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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 176 211 195
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 51 47 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.73% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.75% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 44 35 61
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £36,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.34%
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
5461 6226 6754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.57% 96.81% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4625 5081 5431
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +2 29 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Merseyside +9 12 £32,500 - 1
Cheshire +27 5 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Lancashire +12 5 £26,500 -37.64% 3
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 72 (73.47%) Windows
2 59 (60.20%) Active Directory
3 52 (53.06%) VMware
4 48 (48.98%) Microsoft
5 43 (43.88%) Windows Server
6 35 (35.71%) Citrix
7 31 (31.63%) MS Exchange
8 29 (29.59%) VPN
9 28 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 28 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (27.55%) SQL Server
10 27 (27.55%) Firewall
11 26 (26.53%) Cisco
12 25 (25.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (24.49%) SQL
13 24 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (23.47%) PowerShell
15 21 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (20.41%) ITIL
17 19 (19.39%) SCCM
18 18 (18.37%) Hyper-V
18 18 (18.37%) Finance
19 17 (17.35%) MCSA
20 16 (16.33%) DNS
20 16 (16.33%) vSphere
21 15 (15.31%) Exchange Server 2013
22 14 (14.29%) Legal
22 14 (14.29%) DHCP
22 14 (14.29%) LAN

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 (31.63%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (13.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (13.27%) CMS
4 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (8.16%) IIS
7 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 14 (14.29%) MS Office
3 13 (13.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Office 365
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (29.59%) VPN
2 27 (27.55%) Firewall
3 16 (16.33%) DNS
4 14 (14.29%) DHCP
4 14 (14.29%) LAN
5 10 (10.20%) WAN
6 8 (8.16%) MPLS
6 8 (8.16%) NAS
6 8 (8.16%) SAN
7 6 (6.12%) BGP
7 6 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (6.12%) OSPF
7 6 (6.12%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.08%) Ethernet
8 4 (4.08%) IPv4
8 4 (4.08%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.06%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.06%) VoIP
10 2 (2.04%) DSL
10 2 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 14 (14.29%) Legal
3 10 (10.20%) Law
4 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.27%) Blackberry
2 13 (13.27%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.12%) HP StoreVirtual
4 5 (5.10%) Clustering
4 5 (5.10%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.08%) Replication
6 2 (2.04%) iPad
7 1 (1.02%) BYOD
7 1 (1.02%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.02%) Life Science
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 72 (73.47%) Windows
2 43 (43.88%) Windows Server
3 28 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.20%) Linux
7 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.12%) Android
9 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
9 5 (5.10%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.08%) CentOS
11 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.04%) Windows CE
12 1 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) ITIL
2 13 (13.27%) Document Management
2 13 (13.27%) Expense Management
2 13 (13.27%) Software Deployment
2 13 (13.27%) Workflow
3 11 (11.22%) Time Management
4 9 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.18%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.12%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (6.12%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.12%) Service Management
5 6 (6.12%) Web Filtering
6 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.10%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.08%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.08%) Project Management
7 4 (4.08%) Software Licensing
8 3 (3.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.49%) SQL
2 23 (23.47%) PowerShell
3 13 (13.27%) VBScript
4 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.04%) Perl
4 2 (2.04%) Python
4 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (25.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (17.35%) MCSA
3 13 (13.27%) Degree
3 13 (13.27%) MCT
4 11 (11.22%) MCSE
5 7 (7.14%) MCITP
6 6 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.10%) CCNA
8 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.04%) CCA
9 2 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.04%) NCDA
9 2 (2.04%) RHCE
9 2 (2.04%) RHCT
10 1 (1.02%) CCIE
10 1 (1.02%) CCNP
10 1 (1.02%) CCSE
10 1 (1.02%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (60.20%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (18.37%) Hyper-V
4 16 (16.33%) vSphere
5 13 (13.27%) Terminal Server
6 12 (12.24%) XenApp
7 8 (8.16%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (19.39%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) MobiControl
2 2 (2.04%) SCOM
2 2 (2.04%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (53.06%) VMware
2 48 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 35 (35.71%) Citrix
4 26 (26.53%) Cisco
5 14 (14.29%) iManage
6 13 (13.27%) Interwoven
7 11 (11.22%) HP
8 8 (8.16%) F5
9 7 (7.14%) MobileIron
10 6 (6.12%) NetApp
11 5 (5.10%) Avaya
11 5 (5.10%) Dell
12 4 (4.08%) Sophos
13 3 (3.06%) SonicWALL
14 2 (2.04%) EMC
14 2 (2.04%) Motorola
14 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
15 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
15 1 (1.02%) Fortinet
15 1 (1.02%) Symantec
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