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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 878 899 868
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -31
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 14 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.094% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 7
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +166.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £30,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £62,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £62,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +177.77%

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 12 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 31 July 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
England +7 14 £50,000 -16.66% 1
South East +6 7 £65,000 +62.50%
South West - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
City of London +23 3 £42,500 -
London +21 3 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £62,500 +56.25%
Hampshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £62,500 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 30 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (66.67%) CISSP
3 20 (55.56%) CISM
3 20 (55.56%) Degree
4 18 (50.00%) Information Security
5 17 (47.22%) CEH
5 17 (47.22%) Security Testing
6 14 (38.89%) GIAC
7 13 (36.11%) Cyber Security
8 12 (33.33%) Wireless
8 12 (33.33%) Finance
9 10 (27.78%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (27.78%) GCFA
9 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
9 10 (27.78%) EnCE
9 10 (27.78%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (22.22%) Wireless Security
10 8 (22.22%) OSCP
10 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
11 7 (19.44%) CISA
11 7 (19.44%) C
11 7 (19.44%) C++
11 7 (19.44%) Java
11 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
12 6 (16.67%) GCIH
12 6 (16.67%) Legal
12 6 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
12 6 (16.67%) GREM
12 6 (16.67%) Inversion of Control

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) Wireless
2 8 (22.22%) Wireless Security
3 4 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) Converged Networks
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Tester
1 8 (22.22%) Penetration Tester
2 6 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 6 (16.67%) Technical Assurance Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Security Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Test Team Leader
3 5 (13.89%) Team Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Forensic Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Security Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Security Assurance Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Cyber Security Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Web Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Junior
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Junior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 6 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.33%) Cryptography
5 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.78%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (50.00%) Information Security
3 17 (47.22%) Security Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Cyber Security
5 10 (27.78%) Reverse Engineering
5 10 (27.78%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (16.67%) Computer Forensics
7 6 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) SDLC
8 4 (11.11%) OSSTMM
8 4 (11.11%) OWASP
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.11%) Security Management
9 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 3 (8.33%) Web Application Development
10 2 (5.56%) Analytics
10 2 (5.56%) Open Source
10 2 (5.56%) SIEM
10 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) C
1 7 (19.44%) C++
1 7 (19.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (66.67%) CISSP
2 20 (55.56%) CISM
2 20 (55.56%) Degree
3 17 (47.22%) CEH
4 14 (38.89%) GIAC
5 10 (27.78%) EnCE
5 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 10 (27.78%) GCFA
6 8 (22.22%) OSCP
7 7 (19.44%) CISA
8 6 (16.67%) GCIH
8 6 (16.67%) GREM
9 4 (11.11%) ISACA
9 4 (11.11%) GWAPT
9 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
10 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (5.56%) CHFI
10 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (5.56%) CCNP
11 1 (2.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) COBIT
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco
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