The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 171 177 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 1 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.027% 0.17% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.095% 0.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Average salary £45,000 £53,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 -
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
GPEN
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1055 1113 961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 28.93% 31.21% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 893 934 847
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

GPEN
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

GPEN Salary Trend in the East Midlands

GPEN
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +20 1 £45,000 -35.71%
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 12 (100.00%) VoIP
1 12 (100.00%) VPN
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
1 12 (100.00%) Wireless
1 12 (100.00%) CEH
1 12 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 12 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 12 (100.00%) OSCP
2 11 (91.67%) Open Source
2 11 (91.67%) CISMP
2 11 (91.67%) CISSP
3 10 (83.33%) Information Management
3 10 (83.33%) Security Testing
3 10 (83.33%) PCI DSS
4 8 (66.67%) GIAC
4 8 (66.67%) Objective-C
4 8 (66.67%) C
4 8 (66.67%) Java
4 8 (66.67%) PHP
4 8 (66.67%) .NET
4 8 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (41.67%) Retail
6 4 (33.33%) OSCE
6 4 (33.33%) GWAPT
6 4 (33.33%) GCIH
6 4 (33.33%) Information Security
7 3 (25.00%) CISA
7 3 (25.00%) CISM
7 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 12 (100.00%) VoIP
1 12 (100.00%) VPN
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
1 12 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Tester
1 9 (75.00%) Penetration Tester
1 9 (75.00%) Security Tester
2 3 (25.00%) IT Security Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 12 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Information Management
2 10 (83.33%) Security Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C
1 8 (66.67%) Java
1 8 (66.67%) PHP
1 8 (66.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) CEH
1 12 (100.00%) OSCP
2 11 (91.67%) CISMP
2 11 (91.67%) CISSP
3 8 (66.67%) GIAC
4 4 (33.33%) GCIH
4 4 (33.33%) GWAPT
4 4 (33.33%) OSCE
5 3 (25.00%) CISA
5 3 (25.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) PCI DSS