Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 499 540
Rank change year-on-year +53 +41 +81
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 106 64 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 64 50 67
South East median annual salary £52,500 £63,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +27.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £40,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £110,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +4.35% -4.17%

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 27,030 27,453 35,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.45% 87.47% 87.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22,269 22,461 29,976
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +36 66 £50,000 -23.08% 12
Oxfordshire -22 32 £50,000 -25.93% 3
Berkshire +43 30 £50,000 -23.08% 5
Surrey +38 28 £52,500 -4.55%
Hampshire -22 6 £65,000 +23.81%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £60,000 - 4
East Sussex - 2 £51,500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 74 (69.81%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (50.00%) Information Security
3 51 (48.11%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (40.57%) CISSP
5 37 (34.91%) Firewall
6 32 (30.19%) CISM
7 29 (27.36%) Degree
8 28 (26.42%) TCP/IP
9 26 (24.53%) Open Source
10 23 (21.70%) SIEM
11 22 (20.75%) Malware Analysis
11 22 (20.75%) Java
12 21 (19.81%) CEH
13 20 (18.87%) Internet
14 19 (17.92%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (17.92%) Reverse Engineering
15 18 (16.98%) Blog
15 18 (16.98%) Cyberattack
15 18 (16.98%) Sophos
15 18 (16.98%) Windows
15 18 (16.98%) Publishing
16 17 (16.04%) Cyberthreat
17 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
17 16 (15.09%) Data Protection
18 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (14.15%) Project Management
18 15 (14.15%) Cisco
18 15 (14.15%) Linux
18 15 (14.15%) Web Services
18 15 (14.15%) Finance

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 (7.55%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.83%) Office 365
3 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (34.91%) Firewall
2 28 (26.42%) TCP/IP
3 20 (18.87%) Internet
4 10 (9.43%) HTTP
4 10 (9.43%) SCCP
4 10 (9.43%) Wireless
5 9 (8.49%) SMTP
5 9 (8.49%) WAN
6 8 (7.55%) Network Security
7 4 (3.77%) Broadband
8 3 (2.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.83%) VPN
9 2 (1.89%) LAN
9 2 (1.89%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.94%) SMS
10 1 (0.94%) SSL
10 1 (0.94%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.55%) MySQL
2 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) AppScan
2 4 (3.77%) IDA Disassembler
2 4 (3.77%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.89%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.94%) Xcode
General
1 18 (16.98%) Publishing
2 15 (14.15%) Finance
3 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.77%) Legal
5 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Analyst
1 26 (24.53%) Security Analyst
2 21 (19.81%) Security Researcher
3 18 (16.98%) Penetration Tester
3 18 (16.98%) Tester
4 17 (16.04%) Consultant
4 17 (16.04%) Security Consultant
5 10 (9.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Security Manager
6 8 (7.55%) Ethical Hacker
6 8 (7.55%) Information Security Consultant
6 8 (7.55%) IT Consultant
6 8 (7.55%) IT Security Consultant
6 8 (7.55%) SIEM Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Security Penetration Tester
7 7 (6.60%) Security Tester
8 5 (4.72%) Systems Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Information Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) Web Services
2 9 (8.49%) HTML
3 8 (7.55%) Middleware
4 7 (6.60%) REST
5 4 (3.77%) .NET
6 3 (2.83%) JSON
6 3 (2.83%) RESTful
6 3 (2.83%) XML
7 2 (1.89%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.89%) HTML5
8 1 (0.94%) Ajax
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.98%) Blog
1 18 (16.98%) Cyberattack
2 17 (16.04%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (13.21%) Computer Science
5 12 (11.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
7 8 (7.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 8 (7.55%) iSeries
8 5 (4.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
10 3 (2.83%) PKI
11 1 (0.94%) CESG
11 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) Linux
3 11 (10.38%) Unix
4 10 (9.43%) VxWorks
5 8 (7.55%) FreeBSD
5 8 (7.55%) Solaris
6 3 (2.83%) Android
6 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.94%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (69.81%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (50.00%) Information Security
3 51 (48.11%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (24.53%) Open Source
5 23 (21.70%) SIEM
6 22 (20.75%) Malware Analysis
7 19 (17.92%) Reverse Engineering
8 16 (15.09%) Data Protection
8 16 (15.09%) Security Operations
9 15 (14.15%) Project Management
10 14 (13.21%) ITIL
10 14 (13.21%) OWASP
11 12 (11.32%) Risk Management
12 11 (10.38%) Security Testing
13 10 (9.43%) Information Management
13 10 (9.43%) Security Architecture
14 9 (8.49%) Content Management
14 9 (8.49%) Presales
14 9 (8.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (7.55%) Network Packet Capture
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.75%) Java
2 13 (12.26%) C
2 13 (12.26%) C++
2 13 (12.26%) Python
3 9 (8.49%) PHP
4 8 (7.55%) SQL
5 3 (2.83%) Perl
5 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.94%) C#
6 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 43 (40.57%) CISSP
2 32 (30.19%) CISM
3 29 (27.36%) Degree
4 21 (19.81%) CEH
5 19 (17.92%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (13.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (10.38%) CISA
7 11 (10.38%) SANS
8 10 (9.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 10 (9.43%) CCSP
8 10 (9.43%) DV Cleared
8 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
9 9 (8.49%) GIAC
10 8 (7.55%) CCNA
10 8 (7.55%) CCSA
10 8 (7.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.83%) OSCP
12 2 (1.89%) CREST Certified
12 2 (1.89%) MBCS
12 2 (1.89%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) PCI DSS
1 8 (7.55%) QA
2 7 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.83%) GDPR
4 2 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Juniper STRM
1 8 (7.55%) QRadar
1 8 (7.55%) RSA enVision
1 8 (7.55%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (6.60%) WebInspect
3 4 (3.77%) Nessus
3 4 (3.77%) Nmap
4 3 (2.83%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.94%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Sophos
2 15 (14.15%) Cisco
3 9 (8.49%) IBM
3 9 (8.49%) LogRhythm
4 8 (7.55%) CheckPoint
4 8 (7.55%) Juniper
4 8 (7.55%) Sun
4 8 (7.55%) VMware
5 4 (3.77%) Codenomicon
6 3 (2.83%) Qualys
7 2 (1.89%) Capita
7 2 (1.89%) Google
7 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.94%) HP