Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 421 391
Rank change year-on-year -35 -30 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 962 1,207 1,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.77% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 875 1,088 1,281
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -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 147,425 157,257 174,299
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.89% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,779 126,859 147,420
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 October 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 October 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 -16 294 £45,000 +5.88% 38
North of England -22 167 £36,000 +1.41% 27
South East -87 156 £39,000 +4.00% 17
East of England +13 134 £42,500 - 6
Midlands +10 128 £36,750 -2.00% 13
North West -7 100 £36,000 -4.00% 16
South West -19 82 £35,000 +2.94% 11
East Midlands +12 69 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Yorkshire -6 64 £35,000 - 9
West Midlands +13 59 £37,500 - 7
North East -9 3 £37,500 +12.78% 2
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 699 (72.66%) Windows
2 540 (56.13%) Active Directory
3 536 (55.72%) VMware
4 520 (54.05%) Microsoft
5 482 (50.10%) Windows Server
6 393 (40.85%) Office 365
7 312 (32.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 287 (29.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 260 (27.03%) Hyper-V
10 259 (26.92%) Firewall
11 253 (26.30%) MS Exchange
12 243 (25.26%) DNS
13 238 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 227 (23.60%) ITIL
15 212 (22.04%) Cisco
15 212 (22.04%) Microsoft Azure
16 204 (21.21%) Citrix
17 194 (20.17%) DHCP
18 181 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 165 (17.15%) SCCM
20 162 (16.84%) WAN
21 156 (16.22%) LAN
22 150 (15.59%) SQL
23 143 (14.86%) SAN
24 139 (14.45%) SQL Server
25 138 (14.35%) TCP/IP
25 138 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
26 137 (14.24%) Finance
27 132 (13.72%) PowerShell
28 126 (13.10%) Windows 10

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
1 253 (26.30%) MS Exchange
2 107 (11.12%) SharePoint
3 81 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 75 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (5.30%) Skype for Business
6 35 (3.64%) IIS
7 22 (2.29%) Apache
8 19 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.14%) nginx
10 10 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.94%) CMS
11 9 (0.94%) JBoss
11 9 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.94%) WordPress
12 8 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 5 (0.52%) Site Server
15 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 89 (9.25%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.10%) Avid Media Composer
5 1 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Magento
2 3 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.21%) Maximo
3 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 393 (40.85%) Office 365
2 212 (22.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (2.70%) IaaS
6 23 (2.39%) SaaS
7 20 (2.08%) Mimecast
8 11 (1.14%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.94%) CloudFront
9 9 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.31%) Route 53
13 2 (0.21%) G Suite
13 2 (0.21%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.21%) PaaS
14 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 259 (26.92%) Firewall
2 243 (25.26%) DNS
3 194 (20.17%) DHCP
4 162 (16.84%) WAN
5 156 (16.22%) LAN
6 143 (14.86%) SAN
7 138 (14.35%) TCP/IP
8 83 (8.63%) VPN
9 79 (8.21%) VLAN
10 52 (5.41%) Internet
11 50 (5.20%) Wireless
12 47 (4.89%) VoIP
13 43 (4.47%) Network Security
14 40 (4.16%) NetScaler
14 40 (4.16%) Remote Desktop
15 39 (4.05%) Skype
16 37 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (3.12%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (2.29%) NAS
19 19 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (2.08%) MySQL
5 16 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.52%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.21%) QlikView
12 1 (0.10%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.10%) GIS
12 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.10%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.10%) Power BI
12 1 (0.10%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.94%) PEAR
3 6 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.42%) JIRA
5 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) MSI
General
1 137 (14.24%) Finance
2 43 (4.47%) Retail
3 42 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.70%) Marketing
5 22 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.98%) Banking
6 19 (1.98%) Electronics
7 14 (1.46%) Automotive
8 9 (0.94%) Publishing
9 8 (0.83%) Advertising
9 8 (0.83%) Front Office
9 8 (0.83%) Legal
10 7 (0.73%) Law
11 5 (0.52%) French Language
12 4 (0.42%) Back Office
13 3 (0.31%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.10%) German Language
15 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.29%) Web Services
2 17 (1.77%) Flash
3 14 (1.46%) LDAP
4 8 (0.83%) WSH
5 5 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.42%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.31%) REST
8 2 (0.21%) COM
8 2 (0.21%) JSON
8 2 (0.21%) XML
8 2 (0.21%) XMPP
9 1 (0.10%) .NET
9 1 (0.10%) HTML
9 1 (0.10%) Kafka
9 1 (0.10%) Spring
9 1 (0.10%) Spring Cloud
9 1 (0.10%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.32%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.89%) Clustering
5 44 (4.57%) Driving Licence
6 22 (2.29%) Enterprise Storage
7 21 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.66%) NHS
9 14 (1.46%) EMC VMAX
9 14 (1.46%) Replication
9 14 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.35%) EMC VNX
11 12 (1.25%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.94%) Fintech
12 9 (0.94%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.62%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 699 (72.66%) Windows
2 482 (50.10%) Windows Server
3 238 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 181 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (13.10%) Windows 10
6 113 (11.75%) Windows 7
7 103 (10.71%) Linux
8 44 (4.57%) Windows 8
9 34 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (2.49%) Unix
12 21 (2.18%) Windows XP
13 15 (1.56%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.14%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.14%) Solaris
15 7 (0.73%) AIX
15 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.73%) CentOS
16 6 (0.62%) Android
17 5 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (32.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 227 (23.60%) ITIL
3 106 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (5.20%) Incident Management
5 50 (5.20%) Migration
6 37 (3.85%) Change Management
7 36 (3.74%) Patch Management
8 35 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
9 33 (3.43%) Service Delivery
9 33 (3.43%) Service Management
10 31 (3.22%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (3.22%) Project Management
11 28 (2.91%) Mentoring
12 26 (2.70%) High Availability
12 26 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
12 26 (2.70%) Problem Management
13 24 (2.49%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (2.29%) ITIL V3
15 21 (2.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (15.59%) SQL
2 132 (13.72%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.08%) VBScript
4 19 (1.98%) Python
5 17 (1.77%) Java
6 10 (1.04%) C
6 10 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.62%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.52%) Perl
9 4 (0.42%) C#
10 3 (0.31%) C++
10 3 (0.31%) VB
11 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 138 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 92 (9.56%) CCNA
4 88 (9.15%) MCSE
5 53 (5.51%) MCSA
6 51 (5.30%) CCNP
7 46 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 42 (4.37%) Security Cleared
9 36 (3.74%) Degree
10 32 (3.33%) SC Cleared
11 31 (3.22%) MCITP
12 21 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 20 (2.08%) MCP
14 18 (1.87%) CCA
15 14 (1.46%) MCTS
16 10 (1.04%) NCDA
16 10 (1.04%) NCIE
17 6 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (9.04%) SLA
2 23 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.04%) GDPR
4 9 (0.94%) ISO 14001
4 9 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 9 (0.94%) PMO
5 7 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.42%) QA
7 3 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 540 (56.13%) Active Directory
2 287 (29.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 260 (27.03%) Hyper-V
4 104 (10.81%) XenApp
5 80 (8.32%) vSphere
6 68 (7.07%) XenDesktop
7 62 (6.44%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (3.43%) Terminal Services
9 21 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.98%) XenServer
11 12 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.04%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.94%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.73%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.42%) Docker
17 3 (0.31%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 165 (17.15%) SCCM
2 37 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 37 (3.85%) SCOM
3 24 (2.49%) WSUS
4 20 (2.08%) Nagios
5 19 (1.98%) Ansible
6 17 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (1.56%) Puppet
9 14 (1.46%) FortiGate
9 14 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
12 10 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (1.04%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.94%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (0.73%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 536 (55.72%) VMware
2 520 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 212 (22.04%) Cisco
4 204 (21.21%) Citrix
5 92 (9.56%) HP
6 56 (5.82%) McAfee
7 54 (5.61%) EMC
8 49 (5.09%) Veeam
9 47 (4.89%) Dell
10 43 (4.47%) NetApp
11 41 (4.26%) SolarWinds
12 36 (3.74%) Red Hat
13 33 (3.43%) Juniper
14 23 (2.39%) CommVault
14 23 (2.39%) IBM
15 22 (2.29%) F5
15 22 (2.29%) Symantec
16 21 (2.18%) Palo Alto
17 20 (2.08%) 3PAR
17 20 (2.08%) SAP