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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid7 Metasploit
Rank 818 912 949
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +37
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 96 70 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.064% 0.038%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 69 49 38
Median salary £62,500 £37,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £47,500 £68,250
UK excluding London median salary £63,750 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -16.66%

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
17984 19136 18985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.41% 17.44% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15675 16190 15771
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 £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 25 August 2016 within the UK.

Metasploit Salary Histogram in the UK

Metasploit
Top 23 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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +62 91 £60,000 +60.00% 12
South East +44 41 £67,500 +68.75% 5
London +97 39 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Oxfordshire -7 22 £72,500 +93.33% 2
Hampshire - 13 £65,000 - 2
Farnborough - 8 £71,250 - 2
Banbury +8 7 £85,000 +100.00% 1
Reading - 6 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 6 £57,500 - 1
South West +3 4 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands -3 4 £37,500 -21.05%
Warwickshire - 4 £37,500 -
North West +16 3 £42,500 - 2
Bristol +11 3 £40,000 -
Cheshire +35 2 £43,000 +1.17%
Warrington +11 2 £43,000 +1.17%
Leamington Spa - 2 £37,500 -
Nuneaton - 2 £40,000 -
Manchester -6 1 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Hook - 1 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 143 (77.30%) Penetration Testing
2 141 (76.22%) Nessus
3 129 (69.73%) Cybersecurity
4 94 (50.81%) Security Cleared
5 92 (49.73%) Linux
6 87 (47.03%) C++
7 86 (46.49%) Nmap
8 85 (45.95%) Python
9 84 (45.41%) CREST Certified
10 81 (43.78%) Burp Suite
11 79 (42.70%) Java
12 69 (37.30%) Security Testing
13 67 (36.22%) C
14 66 (35.68%) DV Cleared
14 66 (35.68%) Mobile App
15 59 (31.89%) Windows
16 58 (31.35%) Kali Linux
16 58 (31.35%) Ethical Hacking
17 49 (26.49%) CEH
18 46 (24.86%) Firewall
19 44 (23.78%) Information Security
19 44 (23.78%) SC Cleared
20 43 (23.24%) VxWorks
21 42 (22.70%) Telecoms
21 42 (22.70%) Source Code Analysis
22 41 (22.16%) CISSP
23 38 (20.54%) Wireless
24 35 (18.92%) OWASP
24 35 (18.92%) CHECK Team Member
25 34 (18.38%) CHECK Team Leader

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:

Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (24.86%) Firewall
2 38 (20.54%) Wireless
3 15 (8.11%) Network Security
4 13 (7.03%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.41%) Wireshark
6 9 (4.86%) Broadband
7 8 (4.32%) LTE
8 6 (3.24%) HTTP
8 6 (3.24%) LAN
8 6 (3.24%) WAN
9 5 (2.70%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.16%) Internet
10 4 (2.16%) IPsec
11 3 (1.62%) BGP
11 3 (1.62%) Bluetooth
11 3 (1.62%) DAB
11 3 (1.62%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.62%) MPLS
11 3 (1.62%) OSPF
11 3 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 81 (43.78%) Burp Suite
2 19 (10.27%) AppScan
3 6 (3.24%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.54%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.54%) Paros
4 1 (0.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 42 (22.70%) Telecoms
2 34 (18.38%) Finance
3 7 (3.78%) Banking
4 6 (3.24%) Back Office
4 6 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.62%) Automotive
5 3 (1.62%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (35.14%) Tester
2 64 (34.59%) Penetration Tester
3 56 (30.27%) Analyst
4 49 (26.49%) Security Analyst
5 40 (21.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 30 (16.22%) Team Leader
6 30 (16.22%) Test Team Leader
7 18 (9.73%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (7.57%) Consultant
8 14 (7.57%) Security Consultant
8 14 (7.57%) Security Engineer
8 14 (7.57%) Security Tester
9 13 (7.03%) Security Penetration Tester
9 13 (7.03%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 13 (7.03%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 13 (7.03%) Senior Security Analyst
9 13 (7.03%) Senior Tester
10 10 (5.41%) Senior Manager
10 10 (5.41%) Testing Manager
11 9 (4.86%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.27%) 802.1X
2 15 (8.11%) .NET
3 9 (4.86%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.16%) POSIX
4 4 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (1.62%) HTML
6 1 (0.54%) Ajax
6 1 (0.54%) JSON
6 1 (0.54%) LAMP
6 1 (0.54%) Node.js
6 1 (0.54%) REST
6 1 (0.54%) SOAP
6 1 (0.54%) Web Services
6 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (35.68%) Mobile App
2 27 (14.59%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.65%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.49%) Cryptography
4 12 (6.49%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (3.78%) CESG
6 7 (3.78%) Smartphone
7 6 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.70%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.16%) iPad
10 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.62%) Internet of Things
11 2 (1.08%) PKI
12 1 (0.54%) Blog
12 1 (0.54%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 92 (49.73%) Linux
2 59 (31.89%) Windows
3 58 (31.35%) Kali Linux
4 43 (23.24%) VxWorks
5 10 (5.41%) AIX
5 10 (5.41%) Solaris
6 8 (4.32%) Android
7 5 (2.70%) Unix
8 4 (2.16%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.16%) KNOPPIX
9 1 (0.54%) HPUX
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (77.30%) Penetration Testing
2 129 (69.73%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (37.30%) Security Testing
4 58 (31.35%) Ethical Hacking
5 44 (23.78%) Information Security
6 42 (22.70%) Source Code Analysis
7 35 (18.92%) OWASP
8 33 (17.84%) Open Source
9 32 (17.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 17 (9.19%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (8.65%) Project Management
12 15 (8.11%) SIEM
13 14 (7.57%) Threat Modelling
14 13 (7.03%) Social Engineering
15 12 (6.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 10 (5.41%) Risk Management
16 10 (5.41%) Security Architecture
17 9 (4.86%) Time Management
17 9 (4.86%) Web Development
18 8 (4.32%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 87 (47.03%) C++
2 85 (45.95%) Python
3 79 (42.70%) Java
4 67 (36.22%) C
5 32 (17.30%) Ruby
6 31 (16.76%) C#
7 20 (10.81%) Bash Shell
7 20 (10.81%) PowerShell
8 18 (9.73%) Perl
9 17 (9.19%) SQL
10 13 (7.03%) Objective-C
11 9 (4.86%) VB
12 5 (2.70%) Scala
13 4 (2.16%) Go
13 4 (2.16%) PHP
14 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
15 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.54%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 94 (50.81%) Security Cleared
2 84 (45.41%) CREST Certified
3 66 (35.68%) DV Cleared
4 49 (26.49%) CEH
5 44 (23.78%) SC Cleared
6 41 (22.16%) CISSP
7 35 (18.92%) CHECK Team Member
8 34 (18.38%) CHECK Team Leader
9 25 (13.51%) OSCP
10 16 (8.65%) Degree
11 14 (7.57%) CISA
11 14 (7.57%) GPEN
12 11 (5.95%) CISM
13 9 (4.86%) CCNA
13 9 (4.86%) CCNP
13 9 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (4.86%) GIAC
14 7 (3.78%) CRISC
15 6 (3.24%) CCIE
15 6 (3.24%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.78%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.24%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Snort
2 1 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 141 (76.22%) Nessus
2 86 (46.49%) Nmap
3 10 (5.41%) HP Fortify
4 6 (3.24%) Nexpose
5 4 (2.16%) Core Impact
6 2 (1.08%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.54%) EnCase
7 1 (0.54%) FTK
Vendors
1 25 (13.51%) Cisco
1 25 (13.51%) Juniper
2 19 (10.27%) Fortinet
2 19 (10.27%) Nokia
3 17 (9.19%) IBM
4 10 (5.41%) HP
5 8 (4.32%) CheckPoint
5 8 (4.32%) Palo Alto
5 8 (4.32%) Veracode
6 7 (3.78%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.62%) FireEye
7 3 (1.62%) Intel Security
7 3 (1.62%) QNX
7 3 (1.62%) Symantec
8 2 (1.08%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.08%) Qualys
8 2 (1.08%) Rapid7
8 2 (1.08%) SAP
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft
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