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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
UK
Rank 717 709 876
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +167
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 141 211 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.24% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 115 164 62
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
74113 86274 88538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.16% 87.68% 86.03%
Number of salaries quoted 61003 71739 73006
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -18 134 £55,000 -6.38% 27
London +13 38 £72,500 +16.00% 7
South West +22 36 £47,000 -32.85% 9
Gloucestershire -21 27 £50,000 -28.57% 2
South East +42 20 £65,000 +36.84% 4
Cheltenham -10 15 £50,000 -31.03% 2
East of England +19 12 £65,000 - 3
Hertfordshire - 12 £65,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +12 8 £67,500 +63.63% 2
Berkshire +48 7 £65,000 +36.84%
West Midlands +8 7 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Royston - 7 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +30 6 £48,173 -35.76% 1
North East - 6 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire +31 5 £61,346 -18.20% 1
Leeds +29 5 £61,346 -18.20%
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £65,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £40,000 - 2
Bristol - 4 £47,000 - 6
Surrey +36 3 £55,000 -21.42% 2
Scotland +13 3 £42,500 +17.24%
Glasgow +12 3 £42,500 +17.24%
Staffordshire +3 3 £50,000 +28.20%
Stoke-on-Trent -6 3 £50,000 +28.20%
North West -27 3 £47,500 -42.42% 1
Oxford - 3 £70,000 -
Swindon - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
City of London +23 2 £110,000 +69.23% 2

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 239 (57.87%) Penetration Testing
2 197 (47.70%) Cybersecurity
3 166 (40.19%) Security Cleared
4 155 (37.53%) Java
5 140 (33.90%) C++
6 132 (31.96%) Firewall
7 131 (31.72%) Windows
8 127 (30.75%) CEH
9 125 (30.27%) C
9 125 (30.27%) CISSP
10 122 (29.54%) Information Security
11 120 (29.06%) C#
12 103 (24.94%) DV Cleared
13 99 (23.97%) Linux
14 89 (21.55%) Python
15 83 (20.10%) GIAC
15 83 (20.10%) Network Security
16 82 (19.85%) Reverse Engineering
17 80 (19.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 79 (19.13%) Finance
19 78 (18.89%) Degree
20 75 (18.16%) Software Engineering
21 73 (17.68%) PHP
22 71 (17.19%) CREST Certified
23 68 (16.46%) SQL
24 65 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
25 64 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
26 61 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
26 61 (14.77%) CCNA
27 59 (14.29%) .NET

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 37 (8.96%) Apache Spark
2 29 (7.02%) Apache Pig
3 28 (6.78%) Apache
4 12 (2.91%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.21%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.48%) nginx
7 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (3.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) assyst
2 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (31.96%) Firewall
2 83 (20.10%) Network Security
3 50 (12.11%) TCP/IP
4 38 (9.20%) Wireless
5 36 (8.72%) VPN
6 32 (7.75%) HTTP
7 29 (7.02%) Intrusion Detection
8 21 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (4.60%) SSL
10 18 (4.36%) VLAN
11 16 (3.87%) SMTP
11 16 (3.87%) Wireless Security
12 14 (3.39%) DNS
13 13 (3.15%) DHCP
13 13 (3.15%) DMZ
13 13 (3.15%) FTP
13 13 (3.15%) X.400
14 12 (2.91%) Broadband
14 12 (2.91%) Cisco ISE
14 12 (2.91%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.04%) Big Data
2 29 (7.02%) Apache Hive
2 29 (7.02%) Hadoop
3 19 (4.60%) MySQL
4 14 (3.39%) Data Mining
4 14 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.94%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.48%) GIS
7 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (9.20%) Metasploit
2 16 (3.87%) Burp Suite
3 10 (2.42%) JIRA
4 7 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (1.69%) Bitbucket
4 7 (1.69%) CodeSonar
4 7 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.69%) git-flow
4 7 (1.69%) Robot Framework
4 7 (1.69%) Selenium
5 2 (0.48%) sqlmap
General
1 79 (19.13%) Finance
2 52 (12.59%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.30%) Games
4 16 (3.87%) Banking
5 11 (2.66%) Legal
5 11 (2.66%) Retail
6 9 (2.18%) Marketing
7 7 (1.69%) Law
8 6 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.97%) Electronics
11 3 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (22.03%) Tester
2 80 (19.37%) Penetration Tester
3 64 (15.50%) Analyst
4 59 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 45 (10.90%) Software Engineer
6 43 (10.41%) Security Tester
7 40 (9.69%) Developer
8 37 (8.96%) Consultant
9 34 (8.23%) Ethical Hacker
10 32 (7.75%) Security Penetration Tester
11 29 (7.02%) Security Engineer
12 25 (6.05%) C# Developer
12 25 (6.05%) Security Specialist
13 22 (5.33%) Network Engineer
14 21 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 21 (5.08%) Senior Tester
15 20 (4.84%) Senior Penetration Tester
16 19 (4.60%) Security Manager
16 19 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
17 18 (4.36%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.29%) .NET
2 42 (10.17%) HTML
3 31 (7.51%) .NET Framework
4 29 (7.02%) Java EE
4 29 (7.02%) STL
5 25 (6.05%) Ajax
6 16 (3.87%) ASP.NET
6 16 (3.87%) REST
7 11 (2.66%) Node.js
8 9 (2.18%) CSS
8 9 (2.18%) jQuery
8 9 (2.18%) LAMP
8 9 (2.18%) Web Services
