Period
to 19 February 2018

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 6 months to 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 827 892
Rank change year-on-year -46 +65 +231
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 317 356 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 235 284 343
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £98,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year - -11.50% +2.73%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157,852 155,291 187,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.54% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 127,991 127,938 155,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,750 £79,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Ethical Hacking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ethical Hacking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Ethical Hacking in the UK

Ethical Hacking
Top 14 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 6 months to 19 February 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
England -44 306 £55,000 -10.34% 28
UK excluding London +9 210 £50,000 - 13
South East +66 113 £56,250 -13.46% 4
London -40 103 £72,500 +3.57% 15
North of England -10 32 £40,500 -16.92% 3
South West -39 32 £45,000 -4.26% 5
North West +6 25 £39,250 -35.92%
East of England -4 14 £37,500 -42.31% 1
Midlands +6 11 £60,000 +50.00%
West Midlands -4 11 £60,000 +45.45%
Yorkshire +13 7 £42,500 -29.95% 2
Scotland -34 5 £40,000 -5.88%
Wales +9 2 £68,750 +30.95%
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 176 (55.52%) Penetration Testing
2 152 (47.95%) Cybersecurity
3 142 (44.79%) Information Security
4 122 (38.49%) CISSP
5 119 (37.54%) Firewall
6 86 (27.13%) SIEM
7 75 (23.66%) CEH
8 72 (22.71%) Java
9 69 (21.77%) Finance
10 65 (20.50%) Degree
11 61 (19.24%) SANS
12 60 (18.93%) Security Operations
13 56 (17.67%) Network Security
13 56 (17.67%) Management Information System
13 56 (17.67%) CISM
13 56 (17.67%) TCP/IP
14 54 (17.03%) Windows
15 48 (15.14%) C
15 48 (15.14%) C++
16 46 (14.51%) Cisco Certification
17 45 (14.20%) Python
18 42 (13.25%) Linux
18 42 (13.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 42 (13.25%) OWASP
19 38 (11.99%) Security Architecture
19 38 (11.99%) GIAC
20 36 (11.36%) Computer Science
20 36 (11.36%) Risk Management
21 35 (11.04%) Internet
21 35 (11.04%) Vulnerability Assessment

Ethical Hacking
Co-occurring 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 11 (3.47%) Apache Pig
2 9 (2.84%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.26%) SaaS
4 2 (0.63%) Office 365
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.32%) Route 53
5 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 119 (37.54%) Firewall
2 56 (17.67%) Network Security
2 56 (17.67%) TCP/IP
3 35 (11.04%) Internet
4 34 (10.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 25 (7.89%) HTTP
6 20 (6.31%) Wireless
7 15 (4.73%) WAN
8 11 (3.47%) VoIP
8 11 (3.47%) VPN
9 10 (3.15%) SCCP
9 10 (3.15%) SSL
10 8 (2.52%) LAN
10 8 (2.52%) SMTP
11 7 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.89%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.58%) IPsec
13 5 (1.58%) Wireless Security
14 4 (1.26%) Broadband
14 4 (1.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.94%) MySQL
2 13 (4.10%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.47%) Apache Hive
3 11 (3.47%) Big Data
3 11 (3.47%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (4.10%) Selenium
2 11 (3.47%) AppScan
3 10 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (3.15%) Bitbucket
3 10 (3.15%) Burp Suite
3 10 (3.15%) CodeSonar
3 10 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.15%) git-flow
3 10 (3.15%) JIRA
3 10 (3.15%) Metasploit
3 10 (3.15%) Robot Framework
4 4 (1.26%) IDA Disassembler
5 3 (0.95%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.32%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 69 (21.77%) Finance
2 18 (5.68%) Publishing
3 16 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.73%) Advertising
5 11 (3.47%) Legal
5 11 (3.47%) Retail
6 10 (3.15%) Banking
7 9 (2.84%) Marketing
8 6 (1.89%) Automotive
9 4 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.26%) Games
9 4 (1.26%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (21.45%) Analyst
2 56 (17.67%) Security Analyst
2 56 (17.67%) Tester
3 55 (17.35%) Penetration Tester
4 36 (11.36%) Security Engineer
5 35 (11.04%) Consultant
6 33 (10.41%) Security Manager
7 32 (10.09%) Security Consultant
8 25 (7.89%) Security Specialist
9 22 (6.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 21 (6.62%) Security Researcher
11 20 (6.31%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 19 (5.99%) Ethical Hacker
12 19 (5.99%) Senior Tester
13 18 (5.68%) Senior Penetration Tester
14 17 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Specialist
14 17 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (5.05%) Architect
15 16 (5.05%) Security Architect
16 14 (4.42%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.68%) REST
2 15 (4.73%) HTML
3 13 (4.10%) .NET
4 12 (3.79%) ASP.NET
4 12 (3.79%) Web Services
5 11 (3.47%) Java EE
5 11 (3.47%) STL
6 10 (3.15%) .NET Framework
6 10 (3.15%) Django
6 10 (3.15%) LAMP
6 10 (3.15%) Middleware
6 10 (3.15%) Node.js
6 10 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (3.15%) SOAP
6 10 (3.15%) Spring MVC
7 4 (1.26%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.32%) CakePHP
8 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.32%) React
8 1 (0.32%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.67%) Management Information System
2 36 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 35 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (8.83%) Security Operations Centre
5 21 (6.62%) Cyberattack
6 19 (5.99%) Blog
6 19 (5.99%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (4.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 11 (3.47%) Xbox
9 9 (2.84%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.84%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.21%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (2.21%) iSeries
11 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.26%) Fintech
12 4 (1.26%) SCADA
13 3 (0.95%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.03%) Windows
2 42 (13.25%) Linux
3 25 (7.89%) Unix
4 21 (6.62%) Apple iOS
5 20 (6.31%) Android
6 11 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.15%) Mac OS X
7 10 (3.15%) VxWorks
8 9 (2.84%) FreeBSD
9 7 (2.21%) Kali Linux
9 7 (2.21%) Solaris
9 7 (2.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (55.52%) Penetration Testing
2 152 (47.95%) Cybersecurity
3 142 (44.79%) Information Security
4 86 (27.13%) SIEM
5 60 (18.93%) Security Operations
6 42 (13.25%) OWASP
7 38 (11.99%) Security Architecture
8 36 (11.36%) Risk Management
9 35 (11.04%) Malware Analysis
9 35 (11.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 33 (10.41%) Incident Management
10 33 (10.41%) ITIL
11 32 (10.09%) Reverse Engineering
12 31 (9.78%) Open Source
13 28 (8.83%) Data Protection
14 26 (8.20%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (7.26%) Business Continuity
17 21 (6.62%) Project Management
17 21 (6.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.71%) Java
2 48 (15.14%) C
2 48 (15.14%) C++
3 45 (14.20%) Python
4 33 (10.41%) PHP
5 27 (8.52%) SQL
6 24 (7.57%) JavaScript
7 23 (7.26%) C#
8 18 (5.68%) Shell Script
9 12 (3.79%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.84%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.52%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.95%) Perl
12 3 (0.95%) Ruby
13 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (38.49%) CISSP
2 75 (23.66%) CEH
3 65 (20.50%) Degree
4 61 (19.24%) SANS
5 56 (17.67%) CISM
6 46 (14.51%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (11.99%) GIAC
8 29 (9.15%) CISA
9 23 (7.26%) CCNA
9 23 (7.26%) CREST Certified
10 17 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (5.36%) OSCP
10 17 (5.36%) Security Cleared
11 15 (4.73%) SSCP
12 14 (4.42%) MCSE
12 14 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (4.10%) CCSP
13 13 (4.10%) DV Cleared
14 12 (3.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 12 (3.79%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (9.15%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.79%) QA
4 11 (3.47%) COBIT
4 11 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (3.15%) GDPR
5 10 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.95%) GPG13
8 2 (0.63%) BS7799
8 2 (0.63%) MiFID
9 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.47%) Docker
2 10 (3.15%) vSphere
3 7 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.26%) Snort
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.79%) Nessus
2 11 (3.47%) Puppet
3 10 (3.15%) Salt
4 9 (2.84%) Juniper STRM
4 9 (2.84%) QRadar
4 9 (2.84%) RSA enVision
4 9 (2.84%) RSA Security Analytics
4 9 (2.84%) WebInspect
5 6 (1.89%) Nexpose
5 6 (1.89%) Nmap
6 5 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.26%) CSIRT
7 4 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (1.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.32%) Ansible
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.32%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.32%) logstash
8 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (8.83%) Cisco
2 18 (5.68%) Sophos
3 13 (4.10%) LogRhythm
4 12 (3.79%) CheckPoint
4 12 (3.79%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.47%) IBM
5 11 (3.47%) Juniper
6 10 (3.15%) Qualys
6 10 (3.15%) VMware
7 9 (2.84%) Sun
8 7 (2.21%) McAfee
8 7 (2.21%) Symantec
9 4 (1.26%) Codenomicon
10 3 (0.95%) Capita
10 3 (0.95%) CyberArk
10 3 (0.95%) LogLogic
11 2 (0.63%) Forcepoint
11 2 (0.63%) HP
11 2 (0.63%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.63%) Trustwave