The median annual salary for a RF Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 936 949
Rank change year-on-year +93 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring an RF Engineer 9 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.014% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 3
Median salary £46,250 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.44% -7.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £31,250 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £38,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +21.71% -33.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

RF Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured RF Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for RF Engineer in the UK

RF Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for RF Engineer in the UK

RF Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RF Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for RF Engineer in the UK

RF Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RF Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +77 7 £43,750 -8.37% 4
South East - 2 £43,750 - 2
South West - 2 £42,500 -
Dorset - 2 £42,500 -
West Midlands +31 1 £50,000 -23.07%
Herefordshire - 1 £50,000 -
North East - 1 £37,500 -
North West - 1 £47,500 -
Windsor - 1 £42,500 -
Burnley - 1 £47,500 -
Guildford - 1 £45,000 - 1
Durham - 1 £37,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £47,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 - 1

RF Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 featuring RF Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (45.45%) LTE
2 9 (40.91%) EMC
3 7 (31.82%) 3G
3 7 (31.82%) Electronics
3 7 (31.82%) 4G
4 6 (27.27%) C
5 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (18.18%) Schematic Capture
6 4 (18.18%) C++
6 4 (18.18%) Wireless
6 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 3 (13.64%) 2G
7 3 (13.64%) Validation
7 3 (13.64%) GSM
7 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
7 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 3 (13.64%) WCDMA
7 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Network Optimisation
7 3 (13.64%) Def Stans
7 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
7 3 (13.64%) Network Management
7 3 (13.64%) Network Design
7 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.64%) Military
7 3 (13.64%) Business Development
7 3 (13.64%) Huawei

RF Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) LTE
2 7 (31.82%) 3G
2 7 (31.82%) 4G
3 4 (18.18%) Wireless
4 3 (13.64%) 2G
4 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
4 3 (13.64%) GSM
4 3 (13.64%) Network Security
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) VoIP
4 3 (13.64%) WCDMA
5 2 (9.09%) 5G
5 2 (9.09%) DWDM
6 1 (4.55%) 802.15
6 1 (4.55%) Bluetooth
6 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.55%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.55%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (31.82%) Electronics
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Military
4 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
4 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (4.55%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Schematic Capture
2 3 (13.64%) Business Development
2 3 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (13.64%) Network Design
2 3 (13.64%) Network Management
2 3 (13.64%) Network Optimisation
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.64%) Validation
3 2 (9.09%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (9.09%) Physics
3 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) CAD
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C
2 4 (18.18%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Def Stans
1 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) EMC
2 3 (13.64%) Huawei
3 2 (9.09%) Telelogic
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£30k
Posted: 9 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago