The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware Design Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Hardware Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Design Engineer
Rank 877 904 889
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Design Engineer 15 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.009% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 10
Average salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £42,000 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £45,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Hardware Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Hardware Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer within the UK.

Hardware Design Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 within the UK.

Hardware Design Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 15 £51,250 +13.88% 5
South East +25 7 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Berkshire - 5 £55,000 - 3
South West - 3 £62,500 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 £45,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £45,000 -
Surrey - 2 £39,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 £45,000 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
London +25 1 £52,500 -
West Midlands -12 1 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England - 1 £67,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £37,500 -
Bristol - 1 £62,500 - 1
Woking - 1 £39,000 -
Worcester - 1 £37,500 -
City of London - 1 £52,500 -
Newbury - 1 £50,000 -
Thatcham - 1 £50,000 - 2
Cambridge - 1 £67,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £67,500 -

Hardware Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Hardware Design Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Hardware Design Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (80.00%) VHDL
1 20 (80.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 15 (60.00%) Electronics
3 13 (52.00%) C++
4 12 (48.00%) C
4 12 (48.00%) Degree
5 8 (32.00%) EMC
6 7 (28.00%) Firmware
6 7 (28.00%) Xilinx
6 7 (28.00%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (24.00%) Embedded C
8 4 (16.00%) Verilog
8 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
9 3 (12.00%) Linux
9 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (12.00%) Altera
10 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
10 2 (8.00%) Data Conversion
10 2 (8.00%) MATLAB
10 2 (8.00%) Image Processing
10 2 (8.00%) ISO 9001
10 2 (8.00%) C#
10 2 (8.00%) VB
10 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
10 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
10 2 (8.00%) Advertising
10 2 (8.00%) Military
10 2 (8.00%) VB6
10 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering

Hardware Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Hardware Design Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Hardware Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (60.00%) Electronics
2 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
3 2 (8.00%) Military
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.00%) Automotive
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 20 (80.00%) VHDL
1 20 (80.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (16.00%) Verilog
3 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (8.00%) Physics
4 2 (8.00%) Data Conversion
4 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.00%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (8.00%) Image Processing
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (4.00%) Signal Processing
3 1 (4.00%) FMECA
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) C++
2 12 (48.00%) C
3 6 (24.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (8.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (8.00%) VB6
5 2 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) JTAG
2 1 (4.00%) DO-254
2 1 (4.00%) DO-160
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) EMC
2 7 (28.00%) Xilinx
3 3 (12.00%) Altera
4 2 (8.00%) Google
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