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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
Rank 839 861 936
Rank change year-on-year +22 +75  
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 21 95 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.092% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.51% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 17 85 29
Median salary £67,500 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.84% +30.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £42,500 £38,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £52,775 £46,500
% change year-on-year +18.42% +13.49%  

Metasploit is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16438 18672 17294
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.58% 18.06% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13808 15954 14504
Median salary £48,875 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.89% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Metasploit
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Metasploit as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 21 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 21 £67,500 +3.84% 10
South East +38 7 £67,500 +58.82% 3
Oxfordshire -4 6 £67,500 +86.20% 2
London +33 5 £69,000 +6.15% 5
South West - 5 £38,750 - 1
City of London - 4 £68,250 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £38,750 -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £37,500 -
Swindon - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £53,750 -
North West - 2 £53,750 -
West Midlands +36 1 £40,000 -25.58% 1
Reading +35 1 £62,500 +47.05%
Berkshire +29 1 £62,500 +47.05%
East of England +20 1 £55,000 +8.80%
Warwickshire - 1 £40,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £55,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £55,000 -

Metasploit
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 34 (75.56%) Nessus
2 30 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (64.44%) Penetration Testing
4 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 23 (51.11%) C++
5 23 (51.11%) Windows
6 22 (48.89%) Java
7 21 (46.67%) Ethical Hacking
8 18 (40.00%) Finance
8 18 (40.00%) Python
8 18 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 18 (40.00%) Nmap
9 17 (37.78%) C
9 17 (37.78%) Linux
10 16 (35.56%) CREST Certified
11 15 (33.33%) Information Security
11 15 (33.33%) DV Cleared
12 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
13 13 (28.89%) VxWorks
13 13 (28.89%) Source Code Analysis
14 12 (26.67%) Burp Suite
14 12 (26.67%) OWASP
15 11 (24.44%) Security Testing
16 10 (22.22%) CEH
16 10 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
16 10 (22.22%) Firewall
16 10 (22.22%) Wireless
16 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
17 9 (20.00%) SQL
17 9 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Metasploit
Top Related 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 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Firewall
1 10 (22.22%) Wireless
2 8 (17.78%) Network Security
3 6 (13.33%) Wireshark
4 4 (8.89%) Wireless Security
5 3 (6.67%) Broadband
5 3 (6.67%) LTE
6 1 (2.22%) HTTP
6 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Burp Suite
2 3 (6.67%) sqlmap
3 2 (4.44%) AppScan
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Electronics
4 2 (4.44%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Automotive
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Tester
2 19 (42.22%) Penetration Tester
3 12 (26.67%) Consultant
3 12 (26.67%) Security Consultant
3 12 (26.67%) Security Tester
4 10 (22.22%) Security Penetration Tester
5 9 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 8 (17.78%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (17.78%) Senior Security Consultant
7 7 (15.56%) Analyst
7 7 (15.56%) Security Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
9 4 (8.89%) Applications Tester
9 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Senior Tester
10 3 (6.67%) Security Manager
10 3 (6.67%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (6.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
1 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.22%) CGI
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 9 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
4 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (11.11%) iPad
6 4 (8.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (6.67%) CESG
8 2 (4.44%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (2.22%) iPhone
9 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Linux
3 13 (28.89%) VxWorks
4 6 (13.33%) Kali Linux
5 5 (11.11%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) Android
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.44%) KNOPPIX
6 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (64.44%) Penetration Testing
3 21 (46.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 18 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 15 (33.33%) Information Security
6 13 (28.89%) Source Code Analysis
7 12 (26.67%) OWASP
8 11 (24.44%) Security Testing
9 10 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (15.56%) Secure Coding
10 7 (15.56%) Social Engineering
11 6 (13.33%) Cryptography
11 6 (13.33%) Open Source
12 5 (11.11%) Security Architecture
13 4 (8.89%) Project Management
13 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
13 4 (8.89%) Security Operations
13 4 (8.89%) SIEM
13 4 (8.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) C++
2 22 (48.89%) Java
3 18 (40.00%) Python
4 17 (37.78%) C
5 9 (20.00%) SQL
6 8 (17.78%) C#
7 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
7 4 (8.89%) Perl
8 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.44%) Ruby
10 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (35.56%) CREST Certified
3 15 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 10 (22.22%) CEH
5 8 (17.78%) CISSP
5 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
6 7 (15.56%) GIAC
6 7 (15.56%) SANS
7 6 (13.33%) Degree
7 6 (13.33%) OSCP
8 5 (11.11%) CHECK Team Leader
8 5 (11.11%) CISA
9 4 (8.89%) CISM
10 3 (6.67%) CCNA
10 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (6.67%) GPEN
11 2 (4.44%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (4.44%) ECSA
11 2 (4.44%) EnCE
11 2 (4.44%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 34 (75.56%) Nessus
2 18 (40.00%) Nmap
3 5 (11.11%) Core Impact
4 2 (4.44%) EnCase
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (2.22%) HP Fortify
5 1 (2.22%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco
1 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
1 3 (6.67%) Juniper
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.67%) Nokia
2 2 (4.44%) Coverity
2 2 (4.44%) IBM
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
2 2 (4.44%) Veracode
3 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.22%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.22%) Qualys
3 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
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set2recruit
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Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a VERY generous bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £65k - 75k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago