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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
UK
Rank 822 917 942
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +25
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 27 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.073% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 4
Median salary £75,000 £102,500 £49,375
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +107.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,750 £47,875
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £103,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £52,500 £56,875
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -7.69%

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
20686 28636 29355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.79% 27.99% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16349 22919 23401
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 19 February 2017 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 10 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 19 February 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 +111 27 £75,000 -26.82% 3
London +59 18 £75,000 -26.82% 1
South East +70 6 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Oxfordshire +18 6 £60,000 - 1
Abingdon - 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £42,250 -
Leicestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £37,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 71 (91.03%) Penetration Testing
2 48 (61.54%) CISSP
3 43 (55.13%) Information Security
4 42 (53.85%) Java
5 39 (50.00%) CISA
5 39 (50.00%) Degree
6 37 (47.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 36 (46.15%) GCFA
7 36 (46.15%) C
7 36 (46.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 35 (44.87%) GIAC
9 33 (42.31%) OSCP
10 32 (41.03%) Cybersecurity
10 32 (41.03%) Data Protection
11 31 (39.74%) Computer Science
11 31 (39.74%) Incident Management
11 31 (39.74%) GWAPT
12 28 (35.90%) E-Commerce
12 28 (35.90%) Security Auditing
13 27 (34.62%) GSSP-JAVA
13 27 (34.62%) GPPA
13 27 (34.62%) SOA
13 27 (34.62%) Oracle
13 27 (34.62%) Salesforce.com
13 27 (34.62%) GSNA
13 27 (34.62%) GCED
13 27 (34.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 27 (34.62%) Oracle Database
13 27 (34.62%) SABSA
13 27 (34.62%) Oracle EBS R12

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 27 (34.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (34.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (10.26%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.95%) Firewall
2 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.69%) Wireless
3 4 (5.13%) Network Security
4 3 (3.85%) VoIP
4 3 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.28%) LAN
5 1 (1.28%) WAN
5 1 (1.28%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.41%) Military
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (44.87%) Architect
2 27 (34.62%) Security Architect
3 23 (29.49%) Penetration Tester
3 23 (29.49%) Tester
4 20 (25.64%) Information Architect
4 20 (25.64%) Information Security Architect
5 9 (11.54%) Consultant
5 9 (11.54%) Security Consultant
6 8 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 8 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 8 (10.26%) Principal Architect
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Tester
7 6 (7.69%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.41%) Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Forensic Consultant
8 5 (6.41%) Security Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (39.74%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.26%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.28%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Windows
2 18 (23.08%) Linux
3 6 (7.69%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (91.03%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (55.13%) Information Security
3 37 (47.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 36 (46.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 32 (41.03%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (41.03%) Data Protection
6 31 (39.74%) Incident Management
7 28 (35.90%) E-Commerce
7 28 (35.90%) Security Auditing
8 27 (34.62%) SABSA
8 27 (34.62%) SOA
9 17 (21.79%) Ethical Hacking
9 17 (21.79%) Open Source
9 17 (21.79%) Security Testing
10 12 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (12.82%) OWASP
12 9 (11.54%) Malware Analysis
13 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (10.26%) Security Operations
13 8 (10.26%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 42 (53.85%) Java
2 36 (46.15%) C
3 20 (25.64%) Python
4 15 (19.23%) Bash Shell
5 12 (15.38%) C++
6 10 (12.82%) Perl
7 8 (10.26%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.97%) C#
9 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
9 5 (6.41%) SQL
10 2 (2.56%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.56%) Ruby
10 2 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (61.54%) CISSP
2 39 (50.00%) CISA
2 39 (50.00%) Degree
3 36 (46.15%) GCFA
4 35 (44.87%) GIAC
5 33 (42.31%) OSCP
6 31 (39.74%) GWAPT
7 27 (34.62%) CEH
7 27 (34.62%) GCED
7 27 (34.62%) GPPA
7 27 (34.62%) GSNA
7 27 (34.62%) GSSP-JAVA
8 25 (32.05%) CREST Certified
9 15 (19.23%) SANS
10 13 (16.67%) CISM
10 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 11 (14.10%) CHECK Team Leader
12 9 (11.54%) GCIA
13 8 (10.26%) GCIH
14 5 (6.41%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.26%) SSAE 16
3 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) Nessus
1 11 (14.10%) Nmap
2 9 (11.54%) OpenVAS
3 8 (10.26%) logstash
3 8 (10.26%) WMI
4 1 (1.28%) EnCase
Vendors
1 27 (34.62%) Oracle
1 27 (34.62%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (11.54%) Coverity
2 9 (11.54%) Qualys
3 8 (10.26%) Sophos
3 8 (10.26%) Splunk
4 1 (1.28%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 25 days ago