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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
UK
Rank 814 909 942
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +33
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 30 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.071% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 3
Median salary £75,000 £98,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% +119.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £103,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 - £46,875

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
20939 28002 29341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 28.05% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16560 22410 23471
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,550 £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 21 January 2017 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 12 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +98 30 £75,000 -24.05% 2
London +67 20 £75,000 -24.05% 1
South East +69 8 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire +26 7 £60,000 -
Abingdon - 5 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £85,000 -
South West - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £80,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £80,000 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 82 (82.83%) Penetration Testing
2 57 (57.58%) Information Security
3 55 (55.56%) GIAC
3 55 (55.56%) OSCP
4 54 (54.55%) CISSP
5 49 (49.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 46 (46.46%) CREST Certified
7 45 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 45 (45.45%) C
8 44 (44.44%) Java
9 42 (42.42%) CISA
10 41 (41.41%) Degree
11 39 (39.39%) GWAPT
12 38 (38.38%) GCFA
13 36 (36.36%) CEH
14 34 (34.34%) Computer Science
15 33 (33.33%) Incident Management
16 32 (32.32%) Data Protection
17 31 (31.31%) Linux
18 30 (30.30%) E-Commerce
18 30 (30.30%) Windows
18 30 (30.30%) Cybersecurity
19 29 (29.29%) Oracle Database
19 29 (29.29%) SABSA
19 29 (29.29%) GCED
19 29 (29.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 29 (29.29%) GPPA
19 29 (29.29%) GSSP-JAVA
19 29 (29.29%) Security Auditing
19 29 (29.29%) Python

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 29 (29.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 29 (29.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (8.08%) Sumo Logic
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) Wireless
2 14 (14.14%) Firewall
3 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.04%) Network Security
5 3 (3.03%) LAN
5 3 (3.03%) VoIP
5 3 (3.03%) VPN
5 3 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (1.01%) SSL
6 1 (1.01%) Wideband
6 1 (1.01%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (12.12%) Burp Suite
2 8 (8.08%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.01%) AppScan
3 1 (1.01%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.01%) Selenium
General
1 24 (24.24%) Finance
2 15 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.03%) Back Office
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (43.43%) Penetration Tester
1 43 (43.43%) Tester
2 37 (37.37%) Architect
3 29 (29.29%) Security Architect
4 22 (22.22%) Information Architect
4 22 (22.22%) Information Security Architect
5 9 (9.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 9 (9.09%) Senior Tester
6 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 8 (8.08%) Principal Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Ethical Hacker
8 5 (5.05%) Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Firewall Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) SOC Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Test Leader
8 5 (5.05%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) LAMP
1 1 (1.01%) Node.js
1 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (34.34%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.13%) Embedded Systems
3 12 (12.12%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.08%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (7.07%) Mobile App
6 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.02%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.01%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.31%) Linux
2 30 (30.30%) Windows
3 11 (11.11%) Kali Linux
4 2 (2.02%) Android
4 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.01%) Solaris
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (82.83%) Penetration Testing
2 57 (57.58%) Information Security
3 49 (49.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 45 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 33 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 32 (32.32%) Data Protection
7 30 (30.30%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (30.30%) E-Commerce
8 29 (29.29%) SABSA
8 29 (29.29%) Security Auditing
8 29 (29.29%) SOA
9 22 (22.22%) Open Source
10 19 (19.19%) Ethical Hacking
11 17 (17.17%) OWASP
12 16 (16.16%) Security Testing
13 14 (14.14%) Social Engineering
14 13 (13.13%) Reverse Engineering
14 13 (13.13%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
16 8 (8.08%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.45%) C
2 44 (44.44%) Java
3 29 (29.29%) Python
4 19 (19.19%) C++
5 17 (17.17%) Bash Shell
5 17 (17.17%) Perl
6 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
7 7 (7.07%) Ruby
8 5 (5.05%) C#
8 5 (5.05%) Objective-C
8 5 (5.05%) VB
9 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (55.56%) GIAC
1 55 (55.56%) OSCP
2 54 (54.55%) CISSP
3 46 (46.46%) CREST Certified
4 42 (42.42%) CISA
5 41 (41.41%) Degree
6 39 (39.39%) GWAPT
7 38 (38.38%) GCFA
8 36 (36.36%) CEH
9 29 (29.29%) GCED
9 29 (29.29%) GPPA
9 29 (29.29%) GSNA
9 29 (29.29%) GSSP-JAVA
9 29 (29.29%) Security Cleared
10 26 (26.26%) SANS
11 18 (18.18%) CHECK Team Leader
12 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
13 13 (13.13%) CHECK Team Member
13 13 (13.13%) CISM
14 11 (11.11%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (8.08%) SSAE 16
2 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (20.20%) Nmap
2 19 (19.19%) Nessus
3 13 (13.13%) OpenVAS
4 8 (8.08%) logstash
4 8 (8.08%) WMI
5 1 (1.01%) EnCase
5 1 (1.01%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (29.29%) Oracle
1 29 (29.29%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (13.13%) Coverity
2 13 (13.13%) Qualys
3 8 (8.08%) Sophos
3 8 (8.08%) Splunk
4 1 (1.01%) SAP
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