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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 620 623 625
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 2 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.024% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% 0.096% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 6
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -13.04%
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +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
11079 11515 11073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.10% 24.81% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9181 9170 9053
Average salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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
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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 +24 2 £42,500 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (92.86%) Penetration Testing
1 13 (92.86%) Security Testing
2 9 (64.29%) CEH
2 9 (64.29%) CISSP
3 8 (57.14%) CISM
4 7 (50.00%) Wireless
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) CISA
4 7 (50.00%) Wireless Security
4 7 (50.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (35.71%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Information Security
6 4 (28.57%) OSCP
7 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
7 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
7 3 (21.43%) C
7 3 (21.43%) C++
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
8 2 (14.29%) GIAC
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
9 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
9 1 (7.14%) Malware Analysis
9 1 (7.14%) GREM
9 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
9 1 (7.14%) Android
9 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (7.14%) Inversion of Control

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Team Leader
1 5 (35.71%) Team Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Junior
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Security Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Testing Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Assurance Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Cryptography
3 1 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
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 13 (92.86%) Penetration Testing
1 13 (92.86%) Security Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
3 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
4 1 (7.14%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
1 3 (21.43%) C++
1 3 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CEH
1 9 (64.29%) CISSP
2 8 (57.14%) CISM
3 7 (50.00%) CISA
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) OSCP
6 2 (14.29%) GIAC
7 1 (7.14%) GCIH
7 1 (7.14%) GCFA
7 1 (7.14%) EnCE
7 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT