The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Hardware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 803 844 901
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 114 107 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 104 88 85
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,750 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%

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
94677 102911 115314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.45% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79602 84497 94476
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Hardware Engineer in the job title.

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 31 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 111 £40,000 +6.66% 15
South East +39 35 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East of England +36 25 £43,500 -35.55% 3
London +15 24 £36,000 +10.76% 2
Suffolk +20 14 £43,000 -19.62%
South West +4 14 £26,500 -31.16%
East Sussex - 11 £47,500 -
Gloucestershire -4 10 £25,250 -51.90%
Cirencester - 10 £25,250 -
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £45,000 -33.33% 2
East Midlands -3 8 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Greenford - 8 £43,000 - 1
Hampshire +8 7 £45,000 -20.00% 1
Cambridge +5 7 £50,000 -25.92% 2
Ipswich - 7 £45,000 -
Brighton - 7 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes +29 6 £35,000 -23.49%
Buckinghamshire +28 6 £35,000 -20.45%
Leicestershire - 6 £40,000 - 2
Loughborough - 5 £40,000 -
Surrey +4 4 - -
Guildford +2 4 - -
Lewes - 4 £50,000 -
City of London +44 3 £30,000 -7.69%
North West +19 3 £37,500 +56.25% 1
Berkshire +9 3 £37,500 +50.00%
Manchester +5 3 £37,500 +56.25%
Hertfordshire - 3 £45,500 -
Middlesex +10 2 £33,750 -
Edinburgh +2 2 £32,000 +33.33%

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Hardware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (38.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 87 (36.40%) Degree
3 84 (35.15%) Electronics
4 72 (30.13%) Firmware
5 66 (27.62%) C
6 63 (26.36%) VHDL
7 47 (19.67%) Embedded Systems
8 42 (17.57%) EMC
9 40 (16.74%) Schematic Capture
10 36 (15.06%) Windows
11 35 (14.64%) Verilog
12 28 (11.72%) Software Engineering
13 26 (10.88%) Linux
13 26 (10.88%) C++
14 25 (10.46%) Dell
14 25 (10.46%) Security Cleared
15 23 (9.62%) HP
16 22 (9.21%) CPLD
17 21 (8.79%) IBM
17 21 (8.79%) Ethernet
18 20 (8.37%) Telecoms
19 19 (7.95%) Firewall
19 19 (7.95%) TCP/IP
19 19 (7.95%) SC Cleared
19 19 (7.95%) Signal Processing
20 18 (7.53%) Sun
21 17 (7.11%) Microsoft
21 17 (7.11%) MS Office
21 17 (7.11%) Validation
22 16 (6.69%) Embedded C

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.77%) MS Exchange
1 9 (3.77%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (7.11%) MS Office
2 9 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.93%) OrCAD
4 4 (1.67%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.84%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.42%) Maya
7 1 (0.42%) MODO
7 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.79%) Ethernet
2 19 (7.95%) Firewall
2 19 (7.95%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.60%) LAN
3 11 (4.60%) WAN
4 8 (3.35%) Wireless
5 7 (2.93%) SAN
6 6 (2.51%) NAS
7 4 (1.67%) 3G
8 3 (1.26%) RS-232
8 3 (1.26%) RS-485
9 2 (0.84%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.84%) Profibus
9 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.42%) DNS
10 1 (0.42%) GSM
10 1 (0.42%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.42%) RFID
10 1 (0.42%) VoIP
10 1 (0.42%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (2.51%) LabVIEW
2 3 (1.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.84%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.42%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.42%) Robot Framework
General
1 84 (35.15%) Electronics
2 20 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.28%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.77%) Finance
5 6 (2.51%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.51%) Automotive
6 5 (2.09%) Military
7 2 (0.84%) Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.67%) Qt
2 1 (0.42%) .NET
2 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 92 (38.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 63 (26.36%) VHDL
3 47 (19.67%) Embedded Systems
4 35 (14.64%) Verilog
5 22 (9.21%) CPLD
6 10 (4.18%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.77%) ASIC
7 9 (3.77%) Data Centre
7 9 (3.77%) Mathematics
8 8 (3.35%) iSeries
9 7 (2.93%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.93%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.93%) Physics
10 6 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (2.09%) Cybercrime
11 5 (2.09%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.67%) Tandem
13 3 (1.26%) Device Driver
13 3 (1.26%) Smart Energy
14 2 (0.84%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.06%) Windows
2 26 (10.88%) Linux
3 11 (4.60%) Windows 7
4 9 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.09%) Unix
6 4 (1.67%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.84%) Android
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.74%) Schematic Capture
2 28 (11.72%) Software Engineering
3 19 (7.95%) Signal Processing
4 17 (7.11%) Validation
5 10 (4.18%) CAD
6 9 (3.77%) Code Coverage
6 9 (3.77%) Line Management
6 9 (3.77%) Video Processing
7 7 (2.93%) Resource Management
8 6 (2.51%) Digital Signal Processing
9 5 (2.09%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.09%) Mentoring
10 4 (1.67%) Business Transformation
10 4 (1.67%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (1.67%) Integration Testing
10 4 (1.67%) Workflow
11 3 (1.26%) CAE
11 3 (1.26%) ITIL
11 3 (1.26%) Project Management
11 3 (1.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 66 (27.62%) C
2 26 (10.88%) C++
3 16 (6.69%) Embedded C
4 14 (5.86%) MATLAB
5 12 (5.02%) Assembly Language
5 12 (5.02%) Java
6 9 (3.77%) Python
7 6 (2.51%) Perl
7 6 (2.51%) Tcl
8 5 (2.09%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.26%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.42%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 87 (36.40%) Degree
2 25 (10.46%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.95%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.28%) PhD
5 5 (2.09%) HND
6 4 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.26%) MCP
8 2 (0.84%) CCNP
8 2 (0.84%) HP APS
8 2 (0.84%) ISEB
8 2 (0.84%) MCDST
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.93%) Def Stans
2 6 (2.51%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.67%) QA
3 4 (1.67%) SLA
4 3 (1.26%) DO-160
4 3 (1.26%) JTAG
5 2 (0.84%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.42%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 72 (30.13%) Firmware
2 14 (5.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) LXC
3 1 (0.42%) NFS
3 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) SCCM
2 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 42 (17.57%) EMC
2 25 (10.46%) Dell
3 23 (9.62%) HP
4 21 (8.79%) IBM
5 18 (7.53%) Sun
6 17 (7.11%) Microsoft
7 13 (5.44%) Synopsys
8 12 (5.02%) NetApp
9 10 (4.18%) Cisco
10 9 (3.77%) Altera
10 9 (3.77%) Xilinx
11 6 (2.51%) Synplicity
12 5 (2.09%) Agilent
12 5 (2.09%) Atmel
12 5 (2.09%) Mentor Graphics
12 5 (2.09%) Nortel
12 5 (2.09%) VMware
13 4 (1.67%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.67%) Reuters
14 2 (0.84%) Symantec
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