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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 419 441
Rank change year-on-year +59 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 33 35 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.18% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 21 21 17
Median salary £67,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £49,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.69% +4.54%  

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 12908 17089 17920
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.15% 87.13% 85.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10598 14389 14289
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +5 18 £70,000 +64.70% 3
Berkshire +42 11 £50,000 +5.26%
Surrey +49 3 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Hampshire +17 1 - - 1
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 50 (81.97%) Penetration Testing
2 36 (59.02%) Python
3 34 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (54.10%) C
4 33 (54.10%) C++
4 33 (54.10%) Security Cleared
5 32 (52.46%) Java
5 32 (52.46%) Windows
6 28 (45.90%) Firewall
7 26 (42.62%) Telecoms
7 26 (42.62%) Finance
7 26 (42.62%) Source Code Analysis
8 24 (39.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (34.43%) VxWorks
9 21 (34.43%) DV Cleared
10 20 (32.79%) Information Security
11 19 (31.15%) Nessus
12 18 (29.51%) Nmap
13 17 (27.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 17 (27.87%) OWASP
14 15 (24.59%) CISSP
15 13 (21.31%) SIEM
15 13 (21.31%) Linux
16 12 (19.67%) CEH
16 12 (19.67%) Metasploit
17 11 (18.03%) Bash Shell
17 11 (18.03%) Perl
18 10 (16.39%) HTTP
18 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
18 10 (16.39%) Computer Science

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 2 (3.28%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 28 (45.90%) Firewall
2 10 (16.39%) HTTP
2 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.84%) Network Security
3 6 (9.84%) SMTP
3 6 (9.84%) Wireless
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (8.20%) Junos
4 5 (8.20%) VPN
5 4 (6.56%) SSL
6 2 (3.28%) Broadband
6 2 (3.28%) LTE
7 1 (1.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
1 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (42.62%) Finance
1 26 (42.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.20%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Consultant
2 21 (34.43%) Security Consultant
3 19 (31.15%) Tester
4 15 (24.59%) Penetration Tester
5 14 (22.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 13 (21.31%) Analyst
6 13 (21.31%) Security Analyst
7 10 (16.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 10 (16.39%) Senior Consultant
8 9 (14.75%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (14.75%) Senior Security Analyst
8 9 (14.75%) Senior Security Consultant
8 9 (14.75%) Senior Tester
9 8 (13.11%) Security Tester
9 8 (13.11%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (13.11%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 4 (6.56%) Architect
10 4 (6.56%) Security Architect
10 4 (6.56%) Security Penetration Tester
11 3 (4.92%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Middleware
2 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) OAuth2
2 5 (8.20%) OpenID
2 5 (8.20%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (8.20%) SAML
3 4 (6.56%) Ajax
3 4 (6.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (16.39%) Computer Science
3 8 (13.11%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (13.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (11.48%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
5 6 (9.84%) iSeries
6 4 (6.56%) Smartphone
7 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (52.46%) Windows
2 21 (34.43%) VxWorks
3 13 (21.31%) Linux
4 6 (9.84%) Solaris
5 5 (8.20%) Kali Linux
6 4 (6.56%) Android
6 4 (6.56%) Unix
7 1 (1.64%) CentOS
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (81.97%) Penetration Testing
2 34 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (42.62%) Source Code Analysis
4 24 (39.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 20 (32.79%) Information Security
6 17 (27.87%) OWASP
7 13 (21.31%) SIEM
8 10 (16.39%) Secure Coding
9 9 (14.75%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (13.11%) DDoS Mitigation
10 8 (13.11%) Line Management
10 8 (13.11%) Project Management
10 8 (13.11%) SDLC
11 7 (11.48%) Open Source
11 7 (11.48%) Social Engineering
12 6 (9.84%) Content Management
12 6 (9.84%) CRM
12 6 (9.84%) Microservices
12 6 (9.84%) Security Operations
13 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) Python
2 33 (54.10%) C
2 33 (54.10%) C++
3 32 (52.46%) Java
4 11 (18.03%) Bash Shell
4 11 (18.03%) Perl
5 9 (14.75%) Ruby
6 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.56%) PHP
7 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (54.10%) Security Cleared
2 21 (34.43%) DV Cleared
3 15 (24.59%) CISSP
4 12 (19.67%) CEH
5 9 (14.75%) Degree
6 8 (13.11%) GIAC
6 8 (13.11%) OSCP
7 7 (11.48%) CISM
7 7 (11.48%) CREST Certified
8 6 (9.84%) GPEN
9 5 (8.20%) GCIA
9 5 (8.20%) GCIH
9 5 (8.20%) SANS
10 3 (4.92%) CLAS
10 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.64%) CISA
11 1 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.64%) GSEC
11 1 (1.64%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.64%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (9.84%) QA
3 5 (8.20%) HIPAA
4 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (31.15%) Nessus
2 18 (29.51%) Nmap
3 7 (11.48%) OpenVAS
4 5 (8.20%) FortiGate
4 5 (8.20%) HAProxy
4 5 (8.20%) QRadar
5 4 (6.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.64%) Grafana
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Cisco
1 7 (11.48%) Coverity
1 7 (11.48%) Qualys
2 6 (9.84%) VMware
3 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
3 5 (8.20%) Juniper
3 5 (8.20%) Vyatta
4 4 (6.56%) Blue Coat
4 4 (6.56%) F5
5 2 (3.28%) Huawei
6 1 (1.64%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.64%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.64%) LogRhythm
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