Rapid7 Metasploit
UK

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 3 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
3 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 787 996 1140
Rank change year-on-year +209 +144 -308
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 49 36 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.032% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 0.21% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 43 17 25
10th Percentile £50,250 £44,250 £46,250
25th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £53,400
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £85,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.77% +30.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £96,000 £81,000
90th Percentile - £98,000 £113,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +21.05% - -5.00%

All Development Application Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8,571 17,535 29,441
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.55% 15.72% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6,446 10,572 15,866
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,057 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £45,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.79% +6.67% +5.00%

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 3 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 8 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 3 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +213 46 £75,000 -11.76% 11
London +203 41 £75,000 -11.76% 8
Work from Home +133 16 £65,000 -27.78% 6
UK excluding London +101 8 £57,500 +21.05% 3
South West - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £57,500 -
North of England +111 1 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North West - 1 £50,000 - 1

Metasploit
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (57.14%) Network Security
2 9 (18.37%) Wireshark
3 7 (14.29%) Wireless
4 4 (8.16%) Firewall
4 4 (8.16%) Internet
4 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.16%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 46 (93.88%) Burp Suite
2 4 (8.16%) sqlmap
3 2 (4.08%) AppScan
General
1 31 (63.27%) Social Skills
2 28 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Presentation Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.04%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (87.76%) Penetration Tester
1 43 (87.76%) Tester
2 7 (14.29%) Senior
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Threat Hunter
4 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Security Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Testing Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.08%) IoT
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Security Posture
4 1 (2.04%) Operational Technology
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Kali Linux
2 29 (59.18%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
4 4 (8.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (85.71%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (75.51%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (75.51%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (75.51%) Red Team
3 36 (73.47%) Information Security
4 32 (65.31%) Application Security
4 32 (65.31%) Malware Analysis
4 32 (65.31%) Reverse Engineering
5 30 (61.22%) Computer Science
5 30 (61.22%) Critical Thinking
5 30 (61.22%) Security Testing
6 29 (59.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (18.37%) OWASP
8 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (10.20%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (10.20%) MITRE ATT&CK
9 5 (10.20%) Visualisation
9 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Remediation
10 4 (8.16%) Incident Response
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) Python
2 4 (8.16%) Bash
2 4 (8.16%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (65.31%) Degree
2 30 (61.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (24.49%) OSCP
4 7 (14.29%) CREST Certified
5 5 (10.20%) GPEN
6 4 (8.16%) CHECK Team Member
7 3 (6.12%) CEH
7 3 (6.12%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (6.12%) GIAC
8 2 (4.08%) CGEIT
8 2 (4.08%) CISA
8 2 (4.08%) CISM
8 2 (4.08%) CISSP
8 2 (4.08%) CRISC
8 2 (4.08%) Master's Degree
8 2 (4.08%) OSCE
8 2 (4.08%) SSCP
9 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (32.65%) Nmap
2 12 (24.49%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Qualys
2 2 (4.08%) Trustwave