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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 859 943
Rank change year-on-year +12 +84  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 8 48 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.052% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.039% 0.19% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 7 38 11
Median salary £40,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £102,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -28.57% +10.52%  

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 20554 24654 28457
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.62% 26.61% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16095 20173 22718
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +17 6 £45,000 -37.93% 1
South East +28 1 - -
South West +6 1 £37,500 -31.81%
GPEN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 40 (81.63%) Penetration Testing
2 33 (67.35%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (57.14%) GIAC
4 24 (48.98%) CEH
5 21 (42.86%) Java
5 21 (42.86%) CREST Certified
6 19 (38.78%) Ethical Hacking
7 18 (36.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (36.73%) CISSP
7 18 (36.73%) Firewall
7 18 (36.73%) GCIH
8 16 (32.65%) OSCP
9 15 (30.61%) Degree
9 15 (30.61%) SQL
10 13 (26.53%) Information Security
10 13 (26.53%) C#
10 13 (26.53%) Security Testing
10 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
10 13 (26.53%) CHECK Team Leader
11 12 (24.49%) Reverse Engineering
11 12 (24.49%) Linux
11 12 (24.49%) Finance
12 11 (22.45%) Military
12 11 (22.45%) CISA
12 11 (22.45%) GCIA
12 11 (22.45%) HTML
12 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
12 11 (22.45%) Digital Forensics
12 11 (22.45%) CHFI
12 11 (22.45%) SANS

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 3 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) Sumo Logic
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) Wireless
3 4 (8.16%) Wireshark
4 3 (6.12%) Internet
4 3 (6.12%) Network Security
4 3 (6.12%) VoIP
5 2 (4.08%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Metasploit
2 3 (6.12%) AppScan
2 3 (6.12%) Paros
3 1 (2.04%) Burp Suite
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Military
3 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Consultant
1 14 (28.57%) Security Consultant
2 11 (22.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 11 (22.45%) Penetration Tester
2 11 (22.45%) Tester
3 9 (18.37%) Forensic Consultant
3 9 (18.37%) Security Incident Consultant
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 6 (12.24%) Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Information Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (8.16%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.12%) iPad
5 3 (6.12%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Linux
2 10 (20.41%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) Kali Linux
4 6 (12.24%) Android
5 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Penetration Testing
2 33 (67.35%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (38.78%) Ethical Hacking
4 18 (36.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 13 (26.53%) Information Security
5 13 (26.53%) Security Testing
6 12 (24.49%) Reverse Engineering
7 11 (22.45%) Digital Forensics
8 9 (18.37%) Data Protection
8 9 (18.37%) Malware Analysis
9 8 (16.33%) OWASP
10 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
11 6 (12.24%) Security Operations
11 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
12 5 (10.20%) Open Source
12 5 (10.20%) SIEM
12 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 4 (8.16%) SABSA
13 4 (8.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) SQL
3 13 (26.53%) C#
4 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
5 9 (18.37%) C
6 8 (16.33%) Python
7 6 (12.24%) Bash Shell
7 6 (12.24%) C++
8 4 (8.16%) Perl
9 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (57.14%) GIAC
2 24 (48.98%) CEH
3 21 (42.86%) CREST Certified
4 18 (36.73%) CISSP
4 18 (36.73%) GCIH
5 16 (32.65%) OSCP
6 15 (30.61%) Degree
7 13 (26.53%) CHECK Team Leader
7 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.45%) CHFI
8 11 (22.45%) CISA
8 11 (22.45%) GAWN
8 11 (22.45%) GCIA
8 11 (22.45%) SANS
9 9 (18.37%) CHECK Team Member
10 8 (16.33%) CISM
10 8 (16.33%) GCFA
10 8 (16.33%) Tigerscheme
11 7 (14.29%) GWAPT
11 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.08%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Nessus
2 7 (14.29%) Nmap
3 4 (8.16%) Defensics
3 4 (8.16%) OpenVAS
4 3 (6.12%) HP Fortify
4 3 (6.12%) RSA enVision
4 3 (6.12%) WebInspect
5 2 (4.08%) EnCase
5 2 (4.08%) logstash
5 2 (4.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Codenomicon
1 4 (8.16%) Coverity
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle
1 4 (8.16%) Qualys
1 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.12%) ArcSight
2 3 (6.12%) LogLogic
2 3 (6.12%) NetWitness
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Sophos
3 2 (4.08%) Splunk
4 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago