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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Metasploit
Rank 878 863 879
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 24 21 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 10
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £48,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-48.71% +14.70%

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
17938 16518 16982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.77% 15.09% 14.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15117 13939 14921
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 November 2014 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 14 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 27 November 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
(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 -25 24 £30,000 -33.33% 11
London +11 16 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £19,000 -
Swindon - 2 £38,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £19,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £38,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £25,000 - 1
Leeds - 2 £25,000 - 1
South West - 2 £38,500 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £19,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +11 1 £25,000 -
Banbury +8 1 £25,000 -
South East -23 1 £25,000 -50.00% 2

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 48 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (62.50%) Information Security
3 32 (50.00%) Nessus
3 32 (50.00%) CEH
4 31 (48.44%) CISSP
5 29 (45.31%) Ethical Hacking
6 22 (34.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 22 (34.38%) Management Information System
7 21 (32.81%) Ruby
7 21 (32.81%) PCI DSS
8 19 (29.69%) Python
9 18 (28.13%) C++
9 18 (28.13%) SQL
9 18 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 17 (26.56%) OWASP
11 15 (23.44%) Nmap
11 15 (23.44%) Linux
12 14 (21.88%) Project Management
13 13 (20.31%) Degree
14 12 (18.75%) UNIX
15 11 (17.19%) Windows
15 11 (17.19%) Computer Science
16 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
16 10 (15.63%) Security Testing
16 10 (15.63%) C#
17 9 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (14.06%) Finance
17 9 (14.06%) Computer Security
17 9 (14.06%) CORE IMPACT
17 9 (14.06%) Wireshark

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1 (1.56%) IIS
1 1 (1.56%) Apache
1 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) Wireshark
2 8 (12.50%) Firewall
3 6 (9.38%) tcpdump
4 4 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (6.25%) HTTP
5 2 (3.13%) LAN
5 2 (3.13%) WAN
5 2 (3.13%) Network Security
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (1.56%) Wireless
6 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) MySQL
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Legal
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (53.13%) Tester
1 34 (53.13%) Penetration Tester
2 15 (23.44%) Security Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Graduate
4 9 (14.06%) Ethical Hacker
4 9 (14.06%) Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Security Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Senior Tester
6 6 (9.38%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.25%) Junior
9 3 (4.69%) Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Security Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Information Security Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Security Specialist
10 2 (3.13%) Test Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Junior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Management Information System
2 11 (17.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Derivative
4 2 (3.13%) Statistics
4 2 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.13%) Online Gambling
4 2 (3.13%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.13%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Linux
2 12 (18.75%) UNIX
3 11 (17.19%) Windows
4 5 (7.81%) Solaris
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.25%) FreeBSD
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 40 (62.50%) Information Security
3 29 (45.31%) Ethical Hacking
4 22 (34.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (26.56%) OWASP
6 14 (21.88%) Project Management
7 10 (15.63%) Security Testing
8 9 (14.06%) Computer Security
9 8 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 8 (12.50%) SIEM
9 8 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (7.81%) Cyber Security
10 5 (7.81%) Coaching
10 5 (7.81%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (6.25%) Change Management
11 4 (6.25%) ITIL
11 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
11 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.25%) Data Privacy
12 2 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) Ruby
2 19 (29.69%) Python
3 18 (28.13%) SQL
3 18 (28.13%) C++
4 10 (15.63%) C#
4 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
5 7 (10.94%) C
5 7 (10.94%) Perl
6 6 (9.38%) Java
7 5 (7.81%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (50.00%) CEH
2 31 (48.44%) CISSP
3 13 (20.31%) Degree
4 9 (14.06%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (12.50%) CCNP
6 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
6 7 (10.94%) OSCP
7 5 (7.81%) CCNA
8 4 (6.25%) MCSE
8 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (6.25%) CCSE
8 4 (6.25%) GPEN
9 3 (4.69%) CISA
10 2 (3.13%) CISM
10 2 (3.13%) GIAC
10 2 (3.13%) GSEC
10 2 (3.13%) RHCE
10 2 (3.13%) MCSA
11 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (32.81%) PCI DSS
2 18 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (10.94%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Nmap
2 6 (9.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 32 (50.00%) Nessus
2 9 (14.06%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Cisco
2 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
2 5 (7.81%) CheckPoint
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Websense
3 4 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.13%) Coverity
4 2 (3.13%) Imperva
4 2 (3.13%) Sophos
5 1 (1.56%) Juniper
5 1 (1.56%) Splunk
5 1 (1.56%) Qualys
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago