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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 269 311 350
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +39
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 2 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.028% 0.076% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.29% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 2
Average salary - £85,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +54.54%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -17.39%
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
1725 2715 3007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.49% 25.76% 24.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1538 2281 2568
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) GCIA
2 3 (60.00%) GCFA
2 3 (60.00%) CISM
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) SSCP
2 3 (60.00%) EnCE
2 3 (60.00%) People Management
2 3 (60.00%) GREM
2 3 (60.00%) Threat Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) CCFP
3 2 (40.00%) CREST Certified
3 2 (40.00%) GXPN
3 2 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (40.00%) Social Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) Operations Research
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) GIAC
3 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Information Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) People Management
2 3 (60.00%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Operations Research
3 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCFP
1 3 (60.00%) CISM
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
1 3 (60.00%) EnCE
1 3 (60.00%) GCFA
1 3 (60.00%) GCIA
1 3 (60.00%) GREM
1 3 (60.00%) SSCP
2 2 (40.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (40.00%) GIAC
2 2 (40.00%) GXPN
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory