The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 235 250
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 1 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.019% 0.057% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.077% 0.30% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £62,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -40.00% +66.66%  

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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1305 1004 1149
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.54% 19.17% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1100 876 975
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Metasploit
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Metasploit in the South West

Metasploit
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Metasploit within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
Metasploit
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 6 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 4 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (66.67%) CEH
2 4 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Electronics
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) EnCE
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) GPEN
4 2 (33.33%) OSCP
4 2 (33.33%) Social Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) SANS

Metasploit
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Graduate
2 1 (16.67%) Research Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) CESG
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Kali Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 4 (66.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 4 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Social Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
5 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CEH
1 4 (66.67%) CREST Certified
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) CHECK Team Leader
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) EC-Council LPT
3 2 (33.33%) ECSA
3 2 (33.33%) EnCE
3 2 (33.33%) GCFA
3 2 (33.33%) GIAC
3 2 (33.33%) GPEN
3 2 (33.33%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (33.33%) OSCP
3 2 (33.33%) SANS
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) EnCase
1 2 (33.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP