Electronics Engineers

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.


New workers

New workers start around £28,872. Normal pay is £46,907 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £71,687.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 24,321 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs.

  • Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards.

  • Conceives and develops engineering designs from product ideas in electronics engineering.

  • Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecoms equipment, radar, telemetry and remote-control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Electronics

  • Field Service Management

  • Printed Circuit Board

  • Electronic Design Automation

  • Electrical Engineering

  • New Product Development

  • Electronic Design

  • Printed Circuit Board Design

  • Project Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • Innovation

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Sales

  • Self-Motivation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Research

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.