Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 786 1017 1076
Rank change year-on-year +231 +59 +136
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 18 10 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.008% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.048% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 52
Median annual salary £37,750 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.86% -22.22% +18.42%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,250 £25,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,625 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,750 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year +7.86% +14.75% +45.24%

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 13,597 20,903 23,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.31% 17.00% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 11,235 17,298 19,571
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

pfSense
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing pfSense as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing pfSense.

Salary trend for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing pfSense over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 10 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 27 February 2021. 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 +219 18 £37,750 +7.86% 2
UK excluding London +157 18 £37,750 +7.86% 2
South East - 6 £35,000 - 1
South West - 6 £55,000 - 1
Midlands +63 4 £30,000 -14.29%
East Midlands +37 4 £30,000 -14.29%
West Midlands - 3 £30,000 -
North West - 2 £55,000 -
North of England - 2 £55,000 -
Work from Home - 2 £44,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (66.67%) Azure
3 12 (66.67%) Linux
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) Firewall
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
4 11 (61.11%) Cisco
5 10 (55.56%) Hyper-V
6 9 (50.00%) Docker
7 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
7 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
8 6 (33.33%) Sophos
8 6 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
8 6 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (33.33%) Ansible
8 6 (33.33%) DevOps
8 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
9 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
9 5 (27.78%) AWS
9 5 (27.78%) VoIP
10 4 (22.22%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
10 4 (22.22%) Information Security
10 4 (22.22%) SaaS
10 4 (22.22%) Mimecast
10 4 (22.22%) Windows Server

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 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (66.67%) Azure
3 5 (27.78%) AWS
4 4 (22.22%) Mimecast
4 4 (22.22%) SaaS
5 3 (16.67%) Cloudflare
6 1 (5.56%) G Suite
6 1 (5.56%) GCP
6 1 (5.56%) Google App Engine
6 1 (5.56%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) VoIP
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 3 (16.67%) OpenVPN
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) BGP
4 2 (11.11%) MPLS
4 2 (11.11%) OSPF
4 2 (11.11%) RIP
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.56%) BigQuery
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (5.56%) Debian
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) DevOps
1 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
3 4 (22.22%) Information Security
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Security Management
4 3 (16.67%) Server Building
5 2 (11.11%) Commercial Awareness
5 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (5.56%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) Go
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) HND
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 9 (50.00%) Docker
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Sophos
4 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.11%) Meraki
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard