The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ethical Hacking
Rank 753 772 854
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +82
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 162 97 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.089% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.11% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 143 74 43
Average salary £45,000 £58,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £45,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £79,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +57.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94579 85669 91251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.68% 77.38%
Number of salaries quoted 76287 70054 77728
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 July 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 July 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
(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 +43 151 £45,000 -23.07% 11
London -4 51 £55,000 -15.38% 5
South East -24 27 £40,000 -27.27% 4
West Midlands +16 20 £49,000 -2.00% 1
Staffordshire +9 18 £60,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire -11 18 £33,750 -41.30%
West Yorkshire -26 18 £33,750 -41.30%
South West -8 15 £30,000 -
East Midlands +6 14 £62,500 -
Hampshire -11 14 £40,163 -26.97% 2
Bradford - 14 £32,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +9 13 £21,500 -57.00%
Southampton +15 12 £40,163 +33.87% 2
City of London 0 10 £48,750 -39.06% 1
Leicestershire +1 9 £62,500 -
Leicester +2 8 £62,500 -
Wiltshire - 8 £30,000 -
North West -1 6 £60,000 -11.11% 1
Kent - 6 £31,250 - 2
Swindon - 6 £30,000 -
Glasgow -9 5 £40,000 -23.80%
Scotland -26 5 £40,000 -23.80%
Chester - 5 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 5 £60,000 -
Leeds -30 4 £45,000 -21.73%
Folkestone - 4 £31,250 - 2
Berkshire +9 3 £28,000 -44.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £40,000 -
Bristol - 2 £60,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £65,000 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 183 (61.00%) Penetration Testing
2 166 (55.33%) CEH
3 152 (50.67%) Information Security
4 126 (42.00%) CISSP
5 92 (30.67%) PCI DSS
6 86 (28.67%) Security Testing
6 86 (28.67%) Firewall
7 77 (25.67%) Windows
7 77 (25.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 70 (23.33%) SIEM
9 69 (23.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 66 (22.00%) .NET
11 65 (21.67%) GIAC
12 64 (21.33%) Management Information System
13 61 (20.33%) Network Security
14 60 (20.00%) Degree
15 59 (19.67%) Finance
16 54 (18.00%) Cyber Security
17 53 (17.67%) Microsoft
18 52 (17.33%) Linux
19 47 (15.67%) Intrusion Detection
20 43 (14.33%) Java
20 43 (14.33%) Wireless
21 41 (13.67%) Security Cleared
22 40 (13.33%) C
23 39 (13.00%) ITIL
24 38 (12.67%) MS Excel
25 37 (12.33%) SQL
25 37 (12.33%) OSCP
26 36 (12.00%) TCP/IP

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 15 (5.00%) IIS
2 13 (4.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.33%) Apache
5 2 (0.67%) GroupWise
Applications
1 38 (12.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 86 (28.67%) Firewall
2 61 (20.33%) Network Security
3 47 (15.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 43 (14.33%) Wireless
5 36 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 36 (12.00%) VPN
6 30 (10.00%) DNS
7 27 (9.00%) Wireshark
7 27 (9.00%) VoIP
7 27 (9.00%) Internet
8 20 (6.67%) LAN
9 19 (6.33%) WAN
9 19 (6.33%) DHCP
10 14 (4.67%) tcpdump
11 9 (3.00%) HTTP
11 9 (3.00%) SMTP
11 9 (3.00%) LDAP
12 8 (2.67%) FTP
12 8 (2.67%) HTTPS
12 8 (2.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.33%) MySQL
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (5.67%) Metasploit
General
1 59 (19.67%) Finance
2 20 (6.67%) Legal
3 19 (6.33%) Law
4 10 (3.33%) Banking
5 8 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.67%) Retail
6 6 (2.00%) Local Government
7 5 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.33%) Games
9 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 110 (36.67%) Tester
2 101 (33.67%) Analyst
2 101 (33.67%) Penetration Tester
3 96 (32.00%) Security Analyst
4 50 (16.67%) Security Specialist
5 42 (14.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 33 (11.00%) Ethical Hacker
7 31 (10.33%) Security Tester
8 28 (9.33%) Information Security Specialist
8 28 (9.33%) Information Specialist
9 22 (7.33%) Security Architect
9 22 (7.33%) Architect
10 19 (6.33%) Consultant
11 17 (5.67%) Security Consultant
12 16 (5.33%) Application Security Specialist
12 16 (5.33%) Applications Specialist
13 15 (5.00%) Junior
14 14 (4.67%) Graduate
15 13 (4.33%) Junior Tester
15 13 (4.33%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (22.00%) .NET
2 22 (7.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.00%) LAMP
4 5 (1.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.33%) Management Information System
2 30 (10.00%) Open Source
3 22 (7.33%) CESG
4 20 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.67%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.00%) Kindle
6 9 (3.00%) Clustering
6 9 (3.00%) CESG CLAS
7 8 (2.67%) PMI
7 8 (2.67%) PKI
8 6 (2.00%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.00%) RMADS
8 6 (2.00%) iPhone
9 4 (1.33%) Online Games
10 3 (1.00%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.33%) FMCG
12 1 (0.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 77 (25.67%) Windows
2 52 (17.33%) Linux
3 20 (6.67%) UNIX
4 14 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (4.67%) Windows 8
4 14 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (4.00%) Solaris
6 9 (3.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.67%) Android
8 6 (2.00%) Windows Phone
9 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.67%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.67%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.67%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.33%) AIX
11 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (61.00%) Penetration Testing
2 152 (50.67%) Information Security
3 86 (28.67%) Security Testing
4 70 (23.33%) SIEM
5 69 (23.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 54 (18.00%) Cyber Security
7 39 (13.00%) ITIL
8 33 (11.00%) Data Protection
9 31 (10.33%) Risk Management
10 23 (7.67%) Information Management
10 23 (7.67%) Problem Management
11 22 (7.33%) Incident Management
12 20 (6.67%) Project Management
12 20 (6.67%) OWASP
13 19 (6.33%) Computer Forensics
14 18 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
15 17 (5.67%) Change Control
16 16 (5.33%) Security Management
17 15 (5.00%) ISMS
18 14 (4.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.33%) Java
2 40 (13.33%) C
3 37 (12.33%) SQL
4 28 (9.33%) PHP
5 26 (8.67%) Objective-C
6 23 (7.67%) C++
7 18 (6.00%) Python
8 17 (5.67%) Ruby
9 9 (3.00%) C#
10 5 (1.67%) Perl
10 5 (1.67%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.33%) VB
12 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.33%) Lua
13 1 (0.33%) Tcl
13 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 166 (55.33%) CEH
2 126 (42.00%) CISSP
3 65 (21.67%) GIAC
4 60 (20.00%) Degree
5 41 (13.67%) Security Cleared
6 37 (12.33%) OSCP
7 35 (11.67%) GPEN
8 33 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (9.67%) MCSE
10 26 (8.67%) CISMP
11 24 (8.00%) CISM
12 21 (7.00%) SC Cleared
13 16 (5.33%) DV Cleared
14 15 (5.00%) SSCP
15 14 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (4.00%) CISA
17 10 (3.33%) CCNA
18 9 (3.00%) PMI Certification
18 9 (3.00%) MCP
19 8 (2.67%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (30.67%) PCI DSS
2 77 (25.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.33%) COBIT
4 9 (3.00%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.67%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.33%) JTAG
6 1 (0.33%) QA
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 35 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.00%) Snort
3 10 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.67%) vSphere
6 4 (1.33%) Nmap
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.67%) Nessus
3 4 (1.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 53 (17.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.00%) Cisco
3 16 (5.33%) Symantec
3 16 (5.33%) CheckPoint
3 16 (5.33%) Oracle
4 15 (5.00%) Sourcefire
5 14 (4.67%) VMware
6 10 (3.33%) LogRhythm
7 8 (2.67%) Splunk
7 8 (2.67%) LogLogic
8 6 (2.00%) McAfee
8 6 (2.00%) CA
8 6 (2.00%) Juniper
9 5 (1.67%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.67%) Acronis
9 5 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.67%) Apple
10 4 (1.33%) F5
11 3 (1.00%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.00%) Websense
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
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Salary: £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
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Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
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Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £32000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: competitive
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