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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 836 943 966
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +23
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 82 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.068% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 79 9 9
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +4.00%

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
24919 29540 31095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.04% 27.29% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 20051 23835 24286
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
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 26 September 2016 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 22 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 26 September 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 +104 82 £60,000 -4.00% 5
London +80 38 £70,000 +64.70% 1
South East +58 28 £50,000 -25.92% 3
Oxfordshire +19 16 £50,000 - 2
Hampshire +18 10 £63,750 - 1
Farnborough - 6 £71,250 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £52,500 -
South West -19 3 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire -19 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +18 2 £45,000 +63.63%
Leicestershire -10 2 £45,000 +63.63%
Warwickshire - 2 £52,500 -
Surrey - 2 £55,000 -
City of London +54 1 £42,500 -
Manchester - 1 £57,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £47,500 -
Worcester - 1 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £57,500 -
Worcestershire - 1 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £57,500 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 93 (72.66%) OSCP
2 91 (71.09%) Penetration Testing
3 83 (64.84%) CREST Certified
4 81 (63.28%) GIAC
5 61 (47.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 59 (46.09%) CEH
6 59 (46.09%) Information Security
7 58 (45.31%) Security Cleared
8 49 (38.28%) CISSP
9 45 (35.16%) C
10 44 (34.38%) Linux
10 44 (34.38%) Python
10 44 (34.38%) Finance
11 41 (32.03%) Windows
12 40 (31.25%) Java
13 39 (30.47%) Nmap
13 39 (30.47%) Nessus
14 34 (26.56%) C++
14 34 (26.56%) Cybersecurity
14 34 (26.56%) Social Engineering
15 33 (25.78%) SANS
15 33 (25.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 32 (25.00%) Perl
16 32 (25.00%) OWASP
16 32 (25.00%) SC Cleared
17 31 (24.22%) GWAPT
18 29 (22.66%) Telecoms
19 28 (21.88%) Wireless
20 27 (21.09%) Ethical Hacking
20 27 (21.09%) CHECK Team Leader

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 11 (8.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.88%) Wireless
2 22 (17.19%) Firewall
3 13 (10.16%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.25%) LAN
4 8 (6.25%) WAN
5 4 (3.13%) Network Security
6 2 (1.56%) VoIP
6 2 (1.56%) VPN
7 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.78%) SSL
7 1 (0.78%) Wideband
7 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.78%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (20.31%) Burp Suite
2 15 (11.72%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.78%) AppScan
3 1 (0.78%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.78%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 44 (34.38%) Finance
2 29 (22.66%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.69%) Back Office
4 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.56%) Electronics
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (71.09%) Penetration Tester
1 91 (71.09%) Tester
2 14 (10.94%) Architect
2 14 (10.94%) Ethical Hacker
3 13 (10.16%) Security Architect
4 12 (9.38%) Information Architect
4 12 (9.38%) Information Security Architect
5 10 (7.81%) Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 10 (7.81%) Senior Tester
6 8 (6.25%) Security Penetration Tester
6 8 (6.25%) Security Tester
7 7 (5.47%) Security Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Firewall Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) SOC Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Graduate Tester
9 5 (3.91%) Information Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) LAMP
1 1 (0.78%) Node.js
1 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.19%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (16.41%) Cyberthreat
3 17 (13.28%) Computer Science
4 16 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.56%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.78%) SCADA
8 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.38%) Linux
2 41 (32.03%) Windows
3 13 (10.16%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Solaris
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (71.09%) Penetration Testing
2 61 (47.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 59 (46.09%) Information Security
4 34 (26.56%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (26.56%) Social Engineering
5 33 (25.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 32 (25.00%) OWASP
7 27 (21.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 25 (19.53%) Reverse Engineering
9 21 (16.41%) Malware Analysis
10 18 (14.06%) Data Protection
11 17 (13.28%) Open Source
12 15 (11.72%) Incident Management
13 14 (10.94%) Security Testing
14 13 (10.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 13 (10.16%) E-Commerce
14 13 (10.16%) SABSA
14 13 (10.16%) Security Auditing
15 11 (8.59%) SOA
16 7 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.16%) C
2 44 (34.38%) Python
3 40 (31.25%) Java
4 34 (26.56%) C++
5 32 (25.00%) Perl
6 17 (13.28%) Ruby
7 15 (11.72%) Bash Shell
8 9 (7.03%) C#
8 9 (7.03%) Objective-C
8 9 (7.03%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 93 (72.66%) OSCP
2 83 (64.84%) CREST Certified
3 81 (63.28%) GIAC
4 59 (46.09%) CEH
5 58 (45.31%) Security Cleared
6 49 (38.28%) CISSP
7 33 (25.78%) SANS
8 32 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 31 (24.22%) GWAPT
10 27 (21.09%) CHECK Team Leader
11 26 (20.31%) CHECK Team Member
12 25 (19.53%) Tigerscheme
13 24 (18.75%) CISA
14 19 (14.84%) GCFA
15 18 (14.06%) Degree
16 17 (13.28%) CISM
17 16 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (11.72%) CCNA
18 15 (11.72%) EC-Council LPT
19 14 (10.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (30.47%) Nessus
1 39 (30.47%) Nmap
2 25 (19.53%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.78%) logstash
3 1 (0.78%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (19.53%) Qualys
2 22 (17.19%) Coverity
3 11 (8.59%) Oracle
3 11 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.56%) SAP
4 2 (1.56%) Sophos
5 1 (0.78%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.78%) Splunk
5 1 (0.78%) Symantec
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