The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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
UK
Rank 722 717 875
Rank change year-on-year -5 +158  
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 127 231 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.25% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 91 186 64
Median salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £42,950
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £84,250
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74564 90782 91624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.03% 88.50% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61277 75155 74101
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Ethical Hacking
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Ethical Hacking in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Ethical Hacking in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ethical Hacking within the UK 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
England +3 126 £62,500 - 27
London +8 45 £80,000 +23.07% 10
South East +59 33 £67,500 +42.10% 4
Oxfordshire -5 17 £70,000 +69.69% 2
South West +15 14 £50,000 -20.63% 3
West Midlands +40 12 £40,000 -19.19% 2
Berkshire +32 12 £50,000 +5.26%
Cheltenham -6 8 £50,000 -20.63% 1
Gloucestershire -8 8 £50,000 -20.63% 1
Warwickshire - 8 £40,000 -
Warwick - 8 £40,000 -
North West -26 7 £61,250 -9.25% 3
Cheshire - 6 £55,000 -
Reading +43 5 £50,000 -
City of London +42 5 £65,000 +4.00% 4
Bracknell - 5 - -
East of England +35 4 £65,000 +18.18% 3
West Yorkshire +28 4 £37,947 +26.48% 2
Yorkshire +22 4 £37,947 +26.48% 2
Leeds +16 4 £37,947 +26.48% 1
Bristol +7 4 £45,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £65,000 - 2
Surrey +40 3 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Banbury +11 3 £70,000 +75.00% 1
East Midlands -2 3 £38,000 -30.90%
North East - 3 £45,000 -
Birmingham +19 2 £46,250 +15.62% 2
Northamptonshire +16 2 £39,000 -29.09%
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -

Ethical Hacking
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 181 (54.68%) Cybersecurity
2 179 (54.08%) Penetration Testing
3 117 (35.35%) Firewall
4 115 (34.74%) Java
5 111 (33.53%) Information Security
6 105 (31.72%) CEH
7 96 (29.00%) Security Cleared
8 92 (27.79%) CISSP
9 91 (27.49%) C++
10 88 (26.59%) C#
11 83 (25.08%) C
12 79 (23.87%) Windows
13 73 (22.05%) Finance
14 67 (20.24%) Python
15 62 (18.73%) DV Cleared
16 61 (18.43%) Degree
17 58 (17.52%) GIAC
17 58 (17.52%) SQL
18 57 (17.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 56 (16.92%) Reverse Engineering
20 54 (16.31%) Network Security
21 53 (16.01%) JavaScript
22 52 (15.71%) Linux
22 52 (15.71%) SIEM
23 51 (15.41%) HTML
24 49 (14.80%) Management Information System
24 49 (14.80%) CREST Certified
25 45 (13.60%) Software Engineering
26 44 (13.29%) PHP
27 43 (12.99%) Agile Software Development

Ethical Hacking
Top Related IT Skills 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 22 (6.65%) Apache Spark
2 17 (5.14%) Apache Pig
3 16 (4.83%) Apache
4 5 (1.51%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.21%) Ethereum
6 3 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.91%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.60%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 117 (35.35%) Firewall
2 54 (16.31%) Network Security
3 34 (10.27%) TCP/IP
4 27 (8.16%) HTTP
5 20 (6.04%) VPN
6 16 (4.83%) Wireless
7 15 (4.53%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (3.93%) SSL
10 12 (3.63%) SMTP
11 8 (2.42%) Junos
12 7 (2.11%) DNS
13 6 (1.81%) DHCP
13 6 (1.81%) FTP
13 6 (1.81%) Internet
13 6 (1.81%) VLAN
13 6 (1.81%) Wireless Security
14 5 (1.51%) Cisco ISE
14 5 (1.51%) DMZ
14 5 (1.51%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.88%) Big Data
2 17 (5.14%) Apache Hive
2 17 (5.14%) Hadoop
3 16 (4.83%) MySQL
4 10 (3.02%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.72%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.51%) GIS
7 5 (1.51%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.21%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (6.95%) Metasploit
2 8 (2.42%) Burp Suite
3 7 (2.11%) JIRA
4 5 (1.51%) sqlmap
5 4 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.21%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.21%) CodeSonar
5 4 (1.21%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.21%) git-flow
5 4 (1.21%) Robot Framework
5 4 (1.21%) Selenium
6 3 (0.91%) AppScan
7 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.30%) Xcode
General
1 73 (22.05%) Finance
2 38 (11.48%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.34%) Military
4 14 (4.23%) Games
5 11 (3.32%) Marketing
6 10 (3.02%) Banking
6 10 (3.02%) Legal
7 6 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.21%) Electronics
9 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.60%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (16.92%) Analyst
2 54 (16.31%) Consultant
3 53 (16.01%) Tester
4 46 (13.90%) Security Analyst
5 42 (12.69%) Penetration Tester
6 39 (11.78%) Security Consultant
7 36 (10.88%) Developer
8 30 (9.06%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 28 (8.46%) Software Engineer
10 25 (7.55%) Security Tester
11 21 (6.34%) Security Engineer
12 20 (6.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 20 (6.04%) Ethical Hacker
12 20 (6.04%) Graduate
13 16 (4.83%) Security Manager
14 15 (4.53%) Security Penetration Tester
15 14 (4.23%) C# Developer
15 14 (4.23%) Web Developer
16 13 (3.93%) C++ Software Engineer
17 12 (3.63%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.41%) HTML
2 35 (10.57%) .NET
3 18 (5.44%) Ajax
4 14 (4.23%) .NET Framework
5 13 (3.93%) Java EE
5 13 (3.93%) STL
6 12 (3.63%) ASP.NET
6 12 (3.63%) Node.js
6 12 (3.63%) REST
6 12 (3.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (3.02%) CSS
7 10 (3.02%) jQuery
7 10 (3.02%) Web Services
8 8 (2.42%) OAuth2
8 8 (2.42%) OpenID
8 8 (2.42%) SAML
9 6 (1.81%) LAMP
9 6 (1.81%) Middleware
10 4 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.80%) Management Information System
2 36 (10.88%) Computer Science
3 26 (7.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 23 (6.95%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (5.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 16 (4.83%) CESG
7 16 (4.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 13 (3.93%) Cyber Attack
9 12 (3.63%) Cyber Defence
10 9 (2.72%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.72%) Data Centre
10 9 (2.72%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (2.42%) SCADA
12 7 (2.11%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.81%) iSeries
14 5 (1.51%) Cybercrime
15 4 (1.21%) Driving Licence
15 4 (1.21%) Virtual Team
16 3 (0.91%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 79 (23.87%) Windows
2 52 (15.71%) Linux
3 21 (6.34%) VxWorks
4 20 (6.04%) Android
4 20 (6.04%) Unix
5 15 (4.53%) Apple iOS
6 14 (4.23%) Kali Linux
7 8 (2.42%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.81%) Solaris
9 4 (1.21%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (54.68%) Cybersecurity
2 179 (54.08%) Penetration Testing
3 111 (33.53%) Information Security
4 57 (17.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 56 (16.92%) Reverse Engineering
6 52 (15.71%) SIEM
7 45 (13.60%) Software Engineering
8 43 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (10.88%) Security Testing
10 30 (9.06%) OWASP
11 28 (8.46%) Security Operations
12 27 (8.16%) Source Code Analysis
13 25 (7.55%) Digital Forensics
14 23 (6.95%) Malware Analysis
15 22 (6.65%) Cryptography
15 22 (6.65%) Information Assurance
16 21 (6.34%) Incident Management
17 20 (6.04%) DDoS Mitigation
17 20 (6.04%) Risk Management
18 19 (5.74%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 115 (34.74%) Java
2 91 (27.49%) C++
3 88 (26.59%) C#
4 83 (25.08%) C
5 67 (20.24%) Python
6 58 (17.52%) SQL
7 53 (16.01%) JavaScript
8 44 (13.29%) PHP
9 24 (7.25%) Perl
10 21 (6.34%) Ruby
11 19 (5.74%) Bash Shell
12 15 (4.53%) Objective-C
13 14 (4.23%) R
14 9 (2.72%) VB.NET
15 8 (2.42%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.42%) Scala
16 4 (1.21%) Go
16 4 (1.21%) VB
17 3 (0.91%) Assembly Language
18 2 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 105 (31.72%) CEH
2 96 (29.00%) Security Cleared
3 92 (27.79%) CISSP
4 62 (18.73%) DV Cleared
5 61 (18.43%) Degree
6 58 (17.52%) GIAC
7 49 (14.80%) CREST Certified
8 40 (12.08%) CISM
9 36 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (10.27%) SANS
11 29 (8.76%) CCNA
11 29 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (8.16%) SC Cleared
13 25 (7.55%) MCSE
14 24 (7.25%) GPEN
14 24 (7.25%) OSCP
14 24 (7.25%) SSCP
15 21 (6.34%) Network+ Certification
16 20 (6.04%) Linux+ Certification
16 20 (6.04%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.83%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.02%) QA
4 8 (2.42%) HIPAA
5 7 (2.11%) COBIT
5 7 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (2.11%) SLA
6 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.72%) Docker
1 9 (2.72%) Snort
2 8 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.11%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.51%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (9.37%) Nessus
2 25 (7.55%) Nmap
3 12 (3.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (3.02%) HAProxy
5 9 (2.72%) OpenVAS
6 8 (2.42%) FortiGate
6 8 (2.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 8 (2.42%) QRadar
7 6 (1.81%) Puppet
8 5 (1.51%) CSIRT
9 4 (1.21%) Salt
10 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.60%) Ansible
11 2 (0.60%) EnCase
11 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 1 (0.30%) Grafana
12 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (5.74%) Cisco
2 14 (4.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.93%) CheckPoint
4 12 (3.63%) VMware
5 10 (3.02%) Zend
6 9 (2.72%) Coverity
6 9 (2.72%) Qualys
7 8 (2.42%) Juniper
7 8 (2.42%) Vyatta
8 7 (2.11%) Splunk
9 6 (1.81%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.81%) IBM
9 6 (1.81%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.51%) Aruba
10 5 (1.51%) Blue Coat
10 5 (1.51%) Citrix
10 5 (1.51%) FireEye
10 5 (1.51%) Meraki
10 5 (1.51%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.51%) Trustwave
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, PHI, Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Marie Stopes International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury
aap3
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum Bonus + pension + private medical + life assur
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + 30k OTE Uncapped
Posted: 2 days ago
Batley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £30k
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
aap3
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + V.Attractive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 27 days ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Anonymous Recruiter
Salary: Salary depends on experience
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago