Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a NOC Engineer was £38,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1064 1089 998
Rank change year-on-year +25 -91 +128
Permanent jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 105 104 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.059% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.061% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 91 103 245
UK median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% +11.94% +11.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £25,950
90th Percentile £58,000 £45,000 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +17.14% +7.69% +4.84%

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 163,706 170,309 190,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 96.08% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131,888 137,543 160,592
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC 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 NOC Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 August 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 +43 99 £39,250 +4.67% 22
UK excluding London +46 82 £41,000 +17.14% 15
South East +26 49 £45,000 +9.76% 1
London +29 23 £37,500 - 8
North of England +23 13 £26,000 -20.00% 5
Midlands +14 11 £30,000 - 3
West Midlands +33 9 £30,000 - 3
North West +6 7 £26,250 -19.23% 4
Yorkshire +41 6 £26,000 - 1
Wales +1 3 £33,105 +12.22%
South West - 3 £51,000 - 4
East Midlands +7 2 £30,000 +27.66%
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 79 (75.24%) Cisco
2 52 (49.52%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (46.67%) Firewall
4 41 (39.05%) CCNA
5 40 (38.10%) Juniper
6 39 (37.14%) CCNP
7 31 (29.52%) VPN
8 28 (26.67%) Linux
9 27 (25.71%) BGP
10 26 (24.76%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (22.86%) SLA
12 23 (21.90%) MPLS
13 22 (20.95%) Data Centre
14 21 (20.00%) LAN
14 21 (20.00%) WAN
15 19 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (17.14%) Wireless
17 17 (16.19%) OSPF
18 16 (15.24%) VoIP
19 14 (13.33%) VMware
19 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
19 14 (13.33%) Riverbed
20 13 (12.38%) Linux Command Line
20 13 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (12.38%) Incident Management
21 12 (11.43%) Service Delivery
21 12 (11.43%) CheckPoint
21 12 (11.43%) vSphere
22 11 (10.48%) Wireshark
22 11 (10.48%) Wireless Security

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 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (46.67%) Firewall
2 31 (29.52%) VPN
3 27 (25.71%) BGP
4 26 (24.76%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (21.90%) MPLS
6 21 (20.00%) LAN
6 21 (20.00%) WAN
7 18 (17.14%) Wireless
8 17 (16.19%) OSPF
9 16 (15.24%) VoIP
10 11 (10.48%) Wireless Security
10 11 (10.48%) Wireshark
11 9 (8.57%) SNMP
12 8 (7.62%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (6.67%) NetScaler
13 7 (6.67%) VLAN
14 5 (4.76%) ADSL
14 5 (4.76%) Internet
14 5 (4.76%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 9 (8.57%) Banking
2 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Finance
4 3 (2.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Back Office
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.86%) XMPP
3 1 (0.95%) JSON
3 1 (0.95%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.38%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (8.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 7 (6.67%) BBC
5 7 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.90%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.95%) AS400
8 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.95%) iSeries
8 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.67%) Linux
2 10 (9.52%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) Debian
3 7 (6.67%) Unix
3 7 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.81%) CentOS
4 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.81%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.10%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (12.38%) Incident Management
3 12 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 11 (10.48%) ITIL
5 10 (9.52%) Network Design
6 8 (7.62%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.67%) Proactive Management
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.76%) Network Management
8 5 (4.76%) SIEM
9 4 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.81%) Line Management
9 4 (3.81%) Microservices
9 4 (3.81%) Proactive Monitoring
10 3 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (1.90%) Coaching
11 2 (1.90%) Data Centre Operations
11 2 (1.90%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.57%) Python
2 6 (5.71%) Perl
3 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.81%) PHP
5 3 (2.86%) Ruby
6 2 (1.90%) C
6 2 (1.90%) SQL
7 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (49.52%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (39.05%) CCNA
3 39 (37.14%) CCNP
4 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.62%) CCIE
7 7 (6.67%) CCDP
7 7 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (6.67%) JNCIA
8 5 (4.76%) Degree
9 2 (1.90%) CCNP Voice
9 2 (1.90%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.86%) SLA
2 6 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.90%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (11.43%) vSphere
2 9 (8.57%) vCloud
3 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.81%) iptables
4 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) Ansible
1 7 (6.67%) Puppet
2 5 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.76%) Nagios
2 5 (4.76%) ZABBIX
3 3 (2.86%) OSSEC
3 3 (2.86%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.90%) Cacti
4 2 (1.90%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.90%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.90%) Opsview
4 2 (1.90%) Salt
4 2 (1.90%) Terraform
5 1 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (75.24%) Cisco
2 40 (38.10%) Juniper
3 14 (13.33%) Riverbed
3 14 (13.33%) VMware
4 12 (11.43%) CheckPoint
5 9 (8.57%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.67%) Rackspace
6 7 (6.67%) SaltStack
6 7 (6.67%) Virgin Media
7 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.76%) F5
9 4 (3.81%) Palo Alto
9 4 (3.81%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.81%) Remedy
9 4 (3.81%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.86%) AlienVault
10 3 (2.86%) McAfee
10 3 (2.86%) Polycom
10 3 (2.86%) Sophos
11 2 (1.90%) Aruba