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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ethical Hacking
Rank 734 825 863
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +38
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 198 122 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 150 97 126
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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
86605 92119 101627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.39% 85.34%
Number of salaries quoted 72063 74807 82623
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +115 189 £60,000 +9.09% 22
London +96 105 £67,500 +12.50% 11
South East +15 35 £42,500 -22.72% 4
North West +41 22 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Manchester - 20 £60,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +13 18 £57,500 +53.33% 1
South West +19 15 £50,000 +66.66% 2
Gloucestershire - 14 £50,000 - 2
City of London +45 11 £56,250 +7.14% 3
Cheltenham - 8 £50,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +28 7 £35,000 -41.66% 1
Scotland +1 7 £67,500 - 1
Surrey -7 7 £43,750 -20.45%
Aylesbury - 7 £35,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £67,500 - 1
West Midlands -16 5 £35,000 -41.66% 2
Banbury +4 4 £33,750 -20.58% 1
Yorkshire +4 4 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Berkshire 0 3 £55,000 - 1
Leeds +8 2 £80,000 +77.77% 1
West Yorkshire +4 2 £80,000 +77.77% 1
Staffordshire -6 2 £35,000 -41.66% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £51,375 -
Liverpool - 2 £51,375 -
Birmingham - 2 £40,000 -
Cannock - 2 £35,000 - 1
East of England +26 1 £67,500 - 1
Reading +12 1 £65,000 -
Wales +5 1 £45,000 -50.00%

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 217 (49.77%) Penetration Testing
2 193 (44.27%) CISSP
3 187 (42.89%) CEH
4 172 (39.45%) Information Security
5 161 (36.93%) Cybersecurity
6 150 (34.40%) Java
7 140 (32.11%) C++
8 136 (31.19%) Security Cleared
9 124 (28.44%) Degree
10 117 (26.83%) Firewall
11 105 (24.08%) Windows
12 100 (22.94%) Network Security
13 90 (20.64%) GIAC
14 89 (20.41%) C
15 87 (19.95%) Finance
15 87 (19.95%) CREST Certified
16 86 (19.72%) C#
16 86 (19.72%) Python
17 84 (19.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 84 (19.27%) SIEM
18 78 (17.89%) CISM
19 76 (17.43%) Nessus
19 76 (17.43%) SANS
20 75 (17.20%) GCIH
20 75 (17.20%) Linux
20 75 (17.20%) Security Testing
21 71 (16.28%) Metasploit
22 69 (15.83%) Vulnerability Management
23 65 (14.91%) Security Operations
24 62 (14.22%) Cisco Certification

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 24 (5.50%) IIS
2 16 (3.67%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.23%) Confluence
4 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) MS Office
2 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.06%) SaaS
2 4 (0.92%) IaaS
3 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.69%) PaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 117 (26.83%) Firewall
2 100 (22.94%) Network Security
3 54 (12.39%) TCP/IP
4 39 (8.94%) Internet
5 38 (8.72%) Wireless
6 32 (7.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (4.59%) DNS
7 20 (4.59%) SSL
8 19 (4.36%) VPN
9 17 (3.90%) tcpdump
9 17 (3.90%) Wireshark
10 14 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (3.21%) HTTPS
10 14 (3.21%) IPsec
11 13 (2.98%) HTTP
12 12 (2.75%) Reverse Proxy
12 12 (2.75%) SAN
13 9 (2.06%) Broadband
14 8 (1.83%) LAN
14 8 (1.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.96%) Big Data
2 16 (3.67%) Apache Hive
2 16 (3.67%) Hadoop
3 12 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.38%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.23%) MySQL
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 71 (16.28%) Metasploit
2 23 (5.28%) Burp Suite
3 16 (3.67%) sqlmap
4 4 (0.92%) FindBugs
5 3 (0.69%) AppScan
6 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (19.95%) Finance
2 50 (11.47%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.50%) Banking
3 24 (5.50%) Legal
4 11 (2.52%) Law
5 7 (1.61%) Retail
6 6 (1.38%) Billing
6 6 (1.38%) Games
7 5 (1.15%) Publishing
8 4 (0.92%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.46%) Electronics
9 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 106 (24.31%) Analyst
2 91 (20.87%) Security Analyst
3 67 (15.37%) Tester
4 64 (14.68%) Consultant
5 61 (13.99%) Penetration Tester
6 54 (12.39%) Security Consultant
7 46 (10.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 40 (9.17%) Security Engineer
9 37 (8.49%) Security Manager
10 35 (8.03%) Senior Consultant
10 35 (8.03%) Senior Security Consultant
11 31 (7.11%) Incident Manager
12 27 (6.19%) Security Specialist
13 26 (5.96%) Architect
13 26 (5.96%) Security Architect
14 20 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (4.59%) SIEM Analyst
15 19 (4.36%) Incident Analyst
15 19 (4.36%) Software Engineer
15 19 (4.36%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.16%) .NET
2 18 (4.13%) Java EE
3 14 (3.21%) ASP.NET
3 14 (3.21%) STL
4 7 (1.61%) HTML
5 5 (1.15%) WSH
6 3 (0.69%) JSON
6 3 (0.69%) XML
7 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.46%) HTML5
7 2 (0.46%) Middleware
7 2 (0.46%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.46%) RESTful
7 2 (0.46%) Web Services
8 1 (0.23%) CSS
8 1 (0.23%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.23%) OpenID
8 1 (0.23%) SAML
8 1 (0.23%) SOAP
8 1 (0.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.93%) Security Operations Centre
2 45 (10.32%) Management Information System
3 42 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (8.72%) Data Centre
5 36 (8.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 31 (7.11%) Blog
7 30 (6.88%) Cyberthreat
8 26 (5.96%) Computer Science
9 24 (5.50%) PKI
10 20 (4.59%) Mobile App
11 19 (4.36%) Cybercrime
11 19 (4.36%) PMI
12 17 (3.90%) Client/Server
13 11 (2.52%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (1.83%) Social Media
15 6 (1.38%) Algorithms
15 6 (1.38%) Cryptography
15 6 (1.38%) Mathematics
16 5 (1.15%) Data Conversion
16 5 (1.15%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 105 (24.08%) Windows
2 75 (17.20%) Linux
3 50 (11.47%) Unix
4 33 (7.57%) VxWorks
5 25 (5.73%) Android
5 25 (5.73%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.98%) Solaris
7 12 (2.75%) Kali Linux
7 12 (2.75%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.52%) FreeBSD
8 11 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.15%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.46%) AIX
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (49.77%) Penetration Testing
2 172 (39.45%) Information Security
3 161 (36.93%) Cybersecurity
4 84 (19.27%) SIEM
5 75 (17.20%) Security Testing
6 69 (15.83%) Vulnerability Management
7 65 (14.91%) Security Operations
8 62 (14.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 53 (12.16%) Reverse Engineering
10 51 (11.70%) Project Management
11 49 (11.24%) Security Architecture
12 44 (10.09%) ITIL
13 39 (8.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 36 (8.26%) Mentoring
15 35 (8.03%) Software Engineering
16 31 (7.11%) OWASP
16 31 (7.11%) PRINCE2
17 28 (6.42%) Source Code Analysis
18 25 (5.73%) Business Development
18 25 (5.73%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (34.40%) Java
2 140 (32.11%) C++
3 89 (20.41%) C
4 86 (19.72%) C#
4 86 (19.72%) Python
5 50 (11.47%) Perl
6 37 (8.49%) Objective-C
6 37 (8.49%) PHP
6 37 (8.49%) VB.NET
7 35 (8.03%) Ruby
7 35 (8.03%) SQL
8 17 (3.90%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.29%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.38%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 193 (44.27%) CISSP
2 187 (42.89%) CEH
3 136 (31.19%) Security Cleared
4 124 (28.44%) Degree
5 90 (20.64%) GIAC
6 87 (19.95%) CREST Certified
7 78 (17.89%) CISM
8 76 (17.43%) SANS
9 75 (17.20%) GCIH
10 62 (14.22%) Cisco Certification
11 51 (11.70%) DV Cleared
12 50 (11.47%) CCNA
13 46 (10.55%) OSCP
14 38 (8.72%) ECSA
15 36 (8.26%) CHECK Team Leader
15 36 (8.26%) CHFI
16 34 (7.80%) Network+ Certification
17 32 (7.34%) SC Cleared
18 30 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (6.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (19.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (13.07%) PCI DSS
3 39 (8.94%) QA
4 21 (4.82%) COBIT
5 9 (2.06%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.69%) SLA
8 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.46%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.46%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 32 (7.34%) Snort
2 17 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
3 7 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.38%) vCloud
5 4 (0.92%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.46%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (17.43%) Nessus
2 55 (12.61%) Nmap
3 12 (2.75%) EnCase
4 10 (2.29%) HP Fortify
5 5 (1.15%) OpenVAS
6 3 (0.69%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.69%) RSA enVision
7 2 (0.46%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.23%) Ansible
8 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (10.55%) ArcSight
2 39 (8.94%) Splunk
3 37 (8.49%) Cisco
4 33 (7.57%) Microsoft
5 24 (5.50%) CheckPoint
6 22 (5.05%) Red Hat
7 19 (4.36%) VMware
8 17 (3.90%) Remedy
9 16 (3.67%) Qualys
10 11 (2.52%) Coverity
11 9 (2.06%) Intel Security
12 7 (1.61%) Citrix
12 7 (1.61%) F5
12 7 (1.61%) Juniper
12 7 (1.61%) Sourcefire
13 6 (1.38%) FireEye
13 6 (1.38%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.15%) Palo Alto
14 5 (1.15%) Trustwave
15 4 (0.92%) LogRhythm
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