Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
England > South East
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 487 568
Rank change year-on-year +43 +81 +48
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 105 58 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 67 40 46
South East median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +42.11% -13.64%
10th Percentile £50,250 £50,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £70,625
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +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 27,969 26,086 34,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.87% 87.83% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23,111 21,508 29,023
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,961
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +3.14%

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 +31 73 £60,000 -14.29% 2
Berkshire +18 29 £62,500 - 2
Oxfordshire -27 27 £52,500 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire +7 17 £60,000 +33.33%
Surrey +8 15 £71,250 +29.55%
Hampshire -16 9 £80,000 - 2
West Sussex - 3 £81,250 -
East Sussex - 2 £55,000 - 1
Sussex - 1 £75,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 57 (54.29%) Cybersecurity
2 53 (50.48%) CISSP
3 48 (45.71%) Penetration Testing
4 47 (44.76%) Information Security
5 40 (38.10%) Firewall
6 37 (35.24%) CISM
7 36 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (33.33%) SIEM
9 34 (32.38%) CEH
10 25 (23.81%) Risk Management
11 24 (22.86%) Open Source
12 20 (19.05%) Incident Management
12 20 (19.05%) Malware Analysis
13 19 (18.10%) Threat Modelling
13 19 (18.10%) Degree
14 18 (17.14%) Security Operations
15 17 (16.19%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (16.19%) Computer Science
15 17 (16.19%) ITIL
16 16 (15.24%) Cisco
16 16 (15.24%) Internet
16 16 (15.24%) Sophos
16 16 (15.24%) GIAC
16 16 (15.24%) Publishing
16 16 (15.24%) Blog
16 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (15.24%) Reverse Engineering
16 16 (15.24%) Cyberattack
17 15 (14.29%) Secure Coding
17 15 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP

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 8 (7.62%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.90%) Office 365
5 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (38.10%) Firewall
2 16 (15.24%) Internet
3 15 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (14.29%) SCCP
4 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 14 (13.33%) WAN
5 5 (4.76%) Network Security
5 5 (4.76%) VPN
6 3 (2.86%) LAN
6 3 (2.86%) Wireless
6 3 (2.86%) Wireless Security
7 2 (1.90%) Broadband
7 2 (1.90%) DNS
7 2 (1.90%) HTTP
7 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.90%) IPsec
7 2 (1.90%) VLAN
7 2 (1.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) AppScan
2 2 (1.90%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.90%) IDA Disassembler
2 2 (1.90%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (15.24%) Publishing
2 13 (12.38%) Finance
3 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Law
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (20.00%) Analyst
1 21 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 17 (16.19%) Security Engineer
2 17 (16.19%) Security Researcher
3 13 (12.38%) Consultant
3 13 (12.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 13 (12.38%) Security Manager
4 12 (11.43%) Security Consultant
5 11 (10.48%) Penetration Tester
5 11 (10.48%) SIEM Engineer
5 11 (10.48%) Tester
6 10 (9.52%) Ethical Hacker
7 8 (7.62%) Information Manager
7 8 (7.62%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (7.62%) SIEM Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Architect
8 7 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Security Architect
8 7 (6.67%) Security Incident Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) HTML
1 8 (7.62%) REST
1 8 (7.62%) Web Services
2 3 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.95%) CSS
3 1 (0.95%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.95%) jQuery
3 1 (0.95%) SAML
3 1 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Computer Science
2 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (15.24%) Blog
2 16 (15.24%) Cyberattack
3 15 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 15 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (7.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 6 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.86%) PKI
8 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.29%) Linux
2 12 (11.43%) Unix
3 10 (9.52%) Windows
4 8 (7.62%) FreeBSD
5 3 (2.86%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (54.29%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (45.71%) Penetration Testing
3 47 (44.76%) Information Security
4 35 (33.33%) SIEM
5 25 (23.81%) Risk Management
6 24 (22.86%) Open Source
7 20 (19.05%) Incident Management
7 20 (19.05%) Malware Analysis
8 19 (18.10%) Threat Modelling
9 18 (17.14%) Security Operations
10 17 (16.19%) ITIL
11 16 (15.24%) Reverse Engineering
12 15 (14.29%) Secure Coding
13 14 (13.33%) Information Management
13 14 (13.33%) Security Architecture
14 13 (12.38%) Data Protection
15 11 (10.48%) Security Management
16 10 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 8 (7.62%) Analytics
17 8 (7.62%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) Java
1 10 (9.52%) SQL
2 7 (6.67%) PHP
3 4 (3.81%) C
4 3 (2.86%) C++
4 3 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (0.95%) C#
5 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (50.48%) CISSP
2 37 (35.24%) CISM
3 36 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (32.38%) CEH
5 19 (18.10%) Degree
6 17 (16.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (15.24%) GIAC
8 15 (14.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 15 (14.29%) CISA
9 14 (13.33%) CCSP
10 13 (12.38%) CCNP
10 13 (12.38%) GSEC
11 10 (9.52%) SANS
12 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
13 8 (7.62%) CCNA
13 8 (7.62%) CCSA
13 8 (7.62%) GCIH
13 8 (7.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
15 4 (3.81%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.62%) PCI DSS
3 7 (6.67%) COBIT
4 5 (4.76%) GDPR
5 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Juniper STRM
1 8 (7.62%) QRadar
1 8 (7.62%) RSA enVision
1 8 (7.62%) RSA Security Analytics
1 8 (7.62%) WebInspect
2 4 (3.81%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.90%) Nessus
3 2 (1.90%) Nmap
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.95%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.95%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Cisco
1 16 (15.24%) Sophos
2 9 (8.57%) IBM
2 9 (8.57%) LogRhythm
3 8 (7.62%) CheckPoint
3 8 (7.62%) Juniper
3 8 (7.62%) Sun
4 3 (2.86%) Capita
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle
5 2 (1.90%) Codenomicon
5 2 (1.90%) White Clarke
6 1 (0.95%) HP
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft