Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer was £40,750 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Third Line Infrastructure Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 170 152
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer 17 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.71% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 3
Cheshire median annual salary £40,750 £38,750 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.16% +6.16% +9.77%
10th Percentile £27,350 £31,250 £33,950
90th Percentile £48,375 £46,250 £38,450
North West median annual salary £39,000 £37,750 £34,500
% change year-on-year +3.31% +9.42% -3.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2,319 2,995 2,239
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 95.81% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,802 2,297 1,888
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,775 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £68,650 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 5 £42,000 -6.67%
Crewe +10 4 £48,750 +39.29%
Knutsford +18 3 £34,000 -9.33%
Macclesfield - 2 £29,750 -
Northwich - 2 £45,000 -
Chester +17 1 - -
3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
North West

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) VMware
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
5 9 (52.94%) Office 365
5 9 (52.94%) DNS
5 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
5 9 (52.94%) SAN
5 9 (52.94%) SQL
5 9 (52.94%) ITIL
6 8 (47.06%) IIS
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
8 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
8 6 (35.29%) Linux
8 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
8 6 (35.29%) DHCP
8 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (35.29%) Firewall
9 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
9 5 (29.41%) LAN
10 4 (23.53%) WAN
10 4 (23.53%) SMTP
10 4 (23.53%) MCSE
10 4 (23.53%) Cisco
10 4 (23.53%) CCNA

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (47.06%) IIS
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Office 365
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (11.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
1 9 (52.94%) SAN
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) DHCP
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) FTP
4 4 (23.53%) HTTP
4 4 (23.53%) SMTP
4 4 (23.53%) SSH
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Android
4 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) CentOS
6 1 (5.88%) SUSE
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL V3
4 4 (23.53%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Software Licensing
5 3 (17.65%) Time Management
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) High Availability
7 1 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
7 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.88%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 4 (23.53%) XenApp
4 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) AirWatch
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Foglight
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
4 2 (11.76%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) CommVault
5 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Mitel
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) NetIQ
5 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Sun
5 1 (5.88%) TippingPoint
5 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard