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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ethical Hacking
England / South West
Rank 215 230 243
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 14 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.38% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.42% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 0
Median salary £50,000 £63,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.63% -  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £54,250
% change year-on-year -4.54% +1.38%  

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 4521 5187 5224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.17% 88.91% 87.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3729 4227 4353
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,804 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 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 23 March 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 23 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
Gloucestershire -8 8 £50,000 -20.63% 1
Bristol +7 4 £45,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Ethical Hacking
England

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 48 (82.76%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (65.52%) Security Cleared
3 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (56.90%) DV Cleared
4 33 (56.90%) Reverse Engineering
5 29 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 29 (50.00%) C++
5 29 (50.00%) CISSP
6 28 (48.28%) Java
7 26 (44.83%) C#
7 26 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (44.83%) CCNA
7 26 (44.83%) Penetration Testing
8 25 (43.10%) Linux
8 25 (43.10%) MCSE
9 24 (41.38%) C
9 24 (41.38%) SANS
10 22 (37.93%) Firewall
10 22 (37.93%) GIAC
11 21 (36.21%) Network+ Certification
11 21 (36.21%) SSCP
11 21 (36.21%) TCP/IP
12 20 (34.48%) Linux+ Certification
12 20 (34.48%) Big Data
13 18 (31.03%) Windows
14 15 (25.86%) Security+ Certification
14 15 (25.86%) CompTIA Security+
15 14 (24.14%) PHP
15 14 (24.14%) JavaScript

Ethical Hacking
Top Related 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 9 (15.52%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.93%) Firewall
2 21 (36.21%) TCP/IP
3 10 (17.24%) HTTP
4 8 (13.79%) Network Security
5 6 (10.34%) DHCP
5 6 (10.34%) DNS
6 5 (8.62%) DMZ
6 5 (8.62%) FTP
6 5 (8.62%) SMTP
6 5 (8.62%) X.400
7 4 (6.90%) SSL
8 2 (3.45%) Wireless
9 1 (1.72%) LAN
9 1 (1.72%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.72%) VPN
9 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) Big Data
2 14 (24.14%) MySQL
3 9 (15.52%) Apache Hive
3 9 (15.52%) Data Mining
3 9 (15.52%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) JIRA
2 5 (8.62%) Metasploit
3 4 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (6.90%) Bitbucket
3 4 (6.90%) CodeSonar
3 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.90%) git-flow
3 4 (6.90%) Robot Framework
3 4 (6.90%) Selenium
General
1 11 (18.97%) Games
2 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.34%) Finance
4 4 (6.90%) Electronics
4 4 (6.90%) Legal
5 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Software Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) C# Software Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) C++ Software Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Java Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Java Software Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Developer
3 10 (17.24%) PHP Developer
4 8 (13.79%) PHP Web Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Web Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Platform Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Tester
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Software Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Test Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) Java EE
1 13 (22.41%) STL
2 10 (17.24%) CSS
2 10 (17.24%) HTML
2 10 (17.24%) jQuery
2 10 (17.24%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.90%) Django
3 4 (6.90%) LAMP
3 4 (6.90%) Node.js
3 4 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (6.90%) REST
3 4 (6.90%) SOAP
3 4 (6.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Algorithms
2 8 (13.79%) CESG
3 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.62%) Cybercrime
3 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.72%) Cyber Warfare
4 1 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.10%) Linux
2 18 (31.03%) Windows
3 11 (18.97%) Android
3 11 (18.97%) Apple iOS
4 6 (10.34%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.90%) Unix
6 3 (5.17%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (82.76%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (56.90%) Reverse Engineering
4 29 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 26 (44.83%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (22.41%) Multithreading
7 12 (20.69%) Mentoring
8 11 (18.97%) Coaching
9 10 (17.24%) Information Security
9 10 (17.24%) MVC
9 10 (17.24%) OO
9 10 (17.24%) OO PHP
9 10 (17.24%) OOP
9 10 (17.24%) Web Development
10 9 (15.52%) Threat Detection
11 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (8.62%) ITIL
11 5 (8.62%) Mobile Development
11 5 (8.62%) Protective Monitoring
11 5 (8.62%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) C++
2 28 (48.28%) Java
3 26 (44.83%) C#
4 24 (41.38%) C
5 14 (24.14%) JavaScript
5 14 (24.14%) PHP
6 13 (22.41%) Objective-C
7 12 (20.69%) Python
8 8 (13.79%) SQL
9 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
9 4 (6.90%) Perl
9 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.90%) VB
10 2 (3.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 38 (65.52%) Security Cleared
2 33 (56.90%) DV Cleared
3 29 (50.00%) CISSP
4 26 (44.83%) CCNA
4 26 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (44.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (43.10%) MCSE
6 24 (41.38%) SANS
7 22 (37.93%) GIAC
8 21 (36.21%) Network+ Certification
8 21 (36.21%) SSCP
9 20 (34.48%) Linux+ Certification
10 15 (25.86%) CompTIA Security+
10 15 (25.86%) Security+ Certification
11 13 (22.41%) CEH
12 5 (8.62%) CREST Certified
12 5 (8.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (8.62%) MCSA
12 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
13 3 (5.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) vSphere
2 4 (6.90%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Puppet
1 4 (6.90%) Salt
2 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.17%) Nessus
3 2 (3.45%) EnCase
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Zend
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco
4 1 (1.72%) Dell
4 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
4 1 (1.72%) VMware
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