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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
pfSense
Rank 881 910 881
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -29
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 11 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.003% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.091% 0.032% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 17
Average salary £45,000 £32,750 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.40% -15.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £23,100 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £41,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +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
12055 12633 10998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.99% 10.78% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10021 10473 9380
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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 £37,722 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% -1.31%

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 29 July 2015 within the UK.

pfSense Salary Histogram in the UK

pfSense
Top 14 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 29 July 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 +25 10 £70,000 +113.74%
Yorkshire - 3 £95,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £95,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £95,000 -
Manchester - 3 £40,000 -
North West - 3 £40,000 -
London +25 2 £95,000 +304.25%
South East - 2 £45,000 -
Slough - 1 £45,000 -
Farnborough - 1 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £32,500 -
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 9 (52.94%) Debian
4 9 (52.94%) Load Balancing
5 8 (47.06%) Ubuntu
5 8 (47.06%) Clustering
5 8 (47.06%) VPN
5 8 (47.06%) OpenStack
6 7 (41.18%) DNS
6 7 (41.18%) Apache
6 7 (41.18%) CSS
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) PHP
6 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) SAN
6 7 (41.18%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) SUSE
7 6 (35.29%) VLAN
7 6 (35.29%) Xen
7 6 (35.29%) Perl
7 6 (35.29%) Tomcat
7 6 (35.29%) Python
7 6 (35.29%) LAN
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (47.06%) OpenStack
2 7 (41.18%) Apache
3 6 (35.29%) Tomcat
4 5 (29.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (29.41%) WordPress
4 5 (29.41%) JBoss
4 5 (29.41%) Node.js
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (29.41%) Commerce Server
4 5 (29.41%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (29.41%) WebSphere Process Server
4 5 (29.41%) PegaRULES
4 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
4 5 (29.41%) Joomla!
4 5 (29.41%) Drupal
4 5 (29.41%) CloudStack
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (17.65%) Moodle
5 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) VPN
3 7 (41.18%) DNS
3 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 7 (41.18%) SAN
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) DHCP
4 6 (35.29%) VLAN
5 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
5 5 (29.41%) HTTP
5 5 (29.41%) WAN
6 3 (17.65%) SMTP
6 3 (17.65%) Internet
6 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (17.65%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (17.65%) NAS
6 3 (17.65%) OpenVPN
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) OLAP
1 5 (29.41%) OLTP
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (17.65%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Lead Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) IT Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Platform Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
1 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 5 (29.41%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) XSLT
2 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 5 (29.41%) JSON
2 5 (29.41%) jQuery
2 5 (29.41%) HTML5
2 5 (29.41%) REST
2 5 (29.41%) Express
3 4 (23.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Clustering
2 5 (29.41%) DataPower
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.76%) PKI
5 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Debian
4 8 (47.06%) Ubuntu
5 6 (35.29%) SUSE
6 5 (29.41%) UNIX
6 5 (29.41%) CentOS
6 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (29.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (29.41%) AIX
6 5 (29.41%) Solaris
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Load Balancing
2 6 (35.29%) Capacity Management
3 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
3 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Content Management
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (17.65%) Network Design
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Network Management
5 2 (11.76%) SIEM
5 2 (11.76%) Line Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
6 1 (5.88%) Security Hardening
6 1 (5.88%) BCP
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PHP
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
3 5 (29.41%) Jython
3 5 (29.41%) Korn
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) VCAP
3 1 (5.88%) CCDP
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) KVM
2 6 (35.29%) XenServer
2 6 (35.29%) Xen
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Server
3 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) vSphere
3 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 3 (17.65%) Samba
4 3 (17.65%) Squid
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (11.76%) Snort
5 2 (11.76%) iptables
5 2 (11.76%) vCloud
6 1 (5.88%) VirtualBox
6 1 (5.88%) MDaemon
6 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) ZABBIX
2 3 (17.65%) SCVMM
2 3 (17.65%) ARCserve
3 2 (11.76%) Nagios
3 2 (11.76%) Nessus
3 2 (11.76%) OSSEC
4 1 (5.88%) Puppet
4 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.88%) Ansible
4 1 (5.88%) Opsview
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.88%) Cacti
4 1 (5.88%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
1 10 (58.82%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) IBM
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Intel
4 5 (29.41%) Endeca
4 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
4 5 (29.41%) F5
5 4 (23.53%) WatchGuard
6 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (17.65%) NetApp
6 3 (17.65%) Google
7 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
7 2 (11.76%) McAfee
7 2 (11.76%) Juniper
7 2 (11.76%) HP
8 1 (5.88%) Dell
8 1 (5.88%) Symantec