Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1114 1112 1186
Rank change year-on-year -2 +74 +71
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 80 66 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.038% 0.058%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.20% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 58 48 94
UK median annual salary £50,000 £67,500 £55,200
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.93% +22.28% +33.82%
10th Percentile £38,750 £46,250 £32,875
90th Percentile £72,500 £110,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £67,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -25.93% +58.82% -

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 35,694 33,080 37,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.49% 18.94% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29,303 28,149 31,761
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 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 0 75 £50,000 -25.93% 11
London +35 52 £47,500 -28.30% 7
UK excluding London -16 18 £50,000 -25.93% 4
South East -15 5 - -
West Midlands +11 4 £37,500 -34.78%
Midlands +3 4 £37,500 -34.78%
North of England +8 3 £50,000 -16.67% 2
South West +1 3 - -
North West -11 3 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -
Wales - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 66 (82.50%) Nessus
2 60 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
3 44 (55.00%) Kali Linux
4 41 (51.25%) Burp Suite
4 41 (51.25%) Firewall
5 39 (48.75%) Information Security
6 37 (46.25%) CISSP
6 37 (46.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 35 (43.75%) Finance
8 33 (41.25%) Unix
9 31 (38.75%) Windows
9 31 (38.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 30 (37.50%) Linux
10 30 (37.50%) SIEM
11 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
12 27 (33.75%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (31.25%) Nmap
14 24 (30.00%) CREST Certified
15 23 (28.75%) OSCP
15 23 (28.75%) CISA
15 23 (28.75%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (28.75%) CCNA
16 22 (27.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 21 (26.25%) TCP/IP
18 20 (25.00%) Python
19 19 (23.75%) Active Directory
20 18 (22.50%) Vulnerability Management
20 18 (22.50%) GDPR
21 17 (21.25%) Social Engineering
21 17 (21.25%) SDLC

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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (13.75%) Cloudflare
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) IaaS
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (51.25%) Firewall
2 21 (26.25%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.50%) Network Security
4 12 (15.00%) Wireless
5 6 (7.50%) SSL
5 6 (7.50%) Wireshark
6 4 (5.00%) Broadband
7 3 (3.75%) WAN
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.50%) DKIM
8 2 (2.50%) DMARC
8 2 (2.50%) LAN
9 1 (1.25%) DHCP
9 1 (1.25%) DNS
9 1 (1.25%) HTTP
9 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.25%) Modbus
9 1 (1.25%) SNMP
9 1 (1.25%) tcpdump
9 1 (1.25%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 41 (51.25%) Burp Suite
2 5 (6.25%) IDA Disassembler
3 3 (3.75%) AppScan
4 2 (2.50%) sqlmap
5 1 (1.25%) GDB
5 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.25%) OllyDbg
5 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.25%) WinDbg
General
1 35 (43.75%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Consultant
2 22 (27.50%) Security Consultant
3 17 (21.25%) Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Penetration Tester
4 13 (16.25%) Security Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Security Officer
4 13 (16.25%) Tester
5 7 (8.75%) Information Officer
5 7 (8.75%) Information Security Officer
6 6 (7.50%) IT Security Officer
6 6 (7.50%) Security Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Penetration Test Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Security Researcher
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Testing Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.50%) J2EE
2 2 (2.50%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.25%) Ajax
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) JSON
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
3 1 (1.25%) OAuth
3 1 (1.25%) OpenID
3 1 (1.25%) POSIX
3 1 (1.25%) REST
3 1 (1.25%) SOAP
3 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 12 (15.00%) Fintech
3 11 (13.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.75%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
6 5 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (5.00%) PKI
8 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.50%) BYOD
9 2 (2.50%) Cybercrime
9 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (1.25%) Clustering
10 1 (1.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (1.25%) Cyberattack
10 1 (1.25%) iPad
10 1 (1.25%) SCADA
10 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.00%) Kali Linux
2 33 (41.25%) Unix
3 31 (38.75%) Windows
4 30 (37.50%) Linux
5 4 (5.00%) VxWorks
6 2 (2.50%) Android
6 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (48.75%) Information Security
3 37 (46.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 30 (37.50%) SIEM
5 27 (33.75%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (27.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (22.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (21.25%) Incident Management
8 17 (21.25%) SDLC
8 17 (21.25%) Social Engineering
9 16 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
9 16 (20.00%) Data Protection
10 15 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
11 12 (15.00%) Mentoring
11 12 (15.00%) OSINT
11 12 (15.00%) Service Delivery
12 11 (13.75%) DDoS Mitigation
12 11 (13.75%) OWASP
13 10 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
13 10 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) Python
2 13 (16.25%) C++
2 13 (16.25%) Ruby
3 12 (15.00%) C
4 11 (13.75%) Java
5 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.75%) C#
6 3 (3.75%) Perl
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.50%) SQL
8 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (46.25%) CISSP
2 24 (30.00%) CREST Certified
3 23 (28.75%) CCNA
3 23 (28.75%) CISA
3 23 (28.75%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (28.75%) OSCP
4 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
5 16 (20.00%) SSCP
6 14 (17.50%) CCSP
7 13 (16.25%) Degree
8 11 (13.75%) CEH
8 11 (13.75%) SANS
9 10 (12.50%) CISM
10 9 (11.25%) CCNP
11 6 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (7.50%) GPEN
11 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
12 5 (6.25%) GIAC
12 5 (6.25%) Master's Degree
13 4 (5.00%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (38.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (22.50%) GDPR
3 9 (11.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.25%) NIST 800
System Software
1 19 (23.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) Snort
3 4 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.50%) KVM
4 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 66 (82.50%) Nessus
2 25 (31.25%) Nmap
3 17 (21.25%) Core Impact
4 2 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.50%) Nexpose
4 2 (2.50%) OpenVAS
4 2 (2.50%) QRadar
4 2 (2.50%) SCCM
4 2 (2.50%) SCOM
5 1 (1.25%) Cuckoo Sandbox
5 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.00%) Radware
3 9 (11.25%) Citrix
4 5 (6.25%) Acunetix
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco
4 5 (6.25%) Palo Alto
4 5 (6.25%) Splunk
5 4 (5.00%) Codenomicon
6 3 (3.75%) Darktrace
6 3 (3.75%) Juniper
6 3 (3.75%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.50%) Apple
7 2 (2.50%) Qualys
7 2 (2.50%) Rapid7
7 2 (2.50%) Tripwire
7 2 (2.50%) Trustwave
7 2 (2.50%) VMware
8 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.25%) LogRhythm