Period
to 23 October 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1103 1167 1214
Rank change year-on-year +64 +47 +94
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 54 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.017% 0.012%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 52 22 19
UK median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% -20.00% -5.00%
10th Percentile £25,375 £21,075 £35,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £48,625 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,000 £30,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -36.84% +11.76%

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 24,666 22,948 23,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 13.06% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,139 19,320 19,851
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% 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 2018.

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 2018. 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 +60 54 £37,500 -1.32% 7
UK excluding London +40 31 £31,000 +3.33% 4
London +37 23 £67,500 +76.47% 3
North of England +42 16 £31,000 +12.73% 3
South East +12 11 £27,750 +32.14% 1
Yorkshire +26 9 £30,000 +9.09% 1
North West - 7 £37,500 - 2
South West - 4 £31,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 42 (77.78%) Linux
1 42 (77.78%) Firewall
2 36 (66.67%) Windows
3 31 (57.41%) Ubuntu
4 29 (53.70%) Open Source
5 27 (50.00%) DevOps
6 24 (44.44%) ZABBIX
6 24 (44.44%) Python
6 24 (44.44%) DNS
7 23 (42.59%) Jenkins
8 22 (40.74%) Ansible
9 21 (38.89%) KVM
10 20 (37.04%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (35.19%) Puppet
11 19 (35.19%) Debian
11 19 (35.19%) Terraform
11 19 (35.19%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (31.48%) Docker
12 17 (31.48%) LDAP
12 17 (31.48%) CentOS
13 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
13 16 (29.63%) Windows Server
14 15 (27.78%) Cisco
14 15 (27.78%) VoIP
14 15 (27.78%) OpenVPN
14 15 (27.78%) Samba
15 14 (25.93%) Git (software)
15 14 (25.93%) SaaS
15 14 (25.93%) FreeBSD

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 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) Confluence
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (25.93%) SaaS
3 5 (9.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.56%) Office 365
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) G Suite
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (77.78%) Firewall
2 24 (44.44%) DNS
3 15 (27.78%) OpenVPN
3 15 (27.78%) VoIP
4 14 (25.93%) OPNsense
5 11 (20.37%) Asterisk PBX
6 7 (12.96%) BGP
6 7 (12.96%) OSPF
7 6 (11.11%) MPLS
7 6 (11.11%) RIP
7 6 (11.11%) SSL
7 6 (11.11%) WAN
8 5 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.26%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (9.26%) VPN
9 4 (7.41%) SNMP
10 3 (5.56%) LAN
11 2 (3.70%) IPsec
11 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
12 1 (1.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 10 (18.52%) JIRA
4 9 (16.67%) Redmine
4 9 (16.67%) Trac
General
1 4 (7.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Administrator
1 20 (37.04%) Linux Administrator
2 14 (25.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 14 (25.93%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (18.52%) AWS Administrator
3 10 (18.52%) AWS DevOps
3 10 (18.52%) DevOps Administrator
3 10 (18.52%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 10 (18.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 10 (18.52%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) LDAP
2 3 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.85%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.41%) Replication
3 4 (7.41%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.85%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 42 (77.78%) Linux
2 36 (66.67%) Windows
3 31 (57.41%) Ubuntu
4 19 (35.19%) Debian
5 17 (31.48%) CentOS
6 16 (29.63%) Windows Server
7 14 (25.93%) FreeBSD
8 12 (22.22%) Windows 10
8 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 9 (16.67%) Windows 8
9 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 5 (9.26%) Mac OS
11 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) Open Source
2 27 (50.00%) DevOps
3 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.52%) Analytics
4 10 (18.52%) Deep Learning
4 10 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (18.52%) Video Analytics
5 9 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (14.81%) Hardware Maintenance
6 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (9.26%) ITIL
7 5 (9.26%) Network Architecture
7 5 (9.26%) Workflow
8 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) Python
2 9 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 9 (16.67%) PHP
2 9 (16.67%) Ruby
3 4 (7.41%) C
4 2 (3.70%) SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.96%) CCNA
3 6 (11.11%) CCNP
4 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (38.89%) KVM
2 17 (31.48%) Docker
3 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 15 (27.78%) Samba
5 14 (25.93%) NFS
6 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (12.96%) Xen
8 5 (9.26%) iptables
9 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.85%) LXC
10 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (44.44%) ZABBIX
2 22 (40.74%) Ansible
3 19 (35.19%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (35.19%) Puppet
3 19 (35.19%) Terraform
4 7 (12.96%) Nagios
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (11.11%) Icinga
6 5 (9.26%) FortiGate
6 5 (9.26%) Kubernetes
6 5 (9.26%) Packer
6 5 (9.26%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Cisco
2 14 (25.93%) PagerDuty
3 13 (24.07%) Splunk
4 12 (22.22%) VMware
5 8 (14.81%) SonicWALL
5 8 (14.81%) WatchGuard
6 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 6 (11.11%) Meraki
7 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.26%) SaltStack
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.70%) Sophos
8 2 (3.70%) Veeam
9 1 (1.85%) F5
9 1 (1.85%) Google
9 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto