Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for pfSense skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited pfSense over the 6 months to 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

pfSense
England > North West
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 314 355 -
Rank change year-on-year +41 - +369
Permanent jobs citing pfSense 9 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.090% 0.060% -
As % of the System Software category 0.59% 0.37% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 0
North West median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% - -
England median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% -36.84%

pfSense is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,534 1,912 1,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.41% 16.32% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,236 1,562 1,238
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

pfSense
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing pfSense as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for pfSense in the North West

pfSense
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing pfSense in the North West.

Salary trend for pfSense in the North West

pfSense
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing pfSense within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +33 9 £32,500 -16.13%
pfSense
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT jobs citing pfSense also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for pfSense.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) MCSA
1 9 (100.00%) Python
1 9 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) Dell
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) CommVault
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 9 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 9 (100.00%) VLAN
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
1 9 (100.00%) WatchGuard
1 9 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (100.00%) CentOS
1 9 (100.00%) Azure
1 9 (100.00%) AWS
1 9 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 9 (100.00%) Aruba
1 9 (100.00%) VMware ESXi

pfSense
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (100.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (100.00%) AWS
1 9 (100.00%) Azure
1 9 (100.00%) GCP
1 9 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Network Systems Engineer
1 9 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (77.78%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) Linux Scripter
5 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) CentOS
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 9 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 9 (100.00%) Data Science
1 9 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (100.00%) Project Delivery
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 9 (100.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
1 9 (100.00%) MCSA
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) RHCA
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (100.00%) Ansible
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Aruba
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) CommVault
1 9 (100.00%) Dell
1 9 (100.00%) HP
1 9 (100.00%) Meraki
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) WatchGuard