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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 848 895 834
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 54 43 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.036% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.039% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 46
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 £30,000 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £68,500 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.45% +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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 July 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 3 July 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 +35 54 £42,000 -23.63% 4
London +23 20 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Yorkshire +18 20 £40,000 -30.43%
Leeds +19 18 £40,000 -30.43%
West Yorkshire +18 18 £40,000 -30.43%
South East +19 10 £42,500 -24.44% 2
City of London +39 7 £60,000 -5.88%
Berkshire 0 6 - - 2
Slough - 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £42,500 -
Oxford - 3 £42,500 -
Northallerton - 2 £29,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £29,500 -
East of England +6 1 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +4 1 £37,500 +13.63%
Derbyshire 0 1 £37,500 +13.63%
Derby 0 1 £37,500 +13.63%
West Midlands -12 1 £45,000 -
South West - 1 £47,500 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £47,500 -
Luton - 1 £50,000 -
Kent - 1 £65,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £50,000 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 79 (69.30%) Unified Communications
2 60 (52.63%) Cisco
3 59 (51.75%) Lync
4 52 (45.61%) Microsoft
5 41 (35.96%) WAN
5 41 (35.96%) LAN
6 35 (30.70%) MS Exchange
7 32 (28.07%) Active Directory
8 27 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (23.68%) MS Excel
9 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
10 24 (21.05%) Windows
11 21 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (17.54%) ITIL
13 19 (16.67%) Firewall
13 19 (16.67%) VMware
13 19 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (15.79%) Office 365
14 18 (15.79%) Telecoms
14 18 (15.79%) SQL
14 18 (15.79%) VoIP
15 16 (14.04%) Degree
15 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
16 14 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
17 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (11.40%) Avaya
17 13 (11.40%) H.323
18 12 (10.53%) CCNP
18 12 (10.53%) CCNA
18 12 (10.53%) Cisco ASA

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 59 (51.75%) Lync
2 35 (30.70%) MS Exchange
3 21 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (4.39%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (69.30%) Unified Communications
2 41 (35.96%) LAN
2 41 (35.96%) WAN
3 19 (16.67%) Firewall
4 18 (15.79%) VoIP
5 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
6 13 (11.40%) H.323
7 12 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (9.65%) DNS
9 10 (8.77%) SCCP
9 10 (8.77%) DHCP
10 9 (7.89%) Internet
10 9 (7.89%) Wireless
11 7 (6.14%) BIG-IP
11 7 (6.14%) MPLS
11 7 (6.14%) PBX
12 6 (5.26%) SMTP
12 6 (5.26%) VPN
12 6 (5.26%) MGCP
12 6 (5.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 18 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.39%) Back Office
2 5 (4.39%) Law
3 4 (3.51%) Advertising
3 4 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) French Language
5 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) MAPI
2 3 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.14%) Clustering
4 5 (4.39%) CCTV
4 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.51%) iPhone
6 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.63%) User Experience
7 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.75%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.75%) EPoS
7 2 (1.75%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
8 1 (0.88%) e-Health
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.05%) Windows
2 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (7.02%) Linux
3 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.51%) Android
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.54%) ITIL
2 14 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (8.77%) Cyber Security
3 10 (8.77%) System Testing
4 8 (7.02%) Service Management
4 8 (7.02%) Change Management
5 7 (6.14%) Migration
6 6 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.26%) Network Management
7 5 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.39%) Identity Management
8 4 (3.51%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.51%) Line Management
8 4 (3.51%) OpenUP
8 4 (3.51%) Server Building
9 3 (2.63%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.63%) Time Management
9 3 (2.63%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.63%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.79%) SQL
2 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.04%) Degree
3 12 (10.53%) CCNP
3 12 (10.53%) CCNA
4 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.63%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (2.63%) CCVP
6 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) BICSI RCDD
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.88%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CCIE
6 1 (0.88%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (28.07%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.02%) vSphere
4 7 (6.14%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (7.89%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (4.39%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (4.39%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (1.75%) Cacti
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView
5 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (52.63%) Cisco
2 52 (45.61%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.67%) VMware
4 13 (11.40%) Avaya
5 9 (7.89%) Polycom
6 8 (7.02%) Mitel
6 8 (7.02%) F5
7 6 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.26%) Citrix
8 4 (3.51%) Adobe
8 4 (3.51%) Verint
8 4 (3.51%) Zeacom
8 4 (3.51%) Tandberg
9 3 (2.63%) IPFX
10 2 (1.75%) Veeam
10 2 (1.75%) Cadence
10 2 (1.75%) HP
10 2 (1.75%) Nortel
10 2 (1.75%) Siemens
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