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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 442 464 484
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +20
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 1 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.005% 0.014% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.017% 0.045% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -17.39%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -19.14%
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
6010 6685 7882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.20% 31.32% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4865 4989 6249
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 4 (100.00%) CEH
1 4 (100.00%) OSCP
1 4 (100.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (75.00%) Nessus
2 3 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (75.00%) OpenVAS
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Qualys
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) OWASP
2 3 (75.00%) Coverity
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (75.00%) Nmap
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) GIAC
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (75.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (75.00%) OWASP
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CEH
1 4 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 4 (100.00%) OSCP
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) GIAC
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) CEPT
3 1 (25.00%) CPTE
3 1 (25.00%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Nessus
1 3 (75.00%) Nmap
1 3 (75.00%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Coverity
1 3 (75.00%) Qualys
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Fortinet