%
Banbury -14 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Knutsford - 2 £51,250 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 268 (62.04%) Penetration Testing
2 236 (54.63%) Cybersecurity
3 228 (52.78%) CISSP
4 201 (46.53%) Java
5 191 (44.21%) C++
6 165 (38.19%) GIAC
7 161 (37.27%) C
8 159 (36.81%) Firewall
9 148 (34.26%) Security Cleared
10 146 (33.80%) Linux
11 138 (31.94%) Information Security
12 135 (31.25%) SANS
13 128 (29.63%) CEH
14 126 (29.17%) Telecoms
15 124 (28.70%) C#
16 120 (27.78%) Reverse Engineering
17 118 (27.31%) TCP/IP
18 115 (26.62%) Cisco Certification
19 109 (25.23%) Software Engineering
20 108 (25.00%) Windows
20 108 (25.00%) Apple iOS
21 107 (24.77%) CCNA
22 105 (24.31%) Android
23 102 (23.61%) Degree
23 102 (23.61%) SSCP
24 100 (23.15%) Microsoft Certification
25 97 (22.45%) MCSE
25 97 (22.45%) Objective-C
26 94 (21.76%) Big Data
26 94 (21.76%) Mobile Development

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 90 (20.83%) Apache Pig
2 9 (2.08%) IIS
3 6 (1.39%) JBoss
3 6 (1.39%) Node.js
3 6 (1.39%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.16%) SaaS
3 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 159 (36.81%) Firewall
2 118 (27.31%) TCP/IP
3 61 (14.12%) Network Security
4 39 (9.03%) Internet
5 37 (8.56%) Wireless
6 29 (6.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 25 (5.79%) Wireshark
8 23 (5.32%) Broadband
9 18 (4.17%) tcpdump
10 13 (3.01%) VPN
11 12 (2.78%) DNS
11 12 (2.78%) LAN
11 12 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
11 12 (2.78%) WAN
12 11 (2.55%) SSL
13 10 (2.31%) Wireless Security
14 8 (1.85%) HTTP
14 8 (1.85%) HTTPS
15 7 (1.62%) NFC
15 7 (1.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (21.76%) Big Data
2 90 (20.83%) Apache Hive
2 90 (20.83%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.62%) MySQL
4 6 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.39%) OrientDB
5 4 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) OLTP
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.23%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 69 (15.97%) Metasploit
2 14 (3.24%) Burp Suite
3 10 (2.31%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.69%) Subversion
5 2 (0.46%) AppScan
6 1 (0.23%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.23%) GDB
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.23%) Paros
6 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 126 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 85 (19.68%) Finance
3 30 (6.94%) Legal
4 21 (4.86%) Banking
5 11 (2.55%) Law
6 10 (2.31%) Retail
7 9 (2.08%) Electronics
8 5 (1.16%) Publishing
9 3 (0.69%) Games
9 3 (0.69%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (26.39%) Analyst
2 86 (19.91%) Security Analyst
3 74 (17.13%) Software Engineer
4 53 (12.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 46 (10.65%) Consultant
6 40 (9.26%) Principal Engineer
6 40 (9.26%) Tester
7 38 (8.80%) Penetration Tester
7 38 (8.80%) Principal Software Engineer
8 34 (7.87%) Security Manager
9 30 (6.94%) Security Engineer
10 26 (6.02%) Developer
11 25 (5.79%) Incident Manager
12 23 (5.32%) IT Manager
12 23 (5.32%) Security Consultant
13 20 (4.63%) Senior Consultant
14 19 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (3.94%) Forensic Manager
15 17 (3.94%) Graduate
16 14 (3.24%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (20.60%) Java EE
2 86 (19.91%) STL
3 31 (7.18%) .NET
4 11 (2.55%) HTML
5 10 (2.31%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.85%) Web Services
7 7 (1.62%) CSS
8 6 (1.39%) CSS3
8 6 (1.39%) HTML5
8 6 (1.39%) J2EE
8 6 (1.39%) Java SE
9 5 (1.16%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.69%) Middleware
11 2 (0.46%) WSH
11 2 (0.46%) XML
12 1 (0.23%) JSP
12 1 (0.23%) REST
12 1 (0.23%) SAML
12 1 (0.23%) SOAP
12 1 (0.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (19.44%) Cybercrime
2 54 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 42 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (8.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 27 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 22 (5.09%) Cyberthreat
7 20 (4.63%) Computer Science
