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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 812 848 892
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 102 132 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 90 110 60
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £21,958
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £36,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +11.53%

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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +2 96 £40,000 - 23
South East +15 36 £45,000 - 6
East Midlands +16 17 £40,000 +14.28% 2
East Sussex +16 17 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South West +1 12 £32,500 - 2
London +1 10 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Leicestershire -2 10 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Surrey +40 9 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 8 £40,000 -40.74% 3
East of England +15 8 £40,000 - 4
Lewes +14 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cambridge +13 8 £40,000 -40.74% 2
Loughborough -15 7 £40,000 -20.00%
Brighton 0 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
West Midlands -12 6 £45,000 +95.65%
Dorset - 6 £32,500 - 1
Scotland +19 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Yorkshire +18 4 - - 3
Coventry - 4 £46,250 -
Mansfield - 4 £35,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £35,000 - 1
City of London +55 3 £35,000 -30.00%
Derbyshire +22 3 £35,000 -
Hampshire +5 3 £44,000 +3.52%
Berkshire -11 3 £43,750 -12.50% 1
North East - 3 £24,000 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £47,500 -
Ealing - 3 - -
Billingham - 3 £24,000 -
Hastings - 3 £45,000 -

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 93 (43.06%) Electronics
2 90 (41.67%) Degree
3 74 (34.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 56 (25.93%) Firmware
5 55 (25.46%) C
6 50 (23.15%) VHDL
7 44 (20.37%) Schematic Capture
8 36 (16.67%) EMC
9 34 (15.74%) Embedded Systems
10 33 (15.28%) Windows
11 32 (14.81%) Verilog
12 31 (14.35%) Validation
13 26 (12.04%) Linux
14 24 (11.11%) Ethernet
14 24 (11.11%) CAD
15 23 (10.65%) CPLD
16 22 (10.19%) Telecoms
16 22 (10.19%) C++
17 21 (9.72%) Software Engineering
18 19 (8.80%) Security Cleared
18 19 (8.80%) Assembly Language
18 19 (8.80%) Signal Processing
19 17 (7.87%) TCP/IP
19 17 (7.87%) HP
19 17 (7.87%) MATLAB
20 15 (6.94%) IBM
20 15 (6.94%) SC Cleared
20 15 (6.94%) Physics
21 14 (6.48%) Synopsys
21 14 (6.48%) Dell

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 7 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (3.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) MS Office
2 4 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.39%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.39%) OrCAD
4 2 (0.93%) EPLAN
5 1 (0.46%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 17 (7.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.17%) Firewall
4 6 (2.78%) Wireless
5 5 (2.31%) 3G
5 5 (2.31%) GSM
5 5 (2.31%) SAN
6 4 (1.85%) 2G
6 4 (1.85%) GPRS
6 4 (1.85%) RS-232
6 4 (1.85%) RS-485
6 4 (1.85%) UMTS
6 4 (1.85%) xDSL
7 3 (1.39%) ADSL2
7 3 (1.39%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.39%) Broadband
7 3 (1.39%) LAN
7 3 (1.39%) NAS
7 3 (1.39%) VDSL
7 3 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.93%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.93%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.46%) Robot Framework
General
1 93 (43.06%) Electronics
2 22 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.48%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.02%) Finance
5 11 (5.09%) Automotive
6 9 (4.17%) Aerospace
6 9 (4.17%) Avionics
7 6 (2.78%) French Language
8 4 (1.85%) Military
9 3 (1.39%) Marketing
10 2 (0.93%) Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Games
11 1 (0.46%) German Language
11 1 (0.46%) Law
11 1 (0.46%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.46%) .NET
1 1 (0.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 74 (34.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 50 (23.15%) VHDL
3 34 (15.74%) Embedded Systems
4 32 (14.81%) Verilog
5 23 (10.65%) CPLD
6 15 (6.94%) Physics
7 12 (5.56%) Algorithms
7 12 (5.56%) ASIC
8 7 (3.24%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.78%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.78%) Visualisation
10 5 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.31%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.31%) iSeries
11 4 (1.85%) Cybercrime
12 3 (1.39%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.39%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.93%) Digital TV
13 2 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.28%) Windows
2 26 (12.04%) Linux
3 9 (4.17%) Unix
3 9 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.85%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.39%) Solaris
5 3 (1.39%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.37%) Schematic Capture
2 31 (14.35%) Validation
3 24 (11.11%) CAD
4 21 (9.72%) Software Engineering
5 19 (8.80%) Signal Processing
6 12 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.56%) Code Coverage
6 12 (5.56%) ITIL
6 12 (5.56%) Video Processing
7 11 (5.09%) Prototyping
8 9 (4.17%) Requirements Management
9 7 (3.24%) Line Management
9 7 (3.24%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.24%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (3.24%) UML
10 5 (2.31%) Digital Signal Processing
11 4 (1.85%) Business Transformation
11 4 (1.85%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (1.85%) Mentoring
11 4 (1.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.46%) C
2 22 (10.19%) C++
3 19 (8.80%) Assembly Language
4 17 (7.87%) MATLAB
5 11 (5.09%) Embedded C
6 8 (3.70%) Python
7 5 (2.31%) C#
7 5 (2.31%) Java
8 4 (1.85%) Perl
8 4 (1.85%) Tcl
9 3 (1.39%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.46%) Delphi
10 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (41.67%) Degree
2 19 (8.80%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.94%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.48%) PhD
5 3 (1.39%) HND
5 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.93%) CCNP
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.46%) HNC
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB
7 1 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.24%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.39%) DO-254
2 3 (1.39%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.93%) ISO13485
3 2 (0.93%) JTAG
4 1 (0.46%) DO-160
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.46%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.46%) ISO26262
System Software
1 56 (25.93%) Firmware
2 11 (5.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) NFS
5 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (16.67%) EMC
2 17 (7.87%) HP
3 15 (6.94%) IBM
4 14 (6.48%) Dell
4 14 (6.48%) Synopsys
5 13 (6.02%) Sun
6 12 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 9 (4.17%) Cisco
7 9 (4.17%) Xilinx
8 8 (3.70%) NetApp
9 5 (2.31%) Mentor Graphics
9 5 (2.31%) Nortel
10 4 (1.85%) Agilent
10 4 (1.85%) Altera
10 4 (1.85%) Atmel
10 4 (1.85%) VMware
11 3 (1.39%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.39%) Reuters
12 2 (0.93%) Cadence
12 2 (0.93%) NEC
Thatcham, Berkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: fantastic benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TRG
Salary: 40000-50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k
Posted: 5 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40 - £55K dep on Exp.
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 50k plus fantastic benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
East London
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus & Van
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago