Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 April 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 176 197
Rank change year-on-year +27 +21 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 40 47 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.07% 0.99% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.03% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 38 36 68
10th Percentile £34,250 " £29,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.88% +2.67% -
75th Percentile £47,500 £45,063 £39,000
90th Percentile " £56,250 £44,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +16.88% +2.67% +10.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,588 4,568 6,028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.05% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,090 3,702 4,920
10th Percentile £31,180 £28,946 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,750
Median % change year-on-year - +9.29% +1.67%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,625 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Manchester

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Manchester

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in Manchester

3rd Line Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Bolton - 4 £35,500 -
Altrincham -3 1 £40,000 +23.08%
3rd Line Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Manchester region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
3 25 (62.50%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (55.00%) Windows Server
5 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (50.00%) VMware
6 15 (37.50%) DNS
6 15 (37.50%) Azure
7 14 (35.00%) DHCP
8 13 (32.50%) Citrix
9 12 (30.00%) SAN
9 12 (30.00%) SQL
10 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
10 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
11 10 (25.00%) AWS
11 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (22.50%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (20.00%) HP
13 8 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
13 8 (20.00%) Veeam
13 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
13 8 (20.00%) vSphere
13 8 (20.00%) VSAN
13 8 (20.00%) vCenter Server
13 8 (20.00%) VMware NSX
14 6 (15.00%) XenApp
14 6 (15.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (15.00%) XenDesktop

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (37.50%) Azure
3 10 (25.00%) AWS
4 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.50%) IaaS
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) DNS
2 14 (35.00%) DHCP
3 12 (30.00%) SAN
4 8 (20.00%) VSAN
5 4 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (7.50%) Firewall
6 3 (7.50%) MPLS
6 3 (7.50%) SD-WAN
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (5.00%) WAN
8 1 (2.50%) Network Security
8 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.50%) VLAN
8 1 (2.50%) VPN
8 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (2.50%) Advertising
1 1 (2.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.50%) Ajax
1 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) jQuery
1 1 (2.50%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (2.50%) React
1 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2019
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (7.50%) High Availability
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
4 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) Decision-Making
5 1 (2.50%) DevOps
5 1 (2.50%) Fintech
5 1 (2.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) Server Building
5 1 (2.50%) Server Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (2.50%) SIEM
5 1 (2.50%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.50%) Time Management
5 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) CCNA
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (20.00%) VMware NSX
3 8 (20.00%) vSphere
4 6 (15.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 6 (15.00%) XenApp
4 6 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) vCenter Server
2 5 (12.50%) SCCM
3 3 (7.50%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (50.00%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) HP
3 8 (20.00%) Nimble Storage
3 8 (20.00%) Veeam
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) Meraki
4 3 (7.50%) WatchGuard
5 1 (2.50%) NetApp