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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hardware Engineer
Rank 788 838 778
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 105 69 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.060% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.064% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 84 50 72
Average salary £45,000 £33,250 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.33% -14.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £21,958 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +39 104 £45,000 +35.33% 27
South East +28 41 £47,500 +42.85% 13
London +14 20 £52,500 +69.35% 1
Berkshire +27 17 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East Midlands +4 15 £35,000 -9.67%
Hampshire +16 11 £42,500 - 1
North West +11 11 £19,500 -15.21% 3
Leicestershire +16 9 £50,000 +81.81%
Loughborough +9 9 £50,000 +81.81%
East of England +1 7 £53,500 -10.83% 6
Andover - 7 £45,000 - 1
Derby -1 6 £35,000 -3.44%
Surrey -5 6 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Derbyshire -12 6 £35,000 -3.44%
South West -18 6 £41,250 +17.85% 1
Newbury - 6 £50,000 - 1
Cheshire - 6 £19,500 - 2
East Sussex +23 5 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Runcorn - 5 £19,500 -
Greenford - 5 £55,000 -
City of London +27 4 £50,000 +61.29%
Bracknell - 4 £24,500 -
Brighton - 4 £45,000 - 2
Merseyside - 4 £34,000 -
St Helens - 4 £34,000 -
Wiltshire - 4 £28,500 -
Leatherhead - 4 £50,000 -
Swindon - 4 £28,500 -
Suffolk - 4 £49,250 - 1
Croydon -1 3 - - 1

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 88 (45.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 85 (43.81%) Electronics
3 82 (42.27%) Degree
4 81 (41.75%) C
5 77 (39.69%) VHDL
6 69 (35.57%) C++
7 68 (35.05%) Firmware
8 63 (32.47%) EMC
9 42 (21.65%) Embedded Systems
10 39 (20.10%) Linux
11 33 (17.01%) Software Engineering
12 27 (13.92%) Security Cleared
13 25 (12.89%) Validation
14 23 (11.86%) Verilog
14 23 (11.86%) Embedded C
15 21 (10.82%) Manufacturing
15 21 (10.82%) Embedded C++
16 20 (10.31%) SC Cleared
17 19 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (8.76%) Automotive
18 17 (8.76%) Xilinx
19 16 (8.25%) Windows
19 16 (8.25%) Atmel
20 15 (7.73%) Kalman Filter
20 15 (7.73%) HP
21 14 (7.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 14 (7.22%) Visual Studio
21 14 (7.22%) Mentor Graphics
21 14 (7.22%) Fujitsu
21 14 (7.22%) NEC

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.58%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.64%) Ethernet
2 8 (4.12%) Firewall
3 7 (3.61%) 3G
4 5 (2.58%) InfiniBand
4 5 (2.58%) LAN
4 5 (2.58%) WAN
5 3 (1.55%) SAN
6 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.52%) Internet
7 1 (0.52%) ISDN
7 1 (0.52%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.52%) UMTS
7 1 (0.52%) Skype
7 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.52%) Wireless
7 1 (0.52%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.52%) LTE
Development Applications
1 14 (7.22%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.61%) LabVIEW
3 4 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (43.81%) Electronics
2 21 (10.82%) Manufacturing
3 17 (8.76%) Automotive
4 6 (3.09%) Military
5 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.06%) Finance
6 4 (2.06%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.03%) Advertising
7 2 (1.03%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.61%) Qt
2 1 (0.52%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 88 (45.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 77 (39.69%) VHDL
3 42 (21.65%) Embedded Systems
4 23 (11.86%) Verilog
5 19 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (7.22%) Telematics
6 14 (7.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (6.19%) Data Centre
8 9 (4.64%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.61%) Physics
10 6 (3.09%) Computer Science
11 4 (2.06%) Device Driver
11 4 (2.06%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.55%) CPLD
12 3 (1.55%) EPoS
13 2 (1.03%) ASIC
13 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.52%) HP Storage
14 1 (0.52%) Arduino
14 1 (0.52%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.10%) Linux
2 16 (8.25%) Windows
3 10 (5.15%) UNIX
4 7 (3.61%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.52%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) OpenWrt
5 1 (0.52%) IRIX
5 1 (0.52%) AIX
5 1 (0.52%) HPUX
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.01%) Software Engineering
2 25 (12.89%) Validation
3 15 (7.73%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (5.67%) Signal Processing
5 10 (5.15%) Video Processing
6 8 (4.12%) Time Management
7 7 (3.61%) Mentoring
7 7 (3.61%) Cyber Security
7 7 (3.61%) OO
7 7 (3.61%) Integration Testing
7 7 (3.61%) CAE
8 4 (2.06%) CAD
8 4 (2.06%) Network Design
8 4 (2.06%) OOP
9 3 (1.55%) Migration
9 3 (1.55%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.55%) Business Transformation
9 3 (1.55%) Stress Analysis
9 3 (1.55%) Network Management
10 2 (1.03%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 81 (41.75%) C
2 69 (35.57%) C++
3 23 (11.86%) Embedded C
4 21 (10.82%) Embedded C++
5 11 (5.67%) Java
6 9 (4.64%) Python
6 9 (4.64%) MATLAB
7 8 (4.12%) Tcl
7 8 (4.12%) Perl
8 4 (2.06%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.03%) C#
9 2 (1.03%) VB
9 2 (1.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 82 (42.27%) Degree
2 27 (13.92%) Security Cleared
3 20 (10.31%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) MCP
6 2 (1.03%) CCNA
6 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.03%) Server+ Certification
6 2 (1.03%) DCSE
6 2 (1.03%) HP APS
7 1 (0.52%) PhD
7 1 (0.52%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) SLA
2 7 (3.61%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.06%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.55%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.52%) DO-254
5 1 (0.52%) DO-160
5 1 (0.52%) JTAG
System Software
1 68 (35.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 63 (32.47%) EMC
2 17 (8.76%) Xilinx
3 16 (8.25%) Atmel
4 15 (7.73%) HP
5 14 (7.22%) NEC
5 14 (7.22%) Mentor Graphics
5 14 (7.22%) Fujitsu
5 14 (7.22%) Freescale
6 12 (6.19%) Cisco
6 12 (6.19%) Microsoft
7 9 (4.64%) Altera
7 9 (4.64%) Synopsys
8 8 (4.12%) F5
8 8 (4.12%) Blue Coat
8 8 (4.12%) Juniper
9 7 (3.61%) IBM
9 7 (3.61%) Synplicity
10 6 (3.09%) Riverbed
11 5 (2.58%) Dell
12 4 (2.06%) NetApp
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: market rate+ben
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
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Salary: company bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
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Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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Kent
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Salary: competitive
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