Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ethical Hacking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Ethical Hacking over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 900 739 964
Rank change year-on-year -161 +225 +50
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 243 509 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 196 409 236
England median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,400 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +4.76%

Ethical Hacking is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 147626 161478 181269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.96% 89.20% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 117070 135821 150524
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Ethical Hacking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacking in England

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking in England.

Salary trend for Ethical Hacking in England

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Ethical Hacking in England

Ethical Hacking
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +73 89 £48,750 -18.75% 5
London -140 75 £60,000 -12.73% 3
South West -48 24 £37,500 -25.00% 1
West Midlands +38 23 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Midlands +38 23 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North of England -34 16 £37,500 -33.48% 3
East of England +14 15 £33,500 -28.72% 1
North West -29 9 £56,250 -6.25% 3
Yorkshire +17 7 £37,500 -37.50%
Ethical Hacking
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 144 (59.26%) Information Security
2 132 (54.32%) Penetration Testing
3 112 (46.09%) CISSP
4 103 (42.39%) Cybersecurity
5 97 (39.92%) Degree
6 86 (35.39%) Firewall
7 77 (31.69%) Windows
8 76 (31.28%) CEH
9 63 (25.93%) SIEM
10 60 (24.69%) CISM
11 56 (23.05%) Security Testing
12 53 (21.81%) CREST Certified
13 51 (20.99%) Computer Science
14 49 (20.16%) Network Security
14 49 (20.16%) Security Architecture
15 48 (19.75%) Security Cleared
16 43 (17.70%) OWASP
16 43 (17.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 43 (17.70%) Java
17 40 (16.46%) Vulnerability Management
18 39 (16.05%) TCP/IP
19 38 (15.64%) Management Information System
20 37 (15.23%) PCI DSS
20 37 (15.23%) Security Operations
21 36 (14.81%) C
21 36 (14.81%) Linux
22 35 (14.40%) Python
23 34 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
23 34 (13.99%) OSCP
24 33 (13.58%) Finance

Ethical Hacking
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (3.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.65%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.35%) SaaS
3 11 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.53%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (35.39%) Firewall
2 49 (20.16%) Network Security
3 39 (16.05%) TCP/IP
4 21 (8.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (7.00%) VPN
6 16 (6.58%) HTTP
6 16 (6.58%) Internet
7 15 (6.17%) Wireless
8 11 (4.53%) VoIP
9 9 (3.70%) LAN
9 9 (3.70%) SMTP
9 9 (3.70%) WAN
10 8 (3.29%) DHCP
10 8 (3.29%) DNS
10 8 (3.29%) Software-Defined Networking
11 5 (2.06%) HTTPS
11 5 (2.06%) IPsec
11 5 (2.06%) Wireless Security
12 4 (1.65%) VLAN
12 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.88%) MySQL
1 7 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) Apache Hive
2 4 (1.65%) Big Data
2 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.41%) GIS
4 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (4.12%) Metasploit
2 8 (3.29%) Eclipse
2 8 (3.29%) Selenium
2 8 (3.29%) Xcode
3 7 (2.88%) Burp Suite
4 6 (2.47%) Cucumber
4 6 (2.47%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.23%) JIRA
6 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.82%) CodeSonar
6 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.82%) git-flow
6 2 (0.82%) IDA Disassembler
6 2 (0.82%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.41%) AppScan
7 1 (0.41%) sqlmap
General
1 33 (13.58%) Finance
2 20 (8.23%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.70%) Legal
4 7 (2.88%) Marketing
5 6 (2.47%) Banking
6 4 (1.65%) Law
7 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (30.86%) Analyst
2 60 (24.69%) Tester
3 59 (24.28%) Penetration Tester
3 59 (24.28%) Security Analyst
4 31 (12.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 28 (11.52%) Security Engineer
6 24 (9.88%) Consultant
6 24 (9.88%) Security Consultant
6 24 (9.88%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (9.47%) Information Analyst
7 23 (9.47%) Information Security Analyst
8 22 (9.05%) Ethical Hacker
9 18 (7.41%) Security Specialist
9 18 (7.41%) Senior Security Analyst
10 16 (6.58%) Security Tester
11 15 (6.17%) Security Penetration Tester
12 12 (4.94%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
13 11 (4.53%) Cybersecurity Specialist
14 10 (4.12%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 10 (4.12%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.47%) Web Services
2 22 (9.05%) .NET
3 8 (3.29%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.29%) Middleware
4 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.65%) HTML
4 4 (1.65%) HTML5
4 4 (1.65%) JSON
4 4 (1.65%) RESTful
4 4 (1.65%) XML
5 3 (1.23%) Java EE
5 3 (1.23%) STL
6 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.82%) Django
6 2 (0.82%) LAMP
6 2 (0.82%) Node.js
6 2 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.82%) REST
6 2 (0.82%) SOAP
6 2 (0.82%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.99%) Computer Science
2 38 (15.64%) Management Information System
3 23 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (9.05%) Cyberthreat
4 22 (9.05%) Mobile App
5 13 (5.35%) PKI
6 12 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (4.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 10 (4.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (3.70%) Algorithms
8 9 (3.70%) Data Structures
8 9 (3.70%) Driving Licence
9 8 (3.29%) iSeries
10 7 (2.88%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.88%) Smartphone
11 6 (2.47%) SCADA
12 4 (1.65%) Cyber Attack
13 2 (0.82%) CESG
13 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 77 (31.69%) Windows
2 36 (14.81%) Linux
3 27 (11.11%) Android
4 22 (9.05%) Unix
5 21 (8.64%) Apple iOS
6 20 (8.23%) VxWorks
7 12 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.29%) Solaris
8 8 (3.29%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.88%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.06%) Kali Linux
11 4 (1.65%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (59.26%) Information Security
2 132 (54.32%) Penetration Testing
3 103 (42.39%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (25.93%) SIEM
5 56 (23.05%) Security Testing
6 49 (20.16%) Security Architecture
7 43 (17.70%) OWASP
8 40 (16.46%) Vulnerability Management
9 37 (15.23%) Security Operations
10 23 (9.47%) Computer Forensics
11 19 (7.82%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (7.82%) Project Management
11 19 (7.82%) Source Code Analysis
12 18 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 17 (7.00%) Forensic Analysis
13 17 (7.00%) Social Engineering
13 17 (7.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 16 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (6.58%) SDLC
14 16 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.70%) Java
2 36 (14.81%) C
3 35 (14.40%) Python
4 30 (12.35%) C++
5 17 (7.00%) SQL
6 14 (5.76%) Perl
7 12 (4.94%) C#
8 10 (4.12%) Ruby
9 7 (2.88%) PHP
10 6 (2.47%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.06%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.23%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.41%) Scala
14 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 112 (46.09%) CISSP
2 97 (39.92%) Degree
3 76 (31.28%) CEH
4 60 (24.69%) CISM
5 53 (21.81%) CREST Certified
6 48 (19.75%) Security Cleared
7 34 (13.99%) OSCP
8 31 (12.76%) CISA
9 27 (11.11%) SANS
10 22 (9.05%) DV Cleared
11 19 (7.82%) SSCP
12 16 (6.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (6.58%) OSCE
13 15 (6.17%) CCNA
13 15 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (5.76%) Master's Degree
14 14 (5.76%) SC Cleared
15 13 (5.35%) GIAC
16 12 (4.94%) CCNP
16 12 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (17.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (15.23%) PCI DSS
3 16 (6.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (5.76%) QA
5 12 (4.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (3.29%) GDPR
7 6 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (1.65%) COBIT
10 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (10.70%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.12%) vSphere
5 6 (2.47%) Snort
6 3 (1.23%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (8.64%) Nessus
2 8 (3.29%) CSIRT
3 6 (2.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (2.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (1.65%) Nmap
5 2 (0.82%) Puppet
5 2 (0.82%) Salt
6 1 (0.41%) Defensics
6 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.41%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 22 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.23%) VMware
3 18 (7.41%) Cisco
4 8 (3.29%) CyberArk
4 8 (3.29%) Dell
4 8 (3.29%) SonicWALL
5 7 (2.88%) Qualys
6 4 (1.65%) Apple
6 4 (1.65%) Citrix
6 4 (1.65%) Facebook
6 4 (1.65%) Splunk
7 3 (1.23%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.23%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.23%) Codenomicon
7 3 (1.23%) FireEye
8 2 (0.82%) Google
8 2 (0.82%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.82%) SAP
8 2 (0.82%) Symantec
9 1 (0.41%) McAfee