Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 738 948 1066
Rank change year-on-year +210 +118 +36
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 30 84 68
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.067% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.35% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 22 70 46
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +12.24%
10th Percentile £40,700 £45,000 £39,375
90th Percentile £65,000 £113,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% -13.33% +26.32%

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 13,148 24,320 30,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.68% 19.34% 19.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,853 19,315 24,291
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,428 £33,000 £32,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
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 24 January 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 24 January 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
UK excluding London +226 26 £52,500 +0.96% 2
England +209 23 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South East +152 8 £52,500 -4.55%
Midlands +84 7 £50,000 -
Scotland - 7 £65,000 -
East Midlands +66 6 - -
London +158 4 £50,000 -37.50%
Work from Home -56 4 £51,250 -51.76% 2
South West +67 2 £42,000 +12.00%
East of England - 2 £36,000 -
West Midlands +76 1 £50,000 -1.96%

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 20 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 16 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (46.67%) Nessus
5 12 (40.00%) OAuth
5 12 (40.00%) Linux
5 12 (40.00%) SAML
5 12 (40.00%) AWS
5 12 (40.00%) OpenID
5 12 (40.00%) SIEM
6 11 (36.67%) Security Operations
6 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
6 11 (36.67%) Python
7 9 (30.00%) ITIL
7 9 (30.00%) Firewall
7 9 (30.00%) Nexpose
7 9 (30.00%) Mobile App
8 8 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (26.67%) Information Security
9 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
9 7 (23.33%) Nmap
9 7 (23.33%) WebScarab
9 7 (23.33%) Google
9 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (23.33%) Web Development
9 7 (23.33%) Cisco
9 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (23.33%) CTI
9 7 (23.33%) SQL

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 (16.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) AWS
2 7 (23.33%) Azure
2 7 (23.33%) GCP
2 7 (23.33%) IaaS
2 7 (23.33%) Office 365
2 7 (23.33%) SaaS
3 5 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (16.67%) Amazon EKS
3 5 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 5 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (16.67%) Serverless
3 5 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
2 9 (30.00%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) CTI
3 7 (23.33%) LAN
3 7 (23.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 7 (23.33%) WAN
4 6 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (13.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Burp Suite
1 7 (23.33%) WebScarab
2 5 (16.67%) GitLab
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) sqlmap
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (16.67%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Junior
4 5 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Junior Security Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) SIEM Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) OAuth
1 12 (40.00%) OpenID
1 12 (40.00%) SAML
2 7 (23.33%) OAuth2
3 5 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (13.33%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) Ajax
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) REST
5 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (23.33%) Cloud Native
2 7 (23.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Kali Linux
3 6 (20.00%) Unix
4 5 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.33%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 16 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (40.00%) SIEM
4 11 (36.67%) Security Operations
5 9 (30.00%) ITIL
6 8 (26.67%) Information Security
6 8 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (23.33%) Coaching
7 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (23.33%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (23.33%) Line Management
7 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
7 7 (23.33%) Server Virtualisation
7 7 (23.33%) Technical Leadership
7 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
7 7 (23.33%) Web Development
8 6 (20.00%) Malware Analysis
9 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 5 (16.67%) DevOps
9 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Python
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) Ruby
4 4 (13.33%) Perl
4 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.00%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) AWS Certification
1 7 (23.33%) CCNA
1 7 (23.33%) CCNP
1 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (23.33%) MCSE
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) CEH
2 6 (20.00%) GIAC
2 6 (20.00%) OSCP
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) GCFA
4 4 (13.33%) GCFE
4 4 (13.33%) GCIH
4 4 (13.33%) GREM
5 2 (6.67%) CISSP
5 2 (6.67%) CREST Certified
5 2 (6.67%) GPEN
6 1 (3.33%) CCSA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (46.67%) Nessus
2 9 (30.00%) Nexpose
3 7 (23.33%) Core Impact
3 7 (23.33%) Kubernetes
3 7 (23.33%) Nmap
4 5 (16.67%) Terraform
5 4 (13.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (13.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (6.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) Google
3 5 (16.67%) Qualys
4 2 (6.67%) LogRhythm
4 2 (6.67%) Splunk
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint