The table below looks at the statistics for GPEN in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPEN over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / South East
Rank 377 447 457
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +10
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 8 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.021% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.067% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £60,000 - £48,750
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 - £46,875

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4288 6011 6813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 28.72% 31.26% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3439 4879 5208
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing GPEN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

GPEN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

GPEN
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPEN across the South East region.

GPEN Salary Trend in the South East

GPEN
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPEN across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

GPEN Salary Histogram in the South East

GPEN
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +33 7 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £80,000 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT jobs citing GPEN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 27 (96.43%) OSCP
2 25 (89.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 25 (89.29%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (85.71%) Python
4 23 (82.14%) GIAC
5 20 (71.43%) Windows
5 20 (71.43%) Linux
6 18 (64.29%) CREST Certified
7 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
7 17 (60.71%) Nmap
7 17 (60.71%) Nessus
7 17 (60.71%) CEH
8 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
8 16 (57.14%) C
8 16 (57.14%) C++
9 14 (50.00%) Telecoms
9 14 (50.00%) OWASP
9 14 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (46.43%) Open Source
10 13 (46.43%) Information Security
10 13 (46.43%) Perl
11 12 (42.86%) Java
11 12 (42.86%) Finance
11 12 (42.86%) Coverity
11 12 (42.86%) Qualys
11 12 (42.86%) OpenVAS
11 12 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (39.29%) SANS
13 9 (32.14%) Kali Linux
13 9 (32.14%) Cyberthreat

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (28.57%) Sumo Logic
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Wireless
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Burp Suite
1 5 (17.86%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Penetration Tester
1 18 (64.29%) Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 8 (28.57%) Principal Architect
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Graduate
4 4 (14.29%) Graduate Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Principal Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Testing Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (32.14%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (28.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Cybercrime
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.57%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Linux
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Penetration Testing
1 25 (89.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 14 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (50.00%) OWASP
3 13 (46.43%) Information Security
3 13 (46.43%) Open Source
4 9 (32.14%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 8 (28.57%) Security Operations
5 8 (28.57%) Threat Modelling
6 5 (17.86%) Cyber Intelligence
6 5 (17.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) Social Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) Source Code Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) SIEM
9 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) Python
2 17 (60.71%) Bash Shell
3 16 (57.14%) C
3 16 (57.14%) C++
4 13 (46.43%) Perl
5 12 (42.86%) Java
6 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (14.29%) C#
7 4 (14.29%) Objective-C
7 4 (14.29%) Ruby
7 4 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (96.43%) OSCP
2 23 (82.14%) GIAC
3 18 (64.29%) CREST Certified
4 17 (60.71%) CEH
5 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
6 11 (39.29%) SANS
7 9 (32.14%) Degree
8 8 (28.57%) GCFA
9 3 (10.71%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
10 2 (7.14%) CHECK Team Leader
10 2 (7.14%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (28.57%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 17 (60.71%) Nessus
1 17 (60.71%) Nmap
2 12 (42.86%) OpenVAS
3 8 (28.57%) logstash
3 8 (28.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Coverity
1 12 (42.86%) Qualys
2 8 (28.57%) Sophos
2 8 (28.57%) Splunk
3 1 (3.57%) SAP