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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
pfSense
UK
Rank 848 941 956
Rank change year-on-year +93 +15  
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 9 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.003%
As % of the System Software category 0.088% 0.056% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 3
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £45,000 £38,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £65,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 - £34,000

pfSense is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10273 12592 13247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.09% 12.23% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8561 10613 10976
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

pfSense
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing pfSense as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 9 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +101 9 £35,000 -22.22% 3
London +68 3 £32,500 -27.77%
East of England +22 3 £35,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +14 3 £35,000 - 2
Cambridge +6 3 £35,000 - 2
Telford - 3 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 3 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £35,000 -
City of London - 1 £52,500 -

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing pfSense also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for pfSense.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) VPN
2 20 (95.24%) Linux
2 20 (95.24%) Windows Server
3 19 (90.48%) Firewall
3 19 (90.48%) VMware
4 15 (71.43%) VLAN
5 14 (66.67%) IIS
6 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
7 12 (57.14%) DNS
7 12 (57.14%) Cisco
7 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
8 11 (52.38%) DHCP
9 10 (47.62%) Nagios
9 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
10 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
10 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
11 8 (38.10%) CCNP
11 8 (38.10%) CCNA
11 8 (38.10%) Unix
11 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (38.10%) IPsec
11 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
12 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (33.33%) Cacti
12 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (33.33%) HSRP
12 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003

pfSense
Top Related 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 14 (66.67%) IIS
2 6 (28.57%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) GroupWise
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) NetSuite
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Route 53
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) VPN
2 19 (90.48%) Firewall
3 15 (71.43%) VLAN
4 12 (57.14%) DNS
5 11 (52.38%) DHCP
6 8 (38.10%) IPsec
7 7 (33.33%) HSRP
7 7 (33.33%) VoIP
8 6 (28.57%) Asterisk PBX
8 6 (28.57%) ISDN
8 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) WAN
10 3 (14.29%) BGP
10 3 (14.29%) IPv4
10 3 (14.29%) IPv6
10 3 (14.29%) MPLS
10 3 (14.29%) OSPF
10 3 (14.29%) SNMP
10 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Administrator
1 7 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Video On Demand Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) IPTV Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) FFmpeg
2 1 (4.76%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (28.57%) Digital Media
2 6 (28.57%) Video on Demand
3 4 (19.05%) IPTV
3 4 (19.05%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (19.05%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (4.76%) Animation
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) Linux
2 20 (95.24%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Unix
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Debian
5 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 3 (14.29%) VyOS
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.76%) CentOS
8 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (9.52%) ERP
3 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) CCNA
1 8 (38.10%) CCNP
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (28.57%) iptables
5 6 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (14.29%) Samba
7 2 (9.52%) KVM
7 2 (9.52%) NFS
7 2 (9.52%) oVirt
8 1 (4.76%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (4.76%) NDS
8 1 (4.76%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (4.76%) Squid
8 1 (4.76%) VirtualBox
8 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Nagios
2 7 (33.33%) Cacti
3 6 (28.57%) Graylog
4 2 (9.52%) Bacula
4 2 (9.52%) WSUS
5 1 (4.76%) SCCM
5 1 (4.76%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Aruba
5 3 (14.29%) Brocade
5 3 (14.29%) ProCurve
5 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 3 (14.29%) SonicWALL
5 3 (14.29%) Ubiquiti
6 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.52%) Sophos
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) NETGEAR
7 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.76%) QNAP
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