The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 843 829 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 27 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.012% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.092% 0.043% -
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 0
Average salary £60,000 £26,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London average salary £61,250 £22,500 -
% change year-on-year
+172.22% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29216 27693 30932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.19% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 23070 22614 26755
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
GPEN
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
East Midlands - 14 £62,500 - 1
London -23 11 £30,000 -46.66% 1
South East -4 2 £40,000 +77.77%
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 56 (84.85%) Penetration Testing
2 52 (78.79%) CEH
3 50 (75.76%) CISSP
4 47 (71.21%) OSCP
5 46 (69.70%) Firewall
6 44 (66.67%) Wireless
7 43 (65.15%) PCI DSS
8 38 (57.58%) VoIP
9 37 (56.06%) Security Testing
10 36 (54.55%) CISMP
10 36 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 35 (53.03%) Ethical Hacking
12 34 (51.52%) GIAC
13 32 (48.48%) C
13 32 (48.48%) Java
13 32 (48.48%) Open Source
14 28 (42.42%) VPN
15 27 (40.91%) Information Management
16 25 (37.88%) Objective-C
16 25 (37.88%) .NET
16 25 (37.88%) PHP
17 24 (36.36%) CISM
18 22 (33.33%) CISA
19 18 (27.27%) Information Security
19 18 (27.27%) GWAPT
20 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
20 17 (25.76%) CCNA
21 15 (22.73%) Windows
21 15 (22.73%) Management Information System
21 15 (22.73%) Degree

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (7.58%) Apache
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 46 (69.70%) Firewall
2 44 (66.67%) Wireless
3 38 (57.58%) VoIP
4 28 (42.42%) VPN
5 12 (18.18%) Internet
6 9 (13.64%) Wireshark
6 9 (13.64%) Network Security
7 7 (10.61%) WAN
7 7 (10.61%) LAN
8 4 (6.06%) DNS
9 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.55%) SAN
9 3 (4.55%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.52%) HTTP
11 1 (1.52%) SNMP
11 1 (1.52%) SSL
11 1 (1.52%) LDAP
11 1 (1.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Metasploit
2 5 (7.58%) AppScan
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 8 (12.12%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (60.61%) Tester
2 36 (54.55%) Penetration Tester
3 28 (42.42%) Security Tester
4 12 (18.18%) Security Specialist
4 12 (18.18%) Information Security Specialist
4 12 (18.18%) Information Specialist
5 5 (7.58%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Ethical Hacker
6 4 (6.06%) Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Penetration Test Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Lead Tester
8 2 (3.03%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (48.48%) Open Source
2 15 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
4 7 (10.61%) Cryptography
5 5 (7.58%) AS400
6 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) UNIX
3 10 (15.15%) Linux
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.58%) Solaris
5 5 (7.58%) OS/390
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (84.85%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (56.06%) Security Testing
3 36 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 35 (53.03%) Ethical Hacking
5 27 (40.91%) Information Management
6 18 (27.27%) Information Security
7 10 (15.15%) Project Management
8 7 (10.61%) OWASP
8 7 (10.61%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (7.58%) ITIL
9 5 (7.58%) Data Security
9 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.58%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (4.55%) Supplier Management
11 2 (3.03%) Cyber Security
11 2 (3.03%) Mobile Commerce
11 2 (3.03%) Security Management
11 2 (3.03%) Manual Testing
11 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (1.52%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (48.48%) C
1 32 (48.48%) Java
2 25 (37.88%) Objective-C
2 25 (37.88%) PHP
3 7 (10.61%) Python
3 7 (10.61%) Perl
3 7 (10.61%) C++
4 5 (7.58%) SQL
5 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (78.79%) CEH
2 50 (75.76%) CISSP
3 47 (71.21%) OSCP
4 36 (54.55%) CISMP
5 34 (51.52%) GIAC
6 24 (36.36%) CISM
7 22 (33.33%) CISA
8 18 (27.27%) GWAPT
9 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (25.76%) CCNA
10 15 (22.73%) Degree
11 12 (18.18%) GCIH
11 12 (18.18%) OSCE
12 10 (15.15%) GSEC
13 9 (13.64%) CCNP
14 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (10.61%) RHCE
14 7 (10.61%) MCSE
15 4 (6.06%) CCSA
16 3 (4.55%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (65.15%) PCI DSS
2 10 (15.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) Nmap
2 3 (4.55%) XenApp
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) vSphere
3 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Nessus
2 3 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) VMware
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle
1 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
3 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco
3 3 (4.55%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Dell
3 3 (4.55%) Citrix
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