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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 875 815 833
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 29 56 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.052% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.055% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 26 52 62
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,200 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £37,250 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+47.65% +20.16%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Communications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 23 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 22 August 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 -42 28 £55,000 +29.41% 4
London -14 11 £65,000 +20.93%
South East -26 4 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Scotland - 4 £55,000 -
West Midlands -6 3 £29,000 -3.33%
City of London -9 3 £63,750 +15.90%
East of England +1 2 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Surrey -2 2 £42,500 +31.78% 1
Hertfordshire -5 2 £37,000 -1.33% 1
West Yorkshire -38 2 £62,500 +123.21%
Yorkshire -39 2 £62,500 +123.21%
Leeds - 2 £62,500 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £61,250 -
Manchester -4 1 £17,945 -20.24%
Hampshire -8 1 £45,000 +20.00%
North West -20 1 £17,945 -20.24% 1
Stevenage - 1 £29,000 -
Woking - 1 £47,500 -
Reading - 1 £77,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £29,000 -
Camberley - 1 £37,500 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £45,000 -

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 54 (72.97%) Unified Communications
2 50 (67.57%) Microsoft
3 47 (63.51%) Lync
4 34 (45.95%) Windows
5 33 (44.59%) MS Exchange
5 33 (44.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (39.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (39.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (35.14%) Blackberry
7 26 (35.14%) MCSE
8 24 (32.43%) ITIL
8 24 (32.43%) DNS
8 24 (32.43%) MCITP
9 23 (31.08%) Active Directory
9 23 (31.08%) Office Communications Server
10 22 (29.73%) Cisco
10 22 (29.73%) TCP/IP
10 22 (29.73%) DHCP
10 22 (29.73%) Firewall
11 21 (28.38%) VPN
11 21 (28.38%) PBX
12 20 (27.03%) MPLS
12 20 (27.03%) H.323
12 20 (27.03%) Load Balancing
12 20 (27.03%) Polycom
13 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
14 18 (24.32%) Mitel
15 17 (22.97%) PSTN
16 16 (21.62%) SAN
16 16 (21.62%) Service Delivery

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (63.51%) Lync
2 33 (44.59%) MS Exchange
2 33 (44.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (31.08%) Office Communications Server
4 12 (16.22%) IIS
5 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) GitHub
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (72.97%) Unified Communications
2 24 (32.43%) DNS
3 22 (29.73%) TCP/IP
3 22 (29.73%) DHCP
3 22 (29.73%) Firewall
4 21 (28.38%) VPN
4 21 (28.38%) PBX
5 20 (27.03%) MPLS
5 20 (27.03%) H.323
6 17 (22.97%) PSTN
7 16 (21.62%) SAN
8 15 (20.27%) SMTP
9 13 (17.57%) Fibre Channel
10 12 (16.22%) iSCSI
10 12 (16.22%) VoIP
11 7 (9.46%) WAN
12 6 (8.11%) LAN
13 5 (6.76%) IP Telephony
14 4 (5.41%) Cisco IPT
14 4 (5.41%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
1 3 (4.05%) Selenium
1 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.46%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) XMPP
2 3 (4.05%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (4.05%) Django
2 3 (4.05%) RESTful
2 3 (4.05%) SQLAlchemy
2 3 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.70%) OLE
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.14%) Blackberry
2 9 (12.16%) CMDB
3 5 (6.76%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.05%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Equities
5 1 (1.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.95%) Windows
2 29 (39.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.81%) Linux
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) ITIL
2 20 (27.03%) Load Balancing
3 16 (21.62%) Service Delivery
4 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
4 13 (17.57%) Change Management
5 12 (16.22%) MOF
6 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.76%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.41%) Service Management
9 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.70%) Time Management
10 2 (2.70%) Data Architecture
10 2 (2.70%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (2.70%) Release Management
10 2 (2.70%) Identity Management
11 1 (1.35%) CRM
11 1 (1.35%) Project Management
11 1 (1.35%) Regression Testing
11 1 (1.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) SQL
1 4 (5.41%) Python
2 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.70%) R
2 2 (2.70%) C
3 1 (1.35%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (35.14%) MCSE
3 24 (32.43%) MCITP
4 12 (16.22%) MCTS
5 10 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.41%) CCNP
7 4 (5.41%) CCNA
8 3 (4.05%) Degree
9 1 (1.35%) MCP
9 1 (1.35%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (1.35%) CCIE
9 1 (1.35%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 23 (31.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) SCOM
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.05%) ARCserve
3 3 (4.05%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (29.73%) Cisco
3 20 (27.03%) Polycom
4 18 (24.32%) Mitel
5 12 (16.22%) Siemens
6 11 (14.86%) VMware
7 4 (5.41%) Fujitsu
7 4 (5.41%) Juniper
8 3 (4.05%) Avaya
8 3 (4.05%) WatchGuard
8 3 (4.05%) Veeam
9 2 (2.70%) Tandberg
10 1 (1.35%) Remedy
10 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.35%) Nokia
10 1 (1.35%) HP
10 1 (1.35%) Dell
10 1 (1.35%) Citrix
10 1 (1.35%) Brocade
10 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
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