Period
to 25 January 2020

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 414 477 427
Rank change year-on-year +63 -50 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 805 850 1,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.60% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.63% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 743 771 1,069
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,117 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +6.67%

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 110,309 135,325 156,861
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.93% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88,916 109,297 128,934
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,356 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +16 216 £43,500 +2.35% 27
North of England +47 163 £37,500 +7.14% 50
South East +59 152 £37,500 -6.25% 38
North West +58 107 £37,500 +4.17% 25
Midlands +56 101 £37,500 - 22
South West +41 89 £38,500 +10.00% 16
East of England +69 84 £42,500 +2.41% 26
East Midlands +43 70 £37,500 - 13
Yorkshire +31 49 £39,500 +17.04% 23
West Midlands +25 31 £37,500 -1.32% 9
North East +15 7 £37,000 +5.71% 2
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 567 (70.43%) Windows
2 473 (58.76%) VMware
3 441 (54.78%) Microsoft
4 427 (53.04%) Active Directory
5 421 (52.30%) Office 365
6 345 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 291 (36.15%) Azure
8 288 (35.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 262 (32.55%) Hyper-V
10 260 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 214 (26.58%) Firewall
12 212 (26.34%) Cisco
13 191 (23.73%) Citrix
14 181 (22.48%) MS Exchange
14 181 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 163 (20.25%) DNS
16 157 (19.50%) ITIL
17 146 (18.14%) WAN
17 146 (18.14%) DHCP
18 140 (17.39%) Windows 10
19 139 (17.27%) SQL
20 127 (15.78%) PowerShell
21 114 (14.16%) SCCM
21 114 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
22 110 (13.66%) LAN
23 109 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
24 108 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
25 107 (13.29%) TCP/IP
26 101 (12.55%) SAN
27 94 (11.68%) vSphere

