The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Support was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 25 32 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.92% 0.64% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 0.65% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Median salary £28,500 - £30,000
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 Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 131 154 157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 95.62% 98.72% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 113 136 108
Median salary £35,000 £36,375 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.78% +11.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
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 Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Chester

3rd Line Support
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Support in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Server Building
2 3 (60.00%) Sophos
2 3 (60.00%) Kaspersky
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Kaspersky
2 3 (60.00%) Sophos
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) VMware