Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid7 Metasploit
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1110 1146 1111
Rank change year-on-year +36 -35 +137
Permanent jobs citing Metasploit 70 65 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.037% 0.089%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.18% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 49 52 141
UK median annual salary £60,000 £47,750 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.65% -23.60% +47.06%
10th Percentile £40,750 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £76,125 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +40.00% -34.78% +43.75%

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 36,029 36,182 36,690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.58% 20.41% 18.08%
Number of salaries quoted 29,244 29,857 31,656
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Metasploit in the UK

Metasploit
Top 7 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 20 July 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 +38 70 £60,000 +25.65% 8
London +28 41 £100,000 +42.86% 3
UK excluding London -11 24 £52,500 +40.00% 5
East of England +23 18 £52,500 -4.55%
South East -20 5 - - 2
West Midlands +13 1 - - 1
Midlands -5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 49 (70.00%) Penetration Testing
2 45 (64.29%) CEH
3 39 (55.71%) Nessus
4 38 (54.29%) Kali Linux
5 32 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (41.43%) Nmap
6 29 (41.43%) CISSP
7 27 (38.57%) OSCP
7 27 (38.57%) CREST Certified
8 26 (37.14%) SIEM
8 26 (37.14%) Ethical Hacking
9 23 (32.86%) Vulnerability Management
10 22 (31.43%) Finance
10 22 (31.43%) Python
11 21 (30.00%) Linux
11 21 (30.00%) Fintech
12 20 (28.57%) CISA
12 20 (28.57%) Qualys
13 19 (27.14%) Threat Modelling
14 18 (25.71%) Netsparker
14 18 (25.71%) Burp Suite
14 18 (25.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 18 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (25.71%) Cryptography
15 16 (22.86%) Information Security
15 16 (22.86%) CISM
16 15 (21.43%) GIAC
16 15 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (20.00%) Firewall
18 13 (18.57%) SSCP

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 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) Firewall
2 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.14%) Wireless
4 3 (4.29%) WAN
5 2 (2.86%) LAN
5 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.43%) BGP
6 1 (1.43%) DHCP
6 1 (1.43%) DNS
6 1 (1.43%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.43%) FTP
6 1 (1.43%) HTTP
6 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.43%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.43%) MPLS
6 1 (1.43%) SMTP
6 1 (1.43%) SNMP
6 1 (1.43%) SSH
6 1 (1.43%) SSL
6 1 (1.43%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Big Data
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (25.71%) Burp Suite
2 2 (2.86%) Paros
3 1 (1.43%) GDB
3 1 (1.43%) sqlmap
General
1 22 (31.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.86%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Security Specialist
2 17 (24.29%) Security Engineer
3 16 (22.86%) Consultant
4 13 (18.57%) Analyst
4 13 (18.57%) Security Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Security Consultant
6 10 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
6 10 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
6 10 (14.29%) Tester
7 7 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Tester
9 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) IT Security Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Forensic Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) SIEM Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Senior IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (1.43%) LDAP
3 1 (1.43%) OAuth
3 1 (1.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.00%) Fintech
2 9 (12.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Cyberattack
4 3 (4.29%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.29%) iPhone
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 38 (54.29%) Kali Linux
2 21 (30.00%) Linux
3 7 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (4.29%) Android
4 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.86%) Unix
5 2 (2.86%) VMS
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (70.00%) Penetration Testing
2 32 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (37.14%) Ethical Hacking
3 26 (37.14%) SIEM
4 23 (32.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 19 (27.14%) Threat Modelling
6 18 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (25.71%) Cryptography
6 18 (25.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 16 (22.86%) Information Security
8 15 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (18.57%) Security Testing
10 11 (15.71%) Open Source
10 11 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (15.71%) Security Operations
11 9 (12.86%) Security Architecture
12 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
12 8 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (11.43%) Incident Management
13 7 (10.00%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) Python
2 12 (17.14%) Perl
3 9 (12.86%) Go
3 9 (12.86%) PHP
3 9 (12.86%) Ruby
4 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.57%) SQL
6 3 (4.29%) Java
6 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.86%) C#
7 2 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (64.29%) CEH
2 29 (41.43%) CISSP
3 27 (38.57%) CREST Certified
3 27 (38.57%) OSCP
4 20 (28.57%) CISA
5 16 (22.86%) CISM
6 15 (21.43%) GIAC
7 13 (18.57%) SSCP
8 10 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (12.86%) CSSLP
9 9 (12.86%) SANS
10 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (7.14%) CCNA
11 5 (7.14%) CCSP
11 5 (7.14%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (7.14%) CHFI
12 3 (4.29%) Degree
12 3 (4.29%) OSCE
13 2 (2.86%) GCIH
13 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.71%) GDPR
2 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.43%) FINRA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Snort
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (55.71%) Nessus
2 29 (41.43%) Nmap
3 3 (4.29%) Core Impact
3 3 (4.29%) Nexpose
3 3 (4.29%) QRadar
4 2 (2.86%) OpenVAS
5 1 (1.43%) CASB
5 1 (1.43%) EnCase
5 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.43%) Suricata
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Qualys
2 18 (25.71%) Netsparker
3 5 (7.14%) Splunk
4 3 (4.29%) AlienVault
4 3 (4.29%) LogRhythm
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.86%) Apple
5 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.43%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.43%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.43%) Sophos
6 1 (1.43%) Symantec
6 1 (1.43%) VMware