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

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 455 463
Rank change year-on-year +70 +8  
Permanent jobs citing GPEN 4 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.027% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.050% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £56,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.69%  
UK excluding London median salary £63,750 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +15.90% -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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4150 6022 6632
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.84% 31.24% 31.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3368 4869 5053
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,951 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

GPEN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 27 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
Oxfordshire +8 4 £60,000 -
GPEN
England

GPEN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for GPEN.

1 13 (100.00%) GIAC
1 13 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Python
2 12 (92.31%) Bash Shell
2 12 (92.31%) OSCP
3 11 (84.62%) Linux
4 8 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (53.85%) SANS
5 7 (53.85%) Degree
6 6 (46.15%) WMI
6 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (46.15%) Qualys
6 6 (46.15%) Nmap
6 6 (46.15%) Nessus
6 6 (46.15%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (46.15%) CEH
6 6 (46.15%) GCFA
6 6 (46.15%) Information Security
6 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
6 6 (46.15%) Finance
6 6 (46.15%) Sophos
6 6 (46.15%) C
6 6 (46.15%) C++
6 6 (46.15%) Java
6 6 (46.15%) Perl
6 6 (46.15%) SSAE 16
6 6 (46.15%) Security Operations
6 6 (46.15%) Security Operations Centre

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 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (46.15%) Sumo Logic
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
1 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity Architect
1 6 (46.15%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 6 (46.15%) Penetration Tester
1 6 (46.15%) Principal Architect
1 6 (46.15%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate Tester
4 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Principal Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Embedded Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (38.46%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (46.15%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (46.15%) Information Security
4 6 (46.15%) Open Source
4 6 (46.15%) OWASP
4 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (46.15%) Security Architecture
4 6 (46.15%) Security Operations
4 6 (46.15%) Threat Modelling
5 5 (38.46%) Source Code Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (7.69%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Bash Shell
1 12 (92.31%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) C
2 6 (46.15%) C++
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
2 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) GIAC
2 12 (92.31%) OSCP
3 7 (53.85%) Degree
3 7 (53.85%) SANS
4 6 (46.15%) CEH
4 6 (46.15%) CREST Certified
4 6 (46.15%) GCFA
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (46.15%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) logstash
1 6 (46.15%) Nessus
1 6 (46.15%) Nmap
1 6 (46.15%) OpenVAS
1 6 (46.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Coverity
1 6 (46.15%) Qualys
1 6 (46.15%) Sophos
1 6 (46.15%) Splunk