The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.95% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £62,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £22,500 -
% change year-on-year
+177.77% -
GPEN
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
91 97 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 21.67% 25.39% 35.58%
Number of salaries quoted 79 87 119
Average salary £43,401 £41,314 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.05% +3.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,778 £30,000 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £51,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GPEN across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

GPEN
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPEN across the Leicester region.

GPEN Salary Trend in Leicester

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 15 (100.00%) VoIP
1 15 (100.00%) VPN
1 15 (100.00%) CISSP
1 15 (100.00%) Wireless
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
1 15 (100.00%) CEH
1 15 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 15 (100.00%) CISMP
1 15 (100.00%) Information Management
1 15 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 15 (100.00%) OSCP
1 15 (100.00%) Open Source
2 13 (86.67%) PCI DSS
2 13 (86.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 13 (86.67%) GIAC
2 13 (86.67%) Objective-C
2 13 (86.67%) C
2 13 (86.67%) Java
2 13 (86.67%) PHP
2 13 (86.67%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) CISA
3 2 (13.33%) CISM
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) GCIH
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
3 2 (13.33%) OSCE

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 15 (100.00%) VoIP
1 15 (100.00%) VPN
1 15 (100.00%) Wireless
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Tester
1 9 (60.00%) Penetration Tester
1 9 (60.00%) Security Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Penetration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 15 (100.00%) Information Management
1 15 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Objective-C
1 13 (86.67%) C
1 13 (86.67%) Java
1 13 (86.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) CISSP
1 15 (100.00%) CEH
1 15 (100.00%) CISMP
1 15 (100.00%) OSCP
2 13 (86.67%) GIAC
3 2 (13.33%) CISA
3 2 (13.33%) CISM
3 2 (13.33%) GCIH
3 2 (13.33%) OSCE
3 2 (13.33%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (86.67%) PCI DSS