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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 121 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.28% 0.069% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.23% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £60,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.34%  

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 436 442 388
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 30.77% 30.52% 28.34%
Number of salaries quoted 393 368 289
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

GPEN
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Abingdon - 1 - -
GPEN
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 12 (100.00%) Python
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) GIAC
1 12 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 12 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 12 (100.00%) OSCP
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (50.00%) logstash
4 6 (50.00%) Sumo Logic
4 6 (50.00%) OpenVAS
4 6 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
4 6 (50.00%) CREST Certified
4 6 (50.00%) SANS
4 6 (50.00%) SSAE 16
4 6 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 6 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Information Security
4 6 (50.00%) GCFA
4 6 (50.00%) Sophos
4 6 (50.00%) C
4 6 (50.00%) C++
4 6 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (50.00%) Perl
4 6 (50.00%) Security Architecture

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 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (50.00%) Sumo Logic
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 6 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 6 (50.00%) Principal Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (41.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (50.00%) Information Security
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
3 6 (50.00%) OWASP
3 6 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 6 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
4 5 (41.67%) Source Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 12 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) C
2 6 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) Perl
2 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) GIAC
1 12 (100.00%) OSCP
2 6 (50.00%) CEH
2 6 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) GCFA
2 6 (50.00%) SANS
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (50.00%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) logstash
1 6 (50.00%) Nessus
1 6 (50.00%) Nmap
1 6 (50.00%) OpenVAS
1 6 (50.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Coverity
1 6 (50.00%) Qualys
1 6 (50.00%) Sophos
1 6 (50.00%) Splunk