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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 559 645 653
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 347 272 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 295 231 213
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 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 22 May 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 +89 340 £37,500 +7.14% 42
London +90 106 £37,500 - 6
South East -4 93 £42,250 +30.00% 10
South West +16 39 £34,000 +13.33% 7
Berkshire +5 34 £37,250 +2.05% 3
East of England +17 33 £45,000 +24.13%
Surrey +16 28 £41,750 +26.51% 3
North West +6 27 £32,500 -7.14% 12
West Midlands -6 23 £31,000 -4.61% 4
City of London +50 22 £35,500 -16.47% 2
Gloucestershire +9 21 £39,500 +2.59% 1
Reading 0 19 £34,500 -27.36% 3
Cambridgeshire +23 18 £45,000 +28.57%
East Midlands +16 15 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Hampshire +1 14 £48,750 +62.50% 1
Cambridge +32 11 £45,000 +28.57%
Cheshire +6 11 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Hertfordshire -8 10 £30,000 -9.09%
Birmingham -7 9 £31,500 -3.07%
Bracknell +9 8 £50,000 +79.37%
Kent +5 8 £38,500 - 1
Derbyshire - 8 £50,000 -
Manchester +7 7 £31,500 -10.00% 7
Gloucester - 7 £34,000 -
Devon - 7 £28,250 - 1
Lancashire - 7 £42,500 -
Woking +15 6 £48,750 +45.52%
Leatherhead +11 6 £46,250 -11.90%
Farnborough -8 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Staines - 6 £29,000 -

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 601 (81.77%) Windows
2 476 (64.76%) VMware
3 410 (55.78%) Active Directory
4 343 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 342 (46.53%) MS Exchange
6 316 (42.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 276 (37.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 234 (31.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 226 (30.75%) Citrix
10 222 (30.20%) SAN
11 215 (29.25%) Firewall
12 213 (28.98%) Cisco
13 190 (25.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 176 (23.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 174 (23.67%) DNS
16 172 (23.40%) MS Excel
17 166 (22.59%) Hyper-V
18 159 (21.63%) SQL Server
19 152 (20.68%) Microsoft Certification
20 135 (18.37%) DHCP
21 132 (17.96%) ITIL
22 131 (17.82%) TCP/IP
23 129 (17.55%) SQL
24 125 (17.01%) MCSE
25 117 (15.92%) HP
26 116 (15.78%) Linux
27 110 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2013
28 101 (13.74%) Cisco Certification
29 100 (13.61%) MS Office
30 92 (12.52%) Windows 7

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 342 (46.53%) MS Exchange
2 176 (23.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 110 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 82 (11.16%) SharePoint
5 75 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 73 (9.93%) Lync
7 54 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 44 (5.99%) IIS
9 31 (4.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (2.18%) Apache
10 16 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.68%) Live Communications Server
13 5 (0.68%) JBoss
14 3 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.41%) SAS
14 3 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 172 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 100 (13.61%) MS Office
3 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Line 500
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.80%) Office 365
2 9 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.95%) SaaS
4 5 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.27%) Dropbox
6 2 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 222 (30.20%) SAN
2 215 (29.25%) Firewall
3 174 (23.67%) DNS
4 135 (18.37%) DHCP
5 131 (17.82%) TCP/IP
6 88 (11.97%) VPN
7 73 (9.93%) LAN
7 73 (9.93%) WAN
8 68 (9.25%) NAS
9 44 (5.99%) VLAN
10 43 (5.85%) Fibre Channel
11 38 (5.17%) Wireless
12 34 (4.63%) Internet
13 31 (4.22%) VoIP
14 30 (4.08%) iSCSI
15 26 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (2.72%) SSL
17 18 (2.45%) IPsec
18 17 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (2.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (21.63%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
5 12 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.09%) MySQL
7 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.68%) MS Access
8 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.27%) IDOL
8 2 (0.27%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.14%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (4.49%) Telecoms
1 33 (4.49%) Finance
2 24 (3.27%) Back Office
3 6 (0.82%) Advertising
4 5 (0.68%) Marketing
4 5 (0.68%) Banking
4 5 (0.68%) Legal
4 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.41%) French Language
5 3 (0.41%) German Language
5 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
5 3 (0.41%) Retail
6 2 (0.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.14%) Front Office
7 1 (0.14%) Publishing
7 1 (0.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.50%) .NET
2 9 (1.22%) Web Services
3 8 (1.09%) COM
4 4 (0.54%) HTML
4 4 (0.54%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.41%) CSS
6 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.14%) V-Ray
6 1 (0.14%) WAP
6 1 (0.14%) XML
