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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 812 902 937
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +35
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 103 66 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.060% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 74 48 45
Median salary £60,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,950 £36,750 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £47,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £66,250 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+76.66% +7.14%

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
17864 18811 19195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.12% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15516 15788 16193
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 £33,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £69,500
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 28 July 2016 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 26 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 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +85 94 £57,500 +53.33% 10
South East +57 45 £63,750 +64.51% 3
London +72 34 £57,500 +31.42% 3
Oxfordshire -3 29 £72,500 +93.33% 1
Banbury +1 10 £63,750 +54.54%
Reading - 8 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 8 £57,500 - 1
Hampshire - 8 £67,500 - 1
Cheshire +39 5 £45,000 -2.70%
Warrington +17 5 £45,000 -2.70%
North West +11 5 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Farnborough - 5 £72,500 - 1
South West +17 4 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands -8 4 £38,750 -18.42% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £38,750 - 1
Bristol - 3 £40,000 -
Nuneaton - 3 £40,000 -
North Yorkshire +6 1 - -
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £67,500 -
East of England - 1 £67,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 £37,500 -
York - 1 - -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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.

1 149 (80.11%) Nessus
2 137 (73.66%) Penetration Testing
3 129 (69.35%) Cybersecurity
4 92 (49.46%) Security Cleared
5 88 (47.31%) Linux
6 86 (46.24%) Nmap
6 86 (46.24%) Burp Suite
7 84 (45.16%) C++
8 82 (44.09%) Java
9 79 (42.47%) CREST Certified
10 77 (41.40%) Python
11 74 (39.78%) Security Testing
12 72 (38.71%) Mobile App
13 68 (36.56%) Ethical Hacking
14 66 (35.48%) DV Cleared
15 65 (34.95%) C
16 63 (33.87%) Kali Linux
17 58 (31.18%) Windows
18 49 (26.34%) Firewall
18 49 (26.34%) CEH
19 43 (23.12%) VxWorks
19 43 (23.12%) SC Cleared
20 42 (22.58%) CISSP
20 42 (22.58%) Source Code Analysis
21 41 (22.04%) Information Security
22 40 (21.51%) Telecoms
23 39 (20.97%) Finance
24 38 (20.43%) Wireless
25 35 (18.82%) CHECK Team Member
26 34 (18.28%) CHECK Team Leader

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:

Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (26.34%) Firewall
2 38 (20.43%) Wireless
3 11 (5.91%) Wireshark
4 8 (4.30%) Broadband
4 8 (4.30%) HTTP
4 8 (4.30%) Network Security
5 7 (3.76%) LTE
5 7 (3.76%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.23%) Internet
6 6 (3.23%) LAN
6 6 (3.23%) WAN
7 3 (1.61%) BGP
7 3 (1.61%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.61%) DAB
7 3 (1.61%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.61%) MPLS
7 3 (1.61%) NFC
7 3 (1.61%) OSPF
7 3 (1.61%) VoIP
7 3 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 86 (46.24%) Burp Suite
2 20 (10.75%) AppScan
3 9 (4.84%) sqlmap
4 3 (1.61%) Paros
5 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 40 (21.51%) Telecoms
2 39 (20.97%) Finance
3 7 (3.76%) Banking
4 4 (2.15%) Back Office
4 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.61%) Automotive
6 2 (1.08%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (37.10%) Tester
2 62 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
3 54 (29.03%) Analyst
4 47 (25.27%) Security Analyst
5 40 (21.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 31 (16.67%) Team Leader
7 30 (16.13%) Test Team Leader
8 19 (10.22%) Security Tester
9 17 (9.14%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (6.99%) Consultant
10 13 (6.99%) Security Consultant
10 13 (6.99%) Security Engineer
10 13 (6.99%) Security Penetration Tester
11 12 (6.45%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 12 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
11 12 (6.45%) Senior Tester
12 10 (5.38%) Senior Penetration Tester
13 9 (4.84%) Network Engineer
13 9 (4.84%) Senior Manager
13 9 (4.84%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.83%) 802.1X
2 18 (9.68%) .NET
3 8 (4.30%) HTML
4 5 (2.69%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.15%) POSIX
6 2 (1.08%) Web Services
7 1 (0.54%) Ajax
7 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.54%) JSON
7 1 (0.54%) REST
7 1 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.54%) SOAP
7 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (38.71%) Mobile App
2 27 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.84%) Cryptography
4 9 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.30%) CESG
5 8 (4.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (3.76%) Smartphone
7 6 (3.23%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.61%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.61%) PKI
9 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.08%) iPad
9 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 88 (47.31%) Linux
2 63 (33.87%) Kali Linux
3 58 (31.18%) Windows
4 43 (23.12%) VxWorks
5 7 (3.76%) Android
5 7 (3.76%) Solaris
6 6 (3.23%) AIX
7 5 (2.69%) Unix
8 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.08%) KNOPPIX
10 1 (0.54%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.54%) HPUX
10 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (73.66%) Penetration Testing
2 129 (69.35%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (39.78%) Security Testing
4 68 (36.56%) Ethical Hacking
5 42 (22.58%) Source Code Analysis
6 41 (22.04%) Information Security
7 33 (17.74%) OWASP
8 26 (13.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 25 (13.44%) Open Source
10 17 (9.14%) Project Management
11 14 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (7.53%) SIEM
12 12 (6.45%) Security Architecture
13 11 (5.91%) Risk Management
14 10 (5.38%) Time Management
15 9 (4.84%) Identity Access Management
15 9 (4.84%) Reverse Engineering
15 9 (4.84%) Social Engineering
15 9 (4.84%) Web Development
16 8 (4.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 84 (45.16%) C++
2 82 (44.09%) Java
3 77 (41.40%) Python
4 65 (34.95%) C
5 32 (17.20%) C#
6 23 (12.37%) Bash Shell
6 23 (12.37%) PowerShell
6 23 (12.37%) Ruby
7 20 (10.75%) SQL
8 17 (9.14%) Perl
9 10 (5.38%) Objective-C
10 8 (4.30%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.23%) VB
12 5 (2.69%) PHP
13 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.54%) Go
14 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 92 (49.46%) Security Cleared
2 79 (42.47%) CREST Certified
3 66 (35.48%) DV Cleared
4 49 (26.34%) CEH
5 43 (23.12%) SC Cleared
6 42 (22.58%) CISSP
7 35 (18.82%) CHECK Team Member
8 34 (18.28%) CHECK Team Leader
9 21 (11.29%) OSCP
10 14 (7.53%) CISM
10 14 (7.53%) Degree
11 13 (6.99%) CISA
12 11 (5.91%) GPEN
13 9 (4.84%) CCNA
13 9 (4.84%) CCNP
13 9 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (4.84%) GIAC
14 8 (4.30%) CRISC
15 6 (3.23%) CCIE
15 6 (3.23%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) PCI DSS
1 9 (4.84%) QA
2 6 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.61%) Snort
2 1 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 149 (80.11%) Nessus
2 86 (46.24%) Nmap
3 11 (5.91%) HP Fortify
4 6 (3.23%) Nexpose
5 3 (1.61%) WebInspect
6 2 (1.08%) Core Impact
6 2 (1.08%) EnCase
7 1 (0.54%) FTK
Vendors
1 28 (15.05%) Cisco
1 28 (15.05%) Juniper
2 22 (11.83%) Fortinet
2 22 (11.83%) Nokia
3 14 (7.53%) IBM
4 9 (4.84%) Veracode
5 7 (3.76%) CheckPoint
5 7 (3.76%) Palo Alto
6 6 (3.23%) HP
7 5 (2.69%) Cognizant
8 4 (2.15%) Intel Security
9 3 (1.61%) FireEye
9 3 (1.61%) QNX
9 3 (1.61%) Symantec
10 1 (0.54%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.54%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.54%) SAP
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