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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Rank 438 466 442
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -24
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 8 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.038% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.039% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 2
Average salary £62,500 £40,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% +52.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £40,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £54,000 £29,250
UK excluding London average salary £56,250 £60,000 £26,250
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +128.57%
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
6599 7735 7422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.41% 33.86% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5094 6070 6009
Average salary £43,500 £42,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.75% +3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
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 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £62,500 +56.25%
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £48,750 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) CISSP
2 9 (75.00%) Information Security
3 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Degree
4 7 (58.33%) CISM
4 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (58.33%) Cyber Security
5 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) CEH
6 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
6 4 (33.33%) OSSTMM
6 4 (33.33%) OWASP
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) Security Management
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) SIEM
6 4 (33.33%) ISACA
6 4 (33.33%) GWAPT
7 3 (25.00%) OSCP
7 3 (25.00%) GIAC
7 3 (25.00%) GCIH
8 2 (16.67%) Network Design
8 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
8 2 (16.67%) Nessus
8 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (16.67%) CHFI
8 2 (16.67%) Metasploit

GPEN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Converged Networks
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Security Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Security Assurance Manager
2 4 (33.33%) IT Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Assurance Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Cyber Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Security Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Cyber Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Cyber Security
4 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (33.33%) SIEM
5 4 (33.33%) OSSTMM
5 4 (33.33%) OWASP
5 4 (33.33%) Security Management
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Network Design
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Malware Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CISSP
2 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) CISM
4 4 (33.33%) CEH
4 4 (33.33%) ISACA
4 4 (33.33%) GWAPT
5 3 (25.00%) OSCP
5 3 (25.00%) GIAC
5 3 (25.00%) GCIH
6 2 (16.67%) GCIA
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (16.67%) CCNP
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (16.67%) CHFI
7 1 (8.33%) EnCE
7 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) CCIE
7 1 (8.33%) CCNA
7 1 (8.33%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nessus
1 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (16.67%) Symantec
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee
2 2 (16.67%) Websense
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 2 (16.67%) Splunk
2 2 (16.67%) SAP