Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1061 1116 1182
Rank change year-on-year +55 +66 +38
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 18 54 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.033% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.077% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15 52 22
UK median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -1.32% -20.00%
10th Percentile £29,375 £25,375 £21,075
90th Percentile £39,900 £71,250 £48,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,250 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +0.81% +3.33% -36.84%

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 23,494 24,666 22,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.19% 14.97% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 19,352 20,139 19,320
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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
UK excluding London +63 16 £31,250 +0.81% 4
England +55 15 £32,500 -13.33% 5
North West +52 12 £31,250 -16.67%
North of England +21 12 £31,250 +0.81%
Scotland - 3 - -
London +75 2 £46,250 -31.48% 1
Midlands - 1 £34,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £34,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
1 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 16 (88.89%) VMware
2 16 (88.89%) DNS
2 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 16 (88.89%) PowerShell
3 15 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 15 (83.33%) Linux
4 14 (77.78%) Python
4 14 (77.78%) Red Hat
4 14 (77.78%) CentOS
4 14 (77.78%) AWS
4 14 (77.78%) Bash Shell
5 13 (72.22%) Ansible
5 13 (72.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (72.22%) Windows 10
5 13 (72.22%) Mac OS X
5 13 (72.22%) Dell
5 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
5 13 (72.22%) Ubuntu
5 13 (72.22%) Degree
6 12 (66.67%) WatchGuard
6 12 (66.67%) Data Protection
6 12 (66.67%) VLAN
6 12 (66.67%) RHCA
6 12 (66.67%) Artificial Intelligence
6 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
6 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (66.67%) CommVault

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 12 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 14 (77.78%) AWS
2 12 (66.67%) Azure
2 12 (66.67%) GCP
2 12 (66.67%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 16 (88.89%) DNS
3 12 (66.67%) VLAN
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) BGP
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) OSPF
5 3 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (16.67%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) VPLS
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) Internet
6 1 (5.56%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Network Systems Engineer
1 12 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 7 (38.89%) Server Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Linux Scripter
4 4 (22.22%) PowerShell Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Administrator
6 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 14 (77.78%) CentOS
4 13 (72.22%) Mac OS X
4 13 (72.22%) Ubuntu
4 13 (72.22%) Windows 10
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Debian
7 1 (5.56%) FreeNAS
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (66.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 12 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 12 (66.67%) Data Science
2 12 (66.67%) Project Delivery
2 12 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 12 (66.67%) Task Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Network Management
4 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) ETL
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) ITSM
5 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) PowerShell
2 14 (77.78%) Bash Shell
2 14 (77.78%) Python
3 3 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Degree
2 12 (66.67%) MCSA
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) RHCA
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) vSphere
4 3 (16.67%) VMware NSX
5 2 (11.11%) iptables
6 1 (5.56%) Docker
6 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (72.22%) Ansible
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (27.78%) Nagios
3 5 (27.78%) ZABBIX
4 1 (5.56%) Ganglia
4 1 (5.56%) Mesos
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (5.56%) Proxmox
4 1 (5.56%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
1 16 (88.89%) VMware
2 14 (77.78%) Red Hat
3 13 (72.22%) Dell
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
4 12 (66.67%) Aruba
4 12 (66.67%) CommVault
4 12 (66.67%) HP
4 12 (66.67%) Meraki
4 12 (66.67%) WatchGuard
5 3 (16.67%) Avaya
5 3 (16.67%) EMC
5 3 (16.67%) Spiceworks
5 3 (16.67%) Veeam
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.56%) Sun
6 1 (5.56%) Talend
6 1 (5.56%) Vyatta