Period
to 3 August 2021

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 248 359
Rank change year-on-year -42 +111 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 141 96 172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 0.83% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.86% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 97 73 151
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £32,750 £32,500 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% +2.56%
75th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £50,850 £53,750 £50,250
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 15,424 11,105 25,489
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 95.72% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11,261 9,153 21,134
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -46 56 £35,250 -12.96% 4
Kent +11 44 £38,000 - 2
Thames Valley -65 20 £48,750 +18.18% 5
Surrey -49 12 £41,000 -8.89% 3
Berkshire -45 11 £48,750 +12.07% 3
Buckinghamshire -29 6 £55,750 +39.38% 1
West Sussex -1 5 £35,000 +6.06% 2
East Sussex - 5 £33,250 - 5
Oxfordshire -22 3 £40,000 -11.11% 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 3 August 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 83 (58.87%) Microsoft
2 80 (56.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 75 (53.19%) Active Directory
4 64 (45.39%) Firewall
4 64 (45.39%) Social Skills
5 61 (43.26%) Windows
6 58 (41.13%) VMware
7 54 (38.30%) LAN
8 53 (37.59%) WAN
8 53 (37.59%) Microsoft 365
9 48 (34.04%) SAN
10 45 (31.91%) MS Exchange
11 44 (31.21%) Azure
12 43 (30.50%) VPN
13 41 (29.08%) PowerShell
14 40 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (28.37%) DNS
14 40 (28.37%) VLAN
15 35 (24.82%) DHCP
15 35 (24.82%) Hyper-V
15 35 (24.82%) Fibre Channel
16 34 (24.11%) Linux
17 33 (23.40%) iSCSI
18 32 (22.70%) NAS
18 32 (22.70%) Mentoring
19 30 (21.28%) Windows Server
19 30 (21.28%) Terminal Server
19 30 (21.28%) Organisational Skills
20 29 (20.57%) Project Management
20 29 (20.57%) WLAN

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 45 (31.91%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.55%) IIS
5 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 53 (37.59%) Microsoft 365
2 44 (31.21%) Azure
3 22 (15.60%) AWS
4 4 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.13%) IaaS
5 3 (2.13%) PaaS
5 3 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (45.39%) Firewall
2 54 (38.30%) LAN
3 53 (37.59%) WAN
4 48 (34.04%) SAN
5 43 (30.50%) VPN
6 40 (28.37%) DNS
6 40 (28.37%) VLAN
7 35 (24.82%) DHCP
7 35 (24.82%) Fibre Channel
8 33 (23.40%) iSCSI
9 32 (22.70%) NAS
10 29 (20.57%) WLAN
11 22 (15.60%) Wireless
12 15 (10.64%) TCP/IP
13 9 (6.38%) 3G
13 9 (6.38%) 4G
13 9 (6.38%) 5G
14 4 (2.84%) Internet
14 4 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Bitbucket
General
1 64 (45.39%) Social Skills
2 30 (21.28%) Organisational Skills
3 11 (7.80%) Law
4 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.67%) Military
6 6 (4.26%) Finance
7 4 (2.84%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (2.13%) Legal
8 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.13%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.71%) Banking
10 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.71%) Local Government
10 1 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.26%) HTML
2 3 (2.13%) Spring
3 2 (1.42%) WSH
4 1 (0.71%) .NET
4 1 (0.71%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.84%) Clustering
2 4 (2.84%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.84%) PKI
3 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.13%) IBM Storwize
3 3 (2.13%) iSeries
3 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (43.26%) Windows
2 34 (24.11%) Linux
3 30 (21.28%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.67%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.71%) Android
10 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (56.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (22.70%) Mentoring
3 29 (20.57%) Project Management
4 27 (19.15%) Change Management
5 21 (14.89%) Incident Management
6 20 (14.18%) Service Management
7 18 (12.77%) ITIL
8 17 (12.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (12.06%) Network Management
8 17 (12.06%) Proactive Monitoring
9 8 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.26%) Information Security
10 6 (4.26%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.26%) Software Testing
11 5 (3.55%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.55%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (3.55%) Security Architecture
11 5 (3.55%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.84%) Architectural Design
12 4 (2.84%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 41 (29.08%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.22%) Java
3 9 (6.38%) SQL
4 6 (4.26%) Groovy
5 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.42%) C#
6 2 (1.42%) VBScript
7 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.38%) MCITP
4 8 (5.67%) Degree
5 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.55%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.13%) MCSE
8 1 (0.71%) CCNA
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CISM
8 1 (0.71%) CISSP
8 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 40 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (24.82%) Hyper-V
4 30 (21.28%) Terminal Server
5 17 (12.06%) RHEV
6 8 (5.67%) vSphere
7 6 (4.26%) Docker
8 3 (2.13%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.71%) pfSense
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) SCOM
2 6 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.55%) SCCM
4 4 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.13%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.13%) Nagios
5 3 (2.13%) PowerCLI
6 2 (1.42%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.42%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.71%) Nessus
7 1 (0.71%) SCSM
7 1 (0.71%) ServerView Suite
Vendors
1 83 (58.87%) Microsoft
2 58 (41.13%) VMware
3 18 (12.77%) Meraki
4 12 (8.51%) Cisco
4 12 (8.51%) Citrix
5 8 (5.67%) NetApp
6 6 (4.26%) F5
7 4 (2.84%) McAfee
8 3 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (2.13%) IBM
8 3 (2.13%) Juniper
8 3 (2.13%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.13%) Veeam
9 2 (1.42%) Apple
9 2 (1.42%) Avaya
9 2 (1.42%) EMC
9 2 (1.42%) PagerDuty
9 2 (1.42%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.42%) Symantec
9 2 (1.42%) WatchGuard