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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Metasploit
Rank 853 877 866
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 30 30 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.026% 0.019%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 7
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £67,500 £52,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £46,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +42.30%

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
17579 18991 16001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.45% 16.17% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14696 15964 13615
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 21 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 22 May 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 +24 19 £42,500 -15.00% 10
Northern Ireland - 11 - - 2
County Antrim - 11 - - 2
Belfast - 11 - - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £37,500 - 3
North Yorkshire - 5 £37,500 -
North West - 4 £46,250 - 1
Warrington - 4 £46,250 -
Cheshire - 4 £46,250 -
London +34 3 £50,000 -25.92% 3
South East -7 3 £37,500 -16.66% 1
West Midlands - 3 £80,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £37,500 -
Malvern - 2 £80,000 -
Worcestershire - 2 £80,000 -
City of London +36 1 £50,000 -33.33% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £60,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £60,000 -
Harrogate - 1 £37,500 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 - 1

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 34 (60.71%) Nessus
3 29 (51.79%) Network Security
4 20 (35.71%) Information Security
5 19 (33.93%) Firewall
6 15 (26.79%) Python
7 14 (25.00%) Java
8 13 (23.21%) Cisco
8 13 (23.21%) Nmap
8 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
8 13 (23.21%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (19.64%) CORE IMPACT
9 11 (19.64%) Rapid7
9 11 (19.64%) Computer Science
9 11 (19.64%) Risk Management
9 11 (19.64%) Perl
10 10 (17.86%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (16.07%) CEH
11 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
11 9 (16.07%) Wireshark
11 9 (16.07%) Degree
11 9 (16.07%) PHP
11 9 (16.07%) Windows
11 9 (16.07%) Linux
11 9 (16.07%) Wireless
11 9 (16.07%) Database Security
11 9 (16.07%) Open Source
12 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (14.29%) C++
12 8 (14.29%) Ruby

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (51.79%) Network Security
2 19 (33.93%) Firewall
3 9 (16.07%) Wireshark
3 9 (16.07%) Wireless
4 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.50%) LAN
5 6 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (8.93%) WAN
7 4 (7.14%) VoIP
8 3 (5.36%) VPN
9 2 (3.57%) Broadband
9 2 (3.57%) tcpdump
10 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Ant
1 2 (3.57%) Selenium
1 2 (3.57%) AppScan
1 2 (3.57%) Maven
1 2 (3.57%) Capybara
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.57%) Mercurial
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Advertising
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Tester
1 17 (30.36%) Penetration Tester
2 16 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Software Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Network Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Security Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Ethical Hacker
7 5 (8.93%) Graduate
8 4 (7.14%) Security Specialist
8 4 (7.14%) Security Tester
9 3 (5.36%) Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Applications Specialist
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Security Specialist
10 2 (3.57%) Network Security Specialist
10 2 (3.57%) IT Security Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) XML
1 6 (10.71%) JSON
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.57%) JSP
2 2 (3.57%) SOAP
2 2 (3.57%) Ajax
2 2 (3.57%) Spring
2 2 (3.57%) RESTful
2 2 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Computer Science
2 9 (16.07%) Open Source
3 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.93%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (7.14%) RMADS
6 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.57%) User Experience
6 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) CESG
7 1 (1.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Windows
1 9 (16.07%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) VxWorks
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 20 (35.71%) Information Security
3 13 (23.21%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (19.64%) Risk Management
5 10 (17.86%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
6 9 (16.07%) Database Security
7 7 (12.50%) Computer Security
7 7 (12.50%) OWASP
7 7 (12.50%) Social Engineering
8 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.36%) Cyber Security
10 3 (5.36%) SIEM
11 2 (3.57%) Validation
11 2 (3.57%) Scrum
11 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.57%) Web Development
11 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) Python
2 14 (25.00%) Java
3 11 (19.64%) Perl
4 9 (16.07%) PHP
5 8 (14.29%) C++
5 8 (14.29%) Ruby
6 7 (12.50%) SQL
7 6 (10.71%) C
7 6 (10.71%) C#
8 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) CEH
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
3 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (12.50%) CCIE
5 6 (10.71%) CCNP
5 6 (10.71%) CCNA
5 6 (10.71%) CISSP
6 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.57%) CISM
8 2 (3.57%) CHFI
8 2 (3.57%) GCIA
8 2 (3.57%) GCIH
8 2 (3.57%) GPEN
9 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.79%) MCSE
9 1 (1.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) HIPAA
2 2 (3.57%) FISMA
3 1 (1.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.57%) Xen
1 2 (3.57%) Snort
1 2 (3.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (60.71%) Nessus
2 13 (23.21%) Nmap
3 11 (19.64%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Cisco
2 11 (19.64%) Rapid7
3 6 (10.71%) Juniper
4 5 (8.93%) Fortinet
4 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.14%) Splunk
5 4 (7.14%) Acunetix
6 3 (5.36%) Citrix
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec
7 2 (3.57%) McAfee
7 2 (3.57%) Sophos
7 2 (3.57%) Websense
7 2 (3.57%) VMware
7 2 (3.57%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.57%) Coverity
7 2 (3.57%) Imperva
8 1 (1.79%) Brocade
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- 50,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £28,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Belfast
Rapid7
Posted: 16 days ago
Belfast
Rapid7
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago