Period
to 18 September 2021

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Third Line Engineer
England > London
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 593 385 531
Rank change year-on-year -208 +146 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 131 96 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.49% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 129 88 209
10th Percentile £34,000 £37,500 £31,117
25th Percentile £37,750 £42,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.38% +1.11%
75th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £55,500 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,545 19,475 53,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.35% 93.43% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29,839 16,304 43,945
10th Percentile £40,293 £41,663 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £69,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.72% +11.20% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in London

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in London.

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in London

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in London

3rd Line Engineer
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 September 2021. 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
Central London -58 12 £45,000 -18.18% 5
West London -67 9 £45,000 -18.18% 6
South London -21 8 £36,250 -36.96%
North London - 2 £45,000 -
East London - 1 £40,000 - 2
3rd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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 London region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (70.23%) Microsoft
2 87 (66.41%) Windows
3 86 (65.65%) Azure
4 85 (64.89%) Microsoft 365
5 78 (59.54%) Active Directory
6 73 (55.73%) VMware
6 73 (55.73%) Windows Server
7 51 (38.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 46 (35.11%) MS Exchange
9 43 (32.82%) ITIL
10 36 (27.48%) Citrix
10 36 (27.48%) SCCM
11 35 (26.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 34 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (25.95%) VPN
12 34 (25.95%) Firewall
13 31 (23.66%) Finance
13 31 (23.66%) Windows 10
14 30 (22.90%) vSphere
15 29 (22.14%) DHCP
15 29 (22.14%) DNS
15 29 (22.14%) SQL Server
16 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Intune
16 27 (20.61%) PowerShell
16 27 (20.61%) Cisco
17 25 (19.08%) SharePoint
17 25 (19.08%) 3PAR
18 24 (18.32%) SAN
19 23 (17.56%) Social Skills
20 22 (16.79%) WAN

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 46 (35.11%) MS Exchange
2 25 (19.08%) SharePoint
3 13 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.05%) IIS
7 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.76%) JBoss
8 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (12.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 86 (65.65%) Azure
2 85 (64.89%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (26.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (10.69%) Azure Stack
5 11 (8.40%) OneDrive
6 7 (5.34%) AWS
7 6 (4.58%) IaaS
8 5 (3.82%) SaaS
9 4 (3.05%) PaaS
10 3 (2.29%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.76%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.95%) Firewall
1 34 (25.95%) VPN
2 29 (22.14%) DHCP
2 29 (22.14%) DNS
3 24 (18.32%) SAN
4 22 (16.79%) WAN
5 18 (13.74%) LAN
5 18 (13.74%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (10.69%) SSL
7 11 (8.40%) NetScaler
8 9 (6.87%) TCP/IP
9 8 (6.11%) MPLS
10 6 (4.58%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (3.82%) BGP
11 5 (3.82%) iSCSI
11 5 (3.82%) NAS
11 5 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (3.82%) SD-WAN
11 5 (3.82%) VLAN
12 4 (3.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 31 (23.66%) Finance
2 23 (17.56%) Social Skills
3 7 (5.34%) Banking
4 6 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.58%) Legal
4 6 (4.58%) Organisational Skills
5 5 (3.82%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (3.05%) Local Government
7 3 (2.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.53%) Advertising
8 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.53%) Law
8 2 (1.53%) Retail
8 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) WSH
2 1 (0.76%) Middleware
2 1 (0.76%) PyXLL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.45%) Clustering
2 14 (10.69%) Enterprise Storage
2 14 (10.69%) PKI
3 3 (2.29%) Biotechnology
3 3 (2.29%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.53%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.76%) Replication
5 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.76%) Symmetrix
5 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (66.41%) Windows
2 73 (55.73%) Windows Server
3 31 (23.66%) Windows 10
4 20 (15.27%) Linux
5 15 (11.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (6.11%) Mac OS
9 6 (4.58%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.76%) Android
11 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (32.82%) ITIL
3 15 (11.45%) Change Control
4 14 (10.69%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (10.69%) Project Management
4 14 (10.69%) Software Deployment
4 14 (10.69%) Systems Analysis
5 11 (8.40%) Business Continuity
5 11 (8.40%) ITSM
6 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (5.34%) Migration
7 7 (5.34%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.34%) Server Management
8 6 (4.58%) Project Delivery
9 5 (3.82%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.82%) PLM
9 5 (3.82%) Proactive Maintenance
9 5 (3.82%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (3.82%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.61%) PowerShell
2 20 (15.27%) SQL
3 2 (1.53%) VBScript
4 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.76%) Perl
4 1 (0.76%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.87%) MCSE
3 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.53%) CCNA
6 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.76%) CCNP
6 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (59.54%) Active Directory
2 34 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (22.90%) vSphere
4 20 (15.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 17 (12.98%) Hyper-V
6 12 (9.16%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.82%) XenApp
8 4 (3.05%) Terminal Server
8 4 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.76%) vCloud
10 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (27.48%) SCCM
2 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (8.40%) AirWatch
4 8 (6.11%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (3.82%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (2.29%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.53%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.53%) WSUS
8 1 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.76%) Nessus
8 1 (0.76%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.76%) SCOM
8 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 92 (70.23%) Microsoft
2 73 (55.73%) VMware
3 36 (27.48%) Citrix
4 27 (20.61%) Cisco
5 25 (19.08%) 3PAR
6 15 (11.45%) Meraki
7 14 (10.69%) Apple
7 14 (10.69%) Red Hat
7 14 (10.69%) Scality
8 13 (9.92%) Brocade
9 11 (8.40%) Nimble Storage
10 8 (6.11%) HP
11 6 (4.58%) EMC
12 5 (3.82%) Dell
12 5 (3.82%) SonicWALL
12 5 (3.82%) Veeam
13 4 (3.05%) Aruba
14 3 (2.29%) Google
14 3 (2.29%) Sophos
15 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint