The table below looks at the statistics for pfSense skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited pfSense over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
pfSense
Rank - 980 1009
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 0 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the System Software category - 0.051% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 1
Median salary - £34,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -24.44%
UK excluding London median salary - £33,250 -

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12630 13599 12669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 12.14% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10703 11161 10645
Median salary £42,000 £41,750 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% +0.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

pfSense
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing pfSense as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

pfSense Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

pfSense
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing pfSense within the UK.

pfSense Salary Trend in the UK

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing pfSense also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for pfSense.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) VPN
3 7 (70.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) Nagios
3 7 (70.00%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (60.00%) Internet
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) Cacti
5 5 (50.00%) Online Marketing
5 5 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 5 (50.00%) Open Source
5 5 (50.00%) Splunk
5 5 (50.00%) SmokePing
5 5 (50.00%) Banking
5 5 (50.00%) Logistics
5 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (50.00%) Marketing
5 5 (50.00%) SNMP
5 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) OSPF
5 5 (50.00%) Sun
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) PMI
5 5 (50.00%) PMI Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) RANCID

pfSense
Top Related 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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) nginx
3 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) VPN
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (60.00%) Internet
4 5 (50.00%) OSPF
4 5 (50.00%) SNMP
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) 802.11
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (10.00%) HTTP
7 1 (10.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Gradle
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Manager
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (10.00%) Memcached
2 1 (10.00%) mod_perl
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) PMI
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Debian
5 2 (20.00%) Gentoo
5 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (50.00%) Logistics
1 5 (50.00%) Online Marketing
1 5 (50.00%) Open Source
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Corosync
4 1 (10.00%) Docker
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) KVM
4 1 (10.00%) NDS
4 1 (10.00%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (10.00%) NFS
4 1 (10.00%) Sendmail
4 1 (10.00%) Shibboleth
4 1 (10.00%) Squid
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (10.00%) UAG
4 1 (10.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Nagios
2 6 (60.00%) Cacti
3 5 (50.00%) RANCID
3 5 (50.00%) SmokePing
4 2 (20.00%) WSUS
5 1 (10.00%) Ansible
5 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (10.00%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (10.00%) Pacemaker
5 1 (10.00%) Puppet
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (10.00%) Salt
5 1 (10.00%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) F5
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
2 5 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 5 (50.00%) Splunk
2 5 (50.00%) Sun
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Kaspersky
5 2 (20.00%) NETGEAR
5 2 (20.00%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Sophos
6 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (10.00%) Sybase