Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a 2nd Line Engineer was £24,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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

Second Line Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 274 299
Rank change year-on-year -17 +25 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 63 97 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.76% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 52 93 67
North West median annual salary £24,500 £24,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £21,025 £20,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £32,075 £29,150 £28,750
England median annual salary £29,500 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% - +1.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 10,938 12,761 11,990
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 96.69% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8,877 10,227 10,087
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the North West

2nd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the North West.

Salary trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the North West

2nd Line Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
Manchester -8 36 £26,500 +8.16% 13
Lancashire +12 11 £24,500 +8.89% 2
Merseyside +17 10 £23,500 -12.96% 3
Cheshire +6 6 £29,500 +20.41% 2
2nd Line Engineer
England

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 2nd 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 North West region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (65.08%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 32 (50.79%) Windows Server
3 25 (39.68%) MS Exchange
4 20 (31.75%) Firewall
5 19 (30.16%) Office 365
6 18 (28.57%) VMware
7 15 (23.81%) Citrix
8 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (20.63%) Cisco
9 13 (20.63%) DNS
9 13 (20.63%) ITIL
10 12 (19.05%) SharePoint
10 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
12 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (14.29%) XenApp
12 9 (14.29%) Incident Management
12 9 (14.29%) Problem Management
12 9 (14.29%) Linux
12 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 9 (14.29%) Service Management
13 8 (12.70%) Windows 10
13 8 (12.70%) Tech Ops
14 7 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (11.11%) Skype for Business
15 6 (9.52%) Magento

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 25 (39.68%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (9.52%) WordPress
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (3.17%) IIS
9 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Magento
2 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.16%) Office 365
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.35%) IaaS
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.59%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.75%) Firewall
2 13 (20.63%) DNS
3 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.52%) SAN
4 6 (9.52%) SSL
4 6 (9.52%) WAN
5 5 (7.94%) DHCP
5 5 (7.94%) LAN
5 5 (7.94%) VoIP
5 5 (7.94%) VPN
6 4 (6.35%) Broadband
6 4 (6.35%) Internet
6 4 (6.35%) MPLS
6 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
7 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.76%) Intranet
7 3 (4.76%) Skype
7 3 (4.76%) VLAN
8 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) MS Access
General
1 5 (7.94%) Retail
1 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Driving Licence
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Fintech
3 3 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) EPoS
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (65.08%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Windows Server
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.29%) Linux
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (12.70%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 9 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 9 (14.29%) Service Management
3 8 (12.70%) Tech Ops
4 5 (7.94%) Change Management
4 5 (7.94%) ITIL V3
4 5 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.35%) Statistics
6 3 (4.76%) Break/Fix
6 3 (4.76%) CRM
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (4.76%) ITSM
6 3 (4.76%) Line Management
6 3 (4.76%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (4.76%) Time Management
7 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) CCNA
1 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) DBS Check
2 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) HNC
4 2 (3.17%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.59%) MCP
5 1 (1.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
2 3 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.29%) XenApp
5 7 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.94%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) cPanel
2 5 (7.94%) SCCM
3 2 (3.17%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.57%) VMware
3 15 (23.81%) Citrix
4 13 (20.63%) Cisco
5 3 (4.76%) Apple
5 3 (4.76%) BT
5 3 (4.76%) Meraki
5 3 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (1.59%) Dell
6 1 (1.59%) F5
6 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.59%) Juniper
6 1 (1.59%) Lotus
6 1 (1.59%) McAfee
6 1 (1.59%) Sage
6 1 (1.59%) Veeam
6 1 (1.59%) Wyse
6 1 (1.59%) Zeacom