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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ethical Hacking
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 708 847
Rank change year-on-year -40 +139  
Permanent jobs citing Ethical Hacking 142 226 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.26% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 118 172 96
Median salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £80,750
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79998 87554 96376
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.92% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 64425 73206 78779
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
England -40 135 £52,500 -12.50% 15
London -35 48 £60,000 -11.11% 2
South East +41 42 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Oxfordshire +10 26 £70,000 +40.00%
West Midlands +18 17 £50,000 +42.85% 2
South West -10 15 £37,500 -25.00%
Banbury -9 9 £70,000 +107.40%
Bristol -21 9 £37,500 -34.78%
North West -54 8 £56,750 -5.41% 2
Surrey +34 6 £50,000 +14.28% 2
Cheltenham +6 6 £45,000 -10.00%
Gloucestershire -18 6 £45,000 -7.69%
East Sussex - 6 £48,500 -
Scotland +8 5 £46,250 +68.18% 1
Glasgow - 5 £46,250 -
Worcestershire - 5 £57,500 -
Malvern - 5 £57,500 -
Staffordshire +19 4 £26,250 -25.00% 1
Manchester -51 4 £60,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £26,250 - 1
City of London +23 3 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Birmingham +14 3 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £53,500 - 1
Warwick - 3 - -
Berkshire +25 2 £34,000 -42.12% 1
West Yorkshire +12 2 £36,250 -54.68% 1
Leeds +8 2 £36,250 -54.68%
Yorkshire -2 2 £36,250 -39.58% 1
Hertfordshire -4 2 £33,500 -6.94% 1

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Ethical Hacking.

1 150 (55.97%) Penetration Testing
2 144 (53.73%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (41.04%) Information Security
4 93 (34.70%) CEH
5 89 (33.21%) Java
6 88 (32.84%) Windows
7 85 (31.72%) CISSP
8 78 (29.10%) Firewall
9 77 (28.73%) Security Cleared
10 71 (26.49%) Degree
11 65 (24.25%) CREST Certified
12 64 (23.88%) C
13 61 (22.76%) Python
14 57 (21.27%) C++
15 56 (20.90%) Network Security
16 54 (20.15%) Security Testing
17 44 (16.42%) Finance
17 44 (16.42%) Computer Science
17 44 (16.42%) OSCP
18 43 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 42 (15.67%) SQL
20 41 (15.30%) DV Cleared
21 40 (14.93%) SIEM
21 40 (14.93%) CISM
22 38 (14.18%) C#
23 37 (13.81%) Android
24 36 (13.43%) OWASP
25 34 (12.69%) Security Architecture
25 34 (12.69%) Linux
25 34 (12.69%) Telecoms

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 6 (2.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.87%) Apache Pig
2 5 (1.87%) Ethereum
2 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.37%) Apache
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
4 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.73%) SaaS
4 8 (2.99%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 78 (29.10%) Firewall
2 56 (20.90%) Network Security
3 17 (6.34%) VPN
4 15 (5.60%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.60%) Wireless
5 11 (4.10%) HTTP
6 10 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (3.73%) LAN
6 10 (3.73%) WAN
7 9 (3.36%) Internet
8 8 (2.99%) DHCP
8 8 (2.99%) DNS
8 8 (2.99%) Software-Defined Networking
9 7 (2.61%) SMTP
10 6 (2.24%) Wireless Security
11 4 (1.49%) SSL
11 4 (1.49%) VLAN
12 2 (0.75%) VoIP
13 1 (0.37%) FTP
13 1 (0.37%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.36%) Big Data
2 5 (1.87%) Apache Hive
2 5 (1.87%) Blockchain
2 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.49%) GIS
3 4 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.12%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.75%) MySQL
5 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (7.09%) Metasploit
2 13 (4.85%) Eclipse
2 13 (4.85%) Xcode
3 6 (2.24%) Burp Suite
3 6 (2.24%) IDA Disassembler
4 4 (1.49%) AppScan
4 4 (1.49%) sqlmap
5 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.75%) JIRA
5 2 (0.75%) Selenium
6 1 (0.37%) Clang
6 1 (0.37%) GDB
6 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (16.42%) Finance
2 34 (12.69%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.84%) Military
4 11 (4.10%) Marketing
5 8 (2.99%) Legal
6 4 (1.49%) Digital Economy
6 4 (1.49%) Law
6 4 (1.49%) Retail
7 3 (1.12%) Banking
7 3 (1.12%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (30.97%) Analyst
2 69 (25.75%) Security Analyst
3 60 (22.39%) Tester
4 55 (20.52%) Penetration Tester
5 52 (19.40%) Consultant
6 48 (17.91%) Security Consultant
7 40 (14.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 37 (13.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 25 (9.33%) Ethical Hacker
10 22 (8.21%) Senior Analyst
11 20 (7.46%) Senior Security Analyst
12 19 (7.09%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
13 17 (6.34%) Security Engineer
14 16 (5.97%) Information Analyst
14 16 (5.97%) Information Security Analyst
15 14 (5.22%) Graduate
16 13 (4.85%) Security Tester
17 12 (4.48%) Forensic Consultant
18 11 (4.10%) SOC Analyst
19 10 (3.73%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.07%) HTML
2 24 (8.96%) .NET
3 15 (5.60%) Web Services
4 6 (2.24%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.87%) Middleware
5 5 (1.87%) Node.js
5 5 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (1.49%) Ajax
7 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.37%) CSS
8 1 (0.37%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.37%) HTML5
8 1 (0.37%) Java EE
8 1 (0.37%) jQuery
8 1 (0.37%) JSON
8 1 (0.37%) RESTful
8 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.42%) Computer Science
2 30 (11.19%) Management Information System
3 27 (10.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 18 (6.72%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 14 (5.22%) Smartphone
6 13 (4.85%) Driving Licence
7 11 (4.10%) SCADA
7 11 (4.10%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (3.73%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (2.99%) PKI
11 7 (2.61%) Cyber Attack
12 6 (2.24%) CESG
13 5 (1.87%) iSeries
14 4 (1.49%) Algorithms
14 4 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (1.49%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 88 (32.84%) Windows
2 37 (13.81%) Android
3 34 (12.69%) Linux
4 29 (10.82%) VxWorks
5 22 (8.21%) Apple iOS
6 15 (5.60%) Unix
7 9 (3.36%) Kali Linux
7 9 (3.36%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.61%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.87%) Solaris
10 5 (1.87%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.37%) CentOS
11 1 (0.37%) KNOPPIX
11 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (55.97%) Penetration Testing
2 144 (53.73%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (41.04%) Information Security
4 54 (20.15%) Security Testing
5 40 (14.93%) SIEM
6 36 (13.43%) OWASP
7 34 (12.69%) Security Architecture
8 33 (12.31%) Source Code Analysis
9 27 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (9.70%) Reverse Engineering
11 24 (8.96%) Digital Forensics
11 24 (8.96%) Line Management
11 24 (8.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 24 (8.96%) Vulnerability Management
12 21 (7.84%) Malware Analysis
13 20 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (7.09%) SDLC
14 19 (7.09%) Social Engineering
15 16 (5.97%) Risk Management
15 16 (5.97%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 89 (33.21%) Java
2 64 (23.88%) C
3 61 (22.76%) Python
4 57 (21.27%) C++
5 42 (15.67%) SQL
6 38 (14.18%) C#
7 27 (10.07%) JavaScript
8 24 (8.96%) Perl
8 24 (8.96%) Ruby
9 8 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.24%) PHP
11 4 (1.49%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.49%) Scala
12 3 (1.12%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.75%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (34.70%) CEH
2 85 (31.72%) CISSP
3 77 (28.73%) Security Cleared
4 71 (26.49%) Degree
5 65 (24.25%) CREST Certified
6 44 (16.42%) OSCP
7 41 (15.30%) DV Cleared
8 40 (14.93%) CISM
9 25 (9.33%) GIAC
10 23 (8.58%) SC Cleared
11 19 (7.09%) GPEN
11 19 (7.09%) OSCE
11 19 (7.09%) SANS
12 15 (5.60%) GCIH
13 14 (5.22%) CISA
13 14 (5.22%) GCIA
14 13 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (4.48%) CCNA
15 12 (4.48%) CHECK Team Member
15 12 (4.48%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (16.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (10.82%) PCI DSS
3 15 (5.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (3.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (2.61%) QA
6 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.75%) GDPR
9 1 (0.37%) COBIT
9 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.10%) Snort
4 8 (2.99%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) Firmware
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 31 (11.57%) Nessus
2 14 (5.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 11 (4.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 10 (3.73%) Nmap
5 5 (1.87%) CSIRT
6 4 (1.49%) Defensics
6 4 (1.49%) OpenVAS
7 2 (0.75%) EnCase
8 1 (0.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (7.46%) VMware
2 16 (5.97%) Cisco
3 14 (5.22%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.73%) Codenomicon
5 8 (2.99%) Dell
5 8 (2.99%) SonicWALL
5 8 (2.99%) Splunk
6 6 (2.24%) Citrix
7 5 (1.87%) Blue Coat
7 5 (1.87%) IBM
8 4 (1.49%) Coverity
8 4 (1.49%) F5
8 4 (1.49%) Qualys
9 3 (1.12%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.12%) Huawei
10 2 (0.75%) Apple
10 2 (0.75%) Facebook
10 2 (0.75%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.37%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.37%) Zend
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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