Period
to 24 June 2019

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 394 461 442
Rank change year-on-year +67 -19 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1,017 1,060 1,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.65% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.68% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 962 978 1,020
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £50,225 £55,000 £50,025
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 127,815 156,588 157,140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.34% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 102,614 128,017 130,333
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
North of England +114 341 £40,000 +14.29% 30
London -32 216 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Yorkshire +99 196 £40,000 +8.11% 9
South East +19 170 £40,000 - 20
North West +62 143 £37,500 +10.29% 19
East of England +48 109 £40,500 -4.71% 13
Midlands +13 105 £37,500 - 17
South West 0 74 £37,500 +7.14% 5
East Midlands +15 60 £40,000 +3.90% 7
West Midlands +13 45 £32,500 -5.80% 10
North East +10 2 £33,000 +20.00% 2
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 597 (58.70%) Windows
2 555 (54.57%) Active Directory
3 487 (47.89%) VMware
4 485 (47.69%) Microsoft
5 427 (41.99%) Windows Server
6 405 (39.82%) Office 365
7 341 (33.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 312 (30.68%) Hyper-V
9 305 (29.99%) Microsoft Azure
10 267 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 265 (26.06%) Cisco
12 260 (25.57%) Cisco Certification
13 243 (23.89%) CCNA
14 236 (23.21%) Firewall
15 234 (23.01%) MS Exchange
16 216 (21.24%) WAN
17 214 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
18 208 (20.45%) CCNP
19 192 (18.88%) Citrix
20 189 (18.58%) ITIL
21 184 (18.09%) Internet
22 181 (17.80%) MPLS
23 176 (17.31%) DNS
24 175 (17.21%) Presales
25 174 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
26 162 (15.93%) vCloud
27 161 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
28 159 (15.63%) SQL Server
28 159 (15.63%) Validation
29 151 (14.85%) DHCP

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
1 234 (23.01%) MS Exchange
2 96 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 91 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (4.92%) IIS
4 50 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 27 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 26 (2.56%) Apache
7 13 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.18%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.29%) Confluence
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 115 (11.31%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.39%) CATIA
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 405 (39.82%) Office 365
2 305 (29.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (1.77%) IaaS
6 17 (1.67%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.88%) SaaS
8 8 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
8 8 (0.79%) SoftLayer
9 6 (0.59%) PaaS
10 5 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.20%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.20%) G Suite
13 1 (0.098%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 236 (23.21%) Firewall
2 216 (21.24%) WAN
3 184 (18.09%) Internet
4 181 (17.80%) MPLS
5 176 (17.31%) DNS
6 151 (14.85%) DHCP
7 142 (13.96%) SAN
8 135 (13.27%) LAN
9 128 (12.59%) TCP/IP
10 75 (7.37%) VLAN
11 67 (6.59%) VPN
12 54 (5.31%) Wireless
13 43 (4.23%) BGP
14 36 (3.54%) VoIP
15 34 (3.34%) NetScaler
16 33 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (3.05%) Skype
18 29 (2.85%) iSCSI
19 27 (2.65%) NAS
19 27 (2.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (1.67%) MySQL
3 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2019
6 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.20%) UniData
10 1 (0.098%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.098%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.098%) QlikView
10 1 (0.098%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.098%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.59%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.39%) JIRA
4 4 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.39%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.29%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.29%) Maven
5 3 (0.29%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.098%) GitLab
General
1 85 (8.36%) Finance
2 66 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.56%) Marketing
4 16 (1.57%) Retail
5 14 (1.38%) Legal
6 12 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.88%) Electronics
7 9 (0.88%) Games
8 7 (0.69%) Advertising
9 4 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.39%) Automotive
9 4 (0.39%) Banking
9 4 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.098%) Back Office
11 1 (0.098%) Local Government
11 1 (0.098%) Military
11 1 (0.098%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.56%) Web Services
2 13 (1.28%) LDAP
3 11 (1.08%) .NET
4 4 (0.39%) jQuery
5 3 (0.29%) MSMQ
5 3 (0.29%) Web Services Management
6 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.20%) ADSI
6 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.20%) Flash
6 2 (0.20%) FreeSWITCH
6 2 (0.20%) LINQ
6 2 (0.20%) Middleware
6 2 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.20%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.098%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.098%) Django
7 1 (0.098%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.13%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.24%) Driving Licence
3 29 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.85%) Replication
4 28 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.06%) Clustering
7 19 (1.87%) EMC VNX
8 11 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.79%) Hedge funds
9 8 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (0.69%) PKI
11 6 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.59%) CMDB
11 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.49%) User Experience
12 5 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 597 (58.70%) Windows
2 427 (41.99%) Windows Server
3 214 (21.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 174 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 130 (12.78%) Windows 10
6 128 (12.59%) Windows 7
7 119 (11.70%) Linux
8 54 (5.31%) Windows 8
9 34 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.97%) Windows XP
11 18 (1.77%) Unix
12 17 (1.67%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.18%) CentOS
14 11 (1.08%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.79%) Android
16 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.49%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
19 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (33.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 189 (18.58%) ITIL
3 175 (17.21%) Presales
4 159 (15.63%) Validation
5 94 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 50 (4.92%) Project Management
8 48 (4.72%) Migration
9 45 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 38 (3.74%) Incident Management
11 35 (3.44%) Mentoring
12 33 (3.24%) ITIL V3
13 27 (2.65%) CRM
14 26 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (2.46%) Service Management
16 24 (2.36%) DevOps
16 24 (2.36%) Problem Management
17 20 (1.97%) High Availability
17 20 (1.97%) Mobile Device Management
17 20 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 146 (14.36%) SQL
2 105 (10.32%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.77%) C
4 17 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 16 (1.57%) Java
6 15 (1.47%) Python
7 14 (1.38%) VBScript
8 12 (1.18%) C#
9 7 (0.69%) VB
10 6 (0.59%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.49%) Ruby
12 4 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.39%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.39%) Perl
12 4 (0.39%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.20%) PHP
13 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.098%) AWK
14 1 (0.098%) Go
14 1 (0.098%) sed
Qualifications
1 260 (25.57%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (23.89%) CCNA
3 208 (20.45%) CCNP
4 161 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 102 (10.03%) MCSE
6 77 (7.57%) MCSA
7 60 (5.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 53 (5.21%) MCP
9 50 (4.92%) Security Cleared
10 43 (4.23%) SC Cleared
11 38 (3.74%) Degree
12 29 (2.85%) MCITP
13 24 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (1.18%) DBS Check
14 12 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.98%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.98%) MCTS
15 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 10 (0.98%) SSCP
16 9 (0.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (9.64%) SLA
2 16 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.79%) GDPR
4 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.29%) QA
5 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.098%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.098%) PMO
System Software
1 555 (54.57%) Active Directory
2 312 (30.68%) Hyper-V
3 267 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 162 (15.93%) vCloud
5 114 (11.21%) vSphere
6 90 (8.85%) XenApp
7 68 (6.69%) XenDesktop
8 51 (5.01%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (2.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 26 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (1.97%) Terminal Services
12 19 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (1.18%) Docker
14 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.59%) NFS
16 4 (0.39%) Firmware
16 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.39%) VirtualBox
17 3 (0.29%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 90 (8.85%) SCCM
2 46 (4.52%) Backup Exec
3 26 (2.56%) SCOM
4 16 (1.57%) WSUS
5 12 (1.18%) Puppet
6 11 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.79%) Ansible
7 8 (0.79%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.69%) HAProxy
8 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.59%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.59%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.59%) yum
10 5 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 487 (47.89%) VMware
2 485 (47.69%) Microsoft
3 265 (26.06%) Cisco
4 192 (18.88%) Citrix
5 96 (9.44%) Veeam
6 90 (8.85%) HP
7 60 (5.90%) Dell
8 53 (5.21%) NetApp
9 52 (5.11%) Fortinet
10 44 (4.33%) EMC
11 34 (3.34%) Palo Alto
12 26 (2.56%) Meraki
12 26 (2.56%) SonicWALL
13 23 (2.26%) WatchGuard
14 22 (2.16%) Apple
15 21 (2.06%) Veritas
16 20 (1.97%) F5
17 19 (1.87%) CheckPoint
17 19 (1.87%) Juniper
18 17 (1.67%) SAP