The table below looks at the statistics for the NOC Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NOC Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Operations Centre Engineer
Rank 818 773 824
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 84 103 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.097% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.10% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 79 87 65
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £25,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

NOC Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NOC Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

NOC Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NOC Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NOC Engineer within the UK.

NOC Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

NOC Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NOC Engineer over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

NOC Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

NOC Engineer
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NOC Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 84 £32,500 -7.14% 7
South East -8 49 £32,500 -3.70% 4
London -38 21 £39,500 +12.85% 1
Berkshire -4 18 £35,000 +8.94% 1
Basingstoke +15 16 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Hampshire +6 16 £35,000 +16.66% 1
West Midlands -8 10 £29,000 -3.33%
Slough - 9 £35,000 - 1
Surrey - 9 £24,500 - 1
Birmingham - 9 £29,000 -
Reigate - 8 £24,500 - 1
West Sussex - 6 £32,500 -
City of London +6 5 £39,500 +31.66% 1
Newbury +11 4 £32,500 -
Reading -11 4 £26,500 -11.66%
Bolton +7 3 £22,000 -4.34% 1
Manchester +3 3 £22,000 -4.34% 1
North West -15 3 £22,000 -4.34% 1
Crawley - 2 £32,500 -
Horsham - 2 £24,250 -
Hertfordshire -18 1 £21,500 -14.00% 1
East of England -44 1 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £29,000 -
Redditch - 1 £29,000 -
Hertford - 1 £21,500 - 1
Hoddesdon - 1 £21,500 -
Camberley - 1 £34,000 -

NOC Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited NOC Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with NOC Engineer in their job title.

1 111 (73.51%) Cisco
2 91 (60.26%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (50.99%) CCNA
4 74 (49.01%) MPLS
5 58 (38.41%) Firewall
6 56 (37.09%) BGP
7 51 (33.77%) OSPF
8 48 (31.79%) Telecoms
9 45 (29.80%) Security Cleared
10 44 (29.14%) CCNP
11 43 (28.48%) Juniper
12 34 (22.52%) SLA
13 33 (21.85%) ITIL
14 32 (21.19%) SC Cleared
15 30 (19.87%) Network Monitoring
15 30 (19.87%) WAN
16 29 (19.21%) Incident Management
17 24 (15.89%) IPsec
17 24 (15.89%) Ethernet
18 23 (15.23%) VPN
18 23 (15.23%) VoIP
19 20 (13.25%) Linux
19 20 (13.25%) Network Security
19 20 (13.25%) Network Management
20 19 (12.58%) CheckPoint
21 18 (11.92%) JNCIA
22 17 (11.26%) SolarWinds
22 17 (11.26%) CTC Cleared
23 16 (10.60%) DSL
24 15 (9.93%) DNS

NOC Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited NOC Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with NOC Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.62%) MS Exchange
1 10 (6.62%) Lync
2 5 (3.31%) Apache
3 2 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (49.01%) MPLS
2 58 (38.41%) Firewall
3 56 (37.09%) BGP
4 51 (33.77%) OSPF
5 30 (19.87%) WAN
6 24 (15.89%) Ethernet
6 24 (15.89%) IPsec
7 23 (15.23%) VoIP
7 23 (15.23%) VPN
8 20 (13.25%) Network Security
9 16 (10.60%) DSL
10 15 (9.93%) DNS
10 15 (9.93%) PPP
10 15 (9.93%) ISDN
11 13 (8.61%) SSL
12 12 (7.95%) Internet
12 12 (7.95%) VPLS
13 11 (7.28%) xDSL
13 11 (7.28%) L2TP
13 11 (7.28%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) MySQL
2 4 (2.65%) QlikView
3 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 48 (31.79%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.61%) Finance
3 7 (4.64%) Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.65%) German Language
5 2 (1.32%) Welsh Language
5 2 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.27%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.99%) Statistics
3 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.66%) Firmware
4 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.66%) Open Source
4 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.25%) Linux
2 8 (5.30%) UNIX
3 7 (4.64%) CentOS
4 5 (3.31%) Windows
5 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.32%) Debian
5 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.85%) ITIL
2 30 (19.87%) Network Monitoring
3 29 (19.21%) Incident Management
4 20 (13.25%) Network Management
5 14 (9.27%) Change Management
6 13 (8.61%) Load Balancing
7 12 (7.95%) Service Management
8 8 (5.30%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (4.64%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.64%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.97%) Line Management
10 6 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.65%) Network Design
11 4 (2.65%) ITIL V2
11 4 (2.65%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.65%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Architecture
12 2 (1.32%) Problem Management
12 2 (1.32%) Configuration Management
12 2 (1.32%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.30%) C
2 6 (3.97%) Perl
2 6 (3.97%) Python
3 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.32%) PHP
5 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 91 (60.26%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (50.99%) CCNA
3 45 (29.80%) Security Cleared
4 44 (29.14%) CCNP
5 32 (21.19%) SC Cleared
6 18 (11.92%) JNCIA
7 17 (11.26%) CTC Cleared
8 13 (8.61%) Degree
9 9 (5.96%) Network+ Certification
9 9 (5.96%) CCIE
10 8 (5.30%) JNCIS
11 6 (3.97%) JNCIE
12 4 (2.65%) CCIP
13 3 (1.99%) HNC
13 3 (1.99%) HND
13 3 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (1.32%) MCSE
14 2 (1.32%) MCSA
14 2 (1.32%) CCSP
14 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (22.52%) SLA
2 12 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.62%) vSphere
3 9 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (5.30%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.32%) Nmap
5 2 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (7.95%) Netcool
2 11 (7.28%) Zenoss
3 3 (1.99%) Nagios
4 2 (1.32%) Nessus
4 2 (1.32%) Puppet
4 2 (1.32%) OpenView
4 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.66%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 111 (73.51%) Cisco
2 43 (28.48%) Juniper
3 19 (12.58%) CheckPoint
4 17 (11.26%) SolarWinds
5 15 (9.93%) Microsoft
6 14 (9.27%) HP
6 14 (9.27%) VMware
7 11 (7.28%) Polycom
8 10 (6.62%) Sonus
8 10 (6.62%) Ericsson
9 9 (5.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 8 (5.30%) BMC
10 8 (5.30%) Sophos
11 7 (4.64%) Aastra
12 6 (3.97%) Brocade
13 5 (3.31%) Acme Packet
13 5 (3.31%) F5
13 5 (3.31%) Avaya
14 4 (2.65%) Red Hat
15 2 (1.32%) Fortinet
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