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
1 181 (22.48%) MS Exchange
2 67 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 67 (8.32%) SharePoint
3 65 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (6.09%) Skype for Business
5 28 (3.48%) IIS
6 13 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.12%) Apache
8 5 (0.62%) SAS
9 4 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.37%) Confluence
10 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.12%) Drupal
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.12%) WildFly
Applications
1 114 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 421 (52.30%) Office 365
2 291 (36.15%) Azure
3 80 (9.94%) AWS
4 33 (4.10%) IaaS
5 31 (3.85%) Mimecast
6 27 (3.35%) SaaS
7 20 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.99%) PaaS
9 10 (1.24%) OneDrive
9 10 (1.24%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.24%) PowerApps
10 9 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.75%) G Suite
12 5 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.62%) GCP
12 5 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.50%) AWS CodeBuild
13 4 (0.50%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 214 (26.58%) Firewall
2 163 (20.25%) DNS
3 146 (18.14%) DHCP
3 146 (18.14%) WAN
4 110 (13.66%) LAN
5 107 (13.29%) TCP/IP
6 101 (12.55%) SAN
7 71 (8.82%) VPN
8 57 (7.08%) VLAN
8 57 (7.08%) VoIP
9 56 (6.96%) Network Security
10 55 (6.83%) Wireless
11 48 (5.96%) Skype
12 38 (4.72%) NetScaler
13 36 (4.47%) iSCSI
14 32 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
15 31 (3.85%) MPLS
16 21 (2.61%) BGP
16 21 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (0.99%) MySQL
3 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.25%) Big Data
9 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.12%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.12%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.12%) JIRA
2 7 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.50%) MSI
4 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.12%) Maven
6 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.12%) Postman
6 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (9.32%) Finance
2 67 (8.32%) Telecoms
3 50 (6.21%) Manufacturing
4 47 (5.84%) Public Sector
5 41 (5.09%) Marketing
6 28 (3.48%) Electronics
7 22 (2.73%) Retail
8 14 (1.74%) Back Office
8 14 (1.74%) Law
9 12 (1.49%) Automotive
10 10 (1.24%) Legal
11 8 (0.99%) Advertising
12 7 (0.87%) Games
13 3 (0.37%) Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.12%) Fire and Rescue
15 1 (0.12%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.99%) Web Services
2 12 (1.49%) Software Packaging
3 9 (1.12%) LDAP
4 7 (0.87%) .NET
5 5 (0.62%) WSH
6 4 (0.50%) SAML
7 2 (0.25%) COM
7 2 (0.25%) LAMP
7 2 (0.25%) Middleware
7 2 (0.25%) Sensu
8 1 (0.12%) Akka
8 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.12%) J2EE
8 1 (0.12%) Node.js
8 1 (0.12%) OpenJDK
8 1 (0.12%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.21%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.85%) Clustering
3 26 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 18 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.74%) EMC VNX
6 14 (1.74%) Replication
7 10 (1.24%) CMDB
7 10 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (0.99%) Fat Client
8 8 (0.99%) Thin Client
9 7 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.62%) CCTV
10 5 (0.62%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.62%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 567 (70.43%) Windows
2 345 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 181 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 140 (17.39%) Windows 10
5 108 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (9.32%) Linux
7 62 (7.70%) Windows 7
8 38 (4.72%) Windows 8
9 27 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.49%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.12%) Unix
12 8 (0.99%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.99%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.62%) Android
14 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.12%) CentOS
15 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (35.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 157 (19.50%) ITIL
3 88 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
4 49 (6.09%) Mentoring
5 43 (5.34%) Service Delivery
6 42 (5.22%) Incident Management
6 42 (5.22%) Migration
7 38 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (4.72%) Project Management
7 38 (4.72%) Service Management
8 33 (4.10%) Problem Management
9 30 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (3.60%) Root Cause Analysis
11 28 (3.48%) Digital Marketing
11 28 (3.48%) Programme Management
12 25 (3.11%) ITIL V3
13 22 (2.73%) Proactive Monitoring
13 22 (2.73%) Server Management
14 20 (2.48%) DevOps
15 19 (2.36%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 139 (17.27%) SQL
2 127 (15.78%) PowerShell
3 13 (1.61%) T-SQL
4 12 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.24%) Python
6 8 (0.99%) Java
7 6 (0.75%) VBScript
8 4 (0.50%) C#
8 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.50%) VB
9 3 (0.37%) C
10 2 (0.25%) Perl
11 1 (0.12%) C++
11 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.12%) Ruby
11 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 109 (13.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (9.57%) MCSE
4 68 (8.45%) Security Cleared
5 60 (7.45%) MCSA
6 52 (6.46%) CCNA
7 50 (6.21%) SC Cleared
8 47 (5.84%) CCNP
8 47 (5.84%) Degree
9 26 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (2.98%) MCP
11 15 (1.86%) DV Cleared
12 12 (1.49%) JNCIP
13 10 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (0.99%) CCIE
14 8 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.87%) MCITP
16 6 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
17 5 (0.62%) JNCIS
18 4 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (8.70%) SLA
2 13 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.87%) GDPR
5 6 (0.75%) QA
6 4 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.37%) PMO
8 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 427 (53.04%) Active Directory
2 262 (32.55%) Hyper-V
3 260 (32.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (11.68%) vSphere
5 83 (10.31%) XenApp
6 56 (6.96%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (6.96%) XenDesktop
7 27 (3.35%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (1.86%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (1.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 10 (1.24%) Firmware
11 10 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (1.24%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.99%) Docker
12 8 (0.99%) NFS
13 5 (0.62%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 114 (14.16%) SCCM
2 32 (3.98%) SCOM
3 31 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (3.23%) FortiGate
5 20 (2.48%) WSUS
6 16 (1.99%) Backup Exec
7 15 (1.86%) XenMobile
8 13 (1.61%) Nagios
9 10 (1.24%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.24%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (0.87%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.87%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.75%) Cacti
13 6 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.62%) Ansible
14 5 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
15 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 473 (58.76%) VMware
2 441 (54.78%) Microsoft
3 212 (26.34%) Cisco
4 191 (23.73%) Citrix
5 57 (7.08%) HP
5 57 (7.08%) Veeam
6 44 (5.47%) NetApp
7 32 (3.98%) EMC
8 30 (3.73%) SAP
9 29 (3.60%) Juniper
10 27 (3.35%) Dell
10 27 (3.35%) Meraki
11 25 (3.11%) CheckPoint
12 24 (2.98%) Palo Alto
13 23 (2.86%) Avaya
14 20 (2.48%) F5
14 20 (2.48%) SonicWALL
14 20 (2.48%) Sophos
15 18 (2.24%) Fortinet
15 18 (2.24%) ProCurve