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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 863 847 847
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 34 43 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.039% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.041% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 31 35 28
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,795 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.76%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 -10 32 £41,750 -7.22% 4
London +23 13 £52,500 -2.32% 1
South East -2 7 £28,975 -35.61% 2
City of London +31 6 £40,000 -30.43% 1
West Midlands - 6 £56,250 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £28,975 -
South West -2 3 £35,000 +55.55% 1
Bristol +6 2 £38,000 +68.88%
North West -7 2 £35,000 +18.64%
Manchester -15 2 £35,000 +18.64%
Birmingham - 2 £53,750 -
Brighton - 2 £38,750 - 2
East Sussex - 2 £38,750 - 2
Scotland +3 1 £27,500 - 1
Leeds -6 1 £52,500 -
Surrey -8 1 £37,500 -6.25%
West Yorkshire -15 1 £52,500 -
Yorkshire -25 1 £52,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £27,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £27,500 -
East of England - 1 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £31,950 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Luton - 1 £40,000 -
Chippenham - 1 £27,000 - 1
Nuneaton - 1 £31,950 -
Sheffield - 1 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £40,000 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (47.92%) Cisco
2 21 (43.75%) Unified Communications
3 18 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 13 (27.08%) VoIP
5 13 (27.08%) Lync
6 12 (25.00%) CCNA
7 10 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
9 8 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (16.67%) LAN
10 7 (14.58%) CCNP
10 7 (14.58%) XMPP
11 6 (12.50%) Degree
11 6 (12.50%) WAN
11 6 (12.50%) Firewall
11 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.50%) VMware
11 6 (12.50%) ITIL
12 5 (10.42%) Windows
12 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (10.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (10.42%) PABX
12 5 (10.42%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
13 4 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (8.33%) CCVP
13 4 (8.33%) MCSE
13 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 13 (27.08%) Lync
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (43.75%) Unified Communications
2 13 (27.08%) VoIP
3 8 (16.67%) LAN
4 6 (12.50%) Firewall
4 6 (12.50%) WAN
5 5 (10.42%) PABX
6 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.25%) PBX
7 3 (6.25%) IP Telephony
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security
8 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.17%) H.323
8 2 (4.17%) PSTN
8 2 (4.17%) WLAN
8 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.17%) Wireless
8 2 (4.17%) Internet
9 1 (2.08%) MPLS
General
1 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) XMPP
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.17%) Kindle
2 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.17%) CCTV
2 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Wiki
3 1 (2.08%) Statistics
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) IVR
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (4.17%) Project Management
2 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
2 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (4.17%) Change Management
2 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (2.08%) Workflow
3 1 (2.08%) Migration
3 1 (2.08%) Business Continuity
3 1 (2.08%) Network Design
3 1 (2.08%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
3 1 (2.08%) Time Management
3 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.08%) Network Management
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.08%) Change Control
3 1 (2.08%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) C
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.00%) CCNA
3 7 (14.58%) CCNP
4 6 (12.50%) Degree
5 5 (10.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (8.33%) CCVP
6 4 (8.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.08%) MCP
7 1 (2.08%) HNC
7 1 (2.08%) Avaya Certification
7 1 (2.08%) MCTS
7 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) vCloud
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (4.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco
2 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.17%) Siemens
5 2 (4.17%) BT
5 2 (4.17%) Speakerbus
5 2 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) Dell
6 1 (2.08%) Nortel
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Avaya
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) Genesys
6 1 (2.08%) NetApp
6 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.08%) Polycom
6 1 (2.08%) Veeam
6 1 (2.08%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Remedy
Brighton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Chippenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago