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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
pfSense
Rank 878 943 977
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +34
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 8 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.070% 0.016% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Median salary £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £23,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+52.17% -38.66%

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
11384 12247 13834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.40% 11.52% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9433 10287 11628
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

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 6 December 2016 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 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +68 8 £35,000 -10.25% 5
Southampton - 3 £50,000 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £50,000 - 2
South East - 3 £50,000 - 2
London +65 2 £61,250 +11.36% 2
North West -17 2 £35,000 +52.17%
Manchester -14 1 £35,000 +52.17%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £32,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £32,500 - 1

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (96.30%) Linux
3 25 (92.59%) VMware
4 21 (77.78%) Cisco
4 21 (77.78%) Windows Server
5 20 (74.07%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (70.37%) VLAN
7 17 (62.96%) IPsec
8 16 (59.26%) Configuration Management
8 16 (59.26%) PHP
9 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
9 15 (55.56%) OpenVPN
10 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (51.85%) Apache
10 14 (51.85%) Firewall
10 14 (51.85%) Dell
10 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
10 14 (51.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (48.15%) Postfix
11 13 (48.15%) CentOS
11 13 (48.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (48.15%) Information Security
11 13 (48.15%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (48.15%) Web Services
11 13 (48.15%) VPN
11 13 (48.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (48.15%) Puppet
11 13 (48.15%) LAPP Stack
11 13 (48.15%) PHP-FPM
11 13 (48.15%) Couchbase

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 14 (51.85%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.70%) GroupWise
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (74.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (7.41%) Office 365
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Route 53
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) VLAN
2 17 (62.96%) IPsec
3 15 (55.56%) OpenVPN
3 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 14 (51.85%) Firewall
5 13 (48.15%) VPN
6 9 (33.33%) DHCP
6 9 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (14.81%) WAN
8 3 (11.11%) OSPF
8 3 (11.11%) tcpdump
8 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (11.11%) Wireless
9 2 (7.41%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (7.41%) HSRP
9 2 (7.41%) LAN
9 2 (7.41%) MPLS
9 2 (7.41%) Skype
9 2 (7.41%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) Apache Cassandra
1 13 (48.15%) Couchbase
1 13 (48.15%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (7.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.11%) Xdebug
General
1 3 (11.11%) Electronics
1 3 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Infrastructure Manager
2 10 (37.04%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 10 (37.04%) IT Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Video On Demand Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) LAPP Stack
1 13 (48.15%) PHP-FPM
1 13 (48.15%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Digital Media
2 2 (7.41%) IPTV
2 2 (7.41%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (7.41%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (96.30%) Linux
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 14 (51.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (48.15%) CentOS
6 3 (11.11%) Unix
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.70%) Debian
8 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Configuration Management
2 13 (48.15%) Information Security
3 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (7.41%) SIEM
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
6 1 (3.70%) ERP
6 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.70%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Presales
6 1 (3.70%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) PHP
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.81%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CCNA
1 3 (11.11%) CCNP
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Postfix
2 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.41%) Samba
5 1 (3.70%) Docker
5 1 (3.70%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (3.70%) iptables
5 1 (3.70%) KVM
5 1 (3.70%) NDS
5 1 (3.70%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (3.70%) NFS
5 1 (3.70%) oVirt
5 1 (3.70%) Snort
5 1 (3.70%) Squid
5 1 (3.70%) vCloud
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (48.15%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) Ansible
2 3 (11.11%) Iperf
2 3 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (7.41%) Cacti
3 2 (7.41%) Graylog
3 2 (7.41%) Nagios
3 2 (7.41%) WSUS
4 1 (3.70%) Bacula
4 1 (3.70%) EnCase
4 1 (3.70%) FTK
4 1 (3.70%) Nessus
4 1 (3.70%) OpenVAS
4 1 (3.70%) OSSEC
4 1 (3.70%) QRadar
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) VMware
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) Dell
3 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) SaltStack
6 2 (7.41%) Aruba
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.41%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Sophos
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
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