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The most in demand engineering jobs for 2021

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 month ago

​Engineers are enormously important for the economy to flourish, so engineers will always be in demand. Despite the effects of the pandemic on many industries across the UK, the engineering and manufacturing industry is predicted to go from strength to strength. According to the latest PMI data, growth of output and new orders in UK manufacturing were both among the best seen over the past seven years, leading to a solid increase in employment.

Below is a summary of some of the most in demand engineering jobs in 2021.

Electrical Engineers

Electrical engineers design, build and maintain electrical systems, machinery, and equipment. Electrical engineers work across many industries and the field is very broad. Industries include transport, energy, manufacturing, and construction just to name a few. It is therefore no surprise that demand for electrical engineers is high.

Average starting salary - £20,000
Average experienced salary - £60,000

Civil Engineers

Civil engineering is one of the most in demand jobs in the world. There are lots of branches to civil engineering which makes it a fantastic field to work in. Civil engineers design, build and manage construction projects including roads, buildings, bridges, water systems and airports etc.

Average starting salary - £30,000
Average experienced salary - £70,000

Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineering is considered to be one of the most varied engineering disciplines. The majority of industries depend on mechanical systems and there are numerous employment opportunities available to mechanical engineers.

Mechanical engineers play a vital role in developing, designing, and implementing components and machinery used across manufacturing, construction, and many other industries.

Average starting salary - £22,000
Average experienced salary - £55,000

Renewable Energy Engineers

With a government pledge of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the UK renewable energy industry is more important than ever. It is therefore no surprise that the demand for renewable energy engineers is projected to be high in 2021 and beyond.

Renewable energy engineers work on the production of energy through natural resources such as wind, hydro, solar or marine power. They look at ways of reducing the impact on the environment by researching and developing new technologies that will result in cleaner ways to supply energy.

Average starting salary - £20,000
Average experienced salary - £50,000

Project Engineers

Project engineers manage engineering and technical projects. They are responsible for making sure everything on site is carried out and completed following plans and laws. Project engineers are also responsible for budgeting, planning, and working with stakeholders at all levels.

Responsibilities can vary from project to project and project engineers will spend time based in an office as well as on site overseeing projects.

Average starting salary - £29,000
Average experienced salary - £60,000

The above roles are just a few of the most in demand engineering jobs in the UK for 2021. Metalis specialise in engineering recruitment, so if you are looking for a new engineering career why not browse the latest engineering vacancies on our website or register with us to receive tailored job alerts that match your interests, skills, and location preferences.