9 8 (1.94%) OAuth2
9 8 (1.94%) OpenID
9 8 (1.94%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (1.94%) SAML
10 7 (1.69%) Django
10 7 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.56%) Management Information System
2 53 (12.83%) Computer Science
3 38 (9.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 36 (8.72%) Cryptography
5 32 (7.75%) CESG
6 25 (6.05%) Applied Mathematics
6 25 (6.05%) Mathematics
6 25 (6.05%) Statistics
7 23 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (4.84%) Data Centre
9 17 (4.12%) Cyber Attack
9 17 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (3.63%) Mobile App
11 14 (3.39%) Algorithms
11 14 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
12 11 (2.66%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (2.42%) Cyber Defence
13 10 (2.42%) Cybercrime
14 9 (2.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 8 (1.94%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 131 (31.72%) Windows
2 99 (23.97%) Linux
3 35 (8.47%) Unix
4 28 (6.78%) VxWorks
5 23 (5.57%) Android
6 22 (5.33%) Apple iOS
7 13 (3.15%) Kali Linux
8 9 (2.18%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.97%) Solaris
10 3 (0.73%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.24%) CentOS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (57.87%) Penetration Testing
2 197 (47.70%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (29.54%) Information Security
4 82 (19.85%) Reverse Engineering
5 80 (19.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 75 (18.16%) Software Engineering
7 65 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (12.11%) SIEM
9 44 (10.65%) OWASP
9 44 (10.65%) Security Testing
10 39 (9.44%) Mentoring
11 31 (7.51%) Source Code Analysis
11 31 (7.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 30 (7.26%) Social Engineering
13 29 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
13 29 (7.02%) Multithreading
14 26 (6.30%) ITIL
15 24 (5.81%) Coaching
15 24 (5.81%) Project Management
15 24 (5.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (37.53%) Java
2 140 (33.90%) C++
3 125 (30.27%) C
4 120 (29.06%) C#
5 89 (21.55%) Python
6 73 (17.68%) PHP
7 68 (16.46%) SQL
8 37 (8.96%) JavaScript
8 37 (8.96%) Objective-C
9 36 (8.72%) Perl
10 25 (6.05%) R
11 23 (5.57%) VB.NET
12 20 (4.84%) Bash Shell
13 17 (4.12%) Ruby
14 12 (2.91%) Scala
14 12 (2.91%) VB
15 7 (1.69%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.97%) Go
17 3 (0.73%) Assembly Language
18 2 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 166 (40.19%) Security Cleared
2 127 (30.75%) CEH
3 125 (30.27%) CISSP
4 103 (24.94%) DV Cleared
5 83 (20.10%) GIAC
6 78 (18.89%) Degree
7 71 (17.19%) CREST Certified
8 64 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 61 (14.77%) CCNA
9 61 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
10 57 (13.80%) SANS
11 49 (11.86%) MCSE
12 48 (11.62%) SC Cleared
13 46 (11.14%) OSCP
14 44 (10.65%) SSCP
15 41 (9.93%) Linux+ Certification
15 41 (9.93%) Network+ Certification
16 37 (8.96%) CISM
16 37 (8.96%) CompTIA Security+
16 37 (8.96%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (4.60%) QA
3 16 (3.87%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.94%) HIPAA
4 8 (1.94%) SLA
5 7 (1.69%) COBIT
6 5 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.91%) Docker
3 8 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.69%) vSphere
5 4 (0.97%) Snort
6 3 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.48%) vCloud
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 54 (13.08%) Nessus
2 41 (9.93%) Nmap
3 11 (2.66%) OpenVAS
4 10 (2.42%) HAProxy
5 9 (2.18%) Puppet
6 8 (1.94%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.94%) QRadar
7 7 (1.69%) Salt
8 6 (1.45%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.97%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.48%) Ansible
11 2 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.24%) EnCase
12 1 (0.24%) Grafana
12 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 25 (6.05%) Cisco
2 24 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.33%) CheckPoint
4 17 (4.12%) VMware
5 12 (2.91%) Aruba
5 12 (2.91%) Citrix
5 12 (2.91%) FireEye
5 12 (2.91%) Meraki
5 12 (2.91%) Palo Alto
5 12 (2.91%) Trustwave
6 11 (2.66%) Coverity
6 11 (2.66%) Qualys
7 9 (2.18%) Zend
8 8 (1.94%) Juniper
8 8 (1.94%) Vyatta
9 6 (1.45%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.21%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.21%) Splunk
11 4 (0.97%) SAP
11 4 (0.97%) Veracode
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 + commission + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Plus Excellent Banking Benefits & Bo
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computershare Investor Services
Salary: + Progression Opportunities
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: circ £60,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
KnownFour
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus, package, paid training
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Corsham
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Mint
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + health & life assurance, penison
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Friend MTS
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive with great benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
South West London
Met Police
Salary: £43,298 to £48,494 plus £3,406 location allowance
Posted: 14 days ago