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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 770 810 833
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +23
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 122 136 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.14% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 94 124 46
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £74,850 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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
90830 97762 87292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.06% 82.69% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 73793 79516 71777
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

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 27 May 2015 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 27 May 2015. 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 +35 118 £55,000 +10.00% 25
South East +30 49 £55,000 +25.71% 16
London +38 38 £60,000 +3.44% 7
Surrey +37 19 £55,000 +29.41%
Berkshire +5 14 £55,000 +120.00% 8
Guildford - 14 £55,000 -
City of London +50 11 £52,500 -30.00% 1
Yorkshire +2 11 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Slough +7 8 £52,500 +87.50% 1
West Yorkshire +5 8 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £37,500 - 3
Staffordshire -2 6 £60,000 -
West Midlands -17 6 £60,000 -
Stafford - 6 £60,000 -
Leeds +21 5 £45,000 +9.09%
Buckinghamshire +8 5 £60,000 +50.00% 3
South West -19 4 £30,000 -43.39% 1
Woking - 4 £60,750 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £60,000 - 2
North West +1 3 £42,500 -22.72%
Cheshire -4 3 £42,500 -29.16%
Hampshire -17 3 £55,000 +17.02%
Southampton -21 3 £55,000 +17.02%
Banbury - 3 £42,500 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £30,000 -
Warrington - 3 £42,500 -
Wiltshire -3 2 - -
Bristol -3 2 £30,000 -50.00%
Newbury - 2 - - 1

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 111 (56.06%) Penetration Testing
2 103 (52.02%) Information Security
3 94 (47.47%) Firewall
4 62 (31.31%) Security Testing
5 48 (24.24%) Windows
5 48 (24.24%) CISSP
5 48 (24.24%) Cyber Security
6 47 (23.74%) Management Information System
7 43 (21.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 42 (21.21%) LAN
8 42 (21.21%) PCI DSS
9 41 (20.71%) SIEM
9 41 (20.71%) Degree
10 40 (20.20%) CEH
11 38 (19.19%) WAN
11 38 (19.19%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (17.17%) Cisco
12 34 (17.17%) Linux
13 31 (15.66%) Finance
14 29 (14.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 29 (14.65%) Wireshark
15 28 (14.14%) VPN
16 27 (13.64%) Malware Analysis
17 26 (13.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 26 (13.13%) Network Security
18 25 (12.63%) Intrusion Detection
18 25 (12.63%) E-Commerce
18 25 (12.63%) SQL
18 25 (12.63%) Security Cleared
19 24 (12.12%) Mobile App

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 5 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.52%) IIS
3 2 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.58%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.01%) PaaS
2 2 (1.01%) Heroku
2 2 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (47.47%) Firewall
2 42 (21.21%) LAN
3 38 (19.19%) WAN
4 29 (14.65%) Wireshark
5 28 (14.14%) VPN
6 26 (13.13%) Network Security
7 25 (12.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 24 (12.12%) Wireless
9 20 (10.10%) Wireless Security
10 18 (9.09%) tcpdump
11 17 (8.59%) TCP/IP
11 17 (8.59%) Internet
12 11 (5.56%) DMZ
13 10 (5.05%) DNS
13 10 (5.05%) SMTP
13 10 (5.05%) FTP
13 10 (5.05%) HTTP
13 10 (5.05%) LDAP
14 7 (3.54%) VoIP
15 5 (2.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.01%) Data Mining
1 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (4.55%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (15.66%) Finance
2 15 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.56%) Banking
4 7 (3.54%) Military
5 4 (2.02%) Law
6 2 (1.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.01%) Retail
6 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (16.67%) Analyst
2 29 (14.65%) Security Specialist
2 29 (14.65%) Security Engineer
3 27 (13.64%) Applications Specialist
3 27 (13.64%) Application Security Specialist
4 26 (13.13%) Tester
4 26 (13.13%) Penetration Tester
5 24 (12.12%) Consultant
6 22 (11.11%) Security Manager
7 21 (10.61%) Security Analyst
8 18 (9.09%) Network Engineer
8 18 (9.09%) Architect
8 18 (9.09%) Security Architect
9 16 (8.08%) Network Architect
9 16 (8.08%) Ethical Hacker
9 16 (8.08%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (8.08%) Network Security Architect
10 14 (7.07%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (7.07%) Senior Security Engineer
11 13 (6.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.07%) .NET
2 9 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.53%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.52%) Web Services
5 2 (1.01%) JSP
5 2 (1.01%) REST
5 2 (1.01%) JSON
6 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (23.74%) Management Information System
2 26 (13.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 24 (12.12%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.04%) Cybercrime
7 7 (3.54%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.03%) Cryptography
9 4 (2.02%) PKI
10 3 (1.52%) EMV
10 3 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.01%) RMADS
11 2 (1.01%) CESG
12 1 (0.51%) ASIC
12 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.24%) Windows
2 34 (17.17%) Linux
3 8 (4.04%) Solaris
4 5 (2.53%) UNIX
5 4 (2.02%) Android
5 4 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.01%) CoreOS
6 2 (1.01%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (56.06%) Penetration Testing
2 103 (52.02%) Information Security
3 62 (31.31%) Security Testing
4 48 (24.24%) Cyber Security
5 41 (20.71%) SIEM
6 29 (14.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 27 (13.64%) Malware Analysis
8 25 (12.63%) E-Commerce
9 23 (11.62%) OWASP
10 22 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
11 20 (10.10%) SDLC
11 20 (10.10%) ITIL
11 20 (10.10%) Software Engineering
12 19 (9.60%) Reverse Engineering
12 19 (9.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (8.59%) Incident Management
14 16 (8.08%) Computer Forensics
14 16 (8.08%) Security Management
15 15 (7.58%) Security Architecture
15 15 (7.58%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.63%) SQL
2 24 (12.12%) Java
3 21 (10.61%) C
4 19 (9.60%) C++
5 18 (9.09%) Python
6 17 (8.59%) Ruby
7 15 (7.58%) Perl
8 11 (5.56%) PHP
8 11 (5.56%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.02%) C#
10 3 (1.52%) VB
10 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (24.24%) CISSP
2 41 (20.71%) Degree
3 40 (20.20%) CEH
4 38 (19.19%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (12.63%) Security Cleared
6 24 (12.12%) CISM
7 23 (11.62%) CCNP
8 21 (10.61%) CCIE
9 20 (10.10%) GIAC
10 18 (9.09%) CISA
11 16 (8.08%) CCNA
12 13 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (5.56%) MCSE
13 11 (5.56%) SC Cleared
13 11 (5.56%) DV Cleared
14 9 (4.55%) CHFI
14 9 (4.55%) GCIH
15 7 (3.54%) GCIA
15 7 (3.54%) SSCP
16 6 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (21.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (21.21%) PCI DSS
3 16 (8.08%) HIPAA
4 8 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.53%) SLA
6 4 (2.02%) COBIT
7 3 (1.52%) QA
8 2 (1.01%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (7.58%) Snort
2 5 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.52%) vSphere
5 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.57%) Nessus
2 12 (6.06%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.53%) Nmap
4 3 (1.52%) WMI
5 2 (1.01%) Puppet
5 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (17.17%) Cisco
2 24 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.10%) CheckPoint
4 16 (8.08%) Juniper
5 13 (6.57%) Fortinet
6 12 (6.06%) Sourcefire
6 12 (6.06%) Google
7 8 (4.04%) Trustwave
7 8 (4.04%) VMware
8 7 (3.54%) Websense
9 4 (2.02%) Citrix
9 4 (2.02%) Oracle
10 3 (1.52%) Hyperion
11 2 (1.01%) Tripwire
11 2 (1.01%) Coverity
11 2 (1.01%) Splunk
12 1 (0.51%) LogRhythm
12 1 (0.51%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.51%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.51%) BT
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