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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 867 960
Rank change year-on-year +32 +93  
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 30 83 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.080% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.44% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 25 71 20
Median salary £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +30.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -34.78% +35.29%  

Metasploit is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17568 18824 18060
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.42% 18.14% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 14739 16171 15140
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Metasploit as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 20 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 29 £55,000 -15.38% 4
London +42 10 £69,500 -0.71% 2
South East +49 9 £40,000 -37.25% 1
Oxfordshire +2 5 £35,000 -50.00% 1
City of London - 4 £68,250 -
West Midlands +27 3 £37,500 -44.44% 1
Birmingham +19 3 £37,500 -44.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £45,000 -
North West -18 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Gloucestershire - 3 £37,500 -
South West - 3 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 3 £37,500 -
Manchester - 3 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes +3 2 - -
Berkshire +30 1 £62,500 +47.05%
East of England +21 1 £55,000 +10.11%
Reading +19 1 £62,500 +47.05%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £55,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £55,000 -
Aylesbury - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 33 (68.75%) Nessus
2 29 (60.42%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (45.83%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 19 (39.58%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (37.50%) C++
7 17 (35.42%) Linux
7 17 (35.42%) CEH
7 17 (35.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 16 (33.33%) Java
8 16 (33.33%) Finance
9 15 (31.25%) Python
9 15 (31.25%) Windows
10 14 (29.17%) Nmap
10 14 (29.17%) Information Security
10 14 (29.17%) Network Security
10 14 (29.17%) CREST Certified
11 13 (27.08%) CISSP
12 12 (25.00%) C
12 12 (25.00%) GIAC
12 12 (25.00%) Kali Linux
13 11 (22.92%) Burp Suite
13 11 (22.92%) DV Cleared
13 11 (22.92%) IDA Disassembler
13 11 (22.92%) Firewall
13 11 (22.92%) Wireless
13 11 (22.92%) Security Testing
13 11 (22.92%) OWASP
13 11 (22.92%) Snort
14 10 (20.83%) Degree

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 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Network Security
2 11 (22.92%) Firewall
2 11 (22.92%) Wireless
3 6 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 4 (8.33%) BGP
4 4 (8.33%) DHCP
4 4 (8.33%) DNS
4 4 (8.33%) EIGRP
4 4 (8.33%) Internet
4 4 (8.33%) IPsec
4 4 (8.33%) OSPF
4 4 (8.33%) SSL
4 4 (8.33%) VPN
4 4 (8.33%) Wireless Security
5 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Burp Suite
1 11 (22.92%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (6.25%) sqlmap
3 1 (2.08%) AppScan
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.33%) Electronics
4 3 (6.25%) Legal
5 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Consultant
1 19 (39.58%) Security Consultant
2 11 (22.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 10 (20.83%) Tester
4 9 (18.75%) Penetration Tester
5 8 (16.67%) Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Security Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Security Consultant
7 6 (12.50%) Sourcefire Consultant
8 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Security Tester
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco Security Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Network Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (8.33%) Security Penetration Tester
10 3 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 4 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (6.25%) CESG
5 3 (6.25%) iPad
6 2 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (2.08%) iPhone
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Linux
2 15 (31.25%) Windows
3 12 (25.00%) Kali Linux
4 8 (16.67%) VxWorks
5 5 (10.42%) Unix
6 3 (6.25%) Android
6 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.17%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.08%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (45.83%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (39.58%) Ethical Hacking
4 17 (35.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 14 (29.17%) Information Security
6 11 (22.92%) OWASP
6 11 (22.92%) Security Testing
7 10 (20.83%) Reverse Engineering
7 10 (20.83%) SIEM
7 10 (20.83%) Social Engineering
8 8 (16.67%) Cryptography
8 8 (16.67%) Open Source
8 8 (16.67%) Source Code Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.58%) Forensic Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (12.50%) Analytics
10 6 (12.50%) Secure Coding
10 6 (12.50%) Threat Detection
11 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) C++
2 16 (33.33%) Java
3 15 (31.25%) Python
4 12 (25.00%) C
5 9 (18.75%) C#
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
6 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
7 4 (8.33%) Perl
8 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 17 (35.42%) CEH
3 14 (29.17%) CREST Certified
4 13 (27.08%) CISSP
5 12 (25.00%) GIAC
6 11 (22.92%) DV Cleared
7 10 (20.83%) Degree
8 8 (16.67%) OSCP
9 7 (14.58%) SANS
9 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
10 6 (12.50%) CISM
11 5 (10.42%) CISA
12 4 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
12 4 (8.33%) Cyber Scheme
12 4 (8.33%) GPEN
12 4 (8.33%) GSEC
12 4 (8.33%) Tigerscheme
13 3 (6.25%) CHECK Team Leader
13 3 (6.25%) CLAS
13 3 (6.25%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.17%) QA
3 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Snort
Systems Management
1 33 (68.75%) Nessus
2 14 (29.17%) Nmap
3 7 (14.58%) EnCase
4 4 (8.33%) Nexpose
5 3 (6.25%) Core Impact
6 2 (4.17%) OpenVAS
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (2.08%) Defensics
7 1 (2.08%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Codenomicon
2 6 (12.50%) Sourcefire
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 5 (10.42%) LogRhythm
3 5 (10.42%) Palo Alto
3 5 (10.42%) Qualys
4 4 (8.33%) AlienVault
4 4 (8.33%) CyberArk
4 4 (8.33%) Rapid7
4 4 (8.33%) Sophos
4 4 (8.33%) Symantec
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.17%) Coverity
6 2 (4.17%) SAP
7 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Juniper
7 1 (2.08%) Nokia
7 1 (2.08%) Veracode
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago