Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 814 1072 1151
Rank change year-on-year +258 +79 -18
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 62 50 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.035% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 36 39 62
Median annual salary £51,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% - +50.00%
10th Percentile £38,290 £35,350 £41,250
90th Percentile £91,875 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +40.00%

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 17,559 28,476 35,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.59% 19.68% 20.76%
Number of salaries quoted 13,855 22,472 29,015
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Metasploit as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Metasploit.

Salary trend for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Metasploit over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 14 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 31 May 2020. 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 +223 50 £50,000 -13.79% 3
UK excluding London +204 45 £50,000 - 2
London +147 17 £85,000 +12.58% 2
Midlands +96 14 £50,000 +33.33%
North of England +117 10 £50,000 -
Wales +13 10 - - 1
West Midlands +78 9 £50,000 +33.33%
South West +95 7 £37,500 -
East Midlands +61 5 - -
North East +22 5 £50,000 +53.85%
North West +81 3 £45,000 -
South East +121 2 £62,500 +19.05% 1
Yorkshire +105 2 £50,000 -35.48%
Scotland - 2 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 43 (69.35%) Kali Linux
2 42 (67.74%) SIEM
2 42 (67.74%) Penetration Testing
3 38 (61.29%) Linux
4 33 (53.23%) Security Testing
4 33 (53.23%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (46.77%) Threat Intelligence
5 29 (46.77%) Information Security
6 28 (45.16%) Nessus
6 28 (45.16%) Nmap
7 26 (41.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 25 (40.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 24 (38.71%) Windows
10 22 (35.48%) TCP/IP
10 22 (35.48%) Firewall
10 22 (35.48%) Security Cleared
10 22 (35.48%) Wireshark
10 22 (35.48%) Vulnerability Management
11 21 (33.87%) Python
12 20 (32.26%) Azure
12 20 (32.26%) Cyberthreat
13 19 (30.65%) Analytics
14 18 (29.03%) CREST Certified
14 18 (29.03%) Red Team
14 18 (29.03%) Purple Team
14 18 (29.03%) Ethical Hacking
14 18 (29.03%) Finance
15 17 (27.42%) Management Information System
15 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
15 17 (27.42%) Bash Shell

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:

Business Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.26%) Azure
2 16 (25.81%) AWS
3 10 (16.13%) Logic Apps
3 10 (16.13%) Office 365
4 7 (11.29%) GCP
5 2 (3.23%) IaaS
5 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (35.48%) Firewall
1 22 (35.48%) TCP/IP
1 22 (35.48%) Wireshark
2 14 (22.58%) VPN
3 13 (20.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (17.74%) DNS
5 10 (16.13%) DKIM
5 10 (16.13%) DMARC
5 10 (16.13%) HTTP
6 8 (12.90%) Network Security
7 7 (11.29%) 802.11
7 7 (11.29%) SNMP
8 6 (9.68%) LAN
9 4 (6.45%) WAN
10 2 (3.23%) CTI
10 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.23%) HTTPS
10 2 (3.23%) IPsec
10 2 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (1.61%) Internet
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Burp Suite
2 5 (8.06%) GitLab
2 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.06%) Snyk
2 5 (8.06%) SonarQube
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) WebScarab
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Analyst
2 24 (38.71%) Security Analyst
3 15 (24.19%) SOC Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Penetration Tester
4 11 (17.74%) Tester
5 5 (8.06%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (6.45%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.45%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Mobile Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Web Tester
7 3 (4.84%) IT Security Officer
7 3 (4.84%) Security Officer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) Web Services
2 7 (11.29%) 802.1X
2 7 (11.29%) OAuth
2 7 (11.29%) OpenID
2 7 (11.29%) SAML
3 5 (8.06%) Kafka
4 2 (3.23%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Cyberthreat
2 17 (27.42%) Management Information System
3 10 (16.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (11.29%) PKI
4 7 (11.29%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (9.68%) CESG
6 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
6 4 (6.45%) SCADA
7 2 (3.23%) Blog
7 2 (3.23%) Cloud Native
7 2 (3.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 43 (69.35%) Kali Linux
2 38 (61.29%) Linux
3 24 (38.71%) Windows
4 14 (22.58%) Unix
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) Penetration Testing
1 42 (67.74%) SIEM
2 33 (53.23%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (53.23%) Security Testing
3 29 (46.77%) Information Security
3 29 (46.77%) Threat Intelligence
4 26 (41.94%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 25 (40.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 22 (35.48%) Vulnerability Management
7 19 (30.65%) Analytics
8 18 (29.03%) Ethical Hacking
8 18 (29.03%) Purple Team
8 18 (29.03%) Red Team
9 17 (27.42%) Cyber Intelligence
10 14 (22.58%) Computer Science
11 13 (20.97%) Security Operations
12 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (16.13%) Database Security
13 10 (16.13%) Malware Reverse Engineering
13 10 (16.13%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) Python
2 17 (27.42%) Bash Shell
3 14 (22.58%) Ruby
3 14 (22.58%) SQL
4 12 (19.35%) Go
4 12 (19.35%) Java
5 9 (14.52%) Perl
6 7 (11.29%) C
6 7 (11.29%) C#
6 7 (11.29%) Lua
6 7 (11.29%) PHP
6 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.06%) C++
7 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.03%) CREST Certified
3 16 (25.81%) CISSP
4 14 (22.58%) SANS
5 13 (20.97%) CEH
5 13 (20.97%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (20.97%) OSCP
6 11 (17.74%) GCIH
7 10 (16.13%) Degree
7 10 (16.13%) GCIA
8 8 (12.90%) CISM
9 7 (11.29%) CCNA
9 7 (11.29%) CCNP
9 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (11.29%) DV Cleared
10 5 (8.06%) CCSA
10 5 (8.06%) CCSP
10 5 (8.06%) JNCIA
10 5 (8.06%) PhD
10 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (11.29%) QA
4 4 (6.45%) GDPR
5 3 (4.84%) SLA
6 2 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.97%) Snort
3 2 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (45.16%) Nessus
1 28 (45.16%) Nmap
2 7 (11.29%) Kubernetes
3 5 (8.06%) Sysdig
4 2 (3.23%) Core Impact
4 2 (3.23%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) Qualys
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco
3 7 (11.29%) Google
3 7 (11.29%) Netsparker
4 5 (8.06%) CheckPoint
4 5 (8.06%) Fortinet
4 5 (8.06%) Juniper
4 5 (8.06%) Palo Alto
5 4 (6.45%) ArcSight
6 3 (4.84%) LogRhythm