The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for GPEN qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 616 661
Rank change year-on-year +21 +45  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 7 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.055% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.083% 0.23% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 8
Median salary £50,000 £72,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.03% +45.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £62,500 £39,650
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8447 9762 11441
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.02% 24.36% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6488 8210 9338
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

GPEN
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for GPEN in London

GPEN
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPEN in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GPEN in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 30 (88.24%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (67.65%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (52.94%) GCIH
3 18 (52.94%) Firewall
4 17 (50.00%) CISSP
4 17 (50.00%) CEH
5 15 (44.12%) GIAC
5 15 (44.12%) Java
5 15 (44.12%) SQL
6 13 (38.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (38.24%) Security Testing
7 11 (32.35%) Digital Forensics
7 11 (32.35%) CREST Certified
7 11 (32.35%) GAWN
7 11 (32.35%) GCIA
7 11 (32.35%) Ethical Hacking
7 11 (32.35%) CHFI
7 11 (32.35%) Degree
7 11 (32.35%) Military
7 11 (32.35%) Information Security
7 11 (32.35%) CISA
7 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
7 11 (32.35%) C#
7 11 (32.35%) HTML
8 9 (26.47%) Malware Analysis
8 9 (26.47%) OSCP
8 9 (26.47%) Data Protection
9 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
9 8 (23.53%) CHECK Team Leader
10 7 (20.59%) GWAPT

GPEN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) Wireless
2 4 (11.76%) Wireshark
3 3 (8.82%) Internet
3 3 (8.82%) VoIP
4 2 (5.88%) Wireless Security
5 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Metasploit
2 3 (8.82%) AppScan
2 3 (8.82%) Paros
3 1 (2.94%) Burp Suite
General
1 11 (32.35%) Military
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Consultant
1 14 (41.18%) Security Consultant
2 11 (32.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 9 (26.47%) Forensic Consultant
3 9 (26.47%) Security Incident Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) Penetration Tester
4 6 (17.65%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Security Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Information Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Test Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Junior
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) iPad
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.82%) Kali Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (67.65%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (38.24%) Security Testing
3 13 (38.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 11 (32.35%) Digital Forensics
4 11 (32.35%) Ethical Hacking
4 11 (32.35%) Information Security
5 9 (26.47%) Data Protection
5 9 (26.47%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
7 5 (14.71%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (14.71%) SIEM
8 4 (11.76%) Open Source
8 4 (11.76%) OWASP
8 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.76%) SABSA
8 4 (11.76%) Security Architecture
8 4 (11.76%) Security Operations
8 4 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) Java
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) C#
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) GCIH
2 17 (50.00%) CEH
2 17 (50.00%) CISSP
3 15 (44.12%) GIAC
4 11 (32.35%) CHFI
4 11 (32.35%) CISA
4 11 (32.35%) CREST Certified
4 11 (32.35%) Degree
4 11 (32.35%) GAWN
4 11 (32.35%) GCIA
5 9 (26.47%) OSCP
6 8 (23.53%) CHECK Team Leader
7 7 (20.59%) CISM
7 7 (20.59%) GWAPT
8 4 (11.76%) GCED
8 4 (11.76%) GCFA
8 4 (11.76%) GPPA
8 4 (11.76%) GSNA
8 4 (11.76%) GSSP-JAVA
9 3 (8.82%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Nessus
2 3 (8.82%) HP Fortify
2 3 (8.82%) Nmap
2 3 (8.82%) RSA enVision
2 3 (8.82%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
1 4 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (8.82%) ArcSight
2 3 (8.82%) LogLogic
2 3 (8.82%) NetWitness
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco