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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 862 879 870
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 21 28 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.024% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.072% 0.087% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 5
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £67,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 17 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 22 May 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 +28 20 £60,000 - 1
London +49 14 £70,000 +3.70% 1
City of London +44 9 £85,000 +54.54%
South East +5 4 £48,750 -15.21%
Berkshire - 4 £48,750 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
East Midlands -3 1 £57,500 -4.16%
North Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Reading - 1 £47,500 -
St Asaph - 1 - -
Denbighshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £57,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 -
Chesterfield - 1 £57,500 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (87.10%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (77.42%) CISSP
3 18 (58.06%) CISM
4 17 (54.84%) Information Security
4 17 (54.84%) CEH
5 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
6 15 (48.39%) Degree
7 12 (38.71%) GCIH
7 12 (38.71%) GIAC
8 11 (35.48%) Cyber Security
9 10 (32.26%) Reverse Engineering
10 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
10 9 (29.03%) EnCE
10 9 (29.03%) GCFA
10 9 (29.03%) Computer Forensics
10 9 (29.03%) Wireless
10 9 (29.03%) Malware Analysis
10 9 (29.03%) Inversion of Control
11 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
11 8 (25.81%) CISA
11 8 (25.81%) Finance
11 8 (25.81%) Wireless Security
12 7 (22.58%) OSCP
13 6 (19.35%) Ethical Hacking
13 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 5 (16.13%) Firewall
14 5 (16.13%) SIEM
15 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
15 3 (9.68%) Network Design
15 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Wireless
2 8 (25.81%) Wireless Security
3 5 (16.13%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (22.58%) Tester
2 5 (16.13%) Test Team Leader
2 5 (16.13%) Team Leader
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Security Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Web Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Testing Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Assurance Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Open Source
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (54.84%) Information Security
3 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
4 11 (35.48%) Cyber Security
5 10 (32.26%) Reverse Engineering
6 9 (29.03%) Computer Forensics
6 9 (29.03%) Malware Analysis
7 6 (19.35%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (16.13%) SIEM
9 3 (9.68%) Network Design
9 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (6.45%) Analytics
10 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
10 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
11 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance
11 1 (3.23%) Digital Forensics
11 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) C++
1 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) CISSP
2 18 (58.06%) CISM
3 17 (54.84%) CEH
4 15 (48.39%) Degree
5 12 (38.71%) GCIH
5 12 (38.71%) GIAC
6 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
6 9 (29.03%) EnCE
6 9 (29.03%) GCFA
7 8 (25.81%) CISA
8 7 (22.58%) OSCP
9 2 (6.45%) GCIA
9 2 (6.45%) CHFI
10 1 (3.23%) OSCE
10 1 (3.23%) GWAPT
10 1 (3.23%) CCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) COBIT
2 1 (3.23%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Splunk
1 2 (6.45%) Websense
1 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
1 2 (6.45%) Symantec
1 2 (6.45%) McAfee
1 2 (6.45%) SAP
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco
1 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
2 1 (3.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) ArcSight
2 1 (3.23%) LogLogic
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