The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 65 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.20% 2.75% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 2.81% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 0
Average salary £32,000 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
488 462 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 97.41% 97.88% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 426 388 379
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £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 Lancashire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

3rd Line Support Salary Trend in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Preston -13 1 £32,000 -
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) PBX
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Nortel
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Avaya
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) PBX
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp