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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank - - 80
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 0 0 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire - - 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 18
Average salary - - £48,500
UK excluding London average salary - £56,875 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.40%
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
191 137 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 26.68% 19.97% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 159 97 219
Average salary £42,250 £47,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.10% +23.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 24 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 5 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
1 5 (100.00%) GWAPT
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
1 5 (100.00%) OSCE
1 5 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 5 (100.00%) Information Management
1 5 (100.00%) CEH
1 5 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) GCIH
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Security Management
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) CISMP

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Security Penetration Tester
1 5 (100.00%) Security Tester
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Penetration Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Management
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 5 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (80.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CEH
1 5 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 5 (100.00%) GCIH
1 5 (100.00%) GWAPT
1 5 (100.00%) OSCE
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISMP
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS