Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1106 1075 1203
Rank change year-on-year -31 +128 +61
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 81 184 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.093% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.51% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 63 138 66
UK median annual salary £47,500 £62,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.00% +61.29% -22.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £60,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -37.50% +60.00% -16.67%

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 36466 35975 37128
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 18.26% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 29799 31170 31188
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 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 -15 79 £47,500 -20.83% 2
UK excluding London +25 51 £37,500 -37.50%
London +12 29 £70,000 +12.00% 2
South East +25 26 £35,000 -44.00%
North of England -17 11 £48,000 +6.67%
North West -22 11 £48,000 +6.67%
Midlands +35 10 £37,500 -3.23%
West Midlands +17 10 £37,500 -3.23%
South West +6 2 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England +5 1 £55,000 -5.86%
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 61 (75.31%) Nessus
2 42 (51.85%) Information Security
3 41 (50.62%) CEH
4 38 (46.91%) Network Security
5 36 (44.44%) Firewall
6 35 (43.21%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (37.04%) Kali Linux
7 30 (37.04%) OWASP
7 30 (37.04%) Penetration Testing
8 29 (35.80%) Nmap
8 29 (35.80%) CREST Certified
9 28 (34.57%) Open Source
9 28 (34.57%) Snort
10 27 (33.33%) Linux
11 26 (32.10%) SIEM
11 26 (32.10%) Security Cleared
11 26 (32.10%) Degree
12 25 (30.86%) OSCP
12 25 (30.86%) CISSP
13 24 (29.63%) Cisco
14 23 (28.40%) Mobile App
14 23 (28.40%) SC Cleared
15 22 (27.16%) Computer Science
15 22 (27.16%) Palo Alto
16 21 (25.93%) Analytics
16 21 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 20 (24.69%) GIAC
17 20 (24.69%) Security Testing
17 20 (24.69%) Social Engineering
18 19 (23.46%) Wireless

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 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.99%) SaaS
2 3 (3.70%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (46.91%) Network Security
2 36 (44.44%) Firewall
3 19 (23.46%) Wireless
4 17 (20.99%) Internet
5 15 (18.52%) DNS
6 14 (17.28%) DHCP
6 14 (17.28%) SSL
7 13 (16.05%) BGP
7 13 (16.05%) IPsec
7 13 (16.05%) VPN
8 12 (14.81%) EIGRP
8 12 (14.81%) OSPF
9 8 (9.88%) Wireshark
10 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
10 7 (8.64%) VoIP
11 5 (6.17%) LAN
11 5 (6.17%) WAN
12 3 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (2.47%) HTTP
13 2 (2.47%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) Big Data
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Burp Suite
2 5 (6.17%) AppScan
2 5 (6.17%) Paros
3 1 (1.23%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 13 (16.05%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.94%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.70%) Automotive
4 3 (3.70%) Law
4 3 (3.70%) Retail
5 2 (2.47%) Electronics
5 2 (2.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (37.04%) Consultant
1 30 (37.04%) Security Consultant
2 24 (29.63%) Analyst
3 21 (25.93%) Security Analyst
4 16 (19.75%) Penetration Tester
4 16 (19.75%) Tester
5 15 (18.52%) Network Analyst
6 14 (17.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 13 (16.05%) Sourcefire Consultant
8 12 (14.81%) Cisco Analyst
8 12 (14.81%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 12 (14.81%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 12 (14.81%) Network Security Analyst
9 9 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (8.64%) Network Engineer
11 6 (7.41%) Senior Security Analyst
12 5 (6.17%) Junior
12 5 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
13 4 (4.94%) Security Engineer
13 4 (4.94%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.99%) Web Services
2 3 (3.70%) HTML
2 3 (3.70%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.23%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.40%) Mobile App
2 22 (27.16%) Computer Science
3 14 (17.28%) Driving Licence
4 8 (9.88%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (6.17%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (4.94%) iPad
6 4 (4.94%) Life Science
7 3 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.23%) Blog
9 1 (1.23%) BYOD
9 1 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.23%) PKI
9 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.04%) Kali Linux
2 27 (33.33%) Linux
3 14 (17.28%) Windows
4 7 (8.64%) Android
4 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.94%) Unix
6 3 (3.70%) KNOPPIX
6 3 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.23%) OpenWrt
8 1 (1.23%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.85%) Information Security
2 35 (43.21%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (37.04%) OWASP
3 30 (37.04%) Penetration Testing
4 28 (34.57%) Open Source
5 26 (32.10%) SIEM
6 21 (25.93%) Analytics
7 20 (24.69%) Security Testing
7 20 (24.69%) Social Engineering
8 17 (20.99%) Forensic Analysis
9 15 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (17.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (16.05%) Threat Detection
12 12 (14.81%) Ethical Hacking
12 12 (14.81%) Network Management
13 9 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
13 9 (11.11%) Security Architecture
14 8 (9.88%) Security Monitoring
14 8 (9.88%) Security Patching
15 6 (7.41%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 14 (17.28%) Python
3 9 (11.11%) Java
3 9 (11.11%) Perl
3 9 (11.11%) SQL
4 8 (9.88%) C
4 8 (9.88%) C++
5 5 (6.17%) Ruby
6 4 (4.94%) C#
7 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.70%) VB
8 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 41 (50.62%) CEH
2 29 (35.80%) CREST Certified
3 26 (32.10%) Degree
3 26 (32.10%) Security Cleared
4 25 (30.86%) CISSP
4 25 (30.86%) OSCP
5 23 (28.40%) SC Cleared
6 20 (24.69%) GIAC
7 17 (20.99%) CHECK Team Member
7 17 (20.99%) Cyber Scheme
8 16 (19.75%) GSEC
9 14 (17.28%) CISM
9 14 (17.28%) Tigerscheme
10 11 (13.58%) GPEN
11 9 (11.11%) CLAS
12 7 (8.64%) OSCE
13 6 (7.41%) CCNA
13 6 (7.41%) CISA
13 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (19.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (17.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 10 (12.35%) PCI DSS
5 5 (6.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.47%) GDPR
7 1 (1.23%) IASME
7 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 28 (34.57%) Snort
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.23%) KVM
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (75.31%) Nessus
2 29 (35.80%) Nmap
3 17 (20.99%) EnCase
4 15 (18.52%) Nexpose
5 5 (6.17%) HP Fortify
5 5 (6.17%) WebInspect
6 4 (4.94%) Core Impact
7 2 (2.47%) OpenVAS
7 2 (2.47%) QRadar
8 1 (1.23%) CSIRT
8 1 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.23%) SCCM
8 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) Cisco
2 22 (27.16%) Palo Alto
3 16 (19.75%) Rapid7
4 15 (18.52%) AlienVault
4 15 (18.52%) CyberArk
4 15 (18.52%) LogRhythm
4 15 (18.52%) Qualys
4 15 (18.52%) Sophos
4 15 (18.52%) Symantec
5 13 (16.05%) Sourcefire
6 8 (9.88%) Juniper
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.70%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.47%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.23%) Codenomicon
10 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.23%) Nokia
10 1 (1.23%) Splunk
10 1 (1.23%) Tripwire
10 1 (1.23%) VMware