The median annual salary for a 3rd Line Support Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Third Line Support Specialist
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 936 955
Rank change year-on-year +95 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Specialist 17 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.017% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.018% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 22
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +22.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £34,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £51,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £49,000 £32,125
% change year-on-year -9.18% +52.52%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

3rd Line Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured 3rd Line Support Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Specialist in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for 3rd Line Support Specialist in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Specialist over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for 3rd Line Support Specialist in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
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 Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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 +101 14 £46,250 -1.59% 1
South East +50 6 £45,000 -
Berkshire +41 5 £47,500 -5.00%
London +79 4 £60,000 +55.84%
Reading +33 3 £51,250 +2.50%
Manchester - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £44,500 -
North West - 2 - -
Surrey +50 1 £29,000 -22.66%
Yorkshire +30 1 £36,500 -
Hertfordshire +18 1 £47,500 -9.52%
East of England +15 1 £47,500 -3.06%
St Albans - 1 £47,500 -
Leeds - 1 £36,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £36,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 3rd Line Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
4 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 12 (37.50%) Finance
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
5 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
6 9 (28.13%) ITIL
7 8 (25.00%) LAN
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (21.88%) SCCM
8 7 (21.88%) DHCP
8 7 (21.88%) DNS
8 7 (21.88%) Citrix
9 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.75%) Firewall
10 5 (15.63%) High Availability
10 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (15.63%) EMC
10 5 (15.63%) SQL
10 5 (15.63%) AIX
10 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
11 4 (12.50%) Veritas
11 4 (12.50%) SLA
11 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.50%) Banking
11 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
11 4 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (9.38%) HP StoreVirtual

3rd Line Support Specialist 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) EQXanite
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (25.00%) LAN
3 7 (21.88%) DHCP
3 7 (21.88%) DNS
4 6 (18.75%) Firewall
5 4 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (9.38%) VLAN
6 3 (9.38%) WAN
7 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.13%) FCoE
7 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.13%) Internet
7 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.13%) Skype
7 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.13%) VPLS
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) Informix
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) French Language
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) HP StoreVirtual
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) EPoS
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (15.63%) AIX
5 3 (9.38%) Unix
6 2 (6.25%) HPUX
6 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.25%) Solaris
6 2 (6.25%) SUSE
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) High Availability
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.38%) Release Management
4 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Information Management
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (3.13%) Email Filtering
6 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.13%) Network Design
6 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCNA
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
1 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (9.38%) MCSE
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) XenApp
4 3 (9.38%) XenServer
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.25%) PaperCut
3 2 (6.25%) SafeCom
4 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.13%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) EMC
5 4 (12.50%) Veritas
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco
6 3 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 3 (9.38%) Remedy
6 3 (9.38%) Sophos
6 3 (9.38%) Veeam
7 2 (6.25%) arcserve
7 2 (6.25%) CommVault
7 2 (6.25%) Equitrac
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.25%) Sybase
7 2 (6.25%) Symantec
8 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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