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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 790 844 787
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 102 85 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.073% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.077% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 86 69 69
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,350 £22,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £52,600
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +35 101 £42,500 +21.42% 23
South East -8 30 £47,500 +35.71% 9
East Midlands +11 23 £36,250 -14.70% 1
London +34 19 £52,500 +72.13% 2
Derby +13 14 £35,000 +16.66%
Derbyshire 0 14 £35,000 +16.66%
Berkshire +12 12 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Leicestershire +20 9 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Loughborough +12 9 £50,000 +81.81% 1
North West +3 8 £19,500 +21.87% 4
Hampshire +8 7 £42,500 - 1
Surrey +5 7 £50,000 +44.92%
Cheshire - 7 £19,500 -
City of London +31 6 £50,000 +61.29%
East of England +4 6 £60,500 +0.83% 3
South West -6 6 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Runcorn - 6 £19,500 -
West Midlands -6 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Bracknell +15 4 £24,500 -42.35%
Greenford - 4 £55,000 -
Cambridgeshire +10 3 £67,500 +12.50%
Cambridge +7 3 £67,500 +10.20%
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £33,750 +12.50% 2
North East -11 3 £35,000 +12.00%
Durham -19 3 £35,000 +12.00%
Worcester - 3 £37,500 -
Havant - 3 £42,500 -
Leatherhead - 3 £50,000 -
Newbury - 3 £50,000 -
Andover - 3 £42,500 - 1

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 80 (43.24%) Electronics
2 77 (41.62%) C
3 76 (41.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 75 (40.54%) Degree
5 70 (37.84%) Firmware
6 69 (37.30%) VHDL
7 68 (36.76%) C++
8 64 (34.59%) EMC
9 43 (23.24%) Embedded Systems
10 34 (18.38%) Linux
11 32 (17.30%) Software Engineering
12 28 (15.14%) Security Cleared
12 28 (15.14%) Validation
12 28 (15.14%) Embedded C
13 23 (12.43%) Verilog
13 23 (12.43%) Manufacturing
14 22 (11.89%) Embedded C++
14 22 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (10.81%) SC Cleared
15 20 (10.81%) Automotive
16 18 (9.73%) Windows
17 17 (9.19%) Visual Studio
17 17 (9.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 17 (9.19%) NEC
17 17 (9.19%) Fujitsu
17 17 (9.19%) Mentor Graphics
17 17 (9.19%) Telematics
17 17 (9.19%) Atmel
17 17 (9.19%) Freescale
18 14 (7.57%) HP

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (2.70%) Lync
2 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.86%) Ethernet
2 7 (3.78%) Firewall
3 5 (2.70%) InfiniBand
3 5 (2.70%) LAN
3 5 (2.70%) WAN
4 3 (1.62%) 3G
5 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.08%) SAN
6 1 (0.54%) Internet
6 1 (0.54%) ISDN
6 1 (0.54%) VoIP
6 1 (0.54%) DSL
6 1 (0.54%) Wireless
6 1 (0.54%) Skype
Development Applications
1 17 (9.19%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.78%) LabVIEW
3 4 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (43.24%) Electronics
2 23 (12.43%) Manufacturing
3 20 (10.81%) Automotive
4 9 (4.86%) Military
5 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.70%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.16%) Finance
7 3 (1.62%) Advertising
8 2 (1.08%) Marketing
8 2 (1.08%) Banking
8 2 (1.08%) Retail
9 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.78%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 76 (41.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 69 (37.30%) VHDL
3 43 (23.24%) Embedded Systems
4 23 (12.43%) Verilog
5 22 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (9.19%) Telematics
6 17 (9.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (5.95%) Data Centre
8 9 (4.86%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.78%) Physics
9 7 (3.78%) Computer Science
10 6 (3.24%) EPoS
11 5 (2.70%) Mathematics
12 4 (2.16%) Device Driver
13 2 (1.08%) ASIC
13 2 (1.08%) CPLD
13 2 (1.08%) Data Conversion
13 2 (1.08%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.54%) Arduino
14 1 (0.54%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.38%) Linux
2 18 (9.73%) Windows
3 8 (4.32%) UNIX
4 6 (3.24%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.54%) Android
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.30%) Software Engineering
2 28 (15.14%) Validation
3 12 (6.49%) Signal Processing
3 12 (6.49%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (5.41%) Video Processing
5 9 (4.86%) Mentoring
6 8 (4.32%) Time Management
7 6 (3.24%) Cyber Security
7 6 (3.24%) OO
8 5 (2.70%) Asset Management
9 4 (2.16%) CAD
9 4 (2.16%) CAE
10 3 (1.62%) Network Design
10 3 (1.62%) Integration Testing
10 3 (1.62%) OOP
10 3 (1.62%) Business Transformation
10 3 (1.62%) Stress Analysis
10 3 (1.62%) Digital Signal Processing
11 2 (1.08%) Image Processing
11 2 (1.08%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (41.62%) C
2 68 (36.76%) C++
3 28 (15.14%) Embedded C
4 22 (11.89%) Embedded C++
5 10 (5.41%) Java
6 9 (4.86%) Perl
6 9 (4.86%) Python
7 8 (4.32%) Tcl
7 8 (4.32%) MATLAB
8 4 (2.16%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.08%) C#
9 2 (1.08%) VB
9 2 (1.08%) VB6
10 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 75 (40.54%) Degree
2 28 (15.14%) Security Cleared
3 20 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.24%) MCP
5 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) DCSE
6 2 (1.08%) HP APS
6 2 (1.08%) Server+ Certification
6 2 (1.08%) CCNA
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.54%) MCSE
7 1 (0.54%) MCSA
7 1 (0.54%) PhD
7 1 (0.54%) MCITP
7 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.78%) ISO 9000
1 7 (3.78%) SLA
2 5 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.62%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.54%) DO-254
4 1 (0.54%) DO-160
4 1 (0.54%) JTAG
System Software
1 70 (37.84%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 64 (34.59%) EMC
2 17 (9.19%) NEC
2 17 (9.19%) Mentor Graphics
2 17 (9.19%) Fujitsu
2 17 (9.19%) Atmel
2 17 (9.19%) Freescale
3 14 (7.57%) HP
4 13 (7.03%) Xilinx
5 11 (5.95%) Cisco
6 10 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 9 (4.86%) Synopsys
8 8 (4.32%) F5
8 8 (4.32%) Blue Coat
8 8 (4.32%) Juniper
9 7 (3.78%) IBM
9 7 (3.78%) Altera
10 6 (3.24%) Riverbed
11 4 (2.16%) Cadence
11 4 (2.16%) Dell
12 3 (1.62%) NetApp
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Y Rhyl
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
RM Education
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + London Weighting & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + FANTASTIC BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension , 26 Days Holiday
Posted: 16 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago