Period
to 22 January 2021

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 406 419 501
Rank change year-on-year +13 +82 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 428 885 888
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.70% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.73% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 427 842 834
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £29,870 £31,064 £29,750
90th Percentile £54,250 £51,250 £54,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 60,915 120,517 145,694
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.58% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 49,425 97,597 117,937
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
England +33 423 £40,000 - 47
UK excluding London +15 319 £39,000 +1.30% 43
South East +110 106 £40,000 +6.67% 15
London +84 101 £46,500 +4.49% 6
North of England +12 82 £37,000 -1.33% 12
Work from Home -28 58 £40,000 +6.67%
South West +45 57 £37,500 -2.60% 6
Midlands +28 47 £37,500 - 7
North West +12 36 £37,500 - 8
West Midlands +62 32 £37,500 - 4
Yorkshire +20 30 £37,500 -5.06% 4
East of England +48 24 £42,500 - 2
North East +34 16 £31,410 -15.11%
East Midlands +3 14 £35,000 -7.28% 3
Wales +6 2 £32,000 -14.67%
Scotland +38 1 - - 1

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 300 (70.09%) Windows
2 247 (57.71%) Microsoft
3 241 (56.31%) VMware
4 223 (52.10%) Active Directory
5 216 (50.47%) Office 365
6 212 (49.53%) Azure
7 202 (47.20%) Windows Server
8 151 (35.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 137 (32.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 123 (28.74%) Cisco
11 119 (27.80%) Firewall
12 107 (25.00%) WAN
13 105 (24.53%) DNS
14 102 (23.83%) Hyper-V
15 92 (21.50%) SQL
16 89 (20.79%) DHCP
16 89 (20.79%) LAN
17 86 (20.09%) Citrix
18 79 (18.46%) MS Exchange
19 72 (16.82%) SCCM
20 71 (16.59%) ITIL
21 70 (16.36%) PowerShell
22 66 (15.42%) VLAN
23 63 (14.72%) AWS
24 61 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
25 59 (13.79%) TCP/IP
25 59 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
26 55 (12.85%) VPN
27 53 (12.38%) CCNA
28 52 (12.15%) IIS

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 79 (18.46%) MS Exchange
2 52 (12.15%) IIS
3 36 (8.41%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.27%) Skype for Business
7 13 (3.04%) Apache
8 7 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 38 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 216 (50.47%) Office 365
2 212 (49.53%) Azure
3 63 (14.72%) AWS
4 26 (6.07%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (6.07%) Mimecast
5 23 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (3.50%) IaaS
7 12 (2.80%) OneDrive
8 8 (1.87%) SaaS
9 4 (0.93%) Logic Apps
9 4 (0.93%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.70%) GCP
10 3 (0.70%) PaaS
11 2 (0.47%) G Suite
12 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.23%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 119 (27.80%) Firewall
2 107 (25.00%) WAN
3 105 (24.53%) DNS
4 89 (20.79%) DHCP
4 89 (20.79%) LAN
5 66 (15.42%) VLAN
6 59 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 55 (12.85%) VPN
8 49 (11.45%) SAN
9 35 (8.18%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (5.14%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (4.67%) VoIP
11 20 (4.67%) Wireless
12 19 (4.44%) BGP
12 19 (4.44%) MPLS
13 17 (3.97%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (3.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (3.50%) NetScaler
15 11 (2.57%) Unified Communications
16 10 (2.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (3.97%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.70%) Power BI
6 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.47%) Big Data
7 2 (0.47%) MySQL
7 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.47%) JIRA
1 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.23%) MSI
2 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (5.37%) Finance
2 17 (3.97%) Law
3 16 (3.74%) Public Sector
4 9 (2.10%) Banking
4 9 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.40%) Military
6 4 (0.93%) Advertising
6 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.70%) Marketing
7 3 (0.70%) Retail
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.61%) .NET
2 8 (1.87%) Web Services
3 6 (1.40%) COM
4 5 (1.17%) X-Windows
5 4 (0.93%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.47%) Spring
6 2 (0.47%) Velocity
7 1 (0.23%) Middleware
7 1 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.18%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.07%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (4.21%) Replication
4 17 (3.97%) Clustering
5 12 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.57%) PKI
7 9 (2.10%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.64%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.93%) iPhone
10 4 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.70%) NHS
11 3 (0.70%) PDA
12 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 300 (70.09%) Windows
2 202 (47.20%) Windows Server
3 61 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (12.15%) Linux
5 50 (11.68%) Windows 10
6 44 (10.28%) Windows 7
7 43 (10.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 41 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (8.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (3.04%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.87%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (1.40%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.17%) Android
16 4 (0.93%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.70%) VMS
18 2 (0.47%) SUSE
19 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
19 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (32.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 71 (16.59%) ITIL
3 33 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (7.48%) Service Delivery
5 23 (5.37%) Project Delivery
5 23 (5.37%) Service Management
6 20 (4.67%) Migration
7 18 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (3.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 15 (3.50%) ITIL V3
9 15 (3.50%) Problem Management
10 14 (3.27%) DevOps
11 13 (3.04%) Change Management
11 13 (3.04%) Configuration Management
11 13 (3.04%) Incident Management
12 12 (2.80%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (2.80%) E-Commerce
12 12 (2.80%) Mentoring
12 12 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (2.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 92 (21.50%) SQL
2 70 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.61%) C#
4 9 (2.10%) C
5 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.70%) Python
5 3 (0.70%) VB
5 3 (0.70%) VBScript
6 2 (0.47%) Groovy
6 2 (0.47%) Java
6 2 (0.47%) Ruby
6 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (12.38%) CCNA
3 40 (9.35%) Security Cleared
4 39 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (7.48%) MCSE
6 29 (6.78%) SC Cleared
7 25 (5.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (4.67%) MCSA
9 17 (3.97%) CCNP
10 13 (3.04%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.80%) Degree
12 9 (2.10%) NCDA
12 9 (2.10%) NCIE
13 8 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.40%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.40%) MCP
15 3 (0.70%) JNCIP
16 2 (0.47%) JNCIA
16 2 (0.47%) JNCIS
16 2 (0.47%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.71%) SLA
2 3 (0.70%) GDPR
2 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 223 (52.10%) Active Directory
2 151 (35.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (23.83%) Hyper-V
4 47 (10.98%) vSphere
5 32 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.97%) XenApp
7 15 (3.50%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.34%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 7 (1.64%) Docker
11 6 (1.40%) Firmware
12 3 (0.70%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.70%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.47%) KVM
13 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.47%) NFS
13 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 72 (16.82%) SCCM
2 28 (6.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (4.91%) Backup Exec
4 18 (4.21%) SCOM
5 10 (2.34%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.87%) Terraform
7 7 (1.64%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.64%) SCSM
8 6 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.93%) Nessus
10 3 (0.70%) Ansible
10 3 (0.70%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.70%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.47%) Puppet
11 2 (0.47%) Rsyslog
11 2 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 247 (57.71%) Microsoft
2 241 (56.31%) VMware
3 123 (28.74%) Cisco
4 86 (20.09%) Citrix
5 50 (11.68%) Veeam
6 33 (7.71%) HP
7 30 (7.01%) NetApp
8 28 (6.54%) SonicWALL
9 18 (4.21%) Meraki
10 17 (3.97%) Dell
11 16 (3.74%) Sophos
12 13 (3.04%) Asigra
13 12 (2.80%) SolarWinds
14 11 (2.57%) Fortinet
14 11 (2.57%) Juniper
15 10 (2.34%) iManage
15 10 (2.34%) Symantec
16 6 (1.40%) Aruba
16 6 (1.40%) EMC
16 6 (1.40%) Palo Alto