Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 436 394 393
Rank change year-on-year -42 -1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1,160 1,307 1,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.75% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.78% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,061 1,173 1,659
UK median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +1.35%

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 168,954 167,321 203,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,376 139,001 170,390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -36 1,145 £40,000 +6.67% 153
UK excluding London -28 803 £37,500 +1.35% 117
London -28 355 £45,000 +9.76% 42
South East -43 266 £38,500 -3.75% 32
North of England +34 194 £34,000 +1.49% 36
Midlands -29 124 £36,000 +2.86% 15
North West +58 120 £34,000 +6.25% 18
East of England +3 118 £40,000 -3.61% 11
South West -10 92 £36,000 +10.77% 17
East Midlands +10 66 £36,792 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire -6 59 £35,000 -2.78% 16
West Midlands -38 58 £35,750 +2.14% 7
North East -17 16 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Scotland -38 5 £33,750 -10.00% 3
Wales -1 4 £32,000 -8.57% 3

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 861 (74.22%) Windows
2 709 (61.12%) Active Directory
3 674 (58.10%) VMware
4 644 (55.52%) Microsoft
5 640 (55.17%) Windows Server
6 419 (36.12%) Office 365
7 413 (35.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 389 (33.53%) Hyper-V
9 380 (32.76%) Firewall
10 379 (32.67%) Cisco
11 378 (32.59%) MS Exchange
12 356 (30.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 330 (28.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 321 (27.67%) DNS
15 295 (25.43%) Citrix
16 260 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 252 (21.72%) SAN
18 247 (21.29%) ITIL
19 245 (21.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 239 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
20 239 (20.60%) DHCP
21 220 (18.97%) WAN
22 213 (18.36%) LAN
23 201 (17.33%) SQL Server
24 199 (17.16%) CCNA
25 183 (15.78%) Windows 7
26 181 (15.60%) TCP/IP
27 176 (15.17%) MCSE
28 170 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
29 167 (14.40%) SCCM

