The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3rd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 51 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.14% 1.10% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.13% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 3
Average salary £27,500 £34,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.28% -37.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £34,500 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,900 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -5.79%
3rd Line Support
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
318 266 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.25% 97.79% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 297 260 189
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Bedford region.

3rd Line Support Salary Trend in Bedford

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title 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 with 3rd Line Support in their job title.

1 29 (96.67%) VMware
2 28 (93.33%) MCSE
2 28 (93.33%) LAN
2 28 (93.33%) WAN
2 28 (93.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (93.33%) vSphere
3 27 (90.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 27 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (90.00%) Lotus
3 27 (90.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (90.00%) Citrix
3 27 (90.00%) DHCP
3 27 (90.00%) VPN
3 27 (90.00%) DNS
3 27 (90.00%) Lotus Domino
3 27 (90.00%) Windows
3 27 (90.00%) McAfee
3 27 (90.00%) Firewall
4 26 (86.67%) Wi-Fi
4 26 (86.67%) Blackberry
4 26 (86.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 26 (86.67%) Clearswift
4 26 (86.67%) SecurID
4 26 (86.67%) Backup Exec
4 26 (86.67%) VMS
4 26 (86.67%) Symantec
4 26 (86.67%) SAN
4 26 (86.67%) McAfee ePO
4 26 (86.67%) Windows Phone 8
4 26 (86.67%) Windows Phone

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title 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 with 3rd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (90.00%) Lotus Domino
2 26 (86.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Office
1 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) WAN
1 28 (93.33%) LAN
2 27 (90.00%) Firewall
2 27 (90.00%) DHCP
2 27 (90.00%) VPN
2 27 (90.00%) DNS
3 26 (86.67%) SAN
3 26 (86.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 26 (86.67%) Blackberry
1 26 (86.67%) SecurID
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
1 27 (90.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 27 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (86.67%) Windows Phone 8
2 26 (86.67%) Windows Phone
2 26 (86.67%) Android
2 26 (86.67%) VMS
3 14 (46.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) Change Control
2 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.33%) Network Management
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 28 (93.33%) MCSE
1 28 (93.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.67%) VCP5
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) CCDP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CCSA
System Software
1 28 (93.33%) vSphere
2 27 (90.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 14 (46.67%) XenApp
4 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (86.67%) Backup Exec
1 26 (86.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) VMware
2 27 (90.00%) Citrix
2 27 (90.00%) Lotus
2 27 (90.00%) McAfee
3 26 (86.67%) Clearswift
3 26 (86.67%) Symantec
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Intel
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco