Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1061 1099 1116
Rank change year-on-year +38 +17 +68
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 78 100 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.056% 0.068%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 44 69 91
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -23.08% +52.94%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £39,000
90th Percentile £87,000 £77,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +26.32% -32.14% +86.67%

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 31,648 36,152 34,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.84% 20.15% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 25,406 29,480 30,050
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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 +65 77 £55,000 +10.00% 10
London +56 42 £53,750 -10.42% 3
UK excluding London +78 32 £60,000 +26.32% 7
East of England - 15 - -
North of England +23 8 £72,500 +47.96% 5
Yorkshire - 8 £72,500 - 1
Midlands +33 6 - - 1
East Midlands - 6 - - 1
South West +27 1 £55,000 -
South East +4 1 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 58 (74.36%) Nessus
1 58 (74.36%) Penetration Testing
2 52 (66.67%) SIEM
3 44 (56.41%) Kali Linux
4 40 (51.28%) Linux
5 38 (48.72%) Python
5 38 (48.72%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (48.72%) Qualys
6 36 (46.15%) Nmap
7 34 (43.59%) CEH
8 33 (42.31%) CISSP
9 30 (38.46%) Open Source
10 27 (34.62%) SANS
10 27 (34.62%) Information Security
11 26 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 26 (33.33%) Splunk
12 25 (32.05%) Firewall
13 24 (30.77%) Windows
14 23 (29.49%) GIAC
14 23 (29.49%) Amazon AWS
14 23 (29.49%) QRadar
15 22 (28.21%) Security Operations
15 22 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
16 21 (26.92%) Management Information System
17 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
17 20 (25.64%) Malware Analysis
18 19 (24.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 19 (24.36%) Nexpose
18 19 (24.36%) Ruby
19 18 (23.08%) Burp Suite

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 2 (2.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.49%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.82%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.85%) Mimecast
3 3 (3.85%) SaaS
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.56%) Office 365
4 2 (2.56%) OpenDNS
5 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.05%) Firewall
2 14 (17.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (14.10%) Wireshark
4 9 (11.54%) Network Security
4 9 (11.54%) Wireless
5 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (6.41%) DKIM
6 5 (6.41%) DMARC
7 3 (3.85%) DHCP
7 3 (3.85%) DNS
7 3 (3.85%) FTP
7 3 (3.85%) HTTP
7 3 (3.85%) LAN
7 3 (3.85%) SSL
7 3 (3.85%) WAN
8 2 (2.56%) BGP
8 2 (2.56%) EIGRP
8 2 (2.56%) OSPF
8 2 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Burp Suite
2 2 (2.56%) AppScan
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
2 2 (2.56%) Paros
3 1 (1.28%) GDB
3 1 (1.28%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (1.28%) OllyDbg
3 1 (1.28%) sqlmap
3 1 (1.28%) WebScarab
3 1 (1.28%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (44.87%) Security Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Analyst
3 16 (20.51%) Penetration Tester
3 16 (20.51%) Tester
4 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Security Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Malware Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Operations Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) SIEM Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Information Security Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Junior
7 3 (3.85%) Junior Penetration Tester
7 3 (3.85%) Junior Tester
7 3 (3.85%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Tester
8 2 (2.56%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) Web Services
2 7 (8.97%) .NET
3 5 (6.41%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (6.41%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) JSON
4 1 (1.28%) OAuth
4 1 (1.28%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.28%) OpenID
4 1 (1.28%) RESTful
4 1 (1.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (7.69%) Analytical Mindset
5 5 (6.41%) BYOD
6 4 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.85%) Fintech
8 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.28%) Blog
9 1 (1.28%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 44 (56.41%) Kali Linux
2 40 (51.28%) Linux
3 24 (30.77%) Windows
4 17 (21.79%) Unix
5 6 (7.69%) VMS
6 3 (3.85%) Android
6 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (74.36%) Penetration Testing
2 52 (66.67%) SIEM
3 38 (48.72%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (38.46%) Open Source
5 27 (34.62%) Information Security
6 26 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 22 (28.21%) Security Operations
7 22 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (25.64%) Malware Analysis
9 19 (24.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 15 (19.23%) Digital Forensics
10 15 (19.23%) Ethical Hacking
10 15 (19.23%) OWASP
10 15 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (17.95%) DevOps
11 14 (17.95%) Identity Access Management
11 14 (17.95%) Patch Management
12 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (16.67%) Security Architecture
12 13 (16.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) Python
2 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 19 (24.36%) Ruby
4 16 (20.51%) Perl
4 16 (20.51%) SQL
5 15 (19.23%) C++
6 12 (15.38%) C
6 12 (15.38%) Go
6 12 (15.38%) PHP
7 11 (14.10%) VB
8 9 (11.54%) C#
9 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
10 4 (5.13%) Java
11 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (43.59%) CEH
2 33 (42.31%) CISSP
3 27 (34.62%) SANS
4 23 (29.49%) GIAC
5 17 (21.79%) Degree
6 16 (20.51%) CISA
7 15 (19.23%) CISM
7 15 (19.23%) OSCP
8 13 (16.67%) SSCP
9 12 (15.38%) CompTIA Security+
9 12 (15.38%) CSSLP
10 10 (12.82%) GCIH
11 9 (11.54%) CREST Certified
11 9 (11.54%) OSCE
12 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (7.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 6 (7.69%) CCSP
13 6 (7.69%) CHFI
13 6 (7.69%) ECIH
13 6 (7.69%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.13%) GDPR
2 4 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (3.85%) HIPAA
3 3 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) Snort
2 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.41%) KVM
3 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 58 (74.36%) Nessus
2 36 (46.15%) Nmap
3 23 (29.49%) QRadar
4 19 (24.36%) Nexpose
5 12 (15.38%) OpenVAS
6 11 (14.10%) EnCase
6 11 (14.10%) Suricata
7 9 (11.54%) FTK
8 6 (7.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (6.41%) SCCM
9 5 (6.41%) SCOM
10 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
10 1 (1.28%) Core Impact
10 1 (1.28%) HP Fortify
10 1 (1.28%) Nagios
10 1 (1.28%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (48.72%) Qualys
2 26 (33.33%) Splunk
3 18 (23.08%) LogRhythm
4 17 (21.79%) Cisco
5 16 (20.51%) Palo Alto
6 12 (15.38%) ArcSight
6 12 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 12 (15.38%) Netsparker
7 11 (14.10%) CyberArk
7 11 (14.10%) Symantec
8 10 (12.82%) Forcepoint
8 10 (12.82%) Google
8 10 (12.82%) IBM
9 9 (11.54%) AlienVault
9 9 (11.54%) Bomgar
9 9 (11.54%) FireEye
9 9 (11.54%) McAfee
9 9 (11.54%) ServiceNow
9 9 (11.54%) Thycotic
9 9 (11.54%) Trend Micro