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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 677 831 825
Rank change year-on-year
+154 -6
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 242 144 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 191 99 149
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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
86057 95763 100141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 87.26% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 71845 78422 80737
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +132 236 £60,000 +20.00% 19
London +118 113 £67,500 +28.57% 9
South East +11 46 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South West +31 37 £50,000 +51.51%
Oxfordshire -2 36 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Gloucestershire +27 29 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 17 £50,000 -
North West +25 15 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Manchester - 13 £60,000 - 1
Banbury -6 10 £63,750 +54.54%
East of England +42 9 £47,000 +10.58% 3
West Midlands +1 8 £36,250 -36.95%
City of London +50 6 £52,500 +75.00% 2
Wiltshire - 6 £50,000 -
Surrey +19 5 £52,500 -4.54%
Salisbury - 5 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +29 4 £35,750 -37.82%
Hertfordshire +24 4 £36,000 - 1
Aylesbury - 4 £35,750 -
Yorkshire +29 3 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Scotland +14 3 £27,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire +14 3 £70,000 +30.84%
Nottingham +12 3 £70,000 +30.84%
East Midlands +5 3 £70,000 +86.66%
Birmingham -6 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Cambridge - 3 £47,000 - 1
Watford - 3 £36,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £27,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £47,000 - 2
Cheshire +33 2 £62,500 +47.05%

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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.

1 240 (55.81%) Penetration Testing
2 187 (43.49%) CEH
3 173 (40.23%) CISSP
4 163 (37.91%) Security Cleared
5 160 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
6 153 (35.58%) Java
7 150 (34.88%) C++
8 149 (34.65%) Information Security
9 123 (28.60%) Windows
10 115 (26.74%) Network Security
11 114 (26.51%) Firewall
12 100 (23.26%) C
13 97 (22.56%) Degree
13 97 (22.56%) CREST Certified
14 95 (22.09%) Python
15 94 (21.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 91 (21.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 86 (20.00%) Finance
18 82 (19.07%) C#
19 77 (17.91%) CISM
19 77 (17.91%) GIAC
20 74 (17.21%) Linux
21 72 (16.74%) SIEM
22 71 (16.51%) DV Cleared
22 71 (16.51%) Nessus
23 66 (15.35%) Metasploit
24 62 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
25 61 (14.19%) OSCP
26 56 (13.02%) .NET
26 56 (13.02%) Security Operations

