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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 850 856 850
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 19 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.032% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.068% 0.12% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 17 30 6
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £67,500 £86,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £58,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-19.14% +30.55%
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
28013 30131 28368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.29% 27.28% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 22124 24356 23158
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPEN across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

GPEN Salary Histogram 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 6 May 2015. 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 +29 14 £70,000 +3.70%
South East +13 3 £47,500 -17.39%
East Midlands -13 1 £57,500 -4.16%
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 21 (84.00%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (76.00%) CISSP
3 18 (72.00%) CEH
4 16 (64.00%) Security Testing
5 13 (52.00%) CISM
6 11 (44.00%) Wireless
7 9 (36.00%) Information Security
7 9 (36.00%) CISA
7 9 (36.00%) Degree
8 8 (32.00%) Wireless Security
8 8 (32.00%) GCIH
8 8 (32.00%) Finance
8 8 (32.00%) OSCP
8 8 (32.00%) Mobile App
9 7 (28.00%) Firewall
9 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (20.00%) GIAC
10 5 (20.00%) SIEM
11 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (16.00%) Cyber Security
11 4 (16.00%) Open Source
11 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
11 4 (16.00%) Network Design
12 3 (12.00%) Computer Forensics
12 3 (12.00%) EnCE
12 3 (12.00%) Inversion of Control
12 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
12 3 (12.00%) GCFA

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Wireless
2 8 (32.00%) Wireless Security
3 7 (28.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 2 (8.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Tester
1 8 (32.00%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Security Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
2 5 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 4 (16.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Web Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Testing Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Assurance Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.00%) Open Source
3 3 (12.00%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (64.00%) Security Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Information Security
4 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (20.00%) SIEM
5 5 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (16.00%) Network Design
6 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (16.00%) Cyber Security
7 3 (12.00%) Malware Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (8.00%) Analytics
8 2 (8.00%) Digital Forensics
8 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.00%) Social Engineering
8 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) CISSP
2 18 (72.00%) CEH
3 13 (52.00%) CISM
4 9 (36.00%) CISA
4 9 (36.00%) Degree
5 8 (32.00%) OSCP
5 8 (32.00%) GCIH
6 5 (20.00%) GIAC
7 3 (12.00%) GCFA
7 3 (12.00%) OSCE
7 3 (12.00%) EnCE
7 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) GWAPT
8 2 (8.00%) CHFI
8 2 (8.00%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) COBIT
1 2 (8.00%) HIPAA
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
1 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (8.00%) Symantec
1 2 (8.00%) McAfee
1 2 (8.00%) Websense
1 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (8.00%) Splunk
1 2 (8.00%) SAP
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.00%) LogLogic