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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 870 893 891
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 20 40 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.033% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.066% 0.12% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 15 35 5
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +27.77%

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
30383 32724 31424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.46% 27.25% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23753 26140 25296
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 24 April 2015 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 16 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 24 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 17 £62,500 +4.16% 2
London +33 12 £70,000 +3.70% 2
City of London +38 7 £85,000 +54.54% 2
South East +16 3 £47,500 -17.39%
Berkshire - 3 £47,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £57,500 -4.16%
West Midlands -27 1 £47,500 -13.63%
North Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £47,500 -
St Asaph - 1 - -
Denbighshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £57,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 -
Chesterfield - 1 £57,500 -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (84.38%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (75.00%) CISSP
3 19 (59.38%) CEH
4 18 (56.25%) CISM
5 17 (53.13%) Information Security
6 15 (46.88%) Degree
6 15 (46.88%) Security Testing
7 14 (43.75%) GCIH
8 13 (40.63%) GIAC
9 11 (34.38%) Reverse Engineering
9 11 (34.38%) Cyber Security
10 10 (31.25%) Wireless
11 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
11 9 (28.13%) EnCE
11 9 (28.13%) GCFA
11 9 (28.13%) Computer Forensics
11 9 (28.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (28.13%) Malware Analysis
11 9 (28.13%) Inversion of Control
11 9 (28.13%) OSCP
12 8 (25.00%) CISA
13 7 (21.88%) Firewall
13 7 (21.88%) Finance
13 7 (21.88%) Wireless Security
13 7 (21.88%) Mobile App
14 6 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
15 5 (15.63%) SIEM
16 4 (12.50%) GWAPT
16 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
16 4 (12.50%) Open Source

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Wireless
2 7 (21.88%) Wireless Security
2 7 (21.88%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Tester
1 10 (31.25%) Penetration Tester
2 5 (15.63%) Security Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
3 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 4 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Web Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Testing Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Assurance Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Graduate
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (21.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) CESG
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (53.13%) Information Security
3 15 (46.88%) Security Testing
4 11 (34.38%) Reverse Engineering
4 11 (34.38%) Cyber Security
5 9 (28.13%) Computer Forensics
5 9 (28.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (28.13%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (18.75%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (15.63%) SIEM
8 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (12.50%) Network Design
9 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (6.25%) Digital Forensics
9 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
9 2 (6.25%) Analytics
10 1 (3.13%) Information Assurance
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) CISSP
2 19 (59.38%) CEH
3 18 (56.25%) CISM
4 15 (46.88%) Degree
5 14 (43.75%) GCIH
6 13 (40.63%) GIAC
7 9 (28.13%) GCFA
7 9 (28.13%) EnCE
7 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) OSCP
8 8 (25.00%) CISA
9 4 (12.50%) GWAPT
10 3 (9.38%) OSCE
11 2 (6.25%) GCIA
11 2 (6.25%) CHFI
12 1 (3.13%) CCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) COBIT
1 2 (6.25%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) SAP
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco
1 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
1 2 (6.25%) Symantec
1 2 (6.25%) McAfee
1 2 (6.25%) Websense
1 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
1 2 (6.25%) Splunk
2 1 (3.13%) ArcSight
2 1 (3.13%) LogLogic
2 1 (3.13%) Qualys
2 1 (3.13%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) HP
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