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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 793 831 748
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -83
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 77 59 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.055% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.058% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 62 42 97
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £24,350 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
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 £65,000 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +34 75 £37,500 +7.14% 26
South East -22 31 £45,000 +38.46% 9
East Midlands +40 13 £37,500 -2.59% 5
Derby - 12 £37,500 - 2
Derbyshire - 12 £37,500 - 2
Hampshire +4 10 £48,750 +62.50% 1
South West -15 8 £38,500 -14.44% 4
London +4 7 £23,500 +43.73% 1
Fareham - 7 £52,500 -
Brighton -19 5 - -
East Sussex -26 5 - -
North West - 5 £24,000 - 1
High Wycombe - 5 £26,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £26,500 -
West Sussex +3 4 £42,500 +142.85%
Gloucestershire -5 4 £38,500 -14.44% 2
West Midlands - 4 £17,000 - 2
City of London +12 3 £23,500 +43.73%
Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 - 2
North East - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 -
Durham - 3 - -
York - 3 £40,000 -
Manchester - 3 £24,000 - 1
Billingham - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £17,000 -
Crawley - 3 - -
Surrey -1 2 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Wales -16 2 £25,250 -29.86% 1
South Wales -21 2 £25,250 -29.86%

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 63 (46.67%) Electronics
2 60 (44.44%) C
3 58 (42.96%) Degree
4 55 (40.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 48 (35.56%) EMC
6 41 (30.37%) Firmware
7 40 (29.63%) VHDL
8 34 (25.19%) C++
9 32 (23.70%) CAD
10 30 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
11 22 (16.30%) Software Engineering
11 22 (16.30%) Manufacturing
11 22 (16.30%) Windows
12 19 (14.07%) Physics
13 16 (11.85%) Military
14 14 (10.37%) Visual Studio
14 14 (10.37%) Assembly Language
14 14 (10.37%) Security Cleared
15 13 (9.63%) Embedded C
15 13 (9.63%) Linux
16 12 (8.89%) Validation
16 12 (8.89%) Altera
16 12 (8.89%) Atmel
17 11 (8.15%) Signal Processing
17 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (7.41%) Digital Signal Processing
18 10 (7.41%) TCP/IP
18 10 (7.41%) Embedded C++
19 9 (6.67%) Microsoft
19 9 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (2.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.96%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.44%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.96%) LAN
4 3 (2.22%) WAN
4 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.48%) Wireless
5 2 (1.48%) Firewall
6 1 (0.74%) DSL
6 1 (0.74%) RFID
6 1 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (10.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (46.67%) Electronics
2 22 (16.30%) Manufacturing
3 16 (11.85%) Military
4 9 (6.67%) Automotive
5 8 (5.93%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.44%) Aerospace
7 5 (3.70%) Finance
7 5 (3.70%) Avionics
8 4 (2.96%) Retail
9 3 (2.22%) Games
10 2 (1.48%) Banking
11 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.74%) Advertising
11 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.22%) POSIX
2 2 (1.48%) MFC
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (40.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 40 (29.63%) VHDL
3 30 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
4 19 (14.07%) Physics
5 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (6.67%) Telematics
6 9 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (4.44%) Chip and PIN
7 6 (4.44%) Verilog
7 6 (4.44%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.96%) CAN bus
8 4 (2.96%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.96%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.96%) EPoS
8 4 (2.96%) CPLD
9 3 (2.22%) CCTV
9 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.22%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.22%) Mechatronics
10 2 (1.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.30%) Windows
2 13 (9.63%) Linux
3 5 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.96%) Android
5 3 (2.22%) UNIX
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.74%) CentOS
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.70%) CAD
2 22 (16.30%) Software Engineering
3 12 (8.89%) Validation
4 11 (8.15%) Signal Processing
5 10 (7.41%) Digital Signal Processing
6 5 (3.70%) Line Management
6 5 (3.70%) Mentoring
6 5 (3.70%) PLM
6 5 (3.70%) Software Testing
7 4 (2.96%) System Testing
7 4 (2.96%) Time Management
8 2 (1.48%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.48%) Video Processing
8 2 (1.48%) Product Management
8 2 (1.48%) ITIL
8 2 (1.48%) Project Management
8 2 (1.48%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.48%) Cyber Security
8 2 (1.48%) 3D Visualisation
9 1 (0.74%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (44.44%) C
2 34 (25.19%) C++
3 14 (10.37%) Assembly Language
4 13 (9.63%) Embedded C
5 10 (7.41%) Embedded C++
6 6 (4.44%) Java
7 3 (2.22%) Perl
7 3 (2.22%) MATLAB
7 3 (2.22%) Python
8 2 (1.48%) R
8 2 (1.48%) Tcl
9 1 (0.74%) SQL
9 1 (0.74%) VB
9 1 (0.74%) C-shell
9 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 58 (42.96%) Degree
2 14 (10.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.93%) MCP
4 6 (4.44%) HND
5 3 (2.22%) CCNA
5 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.48%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.48%) MCITP
6 2 (1.48%) MCSE
6 2 (1.48%) MCSA
6 2 (1.48%) PhD
6 2 (1.48%) VCP4
7 1 (0.74%) HNC
7 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) SLA
1 5 (3.70%) DO-254
2 4 (2.96%) JTAG
2 4 (2.96%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.22%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 41 (30.37%) Firmware
2 4 (2.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 48 (35.56%) EMC
2 12 (8.89%) Altera
2 12 (8.89%) Atmel
3 9 (6.67%) Freescale
3 9 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.67%) NEC
3 9 (6.67%) Xilinx
3 9 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
3 9 (6.67%) Fujitsu
4 8 (5.93%) SolidWorks
5 7 (5.19%) Cadence
6 5 (3.70%) HP
7 3 (2.22%) Cisco
7 3 (2.22%) Juniper
7 3 (2.22%) Genesys
7 3 (2.22%) Symantec
7 3 (2.22%) McAfee
7 3 (2.22%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.22%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.22%) F5
Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 40-60k
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
6 Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £30/35k, Health Care and Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Guildford
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
North Wales
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
South Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Lymington
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago