Period
to 8 May 2021

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 6 months to 8 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 840 887 1060
Rank change year-on-year +47 +173 +85
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 36 63 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.063% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 34
10th Percentile " £36,250 £34,350
25th Percentile £40,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.46% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £87,500 £64,375
90th Percentile £67,500 £95,000 £96,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26% -9.52%

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17,618 19,531 28,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.89% 19.50% 19.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13,528 15,571 23,080
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,750 £32,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Metasploit over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 11 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 6 months to 8 May 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
England +60 35 £51,250 -1.44% 1
UK excluding London +35 24 £46,250 -7.50% 1
London +69 11 £60,000 -29.41%
South East +60 8 £52,500 -16.00%
Work from Home - 6 £52,500 - 1
East of England - 6 £41,000 -
South West -24 4 £48,750 +30.00% 1
North of England +2 3 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire -3 3 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands -7 3 £50,000 -
Midlands -14 3 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 May 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 with a requirement for Metasploit.

1 27 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (66.67%) Nessus
2 24 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 22 (61.11%) Python
4 16 (44.44%) Information Security
5 15 (41.67%) Firewall
5 15 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 15 (41.67%) AWS
5 15 (41.67%) Burp Suite
6 14 (38.89%) Kali Linux
7 13 (36.11%) Nmap
7 13 (36.11%) SIEM
8 12 (33.33%) LogRhythm
8 12 (33.33%) Splunk
8 12 (33.33%) Qualys
8 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 11 (30.56%) Cisco
9 11 (30.56%) OSCP
10 10 (27.78%) Azure
10 10 (27.78%) Web Services
10 10 (27.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (25.00%) Palo Alto
11 9 (25.00%) QRadar
11 9 (25.00%) Linux
11 9 (25.00%) C++
11 9 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 9 (25.00%) CEH
11 9 (25.00%) Finance
11 9 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.89%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 15 (41.67%) AWS
2 10 (27.78%) Azure
3 6 (16.67%) Azure Sentinel
3 6 (16.67%) GCP
3 6 (16.67%) OpenDNS
4 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (13.89%) Amazon EKS
4 5 (13.89%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
4 5 (13.89%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (13.89%) Serverless
4 5 (13.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) Firewall
2 9 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (22.22%) Wireshark
4 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
4 5 (13.89%) Wireless
5 3 (8.33%) Sourcefire
6 2 (5.56%) 802.11
6 2 (5.56%) HTTP
6 2 (5.56%) SNMP
6 2 (5.56%) VPN
7 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Burp Suite
2 5 (13.89%) GitLab
2 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) sqlmap
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 5 (13.89%) Electronics
3 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
3 5 (13.89%) Marketing
3 5 (13.89%) Social Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Security Analyst
4 9 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
4 9 (25.00%) Tester
5 6 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) DevSecOps Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
9 1 (2.78%) SIEM Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (13.89%) OAuth
2 5 (13.89%) OpenID
2 5 (13.89%) SAML
3 3 (8.33%) JSON
3 3 (8.33%) Regular Expression
3 3 (8.33%) REST
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.78%) Ajax
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (13.89%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) SCADA
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Kali Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Windows
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.56%) Android
5 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 24 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (66.67%) Security Operations
3 16 (44.44%) Information Security
4 13 (36.11%) SIEM
5 10 (27.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
6 8 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
6 8 (22.22%) Threat Intelligence
6 8 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
7 7 (19.44%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL
8 6 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
8 6 (16.67%) Open Source
8 6 (16.67%) Security Management
8 6 (16.67%) Use Case
9 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (13.89%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Python
2 15 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 9 (25.00%) C++
4 8 (22.22%) Ruby
5 7 (19.44%) C#
6 6 (16.67%) C
6 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 6 (16.67%) VB
7 4 (11.11%) Perl
8 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.56%) Lua
9 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) OSCP
2 9 (25.00%) CEH
3 7 (19.44%) Degree
4 6 (16.67%) GIAC
5 5 (13.89%) CCSA
5 5 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (13.89%) EC-Council LPT
5 5 (13.89%) ECSA
6 4 (11.11%) GCFA
6 4 (11.11%) GCFE
6 4 (11.11%) GCIH
6 4 (11.11%) GREM
7 3 (8.33%) CISSP
7 3 (8.33%) CREST Certified
7 3 (8.33%) SANS
8 2 (5.56%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (5.56%) GPEN
8 2 (5.56%) GXPN
9 1 (2.78%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (2.78%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) SOC 1
2 2 (5.56%) SOC 3
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Snort
2 6 (16.67%) Squid
3 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (66.67%) Nessus
2 13 (36.11%) Nmap
3 9 (25.00%) QRadar
4 8 (22.22%) Nexpose
5 6 (16.67%) Suricata
6 5 (13.89%) Terraform
7 4 (11.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (11.11%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) LogRhythm
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 12 (33.33%) Qualys
1 12 (33.33%) Splunk
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco
3 9 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 6 (16.67%) Carbon Black
4 6 (16.67%) CrowdStrike
4 6 (16.67%) FireEye
4 6 (16.67%) Forcepoint
4 6 (16.67%) Google
4 6 (16.67%) Symantec
4 6 (16.67%) Zscaler
5 5 (13.89%) SAP
6 3 (8.33%) McAfee
6 3 (8.33%) Trustwave
7 1 (2.78%) Atlassian