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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 801 910 945
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +35
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 81 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.076% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 77 9 9
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +4.00%
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
23270 27745 28667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.97% 27.13% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18784 22487 22585
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £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 28 September 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 28 September 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
London +95 38 £70,000 +64.70% 2
South East +64 28 £50,000 -25.92% 3
West Midlands - 4 £52,500 -
South West -12 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +14 2 £45,000 +63.63%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £57,500 -
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 94 (72.87%) OSCP
2 92 (71.32%) Penetration Testing
3 84 (65.12%) CREST Certified
4 82 (63.57%) GIAC
5 62 (48.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 60 (46.51%) Information Security
7 59 (45.74%) CEH
8 58 (44.96%) Security Cleared
9 49 (37.98%) CISSP
10 45 (34.88%) C
10 45 (34.88%) Linux
10 45 (34.88%) Python
11 44 (34.11%) Finance
12 42 (32.56%) Windows
13 40 (31.01%) Java
14 39 (30.23%) Nmap
14 39 (30.23%) Nessus
15 35 (27.13%) Cybersecurity
16 34 (26.36%) Social Engineering
16 34 (26.36%) SANS
16 34 (26.36%) C++
17 33 (25.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 32 (24.81%) Perl
18 32 (24.81%) SC Cleared
18 32 (24.81%) OWASP
19 31 (24.03%) GWAPT
20 29 (22.48%) Telecoms
21 28 (21.71%) Wireless
22 27 (20.93%) Ethical Hacking
22 27 (20.93%) CHECK Team Leader

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 11 (8.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.55%) SaaS
1 2 (1.55%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.71%) Wireless
2 22 (17.05%) Firewall
3 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.20%) LAN
4 8 (6.20%) WAN
5 4 (3.10%) Network Security
6 2 (1.55%) VoIP
6 2 (1.55%) VPN
7 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.78%) SSL
7 1 (0.78%) Wideband
7 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.78%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (20.16%) Burp Suite
2 15 (11.63%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.78%) AppScan
3 1 (0.78%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.78%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 44 (34.11%) Finance
2 29 (22.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.65%) Back Office
4 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.55%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.55%) Electronics
5 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (70.54%) Penetration Tester
1 91 (70.54%) Tester
2 15 (11.63%) Architect
3 14 (10.85%) Ethical Hacker
4 13 (10.08%) Security Architect
5 12 (9.30%) Information Architect
5 12 (9.30%) Information Security Architect
6 10 (7.75%) Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 10 (7.75%) Senior Tester
7 8 (6.20%) Security Penetration Tester
7 8 (6.20%) Security Tester
8 7 (5.43%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Firewall Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Graduate Tester
10 5 (3.88%) Information Manager
10 5 (3.88%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) LAMP
1 1 (0.78%) Node.js
1 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.05%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (16.28%) Cyberthreat
3 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
4 16 (12.40%) Mobile App
5 12 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.55%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.78%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.88%) Linux
2 42 (32.56%) Windows
3 13 (10.08%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Solaris
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (71.32%) Penetration Testing
2 62 (48.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 60 (46.51%) Information Security
4 35 (27.13%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (26.36%) Social Engineering
6 33 (25.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 32 (24.81%) OWASP
8 27 (20.93%) Ethical Hacking
9 25 (19.38%) Reverse Engineering
10 21 (16.28%) Malware Analysis
11 18 (13.95%) Data Protection
11 18 (13.95%) Open Source
12 15 (11.63%) Incident Management
13 14 (10.85%) Security Testing
14 13 (10.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 13 (10.08%) E-Commerce
14 13 (10.08%) SABSA
14 13 (10.08%) Security Auditing
15 11 (8.53%) SOA
16 8 (6.20%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.88%) C
1 45 (34.88%) Python
2 40 (31.01%) Java
3 34 (26.36%) C++
4 32 (24.81%) Perl
5 17 (13.18%) Ruby
6 16 (12.40%) Bash Shell
7 9 (6.98%) C#
7 9 (6.98%) Objective-C
7 9 (6.98%) VB
8 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 94 (72.87%) OSCP
2 84 (65.12%) CREST Certified
3 82 (63.57%) GIAC
4 59 (45.74%) CEH
5 58 (44.96%) Security Cleared
6 49 (37.98%) CISSP
7 34 (26.36%) SANS
8 32 (24.81%) SC Cleared
9 31 (24.03%) GWAPT
10 27 (20.93%) CHECK Team Leader
11 26 (20.16%) CHECK Team Member
12 25 (19.38%) Tigerscheme
13 24 (18.60%) CISA
14 20 (15.50%) GCFA
15 19 (14.73%) Degree
16 17 (13.18%) CISM
17 16 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (11.63%) CCNA
18 15 (11.63%) EC-Council LPT
19 14 (10.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.55%) QA
1 2 (1.55%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (30.23%) Nessus
1 39 (30.23%) Nmap
2 25 (19.38%) OpenVAS
3 2 (1.55%) logstash
3 2 (1.55%) WMI
4 1 (0.78%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 25 (19.38%) Qualys
2 22 (17.05%) Coverity
3 11 (8.53%) Oracle
3 11 (8.53%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.33%) Sophos
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
5 2 (1.55%) Splunk
6 1 (0.78%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.78%) Symantec
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