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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 821 840 835
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 52 47 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.044% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.047% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 45 40 17
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 2015 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 25 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 5 March 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 +9 50 £42,500 +13.33% 7
London +34 24 £40,000 -20.00% 1
South East -16 11 £42,500 - 2
Brighton - 6 £42,500 -
East Sussex - 6 £42,500 -
East of England +3 5 £47,500 +26.66% 2
City of London -1 5 £43,750 -23.91%
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £47,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £47,500 - 1
South West -27 4 £31,000 +5.08%
Wiltshire - 4 £31,000 -
Chippenham - 3 £27,000 -
North West -3 2 £32,500 +10.16% 2
Surrey -8 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Epsom - 2 £40,000 -
Stafford - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Berkshire -5 1 £65,000 +52.94%
Manchester -16 1 £35,000 +18.64% 1
Hampshire - 1 £29,200 - 1
Kent - 1 £70,000 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 40 (45.98%) Cisco
2 38 (43.68%) Unified Communications
3 28 (32.18%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (27.59%) Degree
5 22 (25.29%) Lync
6 20 (22.99%) Windows
6 20 (22.99%) VoIP
7 19 (21.84%) LAN
7 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
7 19 (21.84%) Active Directory
8 18 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (19.54%) Firewall
9 17 (19.54%) WAN
10 16 (18.39%) Telecoms
11 15 (17.24%) CCNA
12 14 (16.09%) ITIL
12 14 (16.09%) VMware
12 14 (16.09%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (14.94%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
15 11 (12.64%) CCNP
15 11 (12.64%) Cisco UCCX
15 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (11.49%) CheckPoint
17 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
18 8 (9.20%) Wireless
19 7 (8.05%) IP Telephony
19 7 (8.05%) XMPP
19 7 (8.05%) Avaya
19 7 (8.05%) MS Excel

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (25.29%) Lync
2 18 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.60%) CMS
5 2 (2.30%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (43.68%) Unified Communications
2 20 (22.99%) VoIP
3 19 (21.84%) LAN
4 17 (19.54%) Firewall
4 17 (19.54%) WAN
5 13 (14.94%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 8 (9.20%) Wireless
8 7 (8.05%) IP Telephony
9 6 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (6.90%) DNS
9 6 (6.90%) Internet
10 5 (5.75%) SMTP
10 5 (5.75%) DHCP
10 5 (5.75%) PABX
10 5 (5.75%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (4.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (4.60%) VPN
11 4 (4.60%) SNMP
12 3 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Subversion
General
1 16 (18.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.45%) Electronics
3 2 (2.30%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) XMPP
2 3 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
1 6 (6.90%) CCTV
2 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.45%) Clustering
3 3 (3.45%) EPoS
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Kindle
4 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) Statistics
5 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.15%) IVR
5 1 (1.15%) iPhone
5 1 (1.15%) Wiki
5 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Windows
2 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.45%) Linux
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.30%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.15%) Solaris
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) ITIL
2 6 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (6.90%) System Testing
3 5 (5.75%) Project Management
4 4 (4.60%) Network Management
5 3 (3.45%) Process Management
5 3 (3.45%) Change Management
5 3 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.30%) Change Control
6 2 (2.30%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.30%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.30%) Document Management
6 2 (2.30%) Information Security
6 2 (2.30%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.30%) Workflow
6 2 (2.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.60%) SQL
3 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (32.18%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (27.59%) Degree
3 15 (17.24%) CCNA
4 11 (12.64%) CCNP
5 6 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (6.90%) CCVP
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.30%) VCP4
8 1 (1.15%) HNC
8 1 (1.15%) MCSE
8 1 (1.15%) CCIP
8 1 (1.15%) CCIE
8 1 (1.15%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (1.15%) BICSI RCDD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (21.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) vSphere
2 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.15%) vCloud
3 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.60%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (2.30%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.15%) OpenView
6 1 (1.15%) Cacti
6 1 (1.15%) SCOM
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) Cisco
2 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.09%) VMware
4 10 (11.49%) CheckPoint
5 7 (8.05%) Avaya
6 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.45%) BT
7 3 (3.45%) Speakerbus
7 3 (3.45%) Citrix
7 3 (3.45%) HP
7 3 (3.45%) F5
8 2 (2.30%) Veeam
8 2 (2.30%) Intel
8 2 (2.30%) Nortel
8 2 (2.30%) NetApp
8 2 (2.30%) Siemens
8 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.30%) Symantec
9 1 (1.15%) Cadence
9 1 (1.15%) Remedy
North West
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Salary: S.A. + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 8 days ago
South East (Home Counties)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 35000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago