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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 825 880 853
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 61 45 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.038% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.040% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 44 38 30
Average salary £42,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £37,000 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +22.22%

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
101925 112965 102678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.63% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 83823 92812 85368
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 June 2015 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 23 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 3 June 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 +60 61 £42,000 -23.63% 6
London +54 27 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire +34 23 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Leeds +31 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Yorkshire +23 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
City of London +39 9 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +24 5 £42,500 -29.16% 3
South West - 4 £23,500 -
Wiltshire - 3 £20,000 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £29,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £41,250 -
Northallerton - 2 £29,500 -
Oxford - 2 £41,250 -
East Midlands +7 1 £42,500 +28.78%
West Midlands -10 1 £45,000 -
Kent - 1 £65,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Slough - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £42,500 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £47,500 -
Chippenham - 1 £27,000 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 72 (63.72%) Unified Communications
2 57 (50.44%) Lync
3 53 (46.90%) Cisco
4 50 (44.25%) Microsoft
5 37 (32.74%) WAN
5 37 (32.74%) LAN
6 36 (31.86%) Active Directory
7 35 (30.97%) MS Exchange
8 28 (24.78%) Windows
9 25 (22.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 24 (21.24%) SQL Server
10 24 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (20.35%) MS Excel
12 22 (19.47%) ITIL
13 21 (18.58%) Firewall
14 19 (16.81%) Telecoms
14 19 (16.81%) Degree
14 19 (16.81%) VoIP
15 18 (15.93%) SQL
15 18 (15.93%) VMware
15 18 (15.93%) Office 365
15 18 (15.93%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (15.04%) TCP/IP
17 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (12.39%) Performance Tuning
18 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (11.50%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (11.50%) Avaya
19 12 (10.62%) CCNA
20 11 (9.73%) DNS

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 57 (50.44%) Lync
2 35 (30.97%) MS Exchange
3 25 (22.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.31%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (20.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (63.72%) Unified Communications
2 37 (32.74%) WAN
2 37 (32.74%) LAN
3 21 (18.58%) Firewall
4 19 (16.81%) VoIP
5 17 (15.04%) TCP/IP
6 13 (11.50%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (9.73%) DNS
8 10 (8.85%) DHCP
9 9 (7.96%) Internet
10 8 (7.08%) PBX
10 8 (7.08%) Wireless
10 8 (7.08%) H.323
11 7 (6.19%) MPLS
12 6 (5.31%) SMTP
12 6 (5.31%) BIG-IP
13 5 (4.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (4.42%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (4.42%) IP Telephony
13 5 (4.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Subversion
General
1 19 (16.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.42%) Back Office
2 5 (4.42%) Law
3 4 (3.54%) Advertising
3 4 (3.54%) Marketing
4 2 (1.77%) Electronics
4 2 (1.77%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) CSS
1 4 (3.54%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (7.96%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.19%) Clustering
4 6 (5.31%) CCTV
5 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.54%) iPhone
7 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.65%) User Experience
7 3 (2.65%) EPoS
8 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.88%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.88%) PKI
9 1 (0.88%) e-Health
9 1 (0.88%) Replication
9 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.78%) Windows
2 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.19%) Linux
5 4 (3.54%) Android
6 3 (2.65%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (2.65%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.77%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.47%) ITIL
2 14 (12.39%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (8.85%) System Testing
4 9 (7.96%) Cyber Security
5 7 (6.19%) Migration
6 6 (5.31%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.42%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.42%) Change Management
7 5 (4.42%) Identity Management
8 4 (3.54%) Service Management
8 4 (3.54%) Process Management
8 4 (3.54%) Server Building
9 3 (2.65%) Network Management
9 3 (2.65%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.65%) Workflow
9 3 (2.65%) Project Management
10 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.77%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.93%) SQL
2 8 (7.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (16.81%) Degree
3 12 (10.62%) CCNA
4 10 (8.85%) CCNP
5 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.42%) CCVP
7 3 (2.65%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (2.65%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.88%) BICSI RCDD
8 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.88%) CCIE
8 1 (0.88%) CCIP
8 1 (0.88%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (31.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.08%) vSphere
3 8 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (6.19%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.77%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.77%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.88%) Cacti
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 53 (46.90%) Cisco
2 50 (44.25%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.93%) VMware
4 13 (11.50%) Avaya
5 8 (7.08%) Polycom
6 7 (6.19%) F5
6 7 (6.19%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.31%) Citrix
8 4 (3.54%) Adobe
8 4 (3.54%) Mitel
8 4 (3.54%) Tandberg
8 4 (3.54%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.65%) Siemens
9 3 (2.65%) Nortel
10 2 (1.77%) HP
10 2 (1.77%) Intel
10 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.77%) Cadence
10 2 (1.77%) BT
10 2 (1.77%) Speakerbus
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Fruition IT
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
West Sussex
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 days ago