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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 864 948 961
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +13
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 52 22 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.020% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.072% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 43 16 23
Median salary £62,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,000 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £98,500 £97,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £48,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%

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
26007 30378 33083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 27.42% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21039 24079 26193
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £67,500 £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 1 July 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 1 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 +85 52 £62,500 +25.00% 4
London +69 24 £70,000 +40.00% 1
South East +38 17 £51,250 -18.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 11 £47,500 -
Hampshire +5 5 £70,000 - 1
City of London +58 3 £102,500 +105.00%
South West +12 3 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 3 £72,500 - 1
Gloucestershire -2 2 £56,250 -
West Midlands -5 2 £52,500 +10.52%
Oxford - 2 £47,500 -
Worcester - 1 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £52,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £52,500 -
Surrey - 1 £52,500 -
Bristol - 1 £55,000 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 51 (70.83%) OSCP
2 49 (68.06%) Penetration Testing
3 47 (65.28%) CREST Certified
4 44 (61.11%) GIAC
5 36 (50.00%) Information Security
5 36 (50.00%) CISSP
6 32 (44.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 29 (40.28%) CEH
8 23 (31.94%) Security Cleared
8 23 (31.94%) Python
9 21 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (27.78%) Windows
10 20 (27.78%) Linux
11 19 (26.39%) Finance
11 19 (26.39%) Nmap
11 19 (26.39%) Nessus
12 18 (25.00%) Perl
13 17 (23.61%) Java
13 17 (23.61%) CISM
14 16 (22.22%) Social Engineering
14 16 (22.22%) CHECK Team Leader
15 15 (20.83%) C++
15 15 (20.83%) C
15 15 (20.83%) GCFA
16 14 (19.44%) GCIA
16 14 (19.44%) OWASP
17 13 (18.06%) EnCE
17 13 (18.06%) Qualys
17 13 (18.06%) Wireless
17 13 (18.06%) Active Directory

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) Wireless
2 12 (16.67%) Firewall
3 7 (9.72%) LAN
3 7 (9.72%) WAN
4 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.78%) Internet
5 2 (2.78%) VoIP
5 2 (2.78%) VPN
5 2 (2.78%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.39%) Intranet
6 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Burp Suite
2 7 (9.72%) Metasploit
3 3 (4.17%) AppScan
4 2 (2.78%) Paros
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 13 (18.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (68.06%) Penetration Tester
1 49 (68.06%) Tester
2 13 (18.06%) Information Manager
2 13 (18.06%) Information Security Manager
2 13 (18.06%) Security Manager
3 6 (8.33%) Ethical Hacker
4 5 (6.94%) Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 5 (6.94%) Senior Tester
5 3 (4.17%) Security Penetration Tester
5 3 (4.17%) Security Tester
5 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 2 (2.78%) Architect
6 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Information Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Security Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) Security Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Testing Engineer
7 1 (1.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 10 (13.89%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (13.89%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.17%) iPad
5 3 (4.17%) SCADA
6 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.78%) Linux
1 20 (27.78%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (68.06%) Penetration Testing
2 36 (50.00%) Information Security
3 32 (44.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 21 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (22.22%) Social Engineering
6 14 (19.44%) OWASP
7 12 (16.67%) Security Testing
8 11 (15.28%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (15.28%) Investment Management
8 11 (15.28%) Reverse Engineering
9 8 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
9 8 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (8.33%) Open Source
11 5 (6.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 5 (6.94%) Security Architecture
12 4 (5.56%) Operations Research
12 4 (5.56%) Risk Management
12 4 (5.56%) SIEM
13 3 (4.17%) Data Protection
13 3 (4.17%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) Python
2 18 (25.00%) Perl
3 17 (23.61%) Java
4 15 (20.83%) C
4 15 (20.83%) C++
5 11 (15.28%) Ruby
6 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.17%) C#
7 3 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.17%) PHP
7 3 (4.17%) VB
8 2 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (70.83%) OSCP
2 47 (65.28%) CREST Certified
3 44 (61.11%) GIAC
4 36 (50.00%) CISSP
5 29 (40.28%) CEH
6 23 (31.94%) Security Cleared
7 17 (23.61%) CISM
8 16 (22.22%) CHECK Team Leader
9 15 (20.83%) GCFA
10 14 (19.44%) GCIA
11 13 (18.06%) CCFP
11 13 (18.06%) EnCE
11 13 (18.06%) GREM
11 13 (18.06%) SANS
11 13 (18.06%) SSCP
12 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 12 (16.67%) Tigerscheme
13 11 (15.28%) GWAPT
14 10 (13.89%) CHECK Team Member
14 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) GPG13
1 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (18.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (26.39%) Nessus
1 19 (26.39%) Nmap
2 12 (16.67%) OpenVAS
3 3 (4.17%) WebInspect
4 2 (2.78%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Qualys
2 10 (13.89%) Coverity
3 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco
3 2 (2.78%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.39%) HP
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.39%) Sophos
4 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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