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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 813 866 866
Rank change year-on-year
+53 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 117 89 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.085% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.088% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 110 66 69
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 +46 113 £37,500 - 23
South East 0 38 £37,500 -16.66% 6
London +35 22 £30,250 +31.52% 5
South West +2 14 £28,500 -25.97% 2
East of England +17 13 £75,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +12 11 £75,000 - 2
Surrey +12 9 £32,500 -27.77%
Cambridge +8 9 £75,000 - 2
East Midlands -1 9 £37,500 - 3
Hampshire +17 8 £42,500 -10.52%
East Sussex +11 8 £47,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +10 8 £26,750 -30.51% 1
Cirencester - 8 £26,750 - 1
Leicestershire - 8 £37,500 - 2
Brighton -1 7 £47,500 -
City of London +70 6 £21,750 -7.44%
North West +35 6 £40,500 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire +13 5 £42,500 +6.25%
North East +9 4 £33,000 - 1
Guildford +4 4 £35,000 -
Durham -6 4 £33,000 -
North Yorkshire +22 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Kent +9 3 £36,500 -14.11% 2
Berkshire +5 3 £25,500 -
Oxfordshire -4 3 £37,500 +15.38%
West Midlands -25 3 £32,500 +91.17% 2
Swindon - 3 £26,750 -
Wiltshire - 3 £26,750 -
St Helens - 3 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £40,000 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 81 (34.47%) C
1 81 (34.47%) Electronics
2 79 (33.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 68 (28.94%) Degree
4 62 (26.38%) Firmware
5 52 (22.13%) C++
5 52 (22.13%) VHDL
6 49 (20.85%) Linux
7 48 (20.43%) Embedded Systems
8 46 (19.57%) EMC
9 40 (17.02%) Windows
10 29 (12.34%) Software Engineering
10 29 (12.34%) Schematic Capture
11 25 (10.64%) Security Cleared
12 21 (8.94%) Verilog
12 21 (8.94%) Embedded C++
13 20 (8.51%) MS Office
13 20 (8.51%) CPLD
14 18 (7.66%) Manufacturing
14 18 (7.66%) Microsoft
15 17 (7.23%) Firewall
16 16 (6.81%) Xilinx
17 15 (6.38%) SC Cleared
17 15 (6.38%) Ethernet
17 15 (6.38%) Unix
18 14 (5.96%) MS Excel
19 13 (5.53%) Java
19 13 (5.53%) Validation
20 12 (5.11%) VMware
20 12 (5.11%) LAN

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 7 (2.98%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.70%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.85%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (8.51%) MS Office
2 14 (5.96%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.55%) OrCAD
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.43%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.43%) Maya
5 1 (0.43%) MODO
5 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.23%) Firewall
2 15 (6.38%) Ethernet
3 12 (5.11%) LAN
3 12 (5.11%) WAN
4 9 (3.83%) 3G
5 8 (3.40%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.98%) Wireless
7 5 (2.13%) SAN
8 4 (1.70%) DNS
8 4 (1.70%) NAS
8 4 (1.70%) RS-232
8 4 (1.70%) RS-485
8 4 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.28%) 3GPP
9 3 (1.28%) DHCP
9 3 (1.28%) LTE
9 3 (1.28%) MPLS
9 3 (1.28%) UMTS
9 3 (1.28%) WiMAX
10 2 (0.85%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.55%) LabVIEW
2 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.43%) GDB
3 1 (0.43%) Robot Framework
General
1 81 (34.47%) Electronics
2 18 (7.66%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.40%) Finance
4 7 (2.98%) Automotive
5 6 (2.55%) Banking
6 4 (1.70%) Marketing
6 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.85%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Military
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.55%) Qt
2 2 (0.85%) HTML
3 1 (0.43%) Flash
3 1 (0.43%) HEVC
3 1 (0.43%) Middleware
3 1 (0.43%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 79 (33.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 52 (22.13%) VHDL
3 48 (20.43%) Embedded Systems
4 21 (8.94%) Verilog
5 20 (8.51%) CPLD
6 12 (5.11%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
8 9 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.40%) Driving Licence
10 7 (2.98%) ASIC
10 7 (2.98%) Mathematics
11 6 (2.55%) Blackberry
12 5 (2.13%) Computer Science
12 5 (2.13%) Smart Energy
13 4 (1.70%) Cryptography
13 4 (1.70%) Tandem
14 3 (1.28%) Device Driver
14 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (1.28%) Telematics
15 2 (0.85%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.85%) Linux
2 40 (17.02%) Windows
3 15 (6.38%) Unix
4 10 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.40%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.13%) Solaris
7 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.13%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.28%) Android
8 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.85%) AIX
9 2 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.85%) HPUX
9 2 (0.85%) IRIX
9 2 (0.85%) OpenWrt
9 2 (0.85%) ThreadX
9 2 (0.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (12.34%) Schematic Capture
1 29 (12.34%) Software Engineering
2 13 (5.53%) Validation
3 12 (5.11%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (4.26%) Network Design
4 10 (4.26%) Signal Processing
5 8 (3.40%) OO
6 7 (2.98%) Integration Testing
6 7 (2.98%) OOP
7 6 (2.55%) Video Processing
8 5 (2.13%) Business Development
8 5 (2.13%) Code Coverage
8 5 (2.13%) Multithreading
8 5 (2.13%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (1.70%) CAE
9 4 (1.70%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (1.70%) Security Architecture
9 4 (1.70%) Software Testing
9 4 (1.70%) Use Case
9 4 (1.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.47%) C
2 52 (22.13%) C++
3 21 (8.94%) Embedded C++
4 13 (5.53%) Java
5 12 (5.11%) Python
6 10 (4.26%) Embedded C
7 9 (3.83%) MATLAB
8 8 (3.40%) Perl
9 6 (2.55%) Tcl
10 5 (2.13%) SQL
11 2 (0.85%) C#
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 68 (28.94%) Degree
2 25 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.83%) PhD
5 5 (2.13%) HND
6 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.70%) MCP
7 3 (1.28%) ISEB
7 3 (1.28%) MCDST
7 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.85%) HP APS
9 1 (0.43%) CCNA
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.40%) ISO 9000
1 8 (3.40%) SLA
2 7 (2.98%) Def Stans
3 6 (2.55%) QA
4 4 (1.70%) FIPS 140-2
5 3 (1.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) DO-160
6 1 (0.43%) ISO13485
System Software
1 62 (26.38%) Firmware
2 8 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.70%) LXC
3 4 (1.70%) VirtualBox
3 4 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.70%) Xen
4 3 (1.28%) NFS
4 3 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) Backup Exec
1 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (19.57%) EMC
2 18 (7.66%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.81%) Xilinx
4 12 (5.11%) Altera
4 12 (5.11%) VMware
5 11 (4.68%) Dell
6 10 (4.26%) HP
6 10 (4.26%) Synopsys
7 9 (3.83%) IBM
8 8 (3.40%) Atmel
9 7 (2.98%) Synplicity
10 6 (2.55%) Cisco
10 6 (2.55%) Sun
11 5 (2.13%) NetApp
12 3 (1.28%) Freescale
12 3 (1.28%) Fujitsu
12 3 (1.28%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.28%) Mentor Graphics
12 3 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.28%) Symantec
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