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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 920 966
Rank change year-on-year +79 +46  
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 31 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the System Software category 0.27% 0.032% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 26 4 5
Median salary £40,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £33,250 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +28.57% -9.67%  

pfSense is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11339 12341 13042
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.87% 12.71% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9621 10508 10784
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% +4.00%  

pfSense
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing pfSense as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 14 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +72 24 £39,000 +4.00% 1
London +40 17 £39,000 -2.50%
City of London - 15 £39,000 -
West Wales - 7 £45,000 - 1
Wales - 7 £45,000 - 1
Swansea - 7 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +15 5 - - 1
Birmingham - 5 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
East of England - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £27,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 37 (92.50%) Firewall
2 36 (90.00%) Linux
3 34 (85.00%) Windows
4 32 (80.00%) VPN
5 30 (75.00%) Cisco
6 23 (57.50%) Debian
7 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
8 18 (45.00%) Ubuntu
9 17 (42.50%) VMware
10 16 (40.00%) Network Security
11 15 (37.50%) CentOS
12 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
12 14 (35.00%) Red Hat
13 13 (32.50%) Juniper
13 13 (32.50%) DNS
13 13 (32.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (32.50%) PCI DSS
13 13 (32.50%) PKI
13 13 (32.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 13 (32.50%) Snort
13 13 (32.50%) SIEM
13 13 (32.50%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (32.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 13 (32.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 12 (30.00%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
15 11 (27.50%) Kali Linux
15 11 (27.50%) Apache
15 11 (27.50%) DHCP
16 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

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 11 (27.50%) Apache
2 7 (17.50%) IIS
3 6 (15.00%) nginx
4 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (92.50%) Firewall
2 32 (80.00%) VPN
3 16 (40.00%) Network Security
4 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (32.50%) DNS
6 11 (27.50%) DHCP
7 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (25.00%) Wireless
8 9 (22.50%) IPsec
9 8 (20.00%) VLAN
10 7 (17.50%) Asterisk PBX
10 7 (17.50%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (17.50%) IPv6
11 6 (15.00%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (15.00%) HTTP
11 6 (15.00%) VoIP
12 5 (12.50%) HTTPS
13 4 (10.00%) iSCSI
13 4 (10.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) MySQL
2 5 (12.50%) MariaDB
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack Swift
3 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (12.50%) Games
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Administrator
1 9 (22.50%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Security Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Firewall Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Network Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Security Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Security Specialist
5 5 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) SIEM Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Network Support
8 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) LAMP
2 5 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.50%) CGI
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) FFmpeg
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) PKI
2 12 (30.00%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Animation
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Linux
2 34 (85.00%) Windows
3 23 (57.50%) Debian
4 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
5 18 (45.00%) Ubuntu
6 15 (37.50%) CentOS
7 13 (32.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (27.50%) Kali Linux
9 6 (15.00%) Unix
10 3 (7.50%) VyOS
11 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (2.50%) Solaris
12 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
12 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 13 (32.50%) SIEM
1 13 (32.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 13 (32.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 10 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.00%) Web Development
5 5 (12.50%) Cryptography
5 5 (12.50%) DevOps
5 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.50%) Security Operations
6 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL
7 2 (5.00%) Open Source
7 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) Workload Management
8 1 (2.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Python
2 6 (15.00%) PHP
3 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 5 (12.50%) C-shell
3 5 (12.50%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) Korn
3 5 (12.50%) Ruby
3 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (22.50%) CCNP
3 7 (17.50%) Linux+ Certification
3 7 (17.50%) LPIC
3 7 (17.50%) RHCA
3 7 (17.50%) RHCE
3 7 (17.50%) RHCSA
4 6 (15.00%) CCDP
4 6 (15.00%) CCSP
4 6 (15.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (12.50%) CEH
5 5 (12.50%) CISSP
5 5 (12.50%) CREST Certified
5 5 (12.50%) GIAC
5 5 (12.50%) SANS
5 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.00%) CCNA
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (32.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Snort
2 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (22.50%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (12.50%) Docker
6 5 (12.50%) iptables
6 5 (12.50%) KVM
6 5 (12.50%) Samba
6 5 (12.50%) VirtualBox
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) FortiGate
1 7 (17.50%) Nessus
1 7 (17.50%) Puppet
2 6 (15.00%) Nagios
2 6 (15.00%) OSSEC
3 5 (12.50%) Ansible
3 5 (12.50%) QRadar
3 5 (12.50%) Salt
4 2 (5.00%) Cacti
5 1 (2.50%) Graylog
5 1 (2.50%) SELinux
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Cisco
2 17 (42.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (32.50%) Juniper
5 10 (25.00%) Aruba
5 10 (25.00%) SonicWALL
6 8 (20.00%) LogRhythm
6 8 (20.00%) McAfee
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.50%) AlienVault
7 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
7 7 (17.50%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (17.50%) F5
7 7 (17.50%) Fortinet
7 7 (17.50%) Palo Alto
7 7 (17.50%) WatchGuard
8 6 (15.00%) Sourcefire
9 4 (10.00%) Oracle
10 3 (7.50%) Brocade
10 3 (7.50%) ProCurve
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