Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 485 457 555
Rank change year-on-year -28 +98 +26
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 63 81 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 55 63 48
South East median annual salary £61,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £51,250 £35,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,000 £83,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £53,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +13.21% -11.67% +10.60%

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 26,819 26,129 33,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.80% 88.00% 87.94%
Number of salaries quoted 22,189 21,610 28,162
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -14 36 £60,000 -14.29% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 17 £62,500 +38.89%
Berkshire +8 15 £67,500 +35.00% 3
Surrey +8 11 £58,750 +17.50% 3
Hampshire -12 10 £80,000 -
Oxfordshire -55 4 £52,500 -25.00%
West Sussex +11 3 £81,250 +116.67%
East Sussex -32 2 £60,000 +23.71%
Sussex - 1 £75,000 -
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 43 (68.25%) CISSP
2 35 (55.56%) CEH
3 33 (52.38%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (46.03%) Information Security
5 26 (41.27%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (39.68%) Firewall
7 21 (33.33%) SIEM
7 21 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
8 20 (31.75%) Risk Management
8 20 (31.75%) CISM
9 19 (30.16%) Incident Management
10 18 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
10 18 (28.57%) Secure Coding
11 16 (25.40%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (25.40%) GSEC
11 16 (25.40%) CCNP
12 13 (20.63%) Security Architecture
12 13 (20.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 13 (20.63%) Degree
13 12 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (15.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 10 (15.87%) SABSA
14 10 (15.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (15.87%) SCCP
14 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
15 9 (14.29%) Information Security Management
15 9 (14.29%) Security Management
16 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
16 8 (12.70%) Finance
16 8 (12.70%) WAN

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.68%) Firewall
2 16 (25.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (15.87%) SCCP
4 8 (12.70%) WAN
5 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.17%) VPN
6 1 (1.59%) DNS
6 1 (1.59%) HTTP
6 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.59%) IPsec
6 1 (1.59%) LAN
6 1 (1.59%) VLAN
6 1 (1.59%) VoIP
6 1 (1.59%) Wireless
6 1 (1.59%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.59%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) AppScan
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
1 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.59%) Law
2 1 (1.59%) Legal
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Security Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 15 (23.81%) SIEM Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Security Manager
5 9 (14.29%) Architect
5 9 (14.29%) Security Architect
6 8 (12.70%) Information Manager
6 8 (12.70%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (11.11%) Consultant
8 6 (9.52%) Compliance Consultant
8 6 (9.52%) Governance Consultant
8 6 (9.52%) Penetration Tester
8 6 (9.52%) Risk Consultant
8 6 (9.52%) Security Consultant
8 6 (9.52%) Tester
9 4 (6.35%) Ethical Hacker
9 4 (6.35%) Head of Information Security
9 4 (6.35%) Head of Security
9 4 (6.35%) Information Security Architect
9 4 (6.35%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) HTML
1 4 (6.35%) REST
1 4 (6.35%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) CSS
2 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.17%) jQuery
2 2 (3.17%) WCF
3 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) PKI
3 3 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Linux
1 5 (7.94%) Unix
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (52.38%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (46.03%) Information Security
3 21 (33.33%) SIEM
3 21 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
4 20 (31.75%) Risk Management
5 19 (30.16%) Incident Management
6 18 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (28.57%) Secure Coding
7 13 (20.63%) Security Architecture
8 10 (15.87%) SABSA
8 10 (15.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (14.29%) Information Security Management
9 9 (14.29%) Security Management
10 7 (11.11%) Information Management
11 6 (9.52%) Data Protection
11 6 (9.52%) ITIL
11 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
13 4 (6.35%) Identity Access Management
13 4 (6.35%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) C#
2 2 (3.17%) Java
2 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (68.25%) CISSP
2 35 (55.56%) CEH
3 26 (41.27%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (31.75%) CISM
5 16 (25.40%) CCNP
5 16 (25.40%) GSEC
6 13 (20.63%) Degree
7 12 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (15.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (11.11%) CCSP
9 7 (11.11%) GCIH
9 7 (11.11%) GIAC
9 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.94%) CISA
11 5 (7.94%) MCSE
11 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (7.94%) RHCSA
12 4 (6.35%) CRISC
13 3 (4.76%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (11.11%) COBIT
3 6 (9.52%) PCI DSS
4 4 (6.35%) GDPR
5 3 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) WebInspect
2 2 (3.17%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.59%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle
2 3 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (3.17%) McAfee
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) Qualys
3 2 (3.17%) Trend Micro
4 1 (1.59%) Capita
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) White Clarke