Aerospace Engineers

Aerospace engineers research develop and design aircraft, spacecraft and their components.


New workers

New workers start around £28,503. Normal pay is £46,625 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £70,994.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 38,803 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?

  • Inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation.

  • Ensures that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.

  • Analyses test data; undertakes research and advises on all aspects of aircraft, spacecraft and their systems.

  • Organises and plans projects, arranges work schedules, carries out inspection work and plans maintenance control.

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

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.

  • Airworthiness

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Project Management

  • Systems Engineering

  • Auditing

  • Aircraft Maintenance

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Avionics

  • New Product Development

  • Procurement

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

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Teamwork

  • 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.