Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017.

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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 281 314
Rank change year-on-year +14 +33 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 100 73 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.59% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.61% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 96 70 61
North West median annual salary £24,500 £22,500 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -4.26% -7.84%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £32,000
England median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +1.89%

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 12595 12041 12241
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 96.89% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10108 10129 10162
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,975
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram 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 16 December 2017. 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 +20 60 £24,500 +2.08% 4
Cheshire -44 25 £24,500 +13.95% 2
Lancashire +15 11 £22,500 -4.26%
Merseyside +28 3 £27,000 -1.82%
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
2nd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, 2nd Line Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (77.00%) Windows
2 69 (69.00%) Microsoft
3 65 (65.00%) Active Directory
4 57 (57.00%) Office 365
5 54 (54.00%) Windows Server
6 48 (48.00%) VMware
7 43 (43.00%) Cisco
8 36 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (34.00%) MS Exchange
9 34 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (33.00%) Microsoft Office
11 32 (32.00%) Windows 7
12 28 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 28 (28.00%) ITIL
13 25 (25.00%) Firewall
14 24 (24.00%) VLAN
15 22 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (21.00%) MCP
16 21 (21.00%) DNS
17 20 (20.00%) Hyper-V
18 19 (19.00%) Service Management
18 19 (19.00%) WAN
18 19 (19.00%) TCP/IP
18 19 (19.00%) LAN
18 19 (19.00%) Citrix
19 18 (18.00%) Veeam
20 17 (17.00%) SCCM
21 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 16 (16.00%) MCSA
22 15 (15.00%) MCSE

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 34 (34.00%) MS Exchange
2 28 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (33.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 57 (57.00%) Office 365
2 14 (14.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.00%) Firewall
2 24 (24.00%) VLAN
3 21 (21.00%) DNS
4 19 (19.00%) LAN
4 19 (19.00%) TCP/IP
4 19 (19.00%) WAN
5 14 (14.00%) DHCP
6 12 (12.00%) VPN
7 6 (6.00%) SAN
8 4 (4.00%) Network Security
8 4 (4.00%) VoIP
9 2 (2.00%) Internet
9 2 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.00%) Skype
9 2 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.00%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.00%) DTS
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (3.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (1.00%) Advertising
3 1 (1.00%) Automotive
3 1 (1.00%) Games
3 1 (1.00%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.00%) Legal
3 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.00%) iPad
4 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) New Media
5 1 (1.00%) NHS
5 1 (1.00%) Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (77.00%) Windows
2 54 (54.00%) Windows Server
3 36 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (32.00%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.00%) Mac OS X
7 6 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.00%) Linux
9 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.00%) AIX
10 1 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.00%) ITIL
2 19 (19.00%) Service Management
3 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.00%) ITSM
7 5 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.00%) CRM
8 3 (3.00%) Information Security
8 3 (3.00%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.00%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.00%) Migration
9 2 (2.00%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (2.00%) Statistics
10 1 (1.00%) Analytics
10 1 (1.00%) Process Improvement
10 1 (1.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.00%) VBScript
3 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (21.00%) MCP
3 16 (16.00%) MCSA
4 15 (15.00%) MCSE
5 8 (8.00%) MCITP
6 7 (7.00%) CCNA
6 7 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (7.00%) Degree
7 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.00%) CCENT
9 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.00%) vSphere
4 5 (5.00%) XenApp
5 2 (2.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (17.00%) SCCM
2 3 (3.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.00%) Control-M
3 1 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 69 (69.00%) Microsoft
2 48 (48.00%) VMware
3 43 (43.00%) Cisco
4 19 (19.00%) Citrix
5 18 (18.00%) Veeam
6 6 (6.00%) Apple
7 4 (4.00%) HP
8 3 (3.00%) Dell
9 2 (2.00%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (2.00%) EqualLogic
9 2 (2.00%) Intel
9 2 (2.00%) Juniper
9 2 (2.00%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.00%) Sophos
10 1 (1.00%) Avaya
10 1 (1.00%) NetApp
10 1 (1.00%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.00%) TOWER Software
10 1 (1.00%) Veritas