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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 809 725 817
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +92
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 77 147 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.14% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.17% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 59 116 41
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £68,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +51.89%

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
87329 85491 87260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.68% 82.25% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 71992 68288 74041
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 23 January 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 23 January 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
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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 -59 72 £55,000 -8.33% 9
London -12 41 £52,500 -6.25% 2
South East -42 18 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Berkshire +7 5 - - 1
Hampshire -38 4 £55,000 -13.72%
Kent - 4 £47,500 -
Reading - 4 - -
Southampton +8 3 £55,000 +37.50%
West Yorkshire -2 3 £60,000 +108.69%
Leeds -6 3 £60,000 +108.69%
Yorkshire -7 3 £60,000 +100.00% 1
South West -12 3 £43,750 +1.74%
West Midlands -51 3 £60,000 -
Surrey - 3 £70,000 -
Guildford - 3 £70,000 -
Oxfordshire -1 2 £60,000 +33.33%
Staffordshire -15 2 £60,000 -
Banbury +2 1 £37,500 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £65,000 +104.72% 2
Stoke-on-Trent -9 1 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire -13 1 £40,000 -6.97%
City of London -20 1 - -
East of England -20 1 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Wales - 1 £32,500 -
South Wales - 1 £32,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £47,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £32,500 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 132 (61.11%) Penetration Testing
2 103 (47.69%) Information Security
3 78 (36.11%) CEH
4 67 (31.02%) CISSP
5 65 (30.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 60 (27.78%) Firewall
7 47 (21.76%) Security Testing
8 46 (21.30%) Network Security
9 44 (20.37%) Degree
10 39 (18.06%) Management Information System
11 33 (15.28%) TCP/IP
12 31 (14.35%) Windows
12 31 (14.35%) Cyber Security
13 30 (13.89%) ITIL
14 29 (13.43%) Linux
15 28 (12.96%) Law
15 28 (12.96%) Internet
16 27 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 27 (12.50%) Nessus
16 27 (12.50%) Information Assurance
17 25 (11.57%) OWASP
17 25 (11.57%) PCI DSS
18 23 (10.65%) ISMS
18 23 (10.65%) Cisco
18 23 (10.65%) CISM
19 22 (10.19%) VPN
20 21 (9.72%) Wireless
20 21 (9.72%) Metasploit
21 20 (9.26%) Security Cleared
21 20 (9.26%) Intrusion Detection

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (2.78%) IIS
2 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.46%) Apache
3 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) MS Project
3 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.46%) PaaS
1 1 (0.46%) Heroku
1 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (27.78%) Firewall
2 46 (21.30%) Network Security
3 33 (15.28%) TCP/IP
4 28 (12.96%) Internet
5 22 (10.19%) VPN
6 21 (9.72%) Wireless
7 20 (9.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (8.33%) Wireshark
9 17 (7.87%) LAN
10 16 (7.41%) tcpdump
11 13 (6.02%) WAN
12 11 (5.09%) DNS
13 7 (3.24%) HTTP
13 7 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (3.24%) Intranet
14 6 (2.78%) FTP
14 6 (2.78%) LDAP
14 6 (2.78%) SMTP
15 5 (2.31%) NFC
15 5 (2.31%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.85%) MySQL
2 3 (1.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (9.72%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (12.96%) Law
2 17 (7.87%) Legal
3 12 (5.56%) Banking
4 9 (4.17%) Finance
5 8 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.24%) Retail
7 6 (2.78%) Military
8 4 (1.85%) Local Government
9 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.93%) Games
10 1 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.46%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.46%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 74 (34.26%) Tester
1 74 (34.26%) Penetration Tester
2 63 (29.17%) Ethical Hacker
3 47 (21.76%) Analyst
4 45 (20.83%) Security Analyst
5 43 (19.91%) Security Specialist
6 23 (10.65%) Information Security Specialist
6 23 (10.65%) Information Specialist
7 18 (8.33%) Application Security Specialist
7 18 (8.33%) Security Engineer
7 18 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
8 17 (7.87%) Graduate
9 14 (6.48%) IT Security Analyst
10 13 (6.02%) Consultant
11 12 (5.56%) Network Engineer
11 12 (5.56%) Security Manager
12 8 (3.70%) Information Security Analyst
12 8 (3.70%) Information Analyst
13 7 (3.24%) Product Analyst
13 7 (3.24%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.41%) .NET
2 13 (6.02%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.31%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.39%) Web Services
5 2 (0.93%) CSS
5 2 (0.93%) JSON
6 1 (0.46%) HTML
6 1 (0.46%) REST
6 1 (0.46%) XML
6 1 (0.46%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.06%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.24%) CESG
5 5 (2.31%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (2.31%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.31%) EMV
5 5 (2.31%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.31%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (1.85%) RMADS
6 4 (1.85%) Open Source
7 3 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.39%) Clustering
7 3 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.93%) SCADA
8 2 (0.93%) Online Games
9 1 (0.46%) Social Media
9 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.35%) Windows
2 29 (13.43%) Linux
3 13 (6.02%) Android
3 13 (6.02%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.70%) UNIX
5 6 (2.78%) Solaris
6 2 (0.93%) AIX
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.46%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (61.11%) Penetration Testing
2 103 (47.69%) Information Security
3 47 (21.76%) Security Testing
4 31 (14.35%) Cyber Security
5 30 (13.89%) ITIL
6 27 (12.50%) Information Assurance
7 25 (11.57%) OWASP
8 23 (10.65%) ISMS
9 20 (9.26%) Security Management
9 20 (9.26%) SIEM
10 17 (7.87%) Change Control
10 17 (7.87%) Risk Management
11 15 (6.94%) Computer Security
12 14 (6.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 13 (6.02%) E-Commerce
14 12 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (5.09%) Incident Management
16 10 (4.63%) Computer Forensics
16 10 (4.63%) Information Security Management
16 10 (4.63%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.80%) C
2 16 (7.41%) SQL
3 12 (5.56%) Java
4 8 (3.70%) C++
5 7 (3.24%) Ruby
6 5 (2.31%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.85%) Perl
7 4 (1.85%) Python
7 4 (1.85%) C#
8 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 78 (36.11%) CEH
2 67 (31.02%) CISSP
3 44 (20.37%) Degree
4 23 (10.65%) CISM
5 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (9.26%) MCSE
5 20 (9.26%) Security Cleared
6 19 (8.80%) GIAC
7 18 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (7.41%) CCNA
8 16 (7.41%) SC Cleared
9 14 (6.48%) DV Cleared
9 14 (6.48%) OSCP
10 13 (6.02%) CISA
11 9 (4.17%) CCNP
11 9 (4.17%) MCITP
12 8 (3.70%) CCSA
12 8 (3.70%) CCSE
13 7 (3.24%) Security+ Certification
13 7 (3.24%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (30.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (11.57%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.70%) QA
4 5 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.46%) SLA
6 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
System Software
1 12 (5.56%) Snort
2 9 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.85%) Nmap
5 2 (0.93%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (12.50%) Nessus
2 4 (1.85%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.39%) Cacti
4 1 (0.46%) Puppet
4 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.65%) Cisco
3 19 (8.80%) CheckPoint
4 15 (6.94%) VMware
5 9 (4.17%) Sourcefire
6 8 (3.70%) Websense
7 7 (3.24%) Oracle
8 6 (2.78%) NetIQ
8 6 (2.78%) Google
9 5 (2.31%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.85%) BT
10 4 (1.85%) Sage
10 4 (1.85%) Dell
10 4 (1.85%) Citrix
10 4 (1.85%) CA
10 4 (1.85%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.39%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.39%) Trend Micro
12 2 (0.93%) LogRhythm
12 2 (0.93%) Juniper
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
TRG
Salary: £60000 - £70000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HSBC
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletect
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridgeshire
TRG
Salary: 60000-70000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
West London
Thames Tideway Tunnel
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 19 days ago