The median annual salary for a Communications Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications Engineer
UK
Rank 855 933 944
Rank change year-on-year +78 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 10 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 14
Median salary £42,000 £36,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.06% -11.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £16,393 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £65,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £36,500 £32,100
% change year-on-year +15.06% +13.70%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Communications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Communications Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Communications Engineer 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.

Salary trend for Communications Engineer in the UK

Communications Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Communications Engineer over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Communications Engineer in the UK

Communications Engineer
Top 14 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 22 March 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 +109 9 £41,250 +13.01% 2
South East +60 5 £27,250 +66.22% 1
South West +14 3 £57,500 +27.77%
Bristol +4 3 £57,500 +27.77%
Hampshire - 3 £22,250 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £22,250 - 1
Surrey - 2 £35,000 -
Salford - 1 £42,500 -
Redhill - 1 £40,000 -
Manchester - 1 £42,500 -
Newport - 1 £42,000 -
South Wales - 1 £42,000 -
North West - 1 £42,500 -
Wales - 1 £42,000 -

Communications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 14 (45.16%) Wireless
2 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
4 10 (32.26%) C++
4 10 (32.26%) Python
4 10 (32.26%) LAN
4 10 (32.26%) WAN
5 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (29.03%) MATLAB
5 9 (29.03%) Firewall
5 9 (29.03%) Signal Processing
6 8 (25.81%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (25.81%) Palo Alto
6 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
6 8 (25.81%) Network Design
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) C
7 7 (22.58%) CCNP
7 7 (22.58%) VPN
7 7 (22.58%) DNS
7 7 (22.58%) RIP
7 7 (22.58%) Juniper
7 7 (22.58%) CCTV
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) Network Security
7 7 (22.58%) OSPF
7 7 (22.58%) BGP

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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Wireless
2 10 (32.26%) LAN
2 10 (32.26%) WAN
3 9 (29.03%) Firewall
3 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
4 8 (25.81%) Structured Cabling
5 7 (22.58%) BGP
5 7 (22.58%) DNS
5 7 (22.58%) HSRP
5 7 (22.58%) Network Security
5 7 (22.58%) OSPF
5 7 (22.58%) RIP
5 7 (22.58%) VPN
5 7 (22.58%) VRRP
6 6 (19.35%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (16.13%) MIMO
7 5 (16.13%) OFDM
8 4 (12.90%) Software-Defined Radio
9 1 (3.23%) 4G
9 1 (3.23%) Skype
General
1 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (22.58%) CCTV
2 7 (22.58%) Driving Licence
3 5 (16.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) BYOD
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Signal Processing
2 8 (25.81%) Network Design
3 7 (22.58%) Business Continuity
3 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (22.58%) Network Architecture
4 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
5 5 (16.13%) Coaching
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL V3
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Optimisation
5 5 (16.13%) Prototyping
5 5 (16.13%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) Validation
6 4 (12.90%) Digital Signal Processing
6 4 (12.90%) Requirements Management
6 4 (12.90%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Service Management
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.23%) ITSM
8 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C++
1 10 (32.26%) Python
2 9 (29.03%) MATLAB
3 8 (25.81%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (22.58%) CCNP
3 7 (22.58%) Degree
3 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) PhD
5 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) CCNA
7 1 (3.23%) MCSE
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
1 8 (25.81%) Palo Alto
2 7 (22.58%) Juniper
3 6 (19.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 6 (19.35%) Extreme Networks
4 3 (9.68%) Aruba
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
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