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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 622 605 615
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 2 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.023% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.093% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 1
Average salary £35,000 £77,500 £64,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.83% +21.09%
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £60,000 -
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -
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
10651 10804 11757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.70% 25.28% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8725 8630 9892
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 23 January 2015.

GPEN Salary Histogram in London

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (100.00%) CEH
2 6 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) GIAC
3 4 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security
4 3 (42.86%) OSCP
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (28.57%) RESTful
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Nessus
6 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
6 1 (14.29%) LogLogic
6 1 (14.29%) SIEM
6 1 (14.29%) GWAPT
6 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
6 1 (14.29%) Qualys
6 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
1 5 (71.43%) Penetration Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Ethical Hacker
3 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) SIEM
5 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) CEH
2 4 (57.14%) GIAC
3 3 (42.86%) OSCP
4 1 (14.29%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
1 1 (14.29%) LogLogic
1 1 (14.29%) Qualys