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

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1081 1057 1185
Rank change year-on-year -24 +128 +82
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 97 165 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.086% 0.053%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 72 116 75
UK median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +62.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £40,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £92,500 £58,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £62,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -40.00% +66.67% +33.93%

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 35789 35331 38135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.56% 18.49% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29032 30506 32163
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 9 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 October 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 -4 92 £50,000 -20.00% 3
UK excluding London -7 46 £37,500 -40.00% 3
London +18 45 £67,500 +17.39%
South East +4 22 £35,000 -50.00% 2
Midlands +45 11 £37,500 -3.23%
West Midlands +22 11 £37,500 -3.23%
North of England +9 10 £49,000 +8.89% 1
North West -14 10 £49,000 +8.89% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £51,250 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 75 (77.32%) Nessus
2 54 (55.67%) Information Security
3 53 (54.64%) Penetration Testing
4 44 (45.36%) Firewall
5 40 (41.24%) Network Security
6 37 (38.14%) Cybersecurity
6 37 (38.14%) Kali Linux
7 36 (37.11%) CISSP
8 34 (35.05%) Nmap
9 33 (34.02%) Finance
10 32 (32.99%) CEH
10 32 (32.99%) CREST Certified
11 31 (31.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 30 (30.93%) OWASP
12 30 (30.93%) OSCP
12 30 (30.93%) Linux
13 26 (26.80%) SIEM
13 26 (26.80%) Open Source
13 26 (26.80%) Degree
14 25 (25.77%) Security Cleared
14 25 (25.77%) Burp Suite
15 24 (24.74%) Social Engineering
16 23 (23.71%) Unix
16 23 (23.71%) Windows
16 23 (23.71%) Snort
17 22 (22.68%) Cisco
17 22 (22.68%) SC Cleared
17 22 (22.68%) Computer Science
18 21 (21.65%) Palo Alto
18 21 (21.65%) CISM

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 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.40%) SaaS
2 11 (11.34%) Cloudflare
3 3 (3.09%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (45.36%) Firewall
2 40 (41.24%) Network Security
3 16 (16.49%) Wireless
4 13 (13.40%) Internet
5 12 (12.37%) TCP/IP
6 11 (11.34%) DNS
6 11 (11.34%) SSL
6 11 (11.34%) Wireshark
7 10 (10.31%) DHCP
8 9 (9.28%) BGP
8 9 (9.28%) IPsec
8 9 (9.28%) VPN
9 8 (8.25%) EIGRP
9 8 (8.25%) OSPF
10 7 (7.22%) LAN
10 7 (7.22%) VoIP
10 7 (7.22%) WAN
11 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.09%) HTTP
12 2 (2.06%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) Big Data
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (25.77%) Burp Suite
2 8 (8.25%) AppScan
3 5 (5.15%) Paros
4 2 (2.06%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (1.03%) sqlmap
General
1 33 (34.02%) Finance
2 10 (10.31%) Banking
3 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.15%) Law
5 4 (4.12%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.09%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.09%) Automotive
6 3 (3.09%) Retail
6 3 (3.09%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.03%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 28 (28.87%) Consultant
2 26 (26.80%) Analyst
2 26 (26.80%) Security Consultant
3 21 (21.65%) Security Analyst
4 18 (18.56%) Penetration Tester
4 18 (18.56%) Tester
5 13 (13.40%) Network Analyst
6 11 (11.34%) Sourcefire Consultant
7 10 (10.31%) Security Officer
7 10 (10.31%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (9.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 9 (9.28%) Network Engineer
9 8 (8.25%) Cisco Analyst
9 8 (8.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 8 (8.25%) Cisco Security Analyst
9 8 (8.25%) Network Security Analyst
10 7 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (6.19%) IT Security Officer
11 6 (6.19%) Security Manager
12 5 (5.15%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) Web Services
2 4 (4.12%) HTML
3 3 (3.09%) .NET
3 3 (3.09%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.06%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.03%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.03%) Ajax
5 1 (1.03%) JSON
5 1 (1.03%) POSIX
5 1 (1.03%) REST
5 1 (1.03%) SOAP
5 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.68%) Computer Science
2 19 (19.59%) Mobile App
3 11 (11.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (10.31%) Driving Licence
5 9 (9.28%) Fintech
6 7 (7.22%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (7.22%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (4.12%) iPad
8 4 (4.12%) Life Science
8 4 (4.12%) PKI
9 3 (3.09%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (2.06%) BYOD
10 2 (2.06%) Cybercrime
11 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (1.03%) Blog
11 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (1.03%) SCADA
11 1 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.14%) Kali Linux
2 30 (30.93%) Linux
3 23 (23.71%) Unix
3 23 (23.71%) Windows
4 5 (5.15%) Android
4 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.06%) KNOPPIX
6 2 (2.06%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (55.67%) Information Security
2 53 (54.64%) Penetration Testing
3 37 (38.14%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (30.93%) OWASP
5 26 (26.80%) Open Source
5 26 (26.80%) SIEM
6 24 (24.74%) Social Engineering
7 19 (19.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 18 (18.56%) Security Testing
8 18 (18.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (16.49%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (15.46%) Analytics
11 13 (13.40%) Mentoring
12 11 (11.34%) DDoS Mitigation
12 11 (11.34%) Ethical Hacking
12 11 (11.34%) Forensic Analysis
12 11 (11.34%) Threat Detection
13 10 (10.31%) Incident Management
13 10 (10.31%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (10.31%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.62%) Python
2 14 (14.43%) PowerShell
3 13 (13.40%) C
3 13 (13.40%) Java
4 12 (12.37%) C++
4 12 (12.37%) Ruby
5 11 (11.34%) Perl
6 9 (9.28%) SQL
7 7 (7.22%) C#
8 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.09%) VB
9 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (37.11%) CISSP
2 32 (32.99%) CEH
2 32 (32.99%) CREST Certified
3 30 (30.93%) OSCP
4 26 (26.80%) Degree
5 25 (25.77%) Security Cleared
6 22 (22.68%) SC Cleared
7 21 (21.65%) CISM
8 14 (14.43%) GIAC
9 13 (13.40%) CHECK Team Member
9 13 (13.40%) Cyber Scheme
10 12 (12.37%) CCNA
10 12 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (12.37%) GPEN
10 12 (12.37%) GSEC
11 11 (11.34%) OSCE
12 10 (10.31%) CISA
12 10 (10.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (10.31%) Tigerscheme
13 8 (8.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (17.53%) PCI DSS
3 12 (12.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (10.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 8 (8.25%) GDPR
6 3 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.03%) IASME
7 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 23 (23.71%) Snort
2 16 (16.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.06%) KVM
3 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 75 (77.32%) Nessus
2 34 (35.05%) Nmap
3 11 (11.34%) EnCase
3 11 (11.34%) Nexpose
3 11 (11.34%) Suricata
4 8 (8.25%) Core Impact
5 5 (5.15%) HP Fortify
5 5 (5.15%) WebInspect
6 3 (3.09%) QRadar
7 2 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.06%) OpenVAS
7 2 (2.06%) SCCM
7 2 (2.06%) SCOM
8 1 (1.03%) CSIRT
8 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) Cisco
2 21 (21.65%) Palo Alto
3 19 (19.59%) Microsoft
4 13 (13.40%) Rapid7
5 12 (12.37%) Qualys
6 11 (11.34%) AlienVault
6 11 (11.34%) CyberArk
6 11 (11.34%) LogRhythm
6 11 (11.34%) Sophos
6 11 (11.34%) Sourcefire
6 11 (11.34%) Symantec
7 9 (9.28%) Juniper
7 9 (9.28%) Radware
8 3 (3.09%) Citrix
8 3 (3.09%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.06%) Acunetix
9 2 (2.06%) Splunk
9 2 (2.06%) Tripwire
9 2 (2.06%) Trustwave
9 2 (2.06%) VMware