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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 872 956 970
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +14
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 84 23 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 71 18 17
Average salary £65,000 £51,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.82% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,750 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £76,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -10.52%

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
18716 18191 19243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.11% 16.38% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16080 15259 15932
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 29 April 2016 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 27 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 29 April 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
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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 +69 82 £65,000 +26.82% 3
London +37 39 £67,500 +28.57% 3
South East +62 30 £70,000 +80.64%
Oxfordshire +7 12 £70,000 +80.64%
Berkshire - 10 £42,500 -
Reading - 10 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +21 9 £60,000 +37.14%
South Yorkshire - 7 £60,000 -
Surrey - 6 £72,500 -
Leatherhead - 6 £72,500 -
Sheffield - 4 £56,250 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £49,950 -
York - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £49,950 -
Norfolk - 2 £49,950 -
Cheshire +28 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Warrington +16 1 £45,000 +5.88%
North West +14 1 £45,000 +5.88%
West Midlands -21 1 £67,500 -15.62%
Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Swansea - 1 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
West Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £67,500 -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 126 (84.56%) Nessus
2 101 (67.79%) Penetration Testing
3 91 (61.07%) Cybersecurity
4 65 (43.62%) Nmap
5 64 (42.95%) Ethical Hacking
6 63 (42.28%) Burp Suite
7 61 (40.94%) Security Testing
7 61 (40.94%) Java
8 56 (37.58%) Linux
9 55 (36.91%) Firewall
10 54 (36.24%) Windows
10 54 (36.24%) Mobile App
11 53 (35.57%) CREST Certified
11 53 (35.57%) Security Cleared
12 51 (34.23%) C++
13 45 (30.20%) Information Security
14 44 (29.53%) Python
15 42 (28.19%) DV Cleared
16 39 (26.17%) CEH
17 38 (25.50%) Kali Linux
18 37 (24.83%) C
19 35 (23.49%) CISSP
19 35 (23.49%) Finance
20 32 (21.48%) Wireless
21 29 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (19.46%) PowerShell
22 28 (18.79%) Bash Shell
22 28 (18.79%) SQL
23 27 (18.12%) SC Cleared
23 27 (18.12%) CHECK Team Leader

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (1.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 55 (36.91%) Firewall
2 32 (21.48%) Wireless
3 24 (16.11%) Network Security
4 21 (14.09%) Wireshark
5 12 (8.05%) tcpdump
6 11 (7.38%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (4.70%) DNS
8 6 (4.03%) HTTP
9 5 (3.36%) Broadband
10 3 (2.01%) BGP
10 3 (2.01%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.01%) MPLS
10 3 (2.01%) OSPF
10 3 (2.01%) VoIP
11 2 (1.34%) Internet
11 2 (1.34%) LAN
11 2 (1.34%) Wireless Security
12 1 (0.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 63 (42.28%) Burp Suite
2 15 (10.07%) AppScan
3 13 (8.72%) sqlmap
4 3 (2.01%) Paros
5 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 35 (23.49%) Finance
2 21 (14.09%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.38%) Law
4 9 (6.04%) Banking
5 3 (2.01%) Electronics
5 3 (2.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.34%) Publishing
6 2 (1.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (36.24%) Tester
2 48 (32.21%) Analyst
3 47 (31.54%) Penetration Tester
4 45 (30.20%) Security Analyst
5 38 (25.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 20 (13.42%) Team Leader
7 18 (12.08%) Test Team Leader
8 17 (11.41%) Security Engineer
9 16 (10.74%) Security Tester
10 10 (6.71%) Security Penetration Tester
11 9 (6.04%) Applications Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) Consultant
12 8 (5.37%) Security Advisor
12 8 (5.37%) Security Consultant
13 7 (4.70%) Applications Tester
14 5 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
14 5 (3.36%) Senior Tester
15 4 (2.68%) Network Engineer
15 4 (2.68%) Operations Analyst
15 4 (2.68%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.41%) 802.1X
2 10 (6.71%) HTML
3 9 (6.04%) .NET
4 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (36.24%) Mobile App
2 29 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (16.11%) Management Information System
4 14 (9.40%) PKI
5 11 (7.38%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (4.70%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.34%) iPad
8 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.34%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.34%) Robotics
9 1 (0.67%) CESG
9 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (37.58%) Linux
2 54 (36.24%) Windows
3 38 (25.50%) Kali Linux
4 26 (17.45%) VxWorks
5 19 (12.75%) Unix
6 11 (7.38%) FreeBSD
6 11 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (7.38%) Solaris
6 11 (7.38%) Windows Server
6 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.01%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (67.79%) Penetration Testing
2 91 (61.07%) Cybersecurity
3 64 (42.95%) Ethical Hacking
4 61 (40.94%) Security Testing
5 45 (30.20%) Information Security
6 22 (14.77%) OWASP
6 22 (14.77%) SIEM
7 18 (12.08%) Identity Access Management
7 18 (12.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 17 (11.41%) ITIL
9 15 (10.07%) Security Architecture
10 13 (8.72%) Project Management
11 12 (8.05%) Open Source
12 11 (7.38%) OSINT
12 11 (7.38%) PRINCE2
12 11 (7.38%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (6.71%) Risk Management
13 10 (6.71%) Time Management
14 8 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (5.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 61 (40.94%) Java
2 51 (34.23%) C++
3 44 (29.53%) Python
4 37 (24.83%) C
5 29 (19.46%) PowerShell
6 28 (18.79%) Bash Shell
6 28 (18.79%) SQL
7 25 (16.78%) C#
8 21 (14.09%) Perl
9 14 (9.40%) Ruby
10 13 (8.72%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.34%) PHP
11 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 53 (35.57%) CREST Certified
1 53 (35.57%) Security Cleared
2 42 (28.19%) DV Cleared
3 39 (26.17%) CEH
4 35 (23.49%) CISSP
5 27 (18.12%) CHECK Team Leader
5 27 (18.12%) SC Cleared
6 23 (15.44%) CHECK Team Member
7 17 (11.41%) SANS
8 16 (10.74%) GCIH
9 14 (9.40%) CISM
10 12 (8.05%) Degree
11 11 (7.38%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (7.38%) OSCP
11 11 (7.38%) Security+ Certification
12 8 (5.37%) CCNA
12 8 (5.37%) CISA
12 8 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (4.03%) CCNP
13 6 (4.03%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.72%) QA
2 5 (3.36%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.34%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (10.07%) Snort
2 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 126 (84.56%) Nessus
2 65 (43.62%) Nmap
3 12 (8.05%) EnCase
4 6 (4.03%) HP Fortify
5 5 (3.36%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (3.36%) Nexpose
6 4 (2.68%) QRadar
6 4 (2.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.01%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.67%) FTK
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Cisco
2 18 (12.08%) Juniper
3 17 (11.41%) Fortinet
3 17 (11.41%) Nokia
4 15 (10.07%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.37%) IBM
5 8 (5.37%) Veracode
6 7 (4.70%) Symantec
7 6 (4.03%) ArcSight
8 5 (3.36%) Intel Security
9 4 (2.68%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.68%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.01%) FireEye
11 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.67%) Palo Alto
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