The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 516 625 677
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 431 282 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 369 238 202
Average salary £35,750 £35,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.70% +5.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,350 £50,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +1.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +111 413 £36,000 +2.85% 23
London +61 143 £37,500 - 4
South East +33 101 £35,000 -6.66% 6
North West -9 46 £31,000 +10.22% 4
Berkshire +18 45 £35,000 -1.40% 2
West Midlands +30 40 £36,500 -2.66% 1
Manchester -8 34 £31,000 +12.72% 3
Yorkshire -4 30 £34,000 +19.29%
Birmingham +18 28 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England -15 24 £37,250 +20.16% 2
Surrey +13 23 £35,000 -9.67% 1
Reading +14 22 £33,500 -16.25% 1
South West -1 18 £34,000 +4.61% 4
North Yorkshire +17 15 £45,000 -
East Midlands +17 14 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Bracknell -13 14 £35,000 -30.00%
City of London +6 13 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Wimbledon - 13 £37,500 -
Hampshire -16 10 £33,500 -29.47% 2
West Yorkshire -10 9 £27,500 -4.34%
Docklands, London - 9 - -
Cheshire -3 8 £40,000 +42.85%
York - 8 £50,000 -
Staines - 8 £41,500 -
West Sussex +2 7 £33,750 -11.18%
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £27,500 -15.38%
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Skipton - 7 £25,000 -
Leicestershire +20 6 £27,500 +3.77%
Bromley +5 6 £37,500 -

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 625 (79.72%) Windows
2 530 (67.60%) VMware
3 467 (59.57%) Active Directory
4 396 (50.51%) Microsoft
5 354 (45.15%) MS Exchange
6 331 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 322 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 289 (36.86%) Firewall
9 278 (35.46%) Cisco
10 271 (34.57%) Citrix
11 247 (31.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 229 (29.21%) SAN
13 219 (27.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 186 (23.72%) MS Excel
15 179 (22.83%) Microsoft Certification
15 179 (22.83%) DNS
16 174 (22.19%) SQL Server
17 165 (21.05%) SQL
17 165 (21.05%) ITIL
18 163 (20.79%) Hyper-V
19 154 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
20 153 (19.52%) TCP/IP
21 142 (18.11%) MCSE
22 139 (17.73%) WAN
23 136 (17.35%) LAN
24 124 (15.82%) DHCP
25 120 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
26 108 (13.78%) VPN
26 108 (13.78%) vSphere
27 103 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2003

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 354 (45.15%) MS Exchange
2 154 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 103 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 99 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 98 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 93 (11.86%) SharePoint
7 75 (9.57%) Lync
8 53 (6.76%) IIS
9 32 (4.08%) Apache
10 18 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.15%) Live Communications Server
13 8 (1.02%) Documentum
14 5 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.51%) Moodle
16 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
17 2 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 186 (23.72%) MS Excel
2 93 (11.86%) MS Office
3 7 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Summit
3 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.61%) Office 365
2 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.77%) SaaS
3 6 (0.77%) PaaS
4 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 289 (36.86%) Firewall
2 229 (29.21%) SAN
3 179 (22.83%) DNS
4 153 (19.52%) TCP/IP
5 139 (17.73%) WAN
6 136 (17.35%) LAN
7 124 (15.82%) DHCP
8 108 (13.78%) VPN
9 63 (8.04%) Cisco ASA
10 60 (7.65%) VoIP
11 52 (6.63%) NAS
11 52 (6.63%) iSCSI
12 41 (5.23%) VLAN
12 41 (5.23%) Wireless
13 40 (5.10%) Internet
14 31 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
15 27 (3.44%) BGP
16 26 (3.32%) MPLS
17 24 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (2.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (2.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 16 (2.04%) EDRMS
6 15 (1.91%) IDOL
7 11 (1.40%) MySQL
8 9 (1.15%) MS Access
9 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.38%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 5 (0.64%) MSI
2 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.26%) Subversion
3 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
General
1 65 (8.29%) Finance
2 39 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.57%) Retail
4 11 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.15%) Legal
6 8 (1.02%) Back Office
7 7 (0.89%) Banking
8 5 (0.64%) Advertising
9 2 (0.26%) Electronics
9 2 (0.26%) Law
9 2 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.02%) Web Services
2 4 (0.51%) CSS
3 2 (0.26%) COM
3 2 (0.26%) HTML
3 2 (0.26%) .NET
3 2 (0.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.13%) LINQ
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.13%) XML
4 1 (0.13%) WAP
4 1 (0.13%) SAML
4 1 (0.13%) LAMP
4 1 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.10%) Blackberry
3 26 (3.32%) Clustering
4 23 (2.93%) Statistics
5 22 (2.81%) Thin Client
5 22 (2.81%) Fat Client
6 19 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.17%) Replication
8 11 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.77%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.51%) VLE
11 4 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.38%) PKI
12 3 (0.38%) CMDB
12 3 (0.38%) iPhone
12 3 (0.38%) EqualLogic
13 2 (0.26%) iPad
13 2 (0.26%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 625 (79.72%) Windows
2 322 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 247 (31.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 219 (27.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 100 (12.76%) Linux
6 88 (11.22%) Windows 7
7 70 (8.93%) Windows XP
8 67 (8.55%) Windows 8
9 37 (4.72%) UNIX
10 33 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (3.32%) Mac OS X
12 15 (1.91%) CentOS
13 10 (1.28%) Windows 2000
14 9 (1.15%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.02%) Solaris
16 7 (0.89%) Mac OS X Server
16 7 (0.89%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.77%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.51%) Debian
18 4 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (21.05%) ITIL
2 47 (5.99%) Incident Management
3 37 (4.72%) Migration
3 37 (4.72%) Mentoring
4 35 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (3.95%) Service Delivery
6 23 (2.93%) Coaching
6 23 (2.93%) Time Management
7 22 (2.81%) Load Balancing
7 22 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
7 22 (2.81%) Change Management
7 22 (2.81%) BCP
8 19 (2.42%) Configuration Management
9 17 (2.17%) Problem Management
10 14 (1.79%) Service Management
11 13 (1.66%) Capacity Management
12 12 (1.53%) Network Management
12 12 (1.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (1.53%) Supplier Management
12 12 (1.53%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 165 (21.05%) SQL
2 60 (7.65%) PowerShell
3 26 (3.32%) C
4 13 (1.66%) VBScript
5 12 (1.53%) VB
6 9 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.77%) PHP
8 5 (0.64%) Java
9 2 (0.26%) Korn
9 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.13%) Python
10 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 179 (22.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (18.11%) MCSE
3 120 (15.31%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (11.73%) CCNA
5 77 (9.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 74 (9.44%) MCP
7 70 (8.93%) Security Cleared
8 61 (7.78%) MCITP
9 59 (7.53%) MCSA
10 56 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 53 (6.76%) CCNP
12 44 (5.61%) Citrix Certification
13 39 (4.97%) Degree
14 38 (4.85%) CCA
15 37 (4.72%) DV Cleared
16 31 (3.95%) MCTS
17 16 (2.04%) VCP5
18 12 (1.53%) CCIE
19 11 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
20 10 (1.28%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.61%) SLA
2 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 467 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 331 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (20.79%) Hyper-V
4 108 (13.78%) vSphere
5 79 (10.08%) XenApp
6 55 (7.02%) VMware ESX
7 39 (4.97%) XenDesktop
8 29 (3.70%) XenServer
8 29 (3.70%) Terminal Services
9 28 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (3.06%) ISA Server
11 23 (2.93%) vCloud
12 11 (1.40%) VMware Server
13 9 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (1.15%) Xen
14 5 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.38%) UAG
16 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 78 (9.95%) SCCM
2 45 (5.74%) SCOM
3 40 (5.10%) NetBackup
4 30 (3.83%) Backup Exec
5 25 (3.19%) FortiGate
6 20 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (2.55%) WSUS
7 19 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (1.40%) SCVMM
9 9 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 9 (1.15%) Netcool
9 9 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (1.15%) Unicenter
10 5 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.38%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.38%) cPanel
11 3 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.26%) ZENworks
12 2 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 530 (67.60%) VMware
2 396 (50.51%) Microsoft
3 278 (35.46%) Cisco
4 271 (34.57%) Citrix
5 92 (11.73%) HP
6 91 (11.61%) Juniper
7 62 (7.91%) Symantec
8 54 (6.89%) CheckPoint
8 54 (6.89%) Apple
9 49 (6.25%) EMC
10 41 (5.23%) NetApp
11 38 (4.85%) SolarWinds
12 32 (4.08%) Dell
13 30 (3.83%) Fortinet
14 27 (3.44%) Veritas
15 26 (3.32%) IBM
15 26 (3.32%) WatchGuard
16 25 (3.19%) Meridio
17 24 (3.06%) Oracle
17 24 (3.06%) McAfee
London
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Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading
Hudson - London
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Sittingbourne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £375000 per annum + On Call + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance / Microsoft Certs
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Motherwell
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + Microsoft Certs
Posted: 27 days ago
Nottingham
Blue Town Online
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 27 days ago