Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
England > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 454 527
Rank change year-on-year -47 +73 +11
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 37 89 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 31 75 69
South East median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% -20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,500 £35,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £110,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -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 26,095 25,710 31,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.64% 89.44% 89.17%
Number of salaries quoted 21,533 21,204 26,339
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -6 19 £61,500 +29.47% 3
Berkshire -3 14 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Surrey +9 13 £57,000 +20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +28 5 £65,000 +44.44%
Hampshire -28 4 £50,000 -23.08% 2
East Sussex -26 1 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 32 (86.49%) CISSP
2 23 (62.16%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (59.46%) Information Security
4 19 (51.35%) CISM
5 18 (48.65%) CEH
5 18 (48.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 17 (45.95%) Degree
6 17 (45.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (43.24%) SCCP
8 15 (40.54%) CCSP
9 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
9 12 (32.43%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (32.43%) Information Management
9 12 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (29.73%) Firewall
11 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (24.32%) Threat Modelling
13 8 (21.62%) Data Protection
14 7 (18.92%) People Management
14 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
14 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
15 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 6 (16.22%) Cyber Essentials
16 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
16 5 (13.51%) Risk Analysis
16 5 (13.51%) RHCSA
16 5 (13.51%) Secure Coding
16 5 (13.51%) SIEM
16 5 (13.51%) GSEC

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 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) SCCP
2 11 (29.73%) Firewall
3 6 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (10.81%) WAN
5 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.70%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) AppScan
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Electronics
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.41%) Marketing
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Security Manager
2 11 (29.73%) Information Manager
2 11 (29.73%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Information Assurance Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Penetration Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Security Assurance Manager
4 5 (13.51%) SIEM Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Information Assurance Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) Information Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Security Penetration Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Security Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Ethical Hacker
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) REST
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) PKI
5 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Information Security
2 12 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (32.43%) Information Management
2 12 (32.43%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (24.32%) Threat Modelling
5 8 (21.62%) Data Protection
6 7 (18.92%) People Management
6 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
7 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
7 5 (13.51%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (13.51%) Secure Coding
7 5 (13.51%) SIEM
8 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.81%) High Availability
8 4 (10.81%) OWASP
8 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C#
1 1 (2.70%) Java
1 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.70%) PHP
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (86.49%) CISSP
2 23 (62.16%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (51.35%) CISM
4 18 (48.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 18 (48.65%) CEH
5 17 (45.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (45.95%) Degree
6 15 (40.54%) CCSP
7 5 (13.51%) CCNP
7 5 (13.51%) GSEC
7 5 (13.51%) MCSE
7 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (13.51%) RHCSA
8 4 (10.81%) SANS
9 3 (8.11%) GCIA
9 3 (8.11%) GCIH
9 3 (8.11%) SSCP
10 2 (5.41%) CREST Certified
10 2 (5.41%) OSCP
11 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) Cyber Essentials
1 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) McAfee
2 2 (5.41%) Qualys
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Trend Micro
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft