The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Metasploit
Rank 875 914 864
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -50
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 21 26 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 8
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £43,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £67,500 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +46.15%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18011 19161 16384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.32% 16.04% 14.83%
Number of salaries quoted 15093 15906 13937
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Metasploit Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Metasploit
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Metasploit within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Trend in the UK

Metasploit
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Metasploit over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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
England +18 15 £50,000 - 8
London +28 6 £52,500 -22.22% 1
County Antrim - 6 - - 1
Belfast - 6 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 6 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £80,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 - 3
North West - 2 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £80,000 -
Malvern - 2 £80,000 -
Warrington - 2 £42,500 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
City of London +25 1 £50,000 -33.33%
South East +4 1 £37,500 -21.05% 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £60,000 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 34 (73.91%) Penetration Testing
2 31 (67.39%) Nessus
3 23 (50.00%) Information Security
4 22 (47.83%) Network Security
5 16 (34.78%) Firewall
6 13 (28.26%) Computer Science
7 11 (23.91%) Degree
7 11 (23.91%) Ethical Hacking
7 11 (23.91%) CEH
7 11 (23.91%) Nmap
7 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
7 11 (23.91%) CORE IMPACT
7 11 (23.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (21.74%) Cisco
9 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (19.57%) Computer Security
10 8 (17.39%) Windows
10 8 (17.39%) Social Engineering
11 7 (15.22%) CCIE
11 7 (15.22%) CCNP
11 7 (15.22%) CCNA
11 7 (15.22%) Wireless
11 7 (15.22%) Wireshark
11 7 (15.22%) Open Source
11 7 (15.22%) OWASP
12 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
12 6 (13.04%) Database Security
12 6 (13.04%) Rapid7
12 6 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) Network Security
2 16 (34.78%) Firewall
3 7 (15.22%) Wireless
3 7 (15.22%) Wireshark
4 5 (10.87%) LAN
4 5 (10.87%) WAN
5 4 (8.70%) VoIP
6 3 (6.52%) VPN
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.35%) tcpdump
8 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.17%) Broadband
8 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Penetration Tester
1 17 (36.96%) Tester
2 12 (26.09%) Security Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Graduate
3 7 (15.22%) Ethical Hacker
4 6 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Security Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Security Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Ajax
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.35%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.22%) Open Source
3 5 (10.87%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (8.70%) RMADS
4 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Statistics
5 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.17%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) UNIX
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) Penetration Testing
2 23 (50.00%) Information Security
3 11 (23.91%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (23.91%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (19.57%) Computer Security
5 8 (17.39%) Social Engineering
6 7 (15.22%) OWASP
7 6 (13.04%) Database Security
7 6 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) SIEM
8 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.35%) Web Development
9 2 (4.35%) Security Architecture
9 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.35%) Line Management
9 2 (4.35%) Security Testing
10 1 (2.17%) Information Security Management
10 1 (2.17%) Security Management
10 1 (2.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Python
1 6 (13.04%) Java
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) Perl
2 5 (10.87%) PHP
3 4 (8.70%) Ruby
3 4 (8.70%) C++
3 4 (8.70%) C
4 3 (6.52%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
1 11 (23.91%) CEH
1 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (15.22%) CCIE
3 7 (15.22%) CCNP
3 7 (15.22%) CCNA
4 6 (13.04%) CISSP
5 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) GPEN
6 2 (4.35%) CHFI
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.35%) MCSE
6 2 (4.35%) MCSA
6 2 (4.35%) CISM
6 2 (4.35%) GCIA
6 2 (4.35%) GCIH
7 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.35%) HIPAA
2 2 (4.35%) FISMA
2 2 (4.35%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 31 (67.39%) Nessus
2 11 (23.91%) Nmap
2 11 (23.91%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco
2 6 (13.04%) Rapid7
2 6 (13.04%) Juniper
3 5 (10.87%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.70%) Acunetix
4 4 (8.70%) Splunk
5 3 (6.52%) Citrix
6 2 (4.35%) Imperva
6 2 (4.35%) Sourcefire
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.35%) Symantec
6 2 (4.35%) McAfee
6 2 (4.35%) Sophos
6 2 (4.35%) Websense
7 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.17%) Brocade
7 1 (2.17%) Coverity
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Belfast
Rapid7
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago