The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GPEN qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 930 938
Rank change year-on-year +119 +8  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 41 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.019% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.069% 0.054%
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
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 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

GPEN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GPEN in the UK

GPEN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPEN over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for GPEN in the UK

GPEN
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +95 41 £75,000 +11.11% 1
London +77 27 £75,000 -21.05% 1
South East +65 4 £60,000 +14.28%
South West +29 4 £37,500 -31.81%
Oxfordshire +11 4 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £37,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £58,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £37,500 -
City of London +45 1 £69,000 -33.00%
North West - 1 £67,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £37,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £80,000 -
Manchester - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for GPEN.

1 66 (88.00%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (56.00%) GIAC
2 42 (56.00%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (50.67%) Java
4 36 (48.00%) CISSP
5 31 (41.33%) Degree
6 30 (40.00%) Information Security
6 30 (40.00%) CREST Certified
7 29 (38.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 27 (36.00%) CEH
8 27 (36.00%) GCFA
9 26 (34.67%) Data Protection
9 26 (34.67%) OSCP
10 24 (32.00%) CISA
10 24 (32.00%) C
11 22 (29.33%) Computer Science
11 22 (29.33%) Ethical Hacking
11 22 (29.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 20 (26.67%) E-Commerce
13 19 (25.33%) GWAPT
13 19 (25.33%) CHECK Team Leader
13 19 (25.33%) Security Auditing
14 18 (24.00%) GSSP-JAVA
14 18 (24.00%) GPPA
14 18 (24.00%) Oracle Database
14 18 (24.00%) SABSA
14 18 (24.00%) GCED
14 18 (24.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (24.00%) Oracle EBS R12
14 18 (24.00%) Incident Management

GPEN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 18 (24.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (24.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.00%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.67%) Firewall
2 5 (6.67%) Wireless
3 3 (4.00%) Network Security
4 2 (2.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.33%) VoIP
5 1 (1.33%) VPN
5 1 (1.33%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Military
3 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.67%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Architect
2 18 (24.00%) Security Architect
3 17 (22.67%) Consultant
3 17 (22.67%) Security Consultant
4 13 (17.33%) Penetration Tester
4 13 (17.33%) Tester
5 12 (16.00%) Information Architect
5 12 (16.00%) Information Security Architect
6 11 (14.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 9 (12.00%) Forensic Consultant
8 8 (10.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 8 (10.67%) Senior Tester
8 8 (10.67%) Test Leader
9 7 (9.33%) Team Leader
10 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 6 (8.00%) Principal Architect
11 4 (5.33%) Test Consultant
12 3 (4.00%) Applications Architect
12 3 (4.00%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (14.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.33%) iPad
6 1 (1.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.67%) Windows
2 16 (21.33%) Linux
3 5 (6.67%) Kali Linux
4 4 (5.33%) Android
4 4 (5.33%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (88.00%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (56.00%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (40.00%) Information Security
4 29 (38.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 26 (34.67%) Data Protection
6 22 (29.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 22 (29.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 20 (26.67%) E-Commerce
8 19 (25.33%) Security Auditing
9 18 (24.00%) Incident Management
9 18 (24.00%) SABSA
9 18 (24.00%) SOA
10 17 (22.67%) Security Testing
11 11 (14.67%) Digital Forensics
11 11 (14.67%) Open Source
11 11 (14.67%) Reverse Engineering
12 9 (12.00%) Malware Analysis
13 8 (10.67%) Security Architecture
14 7 (9.33%) OWASP
14 7 (9.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) Java
2 24 (32.00%) C
3 14 (18.67%) Python
4 13 (17.33%) C#
5 12 (16.00%) Bash Shell
5 12 (16.00%) SQL
6 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
7 9 (12.00%) C++
8 6 (8.00%) Perl
8 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (56.00%) GIAC
2 36 (48.00%) CISSP
3 31 (41.33%) Degree
4 30 (40.00%) CREST Certified
5 27 (36.00%) CEH
5 27 (36.00%) GCFA
6 26 (34.67%) OSCP
7 24 (32.00%) CISA
8 19 (25.33%) CHECK Team Leader
8 19 (25.33%) GWAPT
9 18 (24.00%) GCED
9 18 (24.00%) GPPA
9 18 (24.00%) GSNA
9 18 (24.00%) GSSP-JAVA
10 17 (22.67%) SANS
10 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
11 14 (18.67%) GCIH
12 11 (14.67%) CHFI
12 11 (14.67%) GAWN
12 11 (14.67%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.00%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Nessus
2 6 (8.00%) logstash
2 6 (8.00%) Nmap
2 6 (8.00%) OpenVAS
2 6 (8.00%) WMI
3 3 (4.00%) EnCase
4 1 (1.33%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Oracle
1 18 (24.00%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (8.00%) Coverity
2 6 (8.00%) Qualys
2 6 (8.00%) Sophos
2 6 (8.00%) Splunk
3 1 (1.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.33%) LogLogic
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.33%) NetWitness
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