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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 821 952 938
Rank change year-on-year
+131 -14
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 89 18 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.017% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.061% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 85 9 16
Median salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £86,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +8.00%

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
25665 29528 31156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.27% 27.43% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 20805 23811 24120
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 30 August 2016 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 20 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 30 August 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 +105 89 £57,500 -8.00% 4
London +76 36 £70,000 +64.70% 1
South East +51 34 £52,500 -22.22% 2
Oxfordshire - 18 £50,000 -
Hampshire +7 13 £65,000 - 2
Farnborough - 8 £71,250 - 2
West Midlands - 6 £52,500 - 1
South West 0 4 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire -9 4 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 3 £52,500 -
Oxford - 3 £47,500 -
Surrey - 3 £52,500 -
Worcester - 2 £52,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £52,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
City of London +57 1 £42,500 -
Manchester - 1 £57,500 -
North West - 1 £57,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £57,500 - 1

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 91 (75.83%) OSCP
2 85 (70.83%) Penetration Testing
3 82 (68.33%) CREST Certified
4 81 (67.50%) GIAC
5 57 (47.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 55 (45.83%) CEH
7 54 (45.00%) Information Security
8 53 (44.17%) Security Cleared
9 49 (40.83%) CISSP
10 41 (34.17%) Finance
11 40 (33.33%) Linux
12 39 (32.50%) Python
13 37 (30.83%) Windows
14 35 (29.17%) C
15 34 (28.33%) Nmap
15 34 (28.33%) Nessus
15 34 (28.33%) Cybersecurity
16 33 (27.50%) Social Engineering
16 33 (27.50%) Java
17 32 (26.67%) SANS
18 31 (25.83%) SC Cleared
19 30 (25.00%) Perl
20 29 (24.17%) C++
20 29 (24.17%) CHECK Team Leader
21 28 (23.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
21 28 (23.33%) OWASP
22 27 (22.50%) Wireless
23 26 (21.67%) Tigerscheme
24 25 (20.83%) Burp Suite
24 25 (20.83%) GWAPT

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 6 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.50%) Wireless
2 20 (16.67%) Firewall
3 11 (9.17%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.83%) LAN
4 7 (5.83%) WAN
5 3 (2.50%) Network Security
5 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.67%) VoIP
6 2 (1.67%) VPN
7 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.83%) SSL
7 1 (0.83%) Wideband
7 1 (0.83%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (20.83%) Burp Suite
2 14 (11.67%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.67%) AppScan
4 1 (0.83%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.83%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 41 (34.17%) Finance
2 25 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.00%) Back Office
4 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.67%) Electronics
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (75.00%) Penetration Tester
1 90 (75.00%) Tester
2 13 (10.83%) Ethical Hacker
3 9 (7.50%) Analyst
3 9 (7.50%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 9 (7.50%) Senior Tester
4 8 (6.67%) Architect
4 8 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 8 (6.67%) Security Penetration Tester
4 8 (6.67%) Security Tester
5 7 (5.83%) Information Architect
5 7 (5.83%) Information Security Architect
6 6 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Firewall Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Information Manager
7 5 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (4.17%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.17%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) LAMP
1 1 (0.83%) Node.js
1 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) Cyberthreat
2 18 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 12 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.50%) iPad
6 3 (2.50%) SCADA
7 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.83%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 40 (33.33%) Linux
2 37 (30.83%) Windows
3 11 (9.17%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.83%) Penetration Testing
2 57 (47.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 54 (45.00%) Information Security
4 34 (28.33%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (27.50%) Social Engineering
6 28 (23.33%) OWASP
6 28 (23.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 24 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 24 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 20 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
9 17 (14.17%) Security Testing
10 15 (12.50%) Open Source
11 13 (10.83%) Data Protection
12 12 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 9 (7.50%) Incident Management
14 8 (6.67%) E-Commerce
14 8 (6.67%) SABSA
14 8 (6.67%) Security Auditing
15 6 (5.00%) SIEM
15 6 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.50%) Python
2 35 (29.17%) C
3 33 (27.50%) Java
4 30 (25.00%) Perl
5 29 (24.17%) C++
6 18 (15.00%) Ruby
7 12 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.67%) C#
8 8 (6.67%) Objective-C
8 8 (6.67%) VB
9 3 (2.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (75.83%) OSCP
2 82 (68.33%) CREST Certified
3 81 (67.50%) GIAC
4 55 (45.83%) CEH
5 53 (44.17%) Security Cleared
6 49 (40.83%) CISSP
7 32 (26.67%) SANS
8 31 (25.83%) SC Cleared
9 29 (24.17%) CHECK Team Leader
10 26 (21.67%) Tigerscheme
11 25 (20.83%) CHECK Team Member
11 25 (20.83%) GWAPT
12 19 (15.83%) CISA
13 18 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (14.17%) CISM
15 15 (12.50%) CCNA
15 15 (12.50%) EC-Council LPT
16 13 (10.83%) GCFA
17 12 (10.00%) Degree
17 12 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (28.33%) Nessus
1 34 (28.33%) Nmap
2 21 (17.50%) OpenVAS
3 2 (1.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (18.33%) Qualys
2 18 (15.00%) Coverity
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
3 6 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (0.83%) HP
5 1 (0.83%) IBM
5 1 (0.83%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.83%) Sophos
5 1 (0.83%) Symantec
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