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

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 799 933 930
Rank change year-on-year
+134 -3
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 86 18 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.018% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.064% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 82 9 16
Median salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £86,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +8.00%
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
23610 27917 29423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.12% 27.34% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19309 22619 22982
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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 +54 34 £52,500 -22.22% 2
London +76 33 £70,000 +64.70% 1
West Midlands - 6 £52,500 - 1
South West +7 4 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
North West - 1 £57,500 -
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 92 (77.97%) OSCP
2 84 (71.19%) Penetration Testing
3 83 (70.34%) CREST Certified
4 80 (67.80%) GIAC
5 56 (47.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 55 (46.61%) CEH
7 53 (44.92%) Security Cleared
8 52 (44.07%) Information Security
9 46 (38.98%) CISSP
10 41 (34.75%) Finance
11 40 (33.90%) Linux
12 39 (33.05%) Python
13 37 (31.36%) Windows
14 34 (28.81%) C
14 34 (28.81%) Nessus
14 34 (28.81%) Nmap
15 33 (27.97%) Cybersecurity
15 33 (27.97%) Social Engineering
16 32 (27.12%) Java
17 31 (26.27%) SC Cleared
17 31 (26.27%) SANS
18 30 (25.42%) Perl
19 29 (24.58%) C++
19 29 (24.58%) CHECK Team Leader
20 28 (23.73%) OWASP
21 27 (22.88%) Wireless
22 26 (22.03%) Tigerscheme
23 25 (21.19%) CHECK Team Member
23 25 (21.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 25 (21.19%) Burp Suite

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 5 (4.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.88%) Wireless
2 20 (16.95%) Firewall
3 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.78%) LAN
4 8 (6.78%) WAN
5 3 (2.54%) VPN
5 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.69%) Network Security
6 2 (1.69%) VoIP
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.85%) SSL
7 1 (0.85%) Wideband
7 1 (0.85%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Burp Suite
2 14 (11.86%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.69%) AppScan
4 1 (0.85%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.85%) Selenium
General
1 41 (34.75%) Finance
2 25 (21.19%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.08%) Back Office
4 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.69%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.69%) Electronics
5 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (76.27%) Penetration Tester
1 90 (76.27%) Tester
2 13 (11.02%) Ethical Hacker
3 9 (7.63%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 9 (7.63%) Senior Tester
4 8 (6.78%) Analyst
4 8 (6.78%) Security Penetration Tester
4 8 (6.78%) Security Tester
5 7 (5.93%) Architect
5 7 (5.93%) Security Architect
6 6 (5.08%) Information Architect
6 6 (5.08%) Information Security Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Information Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Security Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.39%) Firewall Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) Graduate
8 4 (3.39%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) LAMP
1 1 (0.85%) Node.js
1 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Cyberthreat
2 18 (15.25%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (15.25%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.54%) iPad
5 3 (2.54%) SCADA
6 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.85%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 40 (33.90%) Linux
2 37 (31.36%) Windows
3 11 (9.32%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (71.19%) Penetration Testing
2 56 (47.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 52 (44.07%) Information Security
4 33 (27.97%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (27.97%) Social Engineering
5 28 (23.73%) OWASP
6 25 (21.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 24 (20.34%) Ethical Hacking
7 24 (20.34%) Reverse Engineering
8 19 (16.10%) Malware Analysis
9 16 (13.56%) Security Testing
10 14 (11.86%) Open Source
11 12 (10.17%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 12 (10.17%) Data Protection
12 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.93%) Incident Management
12 7 (5.93%) SABSA
12 7 (5.93%) Security Auditing
12 7 (5.93%) SIEM
13 6 (5.08%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.05%) Python
2 34 (28.81%) C
3 32 (27.12%) Java
4 30 (25.42%) Perl
5 29 (24.58%) C++
6 18 (15.25%) Ruby
7 12 (10.17%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.78%) C#
8 8 (6.78%) Objective-C
8 8 (6.78%) VB
9 3 (2.54%) PHP
10 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 92 (77.97%) OSCP
2 83 (70.34%) CREST Certified
3 80 (67.80%) GIAC
4 55 (46.61%) CEH
5 53 (44.92%) Security Cleared
6 46 (38.98%) CISSP
7 31 (26.27%) SANS
7 31 (26.27%) SC Cleared
8 29 (24.58%) CHECK Team Leader
9 26 (22.03%) Tigerscheme
10 25 (21.19%) CHECK Team Member
11 24 (20.34%) GWAPT
12 18 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (13.56%) CISA
14 15 (12.71%) CCNA
14 15 (12.71%) CISM
14 15 (12.71%) EC-Council LPT
15 12 (10.17%) DV Cleared
15 12 (10.17%) GCFA
16 10 (8.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) GPG13
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (28.81%) Nessus
1 34 (28.81%) Nmap
2 21 (17.80%) OpenVAS
3 2 (1.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (18.64%) Qualys
2 18 (15.25%) Coverity
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle
3 5 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.69%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.85%) Sophos
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec
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