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

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 847 952 967
Rank change year-on-year
+105 +15
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 65 16 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.015% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.053% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 60 9 17
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £38,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £71,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,500 £56,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-10.22% -10.00%

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
26019 30024 31861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.58% 27.41% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 21044 23930 24920
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
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

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 31 July 2016 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 15 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 31 July 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 +78 65 £52,500 +23.52% 2
South East +51 30 £50,000 -23.07% 2
London +61 21 £70,000 +64.70%
Oxfordshire - 20 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire +9 8 £67,500 - 1
Farnborough - 5 £72,500 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £52,500 -
South West +2 3 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire 0 3 £52,500 -
Oxford - 3 £47,500 -
Warwickshire - 3 £52,500 -
Surrey - 2 £52,500 -
Worcester - 2 £52,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £52,500 -
City of London +70 1 £102,500 +141.17%

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 77 (81.05%) OSCP
2 69 (72.63%) CREST Certified
3 67 (70.53%) Penetration Testing
4 65 (68.42%) GIAC
5 45 (47.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 43 (45.26%) CEH
6 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
7 38 (40.00%) Information Security
8 35 (36.84%) CISSP
9 34 (35.79%) Python
10 32 (33.68%) Finance
11 31 (32.63%) Nessus
12 30 (31.58%) Nmap
12 30 (31.58%) Windows
12 30 (31.58%) Linux
13 25 (26.32%) C++
13 25 (26.32%) Java
13 25 (26.32%) Perl
13 25 (26.32%) C
13 25 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (25.26%) OWASP
14 24 (25.26%) CHECK Team Leader
15 23 (24.21%) Social Engineering
15 23 (24.21%) SC Cleared
16 22 (23.16%) Telecoms
17 21 (22.11%) Qualys
17 21 (22.11%) SANS
18 20 (21.05%) OpenVAS
18 20 (21.05%) Tigerscheme
19 19 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) Wireless
2 15 (15.79%) Firewall
3 8 (8.42%) LAN
3 8 (8.42%) WAN
4 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.11%) Internet
6 2 (2.11%) VoIP
6 2 (2.11%) VPN
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Burp Suite
2 11 (11.58%) Metasploit
3 3 (3.16%) AppScan
4 2 (2.11%) Paros
General
1 32 (33.68%) Finance
2 22 (23.16%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.21%) Back Office
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (78.95%) Penetration Tester
1 75 (78.95%) Tester
2 9 (9.47%) Ethical Hacker
3 8 (8.42%) Information Manager
3 8 (8.42%) Information Security Manager
3 8 (8.42%) Security Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Security Penetration Tester
4 7 (7.37%) Security Tester
5 6 (6.32%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 6 (6.32%) Senior Tester
6 5 (5.26%) Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.16%) Graduate
8 3 (3.16%) Graduate Tester
8 3 (3.16%) Testing Engineer
9 2 (2.11%) Architect
9 2 (2.11%) E-Commerce Architect
9 2 (2.11%) Information Architect
9 2 (2.11%) Information Security Architect
9 2 (2.11%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 14 (14.74%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.16%) iPad
6 3 (3.16%) SCADA
7 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.58%) Linux
1 30 (31.58%) Windows
2 8 (8.42%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (70.53%) Penetration Testing
2 45 (47.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 38 (40.00%) Information Security
4 25 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (25.26%) OWASP
6 23 (24.21%) Social Engineering
7 19 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 17 (17.89%) Ethical Hacking
9 14 (14.74%) Security Testing
10 11 (11.58%) Malware Analysis
10 11 (11.58%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (8.42%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 8 (8.42%) Investment Management
11 8 (8.42%) Open Source
12 7 (7.37%) Data Protection
13 6 (6.32%) SIEM
14 5 (5.26%) Operations Research
14 5 (5.26%) Security Architecture
15 4 (4.21%) Risk Management
15 4 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) Python
2 25 (26.32%) C
2 25 (26.32%) C++
2 25 (26.32%) Java
2 25 (26.32%) Perl
3 14 (14.74%) Ruby
4 11 (11.58%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.26%) C#
5 5 (5.26%) Objective-C
5 5 (5.26%) VB
6 3 (3.16%) PHP
7 2 (2.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (81.05%) OSCP
2 69 (72.63%) CREST Certified
3 65 (68.42%) GIAC
4 43 (45.26%) CEH
4 43 (45.26%) Security Cleared
5 35 (36.84%) CISSP
6 24 (25.26%) CHECK Team Leader
7 23 (24.21%) SC Cleared
8 21 (22.11%) SANS
9 20 (21.05%) Tigerscheme
10 19 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
11 14 (14.74%) GWAPT
12 13 (13.68%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (13.68%) CISM
13 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared
14 10 (10.53%) CCNA
14 10 (10.53%) EC-Council LPT
14 10 (10.53%) GCFA
15 9 (9.47%) GCIA
16 8 (8.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) GPG13
1 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (32.63%) Nessus
2 30 (31.58%) Nmap
3 20 (21.05%) OpenVAS
4 3 (3.16%) WebInspect
5 2 (2.11%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Qualys
2 17 (17.89%) Coverity
3 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.11%) Cisco
3 2 (2.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.05%) HP
4 1 (1.05%) IBM
4 1 (1.05%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.05%) SAP
4 1 (1.05%) Sophos
4 1 (1.05%) Symantec
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