Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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

Third Line Infrastructure Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 878 826 864
Rank change year-on-year -52 +38 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer 270 373 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 252 336 359
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £31,325 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -1.96%

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 156,793 167,298 184,358
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,303 133,948 154,470
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer.

Salary trend for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 -70 268 £40,000 +2.56% 24
UK excluding London -59 193 £39,000 +4.00% 21
London +11 77 £50,000 +5.82% 7
North of England +28 61 £37,500 +5.63% 8
Midlands +54 56 £39,000 +8.33% 2
North West +21 38 £37,500 -1.96% 5
South East -49 34 £40,000 +6.67% 5
West Midlands +42 31 £39,000 +6.12% 1
East of England -12 29 £41,750 -12.11% 1
East Midlands +18 25 £37,500 +4.17% 1
Yorkshire -3 23 £37,500 +15.38% 3
South West +3 11 £37,500 +2.74% 1
Wales - 2 £35,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 3rd Line Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 263 (97.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 226 (83.70%) Windows
3 200 (74.07%) Active Directory
4 190 (70.37%) VMware
5 173 (64.07%) Windows Server
6 158 (58.52%) Microsoft
7 106 (39.26%) Office 365
8 104 (38.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 88 (32.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 84 (31.11%) DNS
11 83 (30.74%) MS Exchange
12 80 (29.63%) DHCP
13 71 (26.30%) Cisco
14 70 (25.93%) ITIL
15 68 (25.19%) Firewall
16 65 (24.07%) Citrix
16 65 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
17 62 (22.96%) SCCM
18 56 (20.74%) PowerShell
18 56 (20.74%) LAN
18 56 (20.74%) SAN
18 56 (20.74%) Hyper-V
19 55 (20.37%) WAN
19 55 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
20 52 (19.26%) Microsoft Certification
20 52 (19.26%) SQL Server
21 49 (18.15%) TCP/IP
22 44 (16.30%) SQL
22 44 (16.30%) MCSE
23 42 (15.56%) HP

3rd Line Infrastructure 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 83 (30.74%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 25 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (7.78%) SharePoint
4 20 (7.41%) IIS
5 8 (2.96%) Apache
6 6 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.85%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.74%) CMS
8 2 (0.74%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.74%) JBoss
8 2 (0.74%) nginx
8 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.74%) WordPress
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (11.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Maximo
1 2 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 106 (39.26%) Office 365
2 88 (32.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.22%) IaaS
6 5 (1.85%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.48%) SaaS
8 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.74%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.74%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.74%) PaaS
9 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 84 (31.11%) DNS
2 80 (29.63%) DHCP
3 68 (25.19%) Firewall
4 56 (20.74%) LAN
4 56 (20.74%) SAN
5 55 (20.37%) WAN
6 49 (18.15%) TCP/IP
7 30 (11.11%) VPN
8 20 (7.41%) VLAN
9 17 (6.30%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (6.30%) VoIP
10 10 (3.70%) Internet
11 8 (2.96%) MPLS
11 8 (2.96%) Network Security
12 7 (2.59%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (2.59%) HTTP
13 6 (2.22%) FTP
13 6 (2.22%) IPsec
13 6 (2.22%) SMTP
13 6 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.48%) MySQL
6 3 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.74%) JIRA
3 2 (0.74%) PEAR
General
1 40 (14.81%) Finance
2 20 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.81%) Marketing
4 11 (4.07%) Retail
5 7 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.22%) Electronics
7 4 (1.48%) Automotive
8 2 (0.74%) French Language
8 2 (0.74%) Law
8 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.96%) Flash
2 7 (2.59%) WSH
3 3 (1.11%) LDAP
3 3 (1.11%) Web Services
4 2 (0.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.63%) Clustering
2 23 (8.52%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (7.78%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.22%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.85%) Replication
7 4 (1.48%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (1.48%) PKI
7 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) iPhone
9 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 226 (83.70%) Windows
2 173 (64.07%) Windows Server
3 65 (24.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (20.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (11.85%) Linux
6 24 (8.89%) Windows 7
7 20 (7.41%) Windows 10
8 17 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.33%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.48%) Android
10 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.11%) AIX
11 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.11%) Unix
11 3 (1.11%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.74%) CentOS
12 2 (0.74%) Solaris
13 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.37%) SUSE
13 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (97.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 70 (25.93%) ITIL
3 42 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (6.67%) Project Management
6 17 (6.30%) Migration
7 15 (5.56%) Time Management
8 14 (5.19%) Incident Management
8 14 (5.19%) ITIL V3
8 14 (5.19%) Patch Management
9 12 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.07%) Data Management
11 10 (3.70%) Change Control
12 9 (3.33%) Data Security
12 9 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (3.33%) Web Filtering
13 8 (2.96%) Business Continuity
13 8 (2.96%) Data Protection
13 8 (2.96%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.74%) PowerShell
2 44 (16.30%) SQL
3 15 (5.56%) VBScript
4 3 (1.11%) Java
5 2 (0.74%) Python
6 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (19.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (16.30%) MCSE
3 29 (10.74%) MCSA
4 25 (9.26%) CCNA
4 25 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (5.56%) Degree
5 15 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (4.44%) MCITP
7 10 (3.70%) CCA
7 10 (3.70%) CCNP
7 10 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.85%) MCP
9 5 (1.85%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.85%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.37%) CCDA
11 1 (0.37%) HND
11 1 (0.37%) MCTS
11 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.89%) SLA
2 7 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.11%) GDPR
5 2 (0.74%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.74%) PMO
6 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
System Software
1 200 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 104 (38.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (20.74%) Hyper-V
4 37 (13.70%) vSphere
5 34 (12.59%) XenApp
6 22 (8.15%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (7.41%) XenDesktop
8 11 (4.07%) XenServer
9 7 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.85%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.11%) vCloud
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (22.96%) SCCM
2 13 (4.81%) SCOM
3 12 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (4.07%) Failover Clustering
4 11 (4.07%) WSUS
5 7 (2.59%) Nagios
6 6 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.85%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.48%) XenMobile
9 3 (1.11%) Ansible
9 3 (1.11%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.11%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.11%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.11%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 190 (70.37%) VMware
2 158 (58.52%) Microsoft
3 71 (26.30%) Cisco
4 65 (24.07%) Citrix
5 42 (15.56%) HP
6 30 (11.11%) Dell
7 23 (8.52%) EMC
8 21 (7.78%) Veeam
9 20 (7.41%) McAfee
10 12 (4.44%) NetApp
11 11 (4.07%) 3PAR
11 11 (4.07%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.70%) IBM
12 10 (3.70%) Mitel
13 9 (3.33%) CommVault
13 9 (3.33%) Meraki
14 7 (2.59%) SAP
15 6 (2.22%) EqualLogic
15 6 (2.22%) Isilon
16 5 (1.85%) Nimble Storage