6 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.98%) Blackberry
2 46 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.31%) Replication
4 35 (4.76%) Clustering
5 18 (2.45%) Thin Client
5 18 (2.45%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.50%) IVR
9 7 (0.95%) Statistics
10 5 (0.68%) FlexPod
10 5 (0.68%) iPhone
10 5 (0.68%) iPad
11 4 (0.54%) BYOD
11 4 (0.54%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.41%) User Experience
12 3 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 601 (81.77%) Windows
2 316 (42.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 234 (31.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 190 (25.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 116 (15.78%) Linux
6 92 (12.52%) Windows 7
7 84 (11.43%) Windows XP
8 62 (8.44%) Windows 8
9 40 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (3.40%) CentOS
11 22 (2.99%) UNIX
12 18 (2.45%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.09%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.68%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.54%) Android
17 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.27%) AIX
18 2 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (17.96%) ITIL
2 58 (7.89%) Service Delivery
3 38 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (3.54%) Network Management
5 23 (3.13%) Migration
6 21 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 21 (2.86%) Problem Management
7 20 (2.72%) Load Balancing
7 20 (2.72%) Incident Management
7 20 (2.72%) Project Management
7 20 (2.72%) Service Management
8 19 (2.59%) Mentoring
8 19 (2.59%) Configuration Management
9 16 (2.18%) Capacity Management
10 14 (1.90%) Business Continuity
10 14 (1.90%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (1.77%) Use Case
11 13 (1.77%) CRM
12 12 (1.63%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (1.50%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (17.55%) SQL
2 52 (7.07%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.31%) C
4 12 (1.63%) VBScript
4 12 (1.63%) VB
5 10 (1.36%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.68%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.68%) Perl
7 4 (0.54%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.54%) Korn
8 3 (0.41%) Java
8 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.41%) PHP
9 2 (0.27%) C#
9 2 (0.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.14%) VB6
10 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 152 (20.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (17.01%) MCSE
3 101 (13.74%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (9.93%) CCNA
5 55 (7.48%) MCP
6 52 (7.07%) MCITP
7 50 (6.80%) Security Cleared
8 48 (6.53%) MCSA
8 48 (6.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 42 (5.71%) CCNP
10 33 (4.49%) SC Cleared
11 31 (4.22%) Degree
12 20 (2.72%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (2.45%) MCTS
14 17 (2.31%) CCA
15 16 (2.18%) DV Cleared
16 11 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.82%) VCAP
17 6 (0.82%) NCDA
17 6 (0.82%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.76%) SLA
2 7 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.14%) QA
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 410 (55.78%) Active Directory
2 276 (37.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (22.59%) Hyper-V
4 88 (11.97%) vSphere
5 47 (6.39%) XenApp
6 37 (5.03%) XenDesktop
7 31 (4.22%) VMware ESX
7 31 (4.22%) Terminal Services
8 22 (2.99%) vCloud
9 18 (2.45%) XenServer
10 12 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.22%) Xen
11 9 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.95%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.54%) Firmware
14 3 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 73 (9.93%) SCCM
2 37 (5.03%) SCOM
3 27 (3.67%) Backup Exec
4 15 (2.04%) FortiGate
5 14 (1.90%) NetBackup
5 14 (1.90%) WSUS
6 13 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (1.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 8 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.68%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.68%) Netcool
9 5 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.68%) Unicenter
9 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.68%) EdgeSight
10 4 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.41%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.41%) ZENworks
11 3 (0.41%) DameWare
12 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 476 (64.76%) VMware
2 343 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 226 (30.75%) Citrix
4 213 (28.98%) Cisco
5 117 (15.92%) HP
6 49 (6.67%) Juniper
6 49 (6.67%) NetApp
7 48 (6.53%) Oracle
8 47 (6.39%) EMC
9 42 (5.71%) Dell
10 38 (5.17%) Apple
11 31 (4.22%) Symantec
12 30 (4.08%) Veeam
13 29 (3.95%) 3PAR
14 20 (2.72%) Red Hat
14 20 (2.72%) Meraki
15 18 (2.45%) IBM
16 17 (2.31%) CommVault
17 16 (2.18%) Bloomberg
17 16 (2.18%) Mitel
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Shift All Bonus Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42600 per annum + pension, healthcare & training
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £42000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago