Period
to 20 November 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1161 1192 1298
Rank change year-on-year +31 +106 +36
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 28 27 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.12% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 13
UK median annual salary £30,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.84% -13.64% +46.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £32,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £21,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -55.79% +18.75% +1.91%

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 23182 23194 24820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 12.40% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19404 19481 20702
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 November 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 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
England +46 26 £30,000 -36.84% 1
UK excluding London +32 20 £21,000 -55.79% 1
South East +36 10 £21,000 -55.79%
London -1 8 £39,250 -17.37%
Midlands +16 6 - -
West Midlands +12 6 - -
North of England +10 2 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £27,500 - 1
Wales - 2 £43,750 -

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

1 25 (89.29%) Windows
1 25 (89.29%) Firewall
2 24 (85.71%) Linux
3 21 (75.00%) VPN
4 18 (64.29%) Cisco
5 17 (60.71%) Windows Server
6 14 (50.00%) VMware
7 13 (46.43%) Debian
7 13 (46.43%) Ubuntu
7 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
7 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
8 12 (42.86%) Red Hat
8 12 (42.86%) Samba
8 12 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (42.86%) KVM
9 11 (39.29%) IPsec
9 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
10 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (32.14%) Network Security
10 9 (32.14%) Docker
10 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (28.57%) Office 365
11 8 (28.57%) DNS
11 8 (28.57%) DHCP
11 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (25.00%) PHP
12 7 (25.00%) MySQL
12 7 (25.00%) Apache
12 7 (25.00%) Atlassian
12 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) nginx
3 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.14%) Confluence
5 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (3.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) G Suite
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) Firewall
2 21 (75.00%) VPN
3 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (39.29%) IPsec
5 9 (32.14%) Network Security
6 8 (28.57%) DHCP
6 8 (28.57%) DNS
7 7 (25.00%) Asterisk PBX
8 6 (21.43%) OpenVPN
8 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (17.86%) HTTP
9 5 (17.86%) HTTPS
9 5 (17.86%) Wireless
10 4 (14.29%) VLAN
11 2 (7.14%) VoIP
11 2 (7.14%) WAN
12 1 (3.57%) 802.11
12 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
2 6 (21.43%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack Swift
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (21.43%) Games
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (21.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) Firewall Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) LAMP
2 6 (21.43%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Linux Command Line
1 6 (21.43%) PKI
2 2 (7.14%) Raspberry Pi
2 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) Linux
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server
4 13 (46.43%) Debian
4 13 (46.43%) Ubuntu
5 12 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (21.43%) CentOS
7 6 (21.43%) Kali Linux
7 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Web Development
2 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps
2 6 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 6 (21.43%) ERP
2 6 (21.43%) Identity Management
2 6 (21.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 6 (21.43%) SIEM
2 6 (21.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (17.86%) Cryptography
3 5 (17.86%) Security Operations
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Line Management
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) PHP
2 6 (21.43%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
3 5 (17.86%) C-shell
3 5 (17.86%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) Korn
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) CEH
1 5 (17.86%) CISSP
1 5 (17.86%) CREST Certified
1 5 (17.86%) GIAC
1 5 (17.86%) Linux+ Certification
1 5 (17.86%) LPIC
1 5 (17.86%) RHCA
1 5 (17.86%) RHCE
1 5 (17.86%) RHCSA
1 5 (17.86%) SANS
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.71%) CCNA
3 3 (10.71%) MCSE
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.14%) MCITP
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) MCTS
5 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (42.86%) KVM
2 12 (42.86%) Samba
3 9 (32.14%) Docker
3 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (21.43%) NFS
4 6 (21.43%) oVirt
4 6 (21.43%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (21.43%) VirtualBox
5 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.14%) Snort
7 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
7 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Ansible
1 6 (21.43%) Bacula
1 6 (21.43%) Puppet
1 6 (21.43%) Salt
1 6 (21.43%) WSUS
2 5 (17.86%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
3 1 (3.57%) Nessus
3 1 (3.57%) OSSEC
3 1 (3.57%) QRadar
3 1 (3.57%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.00%) Atlassian
6 6 (21.43%) Dell
6 6 (21.43%) HP
6 6 (21.43%) Juniper
6 6 (21.43%) SonicWALL
6 6 (21.43%) Sophos
7 5 (17.86%) Aruba
7 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
7 5 (17.86%) Extreme Networks
7 5 (17.86%) F5
7 5 (17.86%) Fortinet
7 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
7 5 (17.86%) WatchGuard
8 4 (14.29%) Veeam
9 2 (7.14%) Qualys
10 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire