Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a NOC Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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

Network Operations Centre Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 990 1094 938
Rank change year-on-year +104 -156 +104
Permanent jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 128 86 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.050% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.052% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 108 88 223
UK median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +5.26% +16.92%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,275 £21,000
90th Percentile £51,875 £46,625 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +15.38%

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 143,426 166,518 170,931
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,631 135,294 142,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

NOC Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured NOC Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NOC Engineer 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.

Salary trend for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NOC Engineer over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NOC Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. 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 +117 128 £32,500 -18.75% 22
UK excluding London +98 97 £32,500 -18.75% 20
South East +51 44 £38,500 -3.75% 12
London +64 31 £36,500 -7.59% 2
West Midlands +56 26 £32,500 +12.07% 6
Midlands +42 26 £32,500 +12.07% 6
North of England +51 23 £25,000 -35.90%
North West +38 19 £25,000 -35.90%
Yorkshire - 4 £26,000 -
East of England +20 3 £27,000 +5.88% 1
South West - 1 - - 1

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, NOC 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 NOC Engineer in the job title.

1 96 (75.00%) Cisco
2 73 (57.03%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (50.00%) CCNA
4 58 (45.31%) Firewall
5 57 (44.53%) BGP
6 45 (35.16%) Juniper
7 42 (32.81%) MPLS
8 40 (31.25%) OSPF
8 40 (31.25%) CCNP
9 35 (27.34%) WAN
10 33 (25.78%) Data Centre
11 29 (22.66%) Telecoms
12 25 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (16.41%) LAN
14 18 (14.06%) ITIL
14 18 (14.06%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (13.28%) Ethernet
16 16 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
17 14 (10.94%) Incident Management
18 13 (10.16%) Nokia
18 13 (10.16%) Windows
18 13 (10.16%) Linux
18 13 (10.16%) Proactive Management
19 12 (9.38%) SolarWinds
19 12 (9.38%) SLA
19 12 (9.38%) Internet
19 12 (9.38%) DSL
20 11 (8.59%) VPN
20 11 (8.59%) VMware
21 10 (7.81%) xDSL

NOC 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 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Office 365
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 58 (45.31%) Firewall
2 57 (44.53%) BGP
3 42 (32.81%) MPLS
4 40 (31.25%) OSPF
5 35 (27.34%) WAN
6 21 (16.41%) LAN
7 18 (14.06%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (13.28%) Ethernet
9 12 (9.38%) DSL
9 12 (9.38%) Internet
10 11 (8.59%) VPN
11 10 (7.81%) xDSL
12 9 (7.03%) DNS
12 9 (7.03%) SNMP
13 8 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (6.25%) IPsec
13 8 (6.25%) L2TP
13 8 (6.25%) PPP
13 8 (6.25%) VoIP
13 8 (6.25%) X.21
General
1 29 (22.66%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.47%) Finance
3 6 (4.69%) Advertising
4 5 (3.91%) Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.78%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.13%) e-Learning
4 4 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (2.34%) BBC
6 2 (1.56%) AS400
6 2 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.56%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) iSeries
7 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.16%) Linux
1 13 (10.16%) Windows
2 6 (4.69%) Unix
3 5 (3.91%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.34%) CentOS
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Debian
5 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (14.06%) ITIL
3 16 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 14 (10.94%) Incident Management
5 13 (10.16%) Proactive Management
6 10 (7.81%) Network Optimisation
7 9 (7.03%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.25%) Change Management
8 8 (6.25%) Coaching
8 8 (6.25%) ITSM
8 8 (6.25%) Network Management
8 8 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 8 (6.25%) Tech Ops
9 7 (5.47%) Network Design
10 5 (3.91%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.91%) Statistical Analysis
11 4 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.13%) SIEM
12 3 (2.34%) Break/Fix
12 3 (2.34%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) Python
2 5 (3.91%) Ruby
3 2 (1.56%) C
3 2 (1.56%) SQL
4 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.78%) Perl
4 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 73 (57.03%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (50.00%) CCNA
3 40 (31.25%) CCNP
4 8 (6.25%) Degree
5 7 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.69%) JNCIA
6 6 (4.69%) JNCIS
6 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.91%) CCIE
8 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.34%) CCDP
10 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.81%) Firmware
2 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.13%) vCloud
3 4 (3.13%) VMware NSX
3 4 (3.13%) vSphere
4 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) Nagios
1 6 (4.69%) SCOM
2 5 (3.91%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.91%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.91%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.13%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.34%) Puppet
5 2 (1.56%) Grafana
6 1 (0.78%) Ansible
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.78%) Iperf
6 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.78%) Salt
6 1 (0.78%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 96 (75.00%) Cisco
2 45 (35.16%) Juniper
3 13 (10.16%) Nokia
4 12 (9.38%) SolarWinds
5 11 (8.59%) VMware
6 10 (7.81%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.47%) Virgin Media
8 6 (4.69%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.91%) Fortinet
9 5 (3.91%) McAfee
10 4 (3.13%) Dell
10 4 (3.13%) Huawei
10 4 (3.13%) Red Box
10 4 (3.13%) Remedy
11 3 (2.34%) Ericsson
11 3 (2.34%) Foundry
11 3 (2.34%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.34%) Rackspace
11 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.34%) Ruckus Wireless