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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 841 782 811
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 61 94 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.088% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.093% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 42 70 55
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £30,650 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £45,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +24.13%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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 -43 61 £32,500 -22.61% 22
South East -24 25 £32,500 -27.77% 8
London -34 18 £31,000 -16.21% 2
Surrey +11 12 £32,500 -25.71% 1
Croydon - 9 - -
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £22,500 -40.00% 1
East Midlands - 8 £35,000 - 2
Derbyshire - 7 £37,500 -
Derby - 7 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £21,575 -
Guildford +14 5 £32,500 -25.71%
Woking - 4 £33,750 -
North West -20 3 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £61,250 +88.46% 2
Worthing -5 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Cambridge -8 2 £61,250 +88.46% 2
West Sussex -13 2 £42,500 +13.33%
East of England -30 2 £61,250 +18.93% 2
South West -31 2 £35,000 -6.66% 3
East Sussex -42 2 £40,000 -23.07% 1
City of London - 2 £31,000 - 1
North East - 2 £32,000 -
Cornwall - 2 £35,000 -
Durham - 2 £32,000 -
Hounslow - 2 £17,000 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Berkshire 0 1 - - 3
Manchester -2 1 £29,500 -9.23% 2
West Midlands -15 1 £40,000 +29.03%
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 59 (40.97%) Electronics
2 41 (28.47%) Degree
2 41 (28.47%) Linux
2 41 (28.47%) Firmware
3 39 (27.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 36 (25.00%) VHDL
5 35 (24.31%) EMC
6 29 (20.14%) C
7 26 (18.06%) C++
7 26 (18.06%) Windows
8 24 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 21 (14.58%) Manufacturing
10 18 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
11 16 (11.11%) Telecoms
12 15 (10.42%) Device Driver
12 15 (10.42%) Embedded C
12 15 (10.42%) Embedded C++
12 15 (10.42%) Mentoring
13 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
13 14 (9.72%) Firewall
14 13 (9.03%) Military
14 13 (9.03%) ITIL
14 13 (9.03%) HP
14 13 (9.03%) Dell
14 13 (9.03%) SAN
14 13 (9.03%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (9.03%) Image Processing
15 12 (8.33%) System Testing
15 12 (8.33%) Software Engineering
16 11 (7.64%) Configuration Management

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (3.47%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.39%) SAS
2 2 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.56%) MS Project
3 2 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.72%) Firewall
2 13 (9.03%) SAN
3 9 (6.25%) Wireless
4 7 (4.86%) NAS
5 6 (4.17%) GPRS
6 5 (3.47%) LAN
7 4 (2.78%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.39%) WAN
9 2 (1.39%) VLAN
9 2 (1.39%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (40.97%) Electronics
2 21 (14.58%) Manufacturing
3 16 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 13 (9.03%) Military
5 7 (4.86%) Finance
6 3 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) Qt
2 1 (0.69%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (28.47%) Firmware
2 39 (27.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 36 (25.00%) VHDL
4 18 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 15 (10.42%) Device Driver
6 11 (7.64%) CMDB
7 8 (5.56%) Smart Meter
8 7 (4.86%) Mathematics
8 7 (4.86%) Physics
9 5 (3.47%) MPEG
10 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.08%) DTV
10 3 (2.08%) CPLD
11 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.39%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.39%) STB
12 1 (0.69%) IPTV
12 1 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.47%) Linux
2 26 (18.06%) Windows
3 9 (6.25%) UNIX
4 6 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.39%) Android
5 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) AIX
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.42%) Mentoring
2 13 (9.03%) Kalman Filter
2 13 (9.03%) Image Processing
2 13 (9.03%) ITIL
3 12 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (8.33%) System Testing
4 11 (7.64%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.94%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.86%) Information Security
7 5 (3.47%) Test Scripting
8 4 (2.78%) Time Management
9 3 (2.08%) Signal Processing
9 3 (2.08%) Line Management
9 3 (2.08%) Product Management
10 2 (1.39%) Digital Signal Processing
10 2 (1.39%) CAD
10 2 (1.39%) Validation
10 2 (1.39%) Project Management
10 2 (1.39%) OO
11 1 (0.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.14%) C
2 26 (18.06%) C++
3 15 (10.42%) Embedded C
3 15 (10.42%) Embedded C++
4 2 (1.39%) Java
5 1 (0.69%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.69%) Tcl
5 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 41 (28.47%) Degree
2 24 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.94%) HND
4 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) CCNA
5 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.39%) PhD
6 2 (1.39%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.39%) SNIA Certification
6 2 (1.39%) SCSE
6 2 (1.39%) MCP
7 1 (0.69%) Server+ Certification
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (24.31%) EMC
2 13 (9.03%) HP
2 13 (9.03%) Dell
3 11 (7.64%) IBM
4 10 (6.94%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.56%) Cisco
6 7 (4.86%) NetApp
7 5 (3.47%) Sun
8 4 (2.78%) VMware
8 4 (2.78%) Xilinx
9 3 (2.08%) Fujitsu
9 3 (2.08%) Juniper
10 2 (1.39%) ADIC
10 2 (1.39%) StorageTek
10 2 (1.39%) Symantec
10 2 (1.39%) McAfee
10 2 (1.39%) SAP
10 2 (1.39%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.39%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.39%) F5
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