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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 611 629 624
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 1 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.002% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.061% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £22,500 £77,500 £64,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-70.96% +21.09%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £57,500 -
% change year-on-year
-21.73% -
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
11267 11406 12348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.12% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9222 9165 10383
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (90.91%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (90.91%) CEH
2 7 (63.64%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (45.45%) OSCP
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Information Security
4 4 (36.36%) GIAC
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Metasploit
6 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (18.18%) XML
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) RESTful
6 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
6 2 (18.18%) Nmap
6 2 (18.18%) Nessus
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
7 1 (9.09%) Network Security
7 1 (9.09%) MCSE
7 1 (9.09%) CCNP
7 1 (9.09%) CCNA
7 1 (9.09%) CISSP
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Tester
1 8 (72.73%) Penetration Tester
2 6 (54.55%) Ethical Hacker
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Information Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Graduate
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (9.09%) OWASP
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CEH
2 5 (45.45%) OSCP
3 4 (36.36%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) GSEC
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) GWAPT
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) RHCE
4 1 (9.09%) CISA
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Qualys