The table below looks at the statistics for Metasploit skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Metasploit over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
Rank 830 866 926
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +60
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 19 72 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.070% 0.025%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.39% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 15 63 27
Median salary £62,500 £62,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +34.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £75,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.52%

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
15937 18372 17271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.10% 17.96% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13491 15777 14631
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Metasploit
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Metasploit as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 February 2017 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 19 £62,500 - 6
South East +56 7 £67,500 +58.82% 3
South West - 6 £40,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +5 5 £67,500 +68.75% 1
London +23 4 £68,750 +5.76%
Swindon - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £40,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Berkshire +50 2 £68,750 +61.76% 1
City of London +44 2 £61,250 -
Reading +37 2 £68,750 +61.76% 1
West Midlands +30 2 £48,750 +21.87%
Gloucester - 2 £40,000 - 1
Leamington Spa - 1 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £57,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £40,000 -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT jobs citing Metasploit also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 48 (75.00%) Nessus
2 46 (71.88%) Penetration Testing
3 42 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
4 40 (62.50%) Java
4 40 (62.50%) Windows
5 39 (60.94%) C++
6 36 (56.25%) Python
6 36 (56.25%) Security Cleared
7 35 (54.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 35 (54.69%) Linux
8 32 (50.00%) Nmap
9 30 (46.88%) C
10 27 (42.19%) Telecoms
11 26 (40.63%) Finance
11 26 (40.63%) DV Cleared
12 25 (39.06%) VxWorks
12 25 (39.06%) Source Code Analysis
13 24 (37.50%) CREST Certified
14 23 (35.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 20 (31.25%) Burp Suite
15 20 (31.25%) Open Source
15 20 (31.25%) Information Security
16 19 (29.69%) CEH
16 19 (29.69%) Mobile App
17 18 (28.13%) Security Testing
18 16 (25.00%) OSCP
19 12 (18.75%) Broadband
19 12 (18.75%) OWASP
19 12 (18.75%) LTE
19 12 (18.75%) Static Code Analysis

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Broadband
1 12 (18.75%) LTE
2 11 (17.19%) Wireless
3 10 (15.63%) Firewall
3 10 (15.63%) Network Security
4 5 (7.81%) HTTP
5 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.69%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.13%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.56%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Burp Suite
2 6 (9.38%) AppScan
3 3 (4.69%) sqlmap
General
1 27 (42.19%) Telecoms
2 26 (40.63%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Electronics
3 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (57.81%) Tester
2 33 (51.56%) Penetration Tester
3 22 (34.38%) Security Tester
4 19 (29.69%) Analyst
4 19 (29.69%) Security Analyst
5 18 (28.13%) Security Penetration Tester
6 16 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 15 (23.44%) Senior Tester
8 14 (21.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 13 (20.31%) Consultant
9 13 (20.31%) Security Consultant
9 13 (20.31%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (20.31%) Senior Security Analyst
10 12 (18.75%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 11 (17.19%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 10 (15.63%) Senior Consultant
12 10 (15.63%) Senior Security Consultant
13 6 (9.38%) Applications Tester
13 6 (9.38%) Security Engineer
14 4 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) HTML
3 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.69%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.56%) CGI
5 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Mobile App
2 9 (14.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.25%) iPad
5 3 (4.69%) CESG
5 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.13%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.13%) iPhone
6 2 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.56%) Blog
7 1 (1.56%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 40 (62.50%) Windows
2 35 (54.69%) Linux
3 25 (39.06%) VxWorks
4 11 (17.19%) Kali Linux
5 4 (6.25%) AIX
5 4 (6.25%) Solaris
6 3 (4.69%) Unix
7 1 (1.56%) Android
7 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.56%) KNOPPIX
7 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (71.88%) Penetration Testing
2 42 (65.63%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (54.69%) Ethical Hacking
4 25 (39.06%) Source Code Analysis
5 23 (35.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 20 (31.25%) Information Security
6 20 (31.25%) Open Source
7 18 (28.13%) Security Testing
8 12 (18.75%) OWASP
8 12 (18.75%) Static Code Analysis
9 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (10.94%) Secure Coding
10 7 (10.94%) Social Engineering
11 5 (7.81%) Cryptography
11 5 (7.81%) Threat Modelling
12 4 (6.25%) Security Architecture
13 3 (4.69%) Digital Marketing
13 3 (4.69%) SIEM
13 3 (4.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (62.50%) Java
2 39 (60.94%) C++
3 36 (56.25%) Python
4 30 (46.88%) C
5 9 (14.06%) Ruby
6 8 (12.50%) C#
6 8 (12.50%) SQL
7 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.38%) Perl
8 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.13%) VB
11 1 (1.56%) Go
11 1 (1.56%) Scala
11 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.63%) DV Cleared
3 24 (37.50%) CREST Certified
4 19 (29.69%) CEH
5 16 (25.00%) OSCP
6 10 (15.63%) CISSP
7 8 (12.50%) CISA
8 7 (10.94%) CHECK Team Leader
8 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
9 6 (9.38%) Degree
10 5 (7.81%) SANS
11 4 (6.25%) GIAC
12 3 (4.69%) CHECK Team Member
12 3 (4.69%) GPEN
13 2 (3.13%) CHFI
13 2 (3.13%) CISM
14 1 (1.56%) CCNA
14 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (1.56%) EnCE
14 1 (1.56%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 48 (75.00%) Nessus
2 32 (50.00%) Nmap
3 5 (7.81%) HP Fortify
4 4 (6.25%) Core Impact
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.56%) EnCase
5 1 (1.56%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) IBM
2 4 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) Fortinet
3 3 (4.69%) Juniper
3 3 (4.69%) Nokia
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) Cognizant
4 2 (3.13%) Coverity
4 2 (3.13%) Veracode
5 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.56%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.56%) Qualys
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