Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1070 1097 1081
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16 +106
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 80 94 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.053% 0.089%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.26% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 53 72 123
UK median annual salary £60,000 £48,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -26.15% +62.50%
10th Percentile £47,500 £35,000 £39,940
90th Percentile £100,000 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +40.00% -40.00% +66.67%

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 33,782 36,560 35,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.18% 20.58% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27,331 29,650 30,604
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +8 79 £60,000 +25.00% 18
London +27 42 £75,000 +7.14% 6
UK excluding London +8 31 £52,500 +40.00% 13
East of England - 19 £52,500 - 1
North of England +14 4 - - 2
South East -12 4 - - 3
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Midlands +18 3 - - 5
East Midlands - 2 - - 4
West Midlands +16 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 55 (68.75%) Penetration Testing
2 53 (66.25%) Nessus
3 43 (53.75%) CEH
3 43 (53.75%) Kali Linux
4 41 (51.25%) Nmap
5 37 (46.25%) SIEM
5 37 (46.25%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (42.50%) Linux
7 31 (38.75%) CISSP
7 31 (38.75%) Qualys
8 28 (35.00%) Python
9 24 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 24 (30.00%) OSCP
9 24 (30.00%) Open Source
10 23 (28.75%) Information Security
10 23 (28.75%) Ethical Hacking
11 22 (27.50%) CREST Certified
12 20 (25.00%) Threat Modelling
12 20 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 20 (25.00%) GIAC
13 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (23.75%) Windows
13 19 (23.75%) Finance
13 19 (23.75%) Netsparker
14 18 (22.50%) Burp Suite
15 17 (21.25%) Firewall
15 17 (21.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (20.00%) CISM
16 16 (20.00%) PowerShell
17 15 (18.75%) Splunk

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 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) IaaS
3 2 (2.50%) SaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) Firewall
2 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.50%) Wireless
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (5.00%) DKIM
4 4 (5.00%) DMARC
4 4 (5.00%) Network Security
5 3 (3.75%) BGP
5 3 (3.75%) EIGRP
5 3 (3.75%) OSPF
5 3 (3.75%) WAN
6 2 (2.50%) LAN
6 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.25%) DHCP
7 1 (1.25%) FTP
7 1 (1.25%) HTTP
7 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.25%) SMTP
7 1 (1.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (22.50%) Burp Suite
2 2 (2.50%) Paros
2 2 (2.50%) sqlmap
3 1 (1.25%) GDB
3 1 (1.25%) WebScarab
General
1 19 (23.75%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Security Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) Penetration Tester
3 14 (17.50%) Security Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) Security Specialist
3 14 (17.50%) Tester
4 9 (11.25%) Consultant
4 9 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Tester
7 5 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) SIEM Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) CISSP Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) IT Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) Regular Expression
3 4 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.50%) OAuth
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) HTML
5 1 (1.25%) JSON
5 1 (1.25%) LDAP
5 1 (1.25%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.25%) RESTful
5 1 (1.25%) SAML
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Fintech
2 9 (11.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.50%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (5.00%) BYOD
6 3 (3.75%) Cyberattack
6 3 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (53.75%) Kali Linux
2 34 (42.50%) Linux
3 19 (23.75%) Windows
4 8 (10.00%) Unix
5 6 (7.50%) VMS
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.50%) Android
7 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (68.75%) Penetration Testing
2 37 (46.25%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (46.25%) SIEM
3 24 (30.00%) Open Source
3 24 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 23 (28.75%) Ethical Hacking
4 23 (28.75%) Information Security
5 20 (25.00%) Threat Modelling
5 20 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (21.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (18.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 14 (17.50%) Cryptography
10 13 (16.25%) Security Testing
11 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (13.75%) DevOps
12 11 (13.75%) Identity Access Management
12 11 (13.75%) Security Operations
13 10 (12.50%) Security Architecture
14 9 (11.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.00%) Python
2 16 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 13 (16.25%) Perl
4 10 (12.50%) Go
4 10 (12.50%) PHP
4 10 (12.50%) Ruby
5 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.75%) SQL
7 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.50%) Java
8 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (53.75%) CEH
2 31 (38.75%) CISSP
3 24 (30.00%) OSCP
4 22 (27.50%) CREST Certified
5 20 (25.00%) GIAC
6 16 (20.00%) CISM
7 14 (17.50%) CISA
8 11 (13.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 11 (13.75%) SSCP
9 10 (12.50%) CSSLP
10 9 (11.25%) Degree
10 9 (11.25%) SANS
11 7 (8.75%) CHFI
11 7 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (8.75%) OSCE
12 6 (7.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (7.50%) CCSP
12 6 (7.50%) ECIH
12 6 (7.50%) GCIH
13 5 (6.25%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (5.00%) GDPR
4 3 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.25%) FINRA
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.00%) KVM
4 3 (3.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 53 (66.25%) Nessus
2 41 (51.25%) Nmap
3 12 (15.00%) QRadar
4 11 (13.75%) OpenVAS
5 6 (7.50%) Nexpose
6 5 (6.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (5.00%) SCCM
7 4 (5.00%) SCOM
8 3 (3.75%) EnCase
8 3 (3.75%) Suricata
9 1 (1.25%) CASB
9 1 (1.25%) Core Impact
9 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (38.75%) Qualys
2 19 (23.75%) Netsparker
3 15 (18.75%) Splunk
4 10 (12.50%) AlienVault
5 9 (11.25%) Cisco
6 7 (8.75%) LogRhythm
6 7 (8.75%) Rapid7
7 5 (6.25%) Palo Alto
7 5 (6.25%) VMware
8 4 (5.00%) Tripwire
9 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.75%) CyberArk
9 3 (3.75%) Sophos
9 3 (3.75%) Symantec
10 2 (2.50%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.25%) Google
11 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.25%) Twitter