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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 617 650 626
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -24
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 12 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.027% 0.018% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.071% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 1
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £120,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +27.77%
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
11654 12619 11790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.18% 25.63% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9563 10236 9609
Average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPEN across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

GPEN Salary Histogram 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 24 April 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
City of London +38 7 £85,000 +54.54% 2
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 12 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (71.43%) CEH
2 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 10 (71.43%) Security Testing
3 9 (64.29%) CISM
4 7 (50.00%) Wireless
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) Wireless Security
4 7 (50.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (42.86%) CISA
6 5 (35.71%) GIAC
6 5 (35.71%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (28.57%) Information Security
8 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
9 2 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
9 2 (14.29%) OSCP
9 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (14.29%) EnCE
9 2 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
9 2 (14.29%) GCIH
9 2 (14.29%) GCFA
10 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 1 (7.14%) Project Management
10 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
10 1 (7.14%) Windows
10 1 (7.14%) IBM

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Wireless
1 7 (50.00%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
1 4 (28.57%) Test Team Leader
1 4 (28.57%) Team Leader
1 4 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Security Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Testing Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Graduate
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Assurance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Security Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Ethical Hacking
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
6 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) SIEM
7 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.14%) People Management
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CEH
1 10 (71.43%) CISSP
2 9 (64.29%) CISM
3 6 (42.86%) CISA
4 5 (35.71%) GIAC
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) EnCE
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) GCIH
6 2 (14.29%) GCFA
6 2 (14.29%) OSCP
7 1 (7.14%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) IBM
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Qualys
1 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
1 1 (7.14%) LogLogic
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £150000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago