Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Engineer was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 458 444 407
Rank change year-on-year -14 -37 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 1,058 1,199 1,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.68% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.71% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 963 1,094 1,298
UK median annual salary £39,500 £38,875 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.61% +3.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%

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 160,851 169,319 184,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.98% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129,634 135,625 155,306
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 -28 1,012 £40,000 +1.27% 105
UK excluding London -8 745 £37,500 - 78
London -18 291 £45,000 +5.88% 30
North of England +12 192 £36,000 +1.41% 26
South East -67 162 £39,000 +4.00% 17
East of England +40 149 £42,500 - 7
Midlands +23 131 £37,500 - 14
North West +11 111 £36,000 -2.04% 11
South West +5 87 £34,000 +1.49% 11
Yorkshire +2 75 £37,000 +5.71% 13
East Midlands +32 71 £39,500 +5.33% 9
West Midlands +13 60 £37,500 - 5
Wales +8 19 £35,000 +7.69% 1
North East -10 6 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Scotland -9 5 £43,750 -12.50% 2

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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.

1 780 (73.72%) Windows
2 602 (56.90%) Active Directory
3 601 (56.81%) VMware
4 578 (54.63%) Microsoft
5 539 (50.95%) Windows Server
6 432 (40.83%) Office 365
7 358 (33.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 320 (30.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 303 (28.64%) MS Exchange
10 286 (27.03%) Hyper-V
11 285 (26.94%) Firewall
12 277 (26.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 268 (25.33%) DNS
14 245 (23.16%) Cisco
15 234 (22.12%) ITIL
16 233 (22.02%) Microsoft Azure
17 217 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
17 217 (20.51%) DHCP
18 213 (20.13%) Citrix
19 189 (17.86%) SCCM
20 178 (16.82%) WAN
21 170 (16.07%) SAN
22 169 (15.97%) LAN
23 158 (14.93%) SQL
24 153 (14.46%) SQL Server
25 152 (14.37%) PowerShell
26 149 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
27 147 (13.89%) Windows 10
28 137 (12.95%) TCP/IP
28 137 (12.95%) Finance

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
1 303 (28.64%) MS Exchange
2 115 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 107 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 95 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (5.20%) Skype for Business
6 37 (3.50%) IIS
7 36 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (1.80%) Apache
9 16 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.04%) nginx
11 9 (0.85%) CMS
11 9 (0.85%) JBoss
11 9 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.85%) WordPress
12 8 (0.76%) Site Server
13 6 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 118 (11.15%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.095%) Avid Media Composer
4 1 (0.095%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Magento
2 3 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.19%) Maximo
3 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.095%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 432 (40.83%) Office 365
2 233 (22.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (4.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (2.55%) IaaS
6 21 (1.98%) Mimecast
7 15 (1.42%) SaaS
8 14 (1.32%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.85%) CloudFront
9 9 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.47%) G Suite
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.28%) Route 53
13 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.19%) PaaS
14 1 (0.095%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.095%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 285 (26.94%) Firewall
2 268 (25.33%) DNS
3 217 (20.51%) DHCP
4 178 (16.82%) WAN
5 170 (16.07%) SAN
6 169 (15.97%) LAN
7 137 (12.95%) TCP/IP
8 83 (7.84%) VPN
9 75 (7.09%) VLAN
10 59 (5.58%) Wireless
11 57 (5.39%) VoIP
12 53 (5.01%) Network Security
13 46 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (4.35%) Internet
14 44 (4.16%) NetScaler
14 44 (4.16%) Remote Desktop
15 41 (3.88%) Skype
16 40 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
17 28 (2.65%) NAS
18 24 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (1.80%) MySQL
5 17 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.47%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.19%) Power BI
10 2 (0.19%) QlikView
11 1 (0.095%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.095%) GIS
11 1 (0.095%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.095%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.095%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.095%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.85%) PEAR
3 7 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.47%) JIRA
6 2 (0.19%) Hudson
7 1 (0.095%) MSI
7 1 (0.095%) Visual Studio
General
1 137 (12.95%) Finance
2 55 (5.20%) Retail
3 48 (4.54%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.50%) Marketing
5 31 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.17%) Electronics
7 16 (1.51%) Banking
8 13 (1.23%) Automotive
9 9 (0.85%) Front Office
9 9 (0.85%) Law
9 9 (0.85%) Legal
9 9 (0.85%) Publishing
10 8 (0.76%) Advertising
11 5 (0.47%) Games
12 4 (0.38%) Back Office
12 4 (0.38%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.095%) Billing
14 1 (0.095%) German Language
14 1 (0.095%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.36%) Web Services
2 19 (1.80%) Flash
3 17 (1.61%) LDAP
4 8 (0.76%) WSH
5 6 (0.57%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.28%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.19%) .NET
7 2 (0.19%) COM
7 2 (0.19%) JSON
7 2 (0.19%) Mason
7 2 (0.19%) REST
7 2 (0.19%) XML
7 2 (0.19%) XMPP
8 1 (0.095%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.095%) HTML
8 1 (0.095%) Kafka
8 1 (0.095%) Spring
8 1 (0.095%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (0.095%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 56 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
3 49 (4.63%) Driving Licence
4 47 (4.44%) Clustering
5 25 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 25 (2.36%) NHS
6 20 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.51%) EMC VMAX
8 13 (1.23%) EMC VNX
9 12 (1.13%) Private Cloud
10 10 (0.95%) Replication
11 9 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.76%) Fintech
13 7 (0.66%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.57%) iPad
14 6 (0.57%) PKI
15 5 (0.47%) PDA
16 4 (0.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 780 (73.72%) Windows
2 539 (50.95%) Windows Server
3 277 (26.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 217 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 147 (13.89%) Windows 10
6 128 (12.10%) Windows 7
7 107 (10.11%) Linux
8 43 (4.06%) Windows 8
9 42 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.98%) Windows XP
12 20 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 20 (1.89%) Unix
13 13 (1.23%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.95%) Solaris
15 9 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.76%) CentOS
17 7 (0.66%) AIX
18 6 (0.57%) Android
19 4 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (33.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 234 (22.12%) ITIL
3 111 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 58 (5.48%) Migration
6 52 (4.91%) Incident Management
7 49 (4.63%) Service Delivery
8 42 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (3.88%) Change Management
10 35 (3.31%) Mentoring
10 35 (3.31%) Service Management
11 34 (3.21%) Project Management
12 33 (3.12%) High Availability
13 32 (3.02%) Kalman Filter
13 32 (3.02%) Patch Management
14 30 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
15 29 (2.74%) Problem Management
16 24 (2.27%) Time Management
17 22 (2.08%) Cybersecurity
17 22 (2.08%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 158 (14.93%) SQL
2 152 (14.37%) PowerShell
3 21 (1.98%) VBScript
4 17 (1.61%) Python
5 14 (1.32%) Java
6 9 (0.85%) C
6 9 (0.85%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.47%) C#
8 5 (0.47%) Perl
9 3 (0.28%) C++
9 3 (0.28%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.19%) VB
11 1 (0.095%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 149 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
3 101 (9.55%) MCSE
4 98 (9.26%) CCNA
5 63 (5.95%) Security Cleared
6 55 (5.20%) CCNP
6 55 (5.20%) MCSA
7 48 (4.54%) SC Cleared
8 44 (4.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 43 (4.06%) Degree
10 42 (3.97%) MCITP
11 28 (2.65%) MCP
12 26 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 19 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (1.70%) MCTS
15 12 (1.13%) CCA
16 10 (0.95%) NCDA
16 10 (0.95%) NCIE
17 8 (0.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (9.36%) SLA
2 22 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.13%) PMO
4 11 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.85%) ISO 14001
5 9 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (0.76%) GDPR
6 8 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.28%) QA
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 602 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 320 (30.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 286 (27.03%) Hyper-V
4 107 (10.11%) XenApp
5 93 (8.79%) vSphere
6 73 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (6.33%) XenDesktop
8 37 (3.50%) Terminal Services
9 20 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.89%) XenServer
10 11 (1.04%) ProxySG
10 11 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.85%) DFS Replication
12 8 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.66%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.38%) Docker
15 4 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.28%) Shibboleth
16 3 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 189 (17.86%) SCCM
2 36 (3.40%) Backup Exec
3 35 (3.31%) SCOM
4 33 (3.12%) WSUS
5 22 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (1.70%) Nagios
7 15 (1.42%) Ansible
8 14 (1.32%) vCenter Server
9 13 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
9 13 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
10 12 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (1.04%) FortiGate
11 11 (1.04%) Puppet
12 10 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
12 10 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
14 8 (0.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 601 (56.81%) VMware
2 578 (54.63%) Microsoft
3 245 (23.16%) Cisco
4 213 (20.13%) Citrix
5 100 (9.45%) HP
6 60 (5.67%) McAfee
7 57 (5.39%) EMC
8 51 (4.82%) Dell
9 48 (4.54%) Veeam
10 43 (4.06%) SolarWinds
11 42 (3.97%) Red Hat
12 40 (3.78%) NetApp
13 38 (3.59%) Juniper
14 32 (3.02%) Palo Alto
15 31 (2.93%) Symantec
16 28 (2.65%) F5
17 26 (2.46%) Apple
18 25 (2.36%) CheckPoint
19 24 (2.27%) CommVault
19 24 (2.27%) IBM