Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Third Line Support Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 136 162
Rank change year-on-year -20 +26 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 16 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.50% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 15
Cheshire median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,125 £25,250
90th Percentile £39,600 £34,500 £44,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £31,800 £34,000
% change year-on-year +10.06% -6.47% +6.25%

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 3,084 2,142 2,794
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.75% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,321 1,789 2,458
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Cheshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Cheshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Cheshire

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Wilmslow - 8 £34,000 -
Warrington -1 3 - - 1
Chester -20 1 £30,000 -11.76%
Crewe - 1 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £38,500 -
3rd Line Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 3rd Line Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 14 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 14 (87.50%) Hyper-V
3 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (81.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
4 12 (75.00%) Citrix
5 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (50.00%) Skype for Business
7 8 (50.00%) Firewall
7 8 (50.00%) IBM
7 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
9 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (25.00%) Office 365
10 4 (25.00%) LAN
10 4 (25.00%) ITIL
10 4 (25.00%) WAN
10 4 (25.00%) VPN
10 4 (25.00%) DNS
11 3 (18.75%) SAN
11 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
11 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
11 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure

3rd Line Support 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 14 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 13 (81.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (50.00%) Skype for Business
5 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) Citrix
3 8 (50.00%) IBM
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Veeam
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) NetApp