Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GWAPT qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1169 1187 1285
Rank change year-on-year +18 +98 +48
Permanent jobs citing GWAPT 13 38 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.076% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 11 40 10
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +50.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £45,000 £68,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £70,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £87,500 £45,000 £28,785
% change year-on-year +94.44% +56.33% -52.03%

GWAPT 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43339 49843 59216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.00% 26.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33310 39984 47288
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

GWAPT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GWAPT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GWAPT in the UK

GWAPT
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for GWAPT in the UK

GWAPT
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GWAPT over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GWAPT in the UK

GWAPT
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GWAPT within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England -8 12 £75,000 - 2
UK excluding London +45 6 £87,500 +94.44% 2
London -32 6 £50,000 -33.33%
South East - 5 £87,500 - 1
Yorkshire +20 1 £55,000 -
North of England -6 1 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing GWAPT 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 GWAPT.

1 11 (84.62%) OSCP
2 10 (76.92%) CISSP
2 10 (76.92%) CEH
3 9 (69.23%) Security Testing
3 9 (69.23%) OWASP
4 8 (61.54%) GPEN
4 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Information Security
5 7 (53.85%) Kali Linux
6 6 (46.15%) Security Operations
6 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
6 6 (46.15%) CREST Certified
6 6 (46.15%) Apple iOS
6 6 (46.15%) OSCE
6 6 (46.15%) Android
6 6 (46.15%) Metasploit
6 6 (46.15%) CISA
6 6 (46.15%) Wireless
6 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
6 6 (46.15%) GCIH
6 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (46.15%) Nmap
6 6 (46.15%) WebInspect
6 6 (46.15%) AppScan
6 6 (46.15%) SQL
7 5 (38.46%) Internet
7 5 (38.46%) VoIP
7 5 (38.46%) Paros
7 5 (38.46%) Nessus
7 5 (38.46%) CISM

GWAPT
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Wireless
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) HTTP
3 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) 802.15
4 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
4 1 (7.69%) Modbus
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
4 1 (7.69%) WLAN
4 1 (7.69%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) AppScan
1 6 (46.15%) Metasploit
2 5 (38.46%) Paros
3 2 (15.38%) Burp Suite
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Dutch Language
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Head of Security
2 3 (23.08%) Junior
2 3 (23.08%) Junior Penetration Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Junior Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacker
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Security Penetration Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Security Researcher
3 1 (7.69%) Security Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Ajax
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) JSON
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) POSIX
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Kali Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Android
2 6 (46.15%) Apple iOS
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) OWASP
1 9 (69.23%) Security Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Information Security
2 8 (61.54%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Security Operations
3 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (38.46%) Programme Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) Security Architecture
4 5 (38.46%) Validation
5 3 (23.08%) Secure Coding
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Cryptography
6 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (7.69%) Computer Security
7 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
7 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) OSCP
2 10 (76.92%) CEH
2 10 (76.92%) CISSP
3 8 (61.54%) GPEN
4 6 (46.15%) CISA
4 6 (46.15%) CREST Certified
4 6 (46.15%) GCIH
4 6 (46.15%) OSCE
5 5 (38.46%) CISM
6 4 (30.77%) SANS
7 2 (15.38%) CISMP
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) GIAC
8 1 (7.69%) GCED
8 1 (7.69%) GCFA
8 1 (7.69%) GCIA
8 1 (7.69%) GPPA
8 1 (7.69%) GSNA
8 1 (7.69%) GXPN
8 1 (7.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (23.08%) ISO 9001
2 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) Web Application Security Consortium
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Nmap
1 6 (46.15%) WebInspect
2 5 (38.46%) HP Fortify
2 5 (38.46%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk