Period
to 21 January 2022

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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 > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 246 187 232
Rank change year-on-year -59 +45 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 95 47 100
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.91% 0.85% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.88% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 92 43 94
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,700 £29,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
75th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £49,875 £45,150 £49,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +2.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 9,765 5,311 10,171
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 96.18% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7,086 4,261 8,623
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.66%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the Midlands

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the Midlands

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the Midlands

3rd Line Engineer
Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -46 63 £40,000 +14.29% 24
East Midlands -39 32 £37,500 +7.14% 8
3rd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 Midlands region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 79 (83.16%) Active Directory
2 77 (81.05%) Azure
3 69 (72.63%) Windows
3 69 (72.63%) VMware
4 63 (66.32%) Windows Server
5 55 (57.89%) Microsoft
6 50 (52.63%) Microsoft 365
7 46 (48.42%) SQL
8 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (33.68%) AWS
10 31 (32.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 30 (31.58%) SLA
11 30 (31.58%) Clustering
12 28 (29.47%) VMware ESXi
13 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
14 26 (27.37%) Capacity Management
15 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Clustering
15 24 (25.26%) IIS
16 23 (24.21%) Web Services
17 21 (22.11%) Hyper-V
17 21 (22.11%) Social Skills
18 17 (17.89%) WAN
19 16 (16.84%) Cisco
19 16 (16.84%) Citrix
19 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
19 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2019
20 15 (15.79%) HP
20 15 (15.79%) VPN
20 15 (15.79%) Firewall
21 14 (14.74%) SharePoint

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 24 (25.26%) IIS
2 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.32%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 77 (81.05%) Azure
2 50 (52.63%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (33.68%) AWS
4 12 (12.63%) OneDrive
5 10 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (6.32%) IaaS
7 5 (5.26%) Nutanix
8 1 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.05%) PaaS
8 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) WAN
2 15 (15.79%) Firewall
2 15 (15.79%) VPN
3 14 (14.74%) LAN
4 12 (12.63%) DNS
4 12 (12.63%) SAN
5 11 (11.58%) DHCP
6 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
7 7 (7.37%) Network Security
7 7 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (6.32%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (6.32%) Wireless
9 4 (4.21%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.16%) Internet
10 3 (3.16%) NAS
11 1 (1.05%) BGP
11 1 (1.05%) MPLS
11 1 (1.05%) OSPF
11 1 (1.05%) SSH
11 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 21 (22.11%) Social Skills
2 9 (9.47%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.05%) Finance
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.58%) Clustering
2 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.26%) HP Storage
2 5 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.11%) PKI
4 1 (1.05%) AS400
4 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.05%) FMCG
4 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.05%) Replication
4 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 69 (72.63%) Windows
2 63 (66.32%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2019
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (11.58%) Windows 10
6 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (9.47%) Linux
8 5 (5.26%) CentOS
8 5 (5.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (27.37%) Capacity Management
3 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (12.63%) Project Management
4 10 (10.53%) Migration
5 9 (9.47%) Project Delivery
6 7 (7.37%) Preventative Maintenance
6 7 (7.37%) Storage Management
6 7 (7.37%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (6.32%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.32%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.26%) Email Filtering
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (5.26%) ITIL
8 5 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.26%) Proactive Maintenance
8 5 (5.26%) Web Filtering
9 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
9 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.16%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.42%) SQL
2 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.26%) Bicep
4 1 (1.05%) Bash
4 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (9.47%) MCITP
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.32%) CCNA
6 5 (5.26%) Degree
7 4 (4.21%) HNC
7 4 (4.21%) HND
8 3 (3.16%) CCNP
8 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.05%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.05%) MCSA
10 1 (1.05%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (31.58%) SLA
2 9 (9.47%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.16%) GDPR
5 1 (1.05%) NIST
System Software
1 79 (83.16%) Active Directory
2 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (29.47%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (22.11%) Hyper-V
5 12 (12.63%) XenApp
6 11 (11.58%) XenDesktop
7 10 (10.53%) vSphere
8 6 (6.32%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.16%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (14.74%) SCCM
3 10 (10.53%) WSUS
4 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.16%) Nessus
6 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 69 (72.63%) VMware
2 55 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (16.84%) Cisco
3 16 (16.84%) Citrix
4 15 (15.79%) HP
5 7 (7.37%) ProCurve
5 7 (7.37%) WatchGuard
6 6 (6.32%) Aruba
6 6 (6.32%) Dell
7 4 (4.21%) Veeam
8 3 (3.16%) Isilon
8 3 (3.16%) Oracle
8 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.11%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.11%) Veritas
10 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.05%) Genesys
10 1 (1.05%) Google
10 1 (1.05%) Juniper
10 1 (1.05%) NetApp