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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 785 839 770
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 88 80 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.072% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70 69 79
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 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 29 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 +58 84 £37,500 - 27
Derbyshire +27 18 £37,500 +15.38% 3
East Midlands +13 18 £37,500 -16.66% 6
South East -7 17 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Derby +20 16 £37,500 +15.38% 3
London +59 12 £42,500 +54.54% 5
East of England +25 10 £67,500 +35.00% 2
South West - 10 £52,500 - 3
Durham -2 8 £35,000 +12.90%
North East -3 8 £35,000 +12.90%
Gloucestershire - 7 £52,500 - 1
Gloucester - 6 £52,500 -
Surrey +20 5 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Essex +13 5 - -
North West +16 4 £24,000 - 1
Cambridge +15 4 £67,500 +22.72%
Cambridgeshire +11 4 £67,500 +22.72%
West Midlands +1 4 £37,500 +41.50% 3
Manchester +24 3 £24,000 -
Scotland +12 3 £22,500 -48.86%
Guildford +4 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £44,000 +30.37% 2
City of London - 3 £50,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £37,500 - 3
Worcester - 3 £37,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 2 £38,500 +92.50% 2
Hampshire +1 2 £56,250 +50.00%
Milton Keynes -14 2 £45,750 +22.00% 2
Chesterfield - 2 £17,625 -
Kent - 2 £50,000 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 94 (56.97%) Electronics
2 80 (48.48%) C
3 69 (41.82%) Firmware
4 65 (39.39%) Degree
5 64 (38.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 62 (37.58%) EMC
7 61 (36.97%) C++
8 57 (34.55%) VHDL
9 47 (28.48%) Embedded Systems
10 30 (18.18%) Manufacturing
11 28 (16.97%) Software Engineering
12 27 (16.36%) Linux
12 27 (16.36%) Embedded C
13 22 (13.33%) Embedded C++
14 20 (12.12%) CAD
14 20 (12.12%) Visual Studio
14 20 (12.12%) Automotive
14 20 (12.12%) Validation
14 20 (12.12%) Atmel
14 20 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (10.91%) Security Cleared
16 17 (10.30%) Fujitsu
16 17 (10.30%) Mentor Graphics
16 17 (10.30%) NEC
16 17 (10.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 17 (10.30%) Telematics
16 17 (10.30%) Freescale
17 16 (9.70%) Windows
18 15 (9.09%) SC Cleared
19 14 (8.48%) Military

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.61%) Lync
1 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (1.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.82%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.21%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) Skype
4 1 (0.61%) InfiniBand
4 1 (0.61%) VoIP
4 1 (0.61%) WAN
4 1 (0.61%) ISDN
4 1 (0.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) DSL
4 1 (0.61%) RFID
4 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 20 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.24%) LabVIEW
3 4 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.61%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 94 (56.97%) Electronics
2 30 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 20 (12.12%) Automotive
4 14 (8.48%) Military
5 8 (4.85%) Aerospace
6 7 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.24%) Finance
7 5 (3.03%) Retail
8 3 (1.82%) Avionics
8 3 (1.82%) Games
8 3 (1.82%) Advertising
9 2 (1.21%) Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Marketing
10 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.24%) Qt
2 2 (1.21%) MFC
3 1 (0.61%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 64 (38.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 57 (34.55%) VHDL
3 47 (28.48%) Embedded Systems
4 20 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (10.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (10.30%) Telematics
6 12 (7.27%) Verilog
6 12 (7.27%) Physics
7 9 (5.45%) Data Centre
8 7 (4.24%) Mathematics
9 5 (3.03%) Device Driver
9 5 (3.03%) EPoS
10 4 (2.42%) Chip and PIN
10 4 (2.42%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.82%) CAN bus
11 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.82%) Mechatronics
11 3 (1.82%) CCTV
11 3 (1.82%) CPLD
12 2 (1.21%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.36%) Linux
2 16 (9.70%) Windows
3 8 (4.85%) UNIX
4 5 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.97%) Software Engineering
2 20 (12.12%) CAD
2 20 (12.12%) Validation
3 9 (5.45%) Signal Processing
3 9 (5.45%) Mentoring
4 8 (4.85%) Digital Signal Processing
5 4 (2.42%) CAE
5 4 (2.42%) Asset Management
5 4 (2.42%) Software Testing
5 4 (2.42%) Cyber Security
5 4 (2.42%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (1.82%) Line Management
6 3 (1.82%) Stress Analysis
6 3 (1.82%) System Testing
6 3 (1.82%) PLM
7 2 (1.21%) OO
7 2 (1.21%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.21%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.21%) 3D Visualisation
8 1 (0.61%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (48.48%) C
2 61 (36.97%) C++
3 27 (16.36%) Embedded C
4 22 (13.33%) Embedded C++
5 9 (5.45%) Assembly Language
6 8 (4.85%) Java
7 5 (3.03%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.82%) Python
8 3 (1.82%) VB
9 2 (1.21%) Perl
9 2 (1.21%) C#
9 2 (1.21%) VB6
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 65 (39.39%) Degree
2 18 (10.91%) Security Cleared
3 15 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.85%) MCP
5 4 (2.42%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.21%) CCNA
6 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.21%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.21%) MCSE
6 2 (1.21%) MCSA
6 2 (1.21%) PhD
6 2 (1.21%) Server+ Certification
6 2 (1.21%) MCITP
6 2 (1.21%) DCSE
6 2 (1.21%) HP APS
7 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) ISO 9000
2 6 (3.64%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.42%) DO-254
3 4 (2.42%) JTAG
4 3 (1.82%) DO-178B
4 3 (1.82%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.61%) DO-160
System Software
1 69 (41.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 62 (37.58%) EMC
2 20 (12.12%) Atmel
3 17 (10.30%) Fujitsu
3 17 (10.30%) Mentor Graphics
3 17 (10.30%) NEC
3 17 (10.30%) Freescale
4 11 (6.67%) Xilinx
5 10 (6.06%) Altera
6 7 (4.24%) HP
7 5 (3.03%) Cadence
8 4 (2.42%) Cisco
8 4 (2.42%) IBM
8 4 (2.42%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.82%) F5
9 3 (1.82%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.82%) Juniper
10 2 (1.21%) i2
10 2 (1.21%) Dell
10 2 (1.21%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.21%) Sun
South West
TRG
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 17 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 17 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension , 26 Days Holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EXCELerate
Salary: circa £35k plus Health Care and Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 43-45k
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Volt
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + equity, pension, bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
HP
Posted: 13 days ago