Period
to 23 September 2021

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £37,890 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 328 200 343
Rank change year-on-year -128 +143 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 119 94 177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 1.15% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.19% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 81 67 153
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,900 £31,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,890 £45,000 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.80% +15.38% -
75th Percentile £43,750 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £53,000
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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,400 7,871 24,723
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.57% 95.95% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11,575 6,525 20,422
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Hampshire -111 46 £35,250 -17.06% 5
Kent -12 25 £38,000 -5.00% 4
Thames Valley -109 23 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Surrey -71 12 £39,500 -12.22% 3
Berkshire -77 11 £47,500 +35.71% 1
East Sussex - 9 £33,250 - 1
Buckinghamshire -49 7 £55,000 +37.50% 3
West Sussex -12 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Oxfordshire -34 5 £36,750 -18.33% 1
3rd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 66 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 65 (54.62%) Windows
3 58 (48.74%) Active Directory
4 53 (44.54%) Firewall
4 53 (44.54%) Microsoft 365
4 53 (44.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 49 (41.18%) VMware
5 49 (41.18%) Social Skills
6 43 (36.13%) Azure
7 42 (35.29%) LAN
8 39 (32.77%) WAN
9 38 (31.93%) PowerShell
10 37 (31.09%) Windows Server
10 37 (31.09%) VPN
11 36 (30.25%) DNS
12 35 (29.41%) Hyper-V
13 33 (27.73%) SAN
14 31 (26.05%) Linux
14 31 (26.05%) VLAN
15 30 (25.21%) DHCP
16 29 (24.37%) MS Exchange
16 29 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (21.01%) Fibre Channel
18 24 (20.17%) iSCSI
19 23 (19.33%) Mentoring
20 21 (17.65%) Organisational Skills
21 20 (16.81%) NAS
22 19 (15.97%) Change Management
22 19 (15.97%) WLAN
22 19 (15.97%) Terminal Server

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (24.37%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.56%) IIS
3 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 53 (44.54%) Microsoft 365
2 43 (36.13%) Azure
3 14 (11.76%) AWS
4 3 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (44.54%) Firewall
2 42 (35.29%) LAN
3 39 (32.77%) WAN
4 37 (31.09%) VPN
5 36 (30.25%) DNS
6 33 (27.73%) SAN
7 31 (26.05%) VLAN
8 30 (25.21%) DHCP
9 25 (21.01%) Fibre Channel
10 24 (20.17%) iSCSI
11 20 (16.81%) NAS
12 19 (15.97%) WLAN
13 17 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 16 (13.45%) Wireless
15 7 (5.88%) 3G
15 7 (5.88%) 4G
15 7 (5.88%) 5G
16 4 (3.36%) Internet
17 3 (2.52%) FTP
17 3 (2.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.52%) Bitbucket
General
1 49 (41.18%) Social Skills
2 21 (17.65%) Organisational Skills
3 8 (6.72%) Finance
3 8 (6.72%) Law
4 6 (5.04%) Documentation Skills
5 5 (4.20%) Military
5 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.36%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.52%) Banking
7 3 (2.52%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.52%) Legal
7 3 (2.52%) Local Government
7 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) HTML
2 3 (2.52%) WSH
3 1 (0.84%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.04%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.20%) Clustering
4 3 (2.52%) IBM Storwize
4 3 (2.52%) iSeries
4 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (54.62%) Windows
2 37 (31.09%) Windows Server
3 31 (26.05%) Linux
4 7 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.20%) Mac OS
6 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.84%) Android
8 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.84%) Solaris
8 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (19.33%) Mentoring
3 19 (15.97%) Change Management
3 19 (15.97%) Project Management
4 16 (13.45%) Service Management
5 14 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 14 (11.76%) ITIL
6 12 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (10.08%) Network Management
6 12 (10.08%) Proactive Monitoring
7 9 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.04%) Information Security
8 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.04%) Task Automation
9 5 (4.20%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.20%) Security Architecture
10 4 (3.36%) Auto-Scaling
10 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.36%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.36%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.93%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.56%) SQL
3 8 (6.72%) Java
4 5 (4.20%) C#
5 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.52%) Groovy
5 3 (2.52%) VBScript
6 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.56%) Degree
1 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.20%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.52%) MCITP
4 3 (2.52%) MCSE
5 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) CISM
6 1 (0.84%) CISSP
6 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (48.74%) Active Directory
2 35 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 29 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (15.97%) Terminal Server
5 12 (10.08%) RHEV
6 7 (5.88%) vSphere
7 3 (2.52%) Docker
8 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.84%) pfSense
8 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) SCCM
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.20%) SCOM
4 3 (2.52%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.52%) PowerCLI
5 2 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.68%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.84%) Nessus
6 1 (0.84%) ServerView Suite
Vendors
1 66 (55.46%) Microsoft
2 49 (41.18%) VMware
3 16 (13.45%) Cisco
4 15 (12.61%) Meraki
5 12 (10.08%) Citrix
6 4 (3.36%) Juniper
6 4 (3.36%) Veeam
7 3 (2.52%) Avaya
7 3 (2.52%) EMC
7 3 (2.52%) F5
7 3 (2.52%) IBM
7 3 (2.52%) McAfee
7 3 (2.52%) NetApp
7 3 (2.52%) Sophos
8 2 (1.68%) Apple
8 2 (1.68%) PagerDuty
8 2 (1.68%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.68%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.68%) WatchGuard