The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GPEN qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 927 924
Rank change year-on-year +126 -3  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 41 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.074% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 32 18 12
Median salary £75,000 £67,500 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £55,000 £48,875
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £102,500 £89,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.34%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19810 26924 27908
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.75% 27.61% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15723 21803 22089
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GPEN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GPEN in England

GPEN
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for GPEN in England

GPEN
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPEN in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GPEN in England

GPEN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
London +89 27 £75,000 -21.05% 1
South East +54 4 £60,000 +14.28%
South West +31 4 £37,500 -31.81%
East Midlands - 2 £58,500 -
North West - 1 £67,500 -
GPEN
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 England region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 67 (88.16%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (55.26%) GIAC
2 42 (55.26%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (51.32%) Java
4 37 (48.68%) CISSP
5 32 (42.11%) Degree
6 31 (40.79%) Information Security
7 30 (39.47%) CREST Certified
8 29 (38.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 28 (36.84%) GCFA
10 27 (35.53%) CEH
10 27 (35.53%) Data Protection
11 26 (34.21%) OSCP
12 25 (32.89%) CISA
12 25 (32.89%) C
13 23 (30.26%) Computer Science
13 23 (30.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 22 (28.95%) Ethical Hacking
15 21 (27.63%) E-Commerce
16 20 (26.32%) GWAPT
16 20 (26.32%) Security Auditing
17 19 (25.00%) Oracle Database
17 19 (25.00%) SABSA
17 19 (25.00%) GPPA
17 19 (25.00%) GSSP-JAVA
17 19 (25.00%) CHECK Team Leader
17 19 (25.00%) GCED
17 19 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 19 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
17 19 (25.00%) Incident Management

GPEN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 19 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.89%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) Firewall
2 5 (6.58%) Wireless
3 3 (3.95%) Network Security
4 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.32%) VoIP
5 1 (1.32%) VPN
5 1 (1.32%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.32%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Military
3 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
5 2 (2.63%) Electronics
6 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Architect
2 19 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 17 (22.37%) Consultant
3 17 (22.37%) Security Consultant
4 13 (17.11%) Information Architect
4 13 (17.11%) Information Security Architect
4 13 (17.11%) Penetration Tester
4 13 (17.11%) Tester
5 11 (14.47%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 9 (11.84%) Forensic Consultant
7 8 (10.53%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 8 (10.53%) Senior Tester
7 8 (10.53%) Test Leader
8 7 (9.21%) Team Leader
9 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 6 (7.89%) Principal Architect
10 4 (5.26%) Test Consultant
11 3 (3.95%) Applications Architect
11 3 (3.95%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.26%) Computer Science
2 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.21%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (7.89%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Kali Linux
4 4 (5.26%) Android
4 4 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (88.16%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (55.26%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (40.79%) Information Security
4 29 (38.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 27 (35.53%) Data Protection
6 23 (30.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 22 (28.95%) Ethical Hacking
8 21 (27.63%) E-Commerce
9 20 (26.32%) Security Auditing
10 19 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 19 (25.00%) SABSA
10 19 (25.00%) SOA
11 17 (22.37%) Security Testing
12 11 (14.47%) Digital Forensics
12 11 (14.47%) Open Source
12 11 (14.47%) Reverse Engineering
13 9 (11.84%) Malware Analysis
14 8 (10.53%) Security Architecture
15 7 (9.21%) OWASP
15 7 (9.21%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 39 (51.32%) Java
2 25 (32.89%) C
3 14 (18.42%) Python
4 13 (17.11%) C#
5 12 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 12 (15.79%) SQL
6 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.84%) C++
8 6 (7.89%) Perl
8 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (55.26%) GIAC
2 37 (48.68%) CISSP
3 32 (42.11%) Degree
4 30 (39.47%) CREST Certified
5 28 (36.84%) GCFA
6 27 (35.53%) CEH
7 26 (34.21%) OSCP
8 25 (32.89%) CISA
9 20 (26.32%) GWAPT
10 19 (25.00%) CHECK Team Leader
10 19 (25.00%) GCED
10 19 (25.00%) GPPA
10 19 (25.00%) GSNA
10 19 (25.00%) GSSP-JAVA
11 17 (22.37%) SANS
11 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
12 14 (18.42%) GCIH
13 11 (14.47%) CHFI
13 11 (14.47%) GAWN
13 11 (14.47%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.89%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Nessus
2 6 (7.89%) logstash
2 6 (7.89%) Nmap
2 6 (7.89%) OpenVAS
2 6 (7.89%) WMI
3 3 (3.95%) EnCase
4 1 (1.32%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 19 (25.00%) Oracle
1 19 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (7.89%) Coverity
2 6 (7.89%) Qualys
2 6 (7.89%) Sophos
2 6 (7.89%) Splunk
3 1 (1.32%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.32%) LogLogic
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.32%) NetWitness
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