Period
to 2 June 2020

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 360 368
Rank change year-on-year +68 +8 -79
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 103 163 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.63% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.65% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 90 147 182
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £29,025
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +5.26%

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 15,135 25,154 29,640
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 96.62% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 12,237 20,550 24,761
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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
Thames Valley +55 39 £45,000 +12.50%
Hampshire +47 31 £40,000 +3.90% 5
Oxfordshire +21 20 £45,000 +12.50%
Berkshire +53 14 £52,500 +31.25%
Surrey +34 14 £50,000 +17.65%
West Sussex +42 11 £33,000 -2.22%
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £37,500 -11.76%
Kent +33 4 £32,500 -10.96%
East Sussex +22 4 £32,500 -32.99%
3rd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 70 (67.96%) Windows
2 65 (63.11%) Office 365
3 61 (59.22%) Active Directory
4 59 (57.28%) VMware
5 54 (52.43%) Windows Server
6 47 (45.63%) Microsoft
7 43 (41.75%) Windows 10
7 43 (41.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (38.83%) Firewall
9 31 (30.10%) WAN
10 30 (29.13%) Hyper-V
11 29 (28.16%) Cisco
12 27 (26.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 25 (24.27%) Azure
13 25 (24.27%) VMware ESXi
14 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2016
15 20 (19.42%) LAN
15 20 (19.42%) ITIL
16 19 (18.45%) AWS
16 19 (18.45%) Veeam
17 18 (17.48%) MS Exchange
17 18 (17.48%) VMware Workstation
18 17 (16.50%) DHCP
19 16 (15.53%) DNS
19 16 (15.53%) Windows 7
19 16 (15.53%) Project Delivery
20 15 (14.56%) Project Management
21 14 (13.59%) Cisco Certification
22 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008

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 18 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.97%) Apache
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.97%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (63.11%) Office 365
2 25 (24.27%) Azure
3 19 (18.45%) AWS
4 7 (6.80%) PaaS
5 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.97%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (38.83%) Firewall
2 31 (30.10%) WAN
3 20 (19.42%) LAN
4 17 (16.50%) DHCP
5 16 (15.53%) DNS
6 12 (11.65%) Wireless
7 10 (9.71%) VPN
8 8 (7.77%) VLAN
9 7 (6.80%) BGP
9 7 (6.80%) Internet
9 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.83%) MPLS
11 5 (4.85%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (4.85%) SAN
11 5 (4.85%) WLAN
12 4 (3.88%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (3.88%) TACACS
12 4 (3.88%) VoIP
13 3 (2.91%) Broadband
14 2 (1.94%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) Big Data
General
1 3 (2.91%) Finance
2 2 (1.94%) Military
3 1 (0.97%) Automotive
3 1 (0.97%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) LDAP
2 4 (3.88%) SAML
3 1 (0.97%) Akka
3 1 (0.97%) OpenJDK
3 1 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Data Centre
1 10 (9.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.85%) Clustering
2 5 (4.85%) Replication
3 3 (2.91%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.91%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.91%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.94%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.97%) CMDB
5 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (0.97%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 70 (67.96%) Windows
2 54 (52.43%) Windows Server
3 43 (41.75%) Windows 10
4 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (15.53%) Windows 7
6 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (10.68%) Windows 8
8 10 (9.71%) Linux
9 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.85%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.97%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (19.42%) ITIL
3 16 (15.53%) Project Delivery
4 15 (14.56%) Project Management
5 12 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (8.74%) ITIL V3
6 9 (8.74%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 7 (6.80%) Coaching
8 6 (5.83%) CRM
8 6 (5.83%) DevOps
9 5 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.85%) Change Control
10 4 (3.88%) Change Management
10 4 (3.88%) Due Diligence
11 3 (2.91%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (2.91%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.91%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.91%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.91%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.74%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.85%) SQL
3 1 (0.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (11.65%) CCNP
3 11 (10.68%) Degree
4 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.83%) JNCIP
5 6 (5.83%) JNCIS
6 5 (4.85%) CCIE
6 5 (4.85%) CCNA
6 5 (4.85%) MCSA
6 5 (4.85%) MCSE
6 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.85%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (3.88%) MCP
7 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.91%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.94%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) MCTS
10 1 (0.97%) NCDA
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (59.22%) Active Directory
2 43 (41.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (29.13%) Hyper-V
4 25 (24.27%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (17.48%) VMware Workstation
6 12 (11.65%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (6.80%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (5.83%) vSphere
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.94%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.94%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.97%) Docker
10 1 (0.97%) KVM
10 1 (0.97%) Squid
10 1 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) SCCM
2 6 (5.83%) Ansible
3 5 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.91%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.94%) SCOM
6 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.97%) Nessus
6 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.97%) ServerView Suite
6 1 (0.97%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (57.28%) VMware
2 47 (45.63%) Microsoft
3 29 (28.16%) Cisco
4 19 (18.45%) Veeam
5 12 (11.65%) Juniper
6 9 (8.74%) HP
7 6 (5.83%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.83%) Palo Alto
8 5 (4.85%) Citrix
8 5 (4.85%) Meraki
9 4 (3.88%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.94%) McAfee
10 2 (1.94%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (1.94%) Synology
11 1 (0.97%) Dell
11 1 (0.97%) EMC
11 1 (0.97%) NetApp
11 1 (0.97%) Symantec
11 1 (0.97%) Veritas