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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 419 451 472
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +21
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 27 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.034% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.11% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 2
Median salary £50,000 £65,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +62.50%
UK excluding London median salary £51,500 £56,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-8.44% -10.00%
GPEN
England

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
5828 6572 7616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.65% 31.56% 33.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4728 5113 5888
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 17 £48,750 - 2
Hampshire +8 8 £67,500 - 1
Surrey - 2 £52,500 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 28 (100.00%) OSCP
2 26 (92.86%) CEH
3 25 (89.29%) Nmap
3 25 (89.29%) Nessus
4 24 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
4 24 (85.71%) Security Cleared
5 23 (82.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 22 (78.57%) C++
6 22 (78.57%) C
6 22 (78.57%) Python
7 21 (75.00%) OWASP
8 19 (67.86%) Telecoms
8 19 (67.86%) GIAC
8 19 (67.86%) CREST Certified
9 17 (60.71%) Java
9 17 (60.71%) OpenVAS
9 17 (60.71%) Qualys
10 15 (53.57%) Linux
11 14 (50.00%) Perl
11 14 (50.00%) Windows
11 14 (50.00%) Coverity
11 14 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (39.29%) DV Cleared
13 10 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
14 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
14 9 (32.14%) Finance
15 8 (28.57%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (28.57%) Metasploit
15 8 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 7 (25.00%) Social Engineering

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 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Wireless
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Metasploit
2 6 (21.43%) Burp Suite
General
1 19 (67.86%) Telecoms
2 9 (32.14%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Back Office
4 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.57%) Electronics
5 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Penetration Tester
1 24 (85.71%) Tester
2 3 (10.71%) Testing Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Graduate
3 2 (7.14%) Graduate Tester
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Product Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (28.57%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (21.43%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (82.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 21 (75.00%) OWASP
4 10 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 7 (25.00%) Social Engineering
7 6 (21.43%) Information Security
7 6 (21.43%) Open Source
8 5 (17.86%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (17.86%) SIEM
9 3 (10.71%) Actionable Insight
10 2 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
11 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (3.57%) ERP
11 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
11 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) C
1 22 (78.57%) C++
1 22 (78.57%) Python
2 17 (60.71%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) Perl
4 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
5 5 (17.86%) C#
5 5 (17.86%) Objective-C
5 5 (17.86%) Ruby
5 5 (17.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) OSCP
2 26 (92.86%) CEH
3 24 (85.71%) Security Cleared
4 19 (67.86%) CREST Certified
4 19 (67.86%) GIAC
5 11 (39.29%) DV Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (7.14%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (7.14%) SANS
7 2 (7.14%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (3.57%) CEPT
8 1 (3.57%) CPTE
8 1 (3.57%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 25 (89.29%) Nessus
1 25 (89.29%) Nmap
2 17 (60.71%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Qualys
2 14 (50.00%) Coverity
3 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
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