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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 853 889 858
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -31
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 18 28 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.025% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.093% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 3
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £67,500 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
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
26734 30152 28170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.29% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21202 24348 23009
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £67,000
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 29 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 29 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 +55 12 £70,000 +3.70% 1
South East +15 4 £48,750 -15.21%
East Midlands -10 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 29 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 20 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (75.00%) CISSP
3 15 (62.50%) CEH
3 15 (62.50%) Security Testing
4 12 (50.00%) CISM
5 11 (45.83%) Information Security
6 9 (37.50%) Degree
7 8 (33.33%) Wireless Security
7 8 (33.33%) Wireless
7 8 (33.33%) Finance
7 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
8 7 (29.17%) CISA
9 6 (25.00%) GIAC
9 6 (25.00%) GCIH
9 6 (25.00%) OSCP
10 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
10 5 (20.83%) SIEM
10 5 (20.83%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (16.67%) Firewall
11 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (16.67%) GCFA
11 4 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
11 4 (16.67%) EnCE
11 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
12 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
13 2 (8.33%) Websense
13 2 (8.33%) Cisco

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Wireless Security
1 8 (33.33%) Wireless
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Test Team Leader
1 5 (20.83%) Team Leader
1 5 (20.83%) Penetration Tester
1 5 (20.83%) Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Security Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Web Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Applications Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Assurance Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Testing Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (62.50%) Security Testing
3 11 (45.83%) Information Security
4 5 (20.83%) Cyber Security
4 5 (20.83%) SIEM
4 5 (20.83%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
5 4 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.33%) Network Design
6 2 (8.33%) Open Source
6 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (8.33%) Analytics
7 1 (4.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) C++
1 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) CISSP
2 15 (62.50%) CEH
3 12 (50.00%) CISM
4 9 (37.50%) Degree
5 7 (29.17%) CISA
6 6 (25.00%) GIAC
6 6 (25.00%) GCIH
6 6 (25.00%) OSCP
7 4 (16.67%) GCFA
7 4 (16.67%) EnCE
7 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.33%) GCIA
8 2 (8.33%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nessus
1 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Websense
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco
1 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (8.33%) Symantec
1 2 (8.33%) McAfee
1 2 (8.33%) SAP
1 2 (8.33%) Sourcefire
1 2 (8.33%) Splunk
2 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.17%) LogLogic
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) HP
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