Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1079 1158 1141
Rank change year-on-year +79 -17 +127
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 19 28 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.016% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.079% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 35
UK median annual salary £33,500 £55,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.09% +41.03% -8.24%
10th Percentile £29,375 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £64,750 £71,250 £48,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,875 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -36.25% +25.00% +18.52%

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 24,061 24,617 21,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.74% 14.30% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19,712 19,975 18,077
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -

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 June 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 19 June 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
England +98 19 £33,500 -41.74%
UK excluding London +77 14 £31,875 -36.25%
North West +35 9 £31,250 -45.65%
North of England +31 9 £31,250 -45.65%
London +76 5 £61,250 -9.26%
South East +38 4 £55,000 -12.00%
Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
3 17 (89.47%) DNS
3 17 (89.47%) Firewall
4 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
5 13 (68.42%) Python
5 13 (68.42%) VMware
5 13 (68.42%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (63.16%) Bash Shell
6 12 (63.16%) Office 365
6 12 (63.16%) Ansible
6 12 (63.16%) VLAN
6 12 (63.16%) Degree
6 12 (63.16%) SharePoint
7 11 (57.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
7 11 (57.89%) Mac OS X
7 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
7 11 (57.89%) Ubuntu
7 11 (57.89%) CentOS
8 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
8 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
8 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
8 10 (52.63%) Dell
9 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (47.37%) HP
9 9 (47.37%) Cisco
9 9 (47.37%) MCSA
9 9 (47.37%) CommVault
9 9 (47.37%) RHCA

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 (63.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Autodesk Smoke
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (63.16%) Office 365
3 9 (47.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) DNS
1 17 (89.47%) Firewall
2 12 (63.16%) VLAN
3 5 (26.32%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.79%) DHCP
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
6 2 (10.53%) Junos
6 2 (10.53%) OpenVPN
6 2 (10.53%) OPNsense
7 1 (5.26%) NAS
7 1 (5.26%) SNMP
7 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) DB2
3 3 (15.79%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Network Systems Engineer
1 9 (47.37%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Administrator
2 8 (42.11%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (31.58%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (21.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (21.05%) Server Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Linux Scripter
7 2 (10.53%) AWS Administrator
7 2 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (10.53%) DevOps Administrator
7 2 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 2 (10.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (10.53%) PowerShell Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu Administrator
8 1 (5.26%) Network Support
8 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) LDAP
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) CentOS
3 11 (57.89%) Mac OS X
3 11 (57.89%) Ubuntu
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 10 (52.63%) Windows 10
5 3 (15.79%) AIX
5 3 (15.79%) Debian
6 2 (10.53%) FreeBSD
6 2 (10.53%) FreeNAS
6 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (47.37%) Artificial Intelligence
2 9 (47.37%) Data Protection
2 9 (47.37%) Data Science
2 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 9 (47.37%) Task Automation
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Deep Learning
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) ITSM
4 2 (10.53%) Low Latency
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Video Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Game Development
5 1 (5.26%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Python
2 12 (63.16%) Bash Shell
3 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
4 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) MCSA
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (47.37%) RHCA
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (31.58%) Docker
4 4 (21.05%) KVM
4 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (15.79%) oVirt
6 2 (10.53%) iptables
6 2 (10.53%) NFS
6 2 (10.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Ansible
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (21.05%) ZABBIX
4 3 (15.79%) Kubernetes
5 2 (10.53%) Ganglia
5 2 (10.53%) Mesos
5 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (10.53%) Proxmox
5 2 (10.53%) Puppet
5 2 (10.53%) Terraform
6 1 (5.26%) Nagios
6 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
3 10 (52.63%) Dell
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (47.37%) Aruba
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) CommVault
4 9 (47.37%) HP
4 9 (47.37%) Meraki
4 9 (47.37%) WatchGuard
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) PagerDuty
6 2 (10.53%) Vyatta
7 1 (5.26%) Talend
7 1 (5.26%) Veeam