Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1063 1163 1168
Rank change year-on-year +100 +5 +115
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 55 18 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.23% 0.079% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 51 17 25
UK median annual salary £36,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.67% -14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,375 £17,700 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £40,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £21,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +42.86% -46.15% +11.43%

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 23,558 22,701 21,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 13.09% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19,192 18,896 17,803
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% 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 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 11 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 22 January 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 +119 55 £36,500 +21.67% 6
UK excluding London +78 35 £30,000 +42.86% 3
London +60 19 £67,500 +77.63% 3
North of England +57 18 £30,000 - 1
South East +52 14 £27,750 +32.14% 2
Yorkshire +34 14 £30,000 -
North West - 4 £41,250 - 1
Midlands - 2 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
South West - 1 £31,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 49 (89.09%) Linux
2 40 (72.73%) Firewall
3 38 (69.09%) DevOps
4 36 (65.45%) Windows
5 32 (58.18%) Open Source
6 31 (56.36%) Ubuntu
7 29 (52.73%) Python
7 29 (52.73%) Jenkins
8 25 (45.45%) Docker
8 25 (45.45%) ZABBIX
9 24 (43.64%) CentOS
10 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
10 22 (40.00%) Ansible
11 21 (38.18%) KVM
11 21 (38.18%) DNS
12 18 (32.73%) Bash Shell
12 18 (32.73%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (30.91%) Windows 7
13 17 (30.91%) Puppet
13 17 (30.91%) Debian
13 17 (30.91%) VoIP
13 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (30.91%) Windows 10
13 17 (30.91%) Terraform
13 17 (30.91%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (29.09%) Windows Server
14 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (27.27%) Splunk
15 15 (27.27%) Windows 8

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 15 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.73%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (20.00%) SaaS
3 8 (14.55%) Office 365
4 6 (10.91%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (7.27%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (72.73%) Firewall
2 21 (38.18%) DNS
3 17 (30.91%) VoIP
4 14 (25.45%) Asterisk PBX
5 11 (20.00%) OpenVPN
5 11 (20.00%) OPNsense
6 6 (10.91%) SSL
6 6 (10.91%) VPN
7 4 (7.27%) DHCP
7 4 (7.27%) SAN
7 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.27%) VLAN
8 3 (5.45%) WAN
9 2 (3.64%) BGP
9 2 (3.64%) MPLS
9 2 (3.64%) OSPF
9 2 (3.64%) RIP
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.82%) Internet
10 1 (1.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (14.55%) MySQL
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (7.27%) DB2
4 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (52.73%) Jenkins
2 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 14 (25.45%) JIRA
3 14 (25.45%) Redmine
3 14 (25.45%) Trac
General
1 4 (7.27%) Electronics
2 1 (1.82%) Military
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Administrator
2 19 (34.55%) Linux Administrator
3 17 (30.91%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (23.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 11 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (16.36%) DevOps Administrator
6 9 (16.36%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 9 (16.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (14.55%) AWS Administrator
7 8 (14.55%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (14.55%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Linux Support
9 4 (7.27%) Ubuntu Administrator
10 3 (5.45%) IT Support
10 3 (5.45%) Support Technician
11 2 (3.64%) IT Support Technician
11 2 (3.64%) IT Technician
11 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) LDAP
2 1 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.82%) Digital Signage
4 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 49 (89.09%) Linux
2 36 (65.45%) Windows
3 31 (56.36%) Ubuntu
4 24 (43.64%) CentOS
5 17 (30.91%) Debian
5 17 (30.91%) Windows 10
5 17 (30.91%) Windows 7
6 16 (29.09%) Windows Server
7 15 (27.27%) Windows 8
7 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 11 (20.00%) FreeBSD
9 4 (7.27%) AIX
10 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) DevOps
2 32 (58.18%) Open Source
3 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (25.45%) Server Virtualisation
5 11 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 10 (18.18%) Workflow
7 9 (16.36%) Analytics
7 9 (16.36%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (16.36%) Video Analytics
8 8 (14.55%) Deep Learning
8 8 (14.55%) Hardware Maintenance
9 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
10 1 (1.82%) Application Virtualisation
10 1 (1.82%) Coaching
10 1 (1.82%) Customer Requirements
10 1 (1.82%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 1 (1.82%) Patch Management
10 1 (1.82%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) Python
2 18 (32.73%) Bash Shell
3 14 (25.45%) PHP
3 14 (25.45%) Ruby
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) CCNP
1 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.82%) CCNA
2 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) MCP
2 1 (1.82%) MCSA
2 1 (1.82%) MCSE
2 1 (1.82%) MCTS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (45.45%) Docker
2 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (38.18%) KVM
4 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (20.00%) NFS
5 11 (20.00%) Samba
6 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
7 6 (10.91%) iptables
7 6 (10.91%) Xen
8 4 (7.27%) oVirt
9 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (45.45%) ZABBIX
2 22 (40.00%) Ansible
3 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (30.91%) Puppet
3 17 (30.91%) Terraform
4 15 (27.27%) Kubernetes
5 6 (10.91%) Icinga
5 6 (10.91%) Nagios
5 6 (10.91%) Packer
5 6 (10.91%) SmoothWall
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Splunk
1 15 (27.27%) VMware
2 11 (20.00%) PagerDuty
3 8 (14.55%) SonicWALL
3 8 (14.55%) WatchGuard
4 6 (10.91%) SaltStack
5 5 (9.09%) Cisco
6 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.27%) Oracle
6 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.64%) Meraki
7 2 (3.64%) Sophos
8 1 (1.82%) Dell
8 1 (1.82%) F5
8 1 (1.82%) Symantec