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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Metasploit
Rank 829 870 871
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +1
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 71 40 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.035% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.37% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 49 34 3
Average salary £37,500 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%

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
19174 18524 16190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.32% 16.12% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16303 15346 13789
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 25 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 31 August 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 +45 70 £37,500 -37.50% 8
Yorkshire +33 31 £37,500 -16.66% 4
South East +31 19 £40,000 +9.58% 1
North Yorkshire - 17 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire - 17 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire +13 10 £36,250 -19.44% 2
London -24 8 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Leeds - 8 £36,250 - 1
South West - 8 £40,000 - 2
Gloucestershire - 7 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 - 2
Banbury - 3 £42,500 -
Sheffield - 3 £40,000 - 2
North West - 3 £42,500 -
Wetherby -1 2 - - 1
Warrington - 2 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £42,500 -
City of London +15 1 £42,500 -42.37% 1
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Surrey - 1 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £45,000 -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 91 (87.50%) Penetration Testing
2 77 (74.04%) Nessus
3 48 (46.15%) Network Security
3 48 (46.15%) Python
4 42 (40.38%) Nmap
5 41 (39.42%) Java
6 39 (37.50%) Linux
7 38 (36.54%) Firewall
8 33 (31.73%) Security Cleared
9 31 (29.81%) Ethical Hacking
9 31 (29.81%) C++
10 30 (28.85%) Windows
11 29 (27.88%) C
12 28 (26.92%) Risk Management
13 27 (25.96%) DV Cleared
14 26 (25.00%) Perl
14 26 (25.00%) PHP
14 26 (25.00%) Cisco
14 26 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
14 26 (25.00%) Cyber Security
15 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
16 22 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (21.15%) Fortinet
17 21 (20.19%) Wireless
18 20 (19.23%) Degree
19 19 (18.27%) VxWorks
20 16 (15.38%) Information Security
21 14 (13.46%) CEH
21 14 (13.46%) Vulnerability Management
22 13 (12.50%) Rapid7

Metasploit
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (2.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (46.15%) Network Security
2 38 (36.54%) Firewall
3 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
4 22 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (20.19%) Wireless
6 11 (10.58%) VoIP
7 10 (9.62%) VPN
8 9 (8.65%) Broadband
9 7 (6.73%) Wireshark
10 6 (5.77%) LAN
11 4 (3.85%) WAN
12 1 (0.96%) HTTP
12 1 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Maven
1 3 (2.88%) Selenium
1 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.88%) Mercurial
1 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
1 3 (2.88%) Capybara
1 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.88%) Apache Ivy
1 3 (2.88%) Ant
2 2 (1.92%) AppScan
General
1 12 (11.54%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.69%) Legal
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (41.35%) Security Engineer
2 36 (34.62%) Analyst
3 28 (26.92%) Network Engineer
4 27 (25.96%) Network Security Engineer
4 27 (25.96%) Security Analyst
5 20 (19.23%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 16 (15.38%) Tester
6 16 (15.38%) Penetration Tester
7 13 (12.50%) Software Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Forensic Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Test Specialist
9 5 (4.81%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) Graduate
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Development Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Software Development Engineer
12 2 (1.92%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) XML
1 8 (7.69%) JSON
2 5 (4.81%) JSP
3 3 (2.88%) SOAP
3 3 (2.88%) HTML
3 3 (2.88%) .NET
3 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.88%) RESTful
3 3 (2.88%) Spring
4 2 (1.92%) REST
5 1 (0.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) CESG
2 9 (8.65%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.88%) RMADS
5 3 (2.88%) User Experience
5 3 (2.88%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.92%) Tandem
7 1 (0.96%) Robotics
7 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.96%) Blog
7 1 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.50%) Linux
2 30 (28.85%) Windows
3 19 (18.27%) VxWorks
4 11 (10.58%) UNIX
5 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (87.50%) Penetration Testing
2 31 (29.81%) Ethical Hacking
3 28 (26.92%) Risk Management
4 26 (25.00%) Cyber Security
5 16 (15.38%) Information Security
6 14 (13.46%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (12.50%) Social Engineering
8 10 (9.62%) Database Security
8 10 (9.62%) SDLC
8 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (9.62%) Software Engineering
8 10 (9.62%) OWASP
9 8 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (6.73%) Open Source
11 6 (5.77%) Computer Security
11 6 (5.77%) Test Automation
12 4 (3.85%) Security Testing
13 3 (2.88%) Unit Testing
13 3 (2.88%) BDD
13 3 (2.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (46.15%) Python
2 41 (39.42%) Java
3 31 (29.81%) C++
4 29 (27.88%) C
5 26 (25.00%) Perl
5 26 (25.00%) PHP
6 10 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.69%) SQL
7 8 (7.69%) Ruby
8 4 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (31.73%) Security Cleared
2 27 (25.96%) DV Cleared
3 20 (19.23%) Degree
4 14 (13.46%) CEH
5 9 (8.65%) GIAC
6 7 (6.73%) EnCE
6 7 (6.73%) GCFA
6 7 (6.73%) GPEN
7 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.85%) OSCP
8 4 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.85%) CCIE
8 4 (3.85%) CCNP
8 4 (3.85%) CCNA
9 2 (1.92%) CISSP
10 1 (0.96%) CISA
10 1 (0.96%) CISM
10 1 (0.96%) GCIH
10 1 (0.96%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
1 3 (2.88%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Xen
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 77 (74.04%) Nessus
2 42 (40.38%) Nmap
3 26 (25.00%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 26 (25.00%) Cisco
2 22 (21.15%) Fortinet
3 13 (12.50%) Rapid7
4 11 (10.58%) Acunetix
5 10 (9.62%) Citrix
6 5 (4.81%) Juniper
6 5 (4.81%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.88%) VMware
8 2 (1.92%) Google
8 2 (1.92%) HP
9 1 (0.96%) Coverity
9 1 (0.96%) Brocade
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Salary: Benefits
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Salary: Competitive
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Sheffield
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Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
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