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

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 840 937
Rank change year-on-year -6 +97  
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 44 92 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.093% 0.041%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.52% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 36 68 30
Median salary £38,750 £62,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.00% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £62,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -40.00% +66.66%  

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 18661 17814 18380
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.93% 18.09% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15369 15448 15425
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 19 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 June 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 +5 43 £38,750 -32.60% 3
South East +23 18 £35,000 -42.85% 1
London +23 16 £70,000 +14.28% 2
Oxfordshire +2 14 £35,000 -50.00% 1
West Midlands +11 6 £37,500 -
Birmingham - 5 £37,500 -
Oxford - 5 £47,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
North West -44 2 £42,750 -5.00%
South West -6 1 £37,500 -6.25%
Warrington -19 1 £48,000 +6.66%
Cheshire -34 1 £48,000 +6.66%
Staffordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £37,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £37,500 -
Manchester - 1 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £37,500 -
Aylesbury - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 54 (80.60%) Nessus
2 38 (56.72%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (53.73%) CEH
4 33 (49.25%) Network Security
5 29 (43.28%) Information Security
6 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
7 27 (40.30%) Penetration Testing
8 26 (38.81%) Nmap
9 25 (37.31%) Linux
10 24 (35.82%) Firewall
10 24 (35.82%) Kali Linux
10 24 (35.82%) CREST Certified
11 23 (34.33%) Snort
12 22 (32.84%) OWASP
12 22 (32.84%) Degree
12 22 (32.84%) Computer Science
13 21 (31.34%) CISSP
14 20 (29.85%) Wireless
14 20 (29.85%) Security Testing
14 20 (29.85%) OSCP
14 20 (29.85%) Social Engineering
15 19 (28.36%) SIEM
15 19 (28.36%) Mobile App
15 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
15 19 (28.36%) Ethical Hacking
16 18 (26.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 18 (26.87%) GIAC
16 18 (26.87%) Open Source
17 16 (23.88%) Analytics
17 16 (23.88%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) SaaS
2 1 (1.49%) GitHub
2 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (49.25%) Network Security
2 24 (35.82%) Firewall
3 20 (29.85%) Wireless
4 15 (22.39%) Internet
5 13 (19.40%) DNS
6 12 (17.91%) BGP
6 12 (17.91%) DHCP
6 12 (17.91%) SSL
7 11 (16.42%) EIGRP
7 11 (16.42%) IPsec
7 11 (16.42%) OSPF
7 11 (16.42%) VPN
8 6 (8.96%) Wireshark
9 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.46%) Wireless Security
10 3 (4.48%) VoIP
11 1 (1.49%) HTTP
11 1 (1.49%) LAN
11 1 (1.49%) SSH
11 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Big Data
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Burp Suite
2 8 (11.94%) IDA Disassembler
3 4 (5.97%) AppScan
4 3 (4.48%) Paros
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.48%) Electronics
5 2 (2.99%) Automotive
5 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Consultant
1 29 (43.28%) Security Consultant
2 18 (26.87%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 16 (23.88%) Analyst
4 15 (22.39%) Security Analyst
5 12 (17.91%) Network Analyst
5 12 (17.91%) Penetration Tester
5 12 (17.91%) Tester
6 11 (16.42%) Cisco Analyst
6 11 (16.42%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 11 (16.42%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 11 (16.42%) Network Security Analyst
7 10 (14.93%) Sourcefire Consultant
8 6 (8.96%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (8.96%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (8.96%) Senior Security Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (4.48%) Risk Manager
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) Web Services
2 2 (2.99%) HTML
2 2 (2.99%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) Computer Science
2 19 (28.36%) Mobile App
3 13 (19.40%) Driving Licence
4 6 (8.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (5.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.48%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (4.48%) Life Science
7 2 (2.99%) CESG
8 1 (1.49%) Blog
8 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.49%) iPad
8 1 (1.49%) iPhone
8 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.49%) PKI
8 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Linux
2 24 (35.82%) Kali Linux
3 15 (22.39%) Windows
4 6 (8.96%) VxWorks
5 5 (7.46%) Android
5 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.97%) Unix
7 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.49%) KNOPPIX
8 1 (1.49%) OpenWrt
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (43.28%) Information Security
3 27 (40.30%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (32.84%) OWASP
5 20 (29.85%) Security Testing
5 20 (29.85%) Social Engineering
6 19 (28.36%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (28.36%) SIEM
7 18 (26.87%) Open Source
7 18 (26.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 16 (23.88%) Analytics
9 15 (22.39%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (20.90%) Forensic Analysis
11 11 (16.42%) Network Management
11 11 (16.42%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (14.93%) Threat Detection
13 7 (10.45%) Security Architecture
13 7 (10.45%) Security Operations
13 7 (10.45%) Validation
14 6 (8.96%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) Python
2 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
3 13 (19.40%) C++
4 12 (17.91%) Java
5 11 (16.42%) C
6 9 (13.43%) SQL
7 6 (8.96%) Perl
8 5 (7.46%) C#
9 3 (4.48%) Ruby
10 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) CEH
2 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
3 24 (35.82%) CREST Certified
4 22 (32.84%) Degree
5 21 (31.34%) CISSP
6 20 (29.85%) OSCP
7 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
8 18 (26.87%) GIAC
9 15 (22.39%) CHECK Team Member
9 15 (22.39%) Cyber Scheme
10 13 (19.40%) Tigerscheme
11 12 (17.91%) GSEC
12 10 (14.93%) CISM
13 9 (13.43%) CLAS
14 8 (11.94%) CISA
14 8 (11.94%) DV Cleared
15 6 (8.96%) GPEN
15 6 (8.96%) SANS
16 4 (5.97%) CHECK Team Leader
16 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (19.40%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (19.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (8.96%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (34.33%) Snort
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 54 (80.60%) Nessus
2 26 (38.81%) Nmap
3 14 (20.90%) EnCase
4 12 (17.91%) Nexpose
5 3 (4.48%) HP Fortify
5 3 (4.48%) WebInspect
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (1.49%) Core Impact
6 1 (1.49%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Cisco
1 14 (20.90%) Palo Alto
2 13 (19.40%) LogRhythm
3 12 (17.91%) AlienVault
3 12 (17.91%) CyberArk
3 12 (17.91%) Qualys
3 12 (17.91%) Rapid7
3 12 (17.91%) Sophos
3 12 (17.91%) Symantec
4 10 (14.93%) Sourcefire
5 6 (8.96%) Codenomicon
6 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.99%) Juniper
8 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Nokia
8 1 (1.49%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.49%) SAP
8 1 (1.49%) Veracode
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, certification
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65,000 to £75,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago