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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 861 851 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 41 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.011% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.041% -
Number of salaries quoted 36 5 0
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30945 29335 32637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.07% 27.67% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 24956 23943 27872
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
GPEN
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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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
East Midlands - 19 £60,000 - 2
London -39 12 £67,500 -43.75% 3
East of England - 5 £55,000 -
Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
South East -12 1 £57,500 +27.77% 1
West Midlands - 1 £55,000 -
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GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 70 (90.91%) CEH
2 61 (79.22%) Penetration Testing
3 56 (72.73%) Firewall
4 55 (71.43%) OSCP
5 54 (70.13%) Wireless
6 49 (63.64%) Security Testing
7 48 (62.34%) PCI DSS
8 42 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 42 (54.55%) VoIP
9 40 (51.95%) GWAPT
10 39 (50.65%) CISSP
11 36 (46.75%) Open Source
12 33 (42.86%) GIAC
13 32 (41.56%) CISMP
14 27 (35.06%) GCIH
14 27 (35.06%) OSCE
15 25 (32.47%) Information Management
15 25 (32.47%) VPN
16 24 (31.17%) CISM
17 23 (29.87%) CISA
18 21 (27.27%) Java
19 19 (24.68%) Ethical Hacking
20 17 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
20 17 (22.08%) CCNA
21 16 (20.78%) PHP
21 16 (20.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 15 (19.48%) C
22 15 (19.48%) Windows
23 14 (18.18%) .NET
23 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (12.99%) IIS
1 10 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 56 (72.73%) Firewall
2 54 (70.13%) Wireless
3 42 (54.55%) VoIP
4 25 (32.47%) VPN
5 11 (14.29%) DNS
5 11 (14.29%) Network Security
6 9 (11.69%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (11.69%) NetScaler
6 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
6 9 (11.69%) SAN
7 6 (7.79%) Wireshark
8 5 (6.49%) Internet
9 1 (1.30%) SSL
9 1 (1.30%) LDAP
9 1 (1.30%) LAN
9 1 (1.30%) WAN
9 1 (1.30%) SMTP
9 1 (1.30%) DHCP
9 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Metasploit
2 4 (5.19%) AppScan
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (68.83%) Tester
2 46 (59.74%) Penetration Tester
3 34 (44.16%) Security Tester
4 13 (16.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 13 (16.88%) Senior Tester
5 12 (15.58%) Security Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (10.39%) Lead Tester
8 6 (7.79%) Information Specialist
8 6 (7.79%) Information Security Specialist
8 6 (7.79%) Security Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Penetration Test Analyst
11 1 (1.30%) Programme Test Manager
11 1 (1.30%) Test Leader
11 1 (1.30%) Mobile Tester
11 1 (1.30%) Network Consultant
11 1 (1.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) JSON
2 1 (1.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (46.75%) Open Source
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) AS400
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.99%) Linux
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.79%) UNIX
5 5 (6.49%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.49%) Android
6 4 (5.19%) OS/390
6 4 (5.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (79.22%) Penetration Testing
2 49 (63.64%) Security Testing
3 42 (54.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 25 (32.47%) Information Management
5 19 (24.68%) Ethical Hacking
6 12 (15.58%) Risk Management
6 12 (15.58%) Manual Testing
7 11 (14.29%) Information Security
8 8 (10.39%) Security Management
9 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.19%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (5.19%) Data Security
10 4 (5.19%) ITIL
10 4 (5.19%) Mobile Commerce
11 3 (3.90%) Cyber Security
11 3 (3.90%) Technical Analysis
12 2 (2.60%) Transition Management
12 2 (2.60%) Project Management
12 2 (2.60%) Service Management
12 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) Java
2 16 (20.78%) PHP
3 15 (19.48%) C
4 14 (18.18%) Objective-C
5 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.19%) Perl
6 4 (5.19%) SQL
7 3 (3.90%) Python
8 2 (2.60%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 70 (90.91%) CEH
2 55 (71.43%) OSCP
3 40 (51.95%) GWAPT
4 39 (50.65%) CISSP
5 33 (42.86%) GIAC
6 32 (41.56%) CISMP
7 27 (35.06%) OSCE
7 27 (35.06%) GCIH
8 24 (31.17%) CISM
9 23 (29.87%) CISA
10 17 (22.08%) CCNA
10 17 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (14.29%) GSEC
12 10 (12.99%) GCFW
12 10 (12.99%) GCIA
12 10 (12.99%) GCWN
13 8 (10.39%) Degree
14 4 (5.19%) CCSA
15 3 (3.90%) GCED
16 2 (2.60%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (62.34%) PCI DSS
2 16 (20.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
1 10 (12.99%) Nmap
2 9 (11.69%) XenApp
2 9 (11.69%) vSphere
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) SCCM
2 9 (11.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Cisco
2 10 (12.99%) VMware
3 9 (11.69%) Fortinet
3 9 (11.69%) SolarWinds
3 9 (11.69%) HP
3 9 (11.69%) Dell
3 9 (11.69%) Citrix
4 5 (6.49%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle
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