The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 34 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 25 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 9.26% 1.09% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.33% 1.10% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 22 3 3
Average salary £30,000 £39,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% -24.76%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
268 272 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 99.26% 98.55% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 238 263 177
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,472 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -0.07%
3rd Line Support
Bedfordshire

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 10 July 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 42 (97.67%) VMware
2 40 (93.02%) Windows Server 2008
2 40 (93.02%) Windows
2 40 (93.02%) MCSE
2 40 (93.02%) LAN
2 40 (93.02%) WAN
2 40 (93.02%) VPN
2 40 (93.02%) DNS
2 40 (93.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (93.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (90.70%) McAfee
3 39 (90.70%) Lotus
3 39 (90.70%) DHCP
3 39 (90.70%) Citrix
3 39 (90.70%) Lotus Domino
3 39 (90.70%) vSphere
3 39 (90.70%) Firewall
3 39 (90.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 37 (86.05%) Symantec
4 37 (86.05%) SAN
4 37 (86.05%) Blackberry
4 37 (86.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 37 (86.05%) Clearswift
4 37 (86.05%) VMS
4 37 (86.05%) Wi-Fi
4 37 (86.05%) Backup Exec
4 37 (86.05%) SecurID
4 37 (86.05%) Android
4 37 (86.05%) McAfee ePO
4 37 (86.05%) Windows Phone 8

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 39 (90.70%) Lotus Domino
2 37 (86.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (51.16%) MS Office
2 20 (46.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 40 (93.02%) LAN
1 40 (93.02%) WAN
1 40 (93.02%) VPN
1 40 (93.02%) DNS
2 39 (90.70%) DHCP
2 39 (90.70%) Firewall
3 37 (86.05%) Wi-Fi
3 37 (86.05%) SAN
4 2 (4.65%) VoIP
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) VRRP
5 1 (2.33%) SSL
5 1 (2.33%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 37 (86.05%) Blackberry
1 37 (86.05%) SecurID
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (93.02%) Windows
1 40 (93.02%) Windows Server 2003
1 40 (93.02%) Windows Server 2008
2 37 (86.05%) VMS
2 37 (86.05%) Android
2 37 (86.05%) Windows Phone 8
2 37 (86.05%) Windows Phone
3 22 (51.16%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) Change Control
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.33%) Network Management
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 40 (93.02%) MCSE
1 40 (93.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) MCSA
2 3 (6.98%) MCP
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.65%) CCNP
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.65%) VCP5
4 1 (2.33%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (2.33%) CCSA
4 1 (2.33%) CCIP
4 1 (2.33%) CCNA
4 1 (2.33%) CCDP
4 1 (2.33%) CCSP
System Software
1 39 (90.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 39 (90.70%) vSphere
2 19 (44.19%) XenApp
3 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (2.33%) UAG
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 37 (86.05%) Backup Exec
1 37 (86.05%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (97.67%) VMware
2 39 (90.70%) Citrix
2 39 (90.70%) Lotus
2 39 (90.70%) McAfee
3 37 (86.05%) Clearswift
3 37 (86.05%) Symantec
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) Intel
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint