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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
pfSense
Rank 889 902 885
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 6 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.003% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.046% 0.035% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 19
Average salary £34,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 - £37,500

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
13080 11547 10762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.93% 10.07% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10828 9606 9005
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 2015 within the UK.

pfSense Salary Histogram in the UK

pfSense
Top 6 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 31 March 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
England -8 6 £34,500 -23.33% 1
London +11 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
City of London - 2 £60,000 -
South East - 1 £34,000 -
Woking - 1 £34,000 -
Surrey - 1 £34,000 -

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) LAMP
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (42.86%) NAS
5 3 (42.86%) Moodle
5 3 (42.86%) French Language
5 3 (42.86%) Google Apps
5 3 (42.86%) Samba
5 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (42.86%) Google
5 3 (42.86%) Squid
5 3 (42.86%) VLAN
5 3 (42.86%) SMTP
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) SAN
5 3 (42.86%) NetApp
5 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 3 (42.86%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (28.57%) CSS
6 2 (28.57%) CRM

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) Moodle
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (42.86%) NAS
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) SMTP
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) OpenVPN
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
5 1 (14.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (42.86%) French Language
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) LAMP
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Network Management
1 2 (28.57%) SIEM
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
1 2 (28.57%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) VCAP
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Squid
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Samba
2 2 (28.57%) Snort
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vCloud
3 1 (14.29%) KVM
3 1 (14.29%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) OSSEC
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
2 1 (14.29%) Cacti
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) HAProxy
2 1 (14.29%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Google
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard
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