The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Hardware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 778 870 920
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 103 104 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 94 94 50
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £21,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%

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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Hardware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Hardware Engineer in the job title.

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 8 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 99 £40,000 -5.88% 17
South East +65 41 £29,000 -35.55% 2
Surrey +41 16 £40,000 -17.94% 1
Hampshire +15 15 £23,000 -17.11%
East of England +4 15 £40,000 - 5
London +41 14 £22,000 -45.00% 6
East Midlands +11 12 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridge +19 11 £40,000 -52.66% 4
Cambridgeshire +12 11 £40,000 -52.66% 4
Portsmouth - 10 £23,000 -
West Midlands +8 9 £50,000 +53.84%
Hereford - 8 £50,000 -
Herefordshire - 8 £50,000 -
Leicestershire 0 7 £40,000 -
Loughborough -9 6 £40,000 -
Epsom - 6 £26,000 -
Leatherhead -3 5 £40,000 -20.00%
Berkshire +45 3 £45,000 -10.00%
Durham +15 3 £25,000 -24.24% 1
Cheshire +9 3 £40,000 -15.78% 1
East Sussex +9 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North East +8 3 £25,000 -24.24% 1
Brighton +7 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West -19 3 £40,000 -2.43% 1
Fareham - 3 £45,000 -
Billingham - 3 £25,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £41,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £41,250 -
Yorkshire +20 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Derbyshire +16 2 £31,250 -10.71%

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Hardware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 82 (38.86%) Electronics
2 64 (30.33%) Degree
3 58 (27.49%) Windows
4 46 (21.80%) C
5 42 (19.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 41 (19.43%) EMC
7 40 (18.96%) Firmware
8 34 (16.11%) Linux
9 33 (15.64%) VHDL
10 28 (13.27%) Verilog
10 28 (13.27%) Schematic Capture
11 25 (11.85%) MS Office
11 25 (11.85%) CAD
12 24 (11.37%) Microsoft
12 24 (11.37%) Ethernet
12 24 (11.37%) C++
12 24 (11.37%) Validation
13 23 (10.90%) Windows Server
14 21 (9.95%) Unix
14 21 (9.95%) Data Centre
15 19 (9.00%) ITIL
15 19 (9.00%) Signal Processing
16 18 (8.53%) Video Processing
16 18 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (8.53%) Security Cleared
16 18 (8.53%) MATLAB
17 17 (8.06%) Embedded Systems
18 16 (7.58%) Algorithms
19 15 (7.11%) Synopsys
19 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (11.85%) MS Office
2 14 (6.64%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) OrCAD
5 2 (0.95%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.37%) Ethernet
2 13 (6.16%) RS-485
3 12 (5.69%) Firewall
4 7 (3.32%) GPRS
4 7 (3.32%) GSM
4 7 (3.32%) WLAN
5 6 (2.84%) RS-232
6 5 (2.37%) 2G
6 5 (2.37%) 3G
6 5 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.37%) UMTS
7 4 (1.90%) Internet
7 4 (1.90%) LAN
7 4 (1.90%) Wireless
7 4 (1.90%) xDSL
8 3 (1.42%) ADSL2
8 3 (1.42%) Broadband
8 3 (1.42%) VDSL
8 3 (1.42%) WAN
8 3 (1.42%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.32%) Big Data
2 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (38.86%) Electronics
2 12 (5.69%) Finance
3 11 (5.21%) Automotive
3 11 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.74%) Avionics
5 9 (4.27%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.84%) French Language
7 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.90%) Games
9 3 (1.42%) Marketing
10 2 (0.95%) Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Law
11 1 (0.47%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 33 (15.64%) VHDL
3 28 (13.27%) Verilog
4 21 (9.95%) Data Centre
5 17 (8.06%) Embedded Systems
6 16 (7.58%) Algorithms
7 15 (7.11%) ASIC
8 14 (6.64%) CPLD
9 11 (5.21%) Visualisation
10 10 (4.74%) Driving Licence
10 10 (4.74%) Physics
11 6 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (2.84%) iPad
11 6 (2.84%) Neural Network
12 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
13 4 (1.90%) Telematics
14 3 (1.42%) CCTV
15 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.95%) Internet of Things
15 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.49%) Windows
2 34 (16.11%) Linux
3 23 (10.90%) Windows Server
4 21 (9.95%) Unix
5 12 (5.69%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.27%) AIX
7 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.42%) Solaris
8 3 (1.42%) VMS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.27%) Schematic Capture
2 25 (11.85%) CAD
3 24 (11.37%) Validation
4 19 (9.00%) ITIL
4 19 (9.00%) Signal Processing
5 18 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.53%) Video Processing
6 12 (5.69%) Code Coverage
6 12 (5.69%) FPGA Design
6 12 (5.69%) PRINCE2
6 12 (5.69%) Requirements Management
6 12 (5.69%) Systems Analysis
6 12 (5.69%) UML
7 11 (5.21%) Prototyping
7 11 (5.21%) Software Engineering
8 9 (4.27%) Project Management
9 6 (2.84%) Asset Management
9 6 (2.84%) Coaching
9 6 (2.84%) Computer Vision
9 6 (2.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.80%) C
2 24 (11.37%) C++
3 18 (8.53%) MATLAB
4 13 (6.16%) C#
5 11 (5.21%) Python
6 9 (4.27%) Assembly Language
6 9 (4.27%) Perl
6 9 (4.27%) Tcl
7 8 (3.79%) Embedded C
8 7 (3.32%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.90%) Embedded C++
9 4 (1.90%) SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Java
10 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (30.33%) Degree
2 18 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.69%) PhD
5 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.84%) DBS Check
7 5 (2.37%) MCDST
8 1 (0.47%) HNC
8 1 (0.47%) HND
8 1 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.79%) Def Stans
1 8 (3.79%) SLA
2 5 (2.37%) DO-254
3 4 (1.90%) QA
4 3 (1.42%) ISO 9000
4 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.95%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.47%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.47%) ISO26262
System Software
1 40 (18.96%) Firmware
2 14 (6.64%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.95%) vSphere
6 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (19.43%) EMC
2 24 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.11%) Synopsys
4 14 (6.64%) HP
5 13 (6.16%) IBM
6 12 (5.69%) VMware
7 11 (5.21%) Dell
8 10 (4.74%) Oracle
9 9 (4.27%) Sun
10 8 (3.79%) Citrix
11 7 (3.32%) Xilinx
12 5 (2.37%) Apple
13 3 (1.42%) Atmel
14 2 (0.95%) Altera
14 2 (0.95%) Cadence
14 2 (0.95%) Cisco
14 2 (0.95%) Freescale
14 2 (0.95%) Fujitsu
14 2 (0.95%) Mentor Graphics
14 2 (0.95%) Veeam
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits
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Salary: to £37k + top benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £Excellent DoE + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
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Salary: to £85k DoE + excellent benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum (Incl Bonuses)
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Salary: to £65k DoE
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Van & Benefits
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