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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / South East
Rank 389 436 469
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +33
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 5 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.034% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.066% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £56,875
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.69%
UK excluding London median salary £63,750 £52,500 £56,875
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -7.69%

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
4136 6026 6657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 27.89% 31.36% 32.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3340 4901 5198
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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
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 24 February 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 +21 5 £60,000 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 19 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (94.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 18 (94.74%) GIAC
2 18 (94.74%) Python
2 18 (94.74%) OSCP
3 17 (89.47%) Windows
4 15 (78.95%) Linux
4 15 (78.95%) Bash Shell
5 12 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (57.89%) CREST Certified
7 10 (52.63%) C
7 10 (52.63%) C++
7 10 (52.63%) Nmap
7 10 (52.63%) Nessus
7 10 (52.63%) CEH
8 9 (47.37%) Information Security
8 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
8 9 (47.37%) Java
8 9 (47.37%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (47.37%) OpenVAS
8 9 (47.37%) Open Source
8 9 (47.37%) Degree
8 9 (47.37%) Qualys
8 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
8 9 (47.37%) OWASP
8 9 (47.37%) Coverity
8 9 (47.37%) SANS
9 8 (42.11%) SSAE 16
9 8 (42.11%) Security Operations
9 8 (42.11%) Security Operations Centre

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (42.11%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Burp Suite
1 1 (5.26%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Penetration Tester
1 10 (52.63%) Tester
2 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 8 (42.11%) Principal Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Graduate
4 3 (15.79%) Graduate Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Test Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (42.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (26.32%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Cybercrime
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 18 (94.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 12 (63.16%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (47.37%) Information Security
4 9 (47.37%) Open Source
4 9 (47.37%) OWASP
5 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (42.11%) Security Architecture
5 8 (42.11%) Security Operations
5 8 (42.11%) Threat Modelling
6 7 (36.84%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (21.05%) Source Code Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Cyber Intelligence
8 1 (5.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
8 1 (5.26%) Physics
8 1 (5.26%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) Python
2 15 (78.95%) Bash Shell
3 10 (52.63%) C
3 10 (52.63%) C++
4 9 (47.37%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) Perl
5 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) GIAC
1 18 (94.74%) OSCP
2 11 (57.89%) CREST Certified
3 10 (52.63%) CEH
4 9 (47.37%) Degree
4 9 (47.37%) SANS
4 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
5 8 (42.11%) GCFA
6 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (42.11%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Nessus
1 10 (52.63%) Nmap
2 9 (47.37%) OpenVAS
3 8 (42.11%) logstash
3 8 (42.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Coverity
1 9 (47.37%) Qualys
2 8 (42.11%) Sophos
2 8 (42.11%) Splunk