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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
pfSense
Rank 920 954 983
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +29
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 11 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the System Software category 0.089% 0.086% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 4
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +37.40%
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%

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
12318 12760 12937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.57% 11.57% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10476 10555 10743
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 24 July 2016 within the UK.

pfSense Salary Histogram in the UK

pfSense
Top 9 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 24 July 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 +50 11 £47,500 -32.14% 4
South East +40 7 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Hampshire +2 7 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Southampton - 7 £47,500 - 2
London +41 2 £40,000 -57.89% 1
West Midlands - 2 £33,750 -
Telford - 2 £33,750 -
Shropshire - 2 £33,750 -
Hackney - 1 - - 1

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (92.31%) VLAN
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 11 (84.62%) VMware
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco
5 8 (61.54%) VPN
5 8 (61.54%) Firewall
6 7 (53.85%) Wireless
6 7 (53.85%) WAN
6 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (46.15%) PHP
7 6 (46.15%) DNS
7 6 (46.15%) DHCP
7 6 (46.15%) IPsec
7 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
7 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
8 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
8 5 (38.46%) OSPF
8 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (38.46%) Information Security
8 5 (38.46%) Dell
8 5 (38.46%) Web Services
8 5 (38.46%) Apache
8 5 (38.46%) Postfix
8 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (38.46%) CentOS
8 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (38.46%) LAPP Stack

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 5 (38.46%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) VLAN
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) VPN
3 7 (53.85%) WAN
3 7 (53.85%) Wireless
4 6 (46.15%) DHCP
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
4 6 (46.15%) IPsec
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (38.46%) OpenVPN
5 5 (38.46%) OSPF
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
7 3 (23.08%) MPLS
7 3 (23.08%) VPLS
8 2 (15.38%) BGP
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (15.38%) NX-OS
8 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (38.46%) Couchbase
1 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Xdebug
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (38.46%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (38.46%) IT Manager
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) LAPP Stack
1 5 (38.46%) PHP-FPM
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) CentOS
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Debian
6 2 (15.38%) Gentoo
6 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
6 2 (15.38%) VyOS
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
2 5 (38.46%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Postfix
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Nagios
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) Iperf
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Dell
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) Aruba
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) ProCurve
4 3 (23.08%) SonicWALL
5 2 (15.38%) Brocade
5 2 (15.38%) Kaspersky
5 2 (15.38%) NETGEAR
5 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
5 2 (15.38%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 2 (15.38%) Sophos
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) SaltStack
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Posted: 5 days ago
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