Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 382 468 437
Rank change year-on-year +86 -31 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1,014 960 1,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.65% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 946 873 1,079
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £51,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +4.00%

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 120,992 147,439 156,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 96.00% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 97,514 119,810 126,613
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
North of England +122 315 £40,000 +11.11% 47
London +27 220 £46,000 +2.22% 42
Yorkshire +109 192 £40,000 +14.29% 15
South East +68 186 £38,000 -2.56% 40
North West +58 120 £37,500 +4.17% 26
Midlands +38 114 £37,500 +7.14% 25
South West +30 94 £38,500 +10.00% 22
East of England +16 86 £40,500 -4.71% 16
East Midlands +32 79 £40,000 +14.29% 14
West Midlands +16 35 £36,000 -4.00% 11
North East +21 3 £35,000 -6.67% 6
3rd Line Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 594 (58.58%) Windows
2 491 (48.42%) Microsoft
3 480 (47.34%) Active Directory
4 477 (47.04%) VMware
5 452 (44.58%) Office 365
6 374 (36.88%) Windows Server
7 339 (33.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 335 (33.04%) Azure
9 313 (30.87%) Hyper-V
10 273 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 236 (23.27%) WAN
12 234 (23.08%) Cisco
13 227 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
13 227 (22.39%) Firewall
14 209 (20.61%) CCNA
15 204 (20.12%) MS Exchange
16 202 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
17 194 (19.13%) Citrix
18 183 (18.05%) ITIL
19 179 (17.65%) CCNP
20 166 (16.37%) DNS
21 159 (15.68%) DHCP
22 157 (15.48%) MPLS
23 147 (14.50%) Internet
24 145 (14.30%) SQL
25 139 (13.71%) Presales
26 138 (13.61%) Validation
27 137 (13.51%) vCloud
27 137 (13.51%) Windows 10
28 131 (12.92%) PowerShell

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
1 204 (20.12%) MS Exchange
2 90 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 71 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (6.80%) SharePoint
5 47 (4.64%) Skype for Business
6 41 (4.04%) IIS
7 14 (1.38%) Apache
8 12 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.39%) Confluence
12 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.20%) SAS
13 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 114 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.39%) CATIA
4 1 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.099%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.099%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 452 (44.58%) Office 365
2 335 (33.04%) Azure
3 92 (9.07%) AWS
4 31 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (3.06%) Mimecast
5 27 (2.66%) IaaS
6 18 (1.78%) SaaS
7 9 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (0.89%) PaaS
7 9 (0.89%) Power Platform
7 9 (0.89%) PowerApps
8 8 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.79%) G Suite
9 6 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (0.59%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.39%) GCP
12 2 (0.20%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 236 (23.27%) WAN
2 227 (22.39%) Firewall
3 166 (16.37%) DNS
4 159 (15.68%) DHCP
5 157 (15.48%) MPLS
6 147 (14.50%) Internet
7 123 (12.13%) LAN
8 103 (10.16%) TCP/IP
9 101 (9.96%) SAN
10 59 (5.82%) VLAN
11 58 (5.72%) VPN
12 55 (5.42%) BGP
13 53 (5.23%) VoIP
14 52 (5.13%) Network Security
15 44 (4.34%) Wireless
16 42 (4.14%) Skype
17 33 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
18 31 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
18 31 (3.06%) NetScaler
19 30 (2.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.49%) MySQL
5 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.30%) Big Data
8 2 (0.20%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.099%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.099%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.099%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.099%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.099%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.099%) QlikView
9 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.28%) JIRA
2 7 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.69%) SoapUI
2 7 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.59%) Fiddler
3 6 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.59%) Maven
3 6 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (0.59%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.30%) MSI
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 81 (7.99%) Telecoms
2 80 (7.89%) Finance
3 45 (4.44%) Marketing
4 40 (3.94%) Public Sector
5 38 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.86%) Retail
7 23 (2.27%) Electronics
8 15 (1.48%) Automotive
9 10 (0.99%) Law
9 10 (0.99%) Legal
10 8 (0.79%) Advertising
10 8 (0.79%) Games
11 7 (0.69%) Back Office
12 6 (0.59%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.39%) Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Local Government
15 1 (0.099%) French Language
15 1 (0.099%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.099%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.099%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.87%) Web Services
2 11 (1.08%) .NET
3 10 (0.99%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.49%) LDAP
4 5 (0.49%) Middleware
5 4 (0.39%) jQuery
6 3 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.30%) WSH
7 2 (0.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.20%) FreeSWITCH
7 2 (0.20%) HTML
7 2 (0.20%) LINQ
7 2 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.20%) Web Services Management
8 1 (0.099%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.099%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.099%) Node.js
8 1 (0.099%) RESTful
8 1 (0.099%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 37 (3.65%) Driving Licence
3 26 (2.56%) Clustering
3 26 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (1.38%) EMC VNX
7 13 (1.28%) CMDB
7 13 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.28%) Replication
8 10 (0.99%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (0.49%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.39%) PKI
12 4 (0.39%) Social Media
12 4 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.30%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 594 (58.58%) Windows
2 374 (36.88%) Windows Server
3 202 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (13.51%) Windows 10
5 124 (12.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 81 (7.99%) Linux
7 78 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 46 (4.54%) Windows 8
9 19 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.38%) Mac OS
11 12 (1.18%) Unix
12 10 (0.99%) Android
13 7 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.30%) CentOS
16 3 (0.30%) SUSE
17 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (33.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 183 (18.05%) ITIL
3 139 (13.71%) Presales
4 138 (13.61%) Validation
5 75 (7.40%) Problem-Solving
6 57 (5.62%) Service Delivery
7 56 (5.52%) Mentoring
8 44 (4.34%) Incident Management
8 44 (4.34%) Migration
9 40 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (3.94%) Problem Management
9 40 (3.94%) Project Management
10 37 (3.65%) Project Delivery
11 35 (3.45%) Service Management
12 30 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (2.37%) Digital Marketing
15 23 (2.27%) Programme Management
15 23 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
16 22 (2.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 145 (14.30%) SQL
2 131 (12.92%) PowerShell
3 17 (1.68%) T-SQL
4 14 (1.38%) C#
5 11 (1.08%) C
6 7 (0.69%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.69%) Java
6 7 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.49%) VB
7 5 (0.49%) VBScript
8 4 (0.39%) MATLAB
8 4 (0.39%) Python
9 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.20%) C++
10 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.20%) VBA
11 1 (0.099%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 227 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
2 209 (20.61%) CCNA
3 179 (17.65%) CCNP
4 128 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 74 (7.30%) MCSE
6 73 (7.20%) Security Cleared
7 69 (6.80%) MCSA
8 58 (5.72%) SC Cleared
9 35 (3.45%) MCP
9 35 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (2.47%) Degree
11 15 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (1.48%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.99%) CCIE
12 10 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.99%) MCITP
13 8 (0.79%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.59%) JNCIA
15 4 (0.39%) CCDP
15 4 (0.39%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (9.76%) SLA
2 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.39%) GDPR
5 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.30%) PMO
5 3 (0.30%) QA
6 1 (0.099%) COBIT
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 480 (47.34%) Active Directory
2 313 (30.87%) Hyper-V
3 273 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 137 (13.51%) vCloud
5 79 (7.79%) XenApp
6 76 (7.50%) vSphere
7 57 (5.62%) XenDesktop
8 38 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (2.37%) Terminal Services
12 13 (1.28%) Firmware
12 13 (1.28%) VirtualBox
13 11 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.99%) Docker
14 10 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 8 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.59%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 127 (12.52%) SCCM
2 48 (4.73%) SCOM
3 22 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 21 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (1.97%) WSUS
6 14 (1.38%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.08%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.99%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.89%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (0.89%) Nagios
10 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.59%) Cacti
12 6 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.59%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.59%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.49%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 491 (48.42%) Microsoft
2 477 (47.04%) VMware
3 234 (23.08%) Cisco
4 194 (19.13%) Citrix
5 67 (6.61%) Veeam
6 48 (4.73%) HP
7 42 (4.14%) NetApp
8 35 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 34 (3.35%) EMC
10 30 (2.96%) SAP
11 27 (2.66%) Meraki
11 27 (2.66%) Palo Alto
12 24 (2.37%) Dell
13 22 (2.17%) CheckPoint
14 21 (2.07%) F5
15 18 (1.78%) Apple
16 16 (1.58%) Ivanti
16 16 (1.58%) Symantec
17 15 (1.48%) SolarWinds
18 14 (1.38%) Juniper