The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 77 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 1 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.14% 1.03% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 2.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 0
Average salary £45,000 £62,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -
GPEN
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
139 313 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 18.89% 35.69% 34.14%
Number of salaries quoted 117 271 212
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

GPEN
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

GPEN Salary Trend in Leicestershire

GPEN
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
1 4 (100.00%) VoIP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) CEH
1 4 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 4 (100.00%) OSCP
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Information Management
2 3 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (75.00%) CISMP
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) GIAC
2 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) GCIH
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) OSCE
3 1 (25.00%) GWAPT

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 4 (100.00%) VoIP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Information Management
2 3 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CEH
1 4 (100.00%) OSCP
2 3 (75.00%) CISMP
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) GIAC
3 1 (25.00%) GCIH
3 1 (25.00%) GWAPT
3 1 (25.00%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) PCI DSS