Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1145 1150 1257
Rank change year-on-year +5 +107 +46
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 38 37 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.021% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.16% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 36 31 13
UK median annual salary £57,500 £40,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.98% -14.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £36,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,625 £48,750 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% -5.26% +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 24,832 22,451 24,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 12.68% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20,070 18,937 21,021
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +26 37 £57,500 +46.50% 5
UK excluding London +29 21 £37,500 -16.67% 4
London +41 17 £67,500 +71.97% 1
South East - 8 £33,750 - 2
North of England +28 7 £42,500 +54.55% 1
North West - 7 £42,500 -
South West - 5 £31,000 -
Wales -5 1 £31,500 -30.00%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 30 (78.95%) Firewall
2 29 (76.32%) Linux
3 26 (68.42%) Windows
4 22 (57.89%) DNS
5 19 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (42.11%) Ubuntu
6 16 (42.11%) Cisco
6 16 (42.11%) LDAP
6 16 (42.11%) KVM
6 16 (42.11%) DevOps
7 15 (39.47%) Ansible
7 15 (39.47%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (39.47%) Python
8 14 (36.84%) Samba
8 14 (36.84%) Debian
8 14 (36.84%) OpenVPN
8 14 (36.84%) ZABBIX
9 13 (34.21%) Puppet
9 13 (34.21%) Open Source
9 13 (34.21%) SaaS
9 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
9 13 (34.21%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (34.21%) FreeBSD
9 13 (34.21%) NFS
9 13 (34.21%) Terraform
9 13 (34.21%) PagerDuty
9 13 (34.21%) Jenkins
9 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (34.21%) OPNsense
10 10 (26.32%) VPN

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 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 19 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (34.21%) SaaS
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (7.89%) G Suite
4 3 (7.89%) IaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.63%) Office 365
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (78.95%) Firewall
2 22 (57.89%) DNS
3 14 (36.84%) OpenVPN
4 13 (34.21%) OPNsense
5 10 (26.32%) VPN
6 5 (13.16%) BGP
6 5 (13.16%) OSPF
7 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (10.53%) MPLS
7 4 (10.53%) RIP
7 4 (10.53%) SNMP
7 4 (10.53%) VoIP
7 4 (10.53%) WAN
8 3 (7.89%) LAN
8 3 (7.89%) VLAN
9 2 (5.26%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (5.26%) IPsec
9 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
1 13 (34.21%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Administrator
2 9 (23.68%) Network Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (21.05%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) AWS Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) DevOps Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) LDAP
2 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.63%) CGI
3 1 (2.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 5 (13.16%) Replication
4 4 (10.53%) Virtual Team
5 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.63%) Cyberattack
7 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Linux
2 26 (68.42%) Windows
3 16 (42.11%) Ubuntu
4 14 (36.84%) Debian
5 13 (34.21%) FreeBSD
6 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.53%) Mac OS
7 4 (10.53%) Windows 10
8 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.26%) CentOS
9 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) DevOps
2 13 (34.21%) Open Source
3 9 (23.68%) Analytics
3 9 (23.68%) Deep Learning
3 9 (23.68%) Video Analytics
4 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.16%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (13.16%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (10.53%) Network Architecture
7 3 (7.89%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (7.89%) Computer Vision
7 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.26%) Hardware Maintenance
8 2 (5.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Python
2 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.53%) C
4 3 (7.89%) VBScript
5 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.79%) CCNA
3 4 (10.53%) CCNP
3 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) KVM
2 14 (36.84%) Samba
3 13 (34.21%) NFS
4 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
5 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (10.53%) Docker
7 3 (7.89%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (7.89%) Xen
8 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.63%) LXC
8 1 (2.63%) Snort
8 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) Ansible
2 14 (36.84%) ZABBIX
3 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (34.21%) Puppet
3 13 (34.21%) Terraform
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (10.53%) FortiGate
5 3 (7.89%) Nagios
6 2 (5.26%) Icinga
7 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.63%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Cisco
2 13 (34.21%) PagerDuty
3 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) Splunk
5 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.53%) Meraki
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.53%) Sophos
6 3 (7.89%) Google
6 3 (7.89%) SonicWALL
7 2 (5.26%) Veeam
7 2 (5.26%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.63%) Adobe
8 1 (2.63%) Capita
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix
8 1 (2.63%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.63%) Vyatta