Period
to 19 October 2020

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2020.

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
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 381 386 474
Rank change year-on-year +5 +88 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 355 1,075 1,008
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.79% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.82% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 344 1,016 941
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £51,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 45,946 130,311 158,068
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.65% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,952 103,899 127,365
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 19 October 2020.

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 19 October 2020. 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 +14 346 £42,500 +6.25% 44
UK excluding London +15 256 £40,000 - 36
South East +134 96 £43,750 +15.13% 4
London +131 90 £50,000 +7.53% 9
North of England -12 69 £38,500 -3.75% 12
South West +77 47 £38,500 - 4
Work from Home +62 44 £42,500 +14.86% 6
Yorkshire -9 28 £40,000 - 3
Midlands +50 26 £38,250 +2.00% 11
North West +33 25 £36,000 -4.00% 2
West Midlands +88 23 £38,250 +7.75% 10
North East +36 16 £42,500 +21.43% 7
East of England +61 10 £42,500 +4.94% 4
Scotland +91 6 - -
Wales +33 4 £38,500 +4.05% 1
East Midlands +20 3 £34,000 -9.33% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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.

1 246 (69.30%) Windows
2 213 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 203 (57.18%) VMware
4 185 (52.11%) Active Directory
4 185 (52.11%) Windows Server
5 168 (47.32%) Azure
6 167 (47.04%) Office 365
7 135 (38.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 110 (30.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 105 (29.58%) Cisco
10 94 (26.48%) Citrix
11 93 (26.20%) Hyper-V
12 90 (25.35%) DNS
13 83 (23.38%) ITIL
14 81 (22.82%) DHCP
15 78 (21.97%) PowerShell
16 76 (21.41%) Firewall
17 65 (18.31%) MS Exchange
17 65 (18.31%) SQL
18 64 (18.03%) Windows Server 2016
19 63 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
20 53 (14.93%) WAN
21 51 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
22 50 (14.08%) AWS
23 46 (12.96%) Data Centre
24 44 (12.39%) Linux
24 44 (12.39%) SCCM
25 42 (11.83%) SQL Server
26 41 (11.55%) Windows 10
27 39 (10.99%) Veeam

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 65 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.70%) IIS
3 34 (9.58%) SharePoint
4 29 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.66%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.13%) CMS
8 3 (0.85%) CloudStack
8 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (9.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 168 (47.32%) Azure
2 167 (47.04%) Office 365
3 50 (14.08%) AWS
4 28 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (6.76%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (4.79%) IaaS
7 8 (2.25%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.97%) GCP
8 7 (1.97%) Logic Apps
8 7 (1.97%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.97%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.41%) PaaS
9 5 (1.41%) SaaS
10 4 (1.13%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.56%) G Suite
12 1 (0.28%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 90 (25.35%) DNS
2 81 (22.82%) DHCP
3 76 (21.41%) Firewall
4 53 (14.93%) WAN
5 38 (10.70%) TCP/IP
6 37 (10.42%) LAN
7 33 (9.30%) SAN
8 32 (9.01%) Remote Desktop
9 25 (7.04%) VPN
10 23 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (6.20%) VoIP
12 17 (4.79%) NetScaler
13 16 (4.51%) VLAN
14 14 (3.94%) Unified Communications
15 13 (3.66%) BGP
16 11 (3.10%) Network Security
16 11 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (2.82%) Broadband
18 9 (2.54%) MPLS
19 8 (2.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.41%) MySQL
5 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.85%) Power BI
5 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.56%) Big Data
6 2 (0.56%) Informix
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 23 (6.48%) Finance
2 13 (3.66%) Law
3 11 (3.10%) Military
3 11 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.82%) Banking
5 7 (1.97%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.69%) Retail
7 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.20%) .NET
2 7 (1.97%) Web Services
3 5 (1.41%) X-Windows
4 4 (1.13%) XMPP
5 3 (0.85%) LAMP
6 2 (0.56%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.56%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.94%) PKI
4 12 (3.38%) Clustering
5 11 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.54%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.54%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.25%) Replication
8 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.69%) NHS
9 5 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.13%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.13%) iPhone
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.85%) iSeries
12 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.56%) Life Science
12 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 246 (69.30%) Windows
2 185 (52.11%) Windows Server
3 64 (18.03%) Windows Server 2016
4 63 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (12.39%) Linux
6 41 (11.55%) Windows 10
7 39 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (10.99%) Windows Server 2019
8 36 (10.14%) Windows 7
9 22 (6.20%) Windows 8
10 13 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.97%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.69%) VMS
12 6 (1.69%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.41%) Android
14 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.85%) SUSE
15 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (30.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 83 (23.38%) ITIL
3 35 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (8.17%) Project Delivery
5 27 (7.61%) Migration
6 24 (6.76%) Service Delivery
7 23 (6.48%) Service Management
8 21 (5.92%) Incident Management
9 18 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (4.79%) Change Management
10 17 (4.79%) DevOps
11 16 (4.51%) Problem Management
12 14 (3.94%) Mentoring
13 13 (3.66%) Project Management
14 12 (3.38%) ITSM
14 12 (3.38%) Task Automation
15 11 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (3.10%) Network Monitoring
16 10 (2.82%) Collaborative Working
17 9 (2.54%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 78 (21.97%) PowerShell
2 65 (18.31%) SQL
3 21 (5.92%) C#
4 9 (2.54%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.25%) C
6 7 (1.97%) Python
7 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.85%) VBScript
9 2 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (14.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (10.99%) MCSE
2 39 (10.99%) Security Cleared
3 31 (8.73%) CCNA
3 31 (8.73%) MCSA
4 29 (8.17%) SC Cleared
5 27 (7.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (5.35%) CCNP
7 14 (3.94%) Degree
8 10 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.54%) MCP
10 8 (2.25%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.41%) CCIE
11 5 (1.41%) MCT
12 4 (1.13%) NCDA
13 3 (0.85%) CCDP
13 3 (0.85%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.85%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.45%) SLA
2 5 (1.41%) QA
3 4 (1.13%) GDPR
4 3 (0.85%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 185 (52.11%) Active Directory
2 135 (38.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (26.20%) Hyper-V
4 36 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (9.01%) vSphere
6 22 (6.20%) XenApp
7 10 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (2.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 8 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (2.25%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.97%) KVM
11 5 (1.41%) Firmware
12 4 (1.13%) Docker
12 4 (1.13%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.85%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.56%) NFS
14 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (12.39%) SCCM
2 28 (7.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (7.32%) Backup Exec
4 19 (5.35%) SCOM
5 11 (3.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.69%) SCSM
8 5 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.13%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (1.13%) Puppet
10 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.85%) Rsyslog
11 2 (0.56%) Ansible
11 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.56%) Nagios
11 2 (0.56%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.56%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 213 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 203 (57.18%) VMware
3 105 (29.58%) Cisco
4 94 (26.48%) Citrix
5 39 (10.99%) Veeam
6 27 (7.61%) Dell
7 24 (6.76%) NetApp
8 22 (6.20%) HP
9 16 (4.51%) SolarWinds
9 16 (4.51%) Sophos
10 15 (4.23%) Juniper
11 13 (3.66%) Asigra
12 10 (2.82%) IBM
13 9 (2.54%) Fortinet
13 9 (2.54%) Google
14 8 (2.25%) SonicWALL
15 6 (1.69%) BeyondTrust
15 6 (1.69%) Red Hat
16 5 (1.41%) Palo Alto
16 5 (1.41%) Zerto