The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 624 600 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 10 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.013% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.055% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 0
Average salary £30,000 £21,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.53% -
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £22,500 -
% change year-on-year
+177.77% -
GPEN
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11387 10997 12888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.72% 24.70% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9090 9081 11010
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in London

GPEN
Salary Trend in London

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

GPEN Salary Trend in London

GPEN
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
(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
City of London +5 2 - -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 21 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (71.43%) CEH
3 13 (61.90%) OSCP
4 11 (52.38%) UNIX
4 11 (52.38%) Degree
5 10 (47.62%) Windows
5 10 (47.62%) CISSP
5 10 (47.62%) Internet
5 10 (47.62%) CISA
5 10 (47.62%) CISM
5 10 (47.62%) Finance
6 9 (42.86%) Information Security
7 8 (38.10%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (38.10%) Java
8 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
8 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 7 (33.33%) Nmap
8 7 (33.33%) Metasploit
9 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
9 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
9 6 (28.57%) OWASP
9 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (28.57%) Project Management
9 6 (28.57%) CCNP
9 6 (28.57%) CCNA
9 6 (28.57%) Cryptography
9 6 (28.57%) GSEC
9 6 (28.57%) Perl

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 4 (19.05%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Internet
2 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 6 (28.57%) LAN
3 6 (28.57%) WAN
4 5 (23.81%) Wireless
5 4 (19.05%) VoIP
5 4 (19.05%) Firewall
6 1 (4.76%) SMTP
6 1 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (4.76%) HTTP
6 1 (4.76%) SNMP
6 1 (4.76%) DNS
6 1 (4.76%) SSL
6 1 (4.76%) LDAP
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Metasploit
2 4 (19.05%) AppScan
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Tester
1 12 (57.14%) Penetration Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Security Specialist
2 6 (28.57%) Ethical Hacker
2 6 (28.57%) Information Security Specialist
2 6 (28.57%) Information Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Security Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) JSON
1 2 (9.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (28.57%) Cryptography
3 4 (19.05%) AS400
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) UNIX
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 6 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) OS/390
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (19.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Information Security
3 8 (38.10%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) OWASP
4 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) Data Security
6 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (9.52%) Service Management
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) Document Management
8 1 (4.76%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (4.76%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) Benchmarking
8 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Perl
2 6 (28.57%) C
2 6 (28.57%) C++
2 6 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) CEH
2 13 (61.90%) OSCP
3 11 (52.38%) Degree
4 10 (47.62%) CISSP
4 10 (47.62%) CISA
4 10 (47.62%) CISM
5 6 (28.57%) MCSE
5 6 (28.57%) CCNP
5 6 (28.57%) CCNA
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (28.57%) RHCE
5 6 (28.57%) GSEC
6 5 (23.81%) GIAC
7 4 (19.05%) GCIH
7 4 (19.05%) GWAPT
7 4 (19.05%) OSCE
7 4 (19.05%) CISMP
8 1 (4.76%) GCED
8 1 (4.76%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 4 (19.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft