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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Metasploit
Rank 826 854 869
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +15
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 71 51 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.044% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 52 41 3
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%

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
18615 18932 16293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.05% 16.25% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 15663 15915 13866
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 4 August 2015 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 28 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 4 August 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 +31 63 £37,500 -25.00% 12
Yorkshire +25 31 £37,500 -16.66% 4
North Yorkshire - 21 £37,500 -
South East +27 16 £40,000 +9.58%
Oxfordshire - 14 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire +8 8 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Leeds - 7 £35,000 - 2
Belfast - 7 - -
County Antrim - 7 - -
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
South West -9 5 £40,000 +14.28% 4
London -10 5 £45,000 -30.76% 2
North West - 5 £47,500 - 1
Warrington - 4 £46,250 -
Cheshire - 4 £46,250 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 1
Banbury - 2 £41,250 -
Sheffield - 2 £40,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
City of London +29 1 £42,500 -42.37%
Wetherby +1 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 -
Surrey - 1 £47,500 -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
Manchester - 1 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 80 (86.96%) Penetration Testing
2 67 (72.83%) Nessus
3 47 (51.09%) Network Security
4 43 (46.74%) Python
5 37 (40.22%) Firewall
6 32 (34.78%) Java
7 31 (33.70%) Linux
7 31 (33.70%) Nmap
8 28 (30.43%) Risk Management
9 27 (29.35%) Security Cleared
10 26 (28.26%) Cisco
10 26 (28.26%) Perl
11 25 (27.17%) TCP/IP
12 24 (26.09%) PHP
13 23 (25.00%) C++
14 22 (23.91%) Ethical Hacking
14 22 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (23.91%) Fortinet
14 22 (23.91%) CORE IMPACT
15 21 (22.83%) C
16 20 (21.74%) Windows
17 19 (20.65%) DV Cleared
18 17 (18.48%) Cyber Security
18 17 (18.48%) Information Security
18 17 (18.48%) Wireless
19 14 (15.22%) VxWorks
19 14 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
19 14 (15.22%) Degree
20 13 (14.13%) Rapid7
21 12 (13.04%) Social Engineering

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (51.09%) Network Security
2 37 (40.22%) Firewall
3 25 (27.17%) TCP/IP
4 22 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (18.48%) Wireless
6 10 (10.87%) VoIP
7 9 (9.78%) VPN
8 7 (7.61%) Wireshark
8 7 (7.61%) Broadband
9 6 (6.52%) LAN
10 4 (4.35%) WAN
11 1 (1.09%) HTTP
11 1 (1.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Maven
1 3 (3.26%) Selenium
1 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.26%) Mercurial
1 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
1 3 (3.26%) Capybara
1 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.26%) Apache Ivy
1 3 (3.26%) Ant
2 2 (2.17%) AppScan
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.43%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (44.57%) Security Engineer
2 28 (30.43%) Analyst
2 28 (30.43%) Network Engineer
3 27 (29.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (23.91%) Security Analyst
5 15 (16.30%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 13 (14.13%) Software Engineer
7 12 (13.04%) Tester
7 12 (13.04%) Penetration Tester
8 5 (5.43%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Forensic Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Test Specialist
9 4 (4.35%) Security Tester
10 3 (3.26%) Software Development Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Development Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Graduate
10 3 (3.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) XML
1 8 (8.70%) JSON
2 3 (3.26%) RESTful
2 3 (3.26%) Spring
2 3 (3.26%) JSP
2 3 (3.26%) SOAP
3 2 (2.17%) Ajax
3 2 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) CESG
2 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.26%) RMADS
5 3 (3.26%) User Experience
5 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.17%) Tandem
6 2 (2.17%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.09%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.70%) Linux
2 20 (21.74%) Windows
3 14 (15.22%) VxWorks
4 8 (8.70%) UNIX
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (86.96%) Penetration Testing
2 28 (30.43%) Risk Management
3 22 (23.91%) Ethical Hacking
4 17 (18.48%) Information Security
4 17 (18.48%) Cyber Security
5 14 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (13.04%) Social Engineering
6 12 (13.04%) OWASP
7 10 (10.87%) Software Engineering
7 10 (10.87%) Database Security
8 7 (7.61%) SDLC
8 7 (7.61%) Open Source
8 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.52%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.43%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (5.43%) Computer Security
11 4 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (3.26%) Automated Testing
12 3 (3.26%) TDD
12 3 (3.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (46.74%) Python
2 32 (34.78%) Java
3 26 (28.26%) Perl
4 24 (26.09%) PHP
5 23 (25.00%) C++
6 21 (22.83%) C
7 8 (8.70%) Ruby
8 5 (5.43%) SQL
8 5 (5.43%) C#
8 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (29.35%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.65%) DV Cleared
3 14 (15.22%) Degree
4 9 (9.78%) CEH
5 6 (6.52%) GIAC
6 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.35%) GCFA
7 4 (4.35%) GPEN
7 4 (4.35%) EnCE
7 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.35%) CCIE
7 4 (4.35%) CCNP
7 4 (4.35%) CCNA
8 2 (2.17%) CISSP
9 1 (1.09%) CISA
9 1 (1.09%) GCIH
9 1 (1.09%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
1 3 (3.26%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Xen
1 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 67 (72.83%) Nessus
2 31 (33.70%) Nmap
3 22 (23.91%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 26 (28.26%) Cisco
2 22 (23.91%) Fortinet
3 13 (14.13%) Rapid7
4 9 (9.78%) Acunetix
4 9 (9.78%) Citrix
5 5 (5.43%) Juniper
5 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.26%) VMware
7 2 (2.17%) Google
7 2 (2.17%) HP
8 1 (1.09%) Coverity
8 1 (1.09%) Brocade
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Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Allied Worldwide
Salary: Competitive plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: 5%
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: competitive
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Cornwall
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Salary: competitive
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Cumbria
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