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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 821 877 910
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 131 94 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.085% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.088% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 118 75 79
Average salary £38,250 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.51% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
99560 107062 114531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.23% 96.48% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 83662 87327 92673
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 April 2016 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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +71 127 £40,000 +10.34% 16
South East +54 47 £42,500 -5.55% 5
London +30 31 £36,000 +14.28% 2
East of England +16 18 £42,500 -37.03% 5
South West +7 16 £25,000 -50.00%
East Sussex - 13 £47,500 - 2
Suffolk - 13 £42,500 - 2
Gloucestershire +8 11 £25,000 -45.05%
Greenford - 11 £41,500 -
Cirencester - 11 £25,000 -
Brighton - 10 £47,500 - 1
Berkshire - 9 £37,500 -
City of London +61 6 £25,500 +8.51% 1
Milton Keynes +26 6 £36,250 -23.68% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 6 £36,250 +54.25% 2
East Midlands -2 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Surrey -3 6 £26,000 -48.00%
Leicestershire - 6 £40,000 -
Guildford +4 5 - -
Ipswich - 5 £45,000 - 1
North West +31 4 £41,250 +71.87% 1
Hampshire +17 4 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Manchester +8 4 £41,250 +71.87% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £40,000 -40.74% 1
Oxfordshire +3 4 £38,750 -
Bracknell - 4 £25,500 -
Cambridge +1 3 £45,000 -33.33% 1
Scotland +1 3 £24,750 -
Wiltshire - 3 £26,750 -
Lewes - 3 £45,000 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 85 (36.32%) Electronics
2 82 (35.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 80 (34.19%) Degree
4 75 (32.05%) Firmware
5 73 (31.20%) C
6 53 (22.65%) VHDL
7 52 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
8 44 (18.80%) EMC
9 40 (17.09%) C++
10 38 (16.24%) Schematic Capture
11 36 (15.38%) Windows
12 34 (14.53%) Linux
13 29 (12.39%) Verilog
14 28 (11.97%) Security Cleared
15 26 (11.11%) Software Engineering
16 23 (9.83%) Dell
17 21 (8.97%) HP
18 20 (8.55%) Ethernet
19 19 (8.12%) TCP/IP
19 19 (8.12%) IBM
19 19 (8.12%) Firewall
19 19 (8.12%) CPLD
20 18 (7.69%) Embedded C
21 17 (7.26%) Sun
21 17 (7.26%) MS Office
21 17 (7.26%) SC Cleared
22 16 (6.84%) Signal Processing
22 16 (6.84%) Java
22 16 (6.84%) Microsoft
22 16 (6.84%) Telecoms

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 9 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (7.26%) MS Office
2 10 (4.27%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.56%) OrCAD
4 4 (1.71%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.85%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.43%) Maya
7 1 (0.43%) MODO
7 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.55%) Ethernet
2 19 (8.12%) Firewall
2 19 (8.12%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.70%) LAN
3 11 (4.70%) WAN
4 10 (4.27%) Wireless
5 6 (2.56%) NAS
5 6 (2.56%) SAN
6 4 (1.71%) 3G
7 3 (1.28%) RS-232
7 3 (1.28%) RS-485
8 2 (0.85%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.85%) Profibus
8 2 (0.85%) VoIP
8 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.43%) DNS
9 1 (0.43%) GSM
9 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.43%) RFID
9 1 (0.43%) VPN
Development Applications
1 8 (3.42%) LabVIEW
2 5 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.43%) Robot Framework
General
1 85 (36.32%) Electronics
2 16 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.85%) Automotive
5 8 (3.42%) Finance
6 6 (2.56%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.14%) Banking
7 5 (2.14%) Military
8 2 (0.85%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.56%) Qt
2 1 (0.43%) HTML
2 1 (0.43%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 82 (35.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 53 (22.65%) VHDL
3 52 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
4 29 (12.39%) Verilog
5 19 (8.12%) CPLD
6 10 (4.27%) Algorithms
6 10 (4.27%) Mathematics
7 8 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.42%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.99%) iSeries
9 6 (2.56%) ASIC
9 6 (2.56%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.56%) Physics
10 5 (2.14%) Cybercrime
10 5 (2.14%) Smart Energy
11 4 (1.71%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.71%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.71%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.38%) Windows
2 34 (14.53%) Linux
3 9 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 9 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.99%) Unix
5 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.85%) Android
7 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.43%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.24%) Schematic Capture
2 26 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 16 (6.84%) Signal Processing
4 14 (5.98%) Validation
5 10 (4.27%) CAD
6 6 (2.56%) Code Coverage
6 6 (2.56%) Digital Signal Processing
6 6 (2.56%) Video Processing
7 5 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (2.14%) Line Management
7 5 (2.14%) Mentoring
7 5 (2.14%) Resource Management
8 4 (1.71%) Business Development
8 4 (1.71%) Fuzz Testing
8 4 (1.71%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (1.71%) Secure Coding
8 4 (1.71%) TDD
8 4 (1.71%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (1.71%) Use Case
8 4 (1.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 73 (31.20%) C
2 40 (17.09%) C++
3 18 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 16 (6.84%) Java
5 12 (5.13%) Embedded C++
6 11 (4.70%) MATLAB
7 10 (4.27%) Assembly Language
8 7 (2.99%) Python
9 5 (2.14%) Perl
9 5 (2.14%) Tcl
10 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.43%) C#
11 1 (0.43%) Delphi
11 1 (0.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (34.19%) Degree
2 28 (11.97%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.26%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.70%) PhD
5 4 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.28%) HND
6 3 (1.28%) ISEB
6 3 (1.28%) MCDST
6 3 (1.28%) MCP
6 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.85%) CCNP
7 2 (0.85%) HP APS
8 1 (0.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.42%) ISO 9000
2 7 (2.99%) Def Stans
3 6 (2.56%) QA
3 6 (2.56%) SLA
4 4 (1.71%) FIPS 140-2
4 4 (1.71%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.28%) DO-160
5 3 (1.28%) JTAG
6 2 (0.85%) ISO13485
System Software
1 75 (32.05%) Firmware
2 12 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.71%) LXC
3 4 (1.71%) VirtualBox
3 4 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) SCCM
2 2 (0.85%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 44 (18.80%) EMC
2 23 (9.83%) Dell
3 21 (8.97%) HP
4 19 (8.12%) IBM
5 17 (7.26%) Sun
6 16 (6.84%) Microsoft
7 12 (5.13%) NetApp
8 10 (4.27%) Synopsys
9 9 (3.85%) Cisco
10 8 (3.42%) VMware
11 7 (2.99%) Altera
11 7 (2.99%) Atmel
11 7 (2.99%) Xilinx
12 5 (2.14%) Agilent
12 5 (2.14%) Mentor Graphics
12 5 (2.14%) Nortel
13 4 (1.71%) Synplicity
14 3 (1.28%) Bloomberg
14 3 (1.28%) Fujitsu
14 3 (1.28%) Reuters
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