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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 853 838 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 21 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.011% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.041% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 0
Average salary £60,000 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+166.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £22,500 -
% change year-on-year
+177.77% -
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
28927 26840 31354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 27.00% 28.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22627 22025 26794
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
London -1 11 £30,000 -13.04%
East Midlands - 9 £62,500 -
South East -30 1 £40,000 +77.77%
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (95.92%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (81.63%) CEH
3 37 (75.51%) OSCP
4 35 (71.43%) CISSP
5 28 (57.14%) Wireless
5 28 (57.14%) Security Testing
5 28 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
6 27 (55.10%) PCI DSS
6 27 (55.10%) Firewall
6 27 (55.10%) VoIP
6 27 (55.10%) Java
7 26 (53.06%) CISMP
8 25 (51.02%) C
8 25 (51.02%) GIAC
9 23 (46.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 23 (46.94%) Open Source
10 21 (42.86%) VPN
11 19 (38.78%) Information Management
12 18 (36.73%) PHP
12 18 (36.73%) .NET
12 18 (36.73%) Objective-C
13 17 (34.69%) CISM
14 15 (30.61%) CISA
14 15 (30.61%) Information Security
15 14 (28.57%) Degree
16 12 (24.49%) Management Information System
16 12 (24.49%) UNIX
17 11 (22.45%) Windows
17 11 (22.45%) Finance
17 11 (22.45%) Internet

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (8.16%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (57.14%) Wireless
2 27 (55.10%) Firewall
2 27 (55.10%) VoIP
3 21 (42.86%) VPN
4 11 (22.45%) Internet
5 8 (16.33%) Wireshark
6 7 (14.29%) WAN
6 7 (14.29%) LAN
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security
8 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.04%) LDAP
9 1 (2.04%) HTTP
9 1 (2.04%) SNMP
9 1 (2.04%) SMTP
9 1 (2.04%) DHCP
9 1 (2.04%) DNS
9 1 (2.04%) SSL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Metasploit
2 4 (8.16%) AppScan
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Arabic Language
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Tester
2 27 (55.10%) Penetration Tester
3 16 (32.65%) Security Tester
4 8 (16.33%) Ethical Hacker
5 7 (14.29%) Information Security Specialist
5 7 (14.29%) Information Specialist
5 7 (14.29%) Security Specialist
6 5 (10.20%) Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Security Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Network Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Security Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Penetration Test Analyst
10 1 (2.04%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) XML
2 2 (4.08%) JSON
2 2 (4.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.94%) Open Source
2 12 (24.49%) Management Information System
3 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
4 7 (14.29%) Cryptography
5 4 (8.16%) AS400
6 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) UNIX
2 11 (22.45%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Solaris
4 4 (8.16%) OS/390
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (95.92%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 28 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 23 (46.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (38.78%) Information Management
5 15 (30.61%) Information Security
6 10 (20.41%) Project Management
7 7 (14.29%) OWASP
7 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (8.16%) Data Security
8 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.16%) ITIL
8 4 (8.16%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Supplier Management
10 2 (4.08%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (4.08%) Security Management
10 2 (4.08%) Service Management
10 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.08%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 25 (51.02%) C
3 18 (36.73%) PHP
3 18 (36.73%) Objective-C
4 7 (14.29%) Python
4 7 (14.29%) C++
4 7 (14.29%) Perl
5 4 (8.16%) SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (81.63%) CEH
2 37 (75.51%) OSCP
3 35 (71.43%) CISSP
4 26 (53.06%) CISMP
5 25 (51.02%) GIAC
6 17 (34.69%) CISM
7 15 (30.61%) CISA
8 14 (28.57%) Degree
9 9 (18.37%) GCIH
9 9 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (18.37%) CCNP
9 9 (18.37%) CCNA
9 9 (18.37%) OSCE
9 9 (18.37%) GWAPT
10 7 (14.29%) GSEC
10 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (14.29%) RHCE
10 7 (14.29%) MCSE
11 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (2.04%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (55.10%) PCI DSS
2 6 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Nmap
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft