Period
to 14 December 2017

The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 847 862 906
Rank change year-on-year +15 +44 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer 354 343 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 325 325 409
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,050
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £55,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year - -5.06% +5.33%

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 172345 179092 208059
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.52% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 138617 149527 173540
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 +28 350 £40,000 - 19
UK excluding London +30 255 £37,500 - 11
London +2 98 £46,250 +2.78% 8
South East +15 77 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North of England +28 73 £35,500 +1.43% 5
Midlands +18 44 £36,000 +2.86% 1
East of England +41 43 £47,500 +14.46%
Yorkshire +43 38 £35,000 +1.45% 2
North West +3 30 £37,500 +8.70% 3
West Midlands -10 23 £36,000 +7.46%
East Midlands +19 21 £36,000 -10.00% 1
South West +3 16 £34,500 -6.12% 2
North East -4 6 £34,000 -24.44%
Scotland -10 3 £52,500 +16.67%

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, 3rd Line Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 304 (85.88%) Windows
2 270 (76.27%) VMware
3 250 (70.62%) Active Directory
4 245 (69.21%) Windows Server
5 240 (67.80%) Microsoft
6 178 (50.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 155 (43.79%) MS Exchange
8 146 (41.24%) SAN
9 138 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 129 (36.44%) Hyper-V
11 126 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 124 (35.03%) Citrix
13 123 (34.75%) Firewall
14 119 (33.62%) Office 365
15 109 (30.79%) DNS
16 107 (30.23%) Cisco
17 92 (25.99%) SCCM
18 91 (25.71%) DHCP
19 89 (25.14%) ITIL
20 85 (24.01%) Microsoft Certification
20 85 (24.01%) Microsoft Azure
21 81 (22.88%) Windows 7
21 81 (22.88%) WAN
22 76 (21.47%) LAN
23 75 (21.19%) SQL Server
24 73 (20.62%) PowerShell
25 62 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2010
26 60 (16.95%) XenApp
26 60 (16.95%) HP
27 59 (16.67%) Linux

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
1 155 (43.79%) MS Exchange
2 62 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 42 (11.86%) Skype for Business
4 27 (7.63%) IIS
5 25 (7.06%) SharePoint
6 20 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (3.11%) Apache
8 10 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.82%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.69%) nginx
10 4 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.56%) SAS
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (9.89%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 119 (33.62%) Office 365
2 85 (24.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.52%) Mimecast
5 13 (3.67%) IaaS
6 11 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (2.82%) PaaS
8 7 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.98%) SaaS
9 6 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.28%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.28%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (41.24%) SAN
2 123 (34.75%) Firewall
3 109 (30.79%) DNS
4 91 (25.71%) DHCP
5 81 (22.88%) WAN
6 76 (21.47%) LAN
7 58 (16.38%) TCP/IP
8 45 (12.71%) VPN
9 43 (12.15%) VLAN
10 27 (7.63%) VoIP
11 26 (7.34%) Skype
12 18 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (4.52%) NAS
14 14 (3.95%) Unified Communications
15 13 (3.67%) MPLS
15 13 (3.67%) Wireless
16 12 (3.39%) Internet
16 12 (3.39%) iSCSI
17 11 (3.11%) WLAN
18 10 (2.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.69%) MySQL
5 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.56%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.56%) AutoIt
2 2 (0.56%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 33 (9.32%) Finance
2 14 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.11%) Retail
4 7 (1.98%) Back Office
4 7 (1.98%) Banking
5 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.41%) Games
7 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.24%) Web Services
2 5 (1.41%) WAP
3 4 (1.13%) LAMP
4 3 (0.85%) Flash
4 3 (0.85%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) COM
5 1 (0.28%) JSON
5 1 (0.28%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.37%) Clustering
2 19 (5.37%) Driving Licence
3 9 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (2.54%) PKI
4 8 (2.26%) Replication
5 7 (1.98%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.69%) Fintech
7 5 (1.41%) BYOD
7 5 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.41%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.85%) Equities
9 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.85%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 304 (85.88%) Windows
2 245 (69.21%) Windows Server
3 138 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 126 (35.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (22.88%) Windows 7
6 59 (16.67%) Linux
7 53 (14.97%) Windows 10
8 33 (9.32%) Windows 8
9 26 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (5.93%) Mac OS X
11 11 (3.11%) Unix
12 9 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.98%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.41%) SUSE
14 5 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.28%) Android
16 1 (0.28%) VMS
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.14%) ITIL
2 42 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (7.63%) Kalman Filter
4 23 (6.50%) Patch Management
5 21 (5.93%) Migration
6 19 (5.37%) Business Continuity
6 19 (5.37%) Mentoring
7 17 (4.80%) Change Management
8 16 (4.52%) Problem Management
8 16 (4.52%) Web Filtering
9 14 (3.95%) Coaching
9 14 (3.95%) Network Management
9 14 (3.95%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.67%) Configuration Management
11 11 (3.11%) Server Virtualisation
12 10 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.82%) Capacity Management
12 10 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (2.82%) Presales
12 10 (2.82%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.62%) PowerShell
2 50 (14.12%) SQL
3 9 (2.54%) VBScript
4 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.13%) AWK
5 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.13%) sed
6 2 (0.56%) C
6 2 (0.56%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (24.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (16.10%) MCSE
3 55 (15.54%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (14.69%) CCNA
5 44 (12.43%) MCSA
6 37 (10.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (6.78%) MCITP
8 19 (5.37%) CCA
8 19 (5.37%) Citrix Certification
9 18 (5.08%) MCP
10 16 (4.52%) Degree
11 14 (3.95%) CCNP
12 7 (1.98%) Security Cleared
13 5 (1.41%) Linux+ Certification
13 5 (1.41%) MCTS
13 5 (1.41%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.41%) VCP5
14 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.85%) IBM Certification
15 3 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.50%) SLA
2 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.85%) GDPR
3 3 (0.85%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 250 (70.62%) Active Directory
2 178 (50.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (36.44%) Hyper-V
4 60 (16.95%) XenApp
5 58 (16.38%) vSphere
6 47 (13.28%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (9.89%) XenDesktop
8 16 (4.52%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (3.67%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.41%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.13%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.13%) NFS
13 4 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.13%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.85%) vCloud
14 3 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 92 (25.99%) SCCM
2 50 (14.12%) Backup Exec
3 31 (8.76%) WSUS
4 30 (8.47%) SCOM
5 10 (2.82%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (1.69%) Puppet
9 6 (1.69%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.41%) Nagios
10 5 (1.41%) Terraform
11 4 (1.13%) DatAdvantage
11 4 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (1.13%) vMotion
12 3 (0.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 270 (76.27%) VMware
2 240 (67.80%) Microsoft
3 124 (35.03%) Citrix
4 107 (30.23%) Cisco
5 60 (16.95%) HP
6 46 (12.99%) NetApp
7 45 (12.71%) Veeam
8 38 (10.73%) Dell
9 20 (5.65%) Symantec
10 14 (3.95%) IBM
11 12 (3.39%) CheckPoint
11 12 (3.39%) Sophos
12 11 (3.11%) 3PAR
12 11 (3.11%) McAfee
13 10 (2.82%) Veritas
14 9 (2.54%) Avaya
15 8 (2.26%) Juniper
15 8 (2.26%) SonicWALL
16 7 (1.98%) Acronis
16 7 (1.98%) F5