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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 845 823 843
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 6 48 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.048% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.18% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 6 43 3
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,125 £38,000 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £74,000 £61,700
UK excluding London average salary £56,875 £55,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +12.82%
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
29472 27088 28313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.54% 27.20% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23594 21533 23544
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
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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 +10 4 £50,000 -33.33%
South East - 2 £56,875 -
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 9 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) CISSP
2 7 (70.00%) GCIH
2 7 (70.00%) CEH
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (50.00%) Information Security
4 5 (50.00%) CISM
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) Wireless
5 4 (40.00%) GIAC
5 4 (40.00%) GWAPT
5 4 (40.00%) OSCP
5 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (30.00%) OSCE
6 3 (30.00%) Metasploit
6 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
6 3 (30.00%) SIEM
6 3 (30.00%) Nessus
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (20.00%) Network Design
7 2 (20.00%) Sourcefire
7 2 (20.00%) GCFA
7 2 (20.00%) CISA
7 2 (20.00%) Advertising
7 2 (20.00%) GCIA
7 2 (20.00%) Management Information System

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (50.00%) Information Security
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) SIEM
5 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
5 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) People Management
7 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CISSP
1 7 (70.00%) CEH
1 7 (70.00%) GCIH
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) CISM
4 4 (40.00%) GIAC
4 4 (40.00%) GWAPT
4 4 (40.00%) OSCP
5 3 (30.00%) OSCE
6 2 (20.00%) GCFA
6 2 (20.00%) GCIA
6 2 (20.00%) CISA
6 2 (20.00%) EnCE
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) HIPAA
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nessus
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee
1 2 (20.00%) Websense
1 2 (20.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Splunk
2 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (10.00%) LogLogic
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Qualys