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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ethical Hacking
Rank 729 743 772
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +29
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 175 166 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 133 153 86
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £59,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,250 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -22.72%

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
92938 94397 86367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.18% 82.76% 81.87%
Number of salaries quoted 76796 75339 70773
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +31 171 £53,000 +0.95% 20
London -7 61 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South East +27 48 £50,000 +23.99% 6
South West +5 33 £57,500 +35.29% 5
Oxfordshire - 24 £38,750 -
Gloucestershire +5 20 £65,000 +52.94% 3
Surrey +14 11 £70,000 +60.91% 2
Bristol +3 11 £33,000 -26.66% 2
Cheltenham +2 11 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Guildford - 11 £70,000 - 2
Yorkshire +10 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Leeds +13 8 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Yorkshire +6 8 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Banbury - 8 £50,000 -
Cheshire -3 7 £52,500 -8.69% 2
North West -5 7 £52,500 -12.50% 2
East of England - 6 £46,250 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £50,000 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £50,000 - 1
City of London +30 4 £61,000 -9.62% 1
Berkshire +18 3 £45,000 -55.00% 1
Chester -3 3 £85,000 +47.82% 1
East Midlands -8 3 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Kent -12 3 £42,000 +34.40%
West Midlands -13 3 £57,500 -4.16%
Birmingham - 3 £57,500 -
Reading +7 2 £45,000 -55.00%
Hampshire +3 2 £50,000 +23.99% 3
Cardiff - 2 £24,500 -
South Wales - 2 £24,500 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 196 (64.47%) Penetration Testing
2 124 (40.79%) Firewall
3 123 (40.46%) Information Security
4 119 (39.14%) Cyber Security
5 114 (37.50%) CISSP
6 81 (26.64%) GIAC
7 76 (25.00%) Windows
8 74 (24.34%) SIEM
9 73 (24.01%) Java
10 70 (23.03%) C++
11 69 (22.70%) C
12 67 (22.04%) Security Cleared
13 66 (21.71%) Cisco Certification
14 65 (21.38%) Linux
14 65 (21.38%) CEH
15 56 (18.42%) DV Cleared
16 55 (18.09%) Reverse Engineering
16 55 (18.09%) Management Information System
17 54 (17.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 54 (17.76%) Telecoms
18 52 (17.11%) Finance
18 52 (17.11%) Wireless
19 50 (16.45%) TCP/IP
19 50 (16.45%) Security Testing
20 46 (15.13%) SSCP
21 45 (14.80%) Cybercrime
22 43 (14.14%) Degree
23 42 (13.82%) Python
24 40 (13.16%) CCNA
24 40 (13.16%) PCI DSS

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 28 (9.21%) Apache Pig
2 5 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.33%) Confluence
3 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.99%) PaaS
2 3 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 124 (40.79%) Firewall
2 52 (17.11%) Wireless
3 50 (16.45%) TCP/IP
4 37 (12.17%) LAN
4 37 (12.17%) WAN
5 36 (11.84%) Network Security
6 32 (10.53%) Wireshark
7 29 (9.54%) Intrusion Detection
7 29 (9.54%) Internet
8 27 (8.88%) Wireless Security
9 24 (7.89%) VPN
10 14 (4.61%) tcpdump
11 11 (3.62%) HTTP
11 11 (3.62%) Broadband
12 10 (3.29%) LDAP
12 10 (3.29%) SMTP
12 10 (3.29%) FTP
13 8 (2.63%) DNS
14 7 (2.30%) VoIP
15 6 (1.97%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.53%) Big Data
2 29 (9.54%) Hadoop
3 28 (9.21%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.32%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (10.86%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.66%) AppScan
2 2 (0.66%) Paros
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 54 (17.76%) Telecoms
2 52 (17.11%) Finance
3 19 (6.25%) Banking
4 11 (3.62%) Legal
5 4 (1.32%) Retail
6 3 (0.99%) Games
6 3 (0.99%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.66%) Electronics
7 2 (0.66%) Military
7 2 (0.66%) Marketing
7 2 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 97 (31.91%) Analyst
2 73 (24.01%) Security Analyst
3 47 (15.46%) Consultant
4 30 (9.87%) Security Engineer
5 26 (8.55%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 23 (7.57%) Security Manager
7 22 (7.24%) Senior Security Engineer
7 22 (7.24%) Security Consultant
