The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 394 415
Rank change year-on-year +42 +21  
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 42 45 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 34 30 47
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.52% -22.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.77% -18.18%  

Ethical Hacking is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12681 15961 18194
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.86% 86.66% 86.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10477 13423 14593
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Ethical Hacking as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Ethical Hacking in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Ethical Hacking in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Ethical Hacking in the South East

Ethical Hacking
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Oxfordshire +10 26 £70,000 +40.00%
Surrey +28 6 £50,000 +14.28% 2
East Sussex - 6 £48,500 -
Berkshire +32 2 £34,000 -42.12% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Kent - 1 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 57 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 51 (67.11%) Cybersecurity
3 47 (61.84%) Security Cleared
4 42 (55.26%) Windows
5 39 (51.32%) C++
5 39 (51.32%) Java
6 38 (50.00%) C
6 38 (50.00%) Computer Science
7 37 (48.68%) Python
8 36 (47.37%) Information Security
9 33 (43.42%) Source Code Analysis
10 31 (40.79%) Telecoms
10 31 (40.79%) CISSP
11 29 (38.16%) VxWorks
11 29 (38.16%) DV Cleared
12 27 (35.53%) Degree
12 27 (35.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 26 (34.21%) CEH
14 22 (28.95%) Line Management
15 21 (27.63%) Firewall
16 20 (26.32%) Nessus
17 19 (25.00%) Security Testing
17 19 (25.00%) OWASP
17 19 (25.00%) Finance
18 16 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 16 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 16 (21.05%) CREST Certified
19 15 (19.74%) Social Engineering
19 15 (19.74%) OSCP
19 15 (19.74%) Cyber Essentials

Ethical Hacking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) SaaS
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) Firewall
2 11 (14.47%) Network Security
2 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.84%) HTTP
4 5 (6.58%) SMTP
4 5 (6.58%) Wireless
5 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.26%) SSL
6 2 (2.63%) Internet
7 1 (1.32%) LAN
7 1 (1.32%) WAN
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Metasploit
2 6 (7.89%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 31 (40.79%) Telecoms
2 19 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Digital Economy
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Consultant
2 27 (35.53%) Security Consultant
3 22 (28.95%) Analyst
3 22 (28.95%) Security Analyst
4 21 (27.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 20 (26.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 19 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
6 19 (25.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 19 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 14 (18.42%) Penetration Tester
7 14 (18.42%) Tester
8 9 (11.84%) Senior Consultant
9 8 (10.53%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
9 8 (10.53%) Senior Security Consultant
10 6 (7.89%) Security Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Senior Penetration Tester
11 5 (6.58%) Senior Tester
12 4 (5.26%) Security Penetration Tester
12 4 (5.26%) Security Specialist
12 4 (5.26%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) Web Services
2 6 (7.89%) .NET
3 5 (6.58%) HTML
3 5 (6.58%) Middleware
4 4 (5.26%) Ajax
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.32%) HTML5
5 1 (1.32%) JSON
5 1 (1.32%) RESTful
5 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 27 (35.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 14 (18.42%) Smartphone
4 13 (17.11%) Cyberthreat
5 12 (15.79%) Driving Licence
6 11 (14.47%) Mobile App
7 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
8 6 (7.89%) PKI
9 5 (6.58%) iSeries
10 4 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (3.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (1.32%) CESG
12 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
12 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 42 (55.26%) Windows
2 29 (38.16%) VxWorks
3 14 (18.42%) Android
4 12 (15.79%) Linux
5 9 (11.84%) Unix
6 5 (6.58%) Solaris
7 4 (5.26%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 51 (67.11%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (47.37%) Information Security
4 33 (43.42%) Source Code Analysis
5 22 (28.95%) Line Management
6 19 (25.00%) OWASP
6 19 (25.00%) Security Testing
7 16 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 15 (19.74%) Social Engineering
9 10 (13.16%) SIEM
10 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering
11 8 (10.53%) Secure Coding
12 7 (9.21%) Project Management
12 7 (9.21%) Security Architecture
12 7 (9.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (6.58%) Content Management
14 5 (6.58%) CRM
14 5 (6.58%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (51.32%) C++
1 39 (51.32%) Java
2 38 (50.00%) C
3 37 (48.68%) Python
4 9 (11.84%) Perl
5 8 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.58%) PHP
7 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.26%) Ruby
8 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (61.84%) Security Cleared
2 31 (40.79%) CISSP
3 29 (38.16%) DV Cleared
4 27 (35.53%) Degree
5 26 (34.21%) CEH
6 16 (21.05%) CREST Certified
7 15 (19.74%) OSCP
8 12 (15.79%) CISM
8 12 (15.79%) CLAS
8 12 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 9 (11.84%) CHECK Team Member
9 9 (11.84%) Cyber Scheme
9 9 (11.84%) Tigerscheme
10 7 (9.21%) CISA
10 7 (9.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (6.58%) GIAC
12 4 (5.26%) GPEN
12 4 (5.26%) SANS
13 3 (3.95%) GCIA
13 3 (3.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (19.74%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (11.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (7.89%) PCI DSS
5 5 (6.58%) QA
6 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (26.32%) Nessus
2 10 (13.16%) Nmap
3 4 (5.26%) Defensics
3 4 (5.26%) OpenVAS
4 3 (3.95%) CSIRT
4 3 (3.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Codenomicon
2 5 (6.58%) VMware
3 4 (5.26%) Blue Coat
3 4 (5.26%) Coverity
3 4 (5.26%) F5
3 4 (5.26%) Qualys
4 3 (3.95%) Huawei
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
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