Period
to 14 December 2017

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 391 412
Rank change year-on-year -49 +21 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1218 1451 1634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.78% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.81% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 1307 1533
UK median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,825 £28,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -5.26% +8.57%

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 172345 179092 208059
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.52% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 138617 149527 173540
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -42 1197 £40,000 +6.67% 73
UK excluding London -25 870 £37,500 +4.17% 47
London -45 345 £45,000 +12.50% 26
South East -16 288 £38,000 -5.00% 17
North of England +38 217 £35,000 +1.45% 12
Midlands -30 135 £36,792 +5.12% 6
North West +52 127 £34,750 +6.92% 9
East of England +35 115 £42,500 +2.41% 4
South West -34 101 £35,000 - 8
Yorkshire +12 75 £35,000 - 2
East Midlands -11 69 £37,500 +7.91% 5
West Midlands -41 66 £36,646 +5.46% 1
North East -5 16 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Wales +10 10 £34,000 +9.68%
Scotland -17 5 £50,000 +37.93%

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 906 (74.38%) Windows
2 737 (60.51%) Active Directory
3 708 (58.13%) VMware
4 684 (56.16%) Microsoft
5 681 (55.91%) Windows Server
6 454 (37.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 433 (35.55%) MS Exchange
8 429 (35.22%) Cisco
9 428 (35.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 424 (34.81%) Office 365
11 404 (33.17%) Firewall
12 390 (32.02%) Hyper-V
13 353 (28.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 342 (28.08%) DNS
15 324 (26.60%) SAN
16 309 (25.37%) Citrix
17 277 (22.74%) ITIL
18 270 (22.17%) Cisco Certification
19 261 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
20 257 (21.10%) DHCP
21 253 (20.77%) Microsoft Azure
22 235 (19.29%) WAN
23 229 (18.80%) Windows 7
24 228 (18.72%) LAN
25 208 (17.08%) CCNA
26 202 (16.58%) Linux
27 188 (15.44%) TCP/IP
28 187 (15.35%) SQL Server
29 183 (15.02%) Microsoft Office
30 180 (14.78%) MCSE

