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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 797 847 764
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -83
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 101 86 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.072% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.076% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 80 77 85
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 £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £52,500
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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
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 £27,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +49 99 £37,500 - 30
East Midlands +19 28 £37,500 -11.76% 2
South East +2 22 £42,000 -1.17% 9
Derbyshire +14 20 £36,250 +26.08% 1
Derby +18 18 £37,500 +30.43% 1
London +28 17 £47,500 +72.72% 4
East of England +11 9 £67,500 +12.50% 2
Leicestershire +25 8 £50,000 +81.81%
Loughborough +11 8 £50,000 +81.81%
South West -2 7 £41,250 +17.85% 8
Surrey +3 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Berkshire 0 6 £24,500 -42.35% 4
North East -6 6 £35,000 +12.90%
Durham -13 6 £35,000 +12.90%
North West +12 5 £19,500 +21.87% 4
West Midlands -2 5 £37,500 +12.78% 1
Cheshire -4 5 £19,500 - 1
City of London - 5 £48,750 -
Bracknell +18 4 £24,500 -42.35%
Cambridgeshire +16 4 £67,500 +12.50%
Hampshire +16 4 £50,000 -
Cambridge +12 4 £67,500 +12.50%
Runcorn -7 4 £19,500 -
Woking +27 3 £50,000 +53.84%
Buckinghamshire +4 3 £45,750 +52.50% 2
Worcester - 3 £37,500 -
Gloucester - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 £53,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £37,500 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 89 (48.63%) Electronics
2 82 (44.81%) C
3 77 (42.08%) Degree
4 71 (38.80%) Firmware
5 70 (38.25%) C++
5 70 (38.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 63 (34.43%) VHDL
7 62 (33.88%) EMC
8 44 (24.04%) Embedded Systems
9 30 (16.39%) Software Engineering
9 30 (16.39%) Linux
10 29 (15.85%) Embedded C
11 28 (15.30%) Manufacturing
12 27 (14.75%) Validation
13 23 (12.57%) Embedded C++
13 23 (12.57%) Security Cleared
13 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (11.48%) Atmel
14 21 (11.48%) Windows
14 21 (11.48%) Automotive
14 21 (11.48%) Verilog
15 20 (10.93%) Visual Studio
16 18 (9.84%) Mentor Graphics
16 18 (9.84%) Fujitsu
16 18 (9.84%) NEC
16 18 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 18 (9.84%) Telematics
16 18 (9.84%) Freescale
17 17 (9.29%) SC Cleared
18 14 (7.65%) Signal Processing

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (2.73%) Lync
2 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.28%) LAN
2 5 (2.73%) WAN
2 5 (2.73%) Ethernet
2 5 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.19%) Firewall
4 3 (1.64%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.55%) Skype
5 1 (0.55%) ISDN
5 1 (0.55%) Wireless
5 1 (0.55%) VoIP
5 1 (0.55%) Internet
5 1 (0.55%) DSL
5 1 (0.55%) RFID
Development Applications
1 20 (10.93%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.83%) LabVIEW
3 4 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.55%) JIRA
4 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 89 (48.63%) Electronics
2 28 (15.30%) Manufacturing
3 21 (11.48%) Automotive
4 12 (6.56%) Military
5 8 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.83%) Aerospace
7 6 (3.28%) Finance
8 5 (2.73%) Retail
9 3 (1.64%) Advertising
9 3 (1.64%) Games
10 2 (1.09%) Banking
10 2 (1.09%) Marketing
10 2 (1.09%) Avionics
11 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.83%) Qt
2 2 (1.09%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 70 (38.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 63 (34.43%) VHDL
3 44 (24.04%) Embedded Systems
4 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (11.48%) Verilog
6 18 (9.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (9.84%) Telematics
7 11 (6.01%) Data Centre
8 9 (4.92%) Physics
9 8 (4.37%) Algorithms
10 6 (3.28%) Mathematics
11 5 (2.73%) Device Driver
11 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.73%) EPoS
12 4 (2.19%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.64%) CPLD
13 3 (1.64%) Mechatronics
13 3 (1.64%) Chip and PIN
13 3 (1.64%) CAN bus
14 2 (1.09%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.39%) Linux
2 21 (11.48%) Windows
3 8 (4.37%) UNIX
4 5 (2.73%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.55%) Android
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.39%) Software Engineering
2 27 (14.75%) Validation
3 14 (7.65%) Signal Processing
4 13 (7.10%) CAD
5 9 (4.92%) Mentoring
5 9 (4.92%) Video Processing
6 6 (3.28%) Cyber Security
6 6 (3.28%) Time Management
7 5 (2.73%) Digital Signal Processing
7 5 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.19%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.19%) OO
9 3 (1.64%) CAE
9 3 (1.64%) Business Transformation
9 3 (1.64%) Stress Analysis
10 2 (1.09%) System Testing
10 2 (1.09%) 3D Visualisation
10 2 (1.09%) Line Management
10 2 (1.09%) PLM
10 2 (1.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (44.81%) C
2 70 (38.25%) C++
3 29 (15.85%) Embedded C
4 23 (12.57%) Embedded C++
5 10 (5.46%) Python
6 9 (4.92%) Java
6 9 (4.92%) Perl
7 8 (4.37%) Tcl
7 8 (4.37%) MATLAB
8 6 (3.28%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.64%) VB
10 2 (1.09%) C#
10 2 (1.09%) VB6
11 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 77 (42.08%) Degree
2 23 (12.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.37%) MCP
5 4 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.64%) PhD
7 2 (1.09%) CCNA
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.09%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.09%) Server+ Certification
7 2 (1.09%) MCITP
7 2 (1.09%) MCSE
7 2 (1.09%) MCSA
7 2 (1.09%) DCSE
7 2 (1.09%) HP APS
8 1 (0.55%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) ISO 9000
2 6 (3.28%) SLA
3 5 (2.73%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.64%) DO-178B
4 3 (1.64%) DO-254
5 2 (1.09%) JTAG
6 1 (0.55%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.55%) DO-160
System Software
1 71 (38.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 62 (33.88%) EMC
2 21 (11.48%) Atmel
3 18 (9.84%) Freescale
3 18 (9.84%) Mentor Graphics
3 18 (9.84%) Fujitsu
3 18 (9.84%) NEC
4 13 (7.10%) Xilinx
5 11 (6.01%) HP
6 9 (4.92%) Synopsys
7 7 (3.83%) Cadence
7 7 (3.83%) Cisco
7 7 (3.83%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.28%) Juniper
8 6 (3.28%) Blue Coat
8 6 (3.28%) F5
8 6 (3.28%) Altera
9 5 (2.73%) IBM
10 4 (2.19%) Dell
10 4 (2.19%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.64%) Sun
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
South West
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Salary: £50000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: 55,000
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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