The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 840 924 929
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +5
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 64 15 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.015% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.054% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 59 9 17
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £38,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £71,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £51,500 £56,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-8.44% -10.00%
GPEN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
24224 27851 29868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.42% 27.17% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19824 22339 23578
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing GPEN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in England

GPEN
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPEN across the England region.

GPEN Salary Trend in England

GPEN
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPEN across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

GPEN Salary Histogram in England

GPEN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +37 29 £50,000 -23.07% 2
London +74 21 £70,000 +64.70%
West Midlands - 5 £52,500 -
South West +9 3 £52,500 -
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing GPEN 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 England region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 76 (80.85%) OSCP
2 68 (72.34%) CREST Certified
3 66 (70.21%) Penetration Testing
4 64 (68.09%) GIAC
5 44 (46.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 42 (44.68%) CEH
6 42 (44.68%) Security Cleared
7 38 (40.43%) Information Security
8 35 (37.23%) CISSP
9 33 (35.11%) Python
10 32 (34.04%) Finance
11 30 (31.91%) Nessus
12 29 (30.85%) Nmap
12 29 (30.85%) Windows
12 29 (30.85%) Linux
13 25 (26.60%) Perl
13 25 (26.60%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (25.53%) C
14 24 (25.53%) C++
14 24 (25.53%) Java
14 24 (25.53%) CHECK Team Leader
15 23 (24.47%) Social Engineering
15 23 (24.47%) OWASP
15 23 (24.47%) SC Cleared
16 21 (22.34%) Telecoms
16 21 (22.34%) SANS
17 20 (21.28%) Tigerscheme
17 20 (21.28%) Qualys
18 19 (20.21%) Reverse Engineering
18 19 (20.21%) Wireless

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) Wireless
2 15 (15.96%) Firewall
3 8 (8.51%) LAN
3 8 (8.51%) WAN
4 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.13%) Internet
6 2 (2.13%) VoIP
6 2 (2.13%) VPN
6 2 (2.13%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.06%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Burp Suite
2 11 (11.70%) Metasploit
3 3 (3.19%) AppScan
4 2 (2.13%) Paros
General
1 32 (34.04%) Finance
2 21 (22.34%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.26%) Back Office
4 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (78.72%) Penetration Tester
1 74 (78.72%) Tester
2 9 (9.57%) Ethical Hacker
3 8 (8.51%) Information Manager
3 8 (8.51%) Information Security Manager
3 8 (8.51%) Security Manager
4 7 (7.45%) Security Penetration Tester
4 7 (7.45%) Security Tester
5 6 (6.38%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 6 (6.38%) Senior Tester
6 5 (5.32%) Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.19%) Graduate
8 3 (3.19%) Graduate Tester
8 3 (3.19%) Testing Engineer
9 2 (2.13%) Architect
9 2 (2.13%) E-Commerce Architect
9 2 (2.13%) Information Architect
9 2 (2.13%) Information Security Architect
9 2 (2.13%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (15.96%) Mobile App
3 14 (14.89%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.19%) iPad
6 3 (3.19%) SCADA
7 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.85%) Linux
1 29 (30.85%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (70.21%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (46.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 38 (40.43%) Information Security
4 25 (26.60%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (24.47%) OWASP
5 23 (24.47%) Social Engineering
6 19 (20.21%) Reverse Engineering
7 17 (18.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 14 (14.89%) Security Testing
9 11 (11.70%) Malware Analysis
9 11 (11.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (8.51%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 8 (8.51%) Investment Management
10 8 (8.51%) Open Source
11 7 (7.45%) Data Protection
12 6 (6.38%) SIEM
13 5 (5.32%) Operations Research
13 5 (5.32%) Security Architecture
14 4 (4.26%) Risk Management
14 4 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.11%) Python
2 25 (26.60%) Perl
3 24 (25.53%) C
3 24 (25.53%) C++
3 24 (25.53%) Java
4 14 (14.89%) Ruby
5 11 (11.70%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.32%) C#
6 5 (5.32%) Objective-C
6 5 (5.32%) VB
7 3 (3.19%) PHP
8 2 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (80.85%) OSCP
2 68 (72.34%) CREST Certified
3 64 (68.09%) GIAC
4 42 (44.68%) CEH
4 42 (44.68%) Security Cleared
5 35 (37.23%) CISSP
6 24 (25.53%) CHECK Team Leader
7 23 (24.47%) SC Cleared
8 21 (22.34%) SANS
9 20 (21.28%) Tigerscheme
10 19 (20.21%) CHECK Team Member
11 14 (14.89%) GWAPT
12 13 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (13.83%) CISM
13 11 (11.70%) DV Cleared
14 10 (10.64%) CCNA
14 10 (10.64%) EC-Council LPT
14 10 (10.64%) GCFA
15 9 (9.57%) GCIA
16 8 (8.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) GPG13
1 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (31.91%) Nessus
2 29 (30.85%) Nmap
3 19 (20.21%) OpenVAS
4 3 (3.19%) WebInspect
5 2 (2.13%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Qualys
2 16 (17.02%) Coverity
3 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.13%) Cisco
3 2 (2.13%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.06%) HP
4 1 (1.06%) IBM
4 1 (1.06%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.06%) SAP
4 1 (1.06%) Sophos
4 1 (1.06%) Symantec
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