The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Metasploit
Rank 853 865 846
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 16 26 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.024% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.095% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 8
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +50.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £67,500 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +46.15%
Metasploit
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
16929 17918 15302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.49% 16.22% 14.97%
Number of salaries quoted 14300 15013 13234
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Metasploit across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Metasploit Jobs Demand Trend in England

Metasploit
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Metasploit across the England region.

Metasploit Salary Trend in England

Metasploit
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Metasploit across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in England

Metasploit
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +19 5 £52,500 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £38,750 - 4
North West - 3 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £80,000 -
South East 0 1 £37,500 -21.05%
Metasploit
UK

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Metasploit 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 Metasploit.

1 32 (76.19%) Nessus
2 30 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (52.38%) Information Security
4 18 (42.86%) Firewall
4 18 (42.86%) Network Security
5 12 (28.57%) Cisco
5 12 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 11 (26.19%) Nmap
6 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
6 11 (26.19%) CORE IMPACT
7 10 (23.81%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (23.81%) CEH
7 10 (23.81%) Degree
8 9 (21.43%) Python
8 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (19.05%) Wireless
9 8 (19.05%) Perl
9 8 (19.05%) Windows
9 8 (19.05%) Computer Security
9 8 (19.05%) Social Engineering
10 7 (16.67%) Wireshark
10 7 (16.67%) OWASP
10 7 (16.67%) Open Source
10 7 (16.67%) Java
10 7 (16.67%) PHP
10 7 (16.67%) CCIE
10 7 (16.67%) CCNP
10 7 (16.67%) CCNA
11 6 (14.29%) Juniper
11 6 (14.29%) Risk Management

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Metasploit 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 Metasploit. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) Firewall
1 18 (42.86%) Network Security
2 8 (19.05%) Wireless
3 7 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 6 (14.29%) LAN
5 5 (11.90%) WAN
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (9.52%) VoIP
7 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.14%) VPN
8 2 (4.76%) tcpdump
9 1 (2.38%) Broadband
9 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) AppScan
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Tester
1 17 (40.48%) Penetration Tester
2 14 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Graduate
4 6 (14.29%) Ethical Hacker
5 4 (9.52%) Security Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Security Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Application Security Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) IT Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Network Security Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.76%) JSP
1 2 (4.76%) Ajax
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.67%) Open Source
3 5 (11.90%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (9.52%) RMADS
4 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Statistics
5 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) CESG
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Penetration Testing
2 22 (52.38%) Information Security
3 10 (23.81%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (19.05%) Computer Security
4 8 (19.05%) Social Engineering
5 7 (16.67%) OWASP
6 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (9.52%) SIEM
9 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
9 2 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.76%) Line Management
9 2 (4.76%) Web Development
9 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
10 1 (2.38%) Reverse Engineering
10 1 (2.38%) ITIL
10 1 (2.38%) Information Security Management
10 1 (2.38%) Security Management
10 1 (2.38%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) Python
2 8 (19.05%) Perl
3 7 (16.67%) PHP
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) SQL
5 5 (11.90%) C++
6 4 (9.52%) C
6 4 (9.52%) C#
6 4 (9.52%) Ruby
7 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 10 (23.81%) CEH
3 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (16.67%) CCIE
4 7 (16.67%) CCNP
4 7 (16.67%) CCNA
5 6 (14.29%) CISSP
6 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) GPEN
7 2 (4.76%) CHFI
7 2 (4.76%) MCSE
7 2 (4.76%) MCSA
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.76%) CISM
7 2 (4.76%) GCIA
7 2 (4.76%) GCIH
8 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) HIPAA
2 2 (4.76%) FISMA
2 2 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 32 (76.19%) Nessus
2 11 (26.19%) Nmap
2 11 (26.19%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Cisco
2 6 (14.29%) Juniper
3 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
4 4 (9.52%) Acunetix
4 4 (9.52%) Splunk
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix
5 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.76%) Imperva
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 2 (4.76%) McAfee
6 2 (4.76%) Sophos
6 2 (4.76%) Websense
6 2 (4.76%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.38%) Brocade
7 1 (2.38%) Coverity
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