The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 299 337 330
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -7
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 9 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.047% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.19% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 1
Average salary £85,000 £55,000 £120,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -54.16%
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
GPEN
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2541 3122 2816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.25% 24.23% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2175 2637 2438
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GPEN across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

GPEN
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPEN across the City of London region.

GPEN Salary Trend in the City of London

GPEN
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPEN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the City of London

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing GPEN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GPEN.

1 9 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (77.78%) CEH
4 6 (66.67%) CISSP
5 5 (55.56%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (55.56%) Wireless Security
5 5 (55.56%) CISA
5 5 (55.56%) CISM
5 5 (55.56%) Wireless
5 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) OSCP
6 2 (22.22%) Information Security
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
7 1 (11.11%) COBIT
7 1 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 1 (11.11%) Android
7 1 (11.11%) C
7 1 (11.11%) C++
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
7 1 (11.11%) GIAC
7 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing GPEN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GPEN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Wireless
1 5 (55.56%) Wireless Security
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Team Leader
1 5 (55.56%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Security Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Assurance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) CEH
2 6 (66.67%) CISSP
3 5 (55.56%) CISA
3 5 (55.56%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) OSCP
5 1 (11.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT