The first table below looks at the demand for the 3rd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 29 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 Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 81 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 21 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.82% 0.76% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 0.80% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 12
Average salary £27,500 £42,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.29% +29.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £39,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1108 1004 864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.85% 94.81% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 957 912 769
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
3rd Line Support
East of England

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

3rd Line Support Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

3rd Line Support
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Bedford +10 19 £25,000 -36.70%
Luton -19 1 £33,000 -22.35%
3rd Line Support
East of England

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 45 (86.54%) LAN
2 44 (84.62%) WAN
3 43 (82.69%) Firewall
4 42 (80.77%) VMware
5 41 (78.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (76.92%) VPN
6 40 (76.92%) DNS
6 40 (76.92%) Windows
6 40 (76.92%) MCSE
6 40 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 39 (75.00%) McAfee
7 39 (75.00%) Lotus Domino
7 39 (75.00%) DHCP
7 39 (75.00%) Citrix
7 39 (75.00%) Lotus
7 39 (75.00%) vSphere
8 37 (71.15%) McAfee ePO
8 37 (71.15%) Windows Phone 8
8 37 (71.15%) Windows Phone
8 37 (71.15%) SAN
8 37 (71.15%) Symantec
8 37 (71.15%) Blackberry
8 37 (71.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 37 (71.15%) VMS
8 37 (71.15%) Clearswift
8 37 (71.15%) Wi-Fi
8 37 (71.15%) Backup Exec
8 37 (71.15%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (75.00%) Lotus Domino
2 37 (71.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (7.69%) IIS
3 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (42.31%) MS Office
2 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (86.54%) LAN
2 44 (84.62%) WAN
3 43 (82.69%) Firewall
4 40 (76.92%) VPN
4 40 (76.92%) DNS
5 39 (75.00%) DHCP
6 37 (71.15%) SAN
6 37 (71.15%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (9.62%) Network Security
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (5.77%) OSPF
8 3 (5.77%) BGP
8 3 (5.77%) FTP
9 2 (3.85%) VoIP
10 1 (1.92%) Internet
10 1 (1.92%) SSL
10 1 (1.92%) VRRP
10 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) HTML
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
1 3 (5.77%) XML
1 3 (5.77%) XSL
2 2 (3.85%) J2EE
2 2 (3.85%) JSP
2 2 (3.85%) Servlets
3 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) ODBC
3 1 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (71.15%) Blackberry
1 37 (71.15%) SecurID
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
2 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (76.92%) Windows
1 40 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
1 40 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 37 (71.15%) VMS
2 37 (71.15%) Android
2 37 (71.15%) Windows Phone 8
2 37 (71.15%) Windows Phone
3 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.69%) Change Control
2 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
3 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.92%) Network Management
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (78.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (76.92%) MCSE
3 6 (11.54%) CCNP
3 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.62%) CCSA
4 5 (9.62%) CCNA
5 3 (5.77%) CCDP
5 3 (5.77%) MCSA
5 3 (5.77%) MCP
6 2 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.85%) CCSE
6 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.85%) CCIP
6 2 (3.85%) VCP5
7 1 (1.92%) CCSP
7 1 (1.92%) CCA
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CCDA
7 1 (1.92%) MCTS
7 1 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 39 (75.00%) vSphere
2 19 (36.54%) XenApp
3 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.92%) UAG
6 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.92%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 37 (71.15%) Backup Exec
1 37 (71.15%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (80.77%) VMware
2 39 (75.00%) Citrix
2 39 (75.00%) Lotus
2 39 (75.00%) McAfee
3 37 (71.15%) Clearswift
3 37 (71.15%) Symantec
4 6 (11.54%) Cisco
5 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.85%) Intel
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle