The table below looks at the statistics for pfSense skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited pfSense over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
pfSense
Rank 443 - 421
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 1 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.005% - 0.019%
As % of the System Software category 0.035% - 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £45,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2834 2844 2757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 13.45% 12.76% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2349 2279 2343
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,650 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

pfSense
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

pfSense Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

pfSense
Salary Trend in the South East

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

pfSense Salary Trend in the South East

pfSense
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing pfSense within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 1 £45,000 -
pfSense
England

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) SUSE
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Xen
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) NETGEAR
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (50.00%) Zenoss
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) VirtualBox

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) SUSE
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (50.00%) Xen
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (50.00%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (50.00%) Zenoss
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) NETGEAR