Period
to 23 June 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 449 399
Rank change year-on-year -20 -50 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1,083 1,148 1,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.66% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.69% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 999 1,052 1,478
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,750 £28,425
90th Percentile £54,800 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year - +2.74% -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 167,323 166,529 194,105
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,824 137,155 163,040
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer.

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Top 15 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 23 June 2018. 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 -7 1,060 £40,000 +3.90% 106
UK excluding London -22 733 £37,500 - 85
London -9 339 £45,000 +7.14% 23
North of England +23 187 £35,000 - 27
South East -75 168 £40,000 +1.27% 18
East of England +10 152 £42,500 - 9
Midlands +25 131 £37,500 +4.17% 18
North West +26 106 £34,000 +4.62% 13
South West +10 84 £35,000 +6.06% 11
Yorkshire +10 73 £37,000 -1.33% 14
East Midlands +37 68 £38,500 +14.93% 13
West Midlands +8 63 £34,500 -8.00% 5
North East -15 8 £27,500 +1.85%
Wales -3 7 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Scotland -24 4 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 808 (74.61%) Windows
2 653 (60.30%) Active Directory
3 641 (59.19%) VMware
4 612 (56.51%) Microsoft
5 576 (53.19%) Windows Server
6 425 (39.24%) Office 365
7 342 (31.58%) Hyper-V
8 325 (30.01%) VMware Infrastructure
9 302 (27.89%) MS Exchange
10 300 (27.70%) Firewall
10 300 (27.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 292 (26.96%) Cisco
12 280 (25.85%) DNS
13 278 (25.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 250 (23.08%) ITIL
15 233 (21.51%) Citrix
16 223 (20.59%) DHCP
17 216 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
18 212 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
19 206 (19.02%) SQL Server
20 202 (18.65%) SCCM
21 196 (18.10%) SAN
22 173 (15.97%) WAN
23 172 (15.88%) LAN
24 169 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
25 162 (14.96%) MCSE
25 162 (14.96%) PowerShell
26 149 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
27 140 (12.93%) Windows 10
28 127 (11.73%) Windows 7

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
1 302 (27.89%) MS Exchange
2 121 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 113 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 109 (10.06%) SharePoint
5 50 (4.62%) Skype for Business
6 48 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (2.59%) IIS
8 16 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.02%) Site Server
10 8 (0.74%) Apache
10 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.55%) SAS
12 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.18%) Confluence
14 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.092%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.092%) Zimbra
Applications
1 169 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.092%) Abaqus
5 1 (0.092%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.092%) Avid Media Composer
5 1 (0.092%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.092%) InDesign
5 1 (0.092%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Magento
2 3 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.18%) Maximo
3 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.092%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.092%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 425 (39.24%) Office 365
2 212 (19.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.75%) Mimecast
6 15 (1.39%) OneDrive
7 12 (1.11%) IaaS
8 9 (0.83%) G Suite
9 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.37%) SaaS
11 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.28%) PaaS
11 3 (0.28%) Route 53
12 1 (0.092%) FinancialForce
12 1 (0.092%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.092%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 300 (27.70%) Firewall
2 280 (25.85%) DNS
3 223 (20.59%) DHCP
4 196 (18.10%) SAN
5 173 (15.97%) WAN
6 172 (15.88%) LAN
7 113 (10.43%) TCP/IP
8 79 (7.29%) VPN
9 73 (6.74%) Network Security
10 69 (6.37%) VoIP
11 65 (6.00%) VLAN
12 59 (5.45%) Wireless
13 53 (4.89%) Cisco ASA
14 51 (4.71%) Remote Desktop
15 46 (4.25%) NetScaler
16 39 (3.60%) Skype
17 36 (3.32%) Wi-Fi
18 32 (2.95%) MPLS
19 31 (2.86%) Internet
20 28 (2.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (0.92%) MySQL
4 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.46%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.18%) QlikView
10 1 (0.092%) DB2
10 1 (0.092%) GIS
10 1 (0.092%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.092%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.092%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.092%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.092%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 16 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.18%) JIRA
4 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.092%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.092%) MSI
General
1 99 (9.14%) Finance
2 56 (5.17%) Retail
3 47 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.06%) Marketing
5 37 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.94%) Electronics
7 20 (1.85%) Law
8 18 (1.66%) Legal
9 15 (1.39%) Advertising
9 15 (1.39%) Banking
10 12 (1.11%) French Language
11 8 (0.74%) Front Office
12 6 (0.55%) Automotive
12 6 (0.55%) Games
13 4 (0.37%) German Language
13 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Back Office
14 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.18%) Local Government
14 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.85%) Web Services
2 18 (1.66%) Flash
3 14 (1.29%) LDAP
4 6 (0.55%) 802.1X
4 6 (0.55%) WSH
5 5 (0.46%) .NET
6 4 (0.37%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.28%) COM
8 2 (0.18%) JSON
9 1 (0.092%) HTML
9 1 (0.092%) J2EE
9 1 (0.092%) Java EE
9 1 (0.092%) JMS
9 1 (0.092%) Middleware
9 1 (0.092%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.092%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.092%) XML
9 1 (0.092%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.48%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.69%) Driving Licence
4 39 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (3.32%) Clustering
6 30 (2.77%) NHS
7 24 (2.22%) Replication
8 23 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 22 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 22 (2.03%) iPad
10 15 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.29%) EMC VMAX
12 10 (0.92%) PDA
13 9 (0.83%) Computer Science
13 9 (0.83%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.65%) Fintech
15 6 (0.55%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.55%) PKI
15 6 (0.55%) Thin Client
16 4 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 808 (74.61%) Windows
2 576 (53.19%) Windows Server
3 300 (27.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 278 (25.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 140 (12.93%) Windows 10
6 127 (11.73%) Windows 7
7 91 (8.40%) Linux
8 65 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (3.32%) Windows 8
10 33 (3.05%) Mac OS X
11 28 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (2.03%) Windows XP
13 13 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.20%) Mac OS
14 12 (1.11%) Android
15 10 (0.92%) Unix
16 7 (0.65%) CentOS
17 6 (0.55%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (23.08%) ITIL
2 108 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
3 72 (6.65%) Service Delivery
4 70 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 60 (5.54%) Migration
6 57 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 55 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 54 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
9 52 (4.80%) Service Management
10 43 (3.97%) Mentoring
10 43 (3.97%) Project Management
11 42 (3.88%) ITIL V3
12 36 (3.32%) Change Management
13 33 (3.05%) Cybersecurity
14 32 (2.95%) Time Management
15 28 (2.59%) ITSM
16 27 (2.49%) E-Commerce
17 26 (2.40%) Mobile Device Management
17 26 (2.40%) Proactive Management
18 25 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 162 (14.96%) PowerShell
2 114 (10.53%) SQL
3 25 (2.31%) VBScript
4 8 (0.74%) Bash Shell
5 7 (0.65%) Python
6 6 (0.55%) C#
6 6 (0.55%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.46%) C
7 5 (0.46%) Java
7 5 (0.46%) Perl
8 4 (0.37%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.28%) C++
9 3 (0.28%) VB
10 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 216 (19.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (14.96%) MCSE
3 149 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (11.54%) CCNA
5 92 (8.49%) Security Cleared
6 80 (7.39%) MCSA
7 62 (5.72%) MCITP
8 58 (5.36%) SC Cleared
9 57 (5.26%) CCNP
10 52 (4.80%) MCP
11 48 (4.43%) Degree
12 47 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 34 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 34 (3.14%) MCTS
14 28 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
15 22 (2.03%) DBS Check
16 21 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (1.66%) CCA
18 15 (1.39%) NCDA
19 12 (1.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (9.79%) SLA
2 19 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.29%) PMO
4 9 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.55%) GDPR
6 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.37%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.092%) GCP
10 1 (0.092%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 653 (60.30%) Active Directory
2 342 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 325 (30.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (8.96%) XenApp
5 95 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
6 82 (7.57%) vSphere
7 65 (6.00%) XenDesktop
8 38 (3.51%) Terminal Services
9 25 (2.31%) XenServer
10 24 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 18 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (1.02%) DFS Replication
13 10 (0.92%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.37%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.37%) Shibboleth
15 3 (0.28%) Docker
15 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.28%) pfSense
15 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 202 (18.65%) SCCM
2 49 (4.52%) WSUS
3 46 (4.25%) Backup Exec
4 29 (2.68%) SCOM
5 22 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 21 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 20 (1.85%) vCenter Server
8 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (1.02%) FortiGate
9 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (1.02%) Nagios
10 8 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.74%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.65%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (0.65%) NetApp OnCommand
12 6 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 641 (59.19%) VMware
2 612 (56.51%) Microsoft
3 292 (26.96%) Cisco
4 233 (21.51%) Citrix
5 113 (10.43%) HP
6 67 (6.19%) Dell
7 65 (6.00%) Veeam
8 54 (4.99%) NetApp
9 53 (4.89%) McAfee
10 51 (4.71%) Apple
11 48 (4.43%) Juniper
12 43 (3.97%) Symantec
13 39 (3.60%) Palo Alto
14 37 (3.42%) EMC
15 34 (3.14%) CheckPoint
16 33 (3.05%) SolarWinds
17 32 (2.95%) Red Hat
18 27 (2.49%) F5
19 26 (2.40%) Ivanti
20 25 (2.31%) WatchGuard