Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 420 491 472
Rank change year-on-year +71 -19 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 787 853 1,112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.60% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 745 815 1,037
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £31,117 £29,850 £27,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,792
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.00% -1.89%

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 111,745 142,075 170,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,584 113,392 140,055
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer.

Salary trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Top 16 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 2 April 2020. 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 +55 717 £40,000 - 100
UK excluding London +78 565 £40,000 +2.56% 92
London +52 208 £45,000 +12.50% 16
South East +56 142 £40,000 - 19
North of England +52 142 £38,500 +6.94% 30
North West +21 93 £37,750 +0.67% 18
South West +68 81 £37,500 - 14
East of England +40 72 £42,750 +3.01% 10
Midlands +37 71 £40,000 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire +47 41 £39,500 +12.86% 8
East Midlands +22 40 £40,000 +5.26%
Wales +14 37 £38,750 -13.89% 5
West Midlands +34 31 £40,000 +19.40% 11
Work from Home +21 26 £37,500 -16.67% 5
Scotland +57 20 £50,000 +53.85% 3
North East +5 8 £38,500 +13.24% 4

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

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 3rd Line Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 560 (71.16%) Windows
2 477 (60.61%) VMware
3 446 (56.67%) Office 365
4 417 (52.99%) Active Directory
5 416 (52.86%) Microsoft
6 391 (49.68%) Windows Server
7 299 (37.99%) Azure
8 280 (35.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 245 (31.13%) Firewall
10 233 (29.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 225 (28.59%) Hyper-V
12 218 (27.70%) Cisco
13 177 (22.49%) MS Exchange
14 169 (21.47%) WAN
15 166 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 158 (20.08%) Windows 10
17 156 (19.82%) DNS
18 154 (19.57%) Citrix
19 146 (18.55%) LAN
20 138 (17.53%) DHCP
21 122 (15.50%) SQL
21 122 (15.50%) Windows Server 2016
22 120 (15.25%) ITIL
22 120 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
23 116 (14.74%) PowerShell
24 112 (14.23%) AWS
25 108 (13.72%) Windows Server 2008
25 108 (13.72%) Cisco Certification
26 105 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
26 105 (13.34%) TCP/IP

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
1 177 (22.49%) MS Exchange
2 71 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 58 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (4.57%) Skype for Business
6 29 (3.68%) IIS
7 18 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.89%) Apache
9 4 (0.51%) SAS
10 3 (0.38%) Confluence
11 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.13%) Drupal
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 105 (13.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.13%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 446 (56.67%) Office 365
2 299 (37.99%) Azure
3 112 (14.23%) AWS
4 22 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (2.80%) SaaS
5 20 (2.54%) PaaS
6 19 (2.41%) IaaS
7 12 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.52%) Mimecast
8 11 (1.40%) GCP
9 7 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.76%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.51%) AWS CodeBuild
11 4 (0.51%) AWS CodePipeline
12 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.25%) Datadog
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 245 (31.13%) Firewall
2 169 (21.47%) WAN
3 156 (19.82%) DNS
4 146 (18.55%) LAN
5 138 (17.53%) DHCP
6 105 (13.34%) TCP/IP
7 94 (11.94%) VPN
8 90 (11.44%) SAN
9 77 (9.78%) VLAN
10 66 (8.39%) Wireless
11 56 (7.12%) VoIP
12 53 (6.73%) MPLS
13 40 (5.08%) Network Security
14 38 (4.83%) Skype
15 37 (4.70%) BGP
16 31 (3.94%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (3.18%) NetScaler
18 24 (3.05%) IPsec
19 23 (2.92%) iSCSI
19 23 (2.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.14%) MySQL
5 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.38%) Big Data
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.89%) JIRA
3 2 (0.25%) MSI
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (6.99%) Finance
2 37 (4.70%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.56%) Public Sector
4 23 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.80%) Marketing
6 18 (2.29%) Retail
7 15 (1.91%) Law
8 13 (1.65%) Back Office
8 13 (1.65%) Legal
9 9 (1.14%) Electronics
10 6 (0.76%) Advertising
11 5 (0.64%) Automotive
12 4 (0.51%) Games
13 3 (0.38%) Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Fire and Rescue
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
15 1 (0.13%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.52%) Web Services
2 11 (1.40%) LDAP
3 7 (0.89%) .NET
4 4 (0.51%) SAML
4 4 (0.51%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.38%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.38%) ADSI
5 3 (0.38%) WSH
6 2 (0.25%) COM
6 2 (0.25%) LAMP
6 2 (0.25%) Sensu
7 1 (0.13%) Akka
7 1 (0.13%) J2EE
7 1 (0.13%) OpenJDK
7 1 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.59%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.43%) Clustering
4 23 (2.92%) Replication
5 19 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.91%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.27%) EMC VNX
8 10 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.27%) Thin Client
9 7 (0.89%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.51%) CMDB
11 4 (0.51%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.51%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.38%) PKI
12 3 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 560 (71.16%) Windows
2 391 (49.68%) Windows Server
3 166 (21.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 158 (20.08%) Windows 10
5 122 (15.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 108 (13.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (10.29%) Windows 7
8 74 (9.40%) Linux
9 61 (7.75%) Windows Server 2019
10 35 (4.45%) Windows 8
11 31 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.78%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.02%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.64%) Unix
15 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.25%) Android
16 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.25%) CentOS
17 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (29.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 120 (15.25%) ITIL
3 94 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (5.72%) Migration
5 42 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (5.34%) Project Management
6 35 (4.45%) Mentoring
7 29 (3.68%) Project Delivery
7 29 (3.68%) Server Management
8 27 (3.43%) ITIL V3
9 26 (3.30%) Service Management
10 25 (3.18%) Incident Management
10 25 (3.18%) Service Delivery
11 23 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
12 22 (2.80%) CRM
12 22 (2.80%) DevOps
13 19 (2.41%) Change Management
14 17 (2.16%) Proactive Monitoring
14 17 (2.16%) Problem Management
15 15 (1.91%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 122 (15.50%) SQL
2 116 (14.74%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.52%) Bash Shell
4 10 (1.27%) Java
4 10 (1.27%) Python
5 8 (1.02%) VBScript
6 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.51%) VB
7 3 (0.38%) C
7 3 (0.38%) C#
7 3 (0.38%) Perl
7 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 120 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (13.72%) Cisco Certification
3 93 (11.82%) MCSE
4 67 (8.51%) MCSA
5 66 (8.39%) CCNP
6 64 (8.13%) CCNA
7 49 (6.23%) Degree
8 46 (5.84%) Security Cleared
9 31 (3.94%) SC Cleared
10 29 (3.68%) MCP
11 27 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (2.54%) JNCIP
13 16 (2.03%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.27%) CWNA
14 10 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.14%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
17 7 (0.89%) CCIE
17 7 (0.89%) MCITP
18 6 (0.76%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.01%) SLA
2 28 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (0.89%) QA
5 5 (0.64%) GDPR
6 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 417 (52.99%) Active Directory
2 280 (35.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 225 (28.59%) Hyper-V
4 79 (10.04%) vSphere
5 66 (8.39%) VMware ESXi
6 61 (7.75%) XenApp
7 41 (5.21%) XenDesktop
8 24 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (1.65%) VMware Server
12 12 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (1.14%) Firmware
14 8 (1.02%) Docker
14 8 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.89%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.76%) NFS
16 6 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
17 5 (0.64%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 90 (11.44%) SCCM
2 38 (4.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (2.80%) Backup Exec
3 22 (2.80%) FortiGate
4 18 (2.29%) SCOM
5 17 (2.16%) WSUS
6 11 (1.40%) vCenter Server
7 9 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (1.14%) XenMobile
8 8 (1.02%) Ansible
8 8 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.89%) AirWatch
9 7 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (0.89%) Nagios
10 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.51%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.38%) Automic
12 3 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 477 (60.61%) VMware
2 416 (52.86%) Microsoft
3 218 (27.70%) Cisco
4 154 (19.57%) Citrix
5 91 (11.56%) Veeam
6 51 (6.48%) HP
7 36 (4.57%) Juniper
8 29 (3.68%) Dell
8 29 (3.68%) EMC
8 29 (3.68%) Meraki
8 29 (3.68%) SonicWALL
9 27 (3.43%) Palo Alto
10 26 (3.30%) CheckPoint
11 24 (3.05%) NetApp
12 20 (2.54%) Avaya
13 19 (2.41%) Symantec
14 18 (2.29%) EqualLogic
14 18 (2.29%) Fortinet
15 16 (2.03%) ProCurve
15 16 (2.03%) Sophos