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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications Engineer
Rank 930 923 920
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 5 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.013% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.014% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 11
Average salary £16,393 £45,625 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-64.07% +7.35%
UK excluding London average salary £16,393 £29,200 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-43.85% -27.00%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 6 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 11 February 2016. 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 +11 5 £16,393 -64.07%
Essex - 3 £28,000 -
East of England - 3 £28,000 -
South East +16 2 £16,393 -54.27%
Stansted - 2 £16,393 -
Kent - 2 £16,393 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (55.56%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MPLS
2 2 (22.22%) OSPF
2 2 (22.22%) BGP
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) VPLS
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) CCIP
3 1 (11.11%) OpenView

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (22.22%) BGP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) MPLS
2 2 (22.22%) OSPF
2 2 (22.22%) VPLS
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) tcpdump
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCIP
2 1 (11.11%) CCSP
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cacti
1 1 (11.11%) Iperf
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView
1 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto