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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 251 304 335
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +31
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 1 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.016% 0.021% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.076% 0.087% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +8.00%
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
1321 2310 3044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 21.61% 23.84% 25.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1175 1989 2493
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing GPEN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 August 2016, IT jobs citing GPEN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 3 (75.00%) GIAC
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (50.00%) Social Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (50.00%) GXPN
2 2 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Research
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) SSCP
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) EnCE
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (25.00%) GCIA

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wideband
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Penetration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Security Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Testing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Research
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Social Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) GIAC
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (50.00%) GXPN
3 1 (25.00%) CCFP
3 1 (25.00%) CEH
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) EnCE
3 1 (25.00%) GCFA
3 1 (25.00%) GCIA
3 1 (25.00%) GREM
3 1 (25.00%) SSCP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory