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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 827 928
Rank change year-on-year +16 +101  
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 44 80 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.086% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.47% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 37 58 27
Median salary £37,500 £57,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.78% +53.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -37.50% +60.00%  

Metasploit is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Development Application Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17524 16902 17648
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.99% 18.24% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 14567 14845 14931
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,250 £66,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Metasploit as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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
South East +23 18 £35,000 -40.42% 1
London +23 17 £70,000 +16.66% 2
West Midlands +22 7 £37,500 -
South West +7 1 £37,500 -6.25%
North West -46 1 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Metasploit
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 54 (83.08%) Nessus
2 37 (56.92%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (55.38%) CEH
4 33 (50.77%) Network Security
5 29 (44.62%) Information Security
6 27 (41.54%) Penetration Testing
6 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
7 26 (40.00%) Nmap
8 24 (36.92%) Linux
8 24 (36.92%) CREST Certified
9 23 (35.38%) Kali Linux
9 23 (35.38%) Firewall
9 23 (35.38%) Snort
10 22 (33.85%) Degree
10 22 (33.85%) Computer Science
10 22 (33.85%) OWASP
11 21 (32.31%) CISSP
12 20 (30.77%) Wireless
12 20 (30.77%) Security Testing
12 20 (30.77%) OSCP
12 20 (30.77%) Social Engineering
13 19 (29.23%) Mobile App
13 19 (29.23%) SIEM
13 19 (29.23%) Ethical Hacking
14 18 (27.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 18 (27.69%) GIAC
14 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared
15 16 (24.62%) Analytics
15 16 (24.62%) Open Source
15 16 (24.62%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (50.77%) Network Security
2 23 (35.38%) Firewall
3 20 (30.77%) Wireless
4 15 (23.08%) Internet
5 13 (20.00%) DNS
6 12 (18.46%) BGP
6 12 (18.46%) DHCP
6 12 (18.46%) SSL
7 11 (16.92%) EIGRP
7 11 (16.92%) IPsec
7 11 (16.92%) OSPF
7 11 (16.92%) VPN
8 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.69%) Wireless Security
8 5 (7.69%) Wireshark
9 3 (4.62%) VoIP
10 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Burp Suite
2 8 (12.31%) IDA Disassembler
3 4 (6.15%) AppScan
4 3 (4.62%) Paros
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
5 2 (3.08%) Automotive
5 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.08%) Legal
5 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Consultant
1 29 (44.62%) Security Consultant
2 18 (27.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 15 (23.08%) Analyst
3 15 (23.08%) Security Analyst
4 12 (18.46%) Penetration Tester
4 12 (18.46%) Tester
5 11 (16.92%) Cisco Analyst
5 11 (16.92%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 11 (16.92%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 11 (16.92%) Network Analyst
5 11 (16.92%) Network Security Analyst
6 10 (15.38%) Sourcefire Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Senior Security Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Junior
8 3 (4.62%) Risk Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) HTML
2 2 (3.08%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.85%) Computer Science
2 19 (29.23%) Mobile App
3 13 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 6 (9.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (6.15%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.62%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (4.62%) Life Science
7 2 (3.08%) CESG
8 1 (1.54%) Blog
8 1 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.54%) iPad
8 1 (1.54%) iPhone
8 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Linux
2 23 (35.38%) Kali Linux
3 15 (23.08%) Windows
4 6 (9.23%) VxWorks
5 5 (7.69%) Android
5 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.15%) Unix
7 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.54%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (44.62%) Information Security
3 27 (41.54%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (33.85%) OWASP
5 20 (30.77%) Security Testing
5 20 (30.77%) Social Engineering
6 19 (29.23%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (29.23%) SIEM
7 18 (27.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 16 (24.62%) Analytics
8 16 (24.62%) Open Source
9 15 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (21.54%) Forensic Analysis
11 11 (16.92%) Network Management
11 11 (16.92%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (15.38%) Threat Detection
13 7 (10.77%) Security Architecture
13 7 (10.77%) Security Operations
13 7 (10.77%) Validation
14 6 (9.23%) Source Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) Python
2 14 (21.54%) PowerShell
3 13 (20.00%) C++
4 12 (18.46%) Java
5 11 (16.92%) C
6 9 (13.85%) SQL
7 6 (9.23%) Perl
8 5 (7.69%) C#
9 3 (4.62%) Ruby
10 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (55.38%) CEH
2 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
3 24 (36.92%) CREST Certified
4 22 (33.85%) Degree
5 21 (32.31%) CISSP
6 20 (30.77%) OSCP
7 18 (27.69%) GIAC
7 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared
8 15 (23.08%) CHECK Team Member
8 15 (23.08%) Cyber Scheme
9 13 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
10 12 (18.46%) GSEC
11 10 (15.38%) CISM
12 9 (13.85%) CLAS
13 8 (12.31%) CISA
13 8 (12.31%) DV Cleared
14 6 (9.23%) GPEN
14 6 (9.23%) SANS
15 4 (6.15%) CHECK Team Leader
16 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (9.23%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (35.38%) Snort
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 54 (83.08%) Nessus
2 26 (40.00%) Nmap
3 14 (21.54%) EnCase
4 12 (18.46%) Nexpose
5 3 (4.62%) HP Fortify
5 3 (4.62%) WebInspect
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (1.54%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Cisco
1 13 (20.00%) LogRhythm
1 13 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 12 (18.46%) AlienVault
2 12 (18.46%) CyberArk
2 12 (18.46%) Qualys
2 12 (18.46%) Rapid7
2 12 (18.46%) Sophos
2 12 (18.46%) Symantec
3 10 (15.38%) Sourcefire
4 6 (9.23%) Codenomicon
5 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Juniper
6 1 (1.54%) Nokia
6 1 (1.54%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) Veracode
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