Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 407 404
Rank change year-on-year -33 -3 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1192 1485 1705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.75% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.78% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1090 1339 1536
UK median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% -2.60% +5.48%
10th Percentile £27,725 £27,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +7.14%

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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -20 1164 £38,625 +3.00% 71
UK excluding London -32 819 £37,500 +4.17% 54
London -19 367 £42,500 +6.25% 19
South East -33 258 £37,500 -1.32% 15
North of England +22 212 £37,500 +7.14% 17
East of England +13 126 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Midlands -10 124 £37,500 +7.91% 9
North West +10 113 £36,000 +4.35% 10
Yorkshire +38 96 £37,500 +4.17% 6
South West -50 82 £33,500 +3.08% 7
West Midlands -2 73 £37,500 +7.14% 5
East Midlands -5 51 £36,500 +5.80% 4
Wales +6 20 £36,000 +20.00%
North East +12 3 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Scotland +7 2 £52,500 +56.72% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (76.01%) Windows
2 735 (61.66%) Active Directory
3 714 (59.90%) VMware
4 678 (56.88%) Windows Server
5 647 (54.28%) Microsoft
6 453 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 424 (35.57%) Cisco
8 422 (35.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 415 (34.82%) MS Exchange
10 381 (31.96%) Firewall
11 377 (31.63%) Hyper-V
12 376 (31.54%) Office 365
13 362 (30.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 299 (25.08%) DNS
15 298 (25.00%) Citrix
16 294 (24.66%) SAN
17 283 (23.74%) ITIL
18 263 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
19 252 (21.14%) Microsoft Certification
20 237 (19.88%) WAN
21 229 (19.21%) LAN
22 213 (17.87%) DHCP
23 201 (16.86%) Windows 7
24 197 (16.53%) MCSE
25 192 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
25 192 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
26 191 (16.02%) Linux
27 188 (15.77%) VPN
28 181 (15.18%) Microsoft Office
29 175 (14.68%) CCNA

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
1 415 (34.82%) MS Exchange
2 192 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 132 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 92 (7.72%) Skype for Business
5 75 (6.29%) SharePoint
6 72 (6.04%) IIS
7 70 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 39 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (1.93%) Apache
10 16 (1.34%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.09%) SAS
11 13 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.59%) nginx
14 5 (0.42%) JBoss
14 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.17%) CMS
16 2 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 181 (15.18%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.34%) Workfront
3 2 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 376 (31.54%) Office 365
2 192 (16.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (6.46%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.19%) IaaS
4 38 (3.19%) PaaS
5 25 (2.10%) SaaS
6 20 (1.68%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.84%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.67%) OpenDNS
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.084%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 381 (31.96%) Firewall
2 299 (25.08%) DNS
3 294 (24.66%) SAN
4 237 (19.88%) WAN
5 229 (19.21%) LAN
6 213 (17.87%) DHCP
7 188 (15.77%) VPN
8 159 (13.34%) TCP/IP
9 120 (10.07%) VLAN
10 119 (9.98%) VoIP
11 98 (8.22%) MPLS
12 81 (6.80%) Skype
13 77 (6.46%) Internet
14 74 (6.21%) Wireless
15 57 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (4.19%) BGP
17 48 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
18 45 (3.78%) iSCSI
19 42 (3.52%) NAS
20 41 (3.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (0.67%) MySQL
6 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.17%) InterBase
10 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.084%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.084%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (0.76%) MSI
3 4 (0.34%) JIRA
4 3 (0.25%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.25%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.084%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.084%) Maven
6 1 (0.084%) NuGet
6 1 (0.084%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.084%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (7.55%) Finance
2 38 (3.19%) Retail
3 30 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.27%) Banking
5 25 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.68%) Games
7 19 (1.59%) Legal
8 12 (1.01%) Advertising
8 12 (1.01%) Back Office
9 11 (0.92%) Law
10 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.25%) Marketing
12 2 (0.17%) Automotive
12 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 2 (0.17%) Local Government
13 1 (0.084%) French Language
13 1 (0.084%) Front Office
13 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.084%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.60%) Web Services
2 13 (1.09%) LAMP
3 12 (1.01%) .NET
4 7 (0.59%) 802.1X
4 7 (0.59%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.42%) COM
5 5 (0.42%) HTML
6 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.34%) XML
6 4 (0.34%) XSLT
7 3 (0.25%) ADSI
8 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.17%) Flash
8 2 (0.17%) FreeSWITCH
8 2 (0.17%) WAP
8 2 (0.17%) WebRTC
8 2 (0.17%) WSH
9 1 (0.084%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.084%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.084%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (10.49%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.28%) Clustering
3 40 (3.36%) Driving Licence
4 31 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (1.68%) Fat Client
5 20 (1.68%) Thin Client
6 18 (1.51%) PDA
7 17 (1.43%) Replication
8 16 (1.34%) iPad
8 16 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.17%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.09%) PKI
12 11 (0.92%) BYOD
12 11 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.76%) Fintech
14 9 (0.76%) HP Storage
15 8 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 906 (76.01%) Windows
2 678 (56.88%) Windows Server
3 422 (35.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 362 (30.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 201 (16.86%) Windows 7
6 191 (16.02%) Linux
7 150 (12.58%) Windows 10
8 130 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 55 (4.61%) Windows XP
10 51 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (2.52%) Unix
12 27 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.34%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.34%) Mac OS
14 15 (1.26%) CentOS
15 10 (0.84%) Debian
15 10 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.76%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (23.74%) ITIL
2 78 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 75 (6.29%) Mentoring
4 67 (5.62%) Migration
5 61 (5.12%) Change Management
6 53 (4.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 52 (4.36%) Service Delivery
8 50 (4.19%) Problem Management
9 49 (4.11%) Load Balancing
10 44 (3.69%) Coaching
11 40 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
12 38 (3.19%) Patch Management
13 37 (3.10%) Network Design
13 37 (3.10%) Service Management
14 30 (2.52%) ITIL V3
14 30 (2.52%) Virtual Environments
15 29 (2.43%) Server Virtualisation
16 28 (2.35%) E-Commerce
17 27 (2.27%) Business Continuity
17 27 (2.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (12.33%) SQL
2 138 (11.58%) PowerShell
3 16 (1.34%) VBScript
4 13 (1.09%) Bash Shell
4 13 (1.09%) Java
5 9 (0.76%) C
6 7 (0.59%) C#
6 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.50%) C++
7 6 (0.50%) VBA
8 5 (0.42%) AWK
8 5 (0.42%) sed
9 4 (0.34%) VB
9 4 (0.34%) XPath
10 3 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.25%) PHP
10 3 (0.25%) Python
11 2 (0.17%) Perl
12 1 (0.084%) Groovy
12 1 (0.084%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 263 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
2 252 (21.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 197 (16.53%) MCSE
4 175 (14.68%) CCNA
5 130 (10.91%) CCNP
6 113 (9.48%) MCSA
7 97 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 61 (5.12%) MCITP
9 55 (4.61%) MCP
10 37 (3.10%) JNCIP
10 37 (3.10%) Security Cleared
11 32 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
12 27 (2.27%) Degree
13 22 (1.85%) CCIE
14 21 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.43%) CCA
15 17 (1.43%) RHCE
16 14 (1.17%) SC Cleared
17 13 (1.09%) MCTS
18 11 (0.92%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (8.56%) SLA
2 17 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (0.59%) QA
4 7 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.50%) GDPR
6 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.084%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 735 (61.66%) Active Directory
2 453 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 377 (31.63%) Hyper-V
4 139 (11.66%) XenApp
5 121 (10.15%) vSphere
6 93 (7.80%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (5.70%) XenDesktop
8 57 (4.78%) Terminal Services
9 36 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (1.09%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.67%) NFS
15 7 (0.59%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.59%) OpenSIPS
16 6 (0.50%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.50%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 153 (12.84%) SCCM
2 101 (8.47%) Backup Exec
3 82 (6.88%) WSUS
4 54 (4.53%) SCOM
5 32 (2.68%) FortiGate
6 29 (2.43%) vCenter Server
7 21 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 19 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 14 (1.17%) Nagios
12 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 10 (0.84%) SmoothWall
14 9 (0.76%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.76%) Puppet
15 7 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (0.59%) vMotion
16 6 (0.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 714 (59.90%) VMware
2 647 (54.28%) Microsoft
3 424 (35.57%) Cisco
4 298 (25.00%) Citrix
5 151 (12.67%) HP
6 102 (8.56%) Veeam
7 84 (7.05%) Juniper
8 72 (6.04%) Dell
9 62 (5.20%) NetApp
10 55 (4.61%) F5
10 55 (4.61%) SonicWALL
11 52 (4.36%) CheckPoint
11 52 (4.36%) Palo Alto
12 48 (4.03%) Avaya
13 46 (3.86%) Symantec
14 40 (3.36%) Apple
15 34 (2.85%) McAfee
15 34 (2.85%) Red Hat
16 28 (2.35%) WatchGuard
17 27 (2.27%) EMC