The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 382 365
Rank change year-on-year -25 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 568 823 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.79% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.82% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 521 739 779
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +1.38%  

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 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -33 545 £37,500 - 36
London +7 182 £42,000 +5.00% 9
South East -19 140 £37,500 -1.31% 10
East of England -12 55 £41,000 +9.33% 5
Yorkshire +37 44 £37,500 +2.73% 2
North West -19 42 £32,500 -12.16% 7
Berkshire +7 37 £39,375 -1.56% 3
Hertfordshire +10 30 £43,500 +17.56% 3
South West -19 28 £33,000 +1.53% 2
City of London +32 27 £42,250 -15.50% 3
West Yorkshire +21 26 £37,500 +5.63% 2
East Midlands +16 25 £33,750 +3.84%
Surrey -10 23 £39,500 -1.25%
West Midlands -16 23 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Kent +17 22 £36,250 +11.53% 2
Cheshire +16 22 £31,500 +5.00% 3
Reading +20 20 £50,000 +33.33% 2
South Wales +6 20 £35,000 +7.69%
Wales -2 20 £35,000 +7.69%
Leeds +35 19 £40,000 +13.47%
Wiltshire +19 18 £34,000 -15.00%
Oxfordshire +5 17 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 17 £34,000 -21.83%
Manchester -46 15 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Cardiff +6 14 £35,750 +10.00%
East Sussex +28 13 £40,000 -20.00%
Nottingham +15 12 £26,416 -27.12%
Nottinghamshire +6 12 £26,416 -27.12%
Hampshire -23 12 £42,500 +11.84%
Brighton - 12 £40,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 879 (74.37%) Windows
2 727 (61.51%) Active Directory
3 679 (57.45%) VMware
4 658 (55.67%) Windows Server
5 581 (49.15%) Microsoft
6 451 (38.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 432 (36.55%) MS Exchange
8 412 (34.86%) Cisco
9 396 (33.50%) Firewall
10 393 (33.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 347 (29.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 336 (28.43%) Hyper-V
13 309 (26.14%) Office 365
14 289 (24.45%) DNS
15 285 (24.11%) Citrix
15 285 (24.11%) ITIL
16 253 (21.40%) Cisco Certification
17 243 (20.56%) WAN
18 236 (19.97%) LAN
19 225 (19.04%) SAN
20 222 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
21 217 (18.36%) Exchange Server 2010
22 193 (16.33%) SQL Server
23 192 (16.24%) CCNA
24 185 (15.65%) Linux
25 182 (15.40%) TCP/IP
26 178 (15.06%) DHCP
26 178 (15.06%) Windows 7
27 177 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2013
28 175 (14.81%) VPN

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
1 432 (36.55%) MS Exchange
2 217 (18.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 177 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 84 (7.11%) Skype for Business
5 67 (5.67%) IIS
6 60 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 60 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 58 (4.91%) SharePoint
8 17 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (1.27%) Apache
10 11 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.76%) SAS
12 8 (0.68%) Confluence
12 8 (0.68%) Site Server
13 7 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.51%) CMS
15 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.25%) JBoss
17 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.17%) GroupWise
Applications
1 147 (12.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.085%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.17%) Workfront
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 309 (26.14%) Office 365
2 160 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.79%) IaaS
5 19 (1.61%) PaaS
6 17 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.93%) SaaS
8 9 (0.76%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.25%) G Suite
12 3 (0.25%) Yammer
13 1 (0.085%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 396 (33.50%) Firewall
2 289 (24.45%) DNS
3 243 (20.56%) WAN
4 236 (19.97%) LAN
5 225 (19.04%) SAN
6 182 (15.40%) TCP/IP
7 178 (15.06%) DHCP
8 175 (14.81%) VPN
9 148 (12.52%) VLAN
10 113 (9.56%) VoIP
11 96 (8.12%) MPLS
12 92 (7.78%) Network Security
13 88 (7.45%) Cisco ASA
14 79 (6.68%) Wireless
15 76 (6.43%) Internet
16 69 (5.84%) Skype
17 56 (4.74%) BGP
18 51 (4.31%) NAS
19 50 (4.23%) OSPF
20 47 (3.98%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.78%) MySQL
4 18 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.25%) MS Access
9 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.085%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (0.85%) JIRA
2 9 (0.76%) MSI
3 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.17%) Ant
4 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.17%) Maven
5 1 (0.085%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.085%) NuGet
5 1 (0.085%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.085%) Subversion
5 1 (0.085%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 115 (9.73%) Finance
2 57 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.57%) Banking
4 38 (3.21%) Retail
5 19 (1.61%) Legal
6 13 (1.10%) Law
6 13 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.93%) Back Office
8 7 (0.59%) Advertising
8 7 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.51%) Marketing
10 5 (0.42%) Electronics
11 4 (0.34%) Games
11 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.25%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) Front Office
13 2 (0.17%) German Language
13 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Local Government
13 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.03%) LAMP
2 19 (1.61%) Web Services
3 9 (0.76%) .NET
4 5 (0.42%) HTML
4 5 (0.42%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.34%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.34%) COM
6 3 (0.25%) Middleware
6 3 (0.25%) XML
6 3 (0.25%) XSLT
7 2 (0.17%) FreeSWITCH
7 2 (0.17%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.17%) Spring
7 2 (0.17%) Spring MVC
7 2 (0.17%) WAP
8 1 (0.085%) J2EE
8 1 (0.085%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 138 (11.68%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.55%) Clustering
4 41 (3.47%) Driving Licence
5 35 (2.96%) Blackberry
6 26 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 24 (2.03%) Fat Client
7 24 (2.03%) Thin Client
8 21 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.69%) iPhone
10 18 (1.52%) iPad
10 18 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (1.52%) PDA
11 16 (1.35%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.18%) Replication
13 11 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.93%) PKI
14 9 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 879 (74.37%) Windows
2 658 (55.67%) Windows Server
3 451 (38.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 347 (29.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 185 (15.65%) Linux
6 178 (15.06%) Windows 7
7 171 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 89 (7.53%) Windows 10
9 63 (5.33%) Windows 8
10 40 (3.38%) Windows XP
11 33 (2.79%) Unix
12 21 (1.78%) Mac OS
13 20 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 15 (1.27%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.93%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.85%) CentOS
18 8 (0.68%) Android
19 7 (0.59%) Solaris
19 7 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (24.11%) ITIL
2 82 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 70 (5.92%) Migration
4 69 (5.84%) Mentoring
5 56 (4.74%) Service Delivery
6 51 (4.31%) Change Management
7 50 (4.23%) Problem Management
8 48 (4.06%) Load Balancing
9 42 (3.55%) Incident Management
10 36 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
11 34 (2.88%) High Availability
11 34 (2.88%) Time Management
12 33 (2.79%) Server Building
13 32 (2.71%) Network Design
13 32 (2.71%) Service Management
14 28 (2.37%) Kalman Filter
14 28 (2.37%) Presales
15 27 (2.28%) ITIL V3
15 27 (2.28%) Project Management
16 23 (1.95%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 166 (14.04%) SQL
2 135 (11.42%) PowerShell
3 23 (1.95%) PHP
3 23 (1.95%) VBScript
4 19 (1.61%) Perl
5 18 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 15 (1.27%) VB
7 13 (1.10%) C
8 7 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.59%) VBA
9 6 (0.51%) C#
9 6 (0.51%) Python
10 4 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.25%) Java
11 3 (0.25%) XPath
12 1 (0.085%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.085%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 253 (21.40%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 192 (16.24%) CCNA
4 157 (13.28%) MCSE
5 155 (13.11%) CCNP
6 93 (7.87%) MCSA
7 80 (6.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 58 (4.91%) MCP
9 46 (3.89%) MCITP
10 41 (3.47%) Security Cleared
11 38 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
12 33 (2.79%) Degree
13 30 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (2.37%) CCIE
15 18 (1.52%) SC Cleared
16 14 (1.18%) CCA
17 12 (1.02%) A+ Certification
17 12 (1.02%) CCSE
17 12 (1.02%) JNCIP
17 12 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (13.96%) SLA
2 24 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.59%) QA
5 5 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.34%) GDPR
7 1 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.085%) DICOM
7 1 (0.085%) HL7
7 1 (0.085%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 727 (61.51%) Active Directory
2 393 (33.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 336 (28.43%) Hyper-V
4 123 (10.41%) vSphere
5 111 (9.39%) XenApp
6 70 (5.92%) XenDesktop
7 40 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (3.21%) VMware ESX
9 37 (3.13%) Terminal Services
10 25 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (1.78%) vCloud
13 20 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (1.69%) VMware Server
14 17 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
16 10 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.59%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.51%) NFS
19 5 (0.42%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 125 (10.58%) SCCM
2 56 (4.74%) Backup Exec
3 48 (4.06%) WSUS
4 40 (3.38%) SCOM
5 26 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 25 (2.12%) Puppet
6 25 (2.12%) vCenter Server
7 24 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (1.44%) NetBackup
9 16 (1.35%) FortiGate
10 12 (1.02%) Nagios
11 10 (0.85%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.59%) Ansible
13 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 5 (0.42%) Opsview
Vendors
1 679 (57.45%) VMware
2 581 (49.15%) Microsoft
3 412 (34.86%) Cisco
4 285 (24.11%) Citrix
5 130 (11.00%) Juniper
6 125 (10.58%) HP
7 81 (6.85%) NetApp
8 78 (6.60%) Palo Alto
9 71 (6.01%) CheckPoint
10 60 (5.08%) F5
11 55 (4.65%) Veeam
12 54 (4.57%) Dell
12 54 (4.57%) SonicWALL
13 47 (3.98%) Avaya
13 47 (3.98%) Symantec
14 36 (3.05%) EMC
15 35 (2.96%) WatchGuard
16 34 (2.88%) SolarWinds
17 31 (2.62%) Intel Security
17 31 (2.62%) Oracle
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Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Bonus + Package + Career Progression
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Overtime, Training, Benefits
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Salary: BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £26000 per annum + training / certifications
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
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Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
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