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The median annual salary for a 2nd Line Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Thames Valley during the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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

Second Line Engineer
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 232 249 169
Rank change year-on-year +17 -80 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a 2nd Line Engineer 56 9 20
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.74% 0.15% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.16% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 53 8 10
10th Percentile £26,250 - £23,250
25th Percentile £27,000 £24,250 £25,247
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £29,000 £27,500 £27,250
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% +0.92% -0.91%
75th Percentile £32,250 £28,750 £33,438
90th Percentile £40,000 £29,200 £34,775
South East median annual salary £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +1.82% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley. 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
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies in the Thames Valley with a recognized job title 6,989 5,632 3,681
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.42% 92.54% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,101 3,826 3,050
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £76,250
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

2nd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the Thames Valley

2nd Line Engineer
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for 2nd Line Engineer in the Thames Valley

2nd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

Salary distribution for jobs citing 2nd Line Engineer in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for 2nd Line Engineer in the Thames Valley

2nd Line Engineer
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

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 Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Berkshire +30 30 £29,000 +5.45% 1
Oxfordshire -12 13 £31,500 +23.53% 8
Buckinghamshire -29 13 £27,500 - 3
2nd Line Engineer
South East

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 2nd Line Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Thames Valley region featuring 2nd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (80.36%) Microsoft
2 33 (58.93%) Windows
3 31 (55.36%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (48.21%) Social Skills
5 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
6 22 (39.29%) SLA
7 21 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
7 21 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (35.71%) Azure
8 20 (35.71%) Service Delivery
9 19 (33.93%) Wireless
10 18 (32.14%) Windows 7
10 18 (32.14%) Windows 8
11 16 (28.57%) ITIL
12 15 (26.79%) SCCM
12 15 (26.79%) Windows Server
13 13 (23.21%) DNS
14 12 (21.43%) DHCP
14 12 (21.43%) ITSM
15 11 (19.64%) Workflow
15 11 (19.64%) Service Management
15 11 (19.64%) VPN
15 11 (19.64%) Cisco
15 11 (19.64%) Windows 10
15 11 (19.64%) Decision-Making
15 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (17.86%) Firewall
17 9 (16.07%) Customer-Centricity
17 9 (16.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

2nd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft 365
2 20 (35.71%) Azure
3 2 (3.57%) Mimecast
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.93%) Wireless
2 13 (23.21%) DNS
3 12 (21.43%) DHCP
4 11 (19.64%) VPN
5 10 (17.86%) Firewall
6 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
6 5 (8.93%) SAN
6 5 (8.93%) VoIP
6 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.57%) VLAN
8 1 (1.79%) Internet
8 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.79%) Skype
8 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (48.21%) Social Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) CCTV
1 5 (8.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (58.93%) Windows
2 18 (32.14%) Windows 7
2 18 (32.14%) Windows 8
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server
4 11 (19.64%) Windows 10
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2019
5 8 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.36%) Linux
9 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.79%) Android
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.79%) Solaris
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 16 (28.57%) ITIL
4 12 (21.43%) ITSM
5 11 (19.64%) Decision-Making
5 11 (19.64%) Service Management
5 11 (19.64%) Workflow
6 9 (16.07%) Customer-Centricity
7 7 (12.50%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
8 5 (8.93%) Validation
9 4 (7.14%) Change Management
10 3 (5.36%) Antivirus Management
10 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.36%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (3.57%) Email Management
11 2 (3.57%) Line Management
11 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.57%) Security Patching
11 2 (3.57%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) A+ Certification
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (39.29%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) SCCM
2 8 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (8.93%) Malwarebytes
3 5 (8.93%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.79%) Autotask
5 1 (1.79%) Dell DRAC
Vendors
1 45 (80.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.64%) Cisco
3 8 (14.29%) McAfee
4 7 (12.50%) VMware
5 5 (8.93%) arcserve
5 5 (8.93%) Citrix
5 5 (8.93%) Juniper
5 5 (8.93%) Nimble Storage
5 5 (8.93%) Sage
6 3 (5.36%) Meraki
7 2 (3.57%) Apple
7 2 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (3.57%) NETGEAR
7 2 (3.57%) Sophos
7 2 (3.57%) Ubiquiti
8 1 (1.79%) Datto
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.79%) Splunk