Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1163 1205 1301
Rank change year-on-year +42 +96 +29
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 29 23 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.012% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.097% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 22 19 14
UK median annual salary £38,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -5.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £21,075 £35,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £48,625 £52,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -36.84% +11.76% +8.28%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22782 23736 25029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 12.43% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19180 19970 20854
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.05%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

pfSense
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing pfSense as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing pfSense over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing pfSense within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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
England +53 25 £38,000 -20.00% 1
UK excluding London +51 17 £30,000 -36.84% 1
London +36 12 £38,250 -19.47%
Midlands +40 6 - -
West Midlands +26 6 - -
South East +40 5 £21,000 -55.79% 1
Wales - 4 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £27,500 -
North of England - 2 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 with a requirement for pfSense.

1 26 (89.66%) Firewall
2 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 25 (86.21%) Linux
3 20 (68.97%) VPN
4 19 (65.52%) Cisco
5 15 (51.72%) Debian
5 15 (51.72%) Ubuntu
5 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
6 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
7 12 (41.38%) Network Security
7 12 (41.38%) VMware
8 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
8 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
8 9 (31.03%) Docker
9 8 (27.59%) CentOS
9 8 (27.59%) SIEM
9 8 (27.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (27.59%) Kali Linux
9 8 (27.59%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 8 (27.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 8 (27.59%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (27.59%) DNS
9 8 (27.59%) DHCP
9 8 (27.59%) Juniper
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
9 8 (27.59%) PKI
10 7 (24.14%) Web Development

pfSense
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 6 (20.69%) nginx
3 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.90%) Confluence
5 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) NetSuite
1 1 (3.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) G Suite
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) Firewall
2 20 (68.97%) VPN
3 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
4 12 (41.38%) Network Security
5 8 (27.59%) DHCP
5 8 (27.59%) DNS
6 7 (24.14%) Asterisk PBX
7 6 (20.69%) IPsec
8 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (17.24%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (17.24%) HTTP
8 5 (17.24%) HTTPS
8 5 (17.24%) Wireless
9 4 (13.79%) VLAN
9 4 (13.79%) VoIP
10 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (10.34%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (10.34%) iSCSI
11 2 (6.90%) NAS
11 2 (6.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) MySQL
2 6 (20.69%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.45%) OpenStack Swift
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (20.69%) Games
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Administrator
1 6 (20.69%) Linux Administrator
1 6 (20.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 6 (20.69%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Security Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Firewall Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) LAMP
2 6 (20.69%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Linux Command Line
1 8 (27.59%) PKI
2 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Raspberry Pi
3 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Linux
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Debian
2 15 (51.72%) Ubuntu
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
3 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (27.59%) CentOS
4 8 (27.59%) Kali Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) Unix
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 8 (27.59%) SIEM
1 8 (27.59%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 8 (27.59%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (24.14%) Web Development
3 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.69%) DevOps
3 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.24%) Cryptography
4 5 (17.24%) Security Operations
5 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (6.90%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) ERP
6 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) PHP
2 6 (20.69%) Python
2 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
3 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
3 5 (17.24%) C-shell
3 5 (17.24%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) Korn
3 5 (17.24%) Ruby
4 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.24%) CEH
2 5 (17.24%) CISSP
2 5 (17.24%) CREST Certified
2 5 (17.24%) GIAC
2 5 (17.24%) Linux+ Certification
2 5 (17.24%) LPIC
2 5 (17.24%) RHCA
2 5 (17.24%) RHCE
2 5 (17.24%) RHCSA
2 5 (17.24%) SANS
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CCDP
3 3 (10.34%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) CCSP
3 3 (10.34%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
1 9 (31.03%) Docker
2 7 (24.14%) KVM
2 7 (24.14%) Samba
3 6 (20.69%) Snort
3 6 (20.69%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (20.69%) VirtualBox
3 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.45%) NFS
5 1 (3.45%) oVirt
5 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Ansible
1 6 (20.69%) Puppet
1 6 (20.69%) Salt
2 5 (17.24%) FortiGate
3 3 (10.34%) Nessus
3 3 (10.34%) OSSEC
3 3 (10.34%) QRadar
4 1 (3.45%) Bacula
4 1 (3.45%) Nagios
4 1 (3.45%) Rsyslog
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
4 8 (27.59%) Juniper
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) SonicWALL
6 5 (17.24%) Aruba
6 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
6 5 (17.24%) Extreme Networks
6 5 (17.24%) F5
6 5 (17.24%) Fortinet
6 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
6 5 (17.24%) Veeam
6 5 (17.24%) WatchGuard
7 3 (10.34%) AlienVault
7 3 (10.34%) ForeScout
7 3 (10.34%) LogRhythm
7 3 (10.34%) McAfee
7 3 (10.34%) Qualys
7 3 (10.34%) Sourcefire