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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
Rank 824 866 930
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +64
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 21 61 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.061% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.35% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15 50 15
Median salary £67,500 £61,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.20% +104.16%
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £42,500 £45,625
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -6.84%

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
16165 17668 16609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 19.23% 17.65% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13777 15115 14057
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 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.58% +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 18 January 2017 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 15 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 18 January 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 +35 21 £67,500 +10.20% 6
South East +40 9 £67,500 +63.63% 1
Oxfordshire +21 8 £67,500 +68.75% 1
South West - 6 £40,000 - 3
London +33 4 £80,000 +23.07% 1
Swindon - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
West Midlands +8 2 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £57,500 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +38 1 £75,000 -
Reading +36 1 £75,000 -
Banbury +8 1 £100,000 +185.71%

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 69 (76.67%) Penetration Testing
2 67 (74.44%) Nessus
3 55 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (58.89%) Java
5 51 (56.67%) C++
5 51 (56.67%) Linux
6 50 (55.56%) Windows
7 49 (54.44%) Python
8 48 (53.33%) Security Cleared
9 45 (50.00%) Nmap
10 40 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
10 40 (44.44%) CREST Certified
11 39 (43.33%) C
12 35 (38.89%) Telecoms
12 35 (38.89%) DV Cleared
13 32 (35.56%) Burp Suite
13 32 (35.56%) Finance
14 30 (33.33%) VxWorks
14 30 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 30 (33.33%) Source Code Analysis
15 29 (32.22%) Open Source
15 29 (32.22%) CEH
15 29 (32.22%) Information Security
15 29 (32.22%) Security Testing
16 28 (31.11%) Mobile App
17 27 (30.00%) OSCP
18 20 (22.22%) Kali Linux
19 19 (21.11%) OWASP
19 19 (21.11%) Ruby
20 17 (18.89%) Wireless

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 4 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) Wireless
2 16 (17.78%) Network Security
3 13 (14.44%) Firewall
4 12 (13.33%) Broadband
4 12 (13.33%) LTE
5 9 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.89%) HTTP
7 4 (4.44%) HTTPS
7 4 (4.44%) IPsec
8 2 (2.22%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.11%) Bluetooth
9 1 (1.11%) DAB
9 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.11%) Internet
9 1 (1.11%) NFC
9 1 (1.11%) SSL
9 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.11%) X.509
Development Applications
1 32 (35.56%) Burp Suite
2 11 (12.22%) AppScan
3 3 (3.33%) sqlmap
4 1 (1.11%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 35 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 32 (35.56%) Finance
3 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.44%) Electronics
4 4 (4.44%) Marketing
5 3 (3.33%) Back Office
6 2 (2.22%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.22%) Automotive
6 2 (2.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Banking
7 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (51.11%) Tester
2 42 (46.67%) Penetration Tester
3 27 (30.00%) Analyst
3 27 (30.00%) Security Analyst
4 22 (24.44%) Security Tester
5 21 (23.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 18 (20.00%) Security Penetration Tester
6 18 (20.00%) Senior Tester
7 17 (18.89%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 14 (15.56%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (15.56%) Senior Security Analyst
9 13 (14.44%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 12 (13.33%) Consultant
10 12 (13.33%) Security Consultant
11 10 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 10 (11.11%) Security Engineer
12 9 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
12 9 (10.00%) Senior Security Consultant
13 7 (7.78%) Applications Engineer
14 6 (6.67%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) .NET
2 8 (8.89%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.56%) HTML
4 4 (4.44%) 802.1X
4 4 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.22%) Web Services
6 1 (1.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.11%) CGI
6 1 (1.11%) LAMP
6 1 (1.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.11%) Mobile App
2 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (8.89%) Cryptography
3 8 (8.89%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (6.67%) iPad
5 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.33%) CESG
8 2 (2.22%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (2.22%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.11%) Blog
9 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.11%) iPhone
9 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (56.67%) Linux
2 50 (55.56%) Windows
3 30 (33.33%) VxWorks
4 20 (22.22%) Kali Linux
5 8 (8.89%) AIX
5 8 (8.89%) Solaris
6 3 (3.33%) Android
6 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.33%) KNOPPIX
7 2 (2.22%) Unix
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (76.67%) Penetration Testing
2 55 (61.11%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (44.44%) Ethical Hacking
4 30 (33.33%) Source Code Analysis
4 30 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 29 (32.22%) Information Security
5 29 (32.22%) Open Source
5 29 (32.22%) Security Testing
6 19 (21.11%) OWASP
7 13 (14.44%) Threat Modelling
8 12 (13.33%) Social Engineering
8 12 (13.33%) Static Code Analysis
9 11 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (12.22%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (8.89%) Cyber Intelligence
10 8 (8.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 8 (8.89%) Secure Coding
11 6 (6.67%) SDLC
11 6 (6.67%) Security Architecture
11 6 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (58.89%) Java
2 51 (56.67%) C++
3 49 (54.44%) Python
4 39 (43.33%) C
5 19 (21.11%) Ruby
6 12 (13.33%) SQL
7 11 (12.22%) C#
8 8 (8.89%) Perl
9 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.67%) Objective-C
9 6 (6.67%) VB
10 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
10 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.56%) Scala
11 4 (4.44%) Go
12 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 40 (44.44%) CREST Certified
3 35 (38.89%) DV Cleared
4 29 (32.22%) CEH
5 27 (30.00%) OSCP
6 13 (14.44%) CISSP
6 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
7 11 (12.22%) CHECK Team Leader
8 10 (11.11%) Degree
8 10 (11.11%) GPEN
9 9 (10.00%) CISA
10 7 (7.78%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (5.56%) SANS
12 3 (3.33%) GIAC
13 2 (2.22%) ECSA
14 1 (1.11%) Cyber Scheme
14 1 (1.11%) EC-Council LPT
14 1 (1.11%) EnCE
14 1 (1.11%) OSCE
14 1 (1.11%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 67 (74.44%) Nessus
2 45 (50.00%) Nmap
3 9 (10.00%) HP Fortify
4 6 (6.67%) Core Impact
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.11%) EnCase
5 1 (1.11%) OpenVAS
5 1 (1.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) IBM
2 8 (8.89%) HP
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco
3 4 (4.44%) Cognizant
3 4 (4.44%) Fortinet
3 4 (4.44%) Juniper
3 4 (4.44%) Nokia
3 4 (4.44%) SAP
4 3 (3.33%) Qualys
5 2 (2.22%) Coverity
5 2 (2.22%) Rapid7
5 2 (2.22%) Veracode
6 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.11%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.11%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.11%) QNX
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