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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 538 653 681
Rank change year-on-year
+115 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 381 244 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 318 220 187
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
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 £27,500 £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 26 January 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 26 January 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
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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 +93 371 £36,500 +4.28% 42
London +25 111 £37,500 - 12
South East 0 95 £36,000 -4.00% 15
North West +11 45 £32,000 +16.36% 3
West Midlands +32 43 £35,500 +39.21%
Berkshire +24 42 £35,000 -3.44% 7
East of England +1 32 £40,000 +31.14% 3
Manchester +3 31 £31,000 +12.72% 1
Birmingham +13 28 £37,500 +47.05%
Reading +23 23 £34,000 -40.86% 4
Yorkshire +7 22 £36,500 +25.86% 2
Surrey +2 22 £35,000 - 3
South West -1 21 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Hampshire -11 16 £42,750 -14.50% 3
Bracknell -5 15 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire +5 13 £37,500 +36.36% 1
City of London -5 12 £38,750 +3.33% 3
Docklands, London +7 11 - -
Cheshire +4 9 £39,000 +41.81% 2
West Yorkshire -1 9 £28,000 -3.44% 2
Wimbledon - 9 £37,500 -
Devon - 8 £34,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £42,500 - 1
North Yorkshire +17 7 £55,000 -
West Sussex -5 7 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Hertfordshire -20 7 £27,500 -31.25%
Wiltshire - 7 £47,500 - 1
Bedford - 7 £42,500 -
Warrington - 7 £32,000 -
Suffolk +4 6 £40,000 +33.33%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 634 (79.55%) Windows
2 543 (68.13%) VMware
3 473 (59.35%) Active Directory
4 407 (51.07%) Microsoft
5 359 (45.04%) MS Exchange
6 328 (41.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 325 (40.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 291 (36.51%) Cisco
9 284 (35.63%) Firewall
10 264 (33.12%) Citrix
11 251 (31.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 236 (29.61%) SAN
13 219 (27.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 202 (25.35%) MS Excel
15 195 (24.47%) SQL Server
16 181 (22.71%) Microsoft Certification
17 171 (21.46%) ITIL
18 169 (21.20%) DNS
19 162 (20.33%) SQL
20 158 (19.82%) TCP/IP
20 158 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
21 157 (19.70%) Hyper-V
22 143 (17.94%) MCSE
23 138 (17.31%) WAN
24 134 (16.81%) LAN
25 124 (15.56%) DHCP
26 121 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
27 107 (13.43%) vSphere
28 106 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2003
29 105 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2013

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 359 (45.04%) MS Exchange
2 158 (19.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 105 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 99 (12.42%) SharePoint
6 97 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 75 (9.41%) Lync
8 59 (7.40%) IIS
9 27 (3.39%) Apache
10 18 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.13%) Live Communications Server
13 7 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.63%) Documentum
15 4 (0.50%) Moodle
16 3 (0.38%) WebSphere
17 2 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
17 2 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
17 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 202 (25.35%) MS Excel
2 101 (12.67%) MS Office
3 7 (0.88%) 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 6 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.13%) Summit
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.77%) Office 365
2 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.75%) SaaS
4 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 284 (35.63%) Firewall
2 236 (29.61%) SAN
3 169 (21.20%) DNS
4 158 (19.82%) TCP/IP
5 138 (17.31%) WAN
6 134 (16.81%) LAN
7 124 (15.56%) DHCP
8 105 (13.17%) VPN
9 65 (8.16%) VoIP
10 64 (8.03%) NAS
11 60 (7.53%) Cisco ASA
12 50 (6.27%) Wireless
13 49 (6.15%) iSCSI
14 43 (5.40%) Fibre Channel
15 37 (4.64%) Internet
16 34 (4.27%) VLAN
17 28 (3.51%) BGP
18 26 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (2.76%) MPLS
20 19 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (24.47%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (2.89%) SQL Server 2000
5 16 (2.01%) IDOL
6 15 (1.88%) EDRMS
7 10 (1.25%) MySQL
8 9 (1.13%) MS Access
9 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.38%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.13%) MSI
3 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 60 (7.53%) Finance
2 37 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.01%) Retail
4 13 (1.63%) Back Office
5 10 (1.25%) Legal
6 9 (1.13%) Banking
7 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.88%) Web Services
2 5 (0.63%) COM
2 5 (0.63%) Application Packaging
3 4 (0.50%) CSS
4 3 (0.38%) .NET
5 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.25%) HTML
6 1 (0.13%) LINQ
6 1 (0.13%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.13%) XML
6 1 (0.13%) WAP
6 1 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.78%) Blackberry
3 32 (4.02%) Clustering
4 26 (3.26%) Replication
5 24 (3.01%) Statistics
6 22 (2.76%) Fat Client
6 22 (2.76%) Thin Client
7 16 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.50%) FlexPod
10 4 (0.50%) VLE
11 3 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.38%) iPhone
11 3 (0.38%) PKI
11 3 (0.38%) CMDB
11 3 (0.38%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.25%) iPad
12 2 (0.25%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 634 (79.55%) Windows
2 325 (40.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 251 (31.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 219 (27.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (11.42%) Linux
6 85 (10.66%) Windows 7
7 73 (9.16%) Windows XP
8 70 (8.78%) Windows 8
9 33 (4.14%) UNIX
10 28 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (3.26%) Mac OS X
12 13 (1.63%) CentOS
13 10 (1.25%) Windows 2000
14 8 (1.00%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.88%) Mac OS X Server
16 6 (0.75%) Solaris
17 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.50%) AIX
19 3 (0.38%) HPUX
19 3 (0.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (21.46%) ITIL
2 44 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 43 (5.40%) Incident Management
4 34 (4.27%) Mentoring
5 33 (4.14%) Service Delivery
6 31 (3.89%) Migration
7 23 (2.89%) BCP
8 21 (2.63%) Load Balancing
8 21 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (2.51%) Change Management
10 19 (2.38%) Configuration Management
10 19 (2.38%) Coaching
11 18 (2.26%) Service Management
12 17 (2.13%) Time Management
13 16 (2.01%) Capacity Management
14 15 (1.88%) Kalman Filter
14 15 (1.88%) Problem Management
15 13 (1.63%) Business Continuity
16 12 (1.51%) Technical Architecture
16 12 (1.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 162 (20.33%) SQL
2 59 (7.40%) PowerShell
3 28 (3.51%) C
4 11 (1.38%) VB
5 10 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.13%) VBScript
7 4 (0.50%) Java
8 3 (0.38%) PHP
9 2 (0.25%) Korn
10 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.13%) C#
10 1 (0.13%) VB6
10 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 181 (22.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (17.94%) MCSE
3 121 (15.18%) Cisco Certification
4 90 (11.29%) CCNA
5 78 (9.79%) MCP
6 71 (8.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 67 (8.41%) Security Cleared
8 64 (8.03%) MCSA
9 57 (7.15%) MCITP
10 54 (6.78%) SC Cleared
10 54 (6.78%) CCNP
11 39 (4.89%) Citrix Certification
12 34 (4.27%) CCA
12 34 (4.27%) DV Cleared
13 31 (3.89%) Degree
14 26 (3.26%) MCTS
15 12 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.51%) VCP5
16 11 (1.38%) CCIE
17 10 (1.25%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.14%) SLA
2 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.13%) QA
System Software
1 473 (59.35%) Active Directory
2 328 (41.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (19.70%) Hyper-V
4 107 (13.43%) vSphere
5 80 (10.04%) XenApp
6 50 (6.27%) VMware ESX
7 42 (5.27%) XenDesktop
8 28 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (3.01%) XenServer
9 24 (3.01%) Terminal Services
10 21 (2.63%) ISA Server
11 20 (2.51%) vCloud
12 9 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.13%) Xen
12 9 (1.13%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.25%) KVM
15 2 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 73 (9.16%) SCCM
2 45 (5.65%) SCOM
3 39 (4.89%) NetBackup
4 30 (3.76%) Backup Exec
5 26 (3.26%) FortiGate
6 22 (2.76%) WSUS
7 15 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.13%) Netcool
9 9 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (1.13%) Unicenter
9 9 (1.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 9 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (1.13%) SCVMM
9 9 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.50%) ZENworks
11 3 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.38%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.25%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.25%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 543 (68.13%) VMware
2 407 (51.07%) Microsoft
3 291 (36.51%) Cisco
4 264 (33.12%) Citrix
5 103 (12.92%) HP
6 96 (12.05%) Juniper
7 61 (7.65%) Symantec
8 51 (6.40%) EMC
9 49 (6.15%) NetApp
10 48 (6.02%) CheckPoint
11 45 (5.65%) Apple
12 38 (4.77%) SolarWinds
13 36 (4.52%) Dell
14 30 (3.76%) Oracle
14 30 (3.76%) Fortinet
15 29 (3.64%) IBM
16 26 (3.26%) Veritas
17 24 (3.01%) Bloomberg
17 24 (3.01%) Mitel
17 24 (3.01%) Meridio
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum 25 days holiday, pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Certification Training + Great Ben
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension + life
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Westek Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens + bonus + on call allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Xn Hotels Systems
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum + OOH & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago