The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 834 937 969
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +32
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 43 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.020% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.072% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 36 14 2
Median salary £75,000 £55,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% +62.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £34,250 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £102,850 £42,750
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £27,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -38.88%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23430 29057 32036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.80% 27.36% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18517 23011 25688
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GPEN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPEN within the UK.

GPEN Salary Trend in the UK

GPEN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPEN over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
England +94 42 £75,000 +36.36% 3
London +88 25 £75,000 +25.00% 2
South East +69 13 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire +35 11 £55,000 -
Abingdon - 5 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £85,000 -
East Midlands +3 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Leicestershire -6 1 £47,500 +72.72% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £80,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £75,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £52,500 -
South Wales - 1 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £80,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £75,000 -
Wales - 1 £52,500 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 with a requirement for GPEN.

1 104 (78.20%) Penetration Testing
2 91 (68.42%) OSCP
3 78 (58.65%) GIAC
4 76 (57.14%) CREST Certified
5 66 (49.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 64 (48.12%) Information Security
7 59 (44.36%) CEH
8 56 (42.11%) CISSP
9 55 (41.35%) C
9 55 (41.35%) Security Cleared
10 50 (37.59%) Java
11 47 (35.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 43 (32.33%) Linux
13 42 (31.58%) Python
14 41 (30.83%) GWAPT
15 40 (30.08%) Windows
16 39 (29.32%) CISA
16 39 (29.32%) Finance
17 38 (28.57%) Nessus
17 38 (28.57%) Nmap
18 37 (27.82%) Cybersecurity
19 35 (26.32%) Degree
20 34 (25.56%) SANS
21 33 (24.81%) Data Protection
21 33 (24.81%) C++
22 31 (23.31%) OWASP
23 30 (22.56%) Computer Science
23 30 (22.56%) GCFA
24 29 (21.80%) Incident Management
24 29 (21.80%) SC Cleared

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills 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 25 (18.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (18.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.76%) Sumo Logic
2 2 (1.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.55%) Wireless
2 19 (14.29%) Firewall
3 13 (9.77%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.76%) Network Security
5 4 (3.01%) LAN
5 4 (3.01%) WAN
6 3 (2.26%) VoIP
6 3 (2.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.75%) SSL
7 1 (0.75%) Wideband
7 1 (0.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (17.29%) Burp Suite
2 15 (11.28%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.75%) AppScan
3 1 (0.75%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.75%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 39 (29.32%) Finance
2 28 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.51%) Back Office
4 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.26%) Retail
6 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.50%) Electronics
6 2 (1.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (61.65%) Penetration Tester
1 82 (61.65%) Tester
2 30 (22.56%) Architect
3 25 (18.80%) Security Architect
4 18 (13.53%) Information Architect
4 18 (13.53%) Information Security Architect
5 11 (8.27%) Ethical Hacker
6 10 (7.52%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 10 (7.52%) Senior Tester
7 9 (6.77%) Security Penetration Tester
7 9 (6.77%) Security Tester
8 7 (5.26%) Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 6 (4.51%) Firewall Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Graduate
9 6 (4.51%) Graduate Tester
9 6 (4.51%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.75%) LAMP
1 1 (0.75%) Node.js
1 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.56%) Computer Science
2 21 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
3 19 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (9.77%) Mobile App
5 12 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.76%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.50%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.33%) Linux
2 40 (30.08%) Windows
3 15 (11.28%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (78.20%) Penetration Testing
2 66 (49.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 64 (48.12%) Information Security
4 47 (35.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 37 (27.82%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (24.81%) Data Protection
7 31 (23.31%) OWASP
8 29 (21.80%) Incident Management
9 27 (20.30%) Ethical Hacking
9 27 (20.30%) Social Engineering
10 26 (19.55%) E-Commerce
11 25 (18.80%) SABSA
11 25 (18.80%) Security Auditing
11 25 (18.80%) SOA
12 24 (18.05%) Open Source
13 22 (16.54%) Reverse Engineering
14 18 (13.53%) Malware Analysis
14 18 (13.53%) Security Testing
15 13 (9.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 11 (8.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 55 (41.35%) C
2 50 (37.59%) Java
3 42 (31.58%) Python
4 33 (24.81%) C++
5 28 (21.05%) Perl
6 20 (15.04%) Bash Shell
7 12 (9.02%) Ruby
8 9 (6.77%) C#
8 9 (6.77%) Objective-C
8 9 (6.77%) VB
9 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (68.42%) OSCP
2 78 (58.65%) GIAC
3 76 (57.14%) CREST Certified
4 59 (44.36%) CEH
5 56 (42.11%) CISSP
6 55 (41.35%) Security Cleared
7 41 (30.83%) GWAPT
8 39 (29.32%) CISA
9 35 (26.32%) Degree
10 34 (25.56%) SANS
11 30 (22.56%) GCFA
12 29 (21.80%) SC Cleared
13 26 (19.55%) CHECK Team Leader
14 25 (18.80%) CHECK Team Member
14 25 (18.80%) GCED
14 25 (18.80%) GPPA
14 25 (18.80%) GSNA
14 25 (18.80%) GSSP-JAVA
15 21 (15.79%) Tigerscheme
16 15 (11.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.76%) SSAE 16
2 3 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 38 (28.57%) Nessus
1 38 (28.57%) Nmap
2 24 (18.05%) OpenVAS
3 5 (3.76%) logstash
3 5 (3.76%) WMI
4 1 (0.75%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) Oracle
1 25 (18.80%) Salesforce.com
2 24 (18.05%) Qualys
3 21 (15.79%) Coverity
4 6 (4.51%) Sophos
5 5 (3.76%) Splunk
6 2 (1.50%) SAP
7 1 (0.75%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.75%) Symantec
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Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits + OT
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