Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 785 917
Rank change year-on-year -33 +132 +5
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 27 58 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.077% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.32% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 23 59 8
London median annual salary £50,000 £75,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £34,250 £48,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £85,000 £66,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -4.76%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16892 17994 22875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.48% 24.04% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12602 14950 18652
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,413
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.97% +6.83%
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +9 5 £100,000 +135.29% 1
West London +8 2 £42,500 -50.00%
North London - 2 £42,500 -
GPEN
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 23 (85.19%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (59.26%) Firewall
3 15 (55.56%) CISSP
4 13 (48.15%) Metasploit
4 13 (48.15%) OSCP
4 13 (48.15%) CREST Certified
5 12 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (44.44%) OWASP
5 12 (44.44%) Nessus
5 12 (44.44%) GIAC
5 12 (44.44%) Information Security
6 11 (40.74%) CEH
6 11 (40.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (40.74%) Degree
7 10 (37.04%) Reverse Engineering
7 10 (37.04%) OSCE
7 10 (37.04%) Nmap
7 10 (37.04%) CISM
7 10 (37.04%) Python
8 9 (33.33%) CISA
8 9 (33.33%) Ruby
9 8 (29.63%) GCIH
9 8 (29.63%) Linux
9 8 (29.63%) C++
9 8 (29.63%) Security Testing
9 8 (29.63%) Burp Suite
10 7 (25.93%) GXPN
10 7 (25.93%) Perl
10 7 (25.93%) Java
10 7 (25.93%) Wireless

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
2 7 (25.93%) Wireless
3 6 (22.22%) Internet
4 5 (18.52%) VoIP
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
5 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.70%) DNS
6 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Metasploit
2 8 (29.63%) Burp Suite
3 6 (22.22%) AppScan
3 6 (22.22%) Paros
4 1 (3.70%) WebScarab
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Penetration Tester
1 12 (44.44%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Team Leader
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Junior
5 3 (11.11%) Junior Penetration Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Junior Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Lead Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Test Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) CISSP Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Graduate Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Graduate Security Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Security Penetration Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Security Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) CGI
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
1 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.81%) iPad
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Android
2 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 5 (18.52%) Kali Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Unix
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (44.44%) Information Security
2 12 (44.44%) OWASP
3 11 (40.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 10 (37.04%) Reverse Engineering
5 8 (29.63%) Security Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Open Source
6 6 (22.22%) Security Operations
6 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (18.52%) Programme Delivery
7 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
7 5 (18.52%) Social Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) Validation
8 4 (14.81%) Computer Security
8 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
8 4 (14.81%) Task Automation
9 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Python
2 9 (33.33%) Ruby
3 8 (29.63%) C++
4 7 (25.93%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) Perl
5 5 (18.52%) C
5 5 (18.52%) C#
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) CISSP
2 13 (48.15%) CREST Certified
2 13 (48.15%) OSCP
3 12 (44.44%) GIAC
4 11 (40.74%) CEH
4 11 (40.74%) Degree
5 10 (37.04%) CISM
5 10 (37.04%) OSCE
6 9 (33.33%) CISA
7 8 (29.63%) GCIH
8 7 (25.93%) GXPN
9 6 (22.22%) GWAPT
9 6 (22.22%) SANS
10 5 (18.52%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (11.11%) Master's Degree
13 2 (7.41%) CISMP
13 2 (7.41%) GSEC
14 1 (3.70%) GCFA
14 1 (3.70%) GSNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) Nessus
2 10 (37.04%) Nmap
3 5 (18.52%) HP Fortify
3 5 (18.52%) WebInspect
4 3 (11.11%) RSA enVision
5 2 (7.41%) Nexpose
6 1 (3.70%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) ArcSight
1 3 (11.11%) LogLogic
1 3 (11.11%) NetWitness
2 2 (7.41%) Qualys
3 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com