Communications Engineers can work with network administrators and broadcast engineers, but also cover areas such as radar communication for ships, submarines and aeroplanes, and the design and manufacture of computer systems and network devices and interfaces.
You would usually require a degree in engineering, computer science, electronic engineering, maths, physics, telecommunications or similar. Entry with an HND in a relevant subject may be possible, starting as a technician and working towards the role of an engineer.
Excellent technical ability, a good understanding of networks and what is required from them, good organisational skills, the ability to make decisions and work on your own initiative, good communication skills and the ability to make presentations, good problem solving abilities.
£22,000 to £28,000