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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
pfSense
Rank 882 903 859
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -44
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 11 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.003% 0.013%
As % of the System Software category 0.093% 0.032% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 13
Average salary £70,000 £32,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+113.74% -6.42%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%

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
11774 12478 10645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.75% 10.87% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9834 10290 9075
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

pfSense Salary Histogram in the UK

pfSense
Top 10 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 28 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
England +11 11 £70,000 +113.74%
Manchester - 4 £40,000 -
North West - 4 £40,000 -
London +13 3 £95,000 +304.25%
Sheffield - 3 £95,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £95,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £95,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £45,000 -
South East - 1 £45,000 -

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (94.44%) Firewall
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco
4 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (55.56%) Debian
5 10 (55.56%) Citrix
6 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (50.00%) VPN
6 9 (50.00%) Clustering
6 9 (50.00%) Ubuntu
6 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 9 (50.00%) OpenStack
7 8 (44.44%) SAN
8 7 (38.89%) DNS
8 7 (38.89%) Apache
8 7 (38.89%) DHCP
8 7 (38.89%) LAN
8 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
8 7 (38.89%) CSS
8 7 (38.89%) HTML
8 7 (38.89%) PHP
8 7 (38.89%) Finance
9 6 (33.33%) SUSE
9 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (33.33%) VLAN
9 6 (33.33%) Xen
9 6 (33.33%) Perl
9 6 (33.33%) SQL Server

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 7 (38.89%) Apache
3 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
3 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (27.78%) CloudStack
3 5 (27.78%) JBoss
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (27.78%) Commerce Server
3 5 (27.78%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (27.78%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (27.78%) PegaRULES
3 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
3 5 (27.78%) Joomla!
3 5 (27.78%) Drupal
3 5 (27.78%) WordPress
3 5 (27.78%) Node.js
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 3 (16.67%) Moodle
6 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Google Apps
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) VPN
3 8 (44.44%) SAN
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (38.89%) DNS
4 7 (38.89%) LAN
4 7 (38.89%) DHCP
5 6 (33.33%) HTTP
5 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (33.33%) VLAN
6 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (27.78%) BIG-IP
6 5 (27.78%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) IPsec
7 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (16.67%) SMTP
7 3 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (16.67%) NAS
7 3 (16.67%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) OLAP
2 5 (27.78%) OLTP
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Lead Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) IT Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Platform Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
2 5 (27.78%) REST
2 5 (27.78%) Express
2 5 (27.78%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) XSLT
2 5 (27.78%) Middleware
2 5 (27.78%) JSON
2 5 (27.78%) jQuery
2 5 (27.78%) HTML5
3 3 (16.67%) LAMP
4 1 (5.56%) Memcached
4 1 (5.56%) mod_perl
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (27.78%) DataPower
3 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.11%) PKI
5 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Debian
3 9 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (33.33%) SUSE
4 6 (33.33%) CentOS
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (27.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (27.78%) UNIX
5 5 (27.78%) AIX
5 5 (27.78%) Solaris
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
3 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
3 5 (27.78%) Network Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Content Management
3 5 (27.78%) Network Design
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (11.11%) Network Management
6 2 (11.11%) SIEM
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Line Management
7 1 (5.56%) Software Licensing
7 1 (5.56%) Security Hardening
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps
7 1 (5.56%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PHP
2 6 (33.33%) Perl
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 5 (27.78%) Jython
3 5 (27.78%) Korn
3 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCIE
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) VCAP
3 1 (5.56%) CCDP
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) XenServer
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) Xen
2 6 (33.33%) KVM
3 5 (27.78%) VMware Server
3 5 (27.78%) vSphere
3 5 (27.78%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (22.22%) Squid
5 3 (16.67%) Samba
6 2 (11.11%) Snort
6 2 (11.11%) vCloud
7 1 (5.56%) Corosync
7 1 (5.56%) VirtualBox
7 1 (5.56%) MDaemon
7 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
7 1 (5.56%) Varnish
7 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) ZABBIX
2 4 (22.22%) SCVMM
2 4 (22.22%) ARCserve
3 2 (11.11%) Nessus
3 2 (11.11%) Nagios
3 2 (11.11%) OSSEC
3 2 (11.11%) Ansible
4 1 (5.56%) Salt
4 1 (5.56%) Pacemaker
4 1 (5.56%) yum
4 1 (5.56%) Puppet
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.56%) Cacti
4 1 (5.56%) Zenoss
4 1 (5.56%) WSUS
4 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 10 (55.56%) Citrix
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (27.78%) Intel
6 5 (27.78%) Endeca
6 5 (27.78%) IBM
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle
6 5 (27.78%) F5
7 4 (22.22%) WatchGuard
8 3 (16.67%) Google
8 3 (16.67%) NetApp
9 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
9 2 (11.11%) Sourcefire
9 2 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (11.11%) Juniper
9 2 (11.11%) McAfee
10 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
10 1 (5.56%) NETGEAR