Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 477 418 393
Rank change year-on-year -59 -25 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 840 1,183 1,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.73% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.76% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 760 1,076 1,172
England median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £29,263
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% -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 134,350 156,686 161,214
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.14% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 108,528 128,378 135,210
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,463 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -4 286 £42,500 -5.56% 31
North of England -3 156 £35,000 - 27
South East -70 142 £40,000 +3.90% 14
East of England +12 93 £41,500 - 11
Midlands -7 93 £37,750 +3.42% 14
North West -7 92 £36,000 +4.35% 15
South West -8 69 £35,000 - 11
Yorkshire +15 59 £34,000 -2.86% 11
East Midlands -4 49 £37,500 +1.92% 9
West Midlands +22 44 £39,250 +9.03% 5
North East +5 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 610 (72.62%) Windows
2 507 (60.36%) Active Directory
3 495 (58.93%) VMware
4 443 (52.74%) Microsoft
5 394 (46.90%) Windows Server
6 364 (43.33%) Office 365
7 286 (34.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 245 (29.17%) Hyper-V
9 243 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 233 (27.74%) Firewall
11 227 (27.02%) Microsoft Azure
12 225 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 217 (25.83%) ITIL
14 209 (24.88%) Cisco
15 198 (23.57%) Citrix
15 198 (23.57%) MS Exchange
16 193 (22.98%) DNS
17 181 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 168 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 154 (18.33%) DHCP
20 145 (17.26%) TCP/IP
21 133 (15.83%) SAN
22 128 (15.24%) SQL
23 125 (14.88%) MCSE
24 120 (14.29%) WAN
24 120 (14.29%) Windows 10
25 117 (13.93%) LAN
26 116 (13.81%) Finance
27 111 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
27 111 (13.21%) 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
1 198 (23.57%) MS Exchange
2 83 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (8.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 70 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 36 (4.29%) Skype for Business
6 33 (3.93%) IIS
7 19 (2.26%) Apache
8 15 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.19%) CMS
10 10 (1.19%) nginx
11 9 (1.07%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.83%) JBoss
13 7 (0.83%) WordPress
14 4 (0.48%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.12%) Drupal
16 1 (0.12%) GroupWise
Applications
1 49 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) CATIA
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 364 (43.33%) Office 365
2 227 (27.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.93%) SaaS
5 26 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (2.86%) IaaS
6 24 (2.86%) Mimecast
7 9 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.83%) CloudFront
8 7 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.48%) PaaS
12 2 (0.24%) G Suite
12 2 (0.24%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.12%) Akamai
13 1 (0.12%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 233 (27.74%) Firewall
2 193 (22.98%) DNS
3 154 (18.33%) DHCP
4 145 (17.26%) TCP/IP
5 133 (15.83%) SAN
6 120 (14.29%) WAN
7 117 (13.93%) LAN
8 77 (9.17%) VLAN
9 60 (7.14%) VPN
10 51 (6.07%) Internet
11 37 (4.40%) NetScaler
12 35 (4.17%) Wireless
13 31 (3.69%) VoIP
14 29 (3.45%) NAS
15 28 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
16 22 (2.62%) MPLS
17 21 (2.50%) Skype
17 21 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (2.14%) Network Security
19 17 (2.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (1.67%) MySQL
4 14 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.12%) Power BI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (0.83%) Jenkins
1 7 (0.83%) PEAR
2 3 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.12%) MSI
3 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 116 (13.81%) Finance
2 30 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.38%) Banking
3 20 (2.38%) Marketing
4 19 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.90%) Retail
6 14 (1.67%) Electronics
7 9 (1.07%) Legal
8 8 (0.95%) Automotive
9 7 (0.83%) Publishing
10 6 (0.71%) Advertising
11 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.48%) Back Office
11 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 4 (0.48%) Law
12 3 (0.36%) French Language
12 3 (0.36%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.74%) Web Services
2 18 (2.14%) LDAP
3 4 (0.48%) Flash
3 4 (0.48%) REST
4 3 (0.36%) CSS
4 3 (0.36%) HTML
4 3 (0.36%) jQuery
4 3 (0.36%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.36%) WSH
5 2 (0.24%) ADSI
5 2 (0.24%) JSON
5 2 (0.24%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) .NET
6 1 (0.12%) Kafka
