The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Communications Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications Engineer
UK
Rank 828 951 948
Rank change year-on-year
+123 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 16 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.005% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.005% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 12
Median salary £39,081 £16,393 £45,625
Median salary % change year-on-year
+138.40% -64.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £16,393 £27,220
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £25,679 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £16,393 £29,200
% change year-on-year
+156.20% -43.85%

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
81623 97249 103130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.46% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 67793 81597 85223
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Communications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Communications Engineer in the job title.

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 February 2017 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +107 15 £38,163 +132.79%
South East +63 6 £24,500 +49.45%
Bristol - 5 £57,500 -
South West - 5 £57,500 -
Farnborough - 4 £24,500 -
Hampshire - 4 £24,500 -
London - 3 £38,000 -
Surrey - 2 £35,000 -
Wales - 1 £42,000 -
South Wales - 1 £42,000 -
North West - 1 £42,500 -
Salford - 1 £42,500 -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 -
Newport - 1 £42,000 -
Manchester - 1 £42,500 -

Communications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, Communications Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Communications Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (43.90%) Wireless
2 17 (41.46%) Telecoms
2 17 (41.46%) WAN
3 16 (39.02%) Firewall
4 15 (36.59%) Cisco
5 14 (34.15%) LAN
5 14 (34.15%) Data Centre
6 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
7 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (26.83%) CCNP
8 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
8 11 (26.83%) Network Design
8 11 (26.83%) Structured Cabling
8 11 (26.83%) Palo Alto
9 10 (24.39%) HSRP
9 10 (24.39%) Network Architecture
9 10 (24.39%) Degree
9 10 (24.39%) Business Continuity
9 10 (24.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (24.39%) Network Security
9 10 (24.39%) VRRP
9 10 (24.39%) VPN
9 10 (24.39%) DNS
9 10 (24.39%) OSPF
9 10 (24.39%) BGP
9 10 (24.39%) Juniper
9 10 (24.39%) RIP
10 9 (21.95%) C++
10 9 (21.95%) ITIL
10 9 (21.95%) Python

Communications Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) Wireless
2 17 (41.46%) WAN
3 16 (39.02%) Firewall
4 14 (34.15%) LAN
5 11 (26.83%) Structured Cabling
5 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
6 10 (24.39%) BGP
6 10 (24.39%) DNS
6 10 (24.39%) HSRP
6 10 (24.39%) Network Security
6 10 (24.39%) OSPF
6 10 (24.39%) RIP
6 10 (24.39%) VPN
6 10 (24.39%) VRRP
7 9 (21.95%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (12.20%) MIMO
8 5 (12.20%) OFDM
9 4 (9.76%) Software-Defined Radio
10 2 (4.88%) VoIP
11 1 (2.44%) GSM
General
1 17 (41.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Data Centre
2 9 (21.95%) CCTV
3 8 (19.51%) Driving Licence
4 5 (12.20%) Algorithms
5 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.44%) BYOD
7 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Network Design
2 10 (24.39%) Business Continuity
2 10 (24.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (24.39%) Network Architecture
3 9 (21.95%) ITIL
3 9 (21.95%) Signal Processing
4 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
5 7 (17.07%) Coaching
5 7 (17.07%) ITIL V3
6 5 (12.20%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (12.20%) Prototyping
6 5 (12.20%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (12.20%) Validation
7 4 (9.76%) Digital Signal Processing
7 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
7 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
8 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
8 3 (7.32%) Service Management
9 1 (2.44%) Information Security
9 1 (2.44%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) C++
1 9 (21.95%) MATLAB
1 9 (21.95%) Python
2 8 (19.51%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (26.83%) CCNP
4 10 (24.39%) Degree
5 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
6 5 (12.20%) PhD
7 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
8 3 (7.32%) A+ Certification
8 3 (7.32%) CCNA
8 3 (7.32%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.44%) MCSE
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Cisco
2 11 (26.83%) Palo Alto
3 10 (24.39%) Juniper
4 9 (21.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 9 (21.95%) Extreme Networks
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.76%) Aruba
6 3 (7.32%) VMware
7 2 (4.88%) Mitel
8 1 (2.44%) BT
8 1 (2.44%) Nortel
8 1 (2.44%) Red Box
8 1 (2.44%) SAP
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