The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 56 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.29% 1.86% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.98% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 0
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
439 455 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 94.21% 94.01% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 349 408 427
Average salary £37,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.46% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
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 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 25 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
Blackburn +7 6 £30,000 +25.00%
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Dell
5 1 (14.29%) Intel
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
5 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
1 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Lync
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) OLAP
1 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (14.29%) High Availability
1 1 (14.29%) Analytics
1 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Intel
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
4 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
4 1 (14.29%) Veeam
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds