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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 930 980
Rank change year-on-year +45 +50  
Permanent jobs citing GWAPT 4 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% 0.038% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 0
UK median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
UK excluding London median annual salary - - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21812 26092 30465
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.53% 26.60% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 35594 44568 49436
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for GWAPT in the UK

GWAPT
Top 2 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 3 months to 29 June 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 +49 4 £62,500 -10.71% 1
London +21 4 £62,500 -10.71%

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 7 (100.00%) CISSP
1 7 (100.00%) CISA
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
1 7 (100.00%) GPEN
2 6 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (57.14%) GCED
3 4 (57.14%) SABSA
3 4 (57.14%) GSSP-JAVA
3 4 (57.14%) GPPA
3 4 (57.14%) GSNA
3 4 (57.14%) GCFA
3 4 (57.14%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) CISM
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 3 (42.86%) Nessus
4 3 (42.86%) CEH
4 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (42.86%) Nmap

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) AppScan
1 3 (42.86%) Metasploit
1 3 (42.86%) Paros
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Security Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Information Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
1 3 (42.86%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
3 4 (57.14%) SABSA
4 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
4 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 3 (42.86%) OWASP
4 3 (42.86%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) Security Auditing
4 3 (42.86%) Security Operations
4 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (14.29%) Data Privacy
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CISA
1 7 (100.00%) CISSP
1 7 (100.00%) GPEN
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) GCED
2 4 (57.14%) GCFA
2 4 (57.14%) GPPA
2 4 (57.14%) GSNA
2 4 (57.14%) GSSP-JAVA
3 3 (42.86%) CEH
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) CREST Certified
3 3 (42.86%) GCIH
3 3 (42.86%) OSCE
3 3 (42.86%) OSCP
4 2 (28.57%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Fortify
1 3 (42.86%) Nessus
1 3 (42.86%) Nmap
1 3 (42.86%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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