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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Engineer
Rank 819 851 907
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 92 130 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.12% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 81 114 79
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -

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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -6 87 £44,000 +17.33% 24
South East +13 30 £45,863 +6.04% 7
South West +13 16 £37,500 +57.89%
East Midlands -5 15 £40,000 +10.34% 3
East Sussex - 14 £50,000 - 1
Leicestershire 0 10 £40,000 -20.00%
East of England +20 9 £45,000 -15.88% 7
London +15 7 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Dorset - 7 £32,500 -
Lewes - 7 £50,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £40,000 -40.74% 5
Cambridge +10 6 £40,000 -40.74% 3
West Midlands +2 6 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Loughborough -17 6 £40,000 -20.00%
Surrey +25 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Scotland +10 5 £42,500 +77.08%
Gloucestershire +3 5 £42,500 -
Hampshire -5 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +39 4 - - 3
Brighton - 4 £47,500 -
Derbyshire +8 3 £35,000 - 1
Coventry +4 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Devon -1 3 £42,500 +78.94%
Hastings - 3 £45,000 -
Ipswich +8 2 £45,000 -15.88%
Edinburgh +7 2 £36,250 +51.04%
Greenford +4 2 £67,500 +22.72%
Derby +3 2 £35,000 - 1
Suffolk 0 2 £45,000 -15.88%
Andover -13 2 £45,000 +5.88%

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 92 (40.89%) Degree
2 91 (40.44%) Electronics
3 85 (37.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 64 (28.44%) Firmware
5 60 (26.67%) C
6 55 (24.44%) VHDL
7 48 (21.33%) Schematic Capture
8 36 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
9 35 (15.56%) EMC
10 33 (14.67%) Windows
10 33 (14.67%) Validation
11 32 (14.22%) Verilog
12 24 (10.67%) C++
13 23 (10.22%) Ethernet
13 23 (10.22%) Telecoms
14 22 (9.78%) Linux
14 22 (9.78%) Software Engineering
15 21 (9.33%) CPLD
16 20 (8.89%) HP
16 20 (8.89%) Manufacturing
17 19 (8.44%) Dell
17 19 (8.44%) IBM
17 19 (8.44%) Signal Processing
18 18 (8.00%) TCP/IP
18 18 (8.00%) CAD
19 17 (7.56%) Firewall
19 17 (7.56%) Security Cleared
20 16 (7.11%) Sun
20 16 (7.11%) Assembly Language
21 15 (6.67%) MATLAB

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 9 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.56%) MS Office
2 5 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.22%) OrCAD
3 4 (1.78%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.33%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.89%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.22%) Ethernet
2 18 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.56%) Firewall
4 9 (4.00%) LAN
4 9 (4.00%) WAN
5 7 (3.11%) Wireless
6 6 (2.67%) SAN
7 5 (2.22%) NAS
8 3 (1.33%) Bluetooth
8 3 (1.33%) xDSL
9 2 (0.89%) 3G
9 2 (0.89%) ADSL2
9 2 (0.89%) Broadband
9 2 (0.89%) Profibus
9 2 (0.89%) VDSL
9 2 (0.89%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.44%) RFID
10 1 (0.44%) RS-232
10 1 (0.44%) RS-485
10 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.33%) LabVIEW
2 3 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.89%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.44%) Robot Framework
General
1 91 (40.44%) Electronics
2 23 (10.22%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.89%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.89%) Aerospace
4 11 (4.89%) Automotive
5 9 (4.00%) Avionics
6 8 (3.56%) Finance
7 6 (2.67%) French Language
8 5 (2.22%) Military
9 2 (0.89%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) German Language
10 1 (0.44%) Law
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.44%) .NET
1 1 (0.44%) Middleware
1 1 (0.44%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 85 (37.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 55 (24.44%) VHDL
3 36 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
4 32 (14.22%) Verilog
5 21 (9.33%) CPLD
6 12 (5.33%) Physics
7 10 (4.44%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.44%) ASIC
8 7 (3.11%) iSeries
8 7 (3.11%) Mathematics
9 5 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.22%) Cybercrime
9 5 (2.22%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.33%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.33%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.89%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.89%) Digital TV
11 2 (0.89%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.67%) Windows
2 22 (9.78%) Linux
3 10 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.22%) Unix
6 4 (1.78%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.89%) Solaris
9 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.33%) Schematic Capture
2 33 (14.67%) Validation
3 22 (9.78%) Software Engineering
4 19 (8.44%) Signal Processing
5 18 (8.00%) CAD
6 11 (4.89%) Prototyping
7 10 (4.44%) Code Coverage
7 10 (4.44%) Video Processing
8 9 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.00%) Line Management
9 7 (3.11%) ITIL
10 6 (2.67%) Digital Signal Processing
10 6 (2.67%) Requirements Management
11 5 (2.22%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.22%) Resource Management
12 4 (1.78%) Business Transformation
12 4 (1.78%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (1.78%) PRINCE2
12 4 (1.78%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (1.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 60 (26.67%) C
2 24 (10.67%) C++
3 16 (7.11%) Assembly Language
4 15 (6.67%) MATLAB
5 12 (5.33%) Embedded C
6 9 (4.00%) Python
7 7 (3.11%) Java
8 5 (2.22%) C#
8 5 (2.22%) Perl
8 5 (2.22%) Tcl
9 3 (1.33%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.44%) Delphi
10 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (40.89%) Degree
2 17 (7.56%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.33%) PhD
5 5 (2.22%) HND
6 2 (0.89%) CCNP
6 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.44%) ISEB
7 1 (0.44%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) MCSA
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.56%) Def Stans
2 4 (1.78%) ISO 9000
2 4 (1.78%) QA
3 3 (1.33%) DO-254
3 3 (1.33%) ISO13485
3 3 (1.33%) JTAG
4 2 (0.89%) DO-160
4 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (28.44%) Firmware
2 8 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (15.56%) EMC
2 20 (8.89%) HP
3 19 (8.44%) Dell
3 19 (8.44%) IBM
4 16 (7.11%) Sun
5 13 (5.78%) Synopsys
6 10 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.44%) NetApp
6 10 (4.44%) Xilinx
7 9 (4.00%) Cisco
8 6 (2.67%) Altera
8 6 (2.67%) Mentor Graphics
9 5 (2.22%) Agilent
9 5 (2.22%) Nortel
10 4 (1.78%) Atmel
11 3 (1.33%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.33%) Cadence
11 3 (1.33%) Reuters
11 3 (1.33%) Synplicity
12 2 (0.89%) NEC
Thatcham, Berkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £46k plus benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £65k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Kensington Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus & Van
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Salary: 40000-50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge / Home based
ECM Selection
Salary: to £46k plus benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
West Yorkshire
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: £0 per year + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago