Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 August 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 460 439 415
Rank change year-on-year -21 -24 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1,002 1,165 1,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.70% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.73% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 924 1,063 1,276
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £39,750 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.25% +2.67% -2.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 151,894 159,942 179,537
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,182 130,116 152,588
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in England

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in England

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

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

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in England

3rd Line Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
London -28 284 £45,000 +5.88% 28
North of England -2 192 £35,000 -6.67% 19
South East -52 170 £40,000 +6.67% 15
East of England +29 142 £42,500 - 11
Midlands +32 133 £37,500 - 8
North West +14 110 £35,000 -2.78% 13
South West +14 81 £34,000 +1.49% 8
East Midlands +30 74 £38,500 +5.48% 3
Yorkshire +14 74 £37,125 -1.00% 6
West Midlands +13 59 £36,750 -2.00% 5
North East -16 8 £27,500 -
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 England region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 739 (73.75%) Windows
2 583 (58.18%) Active Directory
3 580 (57.88%) VMware
4 566 (56.49%) Microsoft
5 505 (50.40%) Windows Server
6 404 (40.32%) Office 365
7 345 (34.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 309 (30.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 283 (28.24%) MS Exchange
10 281 (28.04%) Hyper-V
11 263 (26.25%) DNS
12 260 (25.95%) Firewall
13 254 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 240 (23.95%) Cisco
15 234 (23.35%) ITIL
16 232 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 218 (21.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 206 (20.56%) DHCP
19 202 (20.16%) Citrix
20 199 (19.86%) SCCM
21 177 (17.66%) SQL Server
22 172 (17.17%) SAN
23 169 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
24 161 (16.07%) PowerShell
25 157 (15.67%) WAN
26 156 (15.57%) LAN
27 137 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
28 131 (13.07%) SQL
29 130 (12.97%) MCSE
30 127 (12.67%) Cisco Certification

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 283 (28.24%) MS Exchange
2 107 (10.68%) SharePoint
3 102 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 87 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (5.39%) Skype for Business
6 37 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (3.49%) IIS
8 19 (1.90%) Apache
9 13 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.30%) Site Server
10 11 (1.10%) nginx
11 9 (0.90%) CMS
11 9 (0.90%) JBoss
11 9 (0.90%) WordPress
12 7 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 137 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.100%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.100%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.100%) Avid Media Composer
4 1 (0.100%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.100%) InDesign
4 1 (0.100%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.100%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Magento
1 3 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Maximo
2 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.100%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 404 (40.32%) Office 365
2 218 (21.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (4.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (2.40%) IaaS
6 17 (1.70%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.40%) SaaS
8 13 (1.30%) OneDrive
9 10 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.90%) CloudFront
10 9 (0.90%) G Suite
10 9 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.30%) Route 53
13 2 (0.20%) PaaS
14 1 (0.100%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.100%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.100%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 263 (26.25%) DNS
2 260 (25.95%) Firewall
3 206 (20.56%) DHCP
4 172 (17.17%) SAN
5 157 (15.67%) WAN
6 156 (15.57%) LAN
7 122 (12.18%) TCP/IP
8 74 (7.39%) VPN
9 59 (5.89%) VLAN
10 57 (5.69%) VoIP
10 57 (5.69%) Wireless
11 54 (5.39%) Network Security
12 50 (4.99%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (4.49%) Internet
14 42 (4.19%) Remote Desktop
15 40 (3.99%) Skype
16 36 (3.59%) NetScaler
17 29 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
18 28 (2.79%) NAS
19 23 (2.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (17.66%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.80%) MySQL
3 18 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 16 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.50%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.20%) QlikView
10 1 (0.100%) GIS
10 1 (0.100%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.100%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.100%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.100%) Power BI
10 1 (0.100%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.100%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 12 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.90%) PEAR
4 6 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.40%) JIRA
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.100%) MSI
General
1 113 (11.28%) Finance
2 59 (5.89%) Retail
3 51 (5.09%) Telecoms
4 42 (4.19%) Marketing
5 31 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.30%) Electronics
7 14 (1.40%) Automotive
8 9 (0.90%) Front Office
8 9 (0.90%) Legal
8 9 (0.90%) Publishing
9 7 (0.70%) Advertising
9 7 (0.70%) Banking
9 7 (0.70%) Law
10 5 (0.50%) Games
11 4 (0.40%) French Language
12 3 (0.30%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.100%) Billing
14 1 (0.100%) Local Government
14 1 (0.100%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.30%) Web Services
2 20 (2.00%) Flash
3 15 (1.50%) LDAP
4 7 (0.70%) WSH
5 6 (0.60%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.30%) .NET
6 3 (0.30%) JSON
7 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.20%) COM
7 2 (0.20%) Mason
7 2 (0.20%) XML
7 2 (0.20%) XMPP
8 1 (0.100%) HTML
8 1 (0.100%) Kafka
8 1 (0.100%) Middleware
8 1 (0.100%) REST
8 1 (0.100%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.100%) Spring
8 1 (0.100%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (0.100%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.18%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.49%) Driving Licence
4 44 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (4.09%) Clustering
6 29 (2.89%) NHS
7 25 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 20 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.90%) iPad
10 16 (1.60%) EMC VMAX
11 14 (1.40%) Replication
12 13 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.00%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.60%) Fintech
15 6 (0.60%) PDA
15 6 (0.60%) PKI
15 6 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.50%) Computer Science
17 4 (0.40%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 739 (73.75%) Windows
2 505 (50.40%) Windows Server
3 254 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 232 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 123 (12.28%) Windows 10
6 116 (11.58%) Windows 7
7 100 (9.98%) Linux
8 53 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (3.99%) Windows 8
10 31 (3.09%) Mac OS X
10 31 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (2.69%) Windows XP
12 21 (2.10%) Unix
13 13 (1.30%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.00%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.00%) Solaris
15 8 (0.80%) Android
16 7 (0.70%) CentOS
17 6 (0.60%) AIX
18 5 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (34.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 234 (23.35%) ITIL
3 94 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 64 (6.39%) Migration
6 55 (5.49%) Incident Management
7 53 (5.29%) Service Delivery
8 49 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (3.89%) Problem Management
10 38 (3.79%) Service Management
11 37 (3.69%) Change Management
11 37 (3.69%) Mentoring
12 34 (3.39%) Project Management
13 32 (3.19%) ITIL V3
14 29 (2.89%) Mobile Device Management
15 24 (2.40%) Cybersecurity
15 24 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
16 23 (2.30%) Time Management
17 22 (2.20%) High Availability
18 21 (2.10%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 161 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 131 (13.07%) SQL
3 22 (2.20%) VBScript
4 15 (1.50%) Python
5 14 (1.40%) Java
6 10 (1.00%) C
7 7 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.60%) C#
9 5 (0.50%) Perl
9 5 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.30%) C++
10 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.30%) VB
11 1 (0.100%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 169 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (12.97%) MCSE
3 127 (12.67%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (10.78%) CCNA
5 75 (7.49%) Security Cleared
6 64 (6.39%) MCSA
7 53 (5.29%) CCNP
7 53 (5.29%) SC Cleared
8 48 (4.79%) MCITP
9 43 (4.29%) Degree
9 43 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (4.09%) MCP
11 31 (3.09%) MCTS
12 27 (2.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 18 (1.80%) DBS Check
13 18 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (1.30%) NCDA
16 10 (1.00%) CCA
16 10 (1.00%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (9.38%) SLA
2 23 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.50%) PMO
4 14 (1.40%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.90%) ISO 14001
5 9 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.60%) GDPR
8 4 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.20%) QA
10 1 (0.100%) GCP
10 1 (0.100%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 583 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 309 (30.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 281 (28.04%) Hyper-V
4 99 (9.88%) XenApp
5 87 (8.68%) vSphere
6 74 (7.39%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (5.89%) XenDesktop
8 38 (3.79%) Terminal Services
9 20 (2.00%) XenServer
10 19 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (1.30%) ProxySG
13 8 (0.80%) DFS Replication
13 8 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.40%) Shibboleth
15 4 (0.40%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.30%) Docker
16 3 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 199 (19.86%) SCCM
2 39 (3.89%) Backup Exec
2 39 (3.89%) WSUS
3 37 (3.69%) SCOM
4 21 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 18 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 16 (1.60%) vCenter Server
7 14 (1.40%) Ansible
7 14 (1.40%) Nagios
8 13 (1.30%) Puppet
9 12 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 12 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.90%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.70%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.70%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 580 (57.88%) VMware
2 566 (56.49%) Microsoft
3 240 (23.95%) Cisco
4 202 (20.16%) Citrix
5 87 (8.68%) HP
6 62 (6.19%) McAfee
7 54 (5.39%) EMC
8 49 (4.89%) Dell
9 48 (4.79%) Veeam
10 46 (4.59%) Red Hat
11 41 (4.09%) Juniper
11 41 (4.09%) SolarWinds
12 39 (3.89%) NetApp
13 36 (3.59%) Apple
14 35 (3.49%) Palo Alto
15 33 (3.29%) Symantec
16 30 (2.99%) F5
17 29 (2.89%) CommVault
18 27 (2.69%) CheckPoint
19 25 (2.50%) SAP