Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for GPEN qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 352 421
Rank change year-on-year +31 +69 +59
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 5 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.049% 0.009% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.038% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 3
City of London median annual salary £100,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +135.29% - -
Central London median annual salary £100,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +135.29% - -

GPEN is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2260 2648 4100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.12% 22.78% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2015 2353 3533
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,000 £92,500 £83,950
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing GPEN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for GPEN in the City of London

GPEN
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPEN in the City of London.

Salary trend for GPEN in the City of London

GPEN
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPEN in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GPEN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 5 (100.00%) GXPN
2 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (60.00%) Social Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Burp Suite
3 3 (60.00%) CHECK Team Leader
3 3 (60.00%) Open Source
3 3 (60.00%) OSCP
3 3 (60.00%) OSCE
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) OWASP
3 3 (60.00%) Metasploit
3 3 (60.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Nessus
3 3 (60.00%) Nmap
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Master's Degree

GPEN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Burp Suite
1 3 (60.00%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (60.00%) Lead Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) OWASP
2 3 (60.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Social Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 5 (100.00%) GXPN
2 3 (60.00%) CHECK Team Leader
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Master's Degree
2 3 (60.00%) OSCE
2 3 (60.00%) OSCP
2 3 (60.00%) SANS
3 2 (40.00%) GIAC
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Nessus
1 3 (60.00%) Nmap