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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / London
Rank 550 640 647
Rank change year-on-year +90 +7  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 27 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.081% 0.038% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.15% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 9
Median salary £75,000 £95,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +46.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £61,000 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £102,500 £94,000
UK excluding London median salary £63,750 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +15.90% -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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7864 10822 10968
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.67% 25.80% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6366 8962 8934
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GPEN in London

GPEN
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London +47 1 £69,000 -33.00%
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 47 (94.00%) Penetration Testing
2 35 (70.00%) CISSP
3 30 (60.00%) Java
4 27 (54.00%) Data Protection
5 26 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (48.00%) CISA
6 24 (48.00%) Information Security
7 23 (46.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 22 (44.00%) Degree
9 21 (42.00%) Computer Science
10 20 (40.00%) E-Commerce
11 19 (38.00%) SOA
11 19 (38.00%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (38.00%) Oracle
11 19 (38.00%) GIAC
11 19 (38.00%) Incident Management
11 19 (38.00%) GSNA
11 19 (38.00%) GCFA
11 19 (38.00%) Oracle Database
11 19 (38.00%) SABSA
11 19 (38.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 19 (38.00%) Oracle EBS R12
11 19 (38.00%) GWAPT
11 19 (38.00%) GCED
11 19 (38.00%) GSSP-JAVA
11 19 (38.00%) GPPA
11 19 (38.00%) Security Auditing
12 16 (32.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 16 (32.00%) Security Testing
12 16 (32.00%) C

GPEN
Top Related 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 19 (38.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (22.00%) Military
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Architect
1 19 (38.00%) Security Architect
2 15 (30.00%) Consultant
2 15 (30.00%) Security Consultant
3 13 (26.00%) Information Architect
3 13 (26.00%) Information Security Architect
4 11 (22.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 9 (18.00%) Forensic Consultant
6 8 (16.00%) Test Leader
7 4 (8.00%) Penetration Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Test Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Applications Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Applications Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Security Tester
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (22.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (94.00%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (54.00%) Data Protection
3 26 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (48.00%) Information Security
5 23 (46.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 20 (40.00%) E-Commerce
7 19 (38.00%) Incident Management
7 19 (38.00%) SABSA
7 19 (38.00%) Security Auditing
7 19 (38.00%) SOA
8 16 (32.00%) Security Testing
8 16 (32.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (22.00%) Digital Forensics
9 11 (22.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 9 (18.00%) Malware Analysis
11 5 (10.00%) Open Source
11 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.00%) Computer Security
13 3 (6.00%) SIEM
14 2 (4.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (60.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) C
3 12 (24.00%) SQL
4 11 (22.00%) C#
4 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (70.00%) CISSP
2 24 (48.00%) CISA
3 22 (44.00%) Degree
4 19 (38.00%) GCED
4 19 (38.00%) GCFA
4 19 (38.00%) GIAC
4 19 (38.00%) GPPA
4 19 (38.00%) GSNA
4 19 (38.00%) GSSP-JAVA
4 19 (38.00%) GWAPT
5 15 (30.00%) CEH
6 13 (26.00%) CHECK Team Leader
6 13 (26.00%) CREST Certified
6 13 (26.00%) GCIH
7 11 (22.00%) CHFI
7 11 (22.00%) GAWN
7 11 (22.00%) GCIA
7 11 (22.00%) OSCP
8 5 (10.00%) CISM
9 3 (6.00%) SANS
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Nessus
1 1 (2.00%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Oracle
1 19 (38.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.00%) LogLogic
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) NetWitness
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