The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 123 90 110
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 20 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 1.20% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 1.28% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 29
Average salary £34,250 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.03% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £22,700 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -7.14%
3rd Line Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1812 1564 2128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.23% 93.99% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1453 1268 1839
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Support Salary Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Warrington -20 4 £33,500 +42.55% 1
Chester -5 1 £35,000 -
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 15 (62.50%) SQL
4 13 (54.17%) VMware
5 12 (50.00%) Citrix
6 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
8 9 (37.50%) IIS
9 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (29.17%) Firewall
10 7 (29.17%) ITIL
10 7 (29.17%) MCSE
11 6 (25.00%) MCSA
11 6 (25.00%) LAN
11 6 (25.00%) WAN
11 6 (25.00%) Cisco
11 6 (25.00%) HP
11 6 (25.00%) Finance
11 6 (25.00%) Games
11 6 (25.00%) MCITP
11 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 5 (20.83%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (20.83%) XenApp
12 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
12 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (20.83%) CCNA
12 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 9 (37.50%) IIS
2 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Site Server
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 6 (25.00%) LAN
2 6 (25.00%) WAN
3 5 (20.83%) VPN
4 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 2 (8.33%) NAS
6 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
1 6 (25.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.33%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Android
6 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.17%) Product Management
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Management
5 1 (4.17%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (29.17%) MCSE
3 6 (25.00%) MCSA
3 6 (25.00%) MCITP
4 5 (20.83%) CCNA
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.17%) CCSA
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) CCA
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.83%) XenApp
4 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (12.50%) VMware Server
7 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (4.17%) Xen
8 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
8 1 (4.17%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (54.17%) VMware
3 12 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) CA
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Reuters
6 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago