The table below looks at the statistics for the Communications Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Communications Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 871 823 821
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 16 50 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.047% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.050% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 16 41 68
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,684 £28,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £62,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Communications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Communications Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Communications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Communications Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Communications Engineer within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Communications Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Communications Engineer over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -55 14 £45,000 +5.88% 4
London -25 5 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Hertfordshire -13 2 £37,000 -7.50% 1
East of England -25 2 £37,000 -1.33% 1
South East -30 2 £45,000 +26.76% 1
Scotland - 2 £44,500 -
Berkshire -1 1 £45,000 -28.00%
West Midlands -3 1 £29,000 -3.33%
Hampshire -5 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Surrey -6 1 £37,500 -22.68% 1
Bristol -13 1 £30,000 -50.00%
Manchester -14 1 £17,945 -20.24%
North West -16 1 £17,945 -20.24%
South West -30 1 £30,000 -50.00% 1
Birmingham - 1 £29,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £34,000 -
Paisley - 1 £34,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £29,000 -
Camberley - 1 £37,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £45,000 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Communications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Communications Engineer in their job title.

1 49 (81.67%) Unified Communications
2 40 (66.67%) Lync
2 40 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 24 (40.00%) Windows
3 24 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 24 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (36.67%) Blackberry
5 21 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (35.00%) MCSE
5 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (33.33%) DNS
6 20 (33.33%) H.323
7 19 (31.67%) TCP/IP
7 19 (31.67%) ITIL
7 19 (31.67%) MCITP
7 19 (31.67%) Office Communications Server
8 18 (30.00%) VPN
8 18 (30.00%) DHCP
8 18 (30.00%) Cisco
9 17 (28.33%) MPLS
9 17 (28.33%) PBX
9 17 (28.33%) Load Balancing
10 16 (26.67%) Polycom
10 16 (26.67%) Firewall
10 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
11 15 (25.00%) SMTP
11 15 (25.00%) PSTN
11 15 (25.00%) Mitel
12 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
13 13 (21.67%) Service Delivery

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Communications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Communications Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (66.67%) Lync
2 24 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (31.67%) Office Communications Server
4 10 (16.67%) IIS
5 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (81.67%) Unified Communications
2 20 (33.33%) DNS
2 20 (33.33%) H.323
3 19 (31.67%) TCP/IP
4 18 (30.00%) VPN
4 18 (30.00%) DHCP
5 17 (28.33%) MPLS
5 17 (28.33%) PBX
6 16 (26.67%) Firewall
7 15 (25.00%) SMTP
7 15 (25.00%) PSTN
8 11 (18.33%) VoIP
8 11 (18.33%) SAN
8 11 (18.33%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (16.67%) iSCSI
10 7 (11.67%) WAN
10 7 (11.67%) LAN
11 5 (8.33%) IP Telephony
12 4 (6.67%) MGCP
12 4 (6.67%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
1 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) XMPP
2 2 (3.33%) OLE
3 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.67%) SQLAlchemy
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.67%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 22 (36.67%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.67%) CMDB
3 6 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.67%) iPhone
6 1 (1.67%) Equities
6 1 (1.67%) Physics
6 1 (1.67%) Wiki
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) ITIL
2 17 (28.33%) Load Balancing
3 13 (21.67%) Service Delivery
4 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2
5 10 (16.67%) MOF
5 10 (16.67%) Change Management
6 9 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.33%) Time Management
8 2 (3.33%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.33%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.67%) Change Control
9 1 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.67%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.67%) Data Architecture
9 1 (1.67%) Information Assurance
9 1 (1.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Python
1 2 (3.33%) C
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
1 2 (3.33%) R
2 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (35.00%) MCSE
2 19 (31.67%) MCITP
3 9 (15.00%) MCTS
4 8 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) CCNP
7 3 (5.00%) Degree
8 2 (3.33%) CCNA
9 1 (1.67%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.67%) MCP
9 1 (1.67%) CCIE
9 1 (1.67%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) SCOM
1 5 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.00%) Cisco
3 16 (26.67%) Polycom
4 15 (25.00%) Mitel
5 9 (15.00%) Siemens
6 5 (8.33%) VMware
7 4 (6.67%) Fujitsu
8 3 (5.00%) Avaya
9 2 (3.33%) Juniper
9 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.67%) Tandberg
10 1 (1.67%) Brocade
10 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.67%) HP
10 1 (1.67%) Dell
10 1 (1.67%) Citrix
10 1 (1.67%) Nokia
10 1 (1.67%) Remedy
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