The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 833 772 801
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 70 92 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.084% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.089% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 53 72 62
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £21,350
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +23.52%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Hardware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Hardware Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 within the UK.

Hardware Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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 -25 70 £34,000 -9.33% 12
South East -21 28 £34,500 -17.85% 4
London -6 17 £30,500 +10.90% 2
Surrey -5 16 £33,250 -11.33% 1
Guildford +21 11 £32,500 -27.77%
East Midlands - 9 £38,750 -
Croydon +2 6 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 6 £61,250 -
East of England -1 6 £61,250 +131.13%
Buckinghamshire +3 5 - -
Milton Keynes -6 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 £62,500 -
Derby - 4 £30,000 -
Woking - 4 £33,750 -
Derbyshire - 4 £30,000 -
North West -15 3 £23,000 -16.36% 1
West Sussex -18 3 £42,500 +30.76%
Northamptonshire - 3 £42,500 -
Worthing - 3 £42,500 -
Yorkshire -33 2 £22,000 -32.30% 1
City of London - 2 £31,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £22,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £20,000 - 1
North East - 2 £32,000 - 1
Durham - 2 £32,000 - 1
Wakefield - 2 £22,000 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Hounslow - 2 £17,000 -
West Midlands -3 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Manchester -8 1 £16,000 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Hardware 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 62 (41.61%) Electronics
2 48 (32.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 44 (29.53%) Degree
4 41 (27.52%) Linux
4 41 (27.52%) EMC
5 38 (25.50%) Firmware
5 38 (25.50%) VHDL
6 31 (20.81%) C
7 29 (19.46%) C++
8 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
9 20 (13.42%) Windows
10 18 (12.08%) Manufacturing
11 17 (11.41%) Telecoms
11 17 (11.41%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (10.74%) Embedded C
13 15 (10.07%) Embedded C++
13 15 (10.07%) Device Driver
14 14 (9.40%) Firewall
15 13 (8.72%) HP
15 13 (8.72%) Dell
15 13 (8.72%) SAN
15 13 (8.72%) Embedded Systems
15 13 (8.72%) Image Processing
16 12 (8.05%) System Testing
16 12 (8.05%) MS Excel
17 11 (7.38%) ITIL
17 11 (7.38%) IBM
17 11 (7.38%) Configuration Management
17 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
17 11 (7.38%) CMDB

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Hardware 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.01%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.34%) SAS
2 2 (1.34%) CMS
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.40%) Firewall
2 13 (8.72%) SAN
3 10 (6.71%) Wireless
4 7 (4.70%) NAS
5 6 (4.03%) GPRS
5 6 (4.03%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.01%) LAN
7 2 (1.34%) GSM
7 2 (1.34%) VLAN
7 2 (1.34%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.34%) LTE
7 2 (1.34%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 1 (0.67%) RTSP
8 1 (0.67%) TETRA
8 1 (0.67%) IGMP
8 1 (0.67%) HTTP
8 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.37%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 62 (41.61%) Electronics
2 18 (12.08%) Manufacturing
3 17 (11.41%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.71%) Military
5 7 (4.70%) Finance
6 3 (2.01%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.37%) Qt
2 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (32.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 38 (25.50%) VHDL
2 38 (25.50%) Firmware
3 15 (10.07%) Device Driver
4 13 (8.72%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (7.38%) CMDB
6 10 (6.71%) Mathematics
6 10 (6.71%) Physics
7 8 (5.37%) Smart Meter
8 6 (4.03%) MPEG
9 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.68%) Verilog
10 3 (2.01%) STB
10 3 (2.01%) DTV
11 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.34%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.34%) Statistics
11 2 (1.34%) CPLD
12 1 (0.67%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.52%) Linux
2 20 (13.42%) Windows
3 9 (6.04%) UNIX
4 6 (4.03%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) CentOS
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.67%) AIX
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.41%) Kalman Filter
2 13 (8.72%) Image Processing
3 12 (8.05%) System Testing
4 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
4 11 (7.38%) ITIL
4 11 (7.38%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.71%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.70%) Information Security
7 5 (3.36%) Validation
7 5 (3.36%) Test Scripting
8 4 (2.68%) Video Processing
8 4 (2.68%) Time Management
9 3 (2.01%) Product Management
10 2 (1.34%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (1.34%) Requirements Management
10 2 (1.34%) Electronic Design Automation
10 2 (1.34%) CAD
10 2 (1.34%) OO
11 1 (0.67%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.81%) C
2 29 (19.46%) C++
3 16 (10.74%) Embedded C
4 15 (10.07%) Embedded C++
5 4 (2.68%) Tcl
5 4 (2.68%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.34%) Java
6 2 (1.34%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 44 (29.53%) Degree
2 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.04%) HND
4 8 (5.37%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.01%) CCNA
5 3 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.34%) PhD
6 2 (1.34%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.34%) SNIA Certification
6 2 (1.34%) SCSE
7 1 (0.67%) Server+ Certification
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 41 (27.52%) EMC
2 13 (8.72%) HP
2 13 (8.72%) Dell
3 11 (7.38%) IBM
4 9 (6.04%) Xilinx
5 8 (5.37%) Cisco
6 7 (4.70%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.70%) NetApp
7 5 (3.36%) Sun
8 4 (2.68%) VMware
9 3 (2.01%) Intel
9 3 (2.01%) Juniper
9 3 (2.01%) Fujitsu
10 2 (1.34%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.34%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.34%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 2 (1.34%) F5
10 2 (1.34%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.34%) ADIC
10 2 (1.34%) StorageTek
Southampton
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 per annum + car and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North Wales
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
OHO Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits.
Posted: 19 days ago