The table below looks at the statistics for pfSense skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited pfSense over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
pfSense
Rank 312 - 314
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 2 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.019% - 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% - 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
Average salary £60,000 - £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 - £56,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 - £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 - £37,500
pfSense
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1310 1036 1095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 12.59% 9.26% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 937 959
Average salary £47,750 £46,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.68% -7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

pfSense
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing pfSense across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

pfSense Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

pfSense
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing pfSense across the City of London region.

pfSense Salary Trend in the City of London

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing pfSense also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited pfSense.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) OSSEC
1 2 (100.00%) OpenVPN
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus
1 2 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (100.00%) Snort
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 2 (100.00%) vCloud
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing pfSense also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited pfSense. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) OpenVPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) SIEM
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Snort
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus
1 2 (100.00%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP