Period
to 7 December 2021

The median annual salary for a 2nd Line Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

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

Second Line Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 112 215
Rank change year-on-year -68 +103 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 59 25 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.06% 1.24% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.29% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 50 24 51
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,000 £23,250
25th Percentile £25,125 £24,188 £24,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.17% +5.45%
75th Percentile £33,750 £33,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £36,650 £35,000 £35,000
England median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% -3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 5,017 1,937 6,321
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.85% 95.89% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2,859 1,612 4,674
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,978 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,428 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the East of England

2nd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the East of England.

Salary trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the East of England

2nd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

Salary histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in the East of England

2nd Line Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 7 December 2021. 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
Essex +6 23 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Hertfordshire -64 23 £32,500 +28.71% 5
Cambridgeshire -49 10 £26,000 +10.64% 4
Bedfordshire -22 3 £32,500 +3.17% 3
2nd Line Engineer
England

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, 2nd 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 East of England region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (81.36%) Active Directory
2 42 (71.19%) Social Skills
3 40 (67.80%) Windows
4 37 (62.71%) Microsoft
5 31 (52.54%) Windows Server
6 22 (37.29%) Microsoft 365
7 21 (35.59%) DHCP
7 21 (35.59%) DNS
7 21 (35.59%) Firewall
8 19 (32.20%) Windows 10
9 14 (23.73%) LAN
9 14 (23.73%) WAN
10 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
10 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Office
10 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (20.34%) Azure
11 12 (20.34%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (20.34%) ITIL
11 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
11 12 (20.34%) Citrix
11 12 (20.34%) Time Management
11 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (20.34%) VMware
12 11 (18.64%) Degree
12 11 (18.64%) SQL
12 11 (18.64%) IIS
12 11 (18.64%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (18.64%) vSphere

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2013
1 11 (18.64%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (37.29%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (20.34%) Azure
3 3 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.59%) DHCP
1 21 (35.59%) DNS
1 21 (35.59%) Firewall
2 14 (23.73%) LAN
2 14 (23.73%) WAN
3 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
4 10 (16.95%) VPN
5 2 (3.39%) Network Security
5 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.39%) Wireless
6 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
General
1 42 (71.19%) Social Skills
2 12 (20.34%) Organisational Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.25%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 31 (52.54%) Windows Server
3 19 (32.20%) Windows 10
4 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
1 12 (20.34%) Time Management
2 11 (18.64%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (11.86%) Project Management
4 3 (5.08%) Line Management
5 2 (3.39%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Maintenance
5 2 (3.39%) ITSM
5 2 (3.39%) Migration
6 1 (1.69%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (1.69%) Data Entry
6 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.69%) IT Strategy
6 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.69%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.69%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) CCNA
3 2 (3.39%) CCSA
3 2 (3.39%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.39%) MCITP
4 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (81.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.64%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (18.64%) vSphere
3 11 (18.64%) XenApp
3 11 (18.64%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) Citrix
2 12 (20.34%) VMware
3 10 (16.95%) Remedy
3 10 (16.95%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) Veeam