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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 594 657 652
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 321 274 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.25% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 276 238 209
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%

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
103195 111326 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.53% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85280 91269 85438
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015 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 6 July 2015. 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 +64 307 £37,500 +7.14% 35
South East -8 99 £38,500 +18.46% 8
London +46 86 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Berkshire -1 37 £34,250 -6.16% 3
South West +10 33 £31,000 +0.81% 5
East of England +7 27 £37,500 +14.50% 4
Reading +12 26 £34,000 -9.33% 3
North West +4 24 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Surrey +3 24 £42,800 +27.76% 3
West Midlands -2 18 £30,000 -12.40% 2
Gloucestershire +13 16 £31,500 -18.18%
Hampshire +1 14 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Kent +9 13 £38,500 +6.94% 1
City of London +38 11 £35,500 -16.47% 3
East Midlands +11 11 £40,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +14 10 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Manchester -1 9 £33,250 -2.20% 1
Hertfordshire -4 9 £34,000 +7.08% 1
Leatherhead +10 8 £46,250 -11.90%
Yorkshire +8 8 £36,250 +29.46% 1
Devon - 8 £28,000 - 1
Cheshire +3 7 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Essex - 7 £35,500 - 1
Portsmouth +29 6 £45,000 +50.00%
East Sussex +26 6 £50,000 +53.84%
Cheltenham +10 6 £31,500 -18.18%
Bracknell +9 6 £35,500 -6.57%
Lewes - 6 £50,000 -
Derbyshire - 6 £42,500 -
Birmingham 0 5 £31,500 +5.00% 2

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 571 (81.57%) Windows
2 443 (63.29%) VMware
3 380 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 327 (46.71%) MS Exchange
5 317 (45.29%) Microsoft
6 298 (42.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 261 (37.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 238 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 209 (29.86%) Cisco
9 209 (29.86%) Citrix
10 205 (29.29%) Firewall
11 204 (29.14%) SAN
12 175 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 168 (24.00%) DNS
14 167 (23.86%) MS Excel
15 164 (23.43%) Hyper-V
16 154 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 148 (21.14%) Microsoft Certification
18 133 (19.00%) SQL Server
19 127 (18.14%) DHCP
20 123 (17.57%) MCSE
21 122 (17.43%) TCP/IP
22 118 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2013
23 113 (16.14%) SQL
24 112 (16.00%) ITIL
25 108 (15.43%) Linux
26 105 (15.00%) HP
26 105 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
27 92 (13.14%) MS Office
28 88 (12.57%) Windows 7

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 327 (46.71%) MS Exchange
2 175 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 118 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 72 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 68 (9.71%) SharePoint
6 63 (9.00%) Lync
7 44 (6.29%) IIS
8 34 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.71%) Apache
12 10 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
13 6 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.71%) JBoss
15 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.57%) SAS
16 3 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
16 3 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
17 2 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 167 (23.86%) MS Excel
2 92 (13.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Project
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.14%) Line 500
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.29%) Office 365
2 9 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.00%) SaaS
3 7 (1.00%) IaaS
4 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.29%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 205 (29.29%) Firewall
2 204 (29.14%) SAN
3 168 (24.00%) DNS
4 127 (18.14%) DHCP
5 122 (17.43%) TCP/IP
6 83 (11.86%) VPN
7 70 (10.00%) NAS
8 69 (9.86%) LAN
9 66 (9.43%) WAN
10 38 (5.43%) Fibre Channel
10 38 (5.43%) VLAN
11 29 (4.14%) iSCSI
11 29 (4.14%) Internet
12 28 (4.00%) Wireless
13 25 (3.57%) VoIP
14 18 (2.57%) MPLS
15 17 (2.43%) SSL
15 17 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (2.29%) IPsec
17 15 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.29%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (0.71%) MySQL
7 3 (0.43%) MS Access
8 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.14%) OLAP
9 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.14%) IDOL
9 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (6.29%) Finance
2 31 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.43%) Back Office
4 8 (1.14%) Banking
5 6 (0.86%) Marketing
6 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.43%) Electronics
8 3 (0.43%) French Language
8 3 (0.43%) German Language
8 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.43%) Legal
9 2 (0.29%) Retail
10 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.71%) .NET
2 8 (1.14%) HTML
2 8 (1.14%) CSS
3 6 (0.86%) Web Services
3 6 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (0.86%) COM
4 3 (0.43%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.29%) V-Ray
6 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.14%) Data Centre
2 56 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 44 (6.29%) Replication
4 37 (5.29%) Clustering
5 35 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 15 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.14%) Thin Client
7 15 (2.14%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.57%) IVR
9 10 (1.43%) HP StoreVirtual
10 8 (1.14%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.71%) iPhone
12 5 (0.71%) iPad
13 4 (0.57%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.57%) Statistics
13 4 (0.57%) BYOD
14 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 571 (81.57%) Windows
2 298 (42.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 238 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 154 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 108 (15.43%) Linux
6 88 (12.57%) Windows 7
7 67 (9.57%) Windows XP
8 61 (8.71%) Windows 8
9 37 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (3.43%) Mac OS X
11 22 (3.14%) CentOS
12 21 (3.00%) UNIX
13 13 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (1.29%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.00%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.43%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.43%) Android
17 2 (0.29%) AIX
17 2 (0.29%) Solaris
18 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (16.00%) ITIL
2 58 (8.29%) Service Delivery
3 40 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (4.57%) Network Management
5 31 (4.43%) Migration
6 26 (3.71%) Problem Management
7 25 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 25 (3.57%) Project Management
8 21 (3.00%) Configuration Management
8 21 (3.00%) Load Balancing
9 19 (2.71%) Capacity Management
9 19 (2.71%) Incident Management
10 18 (2.57%) Mentoring
11 16 (2.29%) Performance Monitoring
11 16 (2.29%) Business Continuity
11 16 (2.29%) Service Management
12 12 (1.71%) CRM
12 12 (1.71%) Time Management
13 11 (1.57%) Fault Management
14 10 (1.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 113 (16.14%) SQL
2 49 (7.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.57%) Perl
4 10 (1.43%) C
4 10 (1.43%) VBScript
4 10 (1.43%) Bash Shell
4 10 (1.43%) Korn
5 9 (1.29%) VB
6 8 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.00%) Python
7 7 (1.00%) Ruby
8 6 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.57%) C#
9 4 (0.57%) PHP
10 2 (0.29%) Java
10 2 (0.29%) VBA
11 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 148 (21.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (17.57%) MCSE
3 105 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (11.57%) CCNA
5 61 (8.71%) MCITP
6 52 (7.43%) MCP
7 49 (7.00%) Security Cleared
8 44 (6.29%) MCSA
9 42 (6.00%) CCNP
10 41 (5.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 35 (5.00%) SC Cleared
12 19 (2.71%) MCTS
12 19 (2.71%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (2.43%) Degree
14 15 (2.14%) CCA
15 10 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.14%) CCIE
17 4 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
17 4 (0.57%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.71%) SLA
2 11 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.29%) QA
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 380 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 261 (37.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (23.43%) Hyper-V
4 80 (11.43%) vSphere
5 54 (7.71%) XenApp
6 37 (5.29%) XenDesktop
7 33 (4.71%) Terminal Services
8 30 (4.29%) VMware ESX
9 19 (2.71%) vCloud
10 17 (2.43%) XenServer
11 13 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (1.14%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.71%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.57%) Firmware
17 3 (0.43%) Xen
18 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
18 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 74 (10.57%) SCCM
2 37 (5.29%) SCOM
3 27 (3.86%) Backup Exec
4 16 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 15 (2.14%) WSUS
6 8 (1.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 8 (1.14%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.14%) FortiGate
7 6 (0.86%) EdgeSight
8 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.71%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.57%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.43%) DameWare
10 3 (0.43%) Netcool
10 3 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.43%) Nagios
10 3 (0.43%) Unicenter
10 3 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 443 (63.29%) VMware
2 317 (45.29%) Microsoft
3 209 (29.86%) Cisco
3 209 (29.86%) Citrix
4 105 (15.00%) HP
5 41 (5.86%) EMC
6 40 (5.71%) Juniper
7 39 (5.57%) Dell
7 39 (5.57%) Apple
8 38 (5.43%) Oracle
9 35 (5.00%) NetApp
10 34 (4.86%) Veeam
11 26 (3.71%) 3PAR
12 25 (3.57%) Symantec
13 23 (3.29%) Brocade
14 20 (2.86%) SonicWALL
15 18 (2.57%) Meraki
15 18 (2.57%) Red Hat
16 16 (2.29%) StorageTek
16 16 (2.29%) Sun
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