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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 102 111 137
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 14 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.79% 0.31% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.33% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 1
Average salary £39,000 £37,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.31% +16.15%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,620
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +2.69%
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
1663 1498 2049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.80% 93.45% 95.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1166 1730
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

3rd Line Support Salary Histogram 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 29 January 2015. 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 +13 8 £32,000 -32.63% 1
Chester - 1 £30,000 - 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 19 (86.36%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Citrix
2 15 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 11 (50.00%) DNS
5 11 (50.00%) DHCP
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (36.36%) WAN
7 8 (36.36%) LAN
8 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
8 7 (31.82%) VPN
8 7 (31.82%) Firewall
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco
9 6 (27.27%) XenApp
9 6 (27.27%) XenDesktop
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (22.73%) HP
10 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (22.73%) MCSE
10 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
10 5 (22.73%) VoIP
10 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
11 4 (18.18%) Finance
11 4 (18.18%) VLAN
11 4 (18.18%) DMZ

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) DNS
1 11 (50.00%) DHCP
2 8 (36.36%) WAN
2 8 (36.36%) LAN
3 7 (31.82%) VPN
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 5 (22.73%) VoIP
5 4 (18.18%) VLAN
5 4 (18.18%) DMZ
6 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.09%) Network Security
7 2 (9.09%) SAN
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
2 2 (9.09%) Security Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (22.73%) MCSE
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCITP
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) XenApp
3 6 (27.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Citrix
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) HP
6 4 (18.18%) Avaya
6 4 (18.18%) Juniper
7 3 (13.64%) NetApp
8 2 (9.09%) Leostream
8 2 (9.09%) Symantec
8 2 (9.09%) EMC
9 1 (4.55%) McAfee
9 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
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