8 21 (6.91%) Network Engineer
8 21 (6.91%) Architect
8 21 (6.91%) Tester
8 21 (6.91%) Security Architect
8 21 (6.91%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (6.91%) Penetration Tester
9 20 (6.58%) Network Security Engineer
9 20 (6.58%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 19 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
10 19 (6.25%) Security Specialist
10 19 (6.25%) Network Architect
11 17 (5.59%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.21%) STL
2 27 (8.88%) Java EE
3 20 (6.58%) 802.1X
4 11 (3.62%) .NET
5 7 (2.30%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.32%) HTML
6 4 (1.32%) JSP
7 3 (0.99%) Ajax
8 2 (0.66%) COM
8 2 (0.66%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.09%) Management Information System
2 45 (14.80%) Cybercrime
3 30 (9.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.62%) Cryptography
6 10 (3.29%) Social Media
7 9 (2.96%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.30%) PKI
9 6 (1.97%) EMV
9 6 (1.97%) DTV
9 6 (1.97%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (1.97%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.32%) BYOD
10 4 (1.32%) Blog
10 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.99%) RMADS
11 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.66%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 76 (25.00%) Windows
2 65 (21.38%) Linux
3 36 (11.84%) Android
3 36 (11.84%) Apple iOS
4 21 (6.91%) VxWorks
5 19 (6.25%) UNIX
6 9 (2.96%) Solaris
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (64.47%) Penetration Testing
2 123 (40.46%) Information Security
3 119 (39.14%) Cyber Security
4 74 (24.34%) SIEM
5 55 (18.09%) Reverse Engineering
6 50 (16.45%) Security Testing
7 37 (12.17%) Software Engineering
8 33 (10.86%) Security Architecture
9 31 (10.20%) Coaching
10 29 (9.54%) Mobile Development
10 29 (9.54%) Project Management
11 28 (9.21%) Malware Analysis
12 27 (8.88%) Multithreading
13 24 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
13 24 (7.89%) Mentoring
14 20 (6.58%) Security Hardening
14 20 (6.58%) Vulnerability Management
15 19 (6.25%) ITIL
16 18 (5.92%) Risk Assessment
16 18 (5.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.01%) Java
2 70 (23.03%) C++
3 69 (22.70%) C
4 42 (13.82%) Python
5 33 (10.86%) Objective-C
5 33 (10.86%) C#
6 24 (7.89%) SQL
7 19 (6.25%) Perl
8 14 (4.61%) PHP
8 14 (4.61%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.28%) Ruby
10 6 (1.97%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.66%) VB
14 1 (0.33%) VBScript
14 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 114 (37.50%) CISSP
2 81 (26.64%) GIAC
3 67 (22.04%) Security Cleared
4 66 (21.71%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (21.38%) CEH
6 56 (18.42%) DV Cleared
7 46 (15.13%) SSCP
8 43 (14.14%) Degree
9 40 (13.16%) CCNA
10 35 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 34 (11.18%) CISM
12 32 (10.53%) MCSE
13 28 (9.21%) CISA
13 28 (9.21%) Linux+ Certification
14 26 (8.55%) CCIE
15 25 (8.22%) GCIH
16 23 (7.57%) CCNP
17 18 (5.92%) PCI QSA
18 16 (5.26%) GCFA
19 14 (4.61%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (17.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.58%) HIPAA
4 14 (4.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (3.29%) QA
6 3 (0.99%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.99%) SLA
6 3 (0.99%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (5.92%) Snort
2 7 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (12.17%) Nessus
2 30 (9.87%) Nmap
3 17 (5.59%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.66%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.66%) WMI
5 1 (0.33%) WSUS
5 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (12.83%) Cisco
2 24 (7.89%) CheckPoint
3 22 (7.24%) Juniper
3 22 (7.24%) Trustwave
4 19 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.92%) Fortinet
6 13 (4.28%) Sourcefire
7 12 (3.95%) Splunk
8 9 (2.96%) VMware
9 7 (2.30%) Coverity
9 7 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.97%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.97%) HP
10 6 (1.97%) F5
11 5 (1.64%) Qualys
11 5 (1.64%) Oracle
12 4 (1.32%) Citrix
12 4 (1.32%) ArcSight
13 3 (0.99%) Websense
14 2 (0.66%) SAP
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefnica
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £26k - 320k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago