Period
to 3 August 2020

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 408 403 475
Rank change year-on-year -5 +72 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 410 1,011 1,025
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.76% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.79% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 382 964 963
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.89%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +1.30%

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 58,749 127,739 155,623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.88% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 47,812 102,947 126,547
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,371 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +120 123 £52,500 +16.67% 7
South East +106 96 £41,000 +2.50% 16
North of England -52 73 £38,500 -3.75% 11
South West +103 55 £38,500 +2.67% 8
Yorkshire -28 33 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Midlands +50 32 £40,000 +6.67% 3
West Midlands +84 29 £40,000 +18.52% 3
North West +24 29 £38,750 +3.33% 3
East of England +32 26 £47,000 +16.05% 3
North East +42 11 £42,500 +28.79% 3
East Midlands +24 3 £40,000 -
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 284 (69.27%) Windows
2 253 (61.71%) VMware
3 220 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 220 (53.66%) Office 365
4 217 (52.93%) Windows Server
5 196 (47.80%) Active Directory
6 167 (40.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 156 (38.05%) Azure
8 136 (33.17%) Cisco
9 122 (29.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 112 (27.32%) Firewall
11 100 (24.39%) Hyper-V
12 93 (22.68%) Citrix
13 86 (20.98%) MS Exchange
14 84 (20.49%) WAN
15 83 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 83 (20.24%) Windows Server 2016
16 80 (19.51%) ITIL
17 75 (18.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 74 (18.05%) PowerShell
19 73 (17.80%) LAN
20 71 (17.32%) AWS
21 70 (17.07%) DNS
22 66 (16.10%) Cisco Certification
23 65 (15.85%) Windows 10
24 63 (15.37%) DHCP
25 57 (13.90%) MCSE
26 52 (12.68%) SQL
27 51 (12.44%) SQL Server
28 49 (11.95%) Data Centre

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 86 (20.98%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 40 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 34 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (5.12%) IIS
5 7 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.46%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.73%) CloudStack
7 3 (0.73%) CMS
7 3 (0.73%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.49%) Apache
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.49%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.24%) Faxination
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 220 (53.66%) Office 365
2 156 (38.05%) Azure
3 71 (17.32%) AWS
4 25 (6.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (3.41%) IaaS
6 8 (1.95%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.71%) GCP
7 7 (1.71%) PaaS
7 7 (1.71%) SaaS
8 5 (1.22%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.22%) PowerApps
9 4 (0.98%) Logic Apps
10 3 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) G Suite
12 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.24%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 112 (27.32%) Firewall
2 84 (20.49%) WAN
3 73 (17.80%) LAN
4 70 (17.07%) DNS
5 63 (15.37%) DHCP
6 41 (10.00%) SAN
7 39 (9.51%) TCP/IP
8 30 (7.32%) VPN
9 28 (6.83%) Remote Desktop
10 27 (6.59%) MPLS
11 26 (6.34%) BGP
11 26 (6.34%) VLAN
12 24 (5.85%) VoIP
13 20 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (2.93%) Network Security
15 12 (2.93%) Wireless
16 11 (2.68%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (2.68%) NetScaler
16 11 (2.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.73%) MySQL
5 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.49%) Big Data
6 2 (0.49%) Informix
6 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.24%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) MSI
3 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (6.59%) Finance
2 13 (3.17%) Retail
3 10 (2.44%) Legal
4 9 (2.20%) Law
4 9 (2.20%) Public Sector
5 8 (1.95%) Military
5 8 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.71%) Banking
7 6 (1.46%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.95%) .NET
2 3 (0.73%) LAMP
2 3 (0.73%) XMPP
2 3 (0.73%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.49%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.49%) LDAP
3 2 (0.49%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.95%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.93%) Clustering
5 10 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.44%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.20%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.20%) PKI
7 8 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.71%) Replication
9 6 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.98%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.98%) iPhone
10 4 (0.98%) NHS
10 4 (0.98%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.49%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.49%) iSeries
12 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 284 (69.27%) Windows
2 217 (52.93%) Windows Server
3 83 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 83 (20.24%) Windows Server 2016
4 65 (15.85%) Windows 10
5 48 (11.71%) Windows Server 2019
6 44 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (9.02%) Linux
8 29 (7.07%) Windows 7
9 14 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 13 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.22%) Android
13 4 (0.98%) VMS
14 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.73%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.49%) HPUX
15 2 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (29.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 80 (19.51%) ITIL
3 43 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (8.78%) Migration
6 26 (6.34%) Project Delivery
7 25 (6.10%) Incident Management
8 20 (4.88%) Service Management
9 18 (4.39%) Project Management
10 17 (4.15%) Service Delivery
11 16 (3.90%) Change Management
12 14 (3.41%) DevOps
13 13 (3.17%) CRM
13 13 (3.17%) Mentoring
14 11 (2.68%) Application Packaging
14 11 (2.68%) ITSM
14 11 (2.68%) Server Virtualisation
15 10 (2.44%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 10 (2.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 10 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (18.05%) PowerShell
2 52 (12.68%) SQL
3 8 (1.95%) Bash Shell
4 7 (1.71%) Python
5 6 (1.46%) C#
6 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.22%) VBScript
7 2 (0.49%) C
8 1 (0.24%) Java
8 1 (0.24%) Ruby
8 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (18.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (16.10%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (13.90%) MCSE
4 48 (11.71%) MCSA
5 46 (11.22%) CCNA
6 41 (10.00%) CCNP
7 36 (8.78%) Security Cleared
8 30 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (6.10%) SC Cleared
10 20 (4.88%) Degree
11 15 (3.66%) MCP
12 11 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (2.44%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.95%) CCDP
14 8 (1.95%) CCIE
15 7 (1.71%) JNCIP
16 6 (1.46%) MCITP
17 5 (1.22%) DBS Check
17 5 (1.22%) JNCIS
17 5 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.88%) SLA
2 9 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.73%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.49%) GDPR
4 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 196 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 167 (40.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (24.39%) Hyper-V
4 45 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (8.05%) vSphere
6 27 (6.59%) XenApp
7 16 (3.90%) XenDesktop
8 13 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.93%) VMware Server
9 12 (2.93%) VMware Workstation
10 11 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (2.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (1.95%) Terminal Server
14 7 (1.71%) Firmware
15 6 (1.46%) Docker
16 5 (1.22%) KVM
16 5 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (0.98%) Terminal Services
18 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 48 (11.71%) SCCM
2 27 (6.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (3.66%) SCOM
4 14 (3.41%) Backup Exec
5 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.46%) FortiGate
7 6 (1.46%) SCSM
8 5 (1.22%) Puppet
8 5 (1.22%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.98%) WSUS
10 3 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.73%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.49%) Ansible
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.49%) Rsyslog
11 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 253 (61.71%) VMware
2 220 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 136 (33.17%) Cisco
4 93 (22.68%) Citrix
5 46 (11.22%) Veeam
6 25 (6.10%) Dell
7 19 (4.63%) Juniper
8 18 (4.39%) HP
9 16 (3.90%) Meraki
10 15 (3.66%) Palo Alto
11 13 (3.17%) SonicWALL
12 12 (2.93%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.44%) EMC
14 9 (2.20%) NetApp
15 8 (1.95%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.95%) Google
15 8 (1.95%) Symantec
16 7 (1.71%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.71%) Zerto
17 6 (1.46%) Fortinet