The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 863 856 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 33 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.012% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.044% -
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 0
Average salary £60,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £22,500 -
% change year-on-year
+166.66% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31600 29794 32765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.31% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24801 24153 28117
Average salary £44,250 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -

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 11 July 2014 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 9 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 11 July 2014. 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 0 29 £61,250 +104.16% 2
East Midlands - 16 £62,500 - 1
Leicestershire - 15 £62,500 - 1
Leicester - 12 £62,500 - 1
London -29 10 £67,500 +20.00% 1
City of London +3 6 - -
South East -10 3 £40,000 +77.77%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £57,500 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 62 (84.93%) Penetration Testing
2 55 (75.34%) CEH
2 55 (75.34%) OSCP
3 53 (72.60%) CISSP
4 47 (64.38%) Firewall
5 45 (61.64%) Wireless
5 45 (61.64%) PCI DSS
6 43 (58.90%) Security Testing
7 42 (57.53%) GIAC
8 40 (54.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 38 (52.05%) VoIP
10 36 (49.32%) CISMP
11 34 (46.58%) Java
12 33 (45.21%) C
12 33 (45.21%) Ethical Hacking
13 32 (43.84%) Open Source
14 28 (38.36%) VPN
15 27 (36.99%) Information Management
16 25 (34.25%) Objective-C
16 25 (34.25%) .NET
16 25 (34.25%) PHP
17 24 (32.88%) CISM
18 23 (31.51%) Information Security
19 22 (30.14%) CISA
20 20 (27.40%) Management Information System
21 19 (26.03%) Degree
21 19 (26.03%) GWAPT
22 18 (24.66%) Cisco Certification
22 18 (24.66%) CCNA
23 16 (21.92%) Windows

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.85%) Apache
2 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (5.48%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 47 (64.38%) Firewall
2 45 (61.64%) Wireless
3 38 (52.05%) VoIP
4 28 (38.36%) VPN
5 12 (16.44%) Wireshark
5 12 (16.44%) Network Security
5 12 (16.44%) Internet
6 7 (9.59%) WAN
6 7 (9.59%) LAN
7 5 (6.85%) DNS
8 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.48%) SAN
8 4 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (5.48%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.37%) HTTP
10 1 (1.37%) SNMP
10 1 (1.37%) LDAP
10 1 (1.37%) SMTP
10 1 (1.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Metasploit
2 5 (6.85%) AppScan
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Retail
3 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Tester
2 35 (47.95%) Penetration Tester
3 30 (41.10%) Security Tester
4 12 (16.44%) Information Security Specialist
4 12 (16.44%) Information Specialist
4 12 (16.44%) Security Specialist
5 7 (9.59%) Security Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Lead Tester
8 4 (5.48%) Testing Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Applications Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Security Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.11%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.11%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) XML
2 1 (1.37%) JSON
2 1 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (43.84%) Open Source
2 20 (27.40%) Management Information System
3 11 (15.07%) Cryptography
4 8 (10.96%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.85%) AS400
6 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) UNIX
3 11 (15.07%) Linux
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.85%) OS/390
5 5 (6.85%) Solaris
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (84.93%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (58.90%) Security Testing
3 40 (54.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 33 (45.21%) Ethical Hacking
5 27 (36.99%) Information Management
6 23 (31.51%) Information Security
7 11 (15.07%) Project Management
8 7 (9.59%) OWASP
8 7 (9.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (8.22%) Manual Testing
10 5 (6.85%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (6.85%) ITIL
10 5 (6.85%) Data Security
10 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
11 4 (5.48%) Mobile Commerce
12 3 (4.11%) Supplier Management
13 2 (2.74%) Cyber Security
13 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (2.74%) Security Management
13 2 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) Java
2 33 (45.21%) C
3 25 (34.25%) PHP
3 25 (34.25%) Objective-C
4 8 (10.96%) C++
5 7 (9.59%) Perl
5 7 (9.59%) Python
6 5 (6.85%) SQL
7 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (75.34%) CEH
1 55 (75.34%) OSCP
2 53 (72.60%) CISSP
3 42 (57.53%) GIAC
4 36 (49.32%) CISMP
5 24 (32.88%) CISM
6 22 (30.14%) CISA
7 19 (26.03%) Degree
7 19 (26.03%) GWAPT
8 18 (24.66%) CCNA
8 18 (24.66%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (16.44%) GCIH
9 12 (16.44%) OSCE
10 11 (15.07%) GSEC
11 9 (12.33%) CCNP
12 7 (9.59%) MCSE
12 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (9.59%) RHCE
13 4 (5.48%) GCFW
13 4 (5.48%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (61.64%) PCI DSS
2 12 (16.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) Nmap
2 4 (5.48%) XenApp
2 4 (5.48%) vSphere
2 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) Nessus
2 4 (5.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) VMware
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle
2 5 (6.85%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.48%) Cisco
3 4 (5.48%) HP
3 4 (5.48%) Dell
3 4 (5.48%) Citrix
3 4 (5.48%) Capita
3 4 (5.48%) Fortinet
3 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
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