The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 410 395
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 579 725 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.74% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.76% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 528 644 743
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 566 £38,500 +2.66% 60
London -1 176 £42,500 +8.97% 16
South East -28 128 £37,500 -1.31% 13
East of England +18 72 £41,250 +10.00% 4
North West -30 54 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Hertfordshire +31 52 £43,750 +16.66% 1
Yorkshire +5 44 £33,000 -7.04% 4
West Midlands +17 41 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Berkshire +13 35 £40,000 -5.88% 3
South West -7 35 £33,500 +3.07% 5
West Yorkshire +11 30 £33,500 -4.28% 4
Watford +8 25 £45,000 -
Reading +26 24 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Cheshire -9 24 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Birmingham +18 22 £37,500 +15.38%
Oxfordshire +17 22 £35,000 - 4
City of London +24 21 £43,000 +1.17% 2
Manchester -40 21 £33,250 +2.30% 2
East Midlands +14 20 £32,500 -8.45% 2
Hampshire +1 20 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Wiltshire +1 18 £35,000 +8.52%
Kent +21 17 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Basingstoke +17 16 £42,500 +30.76%
Leeds +2 15 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Surrey +3 13 £39,500 -1.25% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 12 £27,500 +5.76%
Nottingham +11 12 £27,500 +5.76%
Warrington - 12 £42,000 - 6
Bradford +6 11 £28,500 -5.00% 3
Witney - 11 £32,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 884 (77.00%) Windows
2 710 (61.85%) Active Directory
3 678 (59.06%) VMware
4 652 (56.79%) Windows Server
5 597 (52.00%) Microsoft
6 444 (38.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 416 (36.24%) MS Exchange
8 403 (35.10%) VMware Infrastructure
9 396 (34.49%) Cisco
10 384 (33.45%) Firewall
11 362 (31.53%) Hyper-V
12 358 (31.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 340 (29.62%) Office 365
14 296 (25.78%) DNS
15 293 (25.52%) Citrix
16 273 (23.78%) ITIL
17 253 (22.04%) Microsoft Certification
18 251 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
19 236 (20.56%) SAN
20 227 (19.77%) WAN
21 216 (18.82%) LAN
22 205 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
23 192 (16.72%) DHCP
24 190 (16.55%) MCSE
25 184 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
26 181 (15.77%) Linux
27 180 (15.68%) CCNA
28 176 (15.33%) VPN
28 176 (15.33%) Windows 7
29 168 (14.63%) SQL Server

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
1 416 (36.24%) MS Exchange
2 205 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 147 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 88 (7.67%) Skype for Business
5 78 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 68 (5.92%) SharePoint
7 65 (5.66%) IIS
8 60 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (1.66%) Apache
10 14 (1.22%) SAS
10 14 (1.22%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.52%) CMS
14 5 (0.44%) Confluence
14 5 (0.44%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.35%) Site Server
16 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
17 2 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 163 (14.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.26%) Workfront
3 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 340 (29.62%) Office 365
2 184 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.31%) IaaS
5 30 (2.61%) PaaS
6 22 (1.92%) SaaS
7 14 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.13%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.78%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.61%) OpenDNS
12 6 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
16 1 (0.087%) G Suite
16 1 (0.087%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 384 (33.45%) Firewall
2 296 (25.78%) DNS
3 236 (20.56%) SAN
4 227 (19.77%) WAN
5 216 (18.82%) LAN
6 192 (16.72%) DHCP
7 176 (15.33%) VPN
8 154 (13.41%) TCP/IP
9 129 (11.24%) VoIP
10 121 (10.54%) VLAN
11 100 (8.71%) MPLS
12 85 (7.40%) Internet
13 83 (7.23%) Wireless
14 76 (6.62%) Skype
15 73 (6.36%) Cisco ASA
16 64 (5.57%) Network Security
17 52 (4.53%) Cisco Nexus
18 48 (4.18%) iSCSI
19 43 (3.75%) BGP
19 43 (3.75%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.74%) MySQL
4 15 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.26%) MS Access
8 3 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.087%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.087%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.78%) MSI
2 8 (0.70%) JIRA
3 7 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.087%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.087%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.087%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.087%) Maven
5 1 (0.087%) NuGet
5 1 (0.087%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.087%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 104 (9.06%) Finance
2 42 (3.66%) Retail
3 40 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.14%) Banking
5 20 (1.74%) Legal
5 20 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 11 (0.96%) Games
6 11 (0.96%) Law
7 6 (0.52%) Advertising
7 6 (0.52%) Back Office
8 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.35%) Automotive
10 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.26%) Local Government
11 2 (0.17%) Electronics
11 2 (0.17%) German Language
11 2 (0.17%) Marketing
11 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.087%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.09%) LAMP
2 23 (2.00%) Web Services
3 13 (1.13%) .NET
4 7 (0.61%) HTML
5 6 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.35%) COM
6 4 (0.35%) XML
6 4 (0.35%) XSLT
7 3 (0.26%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.17%) ADSI
8 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.17%) FreeSWITCH
8 2 (0.17%) WAP
9 1 (0.087%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.087%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.087%) J2EE
9 1 (0.087%) JSP
9 1 (0.087%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 127 (11.06%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.44%) Clustering
3 47 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (3.66%) Driving Licence
5 26 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 22 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 19 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 19 (1.66%) Thin Client
8 18 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.48%) PDA
9 17 (1.48%) Replication
10 14 (1.22%) iPhone
10 14 (1.22%) PKI
11 12 (1.05%) Computer Science
12 11 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.87%) iPad
14 9 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.78%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
16 7 (0.61%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 884 (77.00%) Windows
2 652 (56.79%) Windows Server
3 444 (38.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 358 (31.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 181 (15.77%) Linux
6 176 (15.33%) Windows 7
7 163 (14.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 118 (10.28%) Windows 10
9 59 (5.14%) Windows 8
10 45 (3.92%) Windows XP
11 32 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (2.26%) Unix
13 24 (2.09%) Mac OS
14 21 (1.83%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.48%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.22%) CentOS
17 13 (1.13%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.70%) Android
18 8 (0.70%) Debian
19 7 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (23.78%) ITIL
2 88 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 74 (6.45%) Migration
4 65 (5.66%) Mentoring
5 54 (4.70%) Service Delivery
6 53 (4.62%) Change Management
7 51 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 45 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 42 (3.66%) Problem Management
10 36 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
11 34 (2.96%) Incident Management
12 33 (2.87%) Network Design
12 33 (2.87%) Server Building
12 33 (2.87%) Service Management
12 33 (2.87%) Time Management
13 32 (2.79%) Presales
14 31 (2.70%) High Availability
15 29 (2.53%) Patch Management
16 28 (2.44%) Project Management
17 27 (2.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 163 (14.20%) SQL
2 132 (11.50%) PowerShell
3 22 (1.92%) VBScript
4 19 (1.66%) PHP
5 16 (1.39%) C
6 14 (1.22%) Perl
6 14 (1.22%) VB
7 13 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 11 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.78%) Java
9 9 (0.78%) VBA
10 7 (0.61%) C#
10 7 (0.61%) Python
11 5 (0.44%) C++
12 4 (0.35%) AWK
12 4 (0.35%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.35%) sed
12 4 (0.35%) XPath
13 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.087%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 253 (22.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 251 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
3 190 (16.55%) MCSE
4 180 (15.68%) CCNA
5 135 (11.76%) CCNP
6 109 (9.49%) MCSA
7 94 (8.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 65 (5.66%) MCP
9 63 (5.49%) MCITP
10 42 (3.66%) Security Cleared
11 37 (3.22%) Citrix Certification
12 31 (2.70%) Degree
13 30 (2.61%) CCIE
14 20 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.66%) SC Cleared
16 18 (1.57%) JNCIP
17 15 (1.31%) CCA
18 14 (1.22%) A+ Certification
18 14 (1.22%) CCSE
19 12 (1.05%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (11.85%) SLA
2 27 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.78%) QA
4 7 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.52%) GDPR
6 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.087%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 710 (61.85%) Active Directory
2 403 (35.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 362 (31.53%) Hyper-V
4 126 (10.98%) XenApp
5 116 (10.10%) vSphere
6 72 (6.27%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (5.40%) XenDesktop
8 45 (3.92%) Terminal Services
9 22 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
11 19 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (1.22%) vCloud
13 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (1.05%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.96%) NFS
15 11 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
17 5 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.44%) OpenSIPS
18 4 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 128 (11.15%) SCCM
2 88 (7.67%) Backup Exec
3 60 (5.23%) WSUS
4 38 (3.31%) SCOM
5 26 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 24 (2.09%) FortiGate
6 24 (2.09%) vCenter Server
7 16 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (1.31%) Puppet
9 14 (1.22%) NetBackup
10 12 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.96%) Nagios
11 11 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.78%) SmoothWall
13 7 (0.61%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 678 (59.06%) VMware
2 597 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 396 (34.49%) Cisco
4 293 (25.52%) Citrix
5 136 (11.85%) HP
6 112 (9.76%) Juniper
7 83 (7.23%) Veeam
8 76 (6.62%) CheckPoint
9 74 (6.45%) Dell
10 68 (5.92%) NetApp
11 62 (5.40%) SonicWALL
12 61 (5.31%) Palo Alto
13 55 (4.79%) F5
13 55 (4.79%) Symantec
14 43 (3.75%) Avaya
15 36 (3.14%) Apple
16 35 (3.05%) WatchGuard
17 34 (2.96%) McAfee
18 33 (2.87%) EMC
19 29 (2.53%) Sophos
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £60K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £43000.00 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £67000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Etech Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum + unbeatable benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago