20/21 Employment and Remuneration Report
The aim of this annual survey is to allow us to report on pay and work trends in the professional engineering workforce.
As part of a longitudinal data series of over 30 years, it will provide a strong evidence-base for understanding the position of the engineering workforce and the changes to the engineering workforce over the previous and upcoming 12 months.
The data referred to in this report was captured as the economic downturn following the COVID-19 began and, as such, provides a benchmark of pay levels we want to return to or exceed as we rebuild the economy.
The data reflects only the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on wages and while engineers appear to be faring reasonably to the point at which this snapshot was taken, engineering salaries in the coming 12 month period are unlikely to be immune from the effects of the health crisis itself and the economic penalties that arise from the lockdown.
In response to the developing crisis, the 2020 survey included a question looking specifically at the work impact of COVID-19 on professional engineers.