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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 871 842 802
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 24 44 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.041% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.043% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 21 35 59
Average salary £38,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,975 £33,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £61,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%

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
107784 102248 109748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.51% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 87953 84954 93424
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 20 October 2014 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 20 October 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 -37 21 £38,750 -13.88% 6
London +2 10 £50,000 +11.11% 3
South East -15 7 £36,250 -9.37% 1
City of London +7 4 £31,000 -43.63% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £28,975 - 1
Surrey -6 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Berkshire +6 1 £45,000 -12.19%
Bristol 0 1 £30,000 -52.00%
Hampshire -4 1 £45,000 +20.00%
South West -21 1 £30,000 -52.00%
East of England -23 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £31,950 -
Scotland - 1 £34,000 -
Brighton - 1 £35,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £34,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £31,950 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Camberley - 1 £37,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Luton - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Nuneaton - 1 £31,950 -
Paisley - 1 £34,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £40,000 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 44 (68.75%) Unified Communications
2 32 (50.00%) Lync
2 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (39.06%) Cisco
4 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
4 19 (29.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
5 18 (28.13%) Windows
5 18 (28.13%) Blackberry
5 18 (28.13%) H.323
6 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (25.00%) MCSE
6 16 (25.00%) ITIL
6 16 (25.00%) VPN
6 16 (25.00%) DNS
6 16 (25.00%) Firewall
6 16 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
7 15 (23.44%) Load Balancing
7 15 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (23.44%) MPLS
8 14 (21.88%) DHCP
8 14 (21.88%) PBX
8 14 (21.88%) MCITP
8 14 (21.88%) Polycom
8 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (20.31%) Mitel
9 13 (20.31%) PSTN
9 13 (20.31%) VoIP
9 13 (20.31%) SMTP
10 11 (17.19%) LAN

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 32 (50.00%) Lync
2 19 (29.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
3 16 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
4 6 (9.38%) IIS
5 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 44 (68.75%) Unified Communications
2 18 (28.13%) H.323
2 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
3 16 (25.00%) VPN
3 16 (25.00%) DNS
3 16 (25.00%) Firewall
4 15 (23.44%) MPLS
5 14 (21.88%) PBX
5 14 (21.88%) DHCP
6 13 (20.31%) SMTP
6 13 (20.31%) PSTN
6 13 (20.31%) VoIP
7 11 (17.19%) LAN
8 10 (15.63%) WAN
9 8 (12.50%) SAN
10 7 (10.94%) IP Telephony
10 7 (10.94%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (9.38%) iSCSI
11 6 (9.38%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (6.25%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.94%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) XMPP
2 2 (3.13%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.94%) CMDB
3 6 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.13%) Kindle
5 2 (3.13%) CCTV
5 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.56%) Wiki
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Equities
6 1 (1.56%) IVR
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 15 (23.44%) Load Balancing
3 11 (17.19%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.06%) Change Management
5 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.38%) MOF
7 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.13%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.13%) Time Management
9 1 (1.56%) Data Architecture
9 1 (1.56%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.56%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.56%) Release Management
9 1 (1.56%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.56%) System Testing
9 1 (1.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) C
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) R
3 1 (1.56%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) MCSE
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (21.88%) MCITP
4 8 (12.50%) MCTS
4 8 (12.50%) CCNP
5 5 (7.81%) CCNA
5 5 (7.81%) Degree
6 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.13%) CCVP
8 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.56%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.56%) CCIE
8 1 (1.56%) MCP
8 1 (1.56%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.56%) vCloud
3 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (9.38%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (4.69%) SCOM
5 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (39.06%) Cisco
3 14 (21.88%) Polycom
4 13 (20.31%) Mitel
5 8 (12.50%) Siemens
6 5 (7.81%) VMware
7 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.25%) Fujitsu
8 3 (4.69%) Avaya
9 2 (3.13%) Juniper
9 2 (3.13%) Citrix
9 2 (3.13%) HP
10 1 (1.56%) Dell
10 1 (1.56%) Genesys
10 1 (1.56%) NetApp
10 1 (1.56%) Nokia
10 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.56%) Brocade
10 1 (1.56%) Speakerbus
10 1 (1.56%) Symantec
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