The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
pfSense
Rank 877 852 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 4 18 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.017% -
As % of the System Software category 0.032% 0.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 0
Average salary £32,750 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £35,000 -
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12363 10742 11375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.62% 9.91% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 10252 9148 9737
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 1 August 2014 within the UK.

pfSense Salary Histogram in the UK

pfSense
Top 5 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 1 August 2014. 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 -73 4 £32,750 -6.42%
London -37 2 £23,500 -57.27%
Stevenage - 2 £41,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £41,000 -
East of England - 2 £41,000 -

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) 3Com
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) IPv4
4 2 (40.00%) IPv6
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) HTTPS

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) IPv4
4 2 (40.00%) IPv6
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Junos
4 2 (40.00%) FWSM
5 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (20.00%) FTP
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) 3Com
3 2 (40.00%) Spiceworks
4 1 (20.00%) WatchGuard