The table below looks at the statistics for pfSense skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited pfSense over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
pfSense
Rank 926 936 926
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 9 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.001% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.074% 0.008% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 11
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,000 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -

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
12155 13246 11013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.00% 12.44% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10323 11182 9088
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

pfSense
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing pfSense within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing pfSense over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 within the UK.

pfSense Salary Histogram in the UK

pfSense
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing pfSense within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
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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
England +28 9 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
East of England - 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 - -
London - 3 £45,000 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £30,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £30,000 -

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 9 (75.00%) Nagios
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Cacti
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) Internet
4 7 (58.33%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) RANCID
6 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
6 5 (41.67%) Splunk
6 5 (41.67%) SmokePing
6 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) Sun
6 5 (41.67%) PMI
6 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
6 5 (41.67%) Juniper
6 5 (41.67%) OSPF
6 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (41.67%) SNMP
6 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
6 5 (41.67%) Open Source
6 5 (41.67%) Online Marketing

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) nginx
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 7 (58.33%) Internet
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
2 7 (58.33%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) OSPF
4 5 (41.67%) SNMP
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) IPsec
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
7 2 (16.67%) 802.11
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) VLAN
7 2 (16.67%) Wireless
8 1 (8.33%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (8.33%) SAN
8 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (8.33%) DB2
5 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Gradle
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) LAMP
2 3 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (25.00%) Memcached
2 3 (25.00%) mod_perl
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) 802.1X
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) PMI
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) CentOS
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Debian
5 2 (16.67%) Gentoo
5 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows NT
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
1 5 (41.67%) Logistics
1 5 (41.67%) Online Marketing
1 5 (41.67%) Open Source
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Corosync
2 3 (25.00%) KVM
2 3 (25.00%) NFS
2 3 (25.00%) Sendmail
2 3 (25.00%) Squid
2 3 (25.00%) Varnish
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (8.33%) Docker
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) NDS
4 1 (8.33%) Novell eDirectory
4 1 (8.33%) Shibboleth
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (8.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Nagios
2 8 (66.67%) Cacti
3 5 (41.67%) RANCID
3 5 (41.67%) SmokePing
4 4 (33.33%) WSUS
5 3 (25.00%) Ansible
5 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (25.00%) Pacemaker
5 3 (25.00%) Puppet
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (25.00%) Salt
5 3 (25.00%) yum
6 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) F5
3 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
3 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
3 5 (41.67%) Splunk
3 5 (41.67%) Sun
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Atlassian
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Sybase
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) Kaspersky
6 2 (16.67%) NETGEAR
6 2 (16.67%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Sophos
7 1 (8.33%) EMC
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) NetIQ
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