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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 876 867 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 18 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.009% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.035% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 0
Average salary £30,000 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £22,500 -
% change year-on-year
+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
30918 28623 33883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.79% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23391 28525
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 September 2014 within the UK.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the UK

GPEN
Top 8 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 September 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
(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 +10 13 £30,000 +33.33%
London -2 10 £30,000 +39.53%
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £62,500 -
Leicester - 3 £62,500 -
Leicestershire - 3 £62,500 -
City of London -2 2 - -

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 48 (90.57%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (79.25%) OSCP
3 37 (69.81%) CEH
4 35 (66.04%) CISSP
5 30 (56.60%) Security Testing
6 28 (52.83%) Firewall
7 27 (50.94%) GIAC
8 26 (49.06%) Ethical Hacking
9 25 (47.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 25 (47.17%) PCI DSS
9 25 (47.17%) Wireless
9 25 (47.17%) Java
10 24 (45.28%) VoIP
10 24 (45.28%) CISMP
11 23 (43.40%) C
11 23 (43.40%) Information Security
12 20 (37.74%) Management Information System
12 20 (37.74%) Degree
12 20 (37.74%) Open Source
13 19 (35.85%) VPN
14 17 (32.08%) Information Management
15 16 (30.19%) PHP
15 16 (30.19%) .NET
15 16 (30.19%) Objective-C
16 15 (28.30%) CISM
16 15 (28.30%) UNIX
17 14 (26.42%) Windows
17 14 (26.42%) CISA
18 12 (22.64%) GWAPT
18 12 (22.64%) OSCE

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (52.83%) Firewall
2 25 (47.17%) Wireless
3 24 (45.28%) VoIP
4 19 (35.85%) VPN
5 11 (20.75%) Wireshark
6 10 (18.87%) Internet
7 6 (11.32%) WAN
7 6 (11.32%) LAN
7 6 (11.32%) Network Security
8 5 (9.43%) LDAP
8 5 (9.43%) HTTP
9 4 (7.55%) FTP
9 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (7.55%) SSH
9 4 (7.55%) tcpdump
10 1 (1.89%) DNS
10 1 (1.89%) SSL
10 1 (1.89%) SNMP
10 1 (1.89%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Metasploit
2 4 (7.55%) AppScan
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Tester
2 24 (45.28%) Penetration Tester
3 14 (26.42%) Security Tester
4 9 (16.98%) Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Security Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Ethical Hacker
6 6 (11.32%) Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Security Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Information Specialist
6 6 (11.32%) Information Security Specialist
6 6 (11.32%) Security Specialist
7 5 (9.43%) Testing Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Applications Consultant
8 4 (7.55%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (7.55%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (7.55%) Security Manager
8 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
9 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.77%) JSON
3 2 (3.77%) RESTful
3 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Management Information System
1 20 (37.74%) Open Source
2 11 (20.75%) Cryptography
2 11 (20.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.55%) AS400
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) UNIX
2 14 (26.42%) Windows
3 10 (18.87%) Linux
4 4 (7.55%) OS/390
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (90.57%) Penetration Testing
2 30 (56.60%) Security Testing
3 26 (49.06%) Ethical Hacking
4 25 (47.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 23 (43.40%) Information Security
6 17 (32.08%) Information Management
7 9 (16.98%) Project Management
8 8 (15.09%) Data Security
9 6 (11.32%) OWASP
9 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (7.55%) ITIL
10 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.55%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (5.66%) Supplier Management
11 3 (5.66%) Manual Testing
12 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (3.77%) Risk Assessment
12 2 (3.77%) Security Management
12 2 (3.77%) Service Management
13 1 (1.89%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) Java
2 23 (43.40%) C
3 16 (30.19%) PHP
3 16 (30.19%) Objective-C
4 7 (13.21%) C++
5 6 (11.32%) Perl
5 6 (11.32%) Python
6 4 (7.55%) SQL
7 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (79.25%) OSCP
2 37 (69.81%) CEH
3 35 (66.04%) CISSP
4 27 (50.94%) GIAC
5 24 (45.28%) CISMP
6 20 (37.74%) Degree
7 15 (28.30%) CISM
8 14 (26.42%) CISA
9 12 (22.64%) GWAPT
9 12 (22.64%) OSCE
9 12 (22.64%) GCIH
10 10 (18.87%) GSEC
11 7 (13.21%) CCNP
11 7 (13.21%) CCNA
11 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (11.32%) RHCE
12 6 (11.32%) MCSE
13 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
13 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (47.17%) PCI DSS
2 6 (11.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (7.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Nmap
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Capita
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) VMware