The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 154 153 171
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 26 33 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 0.82% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.87% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17 30 17
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £40,250 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3402 3786 3910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.16% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2827 3135 3383
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 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £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 Manchester

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

3rd Line Support Salary Trend in Manchester

3rd Line Support
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

3rd Line Support Salary Histogram in Manchester

3rd Line Support
Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Stockport - 2 £30,000 -
Altrincham - 1 £37,500 -
Bolton - 1 £22,500 -
Bury - 1 £27,500 - 3
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 45 (86.54%) Windows
2 32 (61.54%) VMware
3 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
4 26 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 24 (46.15%) Citrix
6 22 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (30.77%) Hyper-V
8 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (28.85%) NetApp
9 15 (28.85%) Cisco
10 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
10 14 (26.92%) SAN
11 13 (25.00%) MCSE
11 13 (25.00%) Firewall
12 11 (21.15%) SQL
12 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (19.23%) DNS
13 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (17.31%) DHCP
14 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
14 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
14 9 (17.31%) MCSA
14 9 (17.31%) ITIL
14 9 (17.31%) MCITP
14 9 (17.31%) XenDesktop
15 8 (15.38%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 26 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (11.54%) IIS
6 5 (9.62%) Lync
6 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) SAN
2 13 (25.00%) Firewall
3 10 (19.23%) DNS
4 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
4 9 (17.31%) DHCP
5 8 (15.38%) LAN
5 8 (15.38%) WAN
6 7 (13.46%) NAS
7 5 (9.62%) VPN
7 5 (9.62%) FTP
8 3 (5.77%) VoIP
8 3 (5.77%) Wireless
8 3 (5.77%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.92%) Internet
10 1 (1.92%) MPLS
10 1 (1.92%) VLAN
10 1 (1.92%) Network Security
10 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Law
2 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.92%) CCTV
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 45 (86.54%) Windows
2 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.62%) Linux
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.85%) Solaris
9 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.92%) UNIX
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.92%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (7.69%) Service Management
3 4 (7.69%) Server Building
4 3 (5.77%) Change Management
4 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity
4 3 (5.77%) Line Management
4 3 (5.77%) Time Management
5 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.85%) Project Management
5 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.85%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.92%) Migration
6 1 (1.92%) Data Management
6 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (25.00%) MCSE
3 9 (17.31%) MCSA
3 9 (17.31%) MCITP
4 8 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (13.46%) NCDA
6 4 (7.69%) CCA
6 4 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.77%) CCNA
7 3 (5.77%) MCP
8 2 (3.85%) NCIE
8 2 (3.85%) VCAP
8 2 (3.85%) MCTS
8 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (17.31%) XenDesktop
5 8 (15.38%) XenApp
6 7 (13.46%) vSphere
7 4 (7.69%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.92%) XenServer
9 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
1 2 (3.85%) XenMobile
1 2 (3.85%) SnapMirror
2 1 (1.92%) SnapVault
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) VMware
2 31 (59.62%) Microsoft
3 24 (46.15%) Citrix
4 15 (28.85%) NetApp
4 15 (28.85%) Cisco
5 7 (13.46%) HP
6 4 (7.69%) IBM
6 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.77%) Veeam
7 3 (5.77%) Meraki
7 3 (5.77%) SAP
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle
8 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.85%) Symantec
8 2 (3.85%) Wyse
8 2 (3.85%) Juniper
8 2 (3.85%) CA
8 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.85%) AppSense
9 1 (1.92%) ProCurve
Bury, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £270 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: £33k - £40k basic (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury
Erin Associates
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago