Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1148 1141 1263
Rank change year-on-year -7 +122 +40
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 28 39 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.18% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 26 35 6
UK median annual salary £55,000 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.03% -8.24% +23.19%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £33,125
90th Percentile £71,250 £48,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £40,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year +28.13% +18.52% -0.74%

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 24,557 21,430 24,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.29% 12.46% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 19,908 18,010 21,056
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +2.74%

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 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 8 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 18 June 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 -12 26 £57,500 +51.32% 3
UK excluding London 0 16 £51,250 +28.13% 2
London -12 12 £67,500 +76.47% 1
North West - 6 £57,500 - 1
North of England - 6 £57,500 - 1
South East - 5 £62,500 -
South West - 3 £50,000 - 1
Wales +2 2 £35,750 -20.56%

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT jobs citing pfSense also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for pfSense.

1 24 (85.71%) Linux
2 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Firewall
3 13 (46.43%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) VPN
4 12 (42.86%) DNS
4 12 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (39.29%) Ubuntu
5 11 (39.29%) Debian
6 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 10 (35.71%) OpenVPN
6 10 (35.71%) DevOps
6 10 (35.71%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (28.57%) LDAP
8 7 (25.00%) Python
8 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (25.00%) Sophos
9 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (21.43%) Deep Learning
9 6 (21.43%) KVM
9 6 (21.43%) Ansible
9 6 (21.43%) Video Analytics
9 6 (21.43%) Analytics
9 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
9 6 (21.43%) FortiGate
9 6 (21.43%) PagerDuty
9 6 (21.43%) Terraform
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 6 (21.43%) OPNsense

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 2 (7.14%) Confluence
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (21.43%) SaaS
3 4 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (14.29%) Amazon S3
3 4 (14.29%) IaaS
4 2 (7.14%) G Suite
4 2 (7.14%) Office 365
5 1 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) DNS
2 12 (42.86%) VPN
3 10 (35.71%) OpenVPN
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (21.43%) OPNsense
5 5 (17.86%) IPsec
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (14.29%) Sourcefire
6 4 (14.29%) VLAN
6 4 (14.29%) VoIP
6 4 (14.29%) Wireless
7 3 (10.71%) SAN
8 2 (7.14%) LAN
8 2 (7.14%) MPLS
8 2 (7.14%) RIP
8 2 (7.14%) SNMP
8 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) AWS DevOps
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Firewall Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) SIEM Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) AWS Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Linux DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.57%) COM
2 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Linux
2 19 (67.86%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) Debian
3 11 (39.29%) Ubuntu
4 6 (21.43%) FreeBSD
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.29%) CentOS
5 4 (14.29%) Kali Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) DevOps
2 6 (21.43%) Analytics
2 6 (21.43%) Deep Learning
2 6 (21.43%) Open Source
2 6 (21.43%) Video Analytics
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (14.29%) SIEM
3 4 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Computer Vision
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.29%) VBScript
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) CCNA
3 4 (14.29%) CEH
3 4 (14.29%) CISSP
3 4 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 4 (14.29%) GIAC
3 4 (14.29%) Linux+ Certification
3 4 (14.29%) LPIC
3 4 (14.29%) RHCA
3 4 (14.29%) RHCE
3 4 (14.29%) RHCSA
3 4 (14.29%) SANS
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) AWS Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) KVM
2 6 (21.43%) NFS
2 6 (21.43%) Samba
2 6 (21.43%) Snort
3 4 (14.29%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.71%) Docker
5 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Ansible
1 6 (21.43%) FortiGate
1 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (21.43%) Puppet
1 6 (21.43%) Terraform
1 6 (21.43%) ZABBIX
2 4 (14.29%) Nessus
2 4 (14.29%) OpenVAS
2 4 (14.29%) OSSEC
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (7.14%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.57%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) Sophos
4 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 6 (21.43%) HP
4 6 (21.43%) PagerDuty
5 5 (17.86%) SonicWALL
6 4 (14.29%) AlienVault
6 4 (14.29%) Aruba
6 4 (14.29%) Extreme Networks
6 4 (14.29%) F5
6 4 (14.29%) ForeScout
6 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 4 (14.29%) Juniper
6 4 (14.29%) LogRhythm
6 4 (14.29%) McAfee
6 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 4 (14.29%) WatchGuard