The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 581 675 671
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -4
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 31 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.005% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.018% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 30 2 6
Median salary £70,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+64.70% +41.66%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +8.00%
GPEN
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9262 11212 11884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.61% 25.35% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7798 9232 9479
Median salary £57,500 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.49% +6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in London

GPEN
Salary Trend in London

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

GPEN Salary Trend in London

GPEN
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPEN across the London region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

GPEN Salary Histogram in London

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 41 (74.55%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (72.73%) CISSP
3 37 (67.27%) Information Security
4 36 (65.45%) GIAC
5 35 (63.64%) CREST Certified
6 30 (54.55%) OSCP
7 24 (43.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 23 (41.82%) Social Engineering
9 22 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 21 (38.18%) GWAPT
11 19 (34.55%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (34.55%) Malware Analysis
11 19 (34.55%) CEH
12 17 (30.91%) Linux
13 16 (29.09%) Windows
14 15 (27.27%) Wireless
14 15 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
14 15 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (27.27%) CCNA
14 15 (27.27%) Burp Suite
14 15 (27.27%) Mobile App
14 15 (27.27%) EC-Council LPT
15 13 (23.64%) CISM
16 12 (21.82%) Firewall
16 12 (21.82%) CISA
16 12 (21.82%) GCFA
17 11 (20.00%) Finance
17 11 (20.00%) Security Testing
18 10 (18.18%) GCIA
18 10 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 4 (7.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Wireless
2 12 (21.82%) Firewall
3 8 (14.55%) LAN
3 8 (14.55%) WAN
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.64%) Network Security
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.82%) SSL
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Burp Suite
2 2 (3.64%) AppScan
2 2 (3.64%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (58.18%) Penetration Tester
1 32 (58.18%) Tester
2 13 (23.64%) Ethical Hacker
3 7 (12.73%) Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Information Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Information Manager
4 6 (10.91%) Information Security Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Information Security Manager
4 6 (10.91%) Security Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Firewall Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Security Penetration Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Security Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) LAMP
1 1 (1.82%) Node.js
1 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.73%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Linux
2 16 (29.09%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) Kali Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (74.55%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (67.27%) Information Security
3 24 (43.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 23 (41.82%) Social Engineering
5 22 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (34.55%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (34.55%) Malware Analysis
7 15 (27.27%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
9 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
9 6 (10.91%) Investment Management
9 6 (10.91%) Operations Research
9 6 (10.91%) SABSA
9 6 (10.91%) Security Auditing
10 5 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) Java
1 7 (12.73%) Perl
1 7 (12.73%) Python
1 7 (12.73%) Ruby
2 4 (7.27%) C
3 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (72.73%) CISSP
2 36 (65.45%) GIAC
3 35 (63.64%) CREST Certified
4 30 (54.55%) OSCP
5 21 (38.18%) GWAPT
6 19 (34.55%) CEH
7 15 (27.27%) CCNA
7 15 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (27.27%) EC-Council LPT
8 13 (23.64%) CISM
9 12 (21.82%) CISA
9 12 (21.82%) GCFA
10 10 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader
10 10 (18.18%) GCIA
11 9 (16.36%) SANS
12 8 (14.55%) Degree
13 7 (12.73%) GXPN
14 6 (10.91%) EnCE
14 6 (10.91%) GPPA
14 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) GPG13
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.82%) Nessus
2 1 (1.82%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle
1 4 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco
2 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
2 1 (1.82%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) IBM
2 1 (1.82%) Intel Security
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Qualys
2 1 (1.82%) Sophos
2 1 (1.82%) Symantec
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