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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 862 831 868
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +37
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 4 33 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.032% 0.001%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.014% 0.12% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 2 28 1
Average salary £33,750 £60,000 £64,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.75% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £57,500 -
% change year-on-year
-21.73% -
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
28931 27477 30865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.54% 26.87% 28.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23292 21935 26132
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Yorkshire - 2 - -
London +18 1 £22,500 -70.96%
East Midlands +16 1 £45,000 -5.26%
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (94.12%) Penetration Testing
1 16 (94.12%) CEH
2 11 (64.71%) OSCP
3 10 (58.82%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (41.18%) Security Testing
4 7 (41.18%) GIAC
5 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) Wireless
5 6 (35.29%) CISSP
5 6 (35.29%) PCI DSS
5 6 (35.29%) Java
6 5 (29.41%) Open Source
7 4 (23.53%) GWAPT
7 4 (23.53%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) VoIP
7 4 (23.53%) C
7 4 (23.53%) Information Security
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Information Management
8 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (17.65%) Objective-C
8 3 (17.65%) PHP
8 3 (17.65%) CISA
8 3 (17.65%) CISM
8 3 (17.65%) CISMP
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) GCIH

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
1 6 (35.29%) Wireless
2 4 (23.53%) VoIP
2 4 (23.53%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Tester
1 14 (82.35%) Penetration Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacker
3 4 (23.53%) Security Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Information Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Graduate
4 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Ethical Hacking
3 7 (41.18%) Security Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (23.53%) Information Security
5 3 (17.65%) Information Management
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Network Design
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) Mobile Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) Project Management
7 1 (5.88%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) C
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) CEH
2 11 (64.71%) OSCP
3 7 (41.18%) GIAC
4 6 (35.29%) CISSP
5 4 (23.53%) GWAPT
6 3 (17.65%) GCIH
6 3 (17.65%) OSCE
6 3 (17.65%) CISMP
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) CISA
6 3 (17.65%) CISM
7 1 (5.88%) MCSE
7 1 (5.88%) CCNP
7 1 (5.88%) CCNA
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.88%) RHCE
7 1 (5.88%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.76%) HIPAA
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Qualys