The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 114 129 101
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 27 12 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.13% 0.53% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.58% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 26
Average salary £33,000 £37,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.81% -2.63%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
3rd Line Support
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2254 2075 1822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.03% 91.49% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1575 1554
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Reading

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

3rd Line Support Salary Trend in Reading

3rd Line Support
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

3rd Line Support Salary Histogram in Reading

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 30 (63.83%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
3 22 (46.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (40.43%) SC Cleared
4 19 (40.43%) VMware
4 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
4 19 (40.43%) SAN
5 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
6 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (36.17%) ITIL
6 17 (36.17%) DV Cleared
7 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (31.91%) SQL
8 15 (31.91%) EMC
9 14 (29.79%) Configuration Management
9 14 (29.79%) SCCM
10 13 (27.66%) Cisco
11 12 (25.53%) Firewall
11 12 (25.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (25.53%) HP
11 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
11 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
13 10 (21.28%) WAN
13 10 (21.28%) LAN
13 10 (21.28%) Citrix
13 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (21.28%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (19.15%) Capacity Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) Documentum
3 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.26%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Lync
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) SAN
2 12 (25.53%) Firewall
3 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
4 10 (21.28%) WAN
4 10 (21.28%) LAN
5 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (19.15%) NAS
5 9 (19.15%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (6.38%) DNS
7 2 (4.26%) ICMP
8 1 (2.13%) Network Security
8 1 (2.13%) DHCP
8 1 (2.13%) PBX
8 1 (2.13%) Frame Relay
8 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MS Access
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.15%) Replication
2 9 (19.15%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.26%) Wiki
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (63.83%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.38%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) UNIX
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
2 14 (29.79%) Configuration Management
3 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (21.28%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (19.15%) Capacity Management
5 6 (12.77%) Network Management
6 2 (4.26%) Web Development
6 2 (4.26%) Validation
7 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Workflow
7 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.13%) Data Management
7 1 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) VBScript
2 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
3 7 (14.89%) VB
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
2 19 (40.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (36.17%) DV Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) MCSE
4 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (10.64%) MCP
6 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.13%) Degree
7 1 (2.13%) CCNA
7 1 (2.13%) CCA
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CCEA
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 16 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (19.15%) XenApp
5 8 (17.02%) vSphere
6 6 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.13%) XenServer
8 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) SCCM
2 12 (25.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (19.15%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (14.89%) SCOM
5 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.13%) WSUS
5 1 (2.13%) Legato
5 1 (2.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) VMware
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) EMC
3 13 (27.66%) Cisco
4 12 (25.53%) HP
5 10 (21.28%) Citrix
6 9 (19.15%) Brocade
6 9 (19.15%) Sun
6 9 (19.15%) StorageTek
7 7 (14.89%) Oracle
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.26%) F5
9 1 (2.13%) AppSense
9 1 (2.13%) IBM
9 1 (2.13%) Veritas
9 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.13%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.13%) Symantec
9 1 (2.13%) Avaya
9 1 (2.13%) Juniper
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