Electronics engineers


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.


Electronics engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Typical tasks

  • undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment;
  • determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards;
  • organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs;
  • tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.

Common job titles

Engineer, area (telecommunications)
Engineer, television
Engineer, communication
Engineer, systems, aerospace
Engineer, telecommunications
Engineer, broadcasting
Controller, transmission (television: production, broadcasting)
Officer, research
Engineer, radar
Engineer, electronics
Engineer, systems, avionics
Assistant, research
Engineer, microwave
Engineer, transmission, power
Engineer, avionics
Designer, telecommunications
Engineer, broadcast
Engineer, optic, fibre
Engineer, communication, radio
Officer, scientific
Associate, research
Inspector, chief (engineering,
Engineer, communications
Engineer, electronic
Engineer, staff (telecommunications)
Engineer, optimisation, RF
Consultant, communications (telecommunications)
Engineer, systems, mission
Engineer, regional (telecommunications)
Engineer, radio

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.