Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for pfSense skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited pfSense over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 575 649
Rank change year-on-year +39 +74 +16
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 10 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.032% 0.043% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.30% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 1
South East median annual salary £21,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -55.79% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13,500 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £30,000 £52,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £30,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -36.84% -13.64% +46.67%

pfSense is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4128 4950 5888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.40% 14.15% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3581 4214 4940
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

pfSense
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing pfSense as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for pfSense in the South East

pfSense
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing pfSense in the South East.

Salary trend for pfSense in the South East

pfSense
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing pfSense in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the South East

pfSense
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing pfSense within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Hampshire +2 6 £21,000 -55.79%
Surrey - 2 £30,000 -
Thames Valley - 2 £14,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £14,000 -
pfSense
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing pfSense also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for pfSense.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (80.00%) VPN
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) NFS
3 6 (60.00%) ERP
3 6 (60.00%) Identity Management
3 6 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (60.00%) IPsec
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Dell
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (60.00%) Sophos
3 6 (60.00%) Samba
3 6 (60.00%) KVM
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (60.00%) NetSuite
3 6 (60.00%) WSUS
3 6 (60.00%) Atlassian
3 6 (60.00%) OpenVPN
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7

pfSense
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Confluence
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
1 8 (80.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) IPsec
2 6 (60.00%) OpenVPN
2 6 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (60.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 6 (60.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (60.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Raspberry Pi
1 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ERP
1 6 (60.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCITP
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) MCTS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) KVM
3 6 (60.00%) NFS
3 6 (60.00%) oVirt
3 6 (60.00%) Samba
4 2 (20.00%) Docker
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Bacula
1 6 (60.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Atlassian
3 6 (60.00%) Dell
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (60.00%) Sophos
4 2 (20.00%) Veeam