Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1012 674 1008
Rank change year-on-year -338 +334 +100
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 39 36 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.073% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30 19 48
10th Percentile £45,000 £44,100 £40,125
25th Percentile £60,000 £60,625 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -8.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £65,000 £105,000
90th Percentile £113,750 " £113,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -2.22%

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 26,338 10,394 25,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 20.99% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,141 8,661 20,605
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 10 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 27 October 2021. 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 -306 30 £61,250 -2.00% 5
UK excluding London -245 21 £60,000 -4.00% 3
London -249 11 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Work from Home - 8 £107,500 - 1
North of England -123 7 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £60,000 - 1
Midlands -136 6 £85,000 -
South West - 6 £47,500 -
West Midlands - 6 £85,000 -
Scotland -95 2 £47,500 -26.92%

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 35 (89.74%) Nessus
2 24 (61.54%) Python
3 22 (56.41%) Burp Suite
4 21 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (48.72%) Kali Linux
5 19 (48.72%) Penetration Testing
6 18 (46.15%) AWS
7 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
7 17 (43.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 17 (43.59%) Security Operations
8 16 (41.03%) OSCP
9 15 (38.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 14 (35.90%) Qualys
10 14 (35.90%) Nmap
10 14 (35.90%) Cisco
11 13 (33.33%) Firewall
12 12 (30.77%) Azure
12 12 (30.77%) Open Source
13 11 (28.21%) OWASP
13 11 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (28.21%) Finance
13 11 (28.21%) Information Security
13 11 (28.21%) Social Engineering
13 11 (28.21%) Palo Alto
13 11 (28.21%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 11 (28.21%) Threat Intelligence
14 10 (25.64%) Patch Management
14 10 (25.64%) CheckPoint
14 10 (25.64%) Web Services
15 9 (23.08%) Linux

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 6 (15.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 18 (46.15%) AWS
2 12 (30.77%) Azure
3 6 (15.38%) Amazon Cognito
3 6 (15.38%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (15.38%) AWS KMS
4 4 (10.26%) Azure Sentinel
4 4 (10.26%) GCP
4 4 (10.26%) OpenDNS
5 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (20.51%) Network Security
4 6 (15.38%) 802.11
4 6 (15.38%) HTTP
4 6 (15.38%) MQTT
4 6 (15.38%) SNMP
4 6 (15.38%) Sourcefire
4 6 (15.38%) VPN
5 4 (10.26%) Wireless
5 4 (10.26%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.56%) DKIM
7 1 (2.56%) DMARC
7 1 (2.56%) DNS
7 1 (2.56%) LAN
7 1 (2.56%) WAN
7 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 6 (15.38%) GIS
1 6 (15.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (56.41%) Burp Suite
2 5 (12.82%) AppScan
3 1 (2.56%) sqlmap
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Social Skills
3 8 (20.51%) Marketing
4 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.26%) Electronics
5 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
5 4 (10.26%) Public Sector
5 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Security Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Penetration Tester
3 7 (17.95%) Tester
4 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Lead Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Lead Security Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Security Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Security Operations Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Web Services
2 6 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 6 (15.38%) GraphQL
2 6 (15.38%) JWT
2 6 (15.38%) Kafka
2 6 (15.38%) OpenID
2 6 (15.38%) Regular Expression
2 6 (15.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
1 6 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.69%) SCADA
5 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Kali Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (48.72%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (43.59%) Security Operations
4 15 (38.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 12 (30.77%) Open Source
6 11 (28.21%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 11 (28.21%) Information Security
6 11 (28.21%) OWASP
6 11 (28.21%) Social Engineering
6 11 (28.21%) Threat Intelligence
6 11 (28.21%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (25.64%) Patch Management
8 9 (23.08%) SIEM
9 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Compliance Audit
10 6 (15.38%) Cyber Intelligence
10 6 (15.38%) Forensic Analysis
10 6 (15.38%) Insurtech
10 6 (15.38%) Red Team
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) Python
2 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
3 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
3 7 (17.95%) C#
4 6 (15.38%) C++
4 6 (15.38%) Lua
4 6 (15.38%) Ruby
5 4 (10.26%) C
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 4 (10.26%) VB
6 3 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) Go
7 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) OSCP
2 9 (23.08%) CREST Certified
3 8 (20.51%) SANS
4 7 (17.95%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (15.38%) CEH
5 6 (15.38%) GIAC
6 5 (12.82%) CISSP
7 4 (10.26%) OSCE
8 3 (7.69%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (7.69%) Degree
8 3 (7.69%) GXPN
9 2 (5.13%) CCSA
10 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.56%) EC-Council LPT
10 1 (2.56%) ECSA
10 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.69%) NIST
4 1 (2.56%) ISO 22301
4 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.26%) Snort
1 4 (10.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (89.74%) Nessus
2 14 (35.90%) Nmap
3 9 (23.08%) Nexpose
4 8 (20.51%) QRadar
5 6 (15.38%) Kubernetes
6 4 (10.26%) Suricata
7 1 (2.56%) CASB
7 1 (2.56%) CSIRT
7 1 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Cisco
1 14 (35.90%) Qualys
2 11 (28.21%) Palo Alto
3 10 (25.64%) CheckPoint
4 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.95%) Okta
6 6 (15.38%) LogRhythm
6 6 (15.38%) McAfee
6 6 (15.38%) Splunk
6 6 (15.38%) Trustwave
7 5 (12.82%) CrowdStrike
7 5 (12.82%) Forcepoint
7 5 (12.82%) IBM
8 4 (10.26%) Blue Coat
8 4 (10.26%) Carbon Black
8 4 (10.26%) FireEye
8 4 (10.26%) Google
8 4 (10.26%) SAP
8 4 (10.26%) Symantec
8 4 (10.26%) Zscaler