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 18 (4.19%) IIS
2 12 (2.79%) Apache Pig
3 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.23%) Apache
5 1 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) MS Office
2 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.79%) SaaS
2 7 (1.63%) IaaS
2 7 (1.63%) PaaS
3 5 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (26.74%) Network Security
2 114 (26.51%) Firewall
3 47 (10.93%) TCP/IP
4 37 (8.60%) Wireless
5 33 (7.67%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (7.44%) Internet
6 32 (7.44%) Intrusion Detection
7 24 (5.58%) VPN
8 23 (5.35%) SSL
9 15 (3.49%) DNS
10 14 (3.26%) HTTP
11 11 (2.56%) Cisco ISE
11 11 (2.56%) DHCP
12 9 (2.09%) HTTPS
12 9 (2.09%) IPsec
12 9 (2.09%) SMTP
13 8 (1.86%) Broadband
13 8 (1.86%) SAN
14 7 (1.63%) FTP
14 7 (1.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.42%) Big Data
2 12 (2.79%) Apache Hive
2 12 (2.79%) Hadoop
3 10 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.63%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.70%) MySQL
6 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 66 (15.35%) Metasploit
2 23 (5.35%) Burp Suite
3 11 (2.56%) sqlmap
4 3 (0.70%) AppScan
4 3 (0.70%) FindBugs
5 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.47%) git-flow
5 2 (0.47%) JIRA
5 2 (0.47%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 86 (20.00%) Finance
2 54 (12.56%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.21%) Banking
4 20 (4.65%) Legal
5 11 (2.56%) Games
6 10 (2.33%) Publishing
7 6 (1.40%) Billing
8 4 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
9 3 (0.70%) Law
9 3 (0.70%) Retail
10 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.47%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 110 (25.58%) Analyst
2 101 (23.49%) Security Analyst
3 76 (17.67%) Tester
4 72 (16.74%) Consultant
5 70 (16.28%) Penetration Tester
6 61 (14.19%) Security Consultant
7 44 (10.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 40 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
9 36 (8.37%) Senior Security Analyst
10 35 (8.14%) Security Engineer
10 35 (8.14%) Security Manager
11 34 (7.91%) Senior Consultant
11 34 (7.91%) Senior Security Consultant
12 24 (5.58%) Architect
12 24 (5.58%) Security Architect
12 24 (5.58%) Security Tester
13 23 (5.35%) Security Specialist
14 22 (5.12%) Network Engineer
15 20 (4.65%) Ethical Hacker
15 20 (4.65%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.02%) .NET
2 12 (2.79%) Java EE
2 12 (2.79%) STL
3 9 (2.09%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.63%) HTML
5 5 (1.16%) WSH
6 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.93%) HTML5
6 4 (0.93%) JSON
6 4 (0.93%) RESTful
6 4 (0.93%) XML
7 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.47%) Django
7 2 (0.47%) LAMP
7 2 (0.47%) Middleware
7 2 (0.47%) Node.js
7 2 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.47%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.47%) REST
7 2 (0.47%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.86%) Data Centre
2 48 (11.16%) Security Operations Centre
3 44 (10.23%) Management Information System
4 33 (7.67%) Blog
5 31 (7.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 28 (6.51%) Mobile App
7 24 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (5.35%) Computer Science
9 15 (3.49%) Cyberthreat
10 13 (3.02%) CESG
11 11 (2.56%) PMI
12 10 (2.33%) Client/Server
12 10 (2.33%) PKI
13 9 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (1.86%) Cyber Attack
14 8 (1.86%) Cybercrime
14 8 (1.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 8 (1.86%) SCADA
15 7 (1.63%) Algorithms
15 7 (1.63%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 123 (28.60%) Windows
2 74 (17.21%) Linux
3 43 (10.00%) VxWorks
4 35 (8.14%) Unix
5 16 (3.72%) Android
6 12 (2.79%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.86%) Kali Linux
8 7 (1.63%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.70%) Solaris
10 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.47%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (55.81%) Penetration Testing
2 160 (37.21%) Cybersecurity
3 149 (34.65%) Information Security
4 91 (21.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 72 (16.74%) SIEM
6 56 (13.02%) Security Operations
7 54 (12.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 52 (12.09%) Project Management
9 49 (11.40%) Security Architecture
9 49 (11.40%) Security Testing
9 49 (11.40%) Vulnerability Management
10 46 (10.70%) Reverse Engineering
11 45 (10.47%) Mentoring
12 42 (9.77%) Source Code Analysis
13 34 (7.91%) ITIL
14 32 (7.44%) Business Development
15 31 (7.21%) OWASP
16 30 (6.98%) Software Engineering
17 25 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (4.65%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 153 (35.58%) Java
2 150 (34.88%) C++
3 100 (23.26%) C
4 95 (22.09%) Python
5 82 (19.07%) C#
6 46 (10.70%) VB.NET
7 45 (10.47%) PHP
8 43 (10.00%) Objective-C
9 38 (8.84%) Perl
10 27 (6.28%) SQL
11 22 (5.12%) Ruby
12 13 (3.02%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.63%) JavaScript
14 7 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.93%) Scala
15 4 (0.93%) VB
16 2 (0.47%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.47%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 187 (43.49%) CEH
2 173 (40.23%) CISSP
3 163 (37.91%) Security Cleared
4 97 (22.56%) CREST Certified
4 97 (22.56%) Degree
5 77 (17.91%) CISM
5 77 (17.91%) GIAC
6 71 (16.51%) DV Cleared
7 62 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (14.19%) OSCP
9 50 (11.63%) CCNA
10 48 (11.16%) SANS
11 40 (9.30%) GCIH
12 36 (8.37%) CHECK Team Leader
12 36 (8.37%) SC Cleared
13 30 (6.98%) ECSA
14 27 (6.28%) CHFI
14 27 (6.28%) CISA
14 27 (6.28%) Network+ Certification
14 27 (6.28%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (21.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (12.79%) PCI DSS
3 44 (10.23%) QA
4 12 (2.79%) COBIT
5 9 (2.09%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.02%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.79%) Snort
4 7 (1.63%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (1.40%) vCloud
6 3 (0.70%) vSphere
7 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.47%) Docker
7 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.23%) NFS
8 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (16.51%) Nessus
2 54 (12.56%) Nmap
3 11 (2.56%) HP Fortify
4 7 (1.63%) OpenVAS
5 6 (1.40%) Nexpose
6 3 (0.70%) Puppet
6 3 (0.70%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.47%) EnCase
7 2 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.47%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.47%) Salt
8 1 (0.23%) Ansible
8 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 53 (12.33%) Cisco
2 42 (9.77%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.44%) CheckPoint
4 31 (7.21%) ArcSight
5 27 (6.28%) Splunk
6 18 (4.19%) VMware
7 17 (3.95%) Qualys
8 14 (3.26%) FireEye
9 13 (3.02%) Palo Alto
10 12 (2.79%) Trustwave
11 11 (2.56%) Aruba
11 11 (2.56%) Meraki
12 10 (2.33%) Coverity
12 10 (2.33%) Red Hat
12 10 (2.33%) Remedy
13 7 (1.63%) F5
13 7 (1.63%) Juniper
14 6 (1.40%) Citrix
14 6 (1.40%) Fortinet
15 5 (1.16%) LogRhythm
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DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £80000 per annum + Pension + Gym + Certs
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Metaskil Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PwC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
KnownFour
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, excellent holidays
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Pension
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