Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 999 1074 1193
Rank change year-on-year +75 +119 -20
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 8 50 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.033% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.038% 0.21% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 2 46 19
UK median annual salary £48,750 £38,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.45% +27.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £37,375 £25,375 £19,100
90th Percentile £63,125 £71,250 £45,450
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +42.86% -40.00%

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 20,785 23,459 23,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.98% 15.58% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16,926 19,183 19,394
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 16 February 2020.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 5 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 16 February 2020. 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 +60 6 £35,000 +16.67% 6
Scotland - 4 - -
England +69 3 £48,750 +27.45% 7
East of England - 2 £35,000 - 2
London +66 1 £62,500 -7.41% 1

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) vSphere
3 6 (75.00%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) Nagios
4 5 (62.50%) OSPF
4 5 (62.50%) BGP
4 5 (62.50%) LDAP
4 5 (62.50%) LAN
4 5 (62.50%) VoIP
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) DHCP
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) SLA
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco
4 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) EMC
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Avaya
4 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (62.50%) Requirements Management
4 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (62.50%) VPLS
4 5 (62.50%) ZABBIX
4 5 (62.50%) Veeam
4 5 (62.50%) Network Management

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 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) AWS
2 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) DHCP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) Software-Defined Networking
2 5 (62.50%) VoIP
2 5 (62.50%) VPLS
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Linux Server Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) EMC VNX
2 2 (25.00%) BBC
2 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS
4 1 (12.50%) Debian
4 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Network Management
1 5 (62.50%) Requirements Management
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Antivirus Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Go
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (75.00%) vSphere
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) VMware NSX
4 1 (12.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Nagios
1 5 (62.50%) ZABBIX
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Avaya
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) EMC
2 5 (62.50%) Spiceworks
2 5 (62.50%) Veeam
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) SaltStack