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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 843 852 858
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 35 41 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.040% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.042% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 31 33 21
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,360 £29,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £30,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 24 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 30 January 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 -8 34 £42,500 - 9
London -5 15 £43,750 -12.50% 1
South East -29 6 £42,500 - 3
West Midlands - 6 £56,250 -
City of London +4 5 £43,750 -23.91% 1
East Sussex - 5 £42,500 - 1
Brighton - 5 £42,500 - 1
South West -11 4 £31,000 +5.08%
North West -12 3 £35,000 +18.64% 1
Bristol -6 2 £38,000 +28.81%
Manchester -15 2 £35,000 +18.64%
Birmingham - 2 £53,750 -
Stafford - 2 - -
Chippenham - 2 £27,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £27,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Scotland +2 1 £27,500 -35.29%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £29,200 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 - 2
Leeds - 1 £52,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £52,500 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (49.21%) Cisco
2 24 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (38.10%) Unified Communications
3 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
4 16 (25.40%) VoIP
5 15 (23.81%) Telecoms
5 15 (23.81%) Degree
5 15 (23.81%) Lync
6 14 (22.22%) CCNA
6 14 (22.22%) LAN
7 12 (19.05%) Firewall
7 12 (19.05%) ITIL
7 12 (19.05%) WAN
7 12 (19.05%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
8 11 (17.46%) Windows
8 11 (17.46%) VMware
9 10 (15.87%) CCNP
9 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
11 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
12 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
12 7 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (11.11%) XMPP
13 6 (9.52%) CCVP
13 6 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (9.52%) PowerShell

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (23.81%) Lync
2 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.35%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.10%) Unified Communications
2 16 (25.40%) VoIP
3 14 (22.22%) LAN
4 12 (19.05%) Firewall
4 12 (19.05%) WAN
5 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 7 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (7.94%) PABX
8 3 (4.76%) Wireless
8 3 (4.76%) WLAN
8 3 (4.76%) IP Telephony
8 3 (4.76%) Network Security
8 3 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (3.17%) TETRA
9 2 (3.17%) HTTP
9 2 (3.17%) PBX
9 2 (3.17%) DASS2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Subversion
General
1 15 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) XMPP
2 3 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (7.94%) CCTV
2 3 (4.76%) EPoS
3 2 (3.17%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) Kindle
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) IVR
4 1 (1.59%) Statistics
4 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.17%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (4.76%) Process Management
2 3 (4.76%) Change Management
2 3 (4.76%) Project Management
2 3 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (3.17%) Software Engineering
3 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
3 2 (3.17%) Document Management
3 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (3.17%) Network Management
3 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
3 2 (3.17%) Change Control
3 2 (3.17%) Test Strategy
3 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (3.17%) Workflow
4 1 (1.59%) Migration
4 1 (1.59%) CRM
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (23.81%) Degree
3 14 (22.22%) CCNA
4 10 (15.87%) CCNP
5 6 (9.52%) CCVP
5 6 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.76%) MCSE
8 1 (1.59%) HNC
8 1 (1.59%) BICSI RCDD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) vSphere
2 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) vCloud
3 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (6.35%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) Cisco
2 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.46%) VMware
4 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.76%) BT
5 3 (4.76%) Speakerbus
6 2 (3.17%) Veeam
6 2 (3.17%) HP
6 2 (3.17%) Intel
6 2 (3.17%) Nortel
6 2 (3.17%) Citrix
6 2 (3.17%) NetApp
6 2 (3.17%) Siemens
6 2 (3.17%) Symantec
7 1 (1.59%) Remedy
7 1 (1.59%) Juniper
7 1 (1.59%) Genesys
7 1 (1.59%) F5
7 1 (1.59%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.59%) LANDesk
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Posted: 2 days ago
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