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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Metasploit
Rank 843 838 869
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +31
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 23 37 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.035% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.22% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 22 27 3
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £48,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +21.87%

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
16790 16583 16887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.12% 15.90% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14232 13622 14732
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 29 January 2015 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 19 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 29 January 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 +3 23 £42,500 -10.52% 12
London -9 9 £30,000 -25.00% 3
South West -13 5 £46,500 +69.09% 2
South East -34 4 £55,000 +15.78% 2
North West -2 3 £42,500 - 2
Warrington - 3 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
Berkshire -20 2 £55,000 +15.78%
Portsmouth - 2 £56,875 - 1
Bristol - 2 £46,500 - 1
Swindon - 2 £38,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £56,875 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £38,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £60,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £80,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £60,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £80,000 - 1

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 36 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (71.11%) Nessus
2 32 (71.11%) Information Security
3 22 (48.89%) CEH
4 21 (46.67%) Ethical Hacking
5 17 (37.78%) Degree
6 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
7 14 (31.11%) Computer Security
8 10 (22.22%) Firewall
9 9 (20.00%) Nmap
9 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
9 9 (20.00%) CORE IMPACT
10 8 (17.78%) OWASP
10 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
10 8 (17.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (17.78%) SQL
10 8 (17.78%) Network Security
11 7 (15.56%) Cisco
11 7 (15.56%) CISSP
11 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (15.56%) Wireshark
12 6 (13.33%) Security Testing
13 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (11.11%) Ruby
13 5 (11.11%) Open Source
13 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
13 5 (11.11%) CCIE
13 5 (11.11%) CCNP
13 5 (11.11%) CCNA
13 5 (11.11%) Windows

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (2.22%) IIS
1 1 (2.22%) Apache
1 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
2 8 (17.78%) Network Security
3 7 (15.56%) Wireshark
4 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 3 (6.67%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) Wireless
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.44%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.22%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
General
1 2 (4.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Tester
1 23 (51.11%) Penetration Tester
2 15 (33.33%) Graduate
3 13 (28.89%) Ethical Hacker
4 11 (24.44%) Analyst
4 11 (24.44%) Security Analyst
5 9 (20.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Junior
6 4 (8.89%) Security Tester
6 4 (8.89%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Junior Information Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Penetration Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.11%) Open Source
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) RMADS
3 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Statistics
4 2 (4.44%) Online Gambling
4 2 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) Derivative
5 1 (2.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (71.11%) Information Security
3 21 (46.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 14 (31.11%) Computer Security
5 8 (17.78%) OWASP
5 8 (17.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 4 (8.89%) SIEM
7 4 (8.89%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (6.67%) Project Management
8 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.44%) Security Architecture
9 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security
10 1 (2.22%) Static Code Analysis
10 1 (2.22%) Reverse Engineering
10 1 (2.22%) Information Security Management
10 1 (2.22%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Ruby
2 5 (11.11%) Python
2 5 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) Perl
3 2 (4.44%) PHP
3 2 (4.44%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) CEH
2 17 (37.78%) Degree
3 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (15.56%) CISSP
4 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (11.11%) CCIE
5 5 (11.11%) CCNP
5 5 (11.11%) CCNA
6 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.67%) GPEN
7 3 (6.67%) OSCP
8 2 (4.44%) MCSE
8 2 (4.44%) MCSA
8 2 (4.44%) GCIA
8 2 (4.44%) GCIH
8 2 (4.44%) CISM
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.44%) CHFI
9 1 (2.22%) GWAPT
9 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.44%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.22%) COBIT
4 1 (2.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Nmap
2 2 (4.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 32 (71.11%) Nessus
2 9 (20.00%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Cisco
2 4 (8.89%) Splunk
3 3 (6.67%) Juniper
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.44%) Symantec
4 2 (4.44%) McAfee
4 2 (4.44%) Sophos
4 2 (4.44%) Websense
4 2 (4.44%) Imperva
4 2 (4.44%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.22%) Qualys
5 1 (2.22%) Acunetix
5 1 (2.22%) Coverity
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £28,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits (DOE)
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago