The first table below looks at the demand for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 3rd Line Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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 currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 637 641 622
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 268 241 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 227 208 246
Average salary £36,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -9.72%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108763 102557 112445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.28% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88869 85119 96467
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the UK.

3rd Line Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 within the UK.

3rd Line Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England -13 249 £35,000 +7.69% 29
South East +13 106 £33,000 -1.49% 7
London -37 58 £40,000 +9.58% 2
Berkshire +19 38 £36,000 -4.00% 1
Surrey +17 28 £33,000 +1.53% 1
East of England -18 27 £32,500 +6.55% 4
North West +1 16 £34,000 +11.47% 8
Bracknell -5 14 £38,000 +15.15%
South West -14 14 £39,250 +33.05% 1
Yorkshire -32 14 £28,000 +0.90% 3
Hampshire -8 13 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire -24 13 £30,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -25 13 £28,000 +0.90% 2
Bromley - 13 £37,500 -
Manchester +16 12 £34,250 +10.48% 7
West Midlands +14 12 £34,250 +31.73% 3
Reading +11 12 £37,500 -2.59%
Woking - 8 £33,500 - 1
Kent - 8 £36,000 -
Wiltshire -4 7 £45,000 +85.56% 1
City of London -16 7 £33,500 -10.66% 2
Guildford +12 6 £29,250 -4.68%
Birmingham +7 6 £31,750 +22.11%
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £35,250 +8.46% 3
Wales 0 6 £35,750 +19.16% 1
South Wales -3 6 £35,750 +19.16% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 6 £31,000 -4.61%
West Sussex +3 5 £38,500 +22.22% 1
Watford -18 5 £36,250 +36.79%
Leeds -27 5 £37,500 +38.88% 1

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 3rd Line Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 430 (79.48%) Windows
2 305 (56.38%) VMware
3 287 (53.05%) Active Directory
4 260 (48.06%) MS Exchange
5 259 (47.87%) Microsoft
6 247 (45.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 197 (36.41%) Firewall
8 188 (34.75%) Citrix
9 186 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 169 (31.24%) Cisco
10 169 (31.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 146 (26.99%) Exchange Server 2010
12 144 (26.62%) SQL
13 135 (24.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 134 (24.77%) SAN
15 133 (24.58%) DNS
16 132 (24.40%) Hyper-V
17 131 (24.21%) Microsoft Certification
18 128 (23.66%) MS Excel
19 119 (22.00%) ITIL
20 97 (17.93%) Linux
21 96 (17.74%) VPN
22 94 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2007
23 93 (17.19%) TCP/IP
24 91 (16.82%) SQL Server
25 82 (15.16%) MCSE
25 82 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
26 81 (14.97%) DHCP
26 81 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2013
27 80 (14.79%) HP

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 3rd Line Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 260 (48.06%) MS Exchange
2 146 (26.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 81 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 74 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 63 (11.65%) SharePoint
7 44 (8.13%) IIS
8 42 (7.76%) Lync
9 27 (4.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (3.88%) Apache
11 19 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.74%) Documentum
15 4 (0.74%) JOnAS
16 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
17 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 128 (23.66%) MS Excel
2 52 (9.61%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.37%) Summit
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Line 500
4 1 (0.18%) RMDS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.59%) Office 365
2 7 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.92%) PaaS
4 4 (0.74%) SaaS
5 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.37%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 197 (36.41%) Firewall
2 134 (24.77%) SAN
3 133 (24.58%) DNS
4 96 (17.74%) VPN
5 93 (17.19%) TCP/IP
6 81 (14.97%) DHCP
7 66 (12.20%) LAN
8 62 (11.46%) WAN
9 42 (7.76%) NAS
10 38 (7.02%) VLAN
11 35 (6.47%) Internet
12 32 (5.91%) iSCSI
13 31 (5.73%) VoIP
14 30 (5.55%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (4.62%) SSL
16 24 (4.44%) Wireless
17 18 (3.33%) BGP
17 18 (3.33%) OSPF
18 16 (2.96%) IPsec
19 13 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (16.82%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.77%) EDRMS
4 13 (2.40%) MySQL
5 10 (1.85%) IDOL
5 10 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.66%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.37%) MS Access
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (0.74%) MSI
2 2 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.37%) Subversion
2 2 (0.37%) Fiddler
General
1 45 (8.32%) Finance
2 25 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.33%) Retail
4 10 (1.85%) Banking
5 5 (0.92%) Legal
5 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.74%) Advertising
6 4 (0.74%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.55%) Marketing
7 3 (0.55%) Online Betting
7 3 (0.55%) Law
8 2 (0.37%) Electronics
8 2 (0.37%) Back Office
8 2 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.29%) COM
2 6 (1.11%) XML
2 6 (1.11%) .NET
3 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.74%) Web Services
4 3 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.37%) XML Schema
5 2 (0.37%) DHTML
5 2 (0.37%) HTML
5 2 (0.37%) CSS
5 2 (0.37%) SOAP
5 2 (0.37%) DOM
5 2 (0.37%) XHTML
5 2 (0.37%) LAMP
5 2 (0.37%) Ajax
5 2 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.37%) JSON
5 2 (0.37%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.91%) Clustering
2 31 (5.73%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.14%) Replication
4 12 (2.22%) Statistics
5 11 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.11%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.11%) Open Source
7 6 (1.11%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.92%) EqualLogic
9 4 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.74%) iSeries
9 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.55%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.55%) iPhone
10 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.37%) EPoS
11 2 (0.37%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.37%) CMDB
12 1 (0.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 430 (79.48%) Windows
2 247 (45.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (31.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 135 (24.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (17.93%) Linux
6 72 (13.31%) Windows 7
7 47 (8.69%) Windows 8
8 39 (7.21%) Windows XP
9 38 (7.02%) UNIX
10 36 (6.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.88%) Mac OS
12 16 (2.96%) CentOS
13 14 (2.59%) Solaris
14 12 (2.22%) Windows Vista
15 10 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (1.85%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.66%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.11%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.92%) Android
18 5 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (22.00%) ITIL
2 46 (8.50%) Migration
3 40 (7.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (7.21%) Problem Management
5 31 (5.73%) Project Management
6 28 (5.18%) Change Management
7 25 (4.62%) Incident Management
8 18 (3.33%) E-Commerce
8 18 (3.33%) Time Management
9 17 (3.14%) Service Management
10 12 (2.22%) Service Delivery
11 11 (2.03%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (1.85%) Change Control
12 10 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (1.85%) Project Planning
13 9 (1.66%) Software Testing
13 9 (1.66%) PRINCE2
14 8 (1.48%) Configuration Management
14 8 (1.48%) Network Management
15 7 (1.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 144 (26.62%) SQL
2 48 (8.87%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.22%) VBScript
4 11 (2.03%) Shell Script
5 10 (1.85%) Java
6 8 (1.48%) VB
6 8 (1.48%) PHP
7 7 (1.29%) Python
8 6 (1.11%) C
9 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.55%) C++
10 2 (0.37%) C#
10 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.37%) Perl
10 2 (0.37%) Lua
10 2 (0.37%) PHP5
10 2 (0.37%) PHP4
10 2 (0.37%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.18%) Ruby
11 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 131 (24.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (15.16%) MCSE
2 82 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (10.91%) CCNA
4 53 (9.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 50 (9.24%) MCITP
6 42 (7.76%) CCNP
7 41 (7.58%) Citrix Certification
8 39 (7.21%) Security Cleared
9 38 (7.02%) MCTS
10 36 (6.65%) MCP
10 36 (6.65%) MCSA
11 32 (5.91%) SC Cleared
12 31 (5.73%) CCA
13 30 (5.55%) DV Cleared
14 29 (5.36%) Degree
15 11 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.48%) CCEE
16 8 (1.48%) CCAA
16 8 (1.48%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.84%) SLA
2 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 287 (53.05%) Active Directory
2 186 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (24.40%) Hyper-V
4 79 (14.60%) XenApp
5 72 (13.31%) vSphere
6 54 (9.98%) XenDesktop
7 34 (6.28%) XenServer
8 33 (6.10%) VMware ESX
9 24 (4.44%) Terminal Services
10 20 (3.70%) ISA Server
11 15 (2.77%) UAG
12 13 (2.40%) vCloud
13 12 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (1.48%) VMware Server
15 7 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.92%) IAG
17 4 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 3 (0.55%) NLBS
18 3 (0.55%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 73 (13.49%) SCCM
2 48 (8.87%) Backup Exec
3 37 (6.84%) SCOM
4 27 (4.99%) NetBackup
5 26 (4.81%) WSUS
6 25 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.29%) Foglight
9 5 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.92%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.92%) Cacti
10 4 (0.74%) Nagios
10 4 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.55%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.37%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.37%) Netcool
12 2 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 305 (56.38%) VMware
2 259 (47.87%) Microsoft
3 188 (34.75%) Citrix
4 169 (31.24%) Cisco
5 80 (14.79%) HP
6 48 (8.87%) Symantec
7 39 (7.21%) CheckPoint
8 38 (7.02%) McAfee
9 36 (6.65%) Veeam
9 36 (6.65%) Apple
10 35 (6.47%) NetApp
10 35 (6.47%) EMC
11 34 (6.28%) Red Hat
12 32 (5.91%) WatchGuard
13 28 (5.18%) Juniper
13 28 (5.18%) Dell
14 27 (4.99%) Oracle
15 23 (4.25%) Veritas
15 23 (4.25%) SonicWALL
16 22 (4.07%) SolarWinds
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Just Cambridge Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Just Cambridge Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
People Source
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £180 - £210 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
DP Connect
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On Call, Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Wokingham
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Bonus + Further Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
DP Connect
Salary: Extensive Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago