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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Metasploit
Rank 834 830 856
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +26
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 24 37 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.035% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.22% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 2
Average salary £46,500 £47,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.10% -32.14%
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £47,500 -
% change year-on-year
-2.10% -

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
16620 16800 15742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.07% 16.11% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14005 13657 13465
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 6 March 2015 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 19 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 6 March 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 +1 24 £46,500 -2.10% 10
London +8 10 £47,500 +18.75% 3
South East -29 5 £55,000 +15.78% 1
North West -5 3 £42,500 - 1
South West -21 3 £46,500 - 2
Warrington - 3 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
Bristol -6 2 £46,500 - 1
Berkshire -19 2 £55,000 +15.78%
Portsmouth - 2 £56,875 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £56,875 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Staffordshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Banbury - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £60,000 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £60,000 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £80,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £80,000 - 1

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 37 (78.72%) Nessus
1 37 (78.72%) Penetration Testing
2 36 (76.60%) Information Security
3 18 (38.30%) CEH
4 17 (36.17%) Ethical Hacking
4 17 (36.17%) Degree
4 17 (36.17%) Computer Science
5 15 (31.91%) Computer Security
6 12 (25.53%) CORE IMPACT
7 11 (23.40%) Firewall
8 10 (21.28%) OWASP
8 10 (21.28%) Nmap
9 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) Network Security
9 9 (19.15%) SQL
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (14.89%) PCI DSS
10 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (14.89%) Wireshark
11 6 (12.77%) CISSP
11 6 (12.77%) Windows
12 5 (10.64%) C#
12 5 (10.64%) CCIE
12 5 (10.64%) CCNP
12 5 (10.64%) CCNA
12 5 (10.64%) Open Source
12 5 (10.64%) Security Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Splunk
13 4 (8.51%) SIEM

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (4.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) Firewall
2 9 (19.15%) Network Security
3 7 (14.89%) Wireshark
4 3 (6.38%) LAN
4 3 (6.38%) WAN
5 2 (4.26%) VPN
5 2 (4.26%) VoIP
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.26%) tcpdump
5 2 (4.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Tester
1 24 (51.06%) Penetration Tester
2 15 (31.91%) Graduate
3 13 (27.66%) Ethical Hacker
4 12 (25.53%) Security Analyst
4 12 (25.53%) Analyst
5 10 (21.28%) Security Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Security Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Junior Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Junior
7 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Junior Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Information Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.13%) JSP
1 1 (2.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.64%) Open Source
3 3 (6.38%) RMADS
3 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.26%) Online Gambling
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Statistics
4 2 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Penetration Testing
2 36 (76.60%) Information Security
3 17 (36.17%) Ethical Hacking
4 15 (31.91%) Computer Security
5 10 (21.28%) OWASP
6 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (10.64%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.51%) SIEM
8 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.26%) Static Code Analysis
10 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.26%) Reverse Engineering
10 2 (4.26%) Security Architecture
10 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
11 1 (2.13%) Web Development
11 1 (2.13%) ITIL
11 1 (2.13%) Information Security Management
11 1 (2.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.26%) Perl
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) C
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) CEH
2 17 (36.17%) Degree
3 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.77%) CISSP
6 5 (10.64%) CCIE
6 5 (10.64%) CCNP
6 5 (10.64%) CCNA
7 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.38%) GPEN
7 3 (6.38%) OSCP
8 2 (4.26%) CHFI
8 2 (4.26%) GCIA
8 2 (4.26%) GCIH
8 2 (4.26%) MCSE
8 2 (4.26%) MCSA
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.26%) CISM
9 1 (2.13%) GIAC
9 1 (2.13%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) HIPAA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Nmap
2 2 (4.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 37 (78.72%) Nessus
2 12 (25.53%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Cisco
2 4 (8.51%) Splunk
3 3 (6.38%) Juniper
4 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.26%) Symantec
4 2 (4.26%) McAfee
4 2 (4.26%) Sophos
4 2 (4.26%) Websense
4 2 (4.26%) Sourcefire
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) Coverity
4 2 (4.26%) Imperva
4 2 (4.26%) Acunetix
5 1 (2.13%) Qualys
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k - £65k plus outstanding package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + good bens + OTE
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago