The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 859 947
Rank change year-on-year +30 +88  
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 45 88 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.089% 0.037%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.49% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 37 66 27
Median salary £37,500 £60,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +60.00%  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18627 17887 18702
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.97% 18.14% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15360 15504 15675
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Metasploit
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Metasploit over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 17 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 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
England +16 44 £37,500 -34.78% 4
South East +23 18 £35,000 -40.42% 1
London +23 17 £70,000 +16.66% 2
Oxfordshire +6 14 £35,000 -50.00% 1
West Midlands +22 7 £37,500 -
Birmingham - 6 £37,500 -
Oxford - 5 £47,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
South West +7 1 £37,500 -6.25%
North West -46 1 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Aylesbury - 1 £45,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £37,500 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -

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 with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 54 (81.82%) Nessus
2 38 (57.58%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (54.55%) CEH
4 33 (50.00%) Network Security
5 29 (43.94%) Information Security
6 27 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
6 27 (40.91%) Security Cleared
7 26 (39.39%) Nmap
8 25 (37.88%) Linux
9 24 (36.36%) Kali Linux
9 24 (36.36%) CREST Certified
10 23 (34.85%) Firewall
10 23 (34.85%) Snort
11 22 (33.33%) Degree
11 22 (33.33%) Computer Science
11 22 (33.33%) OWASP
12 21 (31.82%) CISSP
13 20 (30.30%) Wireless
13 20 (30.30%) Security Testing
13 20 (30.30%) OSCP
13 20 (30.30%) Social Engineering
14 19 (28.79%) Mobile App
14 19 (28.79%) SIEM
14 19 (28.79%) Ethical Hacking
15 18 (27.27%) SC Cleared
15 18 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 18 (27.27%) GIAC
16 17 (25.76%) Open Source
17 16 (24.24%) Analytics
17 16 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001

Metasploit
Co-occurring 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 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) GitHub
2 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (50.00%) Network Security
2 23 (34.85%) Firewall
3 20 (30.30%) Wireless
4 15 (22.73%) Internet
5 13 (19.70%) DNS
6 12 (18.18%) BGP
6 12 (18.18%) DHCP
6 12 (18.18%) SSL
7 11 (16.67%) EIGRP
7 11 (16.67%) IPsec
7 11 (16.67%) OSPF
7 11 (16.67%) VPN
8 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.58%) Wireless Security
8 5 (7.58%) Wireshark
9 3 (4.55%) VoIP
10 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.52%) HTTP
10 1 (1.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Burp Suite
2 8 (12.12%) IDA Disassembler
3 4 (6.06%) AppScan
4 3 (4.55%) Paros
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.55%) Electronics
5 2 (3.03%) Automotive
5 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.52%) Law
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Consultant
1 29 (43.94%) Security Consultant
2 18 (27.27%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 15 (22.73%) Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) Security Analyst
4 12 (18.18%) Penetration Tester
4 12 (18.18%) Tester
5 11 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
6 10 (15.15%) Sourcefire Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Junior
8 3 (4.55%) Risk Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
2 2 (3.03%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 19 (28.79%) Mobile App
3 13 (19.70%) Driving Licence
4 6 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (6.06%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (4.55%) Life Science
7 2 (3.03%) CESG
8 1 (1.52%) Blog
8 1 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.52%) iPad
8 1 (1.52%) iPhone
8 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Linux
2 24 (36.36%) Kali Linux
3 15 (22.73%) Windows
4 6 (9.09%) VxWorks
5 5 (7.58%) Android
5 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.06%) Unix
7 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.52%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (1.52%) OpenWrt
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (43.94%) Information Security
3 27 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (33.33%) OWASP
5 20 (30.30%) Security Testing
5 20 (30.30%) Social Engineering
6 19 (28.79%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (28.79%) SIEM
7 18 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 17 (25.76%) Open Source
9 16 (24.24%) Analytics
10 15 (22.73%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (21.21%) Forensic Analysis
12 11 (16.67%) Network Management
12 11 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
13 10 (15.15%) Threat Detection
14 7 (10.61%) Security Architecture
14 7 (10.61%) Security Operations
14 7 (10.61%) Validation
15 6 (9.09%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) Python
2 14 (21.21%) PowerShell
3 13 (19.70%) C++
4 12 (18.18%) Java
5 11 (16.67%) C
6 9 (13.64%) SQL
7 6 (9.09%) Perl
8 5 (7.58%) C#
9 3 (4.55%) Ruby
10 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (54.55%) CEH
2 27 (40.91%) Security Cleared
3 24 (36.36%) CREST Certified
4 22 (33.33%) Degree
5 21 (31.82%) CISSP
6 20 (30.30%) OSCP
7 18 (27.27%) GIAC
7 18 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 15 (22.73%) CHECK Team Member
8 15 (22.73%) Cyber Scheme
9 13 (19.70%) Tigerscheme
10 12 (18.18%) GSEC
11 10 (15.15%) CISM
12 9 (13.64%) CLAS
13 8 (12.12%) CISA
13 8 (12.12%) DV Cleared
14 6 (9.09%) GPEN
14 6 (9.09%) SANS
15 4 (6.06%) CHECK Team Leader
16 3 (4.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (19.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (19.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (34.85%) Snort
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 54 (81.82%) Nessus
2 26 (39.39%) Nmap
3 14 (21.21%) EnCase
4 12 (18.18%) Nexpose
5 3 (4.55%) HP Fortify
5 3 (4.55%) WebInspect
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (1.52%) Core Impact
6 1 (1.52%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) Cisco
1 13 (19.70%) LogRhythm
1 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
2 12 (18.18%) AlienVault
2 12 (18.18%) CyberArk
2 12 (18.18%) Qualys
2 12 (18.18%) Rapid7
2 12 (18.18%) Sophos
2 12 (18.18%) Symantec
3 10 (15.15%) Sourcefire
4 6 (9.09%) Codenomicon
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) Juniper
6 1 (1.52%) Nokia
6 1 (1.52%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Veracode
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