The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for GPEN qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 116 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 1 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.075% 0.61% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 2.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Median salary - £47,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -28.57% +10.52%  

GPEN is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 416 474 498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 31.07% 28.73% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 338 377 392
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing GPEN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for GPEN in Oxfordshire

GPEN
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPEN in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for GPEN in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) GIAC
1 5 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
2 4 (80.00%) OpenVAS
2 4 (80.00%) Kali Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (80.00%) Source Code Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Codenomicon
2 4 (80.00%) Defensics
2 4 (80.00%) Nmap
2 4 (80.00%) Nessus
2 4 (80.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
2 4 (80.00%) Qualys
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) OWASP
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Coverity
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Perl

GPEN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Sumo Logic
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Test Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Principal Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Cyberthreat
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (80.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (80.00%) OWASP
2 4 (80.00%) Source Code Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (100.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) GIAC
1 5 (100.00%) OSCP
2 4 (80.00%) CEH
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) GCFA
3 1 (20.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Defensics
1 4 (80.00%) Nessus
1 4 (80.00%) Nmap
1 4 (80.00%) OpenVAS
2 1 (20.00%) logstash
2 1 (20.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Codenomicon
1 4 (80.00%) Coverity
1 4 (80.00%) Qualys
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk