Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Metasploit skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Metasploit over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1054 1060 1175
Rank change year-on-year +6 +115 +49
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 96 137 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.078% 0.055%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.42% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71 97 76
England median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +62.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,900 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £110,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -23.08% +62.50% -11.11%

Metasploit is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 34332 32965 36291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.38% 18.67% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 28242 28758 30946
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Metasploit as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Metasploit in England.

Salary trend for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Metasploit in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 51 £65,000 +4.00% 4
South East -6 17 £47,500 -34.48% 2
Midlands +17 10 £37,500 -6.25%
West Midlands +12 10 £37,500 -6.25%
North of England +12 10 £49,000 -6.67% 1
North West -3 10 £49,000 +12.00% 1
Metasploit
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 74 (77.08%) Nessus
2 59 (61.46%) Penetration Testing
3 55 (57.29%) Information Security
4 47 (48.96%) Firewall
5 38 (39.58%) Finance
5 38 (39.58%) Kali Linux
6 37 (38.54%) CISSP
7 34 (35.42%) Cybersecurity
8 33 (34.38%) Nmap
9 31 (32.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (32.29%) CREST Certified
10 30 (31.25%) Network Security
10 30 (31.25%) Burp Suite
10 30 (31.25%) Linux
11 28 (29.17%) Windows
11 28 (29.17%) SIEM
11 28 (29.17%) OSCP
12 27 (28.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 27 (28.13%) Unix
13 26 (27.08%) CEH
14 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
15 23 (23.96%) OWASP
16 22 (22.92%) Python
16 22 (22.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 22 (22.92%) Open Source
17 21 (21.88%) Social Engineering
18 20 (20.83%) Degree
18 20 (20.83%) Microsoft
18 20 (20.83%) CISM
19 19 (19.79%) Snort

Metasploit
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.46%) Cloudflare
2 9 (9.38%) SaaS
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.04%) IaaS
4 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (48.96%) Firewall
2 30 (31.25%) Network Security
3 17 (17.71%) Wireless
4 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.42%) SSL
5 10 (10.42%) Wireshark
6 9 (9.38%) Internet
7 8 (8.33%) WAN
8 7 (7.29%) DHCP
8 7 (7.29%) DNS
8 7 (7.29%) LAN
8 7 (7.29%) VoIP
9 6 (6.25%) IPsec
9 6 (6.25%) VPN
10 5 (5.21%) BGP
10 5 (5.21%) EIGRP
10 5 (5.21%) OSPF
11 3 (3.13%) Broadband
12 2 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) Big Data
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (31.25%) Burp Suite
2 6 (6.25%) AppScan
3 5 (5.21%) Paros
4 3 (3.13%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (2.08%) sqlmap
6 1 (1.04%) GDB
6 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (39.58%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Banking
3 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.13%) Automotive
4 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.13%) Law
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Consultant
2 25 (26.04%) Analyst
3 23 (23.96%) Security Consultant
4 20 (20.83%) Security Analyst
5 19 (19.79%) Penetration Tester
5 19 (19.79%) Tester
6 13 (13.54%) Security Officer
7 10 (10.42%) Network Analyst
8 9 (9.38%) Network Engineer
8 9 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (9.38%) Sourcefire Consultant
9 7 (7.29%) Information Officer
9 7 (7.29%) Information Security Officer
9 7 (7.29%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 6 (6.25%) IT Security Officer
10 6 (6.25%) Security Manager
11 5 (5.21%) Cisco Security Analyst
11 5 (5.21%) Network Security Analyst
11 5 (5.21%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (3.13%) HTML
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.08%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.04%) OAuth
4 1 (1.04%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
3 11 (11.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (9.38%) Fintech
5 7 (7.29%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (7.29%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (6.25%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (5.21%) Driving Licence
7 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.17%) iPad
8 4 (4.17%) PKI
9 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (3.13%) Life Science
10 2 (2.08%) BYOD
10 2 (2.08%) Cybercrime
10 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (1.04%) Clustering
11 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.58%) Kali Linux
2 30 (31.25%) Linux
3 28 (29.17%) Windows
4 27 (28.13%) Unix
5 5 (5.21%) Android
5 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.13%) VxWorks
7 2 (2.08%) KNOPPIX
7 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (61.46%) Penetration Testing
2 55 (57.29%) Information Security
3 34 (35.42%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (29.17%) SIEM
5 27 (28.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 23 (23.96%) OWASP
7 22 (22.92%) Open Source
7 22 (22.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 21 (21.88%) Social Engineering
9 14 (14.58%) Mentoring
10 13 (13.54%) Incident Management
10 13 (13.54%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (11.46%) DDoS Mitigation
11 11 (11.46%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (10.42%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (10.42%) Security Testing
13 9 (9.38%) Analytics
13 9 (9.38%) Secure Coding
13 9 (9.38%) Threat Detection
14 8 (8.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.92%) Python
2 16 (16.67%) Ruby
3 15 (15.63%) C
4 14 (14.58%) C++
5 12 (12.50%) Java
6 10 (10.42%) Perl
7 9 (9.38%) PowerShell
8 8 (8.33%) SQL
9 6 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.25%) C#
10 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (38.54%) CISSP
2 31 (32.29%) CREST Certified
3 28 (29.17%) OSCP
4 26 (27.08%) CEH
5 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
6 20 (20.83%) CISM
6 20 (20.83%) Degree
7 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
8 16 (16.67%) CCNA
8 16 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (15.63%) CISA
10 13 (13.54%) GPEN
11 10 (10.42%) CCNP
11 10 (10.42%) GIAC
11 10 (10.42%) OSCE
12 9 (9.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (9.38%) SANS
13 8 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
13 8 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
13 8 (8.33%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (32.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 11 (11.46%) GDPR
4 7 (7.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (5.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.04%) IASME
7 1 (1.04%) NIST 800
System Software
1 19 (19.79%) Snort
2 18 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.08%) KVM
4 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 74 (77.08%) Nessus
2 33 (34.38%) Nmap
3 11 (11.46%) Core Impact
4 9 (9.38%) Nexpose
5 7 (7.29%) EnCase
5 7 (7.29%) Suricata
6 5 (5.21%) HP Fortify
6 5 (5.21%) WebInspect
7 3 (3.13%) QRadar
8 2 (2.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (2.08%) OpenVAS
8 2 (2.08%) SCCM
8 2 (2.08%) SCOM
9 1 (1.04%) CSIRT
9 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.75%) Cisco
3 17 (17.71%) Palo Alto
4 12 (12.50%) Radware
5 9 (9.38%) Juniper
5 9 (9.38%) Rapid7
5 9 (9.38%) Sourcefire
6 8 (8.33%) Qualys
7 7 (7.29%) AlienVault
7 7 (7.29%) CyberArk
7 7 (7.29%) LogRhythm
7 7 (7.29%) Sophos
7 7 (7.29%) Symantec
8 6 (6.25%) Citrix
9 5 (5.21%) Acunetix
10 3 (3.13%) Codenomicon
10 3 (3.13%) Splunk
11 2 (2.08%) Proofpoint
11 2 (2.08%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.08%) Tripwire