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
1 433 (35.55%) MS Exchange
2 176 (14.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 133 (10.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 91 (7.47%) Skype for Business
5 88 (7.22%) SharePoint
6 75 (6.16%) IIS
7 60 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (2.55%) Apache
9 23 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (0.90%) nginx
13 10 (0.82%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.33%) JBoss
16 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
16 2 (0.16%) CMS
16 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.16%) SAS
17 1 (0.082%) Documentum
Applications
1 183 (15.02%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.16%) Workfront
4 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.082%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 424 (34.81%) Office 365
2 253 (20.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (2.30%) Mimecast
5 23 (1.89%) PaaS
6 22 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (1.81%) IaaS
7 12 (0.99%) SaaS
8 8 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.25%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.082%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.082%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.082%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.082%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 404 (33.17%) Firewall
2 342 (28.08%) DNS
3 324 (26.60%) SAN
4 257 (21.10%) DHCP
5 235 (19.29%) WAN
6 228 (18.72%) LAN
7 188 (15.44%) TCP/IP
8 150 (12.32%) VPN
9 113 (9.28%) VoIP
10 110 (9.03%) VLAN
11 62 (5.09%) Cisco ASA
12 60 (4.93%) Skype
13 59 (4.84%) MPLS
13 59 (4.84%) NAS
14 54 (4.43%) Internet
15 47 (3.86%) Wireless
16 45 (3.69%) Network Security
17 40 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
18 35 (2.87%) BGP
19 34 (2.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (2.55%) MySQL
4 27 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (0.82%) Big Data
8 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.16%) InterBase
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.082%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.082%) MySQL Workbench
10 1 (0.082%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.082%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.082%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.25%) MSI
3 3 (0.25%) Subversion
4 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.16%) AutoIt
4 2 (0.16%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.16%) JIRA
4 2 (0.16%) PEAR
4 2 (0.16%) PHPUnit
4 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.16%) Trac
5 1 (0.082%) GitLab
5 1 (0.082%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.082%) WinDbg
General
1 92 (7.55%) Finance
2 39 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.71%) Banking
4 24 (1.97%) Retail
5 18 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 12 (0.99%) Back Office
6 12 (0.99%) Law
7 11 (0.90%) Games
8 8 (0.66%) Advertising
9 7 (0.57%) Legal
9 7 (0.57%) Marketing
10 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.25%) Electronics
11 3 (0.25%) French Language
11 3 (0.25%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.16%) Publishing
13 1 (0.082%) German Language
13 1 (0.082%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.86%) Web Services
2 12 (0.99%) .NET
2 12 (0.99%) Software Packaging
3 9 (0.74%) WAP
4 7 (0.57%) ASP.NET
4 7 (0.57%) LAMP
5 6 (0.49%) Flash
5 6 (0.49%) HTML
6 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.33%) CSS
8 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.25%) WSH
9 2 (0.16%) Ajax
9 2 (0.16%) jQuery
9 2 (0.16%) Kafka
9 2 (0.16%) Node.js
9 2 (0.16%) Spring
9 2 (0.16%) Spring Cloud
9 2 (0.16%) WebRTC
9 2 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 60 (4.93%) Clustering
3 53 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 44 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (2.38%) Replication
6 21 (1.72%) PDA
7 15 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 11 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (0.90%) PKI
10 11 (0.90%) User Experience
11 10 (0.82%) iPad
11 10 (0.82%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.74%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (0.74%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 906 (74.38%) Windows
2 681 (55.91%) Windows Server
3 454 (37.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 353 (28.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 229 (18.80%) Windows 7
6 202 (16.58%) Linux
7 158 (12.97%) Windows 10
8 86 (7.06%) Windows 8
9 79 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 67 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (2.87%) Mac OS X
12 31 (2.55%) Unix
12 31 (2.55%) Windows XP
13 16 (1.31%) CentOS
14 15 (1.23%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.66%) SUSE
15 8 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.41%) Debian
16 5 (0.41%) Solaris
16 5 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (22.74%) ITIL
2 83 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 57 (4.68%) Mentoring
3 57 (4.68%) Project Management
4 56 (4.60%) Problem Management
5 53 (4.35%) Patch Management
6 51 (4.19%) Service Delivery
7 48 (3.94%) Migration
8 47 (3.86%) Change Management
8 47 (3.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 42 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
10 41 (3.37%) ITIL V3
11 37 (3.04%) Proactive Monitoring
12 35 (2.87%) Service Management
13 32 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
14 31 (2.55%) Network Management
15 30 (2.46%) Coaching
16 28 (2.30%) Change Control
16 28 (2.30%) Load Balancing
17 27 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (13.14%) PowerShell
2 154 (12.64%) SQL
3 23 (1.89%) VBScript
4 20 (1.64%) C#
5 18 (1.48%) Java
6 15 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 13 (1.07%) Python
8 10 (0.82%) PL/SQL
8 10 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.66%) C
10 6 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.49%) Perl
11 4 (0.33%) AWK
11 4 (0.33%) sed
11 4 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.25%) PHP
13 2 (0.16%) C++
13 2 (0.16%) Ruby
13 2 (0.16%) VB
14 1 (0.082%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 270 (22.17%) Cisco Certification
2 261 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 208 (17.08%) CCNA
4 180 (14.78%) MCSE
5 122 (10.02%) CCNP
6 113 (9.28%) MCSA
7 85 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 56 (4.60%) Degree
9 54 (4.43%) MCP
10 46 (3.78%) MCITP
11 44 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
12 43 (3.53%) RHCE
13 33 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (2.71%) JNCIP
13 33 (2.71%) Security Cleared
14 28 (2.30%) CCA
15 22 (1.81%) SC Cleared
16 17 (1.40%) CCIE
17 15 (1.23%) MCTS
18 13 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.47%) SLA
2 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.66%) QA
4 5 (0.41%) GDPR
5 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.082%) PMO
6 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 737 (60.51%) Active Directory
2 428 (35.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 390 (32.02%) Hyper-V
4 121 (9.93%) XenApp
5 103 (8.46%) vSphere
6 100 (8.21%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (5.58%) XenDesktop
8 51 (4.19%) Terminal Services
9 41 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.90%) VMware Server
13 9 (0.74%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.57%) vCloud
16 6 (0.49%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.49%) OpenSIPS
17 5 (0.41%) iptables
17 5 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 162 (13.30%) SCCM
2 92 (7.55%) Backup Exec
3 64 (5.25%) WSUS
4 53 (4.35%) SCOM
5 24 (1.97%) FortiGate
6 22 (1.81%) vCenter Server
7 20 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 18 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 13 (1.07%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.07%) Puppet
11 11 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (0.90%) Nagios
12 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 7 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
16 6 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 708 (58.13%) VMware
2 684 (56.16%) Microsoft
3 429 (35.22%) Cisco
4 309 (25.37%) Citrix
5 157 (12.89%) HP
6 109 (8.95%) Veeam
7 85 (6.98%) NetApp
8 67 (5.50%) Juniper
9 66 (5.42%) Red Hat
10 64 (5.25%) Dell
11 52 (4.27%) Symantec
12 44 (3.61%) Palo Alto
13 39 (3.20%) CheckPoint
13 39 (3.20%) SonicWALL
14 38 (3.12%) F5
15 35 (2.87%) Sophos
16 33 (2.71%) Veritas
17 30 (2.46%) Avaya
17 30 (2.46%) Meraki
18 27 (2.22%) IBM