7 20 (4.63%) PKI
8 15 (3.47%) Blog
8 15 (3.47%) Cryptography
9 13 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (2.55%) Client/Server
10 11 (2.55%) Data Centre
10 11 (2.55%) Social Media
11 9 (2.08%) Mathematics
11 9 (2.08%) Robotics
12 8 (1.85%) Physics
12 8 (1.85%) PMI
13 7 (1.62%) DTV
13 7 (1.62%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 146 (33.80%) Linux
2 108 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 108 (25.00%) Windows
3 105 (24.31%) Android
4 48 (11.11%) Unix
5 35 (8.10%) VxWorks
6 15 (3.47%) Windows Server
7 13 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.78%) Solaris
8 12 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.55%) FreeBSD
9 11 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.08%) Kali Linux
11 8 (1.85%) AIX
12 4 (0.93%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (62.04%) Penetration Testing
2 236 (54.63%) Cybersecurity
3 138 (31.94%) Information Security
4 120 (27.78%) Reverse Engineering
5 109 (25.23%) Software Engineering
6 94 (21.76%) Mobile Development
7 89 (20.60%) Multithreading
8 81 (18.75%) SIEM
9 62 (14.35%) Security Testing
10 59 (13.66%) Mentoring
11 55 (12.73%) Coaching
12 46 (10.65%) Vulnerability Management
13 38 (8.80%) Security Operations
14 34 (7.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 33 (7.64%) Security Architecture
16 30 (6.94%) Project Management
17 25 (5.79%) Threat Analysis
18 24 (5.56%) ITIL
18 24 (5.56%) OWASP
18 24 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 201 (46.53%) Java
2 191 (44.21%) C++
3 161 (37.27%) C
4 124 (28.70%) C#
5 97 (22.45%) Objective-C
6 81 (18.75%) Python
7 50 (11.57%) Perl
8 34 (7.87%) SQL
9 27 (6.25%) Bash Shell
10 26 (6.02%) Ruby
11 23 (5.32%) PHP
12 20 (4.63%) JavaScript
13 19 (4.40%) PowerShell
14 12 (2.78%) VB.NET
15 9 (2.08%) Assembly Language
16 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.46%) AWK
17 2 (0.46%) sed
18 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 228 (52.78%) CISSP
2 165 (38.19%) GIAC
3 148 (34.26%) Security Cleared
4 135 (31.25%) SANS
5 128 (29.63%) CEH
6 115 (26.62%) Cisco Certification
7 107 (24.77%) CCNA
8 102 (23.61%) Degree
8 102 (23.61%) SSCP
9 100 (23.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 97 (22.45%) MCSE
11 93 (21.53%) DV Cleared
11 93 (21.53%) Linux+ Certification
12 75 (17.36%) GCIH
13 63 (14.58%) CREST Certified
14 53 (12.27%) Network+ Certification
15 49 (11.34%) CISM
16 31 (7.18%) OSCP
17 24 (5.56%) CHECK Team Leader
18 22 (5.09%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.18%) PCI DSS
3 21 (4.86%) QA
4 9 (2.08%) COBIT
5 5 (1.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.46%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
System Software
1 29 (6.71%) Snort
2 8 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 79 (18.29%) Nessus
2 65 (15.05%) Nmap
3 19 (4.40%) EnCase
4 9 (2.08%) OpenVAS
5 3 (0.69%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.46%) FTK
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.23%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.23%) SCCM
7 1 (0.23%) SCOM
7 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (6.25%) Cisco
2 26 (6.02%) ArcSight
3 23 (5.32%) Splunk
4 21 (4.86%) Qualys
5 18 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.70%) Coverity
6 16 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 12 (2.78%) VMware
8 11 (2.55%) Remedy
9 9 (2.08%) Sourcefire
10 8 (1.85%) Oracle
11 7 (1.62%) Hyperion
11 7 (1.62%) Intel Security
12 5 (1.16%) BT
12 5 (1.16%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.16%) Palo Alto
13 2 (0.46%) Apple
13 2 (0.46%) Imperva
13 2 (0.46%) Rapid7
13 2 (0.46%) Trustwave
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Holidays, Bonus, Pension.
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 15,000 to 30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 70,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits pa
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Training + Certifications
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Training + Certs
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
BT
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago