The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Support was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
North West / Cheshire
Rank 74 99 104
Rank change year-on-year +25 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 19 8 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.81% 0.61% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.64% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 11
Median salary £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.58% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £28,900 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,900 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1020 1245 1703
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.05% 95.48% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 839 1062 1308
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Support in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +14 4 £35,000 +21.73% 4
Chester +7 4 £28,500 -
Sandbach - 3 £30,000 -
Northwich - 2 £30,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £25,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £32,500 -
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 3rd Line Support 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 in the job title.

1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (53.33%) VMware
4 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
5 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
6 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 10 (33.33%) SAN
6 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 8 (26.67%) SQL
9 7 (23.33%) Linux
9 7 (23.33%) VoIP
9 7 (23.33%) VPN
9 7 (23.33%) Citrix
9 7 (23.33%) Firewall
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco
10 6 (20.00%) MS Office
10 6 (20.00%) Android
10 6 (20.00%) VLAN
10 6 (20.00%) Windows 8
11 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
11 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (16.67%) IBM
11 5 (16.67%) SLA

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.00%) IIS
4 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Line 50
1 4 (13.33%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
1 4 (13.33%) OneDrive
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) SAN
2 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) VoIP
2 7 (23.33%) VPN
3 6 (20.00%) VLAN
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 4 (13.33%) Skype
5 4 (13.33%) WAN
6 3 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (6.67%) DHCP
7 2 (6.67%) Internet
7 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.67%) Wireless
8 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Power BI
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (23.33%) Linux
6 6 (20.00%) Android
6 6 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 5 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 3 (10.00%) Server Building
3 2 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) Presales
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.33%) Line Management
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCA
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCITP
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) Terminal Services
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) XenApp
4 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) PaperCut
2 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (53.33%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco
5 5 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle
6 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 4 (13.33%) Sage
6 4 (13.33%) Siemens
7 3 (10.00%) EMC
7 3 (10.00%) Kaspersky
7 3 (10.00%) Sophos
8 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.67%) Veeam
9 1 (3.33%) 3Com
9 1 (3.33%) Draytek
9 1 (3.33%) HP
9 1 (3.33%) Juniper
9 1 (3.33%) Meraki
9 1 (3.33%) Motorola
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