Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 452 443 389
Rank change year-on-year -9 -54 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1,055 1,111 1,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.68% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.71% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 974 1,016 1,411
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,875 £28,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% 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 155,545 156,403 182,837
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.27% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,345 129,760 155,293
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -10 339 £45,000 +7.14% 20
North of England +26 186 £35,000 - 29
South East -83 167 £40,000 +0.63% 19
East of England +18 153 £42,500 +1.19% 10
Midlands +34 127 £37,500 +4.17% 17
North West +22 105 £34,000 +4.62% 14
South West +13 84 £35,000 +6.06% 10
Yorkshire +5 73 £37,000 -1.33% 15
East Midlands +29 66 £39,500 +17.91% 12
West Midlands +5 61 £34,000 -9.33% 5
North East -22 8 £27,500 +1.85%
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 786 (74.50%) Windows
2 637 (60.38%) Active Directory
3 630 (59.72%) VMware
4 600 (56.87%) Microsoft
5 557 (52.80%) Windows Server
6 410 (38.86%) Office 365
7 339 (32.13%) Hyper-V
8 319 (30.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 297 (28.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 293 (27.77%) Firewall
11 289 (27.39%) MS Exchange
12 286 (27.11%) Cisco
13 276 (26.16%) DNS
14 274 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
15 244 (23.13%) ITIL
16 233 (22.09%) Citrix
17 219 (20.76%) DHCP
18 213 (20.19%) Microsoft Certification
19 207 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
20 203 (19.24%) SQL Server
21 199 (18.86%) SCCM
22 184 (17.44%) SAN
23 169 (16.02%) WAN
24 167 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
25 164 (15.55%) LAN
26 161 (15.26%) PowerShell
27 160 (15.17%) MCSE
28 147 (13.93%) Cisco Certification
29 136 (12.89%) Windows 10
30 123 (11.66%) Windows 7

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
1 289 (27.39%) MS Exchange
2 122 (11.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 112 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 102 (9.67%) SharePoint
5 50 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 49 (4.64%) Skype for Business
7 29 (2.75%) IIS
8 14 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.95%) Site Server
10 8 (0.76%) Apache
10 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.57%) SAS
12 5 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.19%) Confluence
16 1 (0.095%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 1 (0.095%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.095%) Zimbra
Applications
1 167 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.095%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.095%) Avid Media Composer
5 1 (0.095%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.095%) InDesign
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Magento
2 3 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.19%) Maximo
3 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.095%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.095%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 410 (38.86%) Office 365
2 207 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (1.71%) Mimecast
6 15 (1.42%) OneDrive
7 11 (1.04%) IaaS
8 9 (0.85%) G Suite
9 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.38%) SaaS
11 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.28%) PaaS
11 3 (0.28%) Route 53
12 1 (0.095%) FinancialForce
12 1 (0.095%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.095%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 293 (27.77%) Firewall
2 276 (26.16%) DNS
3 219 (20.76%) DHCP
4 184 (17.44%) SAN
5 169 (16.02%) WAN
6 164 (15.55%) LAN
7 114 (10.81%) TCP/IP
8 79 (7.49%) VPN
9 71 (6.73%) Network Security
10 66 (6.26%) VoIP
11 60 (5.69%) VLAN
12 55 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
12 55 (5.21%) Wireless
13 51 (4.83%) Remote Desktop
14 44 (4.17%) NetScaler
15 39 (3.70%) Skype
16 33 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
17 31 (2.94%) Internet
17 31 (2.94%) MPLS
18 23 (2.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (19.24%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (0.76%) MySQL
7 5 (0.47%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.19%) QlikView
11 1 (0.095%) DB2
11 1 (0.095%) GIS
11 1 (0.095%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.095%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.095%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.095%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.095%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 16 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.19%) JIRA
4 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.095%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.095%) MSI
General
1 96 (9.10%) Finance
2 53 (5.02%) Retail
3 47 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.17%) Marketing
5 34 (3.22%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.99%) Electronics
7 20 (1.90%) Law
8 18 (1.71%) Legal
9 15 (1.42%) Advertising
9 15 (1.42%) Banking
10 12 (1.14%) French Language
11 8 (0.76%) Front Office
12 6 (0.57%) Automotive
12 6 (0.57%) Games
13 4 (0.38%) German Language
13 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Back Office
14 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.90%) Web Services
2 18 (1.71%) Flash
3 12 (1.14%) LDAP
4 6 (0.57%) 802.1X
4 6 (0.57%) WSH
5 5 (0.47%) .NET
6 4 (0.38%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.28%) COM
8 2 (0.19%) JSON
9 1 (0.095%) HTML
9 1 (0.095%) J2EE
9 1 (0.095%) Java EE
9 1 (0.095%) JMS
9 1 (0.095%) Middleware
9 1 (0.095%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.095%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.095%) XML
9 1 (0.095%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.49%) Data Centre
2 53 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 36 (3.41%) Clustering
6 30 (2.84%) NHS
7 24 (2.27%) Replication
8 22 (2.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 22 (2.09%) iPad
9 19 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
10 15 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.33%) EMC VMAX
12 10 (0.95%) PDA
13 9 (0.85%) Computer Science
13 9 (0.85%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.66%) Fintech
15 6 (0.57%) PKI
16 4 (0.38%) Fat Client
16 4 (0.38%) Thin Client
16 4 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 786 (74.50%) Windows
2 557 (52.80%) Windows Server
3 297 (28.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 274 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (12.89%) Windows 10
6 123 (11.66%) Windows 7
7 87 (8.25%) Linux
8 63 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 33 (3.13%) Mac OS X
11 28 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (2.09%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.23%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.23%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.95%) Android
15 9 (0.85%) Unix
16 7 (0.66%) CentOS
17 6 (0.57%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (23.13%) ITIL
2 102 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 68 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 57 (5.40%) Incident Management
4 57 (5.40%) Migration
5 55 (5.21%) Problem Management
6 54 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
7 51 (4.83%) Service Management
8 43 (4.08%) Mentoring
9 42 (3.98%) ITIL V3
9 42 (3.98%) Project Management
10 36 (3.41%) Change Management
11 33 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
12 30 (2.84%) Time Management
13 28 (2.65%) ITSM
14 27 (2.56%) E-Commerce
15 26 (2.46%) Mobile Device Management
15 26 (2.46%) Proactive Management
16 25 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 161 (15.26%) PowerShell
2 106 (10.05%) SQL
3 25 (2.37%) VBScript
4 8 (0.76%) Bash Shell
5 7 (0.66%) Python
6 6 (0.57%) C#
7 5 (0.47%) C
7 5 (0.47%) Java
7 5 (0.47%) Perl
7 5 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.38%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.28%) C++
9 3 (0.28%) VB
10 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 213 (20.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (15.17%) MCSE
3 147 (13.93%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (11.56%) CCNA
5 91 (8.63%) Security Cleared
6 78 (7.39%) MCSA
7 62 (5.88%) MCITP
8 57 (5.40%) CCNP
8 57 (5.40%) SC Cleared
9 51 (4.83%) MCP
10 48 (4.55%) Degree
11 46 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 34 (3.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 34 (3.22%) MCTS
13 28 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
14 22 (2.09%) DBS Check
15 18 (1.71%) CCA
15 18 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.42%) NCDA
17 12 (1.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (9.86%) SLA
2 19 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.33%) PMO
4 9 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.57%) GDPR
6 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.38%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.095%) GCP
10 1 (0.095%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 637 (60.38%) Active Directory
2 339 (32.13%) Hyper-V
3 319 (30.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 96 (9.10%) XenApp
5 95 (9.00%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (7.49%) vSphere
7 66 (6.26%) XenDesktop
8 37 (3.51%) Terminal Services
9 26 (2.46%) XenServer
10 24 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (1.04%) DFS Replication
13 10 (0.95%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.38%) Shibboleth
15 3 (0.28%) Docker
15 3 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
15 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 199 (18.86%) SCCM
2 48 (4.55%) WSUS
3 44 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 29 (2.75%) SCOM
5 21 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 20 (1.90%) vCenter Server
7 18 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (1.04%) FortiGate
9 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (0.95%) Nagios
11 8 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (0.66%) NetApp OnCommand
12 7 (0.66%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.57%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 630 (59.72%) VMware
2 600 (56.87%) Microsoft
3 286 (27.11%) Cisco
4 233 (22.09%) Citrix
5 113 (10.71%) HP
6 67 (6.35%) Dell
7 65 (6.16%) Veeam
8 52 (4.93%) McAfee
9 51 (4.83%) NetApp
10 50 (4.74%) Apple
10 50 (4.74%) Juniper
11 39 (3.70%) Symantec
12 36 (3.41%) CheckPoint
12 36 (3.41%) EMC
13 35 (3.32%) Palo Alto
14 32 (3.03%) Red Hat
14 32 (3.03%) SolarWinds
15 27 (2.56%) F5
16 26 (2.46%) Ivanti
17 25 (2.37%) WatchGuard