The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid7 Metasploit
UK / England
Rank 813 861 911
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +50
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 22 72 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.075% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.42% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 63 27
Median salary £65,000 £62,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +34.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.52%

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
15187 17294 16266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 19.23% 18.13% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12983 14973 13888
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Metasploit as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in England

Metasploit
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 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
South East +35 8 £67,500 +58.82% 2
South West - 7 £40,000 - 3
London +45 5 £69,000 +6.15%
West Midlands +31 2 £48,750 +21.87%
Metasploit
UK

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing Metasploit 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 England region with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 46 (75.41%) Nessus
2 43 (70.49%) Penetration Testing
3 41 (67.21%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (65.57%) Java
4 40 (65.57%) Windows
5 39 (63.93%) C++
6 35 (57.38%) Python
6 35 (57.38%) Ethical Hacking
6 35 (57.38%) Security Cleared
7 34 (55.74%) Linux
8 30 (49.18%) Nmap
9 29 (47.54%) C
10 26 (42.62%) Telecoms
10 26 (42.62%) Finance
10 26 (42.62%) DV Cleared
11 25 (40.98%) VxWorks
11 25 (40.98%) Source Code Analysis
12 24 (39.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 20 (32.79%) CREST Certified
14 19 (31.15%) Burp Suite
15 18 (29.51%) Open Source
15 18 (29.51%) CEH
15 18 (29.51%) Information Security
16 17 (27.87%) Security Testing
17 16 (26.23%) Mobile App
18 14 (22.95%) OSCP
19 11 (18.03%) Broadband
19 11 (18.03%) CISSP
19 11 (18.03%) LTE
19 11 (18.03%) Static Code Analysis

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) Broadband
1 11 (18.03%) LTE
2 10 (16.39%) Network Security
3 9 (14.75%) Wireless
4 8 (13.11%) Firewall
5 5 (8.20%) Wireshark
6 4 (6.56%) HTTP
7 3 (4.92%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 19 (31.15%) Burp Suite
2 6 (9.84%) AppScan
3 3 (4.92%) sqlmap
General
1 26 (42.62%) Finance
1 26 (42.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.28%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.28%) Electronics
2 2 (3.28%) Legal
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Automotive
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (52.46%) Tester
2 28 (45.90%) Penetration Tester
3 20 (32.79%) Security Tester
4 18 (29.51%) Analyst
4 18 (29.51%) Security Analyst
5 16 (26.23%) Security Penetration Tester
6 15 (24.59%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 13 (21.31%) Senior Tester
8 12 (19.67%) Consultant
8 12 (19.67%) Security Consultant
8 12 (19.67%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (19.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 12 (19.67%) Senior Security Analyst
9 11 (18.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 11 (18.03%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 10 (16.39%) Senior Consultant
10 10 (16.39%) Senior Security Consultant
11 6 (9.84%) Applications Tester
12 5 (8.20%) Security Engineer
13 3 (4.92%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) HTML
3 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.64%) CGI
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Mobile App
2 10 (16.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.56%) iPad
5 3 (4.92%) CESG
5 3 (4.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.28%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (3.28%) iPhone
6 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.64%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 40 (65.57%) Windows
2 34 (55.74%) Linux
3 25 (40.98%) VxWorks
4 10 (16.39%) Kali Linux
5 4 (6.56%) AIX
5 4 (6.56%) Solaris
5 4 (6.56%) Unix
6 1 (1.64%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.64%) KNOPPIX
6 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (70.49%) Penetration Testing
2 41 (67.21%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (57.38%) Ethical Hacking
4 25 (40.98%) Source Code Analysis
5 24 (39.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 18 (29.51%) Information Security
6 18 (29.51%) Open Source
7 17 (27.87%) Security Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Static Code Analysis
9 10 (16.39%) OWASP
9 10 (16.39%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (13.11%) Secure Coding
11 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (11.48%) Social Engineering
12 5 (8.20%) Cryptography
13 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
13 4 (6.56%) Security Architecture
13 4 (6.56%) Threat Modelling
14 3 (4.92%) Project Management
14 3 (4.92%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 40 (65.57%) Java
2 39 (63.93%) C++
3 35 (57.38%) Python
4 29 (47.54%) C
5 8 (13.11%) C#
5 8 (13.11%) SQL
6 7 (11.48%) Ruby
7 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
8 5 (8.20%) Perl
9 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (57.38%) Security Cleared
2 26 (42.62%) DV Cleared
3 20 (32.79%) CREST Certified
4 18 (29.51%) CEH
5 14 (22.95%) OSCP
6 11 (18.03%) CISSP
7 9 (14.75%) CISA
8 8 (13.11%) Degree
9 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
10 6 (9.84%) SANS
11 5 (8.20%) CHECK Team Leader
11 5 (8.20%) GIAC
12 3 (4.92%) CISM
13 2 (3.28%) CCNA
13 2 (3.28%) CHECK Team Member
13 2 (3.28%) CHFI
13 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (3.28%) GPEN
14 1 (1.64%) EC-Council LPT
14 1 (1.64%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 46 (75.41%) Nessus
2 30 (49.18%) Nmap
3 5 (8.20%) HP Fortify
4 4 (6.56%) Core Impact
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.64%) EnCase
5 1 (1.64%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) IBM
2 4 (6.56%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco
3 2 (3.28%) Cognizant
3 2 (3.28%) Coverity
3 2 (3.28%) Fortinet
3 2 (3.28%) Juniper
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) Nokia
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 2 (3.28%) Veracode
4 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.64%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.64%) Qualys
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