Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1080 1084 1193
Rank change year-on-year +4 +109 +84
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 102 141 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.074% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 75 101 77
UK median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +62.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,000 £28,400
90th Percentile £75,750 £110,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £65,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -26.92% +73.33% +33.93%

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 36702 35642 37921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.32% 18.74% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29857 30770 32040
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 10 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 22 November 2017. 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 -21 96 £50,000 -23.08% 7
London -6 51 £63,750 -1.92% 4
UK excluding London +2 41 £47,500 -26.92% 3
South East -3 17 £47,500 -34.48% 2
Midlands +35 10 £37,500 -6.25%
West Midlands +8 10 £37,500 -6.25%
North of England -4 10 £49,000 -6.67% 1
North West -13 10 £49,000 +12.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £51,250 -
Wales - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 77 (75.49%) Nessus
2 64 (62.75%) Penetration Testing
3 56 (54.90%) Information Security
4 48 (47.06%) Firewall
5 43 (42.16%) Kali Linux
6 39 (38.24%) CISSP
7 38 (37.25%) Finance
8 37 (36.27%) Cybersecurity
9 35 (34.31%) Burp Suite
10 34 (33.33%) Nmap
11 33 (32.35%) CREST Certified
12 32 (31.37%) Linux
12 32 (31.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 31 (30.39%) OSCP
14 30 (29.41%) Network Security
14 30 (29.41%) Windows
15 28 (27.45%) Unix
15 28 (27.45%) SIEM
15 28 (27.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 27 (26.47%) OWASP
17 26 (25.49%) CEH
18 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
19 24 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 24 (23.53%) Python
20 23 (22.55%) Degree
20 23 (22.55%) Social Engineering
21 22 (21.57%) Microsoft
22 21 (20.59%) Open Source
23 20 (19.61%) CISM
24 19 (18.63%) SC Cleared

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 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.78%) Cloudflare
2 9 (8.82%) SaaS
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.98%) IaaS
4 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (47.06%) Firewall
2 30 (29.41%) Network Security
3 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 17 (16.67%) Wireless
4 13 (12.75%) Wireshark
5 9 (8.82%) SSL
6 8 (7.84%) Internet
6 8 (7.84%) WAN
7 7 (6.86%) LAN
7 7 (6.86%) VoIP
8 6 (5.88%) DHCP
8 6 (5.88%) DNS
9 5 (4.90%) IPsec
9 5 (4.90%) VPN
10 4 (3.92%) BGP
10 4 (3.92%) EIGRP
10 4 (3.92%) OSPF
11 3 (2.94%) Broadband
12 2 (1.96%) HTTP
12 2 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) Big Data
1 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (34.31%) Burp Suite
2 8 (7.84%) AppScan
3 5 (4.90%) Paros
4 4 (3.92%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (1.96%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.98%) GDB
6 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.98%) OllyDbg
6 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.98%) WinDbg
General
1 38 (37.25%) Finance
2 13 (12.75%) Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.90%) Law
5 3 (2.94%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.94%) Automotive
5 3 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.98%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Consultant
2 25 (24.51%) Analyst
3 24 (23.53%) Security Consultant
4 22 (21.57%) Penetration Tester
4 22 (21.57%) Tester
5 19 (18.63%) Security Analyst
6 13 (12.75%) Security Officer
7 10 (9.80%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (8.82%) Network Analyst
8 9 (8.82%) Network Engineer
8 9 (8.82%) Sourcefire Consultant
9 7 (6.86%) Information Officer
9 7 (6.86%) Information Security Officer
9 7 (6.86%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 6 (5.88%) IT Security Officer
10 6 (5.88%) Security Manager
11 5 (4.90%) Security Penetration Tester
11 5 (4.90%) Security Tester
11 5 (4.90%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) Web Services
2 4 (3.92%) HTML
3 3 (2.94%) .NET
4 2 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.96%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.98%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.98%) Ajax
5 1 (0.98%) JSON
5 1 (0.98%) OAuth
5 1 (0.98%) OpenID
5 1 (0.98%) POSIX
5 1 (0.98%) REST
5 1 (0.98%) SOAP
5 1 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 15 (14.71%) Mobile App
3 11 (10.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (8.82%) Fintech
5 8 (7.84%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
6 7 (6.86%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (4.90%) Driving Licence
9 4 (3.92%) iPad
9 4 (3.92%) PKI
10 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (2.94%) Life Science
11 2 (1.96%) BYOD
11 2 (1.96%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.98%) SCADA
12 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (42.16%) Kali Linux
2 32 (31.37%) Linux
3 30 (29.41%) Windows
4 28 (27.45%) Unix
5 5 (4.90%) Android
5 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.94%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.96%) KNOPPIX
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (62.75%) Penetration Testing
2 56 (54.90%) Information Security
3 37 (36.27%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (27.45%) SIEM
4 28 (27.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 27 (26.47%) OWASP
6 24 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 23 (22.55%) Social Engineering
8 21 (20.59%) Open Source
9 15 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (13.73%) Incident Management
10 14 (13.73%) Mentoring
11 13 (12.75%) Security Testing
12 11 (10.78%) DDoS Mitigation
12 11 (10.78%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (10.78%) Reverse Engineering
13 10 (9.80%) Ethical Hacking
14 9 (8.82%) Secure Coding
14 9 (8.82%) Threat Detection
15 8 (7.84%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.53%) Python
2 17 (16.67%) Ruby
3 16 (15.69%) C
4 15 (14.71%) C++
5 14 (13.73%) Java
6 10 (9.80%) Perl
7 8 (7.84%) PowerShell
7 8 (7.84%) SQL
8 7 (6.86%) C#
9 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.96%) VB
12 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (38.24%) CISSP
2 33 (32.35%) CREST Certified
3 31 (30.39%) OSCP
4 26 (25.49%) CEH
5 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
6 23 (22.55%) Degree
7 20 (19.61%) CISM
8 19 (18.63%) SC Cleared
9 16 (15.69%) CCNA
9 16 (15.69%) CISA
9 16 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (13.73%) GPEN
11 11 (10.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (10.78%) GIAC
11 11 (10.78%) OSCE
12 10 (9.80%) CCNP
12 10 (9.80%) SANS
13 8 (7.84%) CHECK Team Leader
13 8 (7.84%) Cyber Scheme
13 8 (7.84%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (31.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (15.69%) PCI DSS
3 12 (11.76%) GDPR
4 7 (6.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (4.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.98%) IASME
7 1 (0.98%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 18 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 18 (17.65%) Snort
2 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.96%) KVM
3 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 77 (75.49%) Nessus
2 34 (33.33%) Nmap
3 12 (11.76%) Core Impact
4 8 (7.84%) Nexpose
5 6 (5.88%) EnCase
5 6 (5.88%) Suricata
6 5 (4.90%) HP Fortify
6 5 (4.90%) WebInspect
7 3 (2.94%) QRadar
8 2 (1.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.96%) OpenVAS
8 2 (1.96%) SCCM
8 2 (1.96%) SCOM
9 1 (0.98%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.98%) Cuckoo Sandbox
9 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.67%) Cisco
3 16 (15.69%) Palo Alto
4 12 (11.76%) Radware
5 9 (8.82%) Juniper
5 9 (8.82%) Sourcefire
6 8 (7.84%) Rapid7
7 7 (6.86%) Qualys
8 6 (5.88%) AlienVault
8 6 (5.88%) Citrix
8 6 (5.88%) CyberArk
8 6 (5.88%) LogRhythm
8 6 (5.88%) Sophos
8 6 (5.88%) Symantec
9 5 (4.90%) Acunetix
10 3 (2.94%) Codenomicon
10 3 (2.94%) Splunk
11 2 (1.96%) Tripwire
11 2 (1.96%) Trustwave
11 2 (1.96%) VMware