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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Metasploit
Rank 864 859 876
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 32 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.021% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27 7 10
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £64,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +38.46%

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
18124 16240 17075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.09% 15.21% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14937 13812 14738
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%

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 17 September 2014 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 13 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 17 September 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 -24 32 £50,000 +17.64% 6
London +15 26 £60,000 +60.00% 2
City of London - 3 £73,750 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire 0 1 £25,000 - 1
Banbury 0 1 £25,000 - 1
West Midlands -5 1 £19,000 -55.29% 1
South East -14 1 £25,000 -45.94% 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £19,000 - 1
Wetherby - 1 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £19,000 - 1

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 46 (63.01%) CISSP
2 40 (54.79%) Penetration Testing
3 37 (50.68%) Linux
4 36 (49.32%) Nessus
5 35 (47.95%) Ruby
6 34 (46.58%) Management Information System
6 34 (46.58%) Nmap
7 31 (42.47%) Windows
7 31 (42.47%) Python
8 29 (39.73%) Information Security
8 29 (39.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 28 (38.36%) SQL
9 28 (38.36%) CEH
10 27 (36.99%) PCI DSS
11 24 (32.88%) Perl
11 24 (32.88%) Snort
11 24 (32.88%) tcpdump
12 22 (30.14%) C++
12 22 (30.14%) UNIX
13 21 (28.77%) Firewall
13 21 (28.77%) Ethical Hacking
13 21 (28.77%) SIEM
14 20 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (26.03%) Project Management
15 19 (26.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 19 (26.03%) Wireshark
16 18 (24.66%) Red Hat
16 18 (24.66%) OWASP
16 18 (24.66%) Bash Shell
17 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (1.37%) IIS
1 1 (1.37%) Apache
1 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (32.88%) tcpdump
2 21 (28.77%) Firewall
3 19 (26.03%) Wireshark
4 10 (13.70%) Reverse Proxy
5 9 (12.33%) HTTP
6 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.22%) LAN
6 6 (8.22%) WAN
6 6 (8.22%) Internet
7 5 (6.85%) Network Security
8 4 (5.48%) Wireless
9 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Legal
2 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Tester
1 26 (35.62%) Penetration Tester
2 25 (34.25%) Security Engineer
3 11 (15.07%) Analyst
4 10 (13.70%) IT Security Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Information Security Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 6 (8.22%) Information Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) Senior Tester
7 5 (6.85%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Junior
9 2 (2.74%) Graduate
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (46.58%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.22%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.11%) Open Source
5 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.74%) Derivative
6 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.37%) SCADA
6 1 (1.37%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 37 (50.68%) Linux
2 31 (42.47%) Windows
3 22 (30.14%) UNIX
4 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (15.07%) Solaris
6 10 (13.70%) FreeBSD
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (10.96%) Ubuntu
7 8 (10.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.79%) Penetration Testing
2 29 (39.73%) Information Security
2 29 (39.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 21 (28.77%) SIEM
3 21 (28.77%) Ethical Hacking
4 19 (26.03%) Project Management
5 18 (24.66%) OWASP
6 16 (21.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (13.70%) ITIL
7 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
8 7 (9.59%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.59%) Security Testing
9 6 (8.22%) Cyber Security
10 5 (6.85%) Coaching
10 5 (6.85%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (5.48%) Change Management
11 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
11 4 (5.48%) Data Privacy
12 2 (2.74%) Reverse Engineering
12 2 (2.74%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) Ruby
2 31 (42.47%) Python
3 28 (38.36%) SQL
4 24 (32.88%) Perl
5 22 (30.14%) C++
6 18 (24.66%) Bash Shell
7 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
8 11 (15.07%) C
9 9 (12.33%) C#
9 9 (12.33%) Java
10 8 (10.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (63.01%) CISSP
2 28 (38.36%) CEH
3 20 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (21.92%) CCNP
5 13 (17.81%) OSCP
6 10 (13.70%) CCSE
6 10 (13.70%) CCNA
7 8 (10.96%) Degree
7 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
8 7 (9.59%) GPEN
8 7 (9.59%) RHCE
8 7 (9.59%) CISA
9 6 (8.22%) CISM
9 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (8.22%) MCSE
9 6 (8.22%) GSEC
10 5 (6.85%) OSCE
11 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (36.99%) PCI DSS
2 19 (26.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (10.96%) HIPAA
4 7 (9.59%) QA
System Software
1 34 (46.58%) Nmap
2 24 (32.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 36 (49.32%) Nessus
2 6 (8.22%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.37%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Red Hat
2 16 (21.92%) CheckPoint
2 16 (21.92%) Cisco
3 14 (19.18%) Sophos
3 14 (19.18%) Imperva
4 10 (13.70%) Websense
4 10 (13.70%) Blue Coat
5 6 (8.22%) Juniper
5 6 (8.22%) Splunk
6 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.74%) Coverity
8 1 (1.37%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum training and certifications offered
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 17K to 21K + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 26 days ago