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
1 378 (32.59%) MS Exchange
2 161 (13.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 132 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 93 (8.02%) SharePoint
5 70 (6.03%) Skype for Business
6 60 (5.17%) IIS
7 56 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.90%) Apache
9 18 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.69%) SAS
13 6 (0.52%) nginx
14 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
16 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
17 1 (0.086%) MQSeries
17 1 (0.086%) Zimbra
Applications
1 170 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.086%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.086%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.086%) Shopify
2 1 (0.086%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 419 (36.12%) Office 365
2 245 (21.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (2.07%) Mimecast
6 11 (0.95%) IaaS
7 9 (0.78%) PaaS
8 8 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.52%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.26%) SaaS
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.086%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.086%) FinancialForce
13 1 (0.086%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.086%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 380 (32.76%) Firewall
2 321 (27.67%) DNS
3 252 (21.72%) SAN
4 239 (20.60%) DHCP
5 220 (18.97%) WAN
6 213 (18.36%) LAN
7 181 (15.60%) TCP/IP
8 101 (8.71%) VPN
9 100 (8.62%) VoIP
10 88 (7.59%) VLAN
11 66 (5.69%) Network Security
12 51 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
12 51 (4.40%) Wireless
13 47 (4.05%) MPLS
13 47 (4.05%) Skype
14 46 (3.97%) Internet
15 36 (3.10%) NAS
16 33 (2.84%) WLAN
17 32 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
17 32 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (2.50%) MySQL
4 25 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.86%) Big Data
7 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.17%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.086%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.086%) DB2
11 1 (0.086%) MySQL Workbench
11 1 (0.086%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.086%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.26%) Subversion
4 2 (0.17%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.17%) JIRA
4 2 (0.17%) MSI
4 2 (0.17%) PEAR
4 2 (0.17%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.17%) Trac
5 1 (0.086%) GitLab
5 1 (0.086%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.086%) WinDbg
General
1 94 (8.10%) Finance
2 47 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.93%) Banking
4 25 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.72%) Law
5 20 (1.72%) Marketing
6 18 (1.55%) Legal
7 17 (1.47%) Retail
8 12 (1.03%) French Language
9 11 (0.95%) Electronics
10 10 (0.86%) Advertising
11 5 (0.43%) Back Office
11 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.43%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.34%) German Language
13 3 (0.26%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.26%) Publishing
14 2 (0.17%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.19%) Web Services
2 18 (1.55%) LDAP
3 11 (0.95%) .NET
4 9 (0.78%) Software Packaging
4 9 (0.78%) WAP
5 7 (0.60%) Flash
6 6 (0.52%) HTML
7 5 (0.43%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.34%) CSS
8 4 (0.34%) LAMP
9 3 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.26%) WSH
9 3 (0.26%) XML
10 2 (0.17%) Ajax
10 2 (0.17%) Java EE
10 2 (0.17%) jQuery
10 2 (0.17%) JSON
10 2 (0.17%) Spring
10 2 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 62 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.66%) Clustering
4 50 (4.31%) Driving Licence
5 33 (2.84%) Replication
6 19 (1.64%) PDA
7 17 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
8 16 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.95%) PKI
13 10 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.86%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.60%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.60%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.60%) User Experience
15 6 (0.52%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 861 (74.22%) Windows
2 640 (55.17%) Windows Server
3 413 (35.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 330 (28.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 183 (15.78%) Windows 7
6 146 (12.59%) Linux
7 141 (12.16%) Windows 10
8 80 (6.90%) Windows 8
9 57 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (2.16%) Mac OS X
12 19 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 17 (1.47%) Unix
14 14 (1.21%) CentOS
14 14 (1.21%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.78%) SUSE
17 8 (0.69%) Android
18 6 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (21.29%) ITIL
2 79 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 62 (5.34%) Project Management
4 58 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 51 (4.40%) Problem Management
6 47 (4.05%) Migration
6 47 (4.05%) Service Management
7 45 (3.88%) Mentoring
8 44 (3.79%) ITIL V3
9 35 (3.02%) Patch Management
10 32 (2.76%) Time Management
11 31 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 30 (2.59%) Incident Management
12 30 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
13 29 (2.50%) ITSM
14 28 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
15 26 (2.24%) Change Management
16 25 (2.16%) Proactive Monitoring
17 24 (2.07%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 143 (12.33%) PowerShell
2 140 (12.07%) SQL
3 25 (2.16%) VBScript
4 18 (1.55%) C#
5 15 (1.29%) Java
6 14 (1.21%) Python
7 13 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.86%) PL/SQL
8 10 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.60%) C
10 6 (0.52%) Perl
11 4 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.34%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.26%) PHP
13 2 (0.17%) Ruby
14 1 (0.086%) AWK
14 1 (0.086%) C++
14 1 (0.086%) sed
14 1 (0.086%) VB
14 1 (0.086%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 260 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 239 (20.60%) Cisco Certification
3 199 (17.16%) CCNA
4 176 (15.17%) MCSE
5 103 (8.88%) MCSA
6 101 (8.71%) CCNP
7 81 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 63 (5.43%) Degree
9 56 (4.83%) Security Cleared
10 53 (4.57%) MCP
11 51 (4.40%) MCITP
12 49 (4.22%) Citrix Certification
13 37 (3.19%) RHCE
14 34 (2.93%) CCA
15 32 (2.76%) SC Cleared
16 28 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (1.98%) CCIE
18 19 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 18 (1.55%) MCTS
20 11 (0.95%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (8.79%) SLA
2 9 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.43%) GDPR
3 5 (0.43%) QA
4 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.086%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.086%) PMO
5 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 709 (61.12%) Active Directory
2 389 (33.53%) Hyper-V
3 356 (30.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (8.36%) XenApp
5 90 (7.76%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (6.90%) vSphere
7 68 (5.86%) XenDesktop
8 38 (3.28%) Terminal Services
9 21 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (1.12%) DFS Replication
13 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.86%) XenServer
15 7 (0.60%) FreeRADIUS
16 6 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.52%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.43%) vCloud
17 5 (0.43%) Xen
18 3 (0.26%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 167 (14.40%) SCCM
2 66 (5.69%) Backup Exec
3 52 (4.48%) WSUS
4 36 (3.10%) SCOM
5 22 (1.90%) vCenter Server
6 19 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 13 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 13 (1.12%) FortiGate
7 13 (1.12%) NetBackup
8 11 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.78%) Puppet
9 9 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.69%) Nagios
10 8 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 674 (58.10%) VMware
2 644 (55.52%) Microsoft
3 379 (32.67%) Cisco
4 295 (25.43%) Citrix
5 137 (11.81%) HP
6 95 (8.19%) Veeam
7 84 (7.24%) NetApp
8 65 (5.60%) Dell
9 63 (5.43%) Juniper
10 55 (4.74%) Red Hat
11 48 (4.14%) Symantec
12 43 (3.71%) CheckPoint
13 36 (3.10%) Sophos
14 32 (2.76%) F5
15 28 (2.41%) McAfee
15 28 (2.41%) SonicWALL
15 28 (2.41%) Veritas
16 27 (2.33%) Palo Alto
17 26 (2.24%) Meraki
18 25 (2.16%) SolarWinds