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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 892 924 870
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -54
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 17 5 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.005% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.018% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 40
Average salary £102,500 £48,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+110.25% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £47,750 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £103,000 £61,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary - £56,875 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.08%
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
26156 27364 26645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.69% 27.57% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21168 22032 21157
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
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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 +21 14 £102,500 +115.78% 1
South East +17 3 - -
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 25 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (57.14%) OSCP
3 19 (54.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (51.43%) Information Security
5 17 (48.57%) CREST Certified
6 16 (45.71%) CEH
7 15 (42.86%) EnCE
7 15 (42.86%) GCFA
8 14 (40.00%) CISSP
9 13 (37.14%) CISM
10 12 (34.29%) Windows
10 12 (34.29%) GWAPT
11 11 (31.43%) GREM
11 11 (31.43%) CCFP
11 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
11 11 (31.43%) C
11 11 (31.43%) C++
11 11 (31.43%) Java
11 11 (31.43%) SSCP
11 11 (31.43%) GCIA
11 11 (31.43%) GIAC
12 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
12 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
12 10 (28.57%) Linux
12 10 (28.57%) Threat Analysis
12 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
12 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
13 9 (25.71%) Wireless
14 8 (22.86%) Investment Management

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (25.71%) Wireless
2 6 (17.14%) Firewall
3 5 (14.29%) VoIP
4 4 (11.43%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) Intranet
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.86%) AppScan
2 1 (2.86%) Paros
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
1 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Tester
2 16 (45.71%) Penetration Tester
3 11 (31.43%) Information Manager
3 11 (31.43%) Information Security Manager
3 11 (31.43%) Security Manager
4 9 (25.71%) Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) Security Penetration Tester
4 9 (25.71%) Security Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Forensic Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (54.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 18 (51.43%) Information Security
4 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Threat Analysis
5 8 (22.86%) Investment Management
6 7 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (17.14%) Open Source
7 6 (17.14%) OWASP
7 6 (17.14%) Security Management
8 5 (14.29%) Information Management
8 5 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) People Management
10 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.71%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) C
1 11 (31.43%) C++
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) Perl
2 7 (20.00%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) OSCP
2 17 (48.57%) CREST Certified
3 16 (45.71%) CEH
4 15 (42.86%) EnCE
4 15 (42.86%) GCFA
5 14 (40.00%) CISSP
6 13 (37.14%) CISM
7 12 (34.29%) GWAPT
8 11 (31.43%) CCFP
8 11 (31.43%) GCIA
8 11 (31.43%) GIAC
8 11 (31.43%) GREM
8 11 (31.43%) SSCP
9 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
9 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) Degree
10 6 (17.14%) GCIH
10 6 (17.14%) OSCE
11 4 (11.43%) EC-Council LPT
11 4 (11.43%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Nessus
1 7 (20.00%) Nmap
2 6 (17.14%) OpenVAS
3 4 (11.43%) EnCase
4 1 (2.86%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.86%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Coverity
1 6 (17.14%) Qualys
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Reuters
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