Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a NOC Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1082 943 1087
Rank change year-on-year -139 +144 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 81 277 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 84 246 210
UK median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £33,625
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +8.55% -3.93%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,838
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £33,000 £34,125
% change year-on-year +1.52% -3.30% +5.00%

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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 October 2017.

Salary histogram for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Top 12 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 October 2017. 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 -115 76 £37,500 +2.74% 4
UK excluding London -85 56 £33,500 +1.52% 3
London -42 24 £40,000 -3.61% 1
South East -59 20 £40,000 +14.29% 2
East of England +21 14 £27,500 -5.17% 1
North of England +5 10 £30,000 -
North West -17 9 £30,000 -
Midlands +33 8 £30,000 -25.00%
West Midlands +20 7 £30,000 -25.00%
Wales +16 4 £29,500 +40.48%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £23,500 -

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, NOC Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring NOC Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (74.07%) Cisco
2 41 (50.62%) Firewall
3 37 (45.68%) Juniper
4 36 (44.44%) Linux
5 34 (41.98%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (37.04%) CCNA
7 25 (30.86%) BGP
8 24 (29.63%) TCP/IP
9 23 (28.40%) OSPF
10 22 (27.16%) WAN
11 20 (24.69%) Windows
11 20 (24.69%) MPLS
12 18 (22.22%) CCNP
13 16 (19.75%) ITIL
13 16 (19.75%) LAN
14 15 (18.52%) SLA
15 13 (16.05%) SNMP
15 13 (16.05%) CheckPoint
16 12 (14.81%) Ethernet
16 12 (14.81%) VMware
17 11 (13.58%) Finance
17 11 (13.58%) VLAN
17 11 (13.58%) VPN
18 10 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
18 10 (12.35%) Data Centre
18 10 (12.35%) Unix
18 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
19 9 (11.11%) Load Balancing
19 9 (11.11%) Brocade
19 9 (11.11%) DHCP

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 3 (3.70%) Apache
1 3 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.23%) Confluence
3 1 (1.23%) lighttpd
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.23%) Catchpoint
Communications & Networking
1 41 (50.62%) Firewall
2 25 (30.86%) BGP
3 24 (29.63%) TCP/IP
4 23 (28.40%) OSPF
5 22 (27.16%) WAN
6 20 (24.69%) MPLS
7 16 (19.75%) LAN
8 13 (16.05%) SNMP
9 12 (14.81%) Ethernet
10 11 (13.58%) VLAN
10 11 (13.58%) VPN
11 10 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (11.11%) DHCP
13 7 (8.64%) DNS
13 7 (8.64%) Network Security
13 7 (8.64%) Wireless
14 6 (7.41%) ICMP
15 5 (6.17%) Broadband
15 5 (6.17%) EIGRP
15 5 (6.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) MySQL
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.94%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.70%) Xbox
5 2 (2.47%) CCTV
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.23%) FMCG
6 1 (1.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (44.44%) Linux
2 20 (24.69%) Windows
3 10 (12.35%) Unix
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.70%) CentOS
6 3 (3.70%) Debian
6 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) ITIL
2 9 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.88%) Incident Management
4 7 (8.64%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (6.17%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.94%) Time Management
7 3 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.70%) DevOps
7 3 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (3.70%) Network Management
7 3 (3.70%) PLM
7 3 (3.70%) Task Automation
8 2 (2.47%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (2.47%) Change Control
8 2 (2.47%) Fault Analysis
8 2 (2.47%) ITSM
8 2 (2.47%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
1 8 (9.88%) Perl
2 7 (8.64%) Python
3 2 (2.47%) SQL
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (41.98%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (37.04%) CCNA
3 18 (22.22%) CCNP
4 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.94%) Degree
6 4 (4.94%) JNCIS
7 3 (3.70%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.47%) CCIE
8 2 (2.47%) CCSA
8 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.47%) JNCIE
8 2 (2.47%) MCSE
9 1 (1.23%) CCENT
9 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.23%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.52%) SLA
2 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) vCloud
2 2 (2.47%) VMware NSX
2 2 (2.47%) vSphere
3 1 (1.23%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.23%) QEMU
3 1 (1.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Ansible
1 7 (8.64%) Nagios
1 7 (8.64%) Puppet
1 7 (8.64%) Salt
2 6 (7.41%) ZABBIX
3 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.23%) cPanel
4 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.23%) Plesk
Vendors
1 60 (74.07%) Cisco
2 37 (45.68%) Juniper
3 13 (16.05%) CheckPoint
4 12 (14.81%) VMware
5 9 (11.11%) Brocade
5 9 (11.11%) F5
6 7 (8.64%) Palo Alto
7 6 (7.41%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.41%) Ericsson
7 6 (7.41%) Foundry
7 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.41%) Redback
7 6 (7.41%) SaltStack
7 6 (7.41%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.94%) Avaya
8 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.70%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (2.47%) Openreach
11 1 (1.23%) Arista
11 1 (1.23%) Nortel