Period
to 16 June 2021

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 16 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 873 788 1050
Rank change year-on-year -85 +262 +56
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 37 47 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.061% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22 31 28
10th Percentile £40,500 £36,250 £33,675
25th Percentile £42,875 £45,000 £37,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.79% -3.33%
75th Percentile £62,813 £63,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £79,250 £88,750 £105,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -13.79% -3.33%

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 18,391 15,051 25,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.38% 19.63% 19.45%
Number of salaries quoted 12,912 12,135 20,713
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Metasploit in England.

Salary trend for Metasploit in England

Metasploit
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Metasploit in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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 16 June 2021. 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 -23 12 £60,000 -33.33% 2
West Midlands -44 7 £82,500 +65.00% 1
Midlands -63 7 £82,500 +65.00% 1
East of England - 6 £41,000 -
South East -16 5 £52,500 -16.00% 1
South West -57 4 £58,750 +56.67%
Yorkshire -39 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North of England -43 3 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Metasploit
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, IT jobs citing Metasploit also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 29 (78.38%) Nessus
1 29 (78.38%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (64.86%) Python
2 24 (64.86%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (59.46%) Kali Linux
3 22 (59.46%) Security Operations
4 21 (56.76%) AWS
5 19 (51.35%) PowerShell
5 19 (51.35%) Burp Suite
6 17 (45.95%) Azure
6 17 (45.95%) Firewall
7 16 (43.24%) Cisco
7 16 (43.24%) Nmap
8 15 (40.54%) Patch Management
8 15 (40.54%) Threat Intelligence
9 14 (37.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
9 14 (37.84%) Information Security
9 14 (37.84%) LogRhythm
9 14 (37.84%) Splunk
10 13 (35.14%) OSCP
10 13 (35.14%) Qualys
11 12 (32.43%) Linux
11 12 (32.43%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (29.73%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
12 11 (29.73%) Palo Alto
12 11 (29.73%) Social Skills
13 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 10 (27.03%) Data Loss Prevention

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 21 (56.76%) AWS
2 17 (45.95%) Azure
3 8 (21.62%) Azure Sentinel
3 8 (21.62%) GCP
3 8 (21.62%) OpenDNS
4 4 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (10.81%) Amazon EKS
4 4 (10.81%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (10.81%) Amazon S3
4 4 (10.81%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (10.81%) Serverless
4 4 (10.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) Firewall
2 11 (29.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (27.03%) Wireshark
4 7 (18.92%) 802.11
4 7 (18.92%) HTTP
4 7 (18.92%) SNMP
4 7 (18.92%) VPN
5 3 (8.11%) Sourcefire
6 2 (5.41%) Wireless
7 1 (2.70%) Network Security
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 19 (51.35%) Burp Suite
2 4 (10.81%) GitLab
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) sqlmap
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 11 (29.73%) Social Skills
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 8 (21.62%) Public Sector
4 7 (18.92%) Electronics
4 7 (18.92%) Manufacturing
4 7 (18.92%) Marketing
4 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Penetration Tester
3 10 (27.03%) Security Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Tester
4 8 (21.62%) Operations Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Security Operations Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Senior Security Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 5 (13.51%) Senior Tester
7 4 (10.81%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Web Services
2 7 (18.92%) 802.1X
3 4 (10.81%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (10.81%) OAuth
3 4 (10.81%) OpenID
3 4 (10.81%) SAML
4 3 (8.11%) Regular Expression
5 2 (5.41%) JSON
5 2 (5.41%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Cyberthreat
2 5 (13.51%) SCADA
3 4 (10.81%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Kali Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (64.86%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (59.46%) Security Operations
4 15 (40.54%) Patch Management
4 15 (40.54%) Threat Intelligence
5 14 (37.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 14 (37.84%) Information Security
6 12 (32.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (27.03%) Data Loss Prevention
7 10 (27.03%) SIEM
7 10 (27.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
8 9 (24.32%) Open Source
9 8 (21.62%) Malware Analysis
9 8 (21.62%) Social Engineering
10 7 (18.92%) Cyber Intelligence
10 7 (18.92%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (18.92%) OSINT
10 7 (18.92%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) Python
2 19 (51.35%) PowerShell
3 9 (24.32%) C++
3 9 (24.32%) Ruby
4 8 (21.62%) C
4 8 (21.62%) C#
4 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) VB
5 7 (18.92%) Bash Shell
5 7 (18.92%) Lua
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) OSCP
2 9 (24.32%) Degree
3 8 (21.62%) CEH
4 6 (16.22%) CREST Certified
4 6 (16.22%) SANS
5 5 (13.51%) CCSA
5 5 (13.51%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (13.51%) EC-Council LPT
5 5 (13.51%) ECSA
5 5 (13.51%) GXPN
6 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (5.41%) CISSP
7 2 (5.41%) GIAC
8 1 (2.70%) CISM
8 1 (2.70%) GCFA
8 1 (2.70%) GCFE
8 1 (2.70%) GCIH
8 1 (2.70%) GPEN
8 1 (2.70%) GREM
8 1 (2.70%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.41%) NIST
3 2 (5.41%) SOC 1
3 2 (5.41%) SOC 3
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Snort
2 8 (21.62%) Squid
3 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (78.38%) Nessus
2 16 (43.24%) Nmap
3 9 (24.32%) Nexpose
3 9 (24.32%) QRadar
4 8 (21.62%) Suricata
5 4 (10.81%) Terraform
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (2.70%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) LogRhythm
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) Splunk
3 13 (35.14%) Qualys
4 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
4 11 (29.73%) Palo Alto
5 8 (21.62%) Blue Coat
5 8 (21.62%) Carbon Black
5 8 (21.62%) CrowdStrike
5 8 (21.62%) FireEye
5 8 (21.62%) Forcepoint
5 8 (21.62%) Google
5 8 (21.62%) Symantec
5 8 (21.62%) Zscaler
6 7 (18.92%) SAP
7 3 (8.11%) McAfee
7 3 (8.11%) Trustwave
8 1 (2.70%) Atlassian