The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 220 247
Rank change year-on-year +2 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 15 21 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.29% 0.40% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.45% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 2
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -18.18%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4717 4645 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.29% 88.43% 87.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3884 3895 4369
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking in the South West.

Salary trend for Ethical Hacking in the South West

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Ethical Hacking in the South West

Ethical Hacking
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Bristol -11 9 £36,500 -36.52%
Gloucestershire -14 6 £45,000 -7.69%
Ethical Hacking
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 26 (89.66%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
3 12 (41.38%) C++
4 11 (37.93%) DV Cleared
4 11 (37.93%) Network Security
4 11 (37.93%) Reverse Engineering
5 10 (34.48%) PCI DSS
5 10 (34.48%) Test Management
5 10 (34.48%) Windows
5 10 (34.48%) Java
5 10 (34.48%) CISSP
6 9 (31.03%) Firewall
6 9 (31.03%) VPN
6 9 (31.03%) C#
6 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (27.59%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (27.59%) CCNP
7 8 (27.59%) CCNA
7 8 (27.59%) SSCP
7 8 (27.59%) SANS
8 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
8 7 (24.14%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (24.14%) IT Strategy
8 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (24.14%) VMware
8 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
8 7 (24.14%) Dell
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco

Ethical Hacking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (6.90%) Apache Pig
1 2 (6.90%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Network Security
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
2 9 (31.03%) VPN
3 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 7 (24.14%) LAN
3 7 (24.14%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (24.14%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Big Data
2 4 (13.79%) Data Mining
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Hive
3 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Metasploit
2 1 (3.45%) Burp Suite
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.24%) Legal
2 3 (10.34%) Electronics
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) Security Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Software Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (13.79%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Java Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Research Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Security Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Information Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Penetration Test Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Security Penetration Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) jQuery
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.90%) CESG
3 2 (6.90%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.90%) Kali Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (37.93%) Reverse Engineering
3 10 (34.48%) Test Management
4 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (27.59%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (24.14%) IT Strategy
6 7 (24.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (24.14%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (20.69%) Information Security
7 6 (20.69%) Security Patching
7 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.69%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Threat Detection
9 3 (10.34%) Machine Learning
9 3 (10.34%) OWASP
9 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
10 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
10 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
10 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) C++
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) C
5 5 (17.24%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) MATLAB
6 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 2 (6.90%) Scala
8 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (37.93%) DV Cleared
3 10 (34.48%) CISSP
4 8 (27.59%) CCNA
4 8 (27.59%) CCNP
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (27.59%) SANS
4 8 (27.59%) SSCP
5 6 (20.69%) CISM
5 6 (20.69%) CNA
5 6 (20.69%) Network+ Certification
5 6 (20.69%) Novell Certification
5 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (17.24%) CEH
6 5 (17.24%) CREST Certified
6 5 (17.24%) MCITP
6 5 (17.24%) MCTS
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) PCI DSS
2 6 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (24.14%) vSphere
2 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) EnCase
1 2 (6.90%) Nessus
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Cisco
1 7 (24.14%) Dell
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
1 7 (24.14%) SonicWALL
1 7 (24.14%) VMware
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) Zend