6 1 (0.12%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.12%) Spring
6 1 (0.12%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.55%) Clustering
2 52 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 47 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (5.48%) Driving Licence
5 39 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.14%) Replication
8 16 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (1.55%) EMC VNX
9 13 (1.55%) Fat Client
9 13 (1.55%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (0.95%) PKI
12 7 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.71%) Fintech
14 5 (0.60%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.60%) Reinsurance
15 4 (0.48%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.48%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 610 (72.62%) Windows
2 394 (46.90%) Windows Server
3 225 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 181 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 120 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 111 (13.21%) Windows 7
7 96 (11.43%) Linux
8 56 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 49 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (2.50%) Unix
11 14 (1.67%) Windows XP
12 13 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.95%) Solaris
15 6 (0.71%) Android
15 6 (0.71%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
16 5 (0.60%) SUSE
17 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (34.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 217 (25.83%) ITIL
3 88 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (4.64%) Patch Management
5 38 (4.52%) Migration
6 36 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
8 31 (3.69%) Change Management
8 31 (3.69%) High Availability
9 29 (3.45%) Incident Management
10 28 (3.33%) Project Management
11 27 (3.21%) CRM
11 27 (3.21%) ITIL V3
11 27 (3.21%) Service Delivery
12 23 (2.74%) Mentoring
12 23 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (2.62%) Server Building
14 21 (2.50%) Computer Science
14 21 (2.50%) Service Management
15 20 (2.38%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 128 (15.24%) SQL
2 102 (12.14%) PowerShell
3 16 (1.90%) Java
3 16 (1.90%) Python
4 13 (1.55%) VBScript
5 9 (1.07%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.95%) C
7 4 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.48%) VB
8 3 (0.36%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.12%) AWK
9 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) sed
Qualifications
1 168 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (14.88%) MCSE
3 111 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (10.83%) CCNA
5 70 (8.33%) MCSA
6 48 (5.71%) Degree
7 45 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 41 (4.88%) MCP
9 39 (4.64%) CCNP
10 37 (4.40%) Security Cleared
11 28 (3.33%) CCA
11 28 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
11 28 (3.33%) SC Cleared
12 24 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (2.02%) MCITP
14 10 (1.19%) MCTS
15 8 (0.95%) VCP6
16 6 (0.71%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.31%) SLA
2 14 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.31%) GDPR
4 9 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.95%) QA
6 6 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.48%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 507 (60.36%) Active Directory
2 245 (29.17%) Hyper-V
3 243 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (11.55%) vSphere
5 81 (9.64%) XenApp
6 58 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 50 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (2.26%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.79%) XenServer
11 10 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.60%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.48%) NFS
15 4 (0.48%) vCloud
16 3 (0.36%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.36%) Docker
16 3 (0.36%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 101 (12.02%) SCCM
2 53 (6.31%) Backup Exec
3 37 (4.40%) SCOM
4 22 (2.62%) Nagios
5 21 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.38%) Ansible
7 19 (2.26%) FortiGate
8 18 (2.14%) Puppet
9 17 (2.02%) WSUS
10 12 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (1.31%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.31%) XenMobile
12 10 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
12 10 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.95%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.71%) SCOrch
16 4 (0.48%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 495 (58.93%) VMware
2 443 (52.74%) Microsoft
3 209 (24.88%) Cisco
4 198 (23.57%) Citrix
5 109 (12.98%) HP
6 66 (7.86%) Veeam
7 55 (6.55%) Dell
8 52 (6.19%) NetApp
9 44 (5.24%) EMC
10 30 (3.57%) Juniper
11 28 (3.33%) F5
12 26 (3.10%) SolarWinds
13 24 (2.86%) McAfee
14 22 (2.62%) CheckPoint
14 22 (2.62%) Veritas
15 19 (2.26%) Fortinet
15 19 (2.26%) Ivanti
16 18 (2.14%) Avaya
17 17 (2.02%) Kaseya
17 17 (2.02%) SAP