The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Metasploit
Rank 894 856 891
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +35
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 25 18 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.016% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 10
Average salary £50,000 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.05% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £31,500 £31,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £74,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +1.56%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19452 16521 18371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.06% 14.86% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16014 14038 16207
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 17 April 2014 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 12 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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -23 25 £50,000 +47.05% 5
South East -8 13 £47,500 -15.55%
Berkshire +9 11 £47,500 -40.62%
London -43 10 £67,500 -3.57% 3
Slough - 8 £47,500 -
City of London - 2 £75,000 -
South West -2 1 - -
Oxfordshire -9 1 - -
Reading -10 1 £50,000 -37.50%
Bristol - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 44 (73.33%) Nessus
2 35 (58.33%) CEH
2 35 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
3 34 (56.67%) Linux
3 34 (56.67%) Python
4 32 (53.33%) Ruby
4 32 (53.33%) Nmap
5 31 (51.67%) PCI DSS
6 30 (50.00%) CISSP
7 28 (46.67%) OSCP
8 27 (45.00%) Snort
8 27 (45.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 25 (41.67%) Windows
9 25 (41.67%) SQL
9 25 (41.67%) Bash Shell
10 24 (40.00%) Perl
10 24 (40.00%) PHP
10 24 (40.00%) tcpdump
11 23 (38.33%) Red Hat
11 23 (38.33%) Firewall
11 23 (38.33%) SIEM
12 22 (36.67%) Sophos
12 22 (36.67%) Imperva
13 21 (35.00%) HIPAA
13 21 (35.00%) CentOS
13 21 (35.00%) Ubuntu
13 21 (35.00%) OSCE
14 20 (33.33%) Information Security
15 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 24 (40.00%) tcpdump
2 23 (38.33%) Firewall
3 12 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 9 (15.00%) Network Security
5 3 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (3.33%) WAN
6 2 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (3.33%) Wireless
7 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.67%) Internet
7 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Games
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) iGaming
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Security Engineer
2 15 (25.00%) Tester
3 11 (18.33%) Penetration Tester
4 8 (13.33%) Consultant
5 7 (11.67%) Security Consultant
5 7 (11.67%) Test Consultant
5 7 (11.67%) Penetration Test Consultant
6 5 (8.33%) Security Tester
6 5 (8.33%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Lead Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) IT Security Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Security Specialist
9 1 (1.67%) Senior Security Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) Network Specialist
9 1 (1.67%) Network Security Specialist
9 1 (1.67%) Security Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Web Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) HTML
1 2 (3.33%) Ajax
2 1 (1.67%) JSON
2 1 (1.67%) RESTful
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) SCADA
2 3 (5.00%) Open Source
3 2 (3.33%) Online Games
3 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.67%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (56.67%) Linux
2 25 (41.67%) Windows
3 21 (35.00%) Ubuntu
3 21 (35.00%) CentOS
4 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.67%) UNIX
6 2 (3.33%) Solaris
6 2 (3.33%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
2 27 (45.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 23 (38.33%) SIEM
4 20 (33.33%) Information Security
5 12 (20.00%) OWASP
6 9 (15.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (13.33%) Project Management
8 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Mobile Commerce
10 3 (5.00%) Security Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (3.33%) Web Development
11 2 (3.33%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (3.33%) Online Marketing
11 2 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (3.33%) ITIL
11 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
12 1 (1.67%) Service Management
12 1 (1.67%) Data Security
12 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (56.67%) Python
2 32 (53.33%) Ruby
3 25 (41.67%) Bash Shell
3 25 (41.67%) SQL
4 24 (40.00%) Perl
4 24 (40.00%) PHP
5 8 (13.33%) C++
6 6 (10.00%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) C
7 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.67%) Lua
8 1 (1.67%) Tcl
8 1 (1.67%) C#
8 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (58.33%) CEH
2 30 (50.00%) CISSP
3 28 (46.67%) OSCP
4 21 (35.00%) OSCE
5 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (28.33%) CCNA
7 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 9 (15.00%) Degree
9 6 (10.00%) GPEN
9 6 (10.00%) RHCE
10 5 (8.33%) GIAC
11 4 (6.67%) CCNP
12 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
13 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
13 2 (3.33%) CCSE
13 2 (3.33%) OSWP
14 1 (1.67%) MCSE
14 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (1.67%) GSEC
14 1 (1.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (51.67%) PCI DSS
2 21 (35.00%) HIPAA
3 9 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.67%) BS25999
System Software
1 32 (53.33%) Nmap
2 27 (45.00%) Snort
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (73.33%) Nessus
2 11 (18.33%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Red Hat
2 22 (36.67%) Sophos
2 22 (36.67%) Imperva
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.33%) Websense
4 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.67%) Huawei
5 1 (1.67%) Coverity
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus+ben
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 20 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus+Bens
Posted: 24 days ago