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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 770 743 839
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +96
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 110 136 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.13% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 97 110 37
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +46.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £33,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +53.84%

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 -29 104 £60,000 - 4
London -6 53 £63,875 +14.06% 1
South East -9 23 £60,000 -7.69% 1
West Midlands -33 11 £60,000 -
Staffordshire -4 7 £60,000 -
Surrey - 7 £70,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +5 6 £60,000 +108.69%
Leeds 0 6 £60,000 +108.69%
Yorkshire -13 6 £60,000 +108.69%
South West -16 6 £40,000 +26.98%
Hampshire -32 6 £55,000 -15.38%
Southampton - 5 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire -14 4 £40,000 -3.61%
Guildford - 4 £70,000 - 1
Cirencester - 4 £40,000 -
Kent - 4 £50,000 -
City of London -4 3 £63,875 +9.18%
Manchester -18 3 £63,250 +130.00% 2
North West -23 3 £63,250 +5.41% 2
Reading - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire +5 2 £60,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +1 2 £60,000 -
Bristol -6 2 £47,500 +79.24%
Banbury +8 1 £37,500 -
Birmingham -22 1 £65,000 +44.44%
Brighton - 1 £65,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £32,500 -
Portsmouth - 1 £80,000 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 160 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 125 (48.83%) Information Security
3 113 (44.14%) CEH
4 99 (38.67%) CISSP
5 90 (35.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 75 (29.30%) Firewall
7 67 (26.17%) Network Security
8 55 (21.48%) Management Information System
9 50 (19.53%) TCP/IP
10 47 (18.36%) Security Testing
11 46 (17.97%) Degree
12 45 (17.58%) ITIL
12 45 (17.58%) Windows
13 40 (15.63%) Cyber Security
14 39 (15.23%) Law
15 37 (14.45%) ISMS
15 37 (14.45%) PCI DSS
16 36 (14.06%) Microsoft
17 35 (13.67%) Linux
18 34 (13.28%) Internet
19 33 (12.89%) SIEM
20 31 (12.11%) OWASP
20 31 (12.11%) Information Assurance
21 29 (11.33%) Security Management
21 29 (11.33%) Intrusion Detection
22 28 (10.94%) VPN
22 28 (10.94%) Wireless
22 28 (10.94%) Legal
22 28 (10.94%) GIAC
23 27 (10.55%) MCSE

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (3.13%) IIS
2 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (4.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (29.30%) Firewall
2 67 (26.17%) Network Security
3 50 (19.53%) TCP/IP
4 34 (13.28%) Internet
5 29 (11.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 28 (10.94%) Wireless
6 28 (10.94%) VPN
7 21 (8.20%) Wireshark
8 17 (6.64%) LAN
8 17 (6.64%) tcpdump
9 15 (5.86%) DNS
10 14 (5.47%) WAN
11 12 (4.69%) Intranet
12 8 (3.13%) HTTP
13 7 (2.73%) SMTP
13 7 (2.73%) LDAP
13 7 (2.73%) FTP
13 7 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.95%) SSL
14 5 (1.95%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.34%) MySQL
1 6 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (8.59%) Metasploit
General
1 39 (15.23%) Law
2 28 (10.94%) Legal
3 18 (7.03%) Finance
4 11 (4.30%) Banking
5 8 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.73%) Retail
7 5 (1.95%) Local Government
8 4 (1.56%) Military
9 3 (1.17%) Games
9 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.39%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.39%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 89 (34.77%) Tester
1 89 (34.77%) Penetration Tester
2 73 (28.52%) Analyst
3 71 (27.73%) Security Analyst
4 63 (24.61%) Ethical Hacker
5 61 (23.83%) Security Specialist
6 40 (15.63%) Information Security Specialist
6 40 (15.63%) Information Specialist
7 23 (8.98%) IT Security Analyst
8 19 (7.42%) Applications Specialist
8 19 (7.42%) Application Security Specialist
9 18 (7.03%) Graduate
9 18 (7.03%) Security Engineer
10 13 (5.08%) Consultant
11 12 (4.69%) Network Engineer
11 12 (4.69%) Information Security Analyst
11 12 (4.69%) Information Analyst
12 11 (4.30%) Security Manager
12 11 (4.30%) Junior
12 11 (4.30%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.98%) .NET
2 17 (6.64%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.95%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.17%) LAMP
4 3 (1.17%) Web Services
5 2 (0.78%) CSS
6 1 (0.39%) XML
6 1 (0.39%) JSON
6 1 (0.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (21.48%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.30%) CESG
4 8 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.73%) Open Source
6 6 (2.34%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (1.95%) Clustering
7 5 (1.95%) RMADS
8 4 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.56%) EMV
8 4 (1.56%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.17%) Kindle
9 3 (1.17%) Online Games
10 2 (0.78%) SCADA
10 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.58%) Windows
2 35 (13.67%) Linux
3 12 (4.69%) Android
3 12 (4.69%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.30%) UNIX
5 7 (2.73%) Solaris
6 6 (2.34%) AIX
7 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (62.50%) Penetration Testing
2 125 (48.83%) Information Security
3 47 (18.36%) Security Testing
4 45 (17.58%) ITIL
5 40 (15.63%) Cyber Security
6 37 (14.45%) ISMS
7 33 (12.89%) SIEM
8 31 (12.11%) OWASP
8 31 (12.11%) Information Assurance
9 29 (11.33%) Security Management
10 23 (8.98%) Change Control
11 20 (7.81%) Information Security Management
11 20 (7.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 19 (7.42%) Risk Management
13 15 (5.86%) Data Protection
14 12 (4.69%) Computer Security
14 12 (4.69%) Incident Management
15 11 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
16 10 (3.91%) Reverse Engineering
16 10 (3.91%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.20%) C
1 21 (8.20%) SQL
2 16 (6.25%) Java
3 11 (4.30%) C++
4 10 (3.91%) Ruby
5 8 (3.13%) Python
6 6 (2.34%) Objective-C
7 5 (1.95%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.95%) C#
8 4 (1.56%) Perl
9 3 (1.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 113 (44.14%) CEH
2 99 (38.67%) CISSP
3 46 (17.97%) Degree
4 28 (10.94%) GIAC
5 27 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (10.55%) MCSE
6 26 (10.16%) CISM
7 25 (9.77%) Security Cleared
8 17 (6.64%) SC Cleared
8 17 (6.64%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (6.64%) OSCP
9 16 (6.25%) CCNA
9 16 (6.25%) CISA
10 15 (5.86%) DV Cleared
11 10 (3.91%) GPEN
12 9 (3.52%) MCITP
12 9 (3.52%) Security+ Certification
12 9 (3.52%) CCNP
13 8 (3.13%) CCSA
13 8 (3.13%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (35.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (14.45%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.73%) QA
4 5 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.17%) COBIT
5 3 (1.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (6.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.47%) Snort
3 9 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.95%) Nmap
6 2 (0.78%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (9.77%) Nessus
2 5 (1.95%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 36 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.77%) Cisco
3 19 (7.42%) CheckPoint
4 14 (5.47%) VMware
5 10 (3.91%) Sourcefire
5 10 (3.91%) Oracle
6 8 (3.13%) Websense
7 6 (2.34%) NetIQ
7 6 (2.34%) LogRhythm
8 5 (1.95%) Blue Coat
8 5 (1.95%) BT
8 5 (1.95%) CA
9 4 (1.56%) Dell
9 4 (1.56%) Sage
10 3 (1.17%) Citrix
10 3 (1.17%) Juniper
10 3 (1.17%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.17%) Google
10 3 (1.17%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.17%) Trend Micro
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