Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for a NOC Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1092 1063 989
Rank change year-on-year -29 -74 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 104 132 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.077% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.079% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 90 124 263
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £26,150 £21,175 £25,500
90th Percentile £56,500 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +38.46% +4.84% +3.33%

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 166,189 166,064 194,291
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,115 136,769 163,202
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Top 15 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 21 June 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 -21 98 £40,000 +14.29% 14
UK excluding London -5 83 £45,000 +38.46% 9
South East +21 52 £45,000 +20.00% 5
London -29 21 £37,500 - 5
North of England +18 9 £32,000 +6.67% 1
East of England -21 9 £47,500 +54.47%
North West +1 7 £32,000 +6.67% 1
South West - 4 £37,250 -
Midlands +12 3 £25,000 +6.38% 3
Wales +10 3 £33,105 +12.22%
Yorkshire +18 2 - -
East Midlands +5 2 £30,000 +27.66%
Scotland - 2 - -
West Midlands +6 1 £25,000 -6.54% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 73 (70.19%) Cisco
2 51 (49.04%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (46.15%) Juniper
4 39 (37.50%) CCNP
5 37 (35.58%) Linux
6 36 (34.62%) CCNA
6 36 (34.62%) Firewall
7 33 (31.73%) MPLS
8 31 (29.81%) SLA
8 31 (29.81%) VPN
9 26 (25.00%) BGP
10 24 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (17.31%) SNMP
12 18 (17.31%) Wireless
13 17 (16.35%) WAN
14 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
15 15 (14.42%) Riverbed
15 15 (14.42%) LAN
15 15 (14.42%) ITIL
16 14 (13.46%) DNS
16 14 (13.46%) VMware
16 14 (13.46%) Service Delivery
16 14 (13.46%) SolarWinds
16 14 (13.46%) Incident Management
17 13 (12.50%) Wireshark
17 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
17 13 (12.50%) Puppet
17 13 (12.50%) Ansible
18 12 (11.54%) Python

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:

Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 36 (34.62%) Firewall
2 33 (31.73%) MPLS
3 31 (29.81%) VPN
4 26 (25.00%) BGP
5 24 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (17.31%) SNMP
6 18 (17.31%) Wireless
7 17 (16.35%) WAN
8 15 (14.42%) LAN
9 14 (13.46%) DNS
10 13 (12.50%) Wireshark
11 12 (11.54%) Wireless Security
12 11 (10.58%) Internet
12 11 (10.58%) Network Security
13 10 (9.62%) OSPF
14 8 (7.69%) SMTP
15 7 (6.73%) SSH
15 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
15 7 (6.73%) VoIP
15 7 (6.73%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.92%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.85%) Banking
2 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (1.92%) Electronics
3 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.92%) Marketing
3 2 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.96%) JSON
2 1 (0.96%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.65%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (6.73%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (3.85%) BBC
6 4 (3.85%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.96%) AS400
9 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.96%) iSeries
9 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (35.58%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) Debian
2 11 (10.58%) Windows
3 9 (8.65%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.69%) CentOS
4 8 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 7 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (14.42%) ITIL
3 14 (13.46%) Incident Management
3 14 (13.46%) Service Delivery
4 11 (10.58%) Proactive Management
5 10 (9.62%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (8.65%) Change Control
6 9 (8.65%) Load Balancing
6 9 (8.65%) Network Management
7 8 (7.69%) Business Development
8 7 (6.73%) Microservices
8 7 (6.73%) Network Design
9 5 (4.81%) SIEM
9 5 (4.81%) Tech Ops
10 4 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.85%) Change Management
10 4 (3.85%) Line Management
11 3 (2.88%) Data Centre Operations
11 3 (2.88%) ITSM
11 3 (2.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.54%) Python
2 11 (10.58%) Perl
3 9 (8.65%) Bash Shell
4 7 (6.73%) PHP
5 2 (1.92%) C
6 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby
6 1 (0.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (49.04%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (37.50%) CCNP
3 36 (34.62%) CCNA
4 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.69%) JNCIP
7 6 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (5.77%) JNCIA
8 5 (4.81%) CCIE
8 5 (4.81%) Degree
9 4 (3.85%) CCDP
10 2 (1.92%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.96%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (29.81%) SLA
2 6 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) vSphere
2 7 (6.73%) iptables
3 6 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.77%) vCloud
3 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.77%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.92%) Docker
5 1 (0.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) Ansible
1 13 (12.50%) Puppet
2 12 (11.54%) ZABBIX
3 10 (9.62%) Nagios
4 4 (3.85%) Salt
5 3 (2.88%) OSSEC
5 3 (2.88%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.92%) Cacti
6 2 (1.92%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.92%) Opsview
6 2 (1.92%) Terraform
7 1 (0.96%) Netcool
7 1 (0.96%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 73 (70.19%) Cisco
2 48 (46.15%) Juniper
3 15 (14.42%) Riverbed
4 14 (13.46%) SolarWinds
4 14 (13.46%) VMware
5 11 (10.58%) SaltStack
6 10 (9.62%) CheckPoint
7 8 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.73%) F5
9 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
10 5 (4.81%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.85%) HP
11 4 (3.85%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.85%) Rackspace
11 4 (3.85%) Remedy
11 4 (3.85%) Virgin Media
12 3 (2.88%) AlienVault
12 3 (2.88%) McAfee
12 3 (2.88%) Polycom
12 3 (2.88%) Sophos