If you’ve got engineering skills and qualifications, you can expect to earn a good salary in a sector that’s relevant to almost every business in one form or another. It’s an industry that covers a broad and diverse field, with career opportunities in areas as varied as civil engineering and electrical engineering.

With civil engineering jobs predicted to rise 15% by 2018, you might want to focus your skills on designing roads and cities or ensuring telecommunications in the country can function effectively. Or, you might prefer to concentrate on your mechanical abilities and follow a career path in production, maintenance and repair, with a number of jobs to choose from!

Top Career Opportunities

Electronics engineer

Average salary: £43k

Engineering technician

Average salary: £40k

Importer / exporter

Average salary: £24k

Electrical engineer

Average salary: £63k

Top Job (By Salary) Number of Jobs in 2016 Number of Job in 2020 Average Salary
Electronics engineers 3,473 3,496 £46,405
Production and process engineers 7,433 7,490 £43,534
Engineering professionals 8,060 7,976 £42,536
Electrical engineers 2,650 2,654 £41,434
Design & development engineers 6,406 6,421 £40,768
Mechanical engineers 5,691 5,689 £39,790
Engineering technicians 8,321 8,267 £37,960
Quality control and planning engineers 2,845 2,827 £36,379
Telecommunications engineers 5,530 5,608 £31,720
Civil engineers 4,726 4,720 £31,574
Plumbers & heating and ventilating engineers 9,238 8,978 £28,142

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 1,029 new jobs with an estimated 2,453 annual openings.

Average salaries

The current average wage for engineering related occupations is £38,204 per year.

Construction & Engineering

From the foundations of a building to the finishing paintwork on a brand new vehicle, the construction and automotive world has a massive impact on literally everything around us.

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