Period
to 19 December 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 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 Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 297 297
Rank change year-on-year +36 0 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 73 38 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 71 36 51
City of London median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +15.85% -1.20%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,875 £31,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,125 £59,750
Central London median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £40,500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +9.26% +1.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 10,148 9,906 10,911
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 94.88% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9,107 8,929 9,934
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +1.77%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the City of London

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the City of London

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the City of London

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 3rd Line 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 City of London region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (68.49%) Windows
2 47 (64.38%) Active Directory
3 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
4 34 (46.58%) VMware
5 33 (45.21%) Office 365
6 29 (39.73%) Windows Server
7 28 (38.36%) PowerShell
8 24 (32.88%) Finance
9 22 (30.14%) TCP/IP
9 22 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (28.77%) Hyper-V
10 21 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (28.77%) DNS
10 21 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 20 (27.40%) DHCP
11 20 (27.40%) ITIL
11 20 (27.40%) Firewall
12 19 (26.03%) MS Exchange
12 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (23.29%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (21.92%) Windows 10
14 16 (21.92%) Cisco
14 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
14 16 (21.92%) Citrix
15 15 (20.55%) VLAN
15 15 (20.55%) SAN
15 15 (20.55%) SQL
16 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
16 14 (19.18%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2013

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 19 (26.03%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (13.70%) Skype for Business
5 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.85%) Apache
7 4 (5.48%) IIS
7 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (45.21%) Office 365
2 21 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (10.96%) SaaS
5 6 (8.22%) Mimecast
6 4 (5.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.14%) TCP/IP
2 21 (28.77%) DNS
3 20 (27.40%) DHCP
3 20 (27.40%) Firewall
4 15 (20.55%) SAN
4 15 (20.55%) VLAN
5 11 (15.07%) VPN
6 10 (13.70%) LAN
6 10 (13.70%) Skype
6 10 (13.70%) WAN
7 8 (10.96%) HTTP
7 8 (10.96%) Internet
7 8 (10.96%) IPsec
7 8 (10.96%) NetScaler
8 7 (9.59%) BGP
8 7 (9.59%) OSPF
8 7 (9.59%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (8.22%) DKIM
10 4 (5.48%) Multicast
10 4 (5.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.22%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 24 (32.88%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.85%) Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Automotive
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) Kafka
1 1 (1.37%) Spring
1 1 (1.37%) Spring Cloud
1 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.59%) Clustering
3 7 (9.59%) Driving Licence
4 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (8.22%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.48%) Replication
6 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) Fintech
7 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.37%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 50 (68.49%) Windows
2 29 (39.73%) Windows Server
3 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (21.92%) Windows 10
5 14 (19.18%) Windows 7
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (10.96%) Linux
8 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.22%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (27.40%) ITIL
3 17 (23.29%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (12.33%) Service Management
5 8 (10.96%) Migration
6 7 (9.59%) Data Management
7 6 (8.22%) Change Management
7 6 (8.22%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.22%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (8.22%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (8.22%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (8.22%) Task Automation
8 5 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (5.48%) Security Patching
9 4 (5.48%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (5.48%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) PowerShell
2 15 (20.55%) SQL
3 5 (6.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.59%) CCNP
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.48%) CCNA
4 4 (5.48%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) JNCIS
5 3 (4.11%) MCSE
5 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) HND
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.37%) MCSA
6 1 (1.37%) VCP6
6 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (5.48%) GDPR
1 4 (5.48%) HIPAA
1 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 47 (64.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (28.77%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.07%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (12.33%) XenApp
6 6 (8.22%) vSphere
7 5 (6.85%) XenDesktop
8 4 (5.48%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.37%) Docker
9 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) SCOM
2 8 (10.96%) Backup Exec
2 8 (10.96%) SCCM
3 6 (8.22%) Nagios
3 6 (8.22%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (5.48%) Ansible
4 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.48%) Puppet
5 2 (2.74%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.74%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.37%) Mesos
6 1 (1.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
2 34 (46.58%) VMware
3 16 (21.92%) Cisco
3 16 (21.92%) Citrix
4 9 (12.33%) HP
4 9 (12.33%) Juniper
5 6 (8.22%) Nimble Storage
5 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.22%) Veeam
6 4 (5.48%) Arista
6 4 (5.48%) Google
6 4 (5.48%) Nortel
6 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.48%) Splunk
7 3 (4.11%) F5
8 2 (2.74%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.74%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.37%) arcserve
9 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.37%) Veritas