Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 389 414
Rank change year-on-year -43 +25 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1222 1483 1650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.78% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1101 1327 1519
UK median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -2.60% +6.94%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,650 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -38 1200 £40,000 +6.67% 56
UK excluding London -17 869 £37,500 +7.14% 45
London -35 349 £42,500 +6.25% 12
South East -29 268 £37,500 -1.32% 18
North of England +33 216 £36,000 +2.86% 12
East of England +43 146 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Midlands -29 127 £37,500 +10.29% 5
North West +30 115 £37,500 +15.38% 8
South West -19 101 £34,000 +1.49% 6
Yorkshire +30 97 £36,000 +2.86% 4
West Midlands -1 76 £37,500 +15.38% 2
East Midlands -17 51 £40,000 +15.11% 3
Wales +15 12 £32,250 +17.27%
North East +9 4 £33,250 -5.00%
Scotland -7 4 £50,000 +42.86% 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 3rd Line Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 927 (75.86%) Windows
2 742 (60.72%) Active Directory
3 736 (60.23%) VMware
4 684 (55.97%) Windows Server
5 677 (55.40%) Microsoft
6 459 (37.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 446 (36.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 443 (36.25%) MS Exchange
9 426 (34.86%) Cisco
10 404 (33.06%) Office 365
11 392 (32.08%) Firewall
12 380 (31.10%) Hyper-V
13 378 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 327 (26.76%) SAN
15 317 (25.94%) DNS
16 315 (25.78%) Citrix
17 291 (23.81%) ITIL
18 282 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
19 275 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
20 235 (19.23%) WAN
21 230 (18.82%) LAN
22 229 (18.74%) DHCP
23 225 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
24 212 (17.35%) Windows 7
25 207 (16.94%) MCSE
26 204 (16.69%) CCNA
27 196 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2010
28 192 (15.71%) Linux
29 173 (14.16%) HP
29 173 (14.16%) VPN

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
1 443 (36.25%) MS Exchange
2 196 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 131 (10.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 97 (7.94%) Skype for Business
5 84 (6.87%) IIS
5 84 (6.87%) SharePoint
6 69 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (2.62%) Apache
8 29 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.06%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.74%) nginx
13 8 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.57%) SAS
15 5 (0.41%) JBoss
16 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
17 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.16%) IBM Notes
17 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 163 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Workfront
3 2 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.082%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 404 (33.06%) Office 365
2 225 (18.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (2.45%) PaaS
5 29 (2.37%) IaaS
6 27 (2.21%) Mimecast
7 22 (1.80%) SaaS
8 14 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.74%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.65%) OpenDNS
12 7 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.082%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.082%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.082%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 392 (32.08%) Firewall
2 327 (26.76%) SAN
3 317 (25.94%) DNS
4 235 (19.23%) WAN
5 230 (18.82%) LAN
6 229 (18.74%) DHCP
7 173 (14.16%) VPN
8 170 (13.91%) TCP/IP
9 119 (9.74%) VLAN
10 118 (9.66%) VoIP
11 84 (6.87%) MPLS
12 72 (5.89%) Skype
13 65 (5.32%) Internet
14 60 (4.91%) Cisco ASA
15 59 (4.83%) Wireless
16 56 (4.58%) NAS
17 50 (4.09%) Remote Desktop
18 44 (3.60%) iSCSI
19 40 (3.27%) BGP
20 39 (3.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (1.47%) MySQL
5 14 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.16%) InterBase
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.082%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.082%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.082%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.082%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.082%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.41%) MSI
2 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.25%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.25%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.082%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.082%) GitLab
5 1 (0.082%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.082%) Subversion
General
1 97 (7.94%) Finance
2 34 (2.78%) Banking
3 29 (2.37%) Retail
3 29 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 24 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.47%) Games
6 11 (0.90%) Advertising
6 11 (0.90%) Back Office
7 10 (0.82%) Law
8 8 (0.65%) Legal
9 6 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.49%) Marketing
10 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.25%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.16%) Automotive
11 2 (0.16%) Electronics
11 2 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.082%) German Language
12 1 (0.082%) Local Government
12 1 (0.082%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.03%) Web Services
2 16 (1.31%) .NET
3 9 (0.74%) LAMP
4 8 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.49%) Flash
5 6 (0.49%) Software Packaging
6 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.41%) WAP
7 4 (0.33%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.33%) HTML
8 3 (0.25%) ADSI
8 3 (0.25%) COM
8 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.25%) WSH
8 3 (0.25%) XML
9 2 (0.16%) J2EE
9 2 (0.16%) WebRTC
9 2 (0.16%) XMPP
9 2 (0.16%) XSLT
10 1 (0.082%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 125 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.24%) Clustering
3 51 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 46 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.21%) Replication
6 16 (1.31%) PDA
7 15 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 12 (0.98%) Fat Client
9 12 (0.98%) iPad
9 12 (0.98%) Thin Client
10 11 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 10 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 10 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (0.82%) PKI
12 9 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.65%) BYOD
13 8 (0.65%) Computer Science
13 8 (0.65%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 927 (75.86%) Windows
2 684 (55.97%) Windows Server
3 446 (36.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 378 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 212 (17.35%) Windows 7
6 192 (15.71%) Linux
7 155 (12.68%) Windows 10
8 101 (8.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 65 (5.32%) Windows 8
10 64 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (2.95%) Mac OS X
11 36 (2.95%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.62%) Unix
13 16 (1.31%) CentOS
14 10 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (0.74%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.65%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.65%) VMS
17 7 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (23.81%) ITIL
2 90 (7.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 62 (5.07%) Mentoring
4 57 (4.66%) Problem Management
5 55 (4.50%) Migration
6 52 (4.26%) Change Management
6 52 (4.26%) Service Delivery
7 50 (4.09%) Project Management
7 50 (4.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 46 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
8 46 (3.76%) Patch Management
9 43 (3.52%) Coaching
10 41 (3.36%) Load Balancing
11 40 (3.27%) ITIL V3
12 37 (3.03%) Service Management
13 30 (2.45%) Network Design
14 29 (2.37%) Network Management
14 29 (2.37%) Server Virtualisation
14 29 (2.37%) Virtual Environments
15 27 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 165 (13.50%) SQL
2 156 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 21 (1.72%) VBScript
4 15 (1.23%) Java
5 14 (1.15%) C
6 10 (0.82%) C#
7 8 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.57%) C++
9 6 (0.49%) AWK
9 6 (0.49%) sed
10 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.33%) Perl
12 3 (0.25%) Python
12 3 (0.25%) VB
13 2 (0.16%) Ruby
13 2 (0.16%) VBA
13 2 (0.16%) XPath
14 1 (0.082%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 282 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 275 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
3 207 (16.94%) MCSE
4 204 (16.69%) CCNA
5 116 (9.49%) CCNP
5 116 (9.49%) MCSA
6 102 (8.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 65 (5.32%) MCP
8 58 (4.75%) MCITP
9 41 (3.36%) Degree
10 38 (3.11%) JNCIP
11 36 (2.95%) Citrix Certification
12 34 (2.78%) Security Cleared
13 32 (2.62%) RHCE
14 29 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (1.64%) SC Cleared
16 19 (1.55%) CCIE
17 18 (1.47%) CCA
17 18 (1.47%) MCTS
18 12 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (7.53%) SLA
2 12 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.57%) QA
4 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.25%) GDPR
5 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.082%) PMO
System Software
1 742 (60.72%) Active Directory
2 459 (37.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 380 (31.10%) Hyper-V
4 135 (11.05%) XenApp
5 119 (9.74%) vSphere
6 109 (8.92%) VMware ESXi
7 69 (5.65%) XenDesktop
8 54 (4.42%) Terminal Services
9 37 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
10 26 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (1.23%) VMware Server
12 14 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.65%) NFS
14 8 (0.65%) OpenSIPS
14 8 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.49%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.49%) Postfix
16 5 (0.41%) iptables
Systems Management
1 165 (13.50%) SCCM
2 108 (8.84%) Backup Exec
3 79 (6.46%) WSUS
4 60 (4.91%) SCOM
5 28 (2.29%) FortiGate
6 23 (1.88%) vCenter Server
7 22 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 19 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 19 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.98%) Nagios
10 12 (0.98%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 10 (0.82%) Puppet
13 9 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.57%) SCDPM
15 7 (0.57%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 736 (60.23%) VMware
2 677 (55.40%) Microsoft
3 426 (34.86%) Cisco
4 315 (25.78%) Citrix
5 173 (14.16%) HP
6 116 (9.49%) Veeam
7 86 (7.04%) NetApp
8 74 (6.06%) Dell
9 72 (5.89%) Juniper
10 56 (4.58%) Symantec
11 52 (4.26%) Red Hat
12 51 (4.17%) SonicWALL
13 50 (4.09%) F5
14 48 (3.93%) Palo Alto
15 42 (3.44%) CheckPoint
16 34 (2.78%) Apple
17 33 (2.70%) Avaya
18 32 (2.62%) Meraki
19 30 (2.45%) McAfee
19 30 (2.45%) SolarWinds