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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 814 799 745
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 72 73 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.070% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.074% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 51 61 86
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +14 71 £37,500 - 34
South East -27 39 £45,000 +7.14% 16
East Midlands +32 10 £37,500 -2.59% 2
Derby - 10 £37,500 - 2
Derbyshire - 10 £37,500 - 2
Hampshire - 10 £48,750 - 3
Brighton -14 9 - -
East Sussex -18 9 - - 1
Fareham - 9 £47,500 - 2
West Sussex -2 7 £42,500 +13.33%
North West - 6 £23,000 - 1
High Wycombe - 6 £26,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £26,500 - 3
West Midlands -18 5 £17,000 -40.35%
Crawley - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £40,000 - 2
South West -7 3 £38,500 -14.44% 7
Surrey -18 3 £62,500 +131.48% 6
North East - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 -
Billingham - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £17,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £23,000 -
York - 3 £40,000 -
Runcorn - 3 £23,000 -
Durham - 3 - -
Oxfordshire -6 2 £32,500 -11.56% 2
Worthing -9 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Gloucestershire -9 2 £44,250 -1.66% 6
Cumbria - 2 £39,000 -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 63 (49.61%) Electronics
2 53 (41.73%) Degree
2 53 (41.73%) C
3 50 (39.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 40 (31.50%) EMC
5 38 (29.92%) VHDL
6 32 (25.20%) Firmware
6 32 (25.20%) CAD
7 28 (22.05%) Embedded Systems
8 27 (21.26%) C++
9 24 (18.90%) Windows
10 22 (17.32%) Manufacturing
11 20 (15.75%) Software Engineering
12 19 (14.96%) Physics
13 15 (11.81%) Military
14 14 (11.02%) Assembly Language
15 12 (9.45%) Linux
16 11 (8.66%) Visual Studio
16 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
17 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
17 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
17 10 (7.87%) Altera
17 10 (7.87%) Digital Signal Processing
17 10 (7.87%) Signal Processing
18 9 (7.09%) Atmel
18 9 (7.09%) Active Directory
18 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
19 8 (6.30%) Ethernet
19 8 (6.30%) HND
19 8 (6.30%) Windows 7

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.57%) SAS
2 2 (1.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.30%) Ethernet
3 5 (3.94%) Firewall
4 4 (3.15%) SAN
4 4 (3.15%) LAN
5 3 (2.36%) WAN
5 3 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.57%) Wireless
6 2 (1.57%) VLAN
6 2 (1.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.79%) NAS
7 1 (0.79%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (8.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.57%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (49.61%) Electronics
2 22 (17.32%) Manufacturing
3 15 (11.81%) Military
4 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.72%) Automotive
6 5 (3.94%) Finance
6 5 (3.94%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.94%) Avionics
7 3 (2.36%) Retail
7 3 (2.36%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.79%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) POSIX
2 2 (1.57%) MFC
3 1 (0.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 50 (39.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 38 (29.92%) VHDL
3 28 (22.05%) Embedded Systems
4 19 (14.96%) Physics
5 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.72%) Telematics
6 6 (4.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.94%) Chip and PIN
7 5 (3.94%) Verilog
7 5 (3.94%) Mathematics
7 5 (3.94%) CPLD
8 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
8 4 (3.15%) Device Driver
8 4 (3.15%) CAN bus
9 3 (2.36%) CCTV
9 3 (2.36%) Mechatronics
10 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.57%) Robotics
10 2 (1.57%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.90%) Windows
2 12 (9.45%) Linux
3 8 (6.30%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.15%) UNIX
4 4 (3.15%) Android
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.79%) CentOS
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) CAD
2 20 (15.75%) Software Engineering
3 10 (7.87%) Digital Signal Processing
3 10 (7.87%) Signal Processing
4 7 (5.51%) Validation
5 6 (4.72%) Line Management
6 5 (3.94%) PLM
6 5 (3.94%) Software Testing
7 4 (3.15%) System Testing
7 4 (3.15%) Time Management
8 3 (2.36%) Project Management
8 3 (2.36%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.36%) ITIL
9 2 (1.57%) Product Management
9 2 (1.57%) Cyber Security
9 2 (1.57%) 3D Visualisation
10 1 (0.79%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (0.79%) Waterfall
10 1 (0.79%) Change Management
10 1 (0.79%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 53 (41.73%) C
2 27 (21.26%) C++
3 14 (11.02%) Assembly Language
4 7 (5.51%) Embedded C
5 6 (4.72%) Embedded C++
5 6 (4.72%) Java
6 3 (2.36%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.57%) R
8 1 (0.79%) C-shell
8 1 (0.79%) Perl
8 1 (0.79%) SQL
8 1 (0.79%) VB
8 1 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 53 (41.73%) Degree
2 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.30%) HND
4 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.94%) MCP
6 4 (3.15%) CCNA
6 4 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.57%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.57%) PhD
8 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) MCITP
8 1 (0.79%) HNC
8 1 (0.79%) MCSE
8 1 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) SLA
2 5 (3.94%) DO-254
3 4 (3.15%) JTAG
4 3 (2.36%) IEC 61508
4 3 (2.36%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.57%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 32 (25.20%) Firmware
2 9 (7.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (2.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (31.50%) EMC
2 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.87%) Altera
4 9 (7.09%) Atmel
5 7 (5.51%) SolidWorks
5 7 (5.51%) Xilinx
6 6 (4.72%) Mentor Graphics
6 6 (4.72%) Fujitsu
6 6 (4.72%) NEC
6 6 (4.72%) Freescale
7 5 (3.94%) HP
7 5 (3.94%) Cadence
8 4 (3.15%) Dell
8 4 (3.15%) Cisco
8 4 (3.15%) Juniper
9 3 (2.36%) Genesys
9 3 (2.36%) Symantec
9 3 (2.36%) McAfee
9 3 (2.36%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.36%) F5
Midlands
Optimus Search
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Pension/ Bonus/ Relocation/visa
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fareham
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £38k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + shift allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago