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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 532 492 649
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +157
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 462 516 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.50% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 408 429 266
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016 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 10 February 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
(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 -24 432 £37,500 +2.73% 47
London -5 159 £40,000 - 12
South East +39 132 £40,000 +11.11% 18
South West +23 63 £33,500 -1.47% 3
East of England -2 39 £32,000 -20.00% 5
Surrey +17 36 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Berkshire -16 35 £38,750 -8.28% 4
Hampshire +35 32 £40,000 -1.23% 3
Hertfordshire +25 30 £33,250 +15.65% 3
Dorset +30 24 £30,250 -11.02% 1
Reading +8 22 £32,500 -1.51% 2
North West -7 20 £32,500 - 3
Kent +15 19 £42,500 +19.71% 1
Wiltshire +12 17 £33,500 -29.47%
West Midlands -54 17 £27,500 -15.38% 3
City of London +45 16 £40,000 -3.03% 3
South Wales +21 16 £24,000 -
Wales +19 16 £24,000 -
Poole +22 13 £30,250 -19.33% 1
Bristol -5 12 £41,250 +17.85% 2
Docklands, London +16 11 - -
Manchester -7 11 £35,000 +5.26% 2
Leatherhead +11 9 £33,000 -12.00%
Bracknell +4 9 £41,500 -17.00%
Hemel Hempstead +3 9 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Camberley +3 9 £50,000 +42.85%
Chippenham - 9 £33,500 -
Sidcup - 9 £38,500 - 1
Bridgend - 9 £24,000 -
Portsmouth - 8 £33,500 - 1

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 698 (77.13%) Windows
2 521 (57.57%) VMware
3 480 (53.04%) Active Directory
4 478 (52.82%) Windows Server
5 417 (46.08%) Microsoft
6 383 (42.32%) MS Exchange
7 337 (37.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 332 (36.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 328 (36.24%) Firewall
10 304 (33.59%) Cisco
11 281 (31.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 204 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 203 (22.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 202 (22.32%) Citrix
15 195 (21.55%) Hyper-V
16 181 (20.00%) DNS
17 179 (19.78%) SAN
18 173 (19.12%) Windows Server 2003
19 161 (17.79%) MCSE
20 155 (17.13%) MS Excel
21 152 (16.80%) LAN
22 150 (16.57%) ITIL
23 149 (16.46%) WAN
24 144 (15.91%) SQL Server
25 143 (15.80%) Cisco Certification
26 140 (15.47%) TCP/IP
27 135 (14.92%) Linux
28 129 (14.25%) Office 365
29 127 (14.03%) Exchange Server 2013
29 127 (14.03%) DHCP

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 383 (42.32%) MS Exchange
2 204 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 127 (14.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 70 (7.73%) SharePoint
5 69 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 59 (6.52%) IIS
7 50 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 40 (4.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2000
10 31 (3.43%) Skype for Business
11 17 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.10%) Site Server
13 9 (0.99%) Apache
14 6 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.44%) CMS
15 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
17 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 155 (17.13%) MS Excel
2 124 (13.70%) MS Office
3 4 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 129 (14.25%) Office 365
2 21 (2.32%) IaaS
3 13 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.33%) Google Apps
5 11 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
8 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.22%) SaaS
9 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.11%) PaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 328 (36.24%) Firewall
2 181 (20.00%) DNS
3 179 (19.78%) SAN
4 152 (16.80%) LAN
5 149 (16.46%) WAN
6 140 (15.47%) TCP/IP
7 127 (14.03%) DHCP
8 125 (13.81%) VPN
9 45 (4.97%) Internet
10 34 (3.76%) VLAN
11 30 (3.31%) VoIP
12 26 (2.87%) Wireless
13 25 (2.76%) Network Security
14 24 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (2.32%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (2.21%) MPLS
18 19 (2.10%) NAS
19 16 (1.77%) iSCSI
20 14 (1.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.77%) MySQL
6 5 (0.55%) Big Data
6 5 (0.55%) Informix
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.11%) DB2
9 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (0.99%) ProC
2 2 (0.22%) Hudson
3 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 99 (10.94%) Finance
2 29 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.66%) Retail
4 11 (1.22%) Banking
5 10 (1.10%) Law
6 8 (0.88%) Advertising
6 8 (0.88%) Legal
7 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.66%) Marketing
9 5 (0.55%) Back Office
9 5 (0.55%) Electronics
10 2 (0.22%) Games
10 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.22%) Publishing
11 1 (0.11%) Automotive
11 1 (0.11%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.21%) HTML
2 19 (2.10%) CSS
2 19 (2.10%) Ruby on Rails
3 18 (1.99%) .NET
4 7 (0.77%) XML
5 5 (0.55%) Web Services
6 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.44%) XSLT
7 3 (0.33%) COM
8 2 (0.22%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.22%) J2EE
8 2 (0.22%) Spring
9 1 (0.11%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.11%) Middleware
9 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.16%) Data Centre
2 76 (8.40%) Blackberry
3 50 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.54%) Clustering
5 31 (3.43%) Replication
6 20 (2.21%) Driving Licence
7 17 (1.88%) Equities
7 17 (1.88%) Hedge funds
7 17 (1.88%) iPhone
8 16 (1.77%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.22%) EqualLogic
12 10 (1.10%) Fat Client
12 10 (1.10%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.10%) VCE vBlock
12 10 (1.10%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.99%) FlexPod
14 8 (0.88%) iPad
15 7 (0.77%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 698 (77.13%) Windows
2 478 (52.82%) Windows Server
3 337 (37.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 332 (36.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 173 (19.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 135 (14.92%) Linux
7 107 (11.82%) Windows 8
8 93 (10.28%) Unix
9 81 (8.95%) Windows 7
10 37 (4.09%) Solaris
11 36 (3.98%) Windows 2000 Server
12 35 (3.87%) Windows XP
13 29 (3.20%) Mac OS X
14 22 (2.43%) Ubuntu
15 19 (2.10%) Android
16 11 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (1.10%) CatOS
17 10 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
17 10 (1.10%) Debian
18 9 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (16.57%) ITIL
2 64 (7.07%) Problem Management
3 60 (6.63%) Mentoring
4 46 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (3.31%) Service Delivery
6 29 (3.20%) Project Management
7 28 (3.09%) Change Management
8 27 (2.98%) Incident Management
8 27 (2.98%) Service Management
9 24 (2.65%) Network Management
9 24 (2.65%) Presales
10 23 (2.54%) Migration
11 22 (2.43%) Time Management
12 20 (2.21%) Load Balancing
13 19 (2.10%) Multithreading
14 18 (1.99%) Server Building
15 17 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (1.66%) High Availability
16 15 (1.66%) Line Management
16 15 (1.66%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 121 (13.37%) SQL
2 32 (3.54%) PowerShell
3 26 (2.87%) Python
4 25 (2.76%) C
4 25 (2.76%) Perl
5 23 (2.54%) C++
6 22 (2.43%) JavaScript
7 21 (2.32%) Bash Shell
8 20 (2.21%) Ruby
9 19 (2.10%) Korn
10 12 (1.33%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.10%) Java
11 10 (1.10%) VBScript
12 8 (0.88%) C#
13 5 (0.55%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.33%) VB
15 2 (0.22%) VBA
16 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 203 (22.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (17.79%) MCSE
3 143 (15.80%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (12.27%) CCNA
5 74 (8.18%) MCITP
6 72 (7.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 68 (7.51%) MCSA
8 63 (6.96%) MCP
9 45 (4.97%) CCNP
10 43 (4.75%) Security Cleared
11 37 (4.09%) Degree
12 36 (3.98%) SC Cleared
13 30 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
14 28 (3.09%) MCTS
15 22 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.88%) CCA
17 13 (1.44%) ACSA
18 12 (1.33%) CCIE
18 12 (1.33%) NCDA
19 9 (0.99%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (9.28%) SLA
2 11 (1.22%) QA
3 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 480 (53.04%) Active Directory
2 281 (31.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (21.55%) Hyper-V
4 62 (6.85%) XenApp
5 55 (6.08%) vSphere
6 53 (5.86%) Terminal Services
7 45 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (3.87%) VMware ESX
8 35 (3.87%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.77%) Terminal Server
9 16 (1.77%) XenServer
10 15 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.66%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.22%) vCloud
14 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 83 (9.17%) SCCM
2 37 (4.09%) SCOM
3 22 (2.43%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (1.55%) WSUS
5 11 (1.22%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.22%) SCOrch
6 9 (0.99%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.66%) SCSM
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (0.55%) SCDPM
8 5 (0.55%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.44%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.44%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.33%) DameWare
10 3 (0.33%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.33%) Endace
10 3 (0.33%) Nagios
10 3 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 521 (57.57%) VMware
2 417 (46.08%) Microsoft
3 304 (33.59%) Cisco
4 202 (22.32%) Citrix
5 91 (10.06%) HP
6 60 (6.63%) Apple
7 55 (6.08%) Dell
8 48 (5.30%) NetApp
9 46 (5.08%) Avaya
10 40 (4.42%) Juniper
11 38 (4.20%) EMC
12 28 (3.09%) CheckPoint
13 26 (2.87%) Intel Security
14 23 (2.54%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.99%) F5
16 15 (1.66%) IBM
17 14 (1.55%) SonicWALL
17 14 (1.55%) Symantec
18 13 (1.44%) Forcepoint
19 12 (1.33%) Veeam
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension Scheme & More
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughton, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bagshot, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £53,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £24000.00 - £31500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum + Outstanding benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary Details circa £50k + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Horsham DC
Salary: From £39,267 to £42,957 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
St. Helens
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London, Zone 1
MillsHill
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Sky Betting & Gaming
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £26500 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
London
caspian one
Salary: £90000 - £115000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago