Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1175 1142 1293
Rank change year-on-year -33 +151 +17
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 28 32 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.019% 0.005%
As % of the System Software category 0.12% 0.15% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 26 31 5
UK median annual salary £45,250 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.29% -22.22% +30.43%
10th Percentile £20,500 £31,250 £24,900
90th Percentile £71,250 £47,500 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £35,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +46.43% +32.08% -22.06%

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 24,297 21,069 24,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.69% 12.30% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19,776 17,578 21,059
UK median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,457
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% +5.05% +1.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £74,125 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -16 26 £51,250 +46.43% 2
UK excluding London -32 16 £51,250 +46.43% 2
London -22 12 £39,250 +1.95%
South East 0 8 £21,000 -9.68%
North West -2 4 £57,500 +64.29% 1
North of England -2 4 £57,500 +64.29% 1
Wales +4 2 £35,750 -20.56%
South West - 2 £51,250 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 27 (96.43%) Linux
2 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Firewall
3 18 (64.29%) VPN
4 17 (60.71%) Cisco
4 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
5 15 (53.57%) OpenVPN
6 13 (46.43%) HP
7 12 (42.86%) Sophos
7 12 (42.86%) IPsec
8 11 (39.29%) Debian
8 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
8 11 (39.29%) Ubuntu
8 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
9 10 (35.71%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
10 9 (32.14%) NFS
10 9 (32.14%) Samba
10 9 (32.14%) KVM
11 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (28.57%) DNS
11 8 (28.57%) Snort
11 8 (28.57%) DevOps
11 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
12 7 (25.00%) VMware
12 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (25.00%) SonicWALL
12 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) NetSuite
2 1 (3.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (25.00%) Office 365
3 4 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (14.29%) Amazon S3
3 4 (14.29%) IaaS
3 4 (14.29%) SaaS
4 2 (7.14%) G Suite
5 1 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) Firewall
2 18 (64.29%) VPN
3 15 (53.57%) OpenVPN
4 12 (42.86%) IPsec
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (21.43%) Sourcefire
6 6 (21.43%) Wireless
7 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (14.29%) OPNsense
8 4 (14.29%) VLAN
9 3 (10.71%) SAN
10 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
10 2 (7.14%) Network Security
10 2 (7.14%) VoIP
11 1 (3.57%) 802.11
11 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.29%) 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%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Firewall Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Security Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) SIEM Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (17.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) IT Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) IT Security Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) 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 6 (21.43%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Linux
2 21 (75.00%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) Debian
3 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (39.29%) Ubuntu
4 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
5 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (21.43%) CentOS
7 6 (21.43%) Kali Linux
8 4 (14.29%) FreeBSD
9 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) DevOps
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%) ERP
3 5 (17.86%) Identity Management
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Analytics
4 4 (14.29%) Deep Learning
4 4 (14.29%) Open Source
4 4 (14.29%) Video Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Computer Vision
6 1 (3.57%) Business Development
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.57%) Line Management
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
1 5 (17.86%) Python
2 4 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) CEH
1 6 (21.43%) CISSP
1 6 (21.43%) CREST Certified
1 6 (21.43%) GIAC
1 6 (21.43%) Linux+ Certification
1 6 (21.43%) LPIC
1 6 (21.43%) RHCA
1 6 (21.43%) RHCE
1 6 (21.43%) RHCSA
1 6 (21.43%) SANS
1 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) KVM
2 9 (32.14%) NFS
2 9 (32.14%) Samba
3 8 (28.57%) Snort
4 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (17.86%) oVirt
6 4 (14.29%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
7 1 (3.57%) Docker
7 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) FortiGate
1 6 (21.43%) Nessus
1 6 (21.43%) OpenVAS
1 6 (21.43%) OSSEC
2 5 (17.86%) Bacula
2 5 (17.86%) WSUS
3 4 (14.29%) Ansible
3 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (14.29%) Puppet
3 4 (14.29%) Terraform
3 4 (14.29%) ZABBIX
4 2 (7.14%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.57%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) HP
3 12 (42.86%) Sophos
4 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
5 7 (25.00%) SonicWALL
5 7 (25.00%) VMware
6 6 (21.43%) AlienVault
6 6 (21.43%) Aruba
6 6 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 6 (21.43%) Extreme Networks
6 6 (21.43%) F5
6 6 (21.43%) ForeScout
6 6 (21.43%) Fortinet
6 6 (21.43%) Juniper
6 6 (21.43%) LogRhythm
6 6 (21.43%) McAfee
6 6 (21.43%) Okta
6 6 (21.43%) Palo Alto
6 6 (21.43%) WatchGuard