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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 932 930 904
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 19 11 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.011% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.038% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 38
Average salary £102,500 £48,125 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+112.98% -19.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,750 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £103,000 £60,125 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary - £48,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.21%

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
28445 28992 28090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.03% 27.73% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22750 23158 22047
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 5 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 5 February 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
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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 +21 19 £102,500 +112.98% 1
London +17 16 £102,500 +115.78% 1
South East -6 3 - -
City of London - 3 £103,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 25 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (57.14%) OSCP
3 19 (54.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (51.43%) Information Security
5 17 (48.57%) CREST Certified
6 16 (45.71%) CEH
7 15 (42.86%) EnCE
7 15 (42.86%) GCFA
8 14 (40.00%) CISSP
9 13 (37.14%) CISM
10 12 (34.29%) Windows
10 12 (34.29%) GWAPT
11 11 (31.43%) GREM
11 11 (31.43%) CCFP
11 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
11 11 (31.43%) C
11 11 (31.43%) C++
11 11 (31.43%) Java
11 11 (31.43%) SSCP
11 11 (31.43%) GCIA
11 11 (31.43%) GIAC
12 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
12 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
12 10 (28.57%) Linux
12 10 (28.57%) Threat Analysis
12 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
12 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
13 9 (25.71%) Wireless
14 8 (22.86%) Investment Management

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 9 (25.71%) Wireless
2 6 (17.14%) Firewall
3 5 (14.29%) VoIP
4 4 (11.43%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) Intranet
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.86%) AppScan
2 1 (2.86%) Paros
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
1 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Tester
2 16 (45.71%) Penetration Tester
3 11 (31.43%) Information Manager
3 11 (31.43%) Information Security Manager
3 11 (31.43%) Security Manager
4 9 (25.71%) Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) Security Penetration Tester
4 9 (25.71%) Security Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Forensic Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 19 (54.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 18 (51.43%) Information Security
4 10 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 10 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Threat Analysis
5 8 (22.86%) Investment Management
6 7 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (17.14%) Open Source
7 6 (17.14%) OWASP
7 6 (17.14%) Security Management
8 5 (14.29%) Information Management
8 5 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) People Management
10 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.71%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) C
1 11 (31.43%) C++
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) Perl
2 7 (20.00%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) OSCP
2 17 (48.57%) CREST Certified
3 16 (45.71%) CEH
4 15 (42.86%) EnCE
4 15 (42.86%) GCFA
5 14 (40.00%) CISSP
6 13 (37.14%) CISM
7 12 (34.29%) GWAPT
8 11 (31.43%) CCFP
8 11 (31.43%) GCIA
8 11 (31.43%) GIAC
8 11 (31.43%) GREM
8 11 (31.43%) SSCP
9 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
9 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) Degree
10 6 (17.14%) GCIH
10 6 (17.14%) OSCE
11 4 (11.43%) EC-Council LPT
11 4 (11.43%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Nessus
1 7 (20.00%) Nmap
2 6 (17.14%) OpenVAS
3 4 (11.43%) EnCase
4 1 (2.86%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.86%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Coverity
1 6 (17.14%) Qualys
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Reuters
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