Period
to 16 April 2021

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 419 430 490
Rank change year-on-year +11 +60 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 536 742 886
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.70% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 466 678 822
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,000 £30,275
25th Percentile £33,750 £34,563 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
75th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £45,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +4.67%

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 78,200 106,708 142,739
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.12% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,472 86,663 115,006
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,880 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 +34 520 £40,000 - 70
UK excluding London +26 402 £40,000 - 58
South East +65 137 £40,000 - 16
London +29 122 £45,000 - 12
North of England +4 94 £40,000 +3.90% 14
Work from Home -63 86 £41,500 +10.67% 7
Midlands +53 74 £37,500 -6.25% 9
North West +13 59 £45,000 +16.88% 7
South West -6 53 £40,000 +6.67% 8
West Midlands +22 40 £35,000 -17.65% 5
East of England +31 39 £42,750 -1.72% 11
East Midlands +16 33 £39,810 -0.48% 4
Yorkshire -7 28 £35,000 -9.09% 6
North East +13 7 £29,000 -24.68% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Wales +6 2 £28,500 -24.00%

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 353 (65.86%) Windows
2 324 (60.45%) Microsoft
3 302 (56.34%) VMware
4 298 (55.60%) Active Directory
5 272 (50.75%) Microsoft 365
6 255 (47.57%) Azure
7 232 (43.28%) Windows Server
8 195 (36.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 186 (34.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 156 (29.10%) Firewall
11 138 (25.75%) DNS
12 133 (24.81%) Hyper-V
13 129 (24.07%) WAN
14 122 (22.76%) DHCP
15 120 (22.39%) MS Exchange
15 120 (22.39%) LAN
16 110 (20.52%) Cisco
17 99 (18.47%) Citrix
17 99 (18.47%) SAN
18 96 (17.91%) AWS
19 95 (17.72%) PowerShell
20 94 (17.54%) VLAN
21 89 (16.60%) SQL
22 80 (14.93%) SCCM
23 77 (14.37%) TCP/IP
24 74 (13.81%) ITIL
25 73 (13.62%) vSphere
26 70 (13.06%) Linux
27 68 (12.69%) VPN
28 61 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 120 (22.39%) MS Exchange
2 47 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 31 (5.78%) IIS
4 26 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.43%) Apache
5 13 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.05%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.37%) Confluence
8 2 (0.37%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 272 (50.75%) Microsoft 365
2 255 (47.57%) Azure
3 96 (17.91%) AWS
4 28 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (3.73%) Mimecast
6 17 (3.17%) IaaS
7 16 (2.99%) OneDrive
7 16 (2.99%) SaaS
8 11 (2.05%) PaaS
9 8 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.75%) GCP
11 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.56%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 156 (29.10%) Firewall
2 138 (25.75%) DNS
3 129 (24.07%) WAN
4 122 (22.76%) DHCP
5 120 (22.39%) LAN
6 99 (18.47%) SAN
7 94 (17.54%) VLAN
8 77 (14.37%) TCP/IP
9 68 (12.69%) VPN
10 31 (5.78%) Wireless
11 29 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (5.04%) iSCSI
13 26 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
15 23 (4.29%) WLAN
16 22 (4.10%) NAS
17 18 (3.36%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (3.17%) MPLS
19 16 (2.99%) BGP
19 16 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.19%) Big Data
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) Redis
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (2.43%) Bitbucket
2 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.56%) JIRA
2 3 (0.56%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) MSI
4 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 38 (7.09%) Law
2 28 (5.22%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.85%) Finance
4 14 (2.61%) Legal
5 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.68%) Banking
6 9 (1.68%) Military
7 5 (0.93%) Advertising
8 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.56%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.05%) Web Services
2 10 (1.87%) Spring
3 9 (1.68%) .NET
3 9 (1.68%) COM
4 6 (1.12%) HTML
5 4 (0.75%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.75%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.56%) WSH
7 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.37%) Velocity
8 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.19%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.19%) jQuery
8 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.19%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.19%) React
8 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.34%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.10%) Clustering
3 21 (3.92%) Replication
4 17 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.31%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.31%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.75%) iPhone
10 4 (0.75%) PKI
11 3 (0.56%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.56%) PDA
11 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.37%) NHS
12 2 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 353 (65.86%) Windows
2 232 (43.28%) Windows Server
3 70 (13.06%) Linux
4 61 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (11.01%) Windows 10
6 39 (7.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (6.72%) Windows Server 2019
8 33 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (5.97%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.49%) Android
10 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.19%) Debian
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.19%) VMS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (36.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 74 (13.81%) ITIL
3 43 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (6.53%) Project Management
5 33 (6.16%) Migration
6 26 (4.85%) Mentoring
6 26 (4.85%) Service Delivery
6 26 (4.85%) Service Management
7 23 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (4.29%) Network Management
8 21 (3.92%) DevOps
8 21 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 20 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (3.73%) Proactive Monitoring
10 18 (3.36%) Change Management
10 18 (3.36%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (3.17%) ITIL V3
11 17 (3.17%) Software Engineering
12 16 (2.99%) Problem Management
13 15 (2.80%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 95 (17.72%) PowerShell
2 89 (16.60%) SQL
3 18 (3.36%) Java
4 13 (2.43%) Groovy
5 10 (1.87%) C#
6 5 (0.93%) Python
7 4 (0.75%) Ruby
7 4 (0.75%) VB
7 4 (0.75%) VBScript
8 2 (0.37%) C
8 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (9.89%) CCNA
3 49 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (8.96%) Security Cleared
5 33 (6.16%) SC Cleared
6 27 (5.04%) MCSE
6 27 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (4.10%) CCNP
8 17 (3.17%) MCITP
9 14 (2.61%) MCSA
10 13 (2.43%) Degree
11 11 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (2.05%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.68%) NCDA
12 9 (1.68%) NCIE
13 7 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.75%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.75%) MCP
15 3 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.37%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.60%) SLA
2 3 (0.56%) PMO
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 298 (55.60%) Active Directory
2 186 (34.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (24.81%) Hyper-V
4 73 (13.62%) vSphere
5 40 (7.46%) XenDesktop
6 34 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (5.97%) XenApp
8 21 (3.92%) Docker
9 19 (3.54%) Terminal Server
10 17 (3.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (2.43%) RHEV
13 10 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (1.49%) VMware NSX
16 7 (1.31%) DFS Replication
17 5 (0.93%) Firmware
18 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
18 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
19 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 80 (14.93%) SCCM
2 32 (5.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (4.10%) Kubernetes
4 15 (2.80%) SCOM
4 15 (2.80%) vCenter Server
5 13 (2.43%) Terraform
6 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (1.68%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.31%) Nessus
8 6 (1.12%) Nagios
9 5 (0.93%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.93%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.93%) SCSM
10 4 (0.75%) Ansible
10 4 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.56%) Packer
11 3 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 324 (60.45%) Microsoft
2 302 (56.34%) VMware
3 110 (20.52%) Cisco
4 99 (18.47%) Citrix
5 46 (8.58%) Veeam
6 39 (7.28%) Meraki
7 37 (6.90%) HP
8 24 (4.48%) NetApp
9 23 (4.29%) SonicWALL
10 17 (3.17%) Nimble Storage
11 16 (2.99%) Symantec
12 10 (1.87%) Dell
12 10 (1.87%) EMC
12 10 (1.87%) iManage
12 10 (1.87%) Juniper
13 9 (1.68%) Google
13 9 (1.68%) McAfee
13 9 (1.68%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.49%) F5
14 8 (1.49%) WatchGuard