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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 872 870 875
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 19 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.022% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.083% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 9
Average salary £65,000 £51,250 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.82% +127.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,386 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £86,500 £62,500 £79,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +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
29680 31217 28978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 27.00% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 24080 24235 23572
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 3 September 2015 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 15 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 3 September 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 +21 19 £65,000 +26.82% 1
South East +12 8 £67,500 +68.75%
South West - 7 - -
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
City of London +27 2 £42,500 -
Leicestershire +11 2 £28,785 -53.94% 1
East Midlands +7 2 £28,785 -53.94% 1
London +4 2 £42,500 +41.66%
Leicester +3 2 £28,785 -53.94% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £62,500 +56.25%
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £62,500 -
Reading - 2 £78,750 -
Berkshire - 2 £78,750 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (78.95%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (57.89%) CEH
2 22 (57.89%) CISSP
3 21 (55.26%) Degree
4 18 (47.37%) Security Testing
4 18 (47.37%) CISM
5 16 (42.11%) Information Security
6 15 (39.47%) Wireless
6 15 (39.47%) GIAC
7 13 (34.21%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (28.95%) EnCE
8 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.95%) GCFA
8 11 (28.95%) Finance
8 11 (28.95%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (26.32%) OSCP
9 10 (26.32%) C
9 10 (26.32%) C++
9 10 (26.32%) Java
10 9 (23.68%) Legal
10 9 (23.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (23.68%) Cyber Security
11 8 (21.05%) CISA
12 7 (18.42%) Linux
12 7 (18.42%) UNIX
12 7 (18.42%) Wireless Security
12 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
12 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (18.42%) SDLC
12 7 (18.42%) Mobile App

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) Wireless
2 7 (18.42%) Wireless Security
3 4 (10.53%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) Converged Networks
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
6 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Tester
1 9 (23.68%) Penetration Tester
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Forensic Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Technical Assurance Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Security Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Consultant
3 6 (15.79%) Technical Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Test Team Leader
4 5 (13.16%) Team Leader
4 5 (13.16%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Security Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Security Assurance Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Cyber Security Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Web Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Applications Tester
7 2 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Testing Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Mobile App
2 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
1 7 (18.42%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (47.37%) Security Testing
3 16 (42.11%) Information Security
4 13 (34.21%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (28.95%) Reverse Engineering
6 9 (23.68%) Cyber Security
6 9 (23.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (18.42%) SDLC
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.16%) Security Management
9 4 (10.53%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (10.53%) OSSTMM
9 4 (10.53%) OWASP
9 4 (10.53%) Malware Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
10 3 (7.89%) Web Application Development
10 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
11 2 (5.26%) Project Management
11 2 (5.26%) Network Design
11 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) C
1 10 (26.32%) C++
1 10 (26.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) CISSP
1 22 (57.89%) CEH
2 21 (55.26%) Degree
3 18 (47.37%) CISM
4 15 (39.47%) GIAC
5 11 (28.95%) EnCE
5 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
5 11 (28.95%) GCFA
6 10 (26.32%) OSCP
7 8 (21.05%) CISA
8 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) GCIH
9 6 (15.79%) GWAPT
10 4 (10.53%) GREM
10 4 (10.53%) ISACA
11 2 (5.26%) CHFI
11 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (5.26%) CCNP
11 2 (5.26%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.26%) COBIT
3 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco
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