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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
pfSense
UK
Rank 837 940 948
Rank change year-on-year
+103 +8
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 15 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.009% 0.001%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 0.072% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 1
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +32.35%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £30,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -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
10095 12521 13521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.17% 12.23% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8398 10605 11331
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing pfSense over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 within the UK.

pfSense Salary Histogram in the UK

pfSense
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing pfSense within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +102 15 £32,500 -27.77% 4
London +84 6 £32,500 -27.77%
East of England +31 4 £35,000 - 2
Cambridge +6 4 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £35,000 - 1
Telford - 3 £35,000 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £23,250 -
Southampton - 2 £23,250 -
South East - 2 £23,250 - 1
City of London - 1 £52,500 -

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (95.65%) Linux
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server
3 21 (91.30%) VMware
4 20 (86.96%) VPN
5 18 (78.26%) Firewall
6 17 (73.91%) VLAN
7 14 (60.87%) Cisco
8 13 (56.52%) IIS
9 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
9 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
10 11 (47.83%) DNS
10 11 (47.83%) DHCP
11 10 (43.48%) Nagios
11 10 (43.48%) IPsec
11 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
12 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
13 8 (34.78%) Unix
13 8 (34.78%) Apache
13 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
13 8 (34.78%) CCNP
13 8 (34.78%) CCNA
13 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
13 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
14 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (30.43%) Cacti
14 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008

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 13 (56.52%) IIS
2 8 (34.78%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) GroupWise
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) NetSuite
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (13.04%) Office 365
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.35%) Route 53
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) VPN
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) VLAN
4 11 (47.83%) DHCP
4 11 (47.83%) DNS
5 10 (43.48%) IPsec
6 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 7 (30.43%) HSRP
7 7 (30.43%) VoIP
8 6 (26.09%) Asterisk PBX
9 5 (21.74%) ISDN
9 5 (21.74%) OpenVPN
10 4 (17.39%) WAN
11 3 (13.04%) IPv4
11 3 (13.04%) IPv6
11 3 (13.04%) MPLS
11 3 (13.04%) OSPF
11 3 (13.04%) SNMP
11 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (13.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) MySQL
3 3 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (13.04%) Couchbase
3 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Administrator
1 7 (30.43%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (30.43%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Video On Demand Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (13.04%) IPTV Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 2 (8.70%) Junior
5 2 (8.70%) Junior Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) FFmpeg
2 3 (13.04%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (13.04%) PHP-FPM
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 6 (26.09%) Digital Media
2 6 (26.09%) Video on Demand
3 4 (17.39%) IPTV
3 4 (17.39%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (17.39%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (4.35%) Animation
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (95.65%) Linux
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server
3 8 (34.78%) Unix
3 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 5 (21.74%) Debian
6 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (17.39%) CentOS
8 3 (13.04%) VyOS
9 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
10 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) Information Security
2 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.70%) ERP
3 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CCNA
1 8 (34.78%) CCNP
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
4 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (21.74%) iptables
5 5 (21.74%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (13.04%) Postfix
6 3 (13.04%) Samba
7 2 (8.70%) KVM
7 2 (8.70%) NFS
7 2 (8.70%) oVirt
8 1 (4.35%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (4.35%) NDS
8 1 (4.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (4.35%) Squid
8 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
8 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) Nagios
2 7 (30.43%) Cacti
3 6 (26.09%) Graylog
4 3 (13.04%) Puppet
5 2 (8.70%) Bacula
5 2 (8.70%) WSUS
6 1 (4.35%) SCCM
6 1 (4.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) VMware
2 14 (60.87%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Dell
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.04%) Aruba
5 3 (13.04%) Brocade
5 3 (13.04%) ProCurve
5 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) SonicWALL
5 3 (13.04%) Ubiquiti
6 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
6 2 (8.70%) Avaya
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Sophos
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) NETGEAR
7 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.35%) QNAP
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Posted: 12 days ago
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