The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 827 930 969
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +39
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 96 34 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.032% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 74 21 24
Median salary £62,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%

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
17992 17770 19208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 16.63% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15545 14847 16171
Median salary £50,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Metasploit as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 May 2016 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +86 91 £62,500 +47.05% 4
London +61 39 £71,250 +42.50% 2
South East +40 37 £57,500 +53.33% 2
Oxfordshire +4 19 £70,000 +86.66% 1
Berkshire - 11 £57,500 - 1
Reading - 11 £57,500 -
Leatherhead - 6 £72,500 -
Surrey - 6 £72,500 -
Banbury - 5 £33,750 - 1
Cheshire +29 4 £45,000 -2.70%
North West +20 4 £45,000 -2.70%
Warrington +11 4 £45,000 -2.70%
Yorkshire -1 3 £60,000 +60.00%
West Midlands -16 3 £67,500 -15.62%
South West - 3 £40,000 -
Bristol - 3 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire +3 2 - -
York - 2 - -
Nuneaton - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £58,425 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Swansea - 1 £35,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £49,350 -
Suffolk - 1 £67,500 -
Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Norwich - 1 £49,350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £35,000 -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 143 (84.62%) Nessus
2 115 (68.05%) Penetration Testing
3 113 (66.86%) Cybersecurity
4 75 (44.38%) Nmap
5 72 (42.60%) Ethical Hacking
6 71 (42.01%) Java
7 68 (40.24%) Security Testing
8 67 (39.64%) Linux
9 66 (39.05%) Burp Suite
10 65 (38.46%) Security Cleared
11 62 (36.69%) C++
11 62 (36.69%) Firewall
12 61 (36.09%) Windows
13 60 (35.50%) Mobile App
14 58 (34.32%) CREST Certified
15 55 (32.54%) Python
16 53 (31.36%) DV Cleared
17 49 (28.99%) C
18 48 (28.40%) CEH
19 47 (27.81%) Information Security
20 44 (26.04%) Kali Linux
20 44 (26.04%) CISSP
21 36 (21.30%) Finance
22 35 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (20.12%) Wireless
23 34 (20.12%) VxWorks
24 32 (18.93%) PowerShell
25 31 (18.34%) SC Cleared
25 31 (18.34%) Bash Shell
26 30 (17.75%) CHECK Team Leader

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 3 (1.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 62 (36.69%) Firewall
2 34 (20.12%) Wireless
3 24 (14.20%) Wireshark
4 22 (13.02%) Network Security
5 12 (7.10%) tcpdump
6 11 (6.51%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (5.33%) Broadband
8 7 (4.14%) DNS
8 7 (4.14%) HTTP
9 5 (2.96%) Internet
10 4 (2.37%) LAN
10 4 (2.37%) WAN
11 3 (1.78%) BGP
11 3 (1.78%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.78%) LTE
11 3 (1.78%) MPLS
11 3 (1.78%) OSPF
11 3 (1.78%) VoIP
12 2 (1.18%) NFC
12 2 (1.18%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 66 (39.05%) Burp Suite
2 17 (10.06%) AppScan
3 12 (7.10%) sqlmap
4 3 (1.78%) Paros
5 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 36 (21.30%) Finance
2 27 (15.98%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.51%) Law
4 8 (4.73%) Banking
5 3 (1.78%) Electronics
5 3 (1.78%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Automotive
6 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (35.50%) Analyst
2 59 (34.91%) Tester
3 54 (31.95%) Security Analyst
4 52 (30.77%) Penetration Tester
5 45 (26.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 23 (13.61%) Team Leader
7 21 (12.43%) Test Team Leader
8 17 (10.06%) Security Engineer
9 14 (8.28%) Security Tester
10 10 (5.92%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.33%) Security Advisor
12 8 (4.73%) Security Penetration Tester
13 7 (4.14%) Applications Engineer
13 7 (4.14%) Applications Tester
13 7 (4.14%) Consultant
13 7 (4.14%) Network Engineer
13 7 (4.14%) Security Consultant
13 7 (4.14%) Senior Tester
14 6 (3.55%) Senior Manager
14 6 (3.55%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.83%) 802.1X
2 11 (6.51%) HTML
3 9 (5.33%) .NET
4 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.18%) Web Services
5 1 (0.59%) Ajax
5 1 (0.59%) JSON
5 1 (0.59%) REST
5 1 (0.59%) SOAP
5 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (35.50%) Mobile App
2 35 (20.71%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (15.98%) Management Information System
4 16 (9.47%) PKI
5 11 (6.51%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (5.92%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.96%) CESG
7 5 (2.96%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.96%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.18%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.18%) iPad
10 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.18%) Robotics
11 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 67 (39.64%) Linux
2 61 (36.09%) Windows
3 44 (26.04%) Kali Linux
4 34 (20.12%) VxWorks
5 19 (11.24%) Unix
6 12 (7.10%) Solaris
7 11 (6.51%) FreeBSD
7 11 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.51%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.96%) Android
9 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.18%) KNOPPIX
10 1 (0.59%) AIX
10 1 (0.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (68.05%) Penetration Testing
2 113 (66.86%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (42.60%) Ethical Hacking
4 68 (40.24%) Security Testing
5 47 (27.81%) Information Security
6 28 (16.57%) Source Code Analysis
7 27 (15.98%) OWASP
8 22 (13.02%) SIEM
9 21 (12.43%) Identity Access Management
10 20 (11.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 17 (10.06%) ITIL
12 16 (9.47%) Open Source
12 16 (9.47%) Project Management
13 14 (8.28%) Risk Management
13 14 (8.28%) Security Architecture
14 13 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (7.69%) Time Management
15 11 (6.51%) OSINT
15 11 (6.51%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (6.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 71 (42.01%) Java
2 62 (36.69%) C++
3 55 (32.54%) Python
4 49 (28.99%) C
5 32 (18.93%) PowerShell
6 31 (18.34%) Bash Shell
7 29 (17.16%) C#
8 27 (15.98%) SQL
9 24 (14.20%) Perl
10 14 (8.28%) Ruby
11 11 (6.51%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.18%) PHP
12 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.59%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 58 (34.32%) CREST Certified
3 53 (31.36%) DV Cleared
4 48 (28.40%) CEH
5 44 (26.04%) CISSP
6 31 (18.34%) SC Cleared
7 30 (17.75%) CHECK Team Leader
8 26 (15.38%) CHECK Team Member
9 17 (10.06%) CISM
9 17 (10.06%) SANS
10 16 (9.47%) GCIH
11 14 (8.28%) Degree
12 13 (7.69%) CISA
13 11 (6.51%) CCNA
13 11 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (6.51%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (6.51%) Security+ Certification
14 9 (5.33%) CCNP
14 9 (5.33%) GIAC
14 9 (5.33%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.18%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.59%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (8.28%) Snort
2 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 143 (84.62%) Nessus
2 75 (44.38%) Nmap
3 12 (7.10%) EnCase
4 6 (3.55%) HP Fortify
5 5 (2.96%) Nexpose
6 4 (2.37%) QRadar
6 4 (2.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.78%) WebInspect
8 2 (1.18%) CORE IMPACT
9 1 (0.59%) FTK
Vendors
1 26 (15.38%) Cisco
2 24 (14.20%) Juniper
3 20 (11.83%) Fortinet
3 20 (11.83%) Nokia
4 15 (8.88%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.51%) IBM
5 11 (6.51%) Veracode
6 7 (4.14%) Symantec
7 6 (3.55%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.96%) Intel Security
8 5 (2.96%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.37%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.37%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.37%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.78%) FireEye
11 2 (1.18%) QNX
12 1 (0.59%) HP
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