The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 171 197 192
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 59 51 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 0.83% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.86% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 53 38 60
Median salary £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%
3rd Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5395 5950 6657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.22% 96.45% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4591 4774 5343
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

3rd Line Support Salary Trend in the North West

3rd Line Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

3rd Line Support Salary Histogram in the North West

3rd Line Support
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 40 £36,000 +30.90% 7
Merseyside +15 8 £32,500 -4.05% 3
Lancashire +2 7 £26,500 -30.26% 1
Cheshire +10 4 £32,500 -1.14% 1
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 3rd Line Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 75 (72.12%) Windows
2 61 (58.65%) Active Directory
3 52 (50.00%) VMware
4 51 (49.04%) Microsoft
5 49 (47.12%) Windows Server
6 34 (32.69%) SQL
7 33 (31.73%) Firewall
8 31 (29.81%) MS Excel
8 31 (29.81%) MS Exchange
8 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (27.88%) Cisco
10 28 (26.92%) Citrix
11 27 (25.96%) VPN
12 26 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 24 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (22.12%) ITIL
15 21 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (18.27%) vSphere
18 18 (17.31%) SCCM
18 18 (17.31%) Finance
19 16 (15.38%) DNS
19 16 (15.38%) LAN
19 16 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (14.42%) PowerShell
20 15 (14.42%) Time Management
20 15 (14.42%) Linux
20 15 (14.42%) IIS
21 14 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
21 14 (13.46%) DHCP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (29.81%) MS Exchange
2 15 (14.42%) IIS
3 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (9.62%) CMS
4 10 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (29.81%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.58%) MS Office
3 10 (9.62%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Office 365
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.73%) Firewall
2 27 (25.96%) VPN
3 16 (15.38%) DNS
3 16 (15.38%) LAN
4 14 (13.46%) DHCP
5 13 (12.50%) NAS
5 13 (12.50%) WAN
6 10 (9.62%) SAN
7 7 (6.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (6.73%) MPLS
8 6 (5.77%) BGP
8 6 (5.77%) OSPF
8 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.81%) VLAN
10 4 (3.85%) Ethernet
10 4 (3.85%) IPv4
10 4 (3.85%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.85%) VoIP
11 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Legal
3 9 (8.65%) Law
4 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.58%) Blackberry
3 10 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.81%) Clustering
4 5 (4.81%) HP StoreVirtual
5 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.96%) BYOD
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.96%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.96%) iPad
7 1 (0.96%) Life Science
7 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (72.12%) Windows
2 49 (47.12%) Windows Server
3 31 (29.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (14.42%) Linux
6 12 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (9.62%) Android
9 9 (8.65%) Apple iOS
10 5 (4.81%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.85%) CentOS
12 3 (2.88%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.92%) Windows CE
13 2 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.96%) Unix
14 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) ITIL
2 15 (14.42%) Time Management
3 14 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (9.62%) Configuration Management
4 10 (9.62%) Document Management
4 10 (9.62%) Expense Management
4 10 (9.62%) Software Deployment
4 10 (9.62%) Workflow
5 9 (8.65%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (7.69%) Software Licensing
7 6 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.81%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (4.81%) Web Filtering
9 4 (3.85%) Change Management
9 4 (3.85%) High Availability
9 4 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.85%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.69%) SQL
2 15 (14.42%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.62%) VBScript
4 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.92%) Perl
4 2 (1.92%) Python
4 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.50%) MCSA
3 10 (9.62%) Degree
3 10 (9.62%) MCT
4 7 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.73%) MCSE
5 6 (5.77%) CCNA
5 6 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.81%) NCDA
7 4 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.85%) MCITP
8 3 (2.88%) CCA
9 2 (1.92%) NCIE
9 2 (1.92%) RHCE
9 2 (1.92%) RHCT
10 1 (0.96%) CCAA
10 1 (0.96%) CCIE
10 1 (0.96%) CCNP
10 1 (0.96%) CCSE
10 1 (0.96%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (58.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (18.27%) vSphere
3 16 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 10 (9.62%) Terminal Server
5 10 (9.62%) XenApp
6 8 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (17.31%) SCCM
2 3 (2.88%) SCOM
2 3 (2.88%) XenMobile
3 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.92%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 52 (50.00%) VMware
2 51 (49.04%) Microsoft
3 29 (27.88%) Cisco
4 28 (26.92%) Citrix
5 11 (10.58%) iManage
6 10 (9.62%) HP
6 10 (9.62%) Interwoven
7 9 (8.65%) NetApp
8 8 (7.69%) F5
9 7 (6.73%) MobileIron
10 5 (4.81%) Avaya
10 5 (4.81%) Dell
11 4 (3.85%) Sophos
12 3 (2.88%) SonicWALL
13 2 (1.92%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.92%) Motorola
13 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.92%) Veeam
14 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
14 1 (0.96%) Lotus
Manchester, Lancashire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, Etc.
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 24 days ago