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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
UK / England
Rank 798 909 923
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +14
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 30 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.020% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.072% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 4
Median salary £75,000 £102,500 £49,375
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +107.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £47,875
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £102,750 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £63,750 £52,500 £56,875
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -7.69%

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
19184 26306 27260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.68% 27.62% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15217 21306 21811
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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
London +85 20 £75,000 -26.82% 1
South East +65 5 £60,000 +14.28%
East Midlands - 2 £58,500 -
North West - 1 £67,500 -
South West - 1 - -
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 72 (93.51%) Penetration Testing
2 44 (57.14%) CISSP
3 42 (54.55%) Java
4 41 (53.25%) Information Security
5 38 (49.35%) Degree
6 37 (48.05%) GIAC
7 35 (45.45%) GCFA
8 34 (44.16%) C
8 34 (44.16%) CISA
8 34 (44.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 33 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
10 32 (41.56%) OSCP
10 32 (41.56%) Data Protection
10 32 (41.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 30 (38.96%) Computer Science
12 28 (36.36%) Incident Management
12 28 (36.36%) GWAPT
13 27 (35.06%) E-Commerce
13 27 (35.06%) CREST Certified
13 27 (35.06%) Security Auditing
14 26 (33.77%) GPPA
14 26 (33.77%) GSSP-JAVA
14 26 (33.77%) SOA
14 26 (33.77%) Oracle
14 26 (33.77%) Salesforce.com
14 26 (33.77%) GSNA
14 26 (33.77%) GCED
14 26 (33.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 26 (33.77%) Oracle Database
14 26 (33.77%) SABSA

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:

Application Platforms
1 26 (33.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (33.77%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (10.39%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.90%) Wireless
3 2 (2.60%) Network Security
4 1 (1.30%) LAN
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) WAN
4 1 (1.30%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.30%) Burp Suite
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Military
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (44.16%) Architect
2 26 (33.77%) Security Architect
3 19 (24.68%) Information Architect
3 19 (24.68%) Information Security Architect
3 19 (24.68%) Penetration Tester
3 19 (24.68%) Tester
4 12 (15.58%) Consultant
4 12 (15.58%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.39%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 8 (10.39%) Principal Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 8 (10.39%) Senior Tester
6 7 (9.09%) Test Leader
7 6 (7.79%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (7.79%) Forensic Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Graduate Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (38.96%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.69%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.39%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (7.79%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.97%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) Linux
3 5 (6.49%) Kali Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Android
4 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) Solaris
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (93.51%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (53.25%) Information Security
3 34 (44.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 33 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (41.56%) Data Protection
5 32 (41.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 28 (36.36%) Incident Management
7 27 (35.06%) E-Commerce
7 27 (35.06%) Security Auditing
8 26 (33.77%) SABSA
8 26 (33.77%) SOA
9 18 (23.38%) Ethical Hacking
10 16 (20.78%) Security Testing
11 13 (16.88%) Open Source
12 10 (12.99%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (11.69%) OWASP
13 9 (11.69%) Security Architecture
14 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (10.39%) Malware Analysis
14 8 (10.39%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 42 (54.55%) Java
2 34 (44.16%) C
3 19 (24.68%) Python
4 15 (19.48%) Bash Shell
5 11 (14.29%) C++
6 9 (11.69%) Perl
7 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
8 7 (9.09%) C#
9 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
9 6 (7.79%) SQL
10 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.30%) Ruby
10 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (57.14%) CISSP
2 38 (49.35%) Degree
3 37 (48.05%) GIAC
4 35 (45.45%) GCFA
5 34 (44.16%) CISA
6 32 (41.56%) OSCP
7 28 (36.36%) GWAPT
8 27 (35.06%) CREST Certified
9 26 (33.77%) GCED
9 26 (33.77%) GPPA
9 26 (33.77%) GSNA
9 26 (33.77%) GSSP-JAVA
10 25 (32.47%) CEH
11 15 (19.48%) SANS
12 13 (16.88%) CHECK Team Leader
12 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
13 9 (11.69%) CISM
14 8 (10.39%) GCIA
14 8 (10.39%) GCIH
15 6 (7.79%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.39%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Nessus
1 10 (12.99%) Nmap
2 9 (11.69%) OpenVAS
3 8 (10.39%) logstash
3 8 (10.39%) WMI
4 1 (1.30%) EnCase
Vendors
1 26 (33.77%) Oracle
1 26 (33.77%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (11.69%) Coverity
2 9 (11.69%) Qualys
3 8 (10.39%) Sophos
3 8 (10.39%) Splunk
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