Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 861 838
Rank change year-on-year -15 -23 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer 316 349 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 302 322 439
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,525 £31,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,425 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 166,603 170,818 195,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.18% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,776 139,014 164,319
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Top 14 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 23 July 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 +3 309 £40,000 - 32
UK excluding London -19 216 £37,500 - 28
London -20 96 £47,500 - 6
Midlands +68 76 £37,500 +10.29% 4
North of England +21 70 £35,000 -6.67% 15
West Midlands +49 41 £36,000 +5.88% 2
North West +21 36 £37,500 -2.60% 6
East Midlands +34 35 £37,500 +25.00% 2
South East -51 33 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Yorkshire +17 29 £35,000 -6.67% 7
East of England -11 21 £46,056 +2.35% 3
South West -10 13 £33,250 -5.67% 1
North East -15 5 £27,500 -24.66% 2
Wales +4 3 £36,000 +2.86% 2

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 267 (84.49%) Windows
2 220 (69.62%) VMware
3 215 (68.04%) Active Directory
4 209 (66.14%) Windows Server
5 188 (59.49%) Microsoft
6 127 (40.19%) Office 365
7 121 (38.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 109 (34.49%) DNS
9 105 (33.23%) MS Exchange
10 96 (30.38%) Cisco
11 94 (29.75%) SAN
12 92 (29.11%) SCCM
13 89 (28.16%) DHCP
14 88 (27.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 86 (27.22%) Firewall
16 79 (25.00%) SQL Server
17 75 (23.73%) Citrix
18 74 (23.42%) Hyper-V
18 74 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
19 73 (23.10%) Windows Server 2012
20 69 (21.84%) WAN
20 69 (21.84%) Microsoft Office
21 67 (21.20%) ITIL
22 65 (20.57%) LAN
23 64 (20.25%) Microsoft Certification
24 61 (19.30%) PowerShell
25 59 (18.67%) MCSE
26 53 (16.77%) TCP/IP
27 52 (16.46%) Windows 7
28 43 (13.61%) VMware ESXi

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
1 105 (33.23%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 37 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (5.38%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.48%) IIS
7 8 (2.53%) Site Server
8 7 (2.22%) Apache
9 5 (1.58%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.63%) CMS
10 2 (0.63%) JBoss
10 2 (0.63%) nginx
10 2 (0.63%) WordPress
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 69 (21.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Maximo
1 2 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 127 (40.19%) Office 365
2 74 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.58%) IaaS
5 5 (1.58%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.27%) G Suite
7 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.95%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.95%) SaaS
8 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.63%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.63%) PaaS
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (34.49%) DNS
2 94 (29.75%) SAN
3 89 (28.16%) DHCP
4 86 (27.22%) Firewall
5 69 (21.84%) WAN
6 65 (20.57%) LAN
7 53 (16.77%) TCP/IP
8 26 (8.23%) VPN
9 25 (7.91%) VLAN
10 24 (7.59%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (7.28%) VoIP
12 19 (6.01%) MPLS
13 10 (3.16%) IPsec
14 9 (2.85%) Network Security
14 9 (2.85%) Wireless
15 8 (2.53%) NAS
15 8 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (2.53%) VSAN
16 7 (2.22%) Internet
16 7 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.95%) MySQL
6 2 (0.63%) QlikView
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.63%) PEAR
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (6.96%) Finance
2 18 (5.70%) Marketing
3 17 (5.38%) Retail
4 13 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.53%) Advertising
6 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.27%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) French Language
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.85%) WSH
2 7 (2.22%) Flash
3 4 (1.27%) Web Services
4 2 (0.63%) COM
4 2 (0.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.33%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.01%) Clustering
2 19 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.11%) Driving Licence
4 6 (1.90%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.58%) Replication
6 4 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.27%) PKI
6 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.32%) Fintech
8 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) iPhone
8 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 267 (84.49%) Windows
2 209 (66.14%) Windows Server
3 88 (27.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (23.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (16.46%) Windows 7
6 35 (11.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (10.13%) Linux
7 32 (10.13%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.85%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.53%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.58%) Android
11 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.95%) Unix
13 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.63%) CentOS
13 2 (0.63%) Debian
13 2 (0.63%) Solaris
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.20%) ITIL
2 42 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (7.28%) Migration
4 18 (5.70%) Time Management
5 15 (4.75%) E-Commerce
5 15 (4.75%) Project Management
6 13 (4.11%) Patch Management
7 12 (3.80%) Incident Management
8 11 (3.48%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.16%) Asset Management
9 10 (3.16%) Commercial Awareness
9 10 (3.16%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 9 (2.85%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (2.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 9 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (2.85%) Tech Ops
10 9 (2.85%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (2.22%) Business Continuity
11 7 (2.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.30%) PowerShell
2 32 (10.13%) SQL
3 18 (5.70%) VBScript
4 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.63%) Java
4 2 (0.63%) Perl
4 2 (0.63%) Python
5 1 (0.32%) C
5 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (20.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (18.67%) MCSE
3 34 (10.76%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (10.13%) CCNA
5 26 (8.23%) MCSA
6 24 (7.59%) MCITP
7 15 (4.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.80%) MCP
9 11 (3.48%) CCNP
10 8 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.58%) Degree
12 3 (0.95%) CCA
12 3 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.32%) HND
13 1 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.32%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.54%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) GDPR
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 215 (68.04%) Active Directory
2 121 (38.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (23.42%) Hyper-V
4 43 (13.61%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (9.81%) vSphere
6 29 (9.18%) XenApp
7 11 (3.48%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.85%) XenServer
9 6 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.27%) Shibboleth
10 4 (1.27%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.95%) vCloud
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.32%) pfSense
12 1 (0.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 92 (29.11%) SCCM
2 25 (7.91%) WSUS
3 15 (4.75%) SCOM
3 15 (4.75%) vCenter Server
4 11 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (1.90%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.27%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.27%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.27%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.95%) Ansible
10 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.95%) Puppet
10 3 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 220 (69.62%) VMware
2 188 (59.49%) Microsoft
3 96 (30.38%) Cisco
4 75 (23.73%) Citrix
5 42 (13.29%) Dell
6 35 (11.08%) HP
7 25 (7.91%) Veeam
8 18 (5.70%) EMC
9 16 (5.06%) McAfee
10 15 (4.75%) Sophos
11 12 (3.80%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.80%) SonicWALL
12 11 (3.48%) NetApp
13 10 (3.16%) Meraki
13 10 (3.16%) Mitel
14 9 (2.85%) Symantec
14 9 (2.85%) WatchGuard
15 8 (2.53%) CheckPoint
15 8 (2.53%) CommVault
15 8 (2.53%) IBM