The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Engineer
UK
Rank 395 352 362
Rank change year-on-year -43 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 573 881 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.86% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.89% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 513 812 700
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% -2.70%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -36 550 £39,750 +6.00% 53
London -5 175 £40,000 - 13
South East -34 148 £40,000 +2.56% 12
East of England +3 67 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Yorkshire +35 43 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Berkshire +14 38 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Hertfordshire +6 35 £47,500 +33.80% 2
North West -26 33 £32,500 -13.33% 10
Surrey -13 28 £39,500 -1.25% 4
West Midlands +7 27 £35,500 +7.57% 6
South West -34 27 £32,500 -4.41% 1
West Yorkshire +26 26 £39,500 +25.39% 2
City of London +33 24 £42,000 -16.00% 4
Kent +10 24 £32,500 -
Reading +21 23 £50,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -2 23 £33,000 -17.50% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 22 £40,000 -8.04% 1
Cheshire +21 17 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Leeds +14 17 £40,000 +26.98% 2
South Wales +10 17 £35,000 +23.89% 2
Wiltshire +7 17 £32,500 -7.14%
Wales +3 17 £35,000 +23.89% 2
Hampshire -9 17 £42,500 +16.43% 1
East Sussex +20 15 £40,000 -20.00%
Cardiff +20 14 £35,750 +10.00% 1
Peterborough -9 14 £40,000 -27.27%
Brighton - 14 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire -5 12 £35,250 -6.00% 2
Manchester -36 12 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Basingstoke +18 11 £45,000 -10.00%

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 932 (74.50%) Windows
2 782 (62.51%) Active Directory
3 713 (56.99%) VMware
4 693 (55.40%) Windows Server
5 616 (49.24%) Microsoft
6 492 (39.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 473 (37.81%) MS Exchange
8 432 (34.53%) Cisco
9 421 (33.65%) Firewall
10 404 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 357 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 333 (26.62%) Hyper-V
13 323 (25.82%) Office 365
14 306 (24.46%) ITIL
15 301 (24.06%) MS Excel
15 301 (24.06%) Citrix
16 299 (23.90%) DNS
17 268 (21.42%) Cisco Certification
18 257 (20.54%) WAN
19 255 (20.38%) SAN
20 249 (19.90%) LAN
21 242 (19.34%) Exchange Server 2010
22 237 (18.94%) Microsoft Certification
23 209 (16.71%) SQL Server
24 206 (16.47%) CCNA
25 198 (15.83%) Windows 7
26 195 (15.59%) Exchange Server 2013
27 194 (15.51%) DHCP
28 193 (15.43%) TCP/IP
29 184 (14.71%) VPN

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 473 (37.81%) MS Exchange
2 242 (19.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 195 (15.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 84 (6.71%) Skype for Business
5 74 (5.92%) IIS
6 73 (5.84%) SharePoint
7 68 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 59 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (1.60%) Apache
10 16 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (0.88%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.64%) Confluence
12 8 (0.64%) Site Server
13 6 (0.48%) CMS
14 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.32%) SAS
16 3 (0.24%) JBoss
17 2 (0.16%) GroupWise
18 1 (0.080%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 301 (24.06%) MS Excel
2 153 (12.23%) MS Office
3 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.32%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.16%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.080%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 323 (25.82%) Office 365
2 156 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.16%) IaaS
5 18 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.12%) PaaS
7 8 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.64%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.64%) SaaS
8 3 (0.24%) G Suite
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.24%) Yammer
9 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.080%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.080%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 421 (33.65%) Firewall
2 299 (23.90%) DNS
3 257 (20.54%) WAN
4 255 (20.38%) SAN
5 249 (19.90%) LAN
6 194 (15.51%) DHCP
7 193 (15.43%) TCP/IP
8 184 (14.71%) VPN
9 148 (11.83%) VLAN
10 119 (9.51%) VoIP
11 108 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
12 97 (7.75%) Network Security
13 90 (7.19%) MPLS
14 75 (6.00%) Wireless
15 71 (5.68%) Internet
16 62 (4.96%) NAS
17 61 (4.88%) BGP
18 60 (4.80%) Skype
19 58 (4.64%) OSPF
20 52 (4.16%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.68%) MySQL
4 21 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.24%) MS Access
8 3 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.080%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.080%) DB2
10 1 (0.080%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.64%) JIRA
1 8 (0.64%) MSI
2 3 (0.24%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.16%) Ant
3 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.16%) Maven
4 1 (0.080%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.080%) NuGet
4 1 (0.080%) Subversion
4 1 (0.080%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.080%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 131 (10.47%) Finance
2 72 (5.76%) Banking
3 59 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.64%) Retail
5 16 (1.28%) Law
6 15 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.04%) Legal
8 11 (0.88%) Back Office
9 10 (0.80%) Marketing
10 9 (0.72%) Advertising
11 7 (0.56%) Electronics
11 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.32%) Front Office
13 4 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.24%) Automotive
15 2 (0.16%) German Language
15 2 (0.16%) Local Government
15 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.76%) LAMP
2 21 (1.68%) Web Services
3 10 (0.80%) .NET
4 6 (0.48%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.24%) COM
5 3 (0.24%) Middleware
6 2 (0.16%) FreeSWITCH
6 2 (0.16%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.16%) HTML
6 2 (0.16%) Spring
6 2 (0.16%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.080%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.080%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.080%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.080%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.080%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.080%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 148 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 53 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.92%) Clustering
4 46 (3.68%) Driving Licence
5 41 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 23 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 23 (1.84%) Fat Client
6 23 (1.84%) Thin Client
7 21 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.60%) iPad
8 20 (1.60%) iPhone
8 20 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (1.60%) PDA
9 18 (1.44%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.36%) Replication
11 13 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.96%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.88%) User Experience
14 10 (0.80%) EMC VNX
14 10 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 932 (74.50%) Windows
2 693 (55.40%) Windows Server
3 492 (39.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 357 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 198 (15.83%) Windows 7
6 183 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 176 (14.07%) Linux
8 98 (7.83%) Windows 10
9 65 (5.20%) Windows 8
10 32 (2.56%) Windows XP
11 31 (2.48%) Unix
12 18 (1.44%) Mac OS
12 18 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (1.28%) Windows Vista
14 13 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.64%) CentOS
15 8 (0.64%) Solaris
16 7 (0.56%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.48%) Android
18 4 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (24.46%) ITIL
2 94 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 64 (5.12%) Migration
4 62 (4.96%) Service Delivery
5 57 (4.56%) Mentoring
6 49 (3.92%) Load Balancing
7 48 (3.84%) Problem Management
8 47 (3.76%) Change Management
8 47 (3.76%) Incident Management
9 37 (2.96%) Project Management
10 36 (2.88%) Server Building
11 35 (2.80%) High Availability
12 33 (2.64%) Network Design
13 31 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
13 31 (2.48%) Time Management
14 29 (2.32%) Service Management
15 28 (2.24%) Root Cause Analysis
16 26 (2.08%) ITIL V3
17 25 (2.00%) Change Control
17 25 (2.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (13.99%) SQL
2 139 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 23 (1.84%) PHP
3 23 (1.84%) VBScript
4 19 (1.52%) Perl
5 18 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 16 (1.28%) C
6 16 (1.28%) VB
7 7 (0.56%) C#
8 6 (0.48%) Python
8 6 (0.48%) VBA
9 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.40%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.16%) Java
11 1 (0.080%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.080%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.080%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 268 (21.42%) Cisco Certification
2 237 (18.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 206 (16.47%) CCNA
4 165 (13.19%) MCSE
5 161 (12.87%) CCNP
6 91 (7.27%) MCSA
7 84 (6.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 58 (4.64%) MCP
9 49 (3.92%) Security Cleared
10 46 (3.68%) MCITP
11 44 (3.52%) Degree
12 42 (3.36%) Citrix Certification
13 28 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (2.00%) CCIE
14 25 (2.00%) SC Cleared
15 15 (1.20%) CCA
16 13 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
17 12 (0.96%) A+ Certification
18 11 (0.88%) CCSE
18 11 (0.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (13.03%) SLA
2 17 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.56%) QA
5 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.080%) DICOM
6 1 (0.080%) GDPR
6 1 (0.080%) HL7
System Software
1 782 (62.51%) Active Directory
2 404 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 333 (26.62%) Hyper-V
4 123 (9.83%) vSphere
5 119 (9.51%) XenApp
6 84 (6.71%) XenDesktop
7 42 (3.36%) Terminal Services
8 41 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
9 40 (3.20%) VMware ESX
10 24 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (1.68%) vCloud
12 21 (1.68%) VMware Server
13 20 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
14 17 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.64%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 6 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 129 (10.31%) SCCM
2 52 (4.16%) Backup Exec
3 44 (3.52%) SCOM
4 39 (3.12%) WSUS
5 26 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 24 (1.92%) Puppet
8 19 (1.52%) NetBackup
9 17 (1.36%) FortiGate
10 10 (0.80%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (0.56%) Ansible
12 7 (0.56%) Nagios
12 7 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 5 (0.40%) Opsview
15 4 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 713 (56.99%) VMware
2 616 (49.24%) Microsoft
3 432 (34.53%) Cisco
4 301 (24.06%) Citrix
5 138 (11.03%) Juniper
6 132 (10.55%) HP
7 95 (7.59%) Palo Alto
8 92 (7.35%) NetApp
9 78 (6.24%) CheckPoint
10 59 (4.72%) F5
11 53 (4.24%) SonicWALL
12 51 (4.08%) Symantec
13 48 (3.84%) Veeam
14 47 (3.76%) Dell
15 44 (3.52%) Avaya
16 43 (3.44%) EMC
17 39 (3.12%) SolarWinds
18 34 (2.72%) WatchGuard
19 32 (2.56%) Fortinet
20 29 (2.32%) Oracle
Sutton, Surrey
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
SoCode Limited
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + +Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kendal, Cumbria
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Genesis Associates (UK) Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + laptop + phone+ car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £62000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £62000 Per Annum 50-62K + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £42000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
H&R Talent
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago