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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
pfSense
Rank 894 862 882
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 2 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the System Software category 0.016% 0.081% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 4
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
12866 11085 11980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.27% 10.35% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10798 9328 10278
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,020
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%

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
Top 4 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 23 October 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
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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
Berkshire +10 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Reading -3 2 £37,500 +7.14%
South East -15 2 £37,500 +7.14%
England -21 2 £37,500 -11.76%

pfSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) iPhone
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Junos
3 2 (33.33%) Spiceworks
3 2 (33.33%) FWSM
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) IPv4
3 2 (33.33%) IPv6
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Dell

pfSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) IPv4
3 2 (33.33%) IPv6
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) Junos
3 2 (33.33%) FWSM
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) iPhone
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) 3Com
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Spiceworks
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle