Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1118 1126 1133
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7 +119
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 59 61 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.036% 0.081%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.18% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 46 48 135
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -4.00% +47.06%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £79,125 £80,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £50,550
% change year-on-year +31.25% -20.87% +18.94%

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 36,056 33,710 35,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.73% 19.94% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 29,279 28,280 30,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 -7 59 £57,500 -4.17% 12
London +9 34 £55,000 -21.43% 10
UK excluding London -19 21 £52,500 +31.25% 3
East of England +4 11 £52,500 -4.55%
South East -34 5 - - 1
South West -23 3 - - 1
West Midlands +4 1 - -
Midlands -1 1 - -
North of England -9 1 - -
North West -16 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 38 (64.41%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (62.71%) Nessus
3 34 (57.63%) Kali Linux
4 25 (42.37%) Burp Suite
4 25 (42.37%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (42.37%) CEH
5 24 (40.68%) CREST Certified
6 22 (37.29%) Finance
7 21 (35.59%) Nmap
7 21 (35.59%) OSCP
8 20 (33.90%) SIEM
9 19 (32.20%) Firewall
9 19 (32.20%) CISSP
10 18 (30.51%) CISA
10 18 (30.51%) Linux
10 18 (30.51%) Vulnerability Management
11 17 (28.81%) Information Security
12 16 (27.12%) Ethical Hacking
13 15 (25.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 15 (25.42%) Python
13 15 (25.42%) Fintech
14 12 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (20.34%) CCNA
14 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 12 (20.34%) Cryptography
15 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (18.64%) Incident Management
15 11 (18.64%) Qualys
15 11 (18.64%) SSCP
15 11 (18.64%) Threat Modelling

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 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) IaaS
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.69%) PaaS
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) Firewall
2 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.08%) Wireless
4 2 (3.39%) SSL
4 2 (3.39%) WAN
5 1 (1.69%) Broadband
5 1 (1.69%) DHCP
5 1 (1.69%) DNS
5 1 (1.69%) FTP
5 1 (1.69%) HTTP
5 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.69%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.69%) LAN
5 1 (1.69%) MPLS
5 1 (1.69%) SMTP
5 1 (1.69%) SNMP
5 1 (1.69%) SSH
5 1 (1.69%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Big Data
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (42.37%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.69%) GDB
2 1 (1.69%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (1.69%) Paros
2 1 (1.69%) sqlmap
General
1 22 (37.29%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.39%) Law
3 2 (3.39%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Consultant
2 15 (25.42%) Security Consultant
3 14 (23.73%) Analyst
4 13 (22.03%) Security Analyst
5 12 (20.34%) Security Specialist
6 9 (15.25%) Security Engineer
6 9 (15.25%) Senior Consultant
7 8 (13.56%) Penetration Tester
7 8 (13.56%) Tester
8 5 (8.47%) Senior Security Consultant
9 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 4 (6.78%) IT Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Tester
10 3 (5.08%) Forensic Consultant
10 3 (5.08%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
11 2 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 2 (3.39%) Senior IT Consultant
11 2 (3.39%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) J2EE
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
3 1 (1.69%) OAuth
3 1 (1.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Fintech
2 8 (13.56%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Cyberattack
3 4 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.08%) iPhone
4 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (57.63%) Kali Linux
2 18 (30.51%) Linux
3 10 (16.95%) Windows
4 7 (11.86%) Unix
5 2 (3.39%) Android
5 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (42.37%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (33.90%) SIEM
4 18 (30.51%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (28.81%) Information Security
6 16 (27.12%) Ethical Hacking
7 15 (25.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (20.34%) Cryptography
9 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (18.64%) Incident Management
9 11 (18.64%) Threat Modelling
10 10 (16.95%) SDLC
10 10 (16.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (13.56%) Compliance Audit
11 8 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (13.56%) Data Protection
11 8 (13.56%) E-Commerce
11 8 (13.56%) GAP Analysis
12 7 (11.86%) Security Operations
12 7 (11.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) Python
2 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
2 5 (8.47%) Perl
2 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.78%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) C++
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) Ruby
5 2 (3.39%) C#
5 2 (3.39%) Go
5 2 (3.39%) PHP
5 2 (3.39%) SQL
6 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) CEH
2 24 (40.68%) CREST Certified
3 21 (35.59%) OSCP
4 19 (32.20%) CISSP
5 18 (30.51%) CISA
6 12 (20.34%) CCNA
6 12 (20.34%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (18.64%) SSCP
8 8 (13.56%) CCSP
9 7 (11.86%) CISM
10 5 (8.47%) GIAC
10 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
11 4 (6.78%) CCNP
11 4 (6.78%) CHECK Team Member
12 3 (5.08%) CHFI
12 3 (5.08%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (5.08%) SANS
13 2 (3.39%) CSSLP
13 2 (3.39%) Degree
13 2 (3.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (13.56%) GDPR
3 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.78%) Snort
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (62.71%) Nessus
2 21 (35.59%) Nmap
3 8 (13.56%) Core Impact
4 2 (3.39%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.69%) CASB
5 1 (1.69%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Netsparker
1 11 (18.64%) Qualys
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) Splunk
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix
5 2 (3.39%) Apple
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco
5 2 (3.39%) Darktrace
5 2 (3.39%) Zscaler
6 1 (1.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.69%) Codenomicon
6 1 (1.69%) Juniper
6 1 (1.69%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.69%) VMware