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Engineering degrees are the most sought after in the UK

16 March 2021

New research from has revealed that Engineering degrees are the most in demand in the UK.

Shutterstock image analysed more than one million job adverts* to reveal that in 2020, 76,838 listed “engineering degree” as part of the job specification.

Danny Aldridge, Co-Founder of recruitment website Check-a-Salary commented on the findings: "The increase in demand for IT and Mathematical related degrees emphasises the importance of the sector to the UK.

"The varying levels of pay depending on degree highlights to school leavers the significance they need to place on their degree choice.

"Studying a STEM subject is likely to lead to higher levels of pay throughout a career."

Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at said: "Choosing a degree subject to study at university can be one of the most difficult and important educational decisions anyone can make.

"As tuition fees in England can cost up to £9,250 a year, it’s understandable that many people are keen to know if studying a particular degree is worth their time and money.

"Although the long-term salary implications of undertaking a higher education qualification are important, it’s also key to remember that a degree usually lasts several years, and therefore choosing a subject you enjoy and find interesting should be central to your decision.

"No matter what degree you choose, university is expensive so it’s worth getting your finances in order beforehand and potentially putting some money aside to cover any unexpected living costs."

You can see the full study, which includes further analysis on year-on-year degree demand changes here:

* 1,032,500 job adverts analysed from 2019 and 2020

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