Period
to 20 October 2021

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 552 368 394
Rank change year-on-year -184 +26 +95
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 500 348 1,015
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.77% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.82% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 456 308 950
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,875 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £52,275
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

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 100,820 42,622 120,374
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.16% 94.90% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 70,792 36,010 98,175
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,856 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in England

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in England.

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in England

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 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
London -226 122 £50,000 -4.76% 19
South East -157 103 £37,695 -16.23% 23
Midlands -56 96 £39,500 +5.33% 19
North of England -144 61 £40,000 +3.90% 27
East of England -51 59 £41,500 -2.35% 21
South West -80 55 £38,500 - 13
West Midlands -80 49 £40,000 +6.67% 14
East Midlands -28 47 £37,500 +10.29% 5
North West -91 37 £42,500 +19.72% 13
Yorkshire -115 21 £37,500 -6.25% 11
North East -43 3 £55,000 +29.41% 3
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 308 (61.60%) Azure
2 303 (60.60%) Microsoft
3 300 (60.00%) Windows
4 297 (59.40%) Active Directory
5 293 (58.60%) Microsoft 365
6 289 (57.80%) VMware
7 218 (43.60%) Windows Server
8 203 (40.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 161 (32.20%) Firewall
10 145 (29.00%) Hyper-V
11 134 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 133 (26.60%) Social Skills
13 126 (25.20%) PowerShell
14 111 (22.20%) DNS
15 110 (22.00%) WAN
16 109 (21.80%) MS Exchange
16 109 (21.80%) LAN
17 99 (19.80%) DHCP
17 99 (19.80%) VPN
18 91 (18.20%) Cisco
19 90 (18.00%) SQL
20 85 (17.00%) VLAN
21 84 (16.80%) Citrix
22 79 (15.80%) SAN
22 79 (15.80%) SCCM
23 78 (15.60%) SQL Server
23 78 (15.60%) ITIL
24 73 (14.60%) vSphere
24 73 (14.60%) Microsoft Intune
25 68 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 109 (21.80%) MS Exchange
2 60 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 54 (10.80%) IIS
4 11 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.00%) SAS
8 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.40%) Apache
9 2 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 308 (61.60%) Azure
2 293 (58.60%) Microsoft 365
3 63 (12.60%) AWS
4 56 (11.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (3.20%) Azure Stack
6 12 (2.40%) OneDrive
7 9 (1.80%) IaaS
7 9 (1.80%) Mimecast
7 9 (1.80%) PaaS
8 8 (1.60%) SaaS
9 4 (0.80%) GCP
10 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.40%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.20%) GitHub
11 1 (0.20%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 161 (32.20%) Firewall
2 111 (22.20%) DNS
3 110 (22.00%) WAN
4 109 (21.80%) LAN
5 99 (19.80%) DHCP
5 99 (19.80%) VPN
6 85 (17.00%) VLAN
7 79 (15.80%) SAN
8 51 (10.20%) TCP/IP
9 50 (10.00%) Wireless
10 35 (7.00%) NAS
11 29 (5.80%) MPLS
12 25 (5.00%) Internet
12 25 (5.00%) WLAN
13 24 (4.80%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (4.40%) Fibre Channel
14 22 (4.40%) SSL
15 21 (4.20%) iSCSI
16 20 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) JIRA
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (26.60%) Social Skills
2 45 (9.00%) Finance
3 30 (6.00%) Organisational Skills
4 26 (5.20%) Public Sector
5 15 (3.00%) Law
5 15 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.60%) Documentation Skills
7 12 (2.40%) Banking
7 12 (2.40%) Legal
8 11 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.40%) Local Government
10 7 (1.40%) Retail
11 6 (1.20%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.40%) Advertising
14 2 (0.40%) Back Office
14 2 (0.40%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.40%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.20%) Web Services
2 4 (0.80%) WSH
3 2 (0.40%) .NET
3 2 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.20%) HTML
4 1 (0.20%) PyXLL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.20%) Clustering
2 27 (5.40%) Driving Licence
3 21 (4.20%) PKI
4 16 (3.20%) Enterprise Storage
5 15 (3.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.80%) Biotechnology
8 4 (0.80%) HP Storage
8 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.80%) Replication
8 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.60%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.60%) IBM Storwize
9 3 (0.60%) iSeries
9 3 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.40%) CCTV
10 2 (0.40%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 300 (60.00%) Windows
2 218 (43.60%) Windows Server
3 68 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (13.00%) Windows 10
5 62 (12.40%) Windows Server 2019
6 59 (11.80%) Linux
7 52 (10.40%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.80%) Mac OS
11 13 (2.60%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.40%) Android
13 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.20%) Solaris
14 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) Unix
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (40.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 78 (15.60%) ITIL
3 61 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
4 59 (11.80%) Mentoring
5 50 (10.00%) Project Management
6 41 (8.20%) Migration
7 36 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (5.80%) Business Continuity
9 28 (5.60%) ITSM
10 24 (4.80%) Proactive Maintenance
11 23 (4.60%) Capacity Management
12 20 (4.00%) Change Control
13 18 (3.60%) Incident Management
13 18 (3.60%) Patch Management
13 18 (3.60%) Service Management
14 17 (3.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (3.40%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.40%) Software Deployment
15 16 (3.20%) Change Management
15 16 (3.20%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 126 (25.20%) PowerShell
2 90 (18.00%) SQL
3 7 (1.40%) C
4 5 (1.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.00%) C#
5 4 (0.80%) VBScript
6 2 (0.40%) Java
6 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) Perl
7 1 (0.20%) Python
7 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (6.60%) CCNA
4 29 (5.80%) MCSE
5 23 (4.60%) MCSA
6 22 (4.40%) MCITP
6 22 (4.40%) Security Cleared
7 19 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (3.40%) CCNP
9 16 (3.20%) DBS Check
9 16 (3.20%) Degree
10 15 (3.00%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.20%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.40%) CCENT
14 2 (0.40%) MCP
15 1 (0.20%) CISSP
15 1 (0.20%) HNC
15 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.00%) SLA
2 8 (1.60%) GDPR
3 6 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.20%) NIST
System Software
1 297 (59.40%) Active Directory
2 145 (29.00%) Hyper-V
3 134 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (14.60%) vSphere
5 48 (9.60%) XenDesktop
6 43 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (5.60%) XenApp
8 23 (4.60%) Terminal Server
9 21 (4.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.60%) RHEV
10 8 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.40%) Firmware
13 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.40%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.20%) KVM
14 1 (0.20%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 79 (15.80%) SCCM
2 73 (14.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (2.00%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.00%) vCenter Server
5 8 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.40%) SCOM
7 6 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (1.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.00%) WSUS
9 4 (0.80%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.60%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.60%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.60%) Terraform
11 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.40%) Nessus
11 2 (0.40%) NetApp OnCommand
12 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 303 (60.60%) Microsoft
2 289 (57.80%) VMware
3 91 (18.20%) Cisco
4 84 (16.80%) Citrix
5 35 (7.00%) Veeam
6 34 (6.80%) Meraki
7 28 (5.60%) HP
8 24 (4.80%) 3PAR
9 22 (4.40%) Apple
10 16 (3.20%) Red Hat
10 16 (3.20%) Scality
10 16 (3.20%) Sophos
11 14 (2.80%) Juniper
12 12 (2.40%) Aruba
12 12 (2.40%) Fortinet
12 12 (2.40%) SonicWALL
13 11 (2.20%) Dell
14 9 (1.80%) Brocade
14 9 (1.80%) Nimble Storage
15 8 (1.60%) SolarWinds