The table below looks at the statistics for pfSense skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited pfSense over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
pfSense
Rank 632 595 646
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +51
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 2 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.025% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 0.042% 0.26% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 4
Average salary £23,500 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.27% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £35,000 -
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
pfSense
England

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

System Software Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4804 4182 4604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 10.43% 9.39% 9.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4190 3656 4025
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

pfSense
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

pfSense Jobs Demand Trend in London

pfSense
Salary Trend in London

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

pfSense Salary Trend in London

pfSense
Top 22 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IPv4
1 2 (100.00%) IPv6
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) 3Com
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Junos
1 2 (100.00%) Spiceworks
1 2 (100.00%) FWSM
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) IPv4
1 2 (100.00%) IPv6
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Junos
1 2 (100.00%) FWSM
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) 3Com
1 2 (100.00%) Spiceworks