The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 105 99 114
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 9 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.52% 1.15% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.22% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 25
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 £32,350 £23,500 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £38,000 £49,900
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1669 1644 2188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.70% 94.70% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1346 1935
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
3rd Line Support
North West

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 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
Warrington -18 4 £33,500 +42.55%
Chester +2 1 £35,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £32,500 -
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 14 (58.33%) SQL
4 13 (54.17%) VMware
5 11 (45.83%) Citrix
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (37.50%) IIS
7 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
8 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 7 (29.17%) LAN
9 7 (29.17%) WAN
9 7 (29.17%) ITIL
9 7 (29.17%) Firewall
9 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (25.00%) MCITP
10 6 (25.00%) Finance
10 6 (25.00%) Games
10 6 (25.00%) MCSE
10 6 (25.00%) MCSA
11 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.83%) HP
11 5 (20.83%) Cisco
11 5 (20.83%) VPN
11 5 (20.83%) CCNA
11 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (20.83%) McAfee
11 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Site Server
4 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) LAN
1 7 (29.17%) WAN
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
1 6 (25.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.33%) Android
5 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Product Management
5 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (25.00%) MCITP
2 6 (25.00%) MCSE
2 6 (25.00%) MCSA
3 5 (20.83%) CCNA
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CCA
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) CCSA
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (16.67%) XenApp
4 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.17%) MetaFrame
6 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
6 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (54.17%) VMware
3 11 (45.83%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) HP
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) McAfee
5 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) CA
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Reuters
6 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat