The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 869 852 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 7 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.010% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.024% 0.037% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 0
Average salary £30,000 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary - £22,500 -
GPEN
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28950 26864 31333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.10% 26.59% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23058 22142 26394
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in England

GPEN
Salary Trend in England

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

GPEN Salary Trend in England

GPEN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the England region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
London +8 7 £30,000 +39.53% 1
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 33 (97.06%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (79.41%) CEH
3 24 (70.59%) OSCP
4 22 (64.71%) CISSP
5 19 (55.88%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (52.94%) Java
7 16 (47.06%) C
7 16 (47.06%) Wireless
7 16 (47.06%) Security Testing
7 16 (47.06%) PCI DSS
8 15 (44.12%) CISMP
8 15 (44.12%) Firewall
8 15 (44.12%) GIAC
8 15 (44.12%) VoIP
9 14 (41.18%) Information Security
9 14 (41.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (41.18%) Open Source
10 13 (38.24%) Information Management
10 13 (38.24%) VPN
11 12 (35.29%) CISM
12 11 (32.35%) Management Information System
12 11 (32.35%) CISA
13 10 (29.41%) Objective-C
13 10 (29.41%) Finance
13 10 (29.41%) PHP
13 10 (29.41%) .NET
14 9 (26.47%) Degree
14 9 (26.47%) Project Management
15 8 (23.53%) UNIX
16 7 (20.59%) Wireshark

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Wireless
2 15 (44.12%) Firewall
2 15 (44.12%) VoIP
3 13 (38.24%) VPN
4 7 (20.59%) Internet
4 7 (20.59%) Wireshark
5 6 (17.65%) LAN
5 6 (17.65%) WAN
6 2 (5.88%) Network Security
7 1 (2.94%) SMTP
7 1 (2.94%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.94%) HTTP
7 1 (2.94%) SNMP
7 1 (2.94%) LDAP
7 1 (2.94%) DNS
7 1 (2.94%) SSL
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.94%) AppScan
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Arabic Language
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Tester
1 19 (55.88%) Penetration Tester
2 10 (29.41%) Security Tester
3 8 (23.53%) Ethical Hacker
4 6 (17.65%) Information Security Specialist
4 6 (17.65%) Information Specialist
4 6 (17.65%) Security Specialist
5 4 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Open Source
2 11 (32.35%) Management Information System
3 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
4 6 (17.65%) Cryptography
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) UNIX
2 7 (20.59%) Windows
3 6 (17.65%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) OS/390
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (55.88%) Ethical Hacking
3 16 (47.06%) Security Testing
4 14 (41.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (41.18%) Information Security
5 13 (38.24%) Information Management
6 9 (26.47%) Project Management
7 6 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (17.65%) OWASP
8 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.88%) Service Management
9 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (2.94%) Cyber Security
10 1 (2.94%) Reverse Engineering
10 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) C
3 10 (29.41%) PHP
3 10 (29.41%) Objective-C
4 6 (17.65%) Python
4 6 (17.65%) C++
4 6 (17.65%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (79.41%) CEH
2 24 (70.59%) OSCP
3 22 (64.71%) CISSP
4 15 (44.12%) GIAC
4 15 (44.12%) CISMP
5 12 (35.29%) CISM
6 11 (32.35%) CISA
7 9 (26.47%) Degree
8 7 (20.59%) CCNP
8 7 (20.59%) CCNA
8 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (17.65%) RHCE
9 6 (17.65%) MCSE
9 6 (17.65%) GSEC
10 5 (14.71%) GCIH
10 5 (14.71%) GWAPT
10 5 (14.71%) OSCE
11 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.94%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Nmap
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.94%) VMware
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