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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 859 871 841
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 19 30 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.068% 0.099% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 5
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £53,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £67,500 £98,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £60,000 £26,250
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +128.57%
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
27877 30152 27980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.32% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22282 24016 22927
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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
South East +19 9 £62,500 +56.25%
London +17 8 £50,000 -25.92%
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
GPEN
UK

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (81.25%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (75.00%) CISSP
3 18 (56.25%) CISM
4 16 (50.00%) CEH
4 16 (50.00%) Information Security
4 16 (50.00%) Degree
4 16 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 12 (37.50%) Finance
6 11 (34.38%) Cyber Security
7 9 (28.13%) Wireless
7 9 (28.13%) GIAC
8 8 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
8 8 (25.00%) Wireless Security
9 7 (21.88%) OSCP
9 7 (21.88%) CISA
9 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
10 6 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
10 6 (18.75%) GCIH
11 5 (15.63%) EnCE
11 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
11 5 (15.63%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (15.63%) SIEM
11 5 (15.63%) GCFA
11 5 (15.63%) HP
12 4 (12.50%) Firewall
12 4 (12.50%) Security Management
12 4 (12.50%) Cisco
12 4 (12.50%) SAN
12 4 (12.50%) Computer Forensics

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) Wireless
2 8 (25.00%) Wireless Security
3 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) Converged Networks
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Legal
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Tester
1 6 (18.75%) Penetration Tester
1 6 (18.75%) Technical Manager
1 6 (18.75%) Technical Assurance Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Security Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Team Leader
2 5 (15.63%) Test Team Leader
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Security Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Security Assurance Manager
3 4 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Cyber Security Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Web Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Testing Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) UNIX
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 16 (50.00%) Information Security
3 11 (34.38%) Cyber Security
4 8 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (15.63%) SIEM
6 5 (15.63%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Computer Forensics
7 4 (12.50%) OSSTMM
7 4 (12.50%) OWASP
7 4 (12.50%) Security Management
8 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.25%) Network Design
8 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C
1 3 (9.38%) C++
1 3 (9.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) CISSP
2 18 (56.25%) CISM
3 16 (50.00%) CEH
3 16 (50.00%) Degree
4 9 (28.13%) GIAC
5 7 (21.88%) CISA
5 7 (21.88%) OSCP
6 6 (18.75%) GCIH
7 5 (15.63%) GCFA
7 5 (15.63%) EnCE
7 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.50%) ISACA
8 4 (12.50%) GWAPT
9 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (6.25%) CHFI
9 2 (6.25%) GCIA
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (6.25%) CCNP
10 1 (3.13%) CCNA
10 1 (3.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Nessus
1 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) HP
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Symantec
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee
3 2 (6.25%) Websense
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
3 2 (6.25%) Splunk
4 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.13%) LogLogic
4 1 (3.13%) IBM