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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 839 875 837
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 65 45 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.038% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.040% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 50 41 25
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,875 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £75,000
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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 May 2015 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 28 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 May 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 +63 63 £42,500 -15.00% 6
London +28 29 £55,000 +10.00% 4
West Yorkshire +28 13 £40,000 -1.53% 1
Yorkshire +20 13 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Leeds +11 13 £40,000 -1.53% 1
City of London +36 7 - - 2
South East +23 7 £41,250 -21.42%
South West -4 6 £31,000 +5.08%
East of England +13 5 £47,500 +26.66%
Wiltshire - 5 £27,000 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £47,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
Surrey +16 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Berkshire - 2 £65,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Chippenham - 2 £31,000 -
Derby - 2 - -
Epsom - 2 £40,000 -
Bristol -2 1 £47,500 +61.01%
Brighton - 1 £42,500 -
Leicester - 1 £42,500 -
Oxford - 1 £40,000 -
Slough - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £42,500 -
Kent - 1 £70,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £40,000 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 62 (62.00%) Unified Communications
2 50 (50.00%) Lync
3 44 (44.00%) Cisco
4 40 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 36 (36.00%) Active Directory
6 28 (28.00%) Windows
6 28 (28.00%) MS Exchange
7 27 (27.00%) LAN
7 27 (27.00%) WAN
8 26 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (23.00%) VoIP
10 21 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (20.00%) Firewall
11 20 (20.00%) VMware
11 20 (20.00%) Degree
12 19 (19.00%) MS Excel
13 17 (17.00%) ITIL
13 17 (17.00%) Office 365
14 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
15 15 (15.00%) TCP/IP
16 14 (14.00%) SQL
16 14 (14.00%) Telecoms
16 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (14.00%) Video Conferencing
17 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (13.00%) Performance Tuning
17 13 (13.00%) Avaya
18 10 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 50 (50.00%) Lync
2 28 (28.00%) MS Exchange
3 26 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.00%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.00%) CMS
8 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (19.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (62.00%) Unified Communications
2 27 (27.00%) LAN
2 27 (27.00%) WAN
3 23 (23.00%) VoIP
4 20 (20.00%) Firewall
5 15 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 13 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (10.00%) DNS
8 9 (9.00%) Internet
8 9 (9.00%) DHCP
9 8 (8.00%) Wireless
10 7 (7.00%) PBX
11 5 (5.00%) SMTP
11 5 (5.00%) H.323
11 5 (5.00%) IP Telephony
11 5 (5.00%) BIG-IP
11 5 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (4.00%) WebEx
12 4 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 14 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.00%) Law
2 5 (5.00%) Back Office
3 3 (3.00%) Electronics
3 3 (3.00%) Marketing
3 3 (3.00%) Advertising
4 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) CSS
2 3 (3.00%) MAPI
2 3 (3.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.00%) Clustering
3 6 (6.00%) CCTV
4 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.00%) EPoS
6 3 (3.00%) iPhone
7 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.00%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.00%) Replication
8 1 (1.00%) e-Health
8 1 (1.00%) PKI
8 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.00%) Windows
2 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.00%) Linux
5 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (3.00%) Android
6 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.00%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.00%) Solaris
7 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 13 (13.00%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (10.00%) System Testing
4 8 (8.00%) Migration
5 5 (5.00%) Change Management
5 5 (5.00%) Identity Management
5 5 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.00%) Cyber Security
6 4 (4.00%) Network Management
6 4 (4.00%) Process Management
6 4 (4.00%) Project Management
7 3 (3.00%) Workflow
7 3 (3.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.00%) Change Control
8 2 (2.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.00%) SQL
2 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (21.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (20.00%) Degree
3 10 (10.00%) CCNA
4 9 (9.00%) CCNP
5 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.00%) CCVP
7 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.00%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (1.00%) CCIP
8 1 (1.00%) HNC
8 1 (1.00%) MCSE
8 1 (1.00%) CCIE
8 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) BICSI RCDD
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.00%) vSphere
4 5 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.00%) SCOM
5 1 (1.00%) Cacti
5 1 (1.00%) OpenView
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 44 (44.00%) Cisco
2 40 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (20.00%) VMware
4 13 (13.00%) Avaya
5 7 (7.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.00%) Polycom
6 6 (6.00%) F5
6 6 (6.00%) Citrix
7 4 (4.00%) Mitel
7 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.00%) Nortel
8 3 (3.00%) Adobe
8 3 (3.00%) Siemens
9 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.00%) HP
9 2 (2.00%) Intel
9 2 (2.00%) Speakerbus
9 2 (2.00%) BT
10 1 (1.00%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.00%) IPFX
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