Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 515 550
Rank change year-on-year +61 +35 +68
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 92 75 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 75 58 67
South East median annual salary £50,000 £61,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.37% +22.50% +14.94%
10th Percentile £39,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £110,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 26949 30583 37028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.48% 87.45% 86.96%
Number of salaries quoted 22185 25384 30618
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ethical Hacking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Thames Valley +25 38 £47,500 -29.63% 3
Surrey +32 33 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Oxfordshire -29 22 £50,000 -31.03% 3
Berkshire +54 16 £45,000 -30.77%
East Sussex - 14 £51,500 -
Hampshire +5 4 £65,000 +23.81%
West Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 67 (72.83%) Penetration Testing
2 54 (58.70%) Information Security
3 48 (52.17%) CISSP
4 42 (45.65%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (42.39%) Degree
6 35 (38.04%) CEH
7 31 (33.70%) Firewall
8 30 (32.61%) Security Testing
9 29 (31.52%) CISM
10 27 (29.35%) Windows
11 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 23 (25.00%) Java
12 22 (23.91%) OWASP
12 22 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (23.91%) Cyberthreat
13 21 (22.83%) Computer Science
13 21 (22.83%) Vulnerability Management
13 21 (22.83%) Management Information System
14 20 (21.74%) Security Architecture
15 19 (20.65%) SIEM
15 19 (20.65%) Web Services
16 16 (17.39%) C++
16 16 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
17 15 (16.30%) C
17 15 (16.30%) Unix
17 15 (16.30%) Python
17 15 (16.30%) CISA
18 14 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (15.22%) PKI
18 14 (15.22%) Active Directory

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.91%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.70%) Office 365
3 2 (2.17%) SaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.70%) Firewall
2 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.13%) Internet
4 10 (10.87%) HTTP
5 9 (9.78%) SMTP
5 9 (9.78%) Wireless
6 7 (7.61%) Network Security
7 3 (3.26%) Broadband
8 2 (2.17%) VPN
9 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.09%) LAN
9 1 (1.09%) SMS
9 1 (1.09%) SSL
9 1 (1.09%) TACACS
9 1 (1.09%) WAN
9 1 (1.09%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.26%) AppScan
2 3 (3.26%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (1.09%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.09%) Xcode
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.70%) Publishing
4 6 (6.52%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Automotive
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (20.65%) Penetration Tester
1 19 (20.65%) Tester
2 15 (16.30%) Analyst
2 15 (16.30%) Security Analyst
3 14 (15.22%) Security Engineer
4 13 (14.13%) Consultant
4 13 (14.13%) Security Consultant
5 12 (13.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 12 (13.04%) Security Penetration Tester
5 12 (13.04%) Security Tester
6 11 (11.96%) Security Researcher
6 11 (11.96%) Security Specialist
7 8 (8.70%) IT Consultant
7 8 (8.70%) IT Security Consultant
8 7 (7.61%) Architect
8 7 (7.61%) Information Security Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Security Architect
8 7 (7.61%) Systems Tester
9 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 5 (5.43%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) Web Services
2 8 (8.70%) Middleware
3 7 (7.61%) .NET
3 7 (7.61%) HTML
4 5 (5.43%) JSON
4 5 (5.43%) RESTful
4 5 (5.43%) XML
5 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (4.35%) HTML5
6 3 (3.26%) REST
7 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.09%) Ajax
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) Cyberthreat
2 21 (22.83%) Computer Science
2 21 (22.83%) Management Information System
3 14 (15.22%) PKI
4 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (8.70%) Blog
6 8 (8.70%) Cyber Attack
6 8 (8.70%) iSeries
6 8 (8.70%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.17%) CESG
8 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (1.09%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Windows
2 15 (16.30%) Unix
3 14 (15.22%) Linux
4 12 (13.04%) VxWorks
5 8 (8.70%) Solaris
6 5 (5.43%) Android
6 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.09%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.09%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (72.83%) Penetration Testing
2 54 (58.70%) Information Security
3 42 (45.65%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (32.61%) Security Testing
5 22 (23.91%) OWASP
6 21 (22.83%) Vulnerability Management
7 20 (21.74%) Security Architecture
8 19 (20.65%) SIEM
9 14 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (14.13%) Project Management
10 13 (14.13%) Risk Assessment
10 13 (14.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 12 (13.04%) Computer Forensics
11 12 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (13.04%) Forensic Analysis
11 12 (13.04%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (10.87%) Social Engineering
13 9 (9.78%) Data Protection
13 9 (9.78%) Open Source
13 9 (9.78%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.00%) Java
2 16 (17.39%) C++
3 15 (16.30%) C
3 15 (16.30%) Python
4 7 (7.61%) PHP
5 6 (6.52%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.43%) Perl
7 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.26%) SQL
8 2 (2.17%) C#
9 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (52.17%) CISSP
2 39 (42.39%) Degree
3 35 (38.04%) CEH
4 29 (31.52%) CISM
5 16 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (16.30%) CISA
7 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.04%) DV Cleared
9 5 (5.43%) OSCP
10 4 (4.35%) CREST Certified
10 4 (4.35%) SANS
11 2 (2.17%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (2.17%) CLAS
11 2 (2.17%) Cyber Scheme
11 2 (2.17%) GIAC
11 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.17%) Tigerscheme
12 1 (1.09%) CCSA
12 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.09%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 9 (9.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (8.70%) QA
4 5 (5.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (2.17%) GDPR
5 2 (2.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) CSIRT
2 5 (5.43%) Nessus
3 3 (3.26%) Nmap
3 3 (3.26%) WebInspect
4 1 (1.09%) Juniper STRM
4 1 (1.09%) QRadar
4 1 (1.09%) RSA enVision
4 1 (1.09%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Sophos
1 8 (8.70%) VMware
2 5 (5.43%) Cisco
2 5 (5.43%) Qualys
3 3 (3.26%) Codenomicon
4 2 (2.17%) Google
4 2 (2.17%) IBM
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.09%) Capita
5 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.09%) HP
5 1 (1.09%) Juniper
5 1 (1.09%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.09%) Sun