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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 397 472 -
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 13 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.080% 0.018% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.060% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 0
Median salary £60,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £27,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -38.88%
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
4884 6623 7280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 30.09% 30.51% 33.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3909 5367 5478
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +41 11 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £80,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £75,000 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 46 (97.87%) OSCP
2 41 (87.23%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (85.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 38 (80.85%) Python
5 37 (78.72%) Nmap
5 37 (78.72%) Nessus
5 37 (78.72%) CEH
6 36 (76.60%) Security Cleared
7 34 (72.34%) GIAC
8 33 (70.21%) C++
8 33 (70.21%) C
9 31 (65.96%) CREST Certified
10 30 (63.83%) OWASP
11 28 (59.57%) Linux
11 28 (59.57%) Telecoms
12 26 (55.32%) Windows
13 24 (51.06%) Java
13 24 (51.06%) Perl
13 24 (51.06%) Qualys
13 24 (51.06%) OpenVAS
14 21 (44.68%) Embedded Systems
14 21 (44.68%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (44.68%) Coverity
15 20 (42.55%) Bash Shell
16 18 (38.30%) Finance
17 16 (34.04%) Information Security
17 16 (34.04%) Open Source
17 16 (34.04%) Cyberthreat
18 14 (29.79%) Kali Linux
19 13 (27.66%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.64%) Sumo Logic
2 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) Wireless
2 6 (12.77%) Firewall
2 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Metasploit
2 11 (23.40%) Burp Suite
General
1 28 (59.57%) Telecoms
2 18 (38.30%) Finance
3 6 (12.77%) Back Office
4 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
5 2 (4.26%) Electronics
5 2 (4.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (78.72%) Penetration Tester
1 37 (78.72%) Tester
2 8 (17.02%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 8 (17.02%) Senior Tester
3 6 (12.77%) Graduate
3 6 (12.77%) Graduate Tester
4 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 5 (10.64%) Principal Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Testing Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) IT Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) Penetration Test Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) Principal Security Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 21 (44.68%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (34.04%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (4.26%) Cybercrime
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.13%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Linux
2 26 (55.32%) Windows
3 14 (29.79%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (87.23%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (85.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 30 (63.83%) OWASP
4 21 (44.68%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (34.04%) Information Security
5 16 (34.04%) Open Source
6 13 (27.66%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 12 (25.53%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (23.40%) Social Engineering
9 6 (12.77%) SIEM
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (10.64%) Security Architecture
10 5 (10.64%) Security Operations
10 5 (10.64%) Threat Modelling
11 4 (8.51%) Actionable Insight
11 4 (8.51%) Reverse Engineering
12 3 (6.38%) Source Code Analysis
13 2 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
13 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (80.85%) Python
2 33 (70.21%) C
2 33 (70.21%) C++
3 24 (51.06%) Java
3 24 (51.06%) Perl
4 20 (42.55%) Bash Shell
5 9 (19.15%) C#
5 9 (19.15%) Objective-C
5 9 (19.15%) Ruby
5 9 (19.15%) VB
6 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (97.87%) OSCP
2 37 (78.72%) CEH
3 36 (76.60%) Security Cleared
4 34 (72.34%) GIAC
5 31 (65.96%) CREST Certified
6 12 (25.53%) DV Cleared
7 10 (21.28%) SANS
7 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.77%) Degree
9 5 (10.64%) CHECK Team Member
9 5 (10.64%) GCFA
10 4 (8.51%) CHECK Team Leader
10 4 (8.51%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (10.64%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 37 (78.72%) Nessus
1 37 (78.72%) Nmap
2 24 (51.06%) OpenVAS
3 5 (10.64%) logstash
3 5 (10.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Qualys
2 21 (44.68%) Coverity
3 5 (10.64%) Sophos
3 5 (10.64%) Splunk
4 2 (4.26%) SAP