The table below looks at the statistics for GWAPT in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GWAPT over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
Rank 893 865 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Permanent jobs citing GWAPT 6 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.008% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.028% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 0
Average salary £61,250 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £61,250 £57,500 -
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -

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
31403 28879 33391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.98% 27.15% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24333 23456 28266
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

GWAPT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GWAPT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GWAPT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GWAPT
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GWAPT within the UK.

GWAPT Salary Trend in the UK

GWAPT
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GWAPT within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
England -41 2 £61,250 -5.76%
Leicester - 2 £61,250 -
Leicestershire - 2 £61,250 -
East Midlands - 2 £61,250 -

GWAPT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GWAPT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GWAPT.

1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
1 13 (100.00%) GCIH
1 13 (100.00%) GPEN
1 13 (100.00%) OSCP
1 13 (100.00%) OSCE
2 9 (69.23%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (69.23%) CEH
2 9 (69.23%) Wireless
2 9 (69.23%) VoIP
3 8 (61.54%) UNIX
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) CISSP
3 8 (61.54%) Information Security
3 8 (61.54%) Data Security
3 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
3 8 (61.54%) CISA
3 8 (61.54%) CISM
3 8 (61.54%) CISMP
3 8 (61.54%) Degree
3 8 (61.54%) Security Testing
4 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (38.46%) Open Source
4 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) OS/390
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) Internet
5 4 (30.77%) Solaris

GWAPT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GWAPT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GWAPT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Wireless
2 9 (69.23%) VoIP
3 4 (30.77%) FTP
3 4 (30.77%) HTTP
3 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (30.77%) SSH
3 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security
3 4 (30.77%) tcpdump
3 4 (30.77%) LDAP
3 4 (30.77%) Internet
4 3 (23.08%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) AppScan
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (30.77%) IT Security Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Security Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Security Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Security Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Management Information System
2 5 (38.46%) Open Source
3 4 (30.77%) AS400
3 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) UNIX
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Solaris
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) OS/390
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Security Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Data Security
2 8 (61.54%) Information Security
3 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (30.77%) Information Management
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) GCIH
1 13 (100.00%) GPEN
1 13 (100.00%) OSCP
1 13 (100.00%) OSCE
2 9 (69.23%) CEH
3 8 (61.54%) CISMP
3 8 (61.54%) Degree
3 8 (61.54%) CISSP
3 8 (61.54%) CISA
3 8 (61.54%) CISM
4 4 (30.77%) GCIA
4 4 (30.77%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
2 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) COBIT
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle