Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a NOC Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1038 1103 950
Rank change year-on-year +65 -153 +139
Permanent jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 119 80 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.046% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.048% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 105 84 248
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +8.55%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,000 £47,500 £53,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,500 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year +0.73% +3.79% -3.30%

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 157,980 168,274 183,899
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,315 134,818 154,230
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 £82,500 £78,750 £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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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 +94 117 £35,000 -6.67% 20
UK excluding London +46 91 £34,500 +0.73% 17
South East +51 48 £45,000 +12.50% 4
London +47 28 £38,750 -3.13% 4
North of England +35 25 £25,000 -16.67% 4
North West +20 18 £25,000 -16.67% 3
West Midlands +41 15 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Midlands +27 15 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Yorkshire +30 7 £26,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
South West - 1 - - 2

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 93 (78.15%) Cisco
2 65 (54.62%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (47.90%) Firewall
4 56 (47.06%) CCNA
5 45 (37.82%) BGP
6 42 (35.29%) CCNP
7 41 (34.45%) Juniper
8 37 (31.09%) MPLS
9 34 (28.57%) Data Centre
10 33 (27.73%) VPN
11 30 (25.21%) WAN
12 29 (24.37%) OSPF
13 27 (22.69%) LAN
14 25 (21.01%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (18.49%) Linux
16 21 (17.65%) SLA
16 21 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (14.29%) VoIP
18 16 (13.45%) Wireless
19 15 (12.61%) VMware
19 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (11.76%) CheckPoint
20 14 (11.76%) ITIL
21 13 (10.92%) Telecoms
21 13 (10.92%) Linux Command Line
21 13 (10.92%) Cisco IOS
22 12 (10.08%) Video Conferencing
22 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
22 12 (10.08%) vSphere
22 12 (10.08%) Network Design

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 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (47.90%) Firewall
2 45 (37.82%) BGP
3 37 (31.09%) MPLS
4 33 (27.73%) VPN
5 30 (25.21%) WAN
6 29 (24.37%) OSPF
7 27 (22.69%) LAN
8 25 (21.01%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (14.29%) VoIP
10 16 (13.45%) Wireless
11 13 (10.92%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (8.40%) NetScaler
12 10 (8.40%) VLAN
13 9 (7.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (7.56%) Wireless Security
13 9 (7.56%) Wireshark
14 7 (5.88%) Ethernet
15 5 (4.20%) ADSL
15 5 (4.20%) Internet
16 4 (3.36%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.68%) JIRA
General
1 13 (10.92%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.08%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Finance
4 6 (5.04%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) XMPP
2 2 (1.68%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.92%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (10.08%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (8.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 9 (7.56%) BBC
7 8 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.68%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.49%) Linux
2 9 (7.56%) Unix
3 8 (6.72%) Windows
4 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.36%) Debian
6 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.68%) CentOS
7 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (11.76%) ITIL
3 12 (10.08%) Network Design
4 10 (8.40%) Load Balancing
5 9 (7.56%) Proactive Monitoring
6 8 (6.72%) Incident Management
6 8 (6.72%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.04%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.04%) Network Management
7 6 (5.04%) Proactive Management
8 4 (3.36%) Coaching
8 4 (3.36%) Line Management
9 3 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.52%) Network Optimisation
9 3 (2.52%) SIEM
10 2 (1.68%) Data Centre Operations
10 2 (1.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (1.68%) Microservices
10 2 (1.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.68%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.72%) Python
2 6 (5.04%) Ruby
3 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.68%) Perl
3 2 (1.68%) PHP
4 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (54.62%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (47.06%) CCNA
3 42 (35.29%) CCNP
4 12 (10.08%) CCIE
4 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.56%) CCDP
5 9 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.04%) JNCIA
7 5 (4.20%) JNCIS
8 4 (3.36%) Degree
9 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.65%) SLA
2 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.68%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) vSphere
2 10 (8.40%) vCloud
3 8 (6.72%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.52%) Firmware
6 2 (1.68%) iptables
7 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.36%) Ansible
2 4 (3.36%) Puppet
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.52%) Nagios
3 3 (2.52%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.52%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.68%) Cacti
4 2 (1.68%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.68%) OSSEC
4 2 (1.68%) Salt
4 2 (1.68%) SCOM
4 2 (1.68%) Terraform
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.84%) Iperf
5 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.84%) Opsview
5 1 (0.84%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 93 (78.15%) Cisco
2 41 (34.45%) Juniper
3 15 (12.61%) VMware
4 14 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 11 (9.24%) Virgin Media
6 10 (8.40%) Riverbed
7 9 (7.56%) Rackspace
7 9 (7.56%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.04%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.20%) Remedy
11 4 (3.36%) Nokia
11 4 (3.36%) SaltStack
12 3 (2.52%) AlienVault
13 2 (1.68%) AppDynamics
13 2 (1.68%) F5
13 2 (1.68%) Foundry
13 2 (1.68%) Redback
13 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.68%) Splunk