The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for GPEN qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 423 463
Rank change year-on-year +30 +40  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 1 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.007% 0.087% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.024% 0.28% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 2
Median salary - £52,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
UK excluding London median salary - £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4123 5783 6613
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.24% 31.40% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7592 10744 11768
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,750 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing GPEN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for GPEN 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 in the South East.

Salary trend for GPEN in the South East

GPEN
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPEN within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Oxfordshire +4 1 - -
GPEN
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East 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 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:

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