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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 322 317 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 4 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.033% 0.025% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £91,250 -
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £22,500 -
% change year-on-year
+177.77% -
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
3059 2749 3086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.40% 22.68% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2500 2438 2778
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,100 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (88.89%) OSCP
2 8 (88.89%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) Information Security
3 7 (77.78%) CISA
3 7 (77.78%) CISM
3 7 (77.78%) Management Information System
3 7 (77.78%) GSEC
3 7 (77.78%) Perl
3 7 (77.78%) C
3 7 (77.78%) C++
3 7 (77.78%) UNIX
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) Linux
3 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 7 (77.78%) Python
3 7 (77.78%) LAN
3 7 (77.78%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) CCNP
3 7 (77.78%) CCNA
3 7 (77.78%) CISSP
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (77.78%) RHCE
3 7 (77.78%) Internet
3 7 (77.78%) Project Management
3 7 (77.78%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (77.78%) Wireshark
3 7 (77.78%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) LAN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
1 7 (77.78%) Internet
1 7 (77.78%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Security Specialist
1 7 (77.78%) Information Specialist
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Management Information System
1 7 (77.78%) Computer Science
1 7 (77.78%) Cryptography
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Information Security
3 7 (77.78%) Project Management
3 7 (77.78%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (77.78%) OWASP
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) Perl
2 7 (77.78%) C
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) OSCP
2 7 (77.78%) CISA
2 7 (77.78%) CISM
2 7 (77.78%) GSEC
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 7 (77.78%) CCNP
2 7 (77.78%) CCNA
2 7 (77.78%) CISSP
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) RHCE
2 7 (77.78%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) CEH
3 2 (22.22%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Nmap