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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 786 848 747
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -101
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 86 76 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.064% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.068% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 67 63 93
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £24,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015 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 6 May 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 +35 81 £37,500 +7.14% 24
South East -7 17 £48,750 +30.00% 6
East Midlands +15 16 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Derbyshire - 16 £37,500 - 4
Derby - 14 £37,500 - 4
London +33 13 £31,500 +14.54% 1
South West +5 13 £50,000 +108.33%
East of England +14 9 £67,500 +58.82% 3
Gloucestershire -10 8 £52,500 +118.75%
Durham +6 6 £35,000 +12.90% 1
North East -4 6 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Gloucester - 6 £52,500 -
Manchester +17 5 £24,000 - 1
Essex +8 5 - - 1
North West +6 5 £24,000 - 3
Cambridge +13 4 £67,500 +35.00%
Cambridgeshire +10 4 £67,500 +92.85% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £23,500 -37.33%
Surrey +18 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Scotland +14 3 £22,500 -48.86%
Hampshire -1 3 £45,000 +33.33% 1
Kent - 3 £50,000 -
Bristol - 3 - -
High Wycombe - 3 £23,500 -
City of London - 3 £21,250 -
Middlesex +16 2 - -
Oxfordshire +1 2 £38,500 +28.33% 3
Guildford +1 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Wales -2 2 £31,500 -
Wimbledon - 2 £31,500 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 86 (54.78%) Electronics
2 78 (49.68%) C
3 65 (41.40%) Degree
4 61 (38.85%) Firmware
5 59 (37.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 58 (36.94%) EMC
7 54 (34.39%) C++
8 49 (31.21%) VHDL
9 41 (26.11%) Embedded Systems
10 27 (17.20%) Manufacturing
11 25 (15.92%) CAD
12 24 (15.29%) Embedded C
13 23 (14.65%) Linux
13 23 (14.65%) Software Engineering
14 20 (12.74%) Embedded C++
15 19 (12.10%) Visual Studio
16 18 (11.46%) Windows
16 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
16 18 (11.46%) Atmel
16 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (10.83%) Validation
17 17 (10.83%) Automotive
18 16 (10.19%) Physics
19 15 (9.55%) Fujitsu
19 15 (9.55%) Mentor Graphics
19 15 (9.55%) NEC
19 15 (9.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 15 (9.55%) Freescale
19 15 (9.55%) Telematics
19 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.27%) LAN
2 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.64%) ISDN
3 1 (0.64%) VoIP
3 1 (0.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.64%) DSL
3 1 (0.64%) RFID
3 1 (0.64%) Firewall
3 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (12.10%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.18%) LabVIEW
3 4 (2.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 86 (54.78%) Electronics
2 27 (17.20%) Manufacturing
3 17 (10.83%) Automotive
4 14 (8.92%) Military
5 10 (6.37%) Aerospace
6 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
7 7 (4.46%) Finance
8 5 (3.18%) Retail
8 5 (3.18%) Avionics
9 3 (1.91%) Games
10 2 (1.27%) Advertising
10 2 (1.27%) Banking
11 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.18%) Qt
2 2 (1.27%) MFC
3 1 (0.64%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 59 (37.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 49 (31.21%) VHDL
3 41 (26.11%) Embedded Systems
4 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (10.19%) Physics
6 15 (9.55%) Telematics
6 15 (9.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (5.10%) Verilog
8 6 (3.82%) Chip and PIN
8 6 (3.82%) Mathematics
9 5 (3.18%) EPoS
10 4 (2.55%) Device Driver
11 3 (1.91%) Mechatronics
11 3 (1.91%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.91%) CCTV
11 3 (1.91%) CAN bus
12 2 (1.27%) CPLD
12 2 (1.27%) Robotics
12 2 (1.27%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.65%) Linux
2 18 (11.46%) Windows
3 7 (4.46%) UNIX
4 3 (1.91%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.92%) CAD
2 23 (14.65%) Software Engineering
3 17 (10.83%) Validation
4 10 (6.37%) Signal Processing
5 9 (5.73%) Digital Signal Processing
6 8 (5.10%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.18%) Line Management
7 5 (3.18%) PLM
7 5 (3.18%) Software Testing
8 4 (2.55%) CAE
8 4 (2.55%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.55%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (1.91%) Stress Analysis
9 3 (1.91%) System Testing
10 2 (1.27%) Time Management
10 2 (1.27%) Data Protection
10 2 (1.27%) 3D Visualisation
11 1 (0.64%) Change Control
11 1 (0.64%) Cyber Security
11 1 (0.64%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 78 (49.68%) C
2 54 (34.39%) C++
3 24 (15.29%) Embedded C
4 20 (12.74%) Embedded C++
5 10 (6.37%) Assembly Language
6 7 (4.46%) Java
7 4 (2.55%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.91%) Python
9 2 (1.27%) VB
9 2 (1.27%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) SQL
10 1 (0.64%) C#
10 1 (0.64%) VB6
10 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 65 (41.40%) Degree
2 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.10%) MCP
5 4 (2.55%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) MCITP
6 2 (1.27%) HND
6 2 (1.27%) MCSE
6 2 (1.27%) MCSA
6 2 (1.27%) PhD
6 2 (1.27%) CCNA
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.64%) Server+ Certification
7 1 (0.64%) DCSE
7 1 (0.64%) HP APS
7 1 (0.64%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) ISO 9000
1 6 (3.82%) ISO 9001
1 6 (3.82%) DO-254
2 4 (2.55%) JTAG
3 3 (1.91%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.91%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.64%) DO-160
System Software
1 61 (38.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 58 (36.94%) EMC
2 18 (11.46%) Atmel
3 15 (9.55%) Mentor Graphics
3 15 (9.55%) Fujitsu
3 15 (9.55%) Freescale
3 15 (9.55%) NEC
4 13 (8.28%) Altera
5 11 (7.01%) Xilinx
6 7 (4.46%) Cadence
7 6 (3.82%) HP
8 4 (2.55%) Cisco
9 3 (1.91%) IBM
9 3 (1.91%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.91%) Juniper
9 3 (1.91%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.91%) F5
10 2 (1.27%) Google
10 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.64%) Compaq
11 1 (0.64%) Dell
Runcorn, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
North London
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EXCELerate
Salary: circa £35k plus Health Care and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension , 26 Days Holiday
Posted: 9 days ago
West Yorkshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £0 per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago