The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 866 842 892
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 51 41 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.037% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.039% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 44 20 31
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £80,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 17 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 49 £50,000 - 3
London -38 24 £50,000 -33.33% 2
Scotland -10 7 £55,000 +37.50%
East of England -10 6 £37,500 -6.25%
City of London -19 6 £55,000 -21.42%
Essex - 6 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -42 5 £44,375 -
South West -2 4 £29,500 -26.25%
Leeds -29 4 £36,250 -
West Yorkshire -36 4 £36,250 -
Bristol - 4 £29,500 -
South East -15 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Surrey - 2 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes +4 1 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Glasgow - 1 £42,500 -
Greenford - 1 £38,500 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 54 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 41 (46.59%) Unified Communications
3 38 (43.18%) Cisco
3 38 (43.18%) Windows
4 36 (40.91%) Firewall
5 33 (37.50%) Lync
6 28 (31.82%) MS Exchange
7 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
7 26 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (28.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 21 (23.86%) CCNA
11 21 (23.86%) VMware
12 20 (22.73%) DNS
13 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (20.45%) MPLS
14 17 (19.32%) PBX
15 16 (18.18%) VoIP
15 16 (18.18%) SAN
15 16 (18.18%) CCNP
16 15 (17.05%) TCP/IP
16 15 (17.05%) MCSE
16 15 (17.05%) ITIL
16 15 (17.05%) MCITP
16 15 (17.05%) Telecoms
17 14 (15.91%) Wireless
17 14 (15.91%) DHCP
17 14 (15.91%) Blackberry
17 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (37.50%) Lync
2 28 (31.82%) MS Exchange
3 24 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
6 6 (6.82%) IIS
7 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.14%) SAS
8 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.23%) MS Visio
3 7 (7.95%) MS Office
4 5 (5.68%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) GitHub
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (46.59%) Unified Communications
2 36 (40.91%) Firewall
3 20 (22.73%) DNS
4 18 (20.45%) MPLS
5 17 (19.32%) PBX
6 16 (18.18%) VoIP
6 16 (18.18%) SAN
7 15 (17.05%) TCP/IP
8 14 (15.91%) Wireless
8 14 (15.91%) DHCP
9 12 (13.64%) LAN
9 12 (13.64%) WAN
9 12 (13.64%) VPN
9 12 (13.64%) H.323
9 12 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (9.09%) SMTP
10 8 (9.09%) PSTN
10 8 (9.09%) iSCSI
11 6 (6.82%) DWDM
11 6 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Selenium
1 3 (3.41%) JIRA
1 3 (3.41%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (17.05%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Electronics
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) RESTful
1 3 (3.41%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (3.41%) SQLAlchemy
1 3 (3.41%) Django
1 3 (3.41%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.68%) CMDB
3 5 (5.68%) CCTV
4 3 (3.41%) iPhone
4 3 (3.41%) iPad
4 3 (3.41%) Open Source
4 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.14%) Physics
6 1 (1.14%) IPTV
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.18%) Windows
2 25 (28.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (14.77%) Linux
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.55%) Solaris
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.41%) Android
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.14%) CentOS
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.05%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) Load Balancing
3 12 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (7.95%) Change Management
6 6 (6.82%) MOF
6 6 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
8 3 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.41%) Service Management
8 3 (3.41%) Project Management
9 2 (2.27%) Identity Management
9 2 (2.27%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.27%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (2.27%) SIEM
9 2 (2.27%) Data Architecture
10 1 (1.14%) Information Assurance
10 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Modelling
10 1 (1.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) SQL
2 6 (6.82%) C
3 5 (5.68%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.41%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (23.86%) CCNA
3 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (18.18%) CCNP
5 15 (17.05%) MCSE
5 15 (17.05%) MCITP
6 10 (11.36%) Degree
7 7 (7.95%) MCTS
8 5 (5.68%) CCVP
9 2 (2.27%) MCP
10 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.14%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.23%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.82%) vSphere
5 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) Backup Exec
1 6 (6.82%) ARCserve
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (5.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (5.68%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (4.55%) OpenView
3 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (4.55%) Cacti
4 3 (3.41%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (2.27%) SCOM
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 38 (43.18%) Cisco
3 21 (23.86%) VMware
4 9 (10.23%) Polycom
4 9 (10.23%) Mitel
5 7 (7.95%) Siemens
5 7 (7.95%) Juniper
5 7 (7.95%) Avaya
6 6 (6.82%) WatchGuard
6 6 (6.82%) Veeam
7 5 (5.68%) HP
8 4 (4.55%) Aruba
9 1 (1.14%) Tandberg
9 1 (1.14%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.14%) RightFax
9 1 (1.14%) Nortel
9 1 (1.14%) Citrix
9 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.14%) NetApp
9 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
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Salary: £45000 - £48500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits, bonus, on call, OT
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