Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an RF Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Radio Frequency Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1110 1184 1250
Rank change year-on-year +74 +66 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an RF Engineer 41 28 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.016% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.016% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 39 21 26
England median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -14.29%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £91,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

RF Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured RF Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RF Engineer in England

RF Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RF Engineer in England.

Salary trend for RF Engineer in England

RF Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RF Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for RF Engineer in England

RF Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RF Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +30 27 £57,500 +6.98% 2
South East +40 7 £40,750 -7.39% 1
South West +8 7 £52,500 +23.53%
RF Engineer
UK

RF Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, RF Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring RF Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (65.85%) Electronics
1 27 (65.85%) Wireless
2 23 (56.10%) Degree
3 19 (46.34%) C
4 18 (43.90%) WLAN
5 17 (41.46%) Python
5 17 (41.46%) Firmware
6 16 (39.02%) Perl
6 16 (39.02%) Perforce
6 16 (39.02%) MATLAB
6 16 (39.02%) Mathematics
6 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
6 16 (39.02%) Git (software)
6 16 (39.02%) Jenkins
6 16 (39.02%) Data Acquisition
6 16 (39.02%) Mentoring
6 16 (39.02%) Coaching
6 16 (39.02%) Algorithms
7 4 (9.76%) Broadband
7 4 (9.76%) EMC
8 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
8 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
8 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.32%) Physics
8 3 (7.32%) Optoelectronics
9 2 (4.88%) Keysight
9 2 (4.88%) 802.1X
9 2 (4.88%) OrCAD
9 2 (4.88%) LTE
9 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared

RF Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 27 (65.85%) Wireless
2 18 (43.90%) WLAN
3 4 (9.76%) Broadband
4 2 (4.88%) DWDM
4 2 (4.88%) Firewall
4 2 (4.88%) LTE
4 2 (4.88%) VoIP
4 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.44%) GSM
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
5 1 (2.44%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Git (software)
1 16 (39.02%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (65.85%) Electronics
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.32%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.44%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Coaching
1 16 (39.02%) Data Acquisition
1 16 (39.02%) Mathematics
1 16 (39.02%) Mentoring
1 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
2 3 (7.32%) Physics
3 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.44%) CAD
4 1 (2.44%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (2.44%) IC Design
4 1 (2.44%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) C
2 17 (41.46%) Python
3 16 (39.02%) MATLAB
3 16 (39.02%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CWNA
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) PhD
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Perforce
2 4 (9.76%) EMC
3 2 (4.88%) Cadence
3 2 (4.88%) Keysight
3 2 (4.88%) Mentor Graphics