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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 869 885 825
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 30 25 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.021% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.023% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 50
Average salary £42,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.63% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,849 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £74,000 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +46.66%

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 2015 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 22 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 1 September 2015. 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 +28 30 £42,000 -23.63% 4
London +3 11 £40,000 -40.74% 3
South East +14 9 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Berkshire +22 7 - -
East Midlands - 5 £38,082 -
Derbyshire - 5 £38,082 -
Slough - 5 - -
Yorkshire +10 3 £42,000 -30.00%
Derby - 3 £38,082 -
Leeds +8 2 £41,000 -31.66%
West Yorkshire +8 2 £41,000 -31.66%
East of England +2 2 £52,500 +41.89%
Oxfordshire - 2 £42,500 -
Oxford - 2 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead +6 1 £55,000 +22.22%
Hertfordshire -4 1 £55,000 +48.64%
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Beckenham - 1 £36,000 -
Luton - 1 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £42,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 80 (86.96%) Unified Communications
2 59 (64.13%) Cisco
3 52 (56.52%) Lync
4 50 (54.35%) Microsoft
5 35 (38.04%) WAN
5 35 (38.04%) LAN
6 33 (35.87%) MS Exchange
7 28 (30.43%) MS Excel
8 27 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (26.09%) SQL Server
10 21 (22.83%) ITIL
10 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
10 21 (22.83%) H.323
10 21 (22.83%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM
12 18 (19.57%) Telecoms
13 16 (17.39%) VMware
13 16 (17.39%) SQL
14 15 (16.30%) VoIP
14 15 (16.30%) SCCP
14 15 (16.30%) CCNP
15 14 (15.22%) Windows
16 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (14.13%) Cisco UCCX
17 12 (13.04%) Firewall
17 12 (13.04%) TCP/IP
18 11 (11.96%) Avaya
18 11 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2013
18 11 (11.96%) Office 365
19 10 (10.87%) Cyber Security

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 52 (56.52%) Lync
2 33 (35.87%) MS Exchange
3 11 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.43%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.09%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (86.96%) Unified Communications
2 35 (38.04%) LAN
2 35 (38.04%) WAN
3 21 (22.83%) H.323
4 15 (16.30%) SCCP
4 15 (16.30%) VoIP
5 12 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 12 (13.04%) Firewall
6 10 (10.87%) MGCP
6 10 (10.87%) DHCP
6 10 (10.87%) DNS
6 10 (10.87%) PBX
7 8 (8.70%) Telepresence
8 7 (7.61%) BIG-IP
9 5 (5.43%) IP Telephony
9 5 (5.43%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (5.43%) MPLS
9 5 (5.43%) WebEx
10 4 (4.35%) IMAP
10 4 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (19.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.43%) Law
3 4 (4.35%) Advertising
3 4 (4.35%) Back Office
3 4 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.17%) French Language
4 2 (2.17%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.17%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.17%) Finance
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) MAPI
2 1 (1.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.83%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) iPhone
3 4 (4.35%) Clustering
4 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.26%) User Experience
5 2 (2.17%) CCTV
5 2 (2.17%) BYOD
6 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.09%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.09%) e-Health
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Windows
2 8 (8.70%) Linux
3 4 (4.35%) Android
3 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.09%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) ITIL
2 10 (10.87%) Cyber Security
3 9 (9.78%) Service Management
4 8 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (7.61%) Change Management
6 6 (6.52%) Migration
7 5 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.43%) OpenUP
7 5 (5.43%) Network Management
8 4 (4.35%) System Testing
8 4 (4.35%) Time Management
8 4 (4.35%) Line Management
8 4 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.35%) Server Building
8 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.35%) Identity Management
8 4 (4.35%) Project Management
9 3 (3.26%) CAD
9 3 (3.26%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.26%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (16.30%) CCNP
3 8 (8.70%) CCNA
3 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.61%) CCVP
5 3 (3.26%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.26%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.09%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (1.09%) Degree
6 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (5.43%) vSphere
4 5 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (14.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.09%) SCOM
5 1 (1.09%) Cacti
Vendors
1 59 (64.13%) Cisco
2 50 (54.35%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.39%) VMware
4 11 (11.96%) Avaya
5 10 (10.87%) Polycom
6 9 (9.78%) Mitel
7 7 (7.61%) Tandberg
7 7 (7.61%) F5
8 5 (5.43%) Verint
8 5 (5.43%) Zeacom
9 4 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.35%) Citrix
9 4 (4.35%) BT
9 4 (4.35%) Adobe
10 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.26%) IPFX
11 2 (2.17%) RightFax
12 1 (1.09%) Remedy
12 1 (1.09%) CA
12 1 (1.09%) Siemens
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