The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 918 963 956
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -7
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 30 22 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.020% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.071% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 33
Average salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £110,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £47,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -19.14%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28126 30918 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.56% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22646 24152 26161
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GPEN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPEN within the UK.

GPEN Salary Trend in the UK

GPEN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPEN over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
England +46 30 £62,500 - 2
London +24 23 £68,750 -1.78% 2
South West - 4 £55,000 -
Bristol - 3 £55,000 -
City of London +57 2 - -
South East +9 1 £52,500 +10.52%
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 33 (66.00%) Information Security
2 32 (64.00%) CISSP
3 30 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
4 29 (58.00%) OSCP
5 25 (50.00%) CREST Certified
6 24 (48.00%) GIAC
7 19 (38.00%) CISM
7 19 (38.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 17 (34.00%) GCFA
9 16 (32.00%) GCIA
9 16 (32.00%) SSCP
9 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
9 16 (32.00%) CCFP
9 16 (32.00%) GREM
9 16 (32.00%) EnCE
10 14 (28.00%) Windows
11 13 (26.00%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (24.00%) Investment Management
13 11 (22.00%) CEH
13 11 (22.00%) GWAPT
13 11 (22.00%) Linux
13 11 (22.00%) Finance
14 10 (20.00%) Python
14 10 (20.00%) Perl
14 10 (20.00%) Security Testing
14 10 (20.00%) CHECK Team Leader
15 9 (18.00%) Threat Analysis
16 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
16 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
16 8 (16.00%) Firewall

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 8 (16.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) LAN
2 6 (12.00%) WAN
3 5 (10.00%) Wireless
4 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.00%) Internet
5 2 (4.00%) VoIP
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) Wireless Security
6 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) AppScan
1 3 (6.00%) Burp Suite
2 2 (4.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (4.00%) Paros
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Penetration Tester
1 29 (58.00%) Tester
2 16 (32.00%) Information Manager
2 16 (32.00%) Information Security Manager
2 16 (32.00%) Security Manager
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Security Penetration Tester
4 5 (10.00%) Security Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Ethical Hacker
6 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.00%) Architect
7 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce Architect
7 1 (2.00%) Information Architect
7 1 (2.00%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (2.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (6.00%) iPad
4 3 (6.00%) SCADA
5 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (66.00%) Information Security
2 30 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (38.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (26.00%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (24.00%) Investment Management
6 10 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Threat Analysis
8 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
9 7 (14.00%) Social Engineering
9 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
10 6 (12.00%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
12 4 (8.00%) Operations Research
12 4 (8.00%) People Management
12 4 (8.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 3 (6.00%) Malware Analysis
13 3 (6.00%) OWASP
13 3 (6.00%) Security Management
13 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) Perl
1 10 (20.00%) Python
2 7 (14.00%) Java
2 7 (14.00%) Ruby
3 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.00%) C
3 3 (6.00%) C++
3 3 (6.00%) PHP
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (64.00%) CISSP
2 29 (58.00%) OSCP
3 25 (50.00%) CREST Certified
4 24 (48.00%) GIAC
5 19 (38.00%) CISM
6 17 (34.00%) GCFA
7 16 (32.00%) CCFP
7 16 (32.00%) EnCE
7 16 (32.00%) GCIA
7 16 (32.00%) GREM
7 16 (32.00%) SSCP
8 11 (22.00%) CEH
8 11 (22.00%) GWAPT
9 10 (20.00%) CHECK Team Leader
10 7 (14.00%) SANS
10 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) Tigerscheme
11 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (10.00%) OSCE
13 4 (8.00%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) GPG13
1 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Nessus
1 5 (10.00%) Nmap
2 3 (6.00%) OpenVAS
2 3 (6.00%) WebInspect
3 2 (4.00%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Qualys
3 3 (6.00%) Coverity
4 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.00%) Reuters
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
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