Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1158 1165 1258
Rank change year-on-year +7 +93 +56
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 18 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.079% 0.12% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 8
UK median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -26.32% +26.67%
10th Percentile £17,700 £31,250 £27,450
90th Percentile £40,500 £52,500 £86,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £21,000 £43,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -51.45% +8.13% +6.67%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22,832 21,749 24,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 12.30% 11.59%
Number of salaries quoted 19,008 18,067 20,447
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,000 £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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 6 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 19 January 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 +6 18 £30,000 -14.29% 6
UK excluding London +4 11 £21,000 -51.45% 7
South East +12 10 £21,000 -55.79% 2
London +13 7 £38,000 +16.92% 1
North of England 0 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Firewall
3 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 15 (83.33%) Cisco
3 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (77.78%) VPN
5 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 12 (66.67%) HP
5 12 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 12 (66.67%) IPsec
5 12 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (66.67%) OpenVPN
6 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
6 11 (61.11%) VMware
7 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (44.44%) Office 365
8 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (38.89%) Ubuntu
9 7 (38.89%) Debian
9 7 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (38.89%) SonicWALL
10 6 (33.33%) Atlassian
10 6 (33.33%) PCI DSS
10 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (33.33%) CentOS
10 6 (33.33%) F5
10 6 (33.33%) SIEM

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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) NetSuite
2 1 (5.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) Firewall
2 14 (77.78%) VPN
3 12 (66.67%) IPsec
3 12 (66.67%) OpenVPN
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (11.11%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) VoIP
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) 802.11
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
General
1 2 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Firewall Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) SIEM Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) IT Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Assistant
6 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
1 6 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Raspberry Pi
2 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 12 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) Debian
6 7 (38.89%) Ubuntu
7 6 (33.33%) CentOS
7 6 (33.33%) Kali Linux
7 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ERP
1 6 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 6 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 6 (33.33%) SIEM
1 6 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Line Management
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CEH
1 6 (33.33%) CISSP
1 6 (33.33%) CREST Certified
1 6 (33.33%) GIAC
1 6 (33.33%) Linux+ Certification
1 6 (33.33%) LPIC
1 6 (33.33%) RHCA
1 6 (33.33%) RHCE
1 6 (33.33%) RHCSA
1 6 (33.33%) SANS
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSA
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) MCTS
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (33.33%) KVM
3 6 (33.33%) NFS
3 6 (33.33%) oVirt
3 6 (33.33%) Samba
3 6 (33.33%) Snort
4 3 (16.67%) Docker
4 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
5 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Bacula
1 6 (33.33%) FortiGate
1 6 (33.33%) Nessus
1 6 (33.33%) OpenVAS
1 6 (33.33%) OSSEC
1 6 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) HP
2 12 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) SonicWALL
5 6 (33.33%) AlienVault
5 6 (33.33%) Aruba
5 6 (33.33%) Atlassian
5 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (33.33%) Dell
5 6 (33.33%) F5
5 6 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 6 (33.33%) Juniper
5 6 (33.33%) LogRhythm
5 6 (33.33%) McAfee
5 6 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 6 (33.33%) Sophos
5 6 (33.33%) Sourcefire
5 6 (33.33%) WatchGuard