The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire 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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 148 162 175
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 72 76 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.22% 1.27% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.36% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 41 36 49
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -1.44%
3rd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5490 5570 5060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.88% 93.21% 94.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3787 4253 4142
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

3rd Line Support Salary Trend in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

3rd Line Support Salary Histogram in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
(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
Reading -15 22 £35,000 - 4
Bracknell -16 22 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Slough -3 5 £47,500 +30.13%
Maidenhead -10 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Wokingham +2 2 £35,500 +16.39% 1
Ascot - 2 £40,000 -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 108 (86.40%) Windows
2 79 (63.20%) Microsoft
3 77 (61.60%) Active Directory
4 61 (48.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (48.80%) VMware
5 55 (44.00%) SQL
6 53 (42.40%) DNS
6 53 (42.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (42.40%) Security Cleared
7 47 (37.60%) SC Cleared
7 47 (37.60%) DV Cleared
8 45 (36.00%) Citrix
9 41 (32.80%) DHCP
10 36 (28.80%) SAN
10 36 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (28.00%) SharePoint
12 34 (27.20%) MS Exchange
12 34 (27.20%) PowerShell
13 30 (24.00%) IIS
14 29 (23.20%) Veritas
14 29 (23.20%) Firewall
15 27 (21.60%) SCCM
16 26 (20.80%) NetBackup
17 25 (20.00%) Meridio
17 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (20.00%) EMC
17 25 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (19.20%) Windows XP
19 23 (18.40%) MS Excel
19 23 (18.40%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 35 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 34 (27.20%) MS Exchange
3 30 (24.00%) IIS
4 22 (17.60%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (15.20%) Apache
6 17 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (8.00%) Lync
10 9 (7.20%) Documentum
11 6 (4.80%) Live Communications Server
12 3 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
13 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (1.60%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 23 (18.40%) MS Excel
2 17 (13.60%) MS Office
3 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.80%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (42.40%) DNS
2 41 (32.80%) DHCP
3 36 (28.80%) SAN
4 29 (23.20%) Firewall
5 17 (13.60%) WAN
5 17 (13.60%) LAN
6 13 (10.40%) VPN
7 10 (8.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.60%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (4.80%) NAS
10 5 (4.00%) Network Security
11 3 (2.40%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.60%) ICMP
12 2 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.60%) VoIP
13 1 (0.80%) DMZ
13 1 (0.80%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.80%) Frame Relay
13 1 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.60%) EDRMS
3 17 (13.60%) IDOL
4 6 (4.80%) MS Access
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) MSI
2 3 (2.40%) Subversion
3 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (16.00%) Finance
2 16 (12.80%) Telecoms
3 14 (11.20%) Retail
4 3 (2.40%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Statistics
2 8 (6.40%) Thin Client
2 8 (6.40%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.80%) Clustering
4 4 (3.20%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.60%) Replication
5 2 (1.60%) Wiki
5 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 108 (86.40%) Windows
2 61 (48.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 53 (42.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (19.20%) Windows XP
6 17 (13.60%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.60%) Linux
8 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.40%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Incident Management
2 18 (14.40%) ITIL
3 16 (12.80%) Mentoring
3 16 (12.80%) Coaching
4 13 (10.40%) Time Management
5 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.00%) Network Management
7 7 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.80%) Change Management
8 6 (4.80%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (3.20%) Data Security
11 3 (2.40%) Workflow
11 3 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (2.40%) Performance Monitoring
12 2 (1.60%) People Management
12 2 (1.60%) Capacity Management
12 2 (1.60%) Software Distribution
13 1 (0.80%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (44.00%) SQL
2 34 (27.20%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.20%) VBScript
4 8 (6.40%) VB
5 2 (1.60%) PHP
6 1 (0.80%) Java
6 1 (0.80%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (0.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (42.40%) Security Cleared
2 47 (37.60%) SC Cleared
2 47 (37.60%) DV Cleared
3 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (17.60%) MCSE
5 10 (8.00%) MCITP
6 9 (7.20%) MCP
7 5 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.00%) MCSA
7 5 (4.00%) CCNP
7 5 (4.00%) CCNA
8 3 (2.40%) CCA
8 3 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.40%) MCTS
9 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.80%) CCEA
10 1 (0.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
1 4 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (61.60%) Active Directory
2 36 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (18.40%) ISA Server
4 17 (13.60%) Hyper-V
5 13 (10.40%) XenApp
6 10 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (6.40%) VMware Server
8 5 (4.00%) XenServer
8 5 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.20%) VMware ESX
10 3 (2.40%) Terminal Server
10 3 (2.40%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.40%) vSphere
10 3 (2.40%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.80%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 27 (21.60%) SCCM
2 26 (20.80%) NetBackup
3 15 (12.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (9.60%) SCOM
5 6 (4.80%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 6 (4.80%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (4.80%) Netcool
5 6 (4.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (4.80%) Unicenter
6 5 (4.00%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.60%) WSUS
8 1 (0.80%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.80%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.80%) Legato
8 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 79 (63.20%) Microsoft
2 61 (48.80%) VMware
3 45 (36.00%) Citrix
4 29 (23.20%) Veritas
5 25 (20.00%) EMC
5 25 (20.00%) Meridio
6 21 (16.80%) Cisco
7 18 (14.40%) HP
8 14 (11.20%) Fujitsu
9 12 (9.60%) Oracle
10 9 (7.20%) Juniper
11 6 (4.80%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.80%) F5
12 5 (4.00%) McAfee
12 5 (4.00%) Websense
13 4 (3.20%) AppSense
13 4 (3.20%) ServiceNow
13 4 (3.20%) Dell
14 2 (1.60%) Sun
14 2 (1.60%) StorageTek
Wokingham, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + on call
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago