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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank - 433 -
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 0 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East - 0.019% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.060% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 0
Average salary - £22,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £22,500 -
% change year-on-year
+177.77% -
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
7305 6668 7854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.30% 31.62% 34.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5572 5389 6701
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

GPEN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GPEN across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing GPEN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GPEN.

1 2 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing GPEN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GPEN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Ethical Hacker
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware