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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hardware Engineer
Rank 853 765 784
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 58 129 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 37 114 70
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 28 November 2014 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 November 2014. 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 -110 58 £32,500 -13.33% 25
South East -37 35 £37,500 -10.71% 12
East Sussex -20 10 £40,000 -14.89% 1
Brighton -17 9 - - 1
East Midlands +20 8 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Derbyshire - 8 £40,000 - 2
Derby - 8 £40,000 - 2
Surrey -5 7 £39,500 +83.72% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £26,500 -
West Sussex 0 5 £42,500 +13.33% 1
North West -12 5 £23,000 -34.28% 1
High Wycombe - 5 £26,500 -
South West -11 4 £34,500 -7.38% 3
Oxfordshire +5 3 £32,500 -27.77% 3
Worthing -2 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Cheshire -6 3 £23,000 -38.66% 1
Runcorn - 3 £23,000 -
Guildford - 3 £37,500 - 1
West Midlands -4 2 £22,750 -15.74% 4
Hampshire -13 2 £47,500 +26.66% 4
Manchester -13 2 £29,500 -9.23%
Devon -18 2 £30,000 +13.20%
London -19 2 - - 1
Fareham - 2 £47,500 - 2
Crawley - 2 - - 1
Paignton - 2 £30,000 -
Stockport - 2 £29,500 -
Cornwall - 2 £39,000 -
Truro - 2 £39,000 -
Croydon +4 1 - -

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 56 (44.09%) Electronics
2 39 (30.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 34 (26.77%) C
3 34 (26.77%) Degree
4 29 (22.83%) Windows
4 29 (22.83%) Linux
5 28 (22.05%) EMC
6 26 (20.47%) Firmware
6 26 (20.47%) VHDL
7 21 (16.54%) Manufacturing
8 19 (14.96%) Embedded Systems
8 19 (14.96%) C++
9 17 (13.39%) CAD
10 16 (12.60%) Telecoms
10 16 (12.60%) Firewall
11 15 (11.81%) Software Engineering
12 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
12 14 (11.02%) Military
12 14 (11.02%) ITIL
13 13 (10.24%) System Testing
14 12 (9.45%) Physics
14 12 (9.45%) CMDB
14 12 (9.45%) HND
14 12 (9.45%) Configuration Management
15 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
15 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
15 10 (7.87%) Problem Management
16 9 (7.09%) Ethernet
16 9 (7.09%) Assembly Language
16 9 (7.09%) Active Directory

Hardware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Office
3 2 (1.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.60%) Firewall
2 9 (7.09%) Ethernet
3 7 (5.51%) Wireless
4 5 (3.94%) SAN
5 4 (3.15%) GPRS
6 3 (2.36%) LAN
6 3 (2.36%) WAN
6 3 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.57%) NAS
7 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.57%) VLAN
7 2 (1.57%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.79%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) MySQL
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.36%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 56 (44.09%) Electronics
2 21 (16.54%) Manufacturing
3 16 (12.60%) Telecoms
4 14 (11.02%) Military
5 7 (5.51%) Finance
6 3 (2.36%) Automotive
7 2 (1.57%) Avionics
7 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) POSIX
1 2 (1.57%) Qt
2 1 (0.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 26 (20.47%) VHDL
3 19 (14.96%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (9.45%) CMDB
4 12 (9.45%) Physics
5 4 (3.15%) CPLD
5 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.15%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.15%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.36%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.57%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.79%) Telematics
8 1 (0.79%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.79%) Robotics
8 1 (0.79%) Verilog
8 1 (0.79%) STB
8 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.83%) Windows
1 29 (22.83%) Linux
2 8 (6.30%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.94%) UNIX
4 4 (3.15%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.15%) Android
5 3 (2.36%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.57%) CentOS
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.39%) CAD
2 15 (11.81%) Software Engineering
3 14 (11.02%) ITIL
4 13 (10.24%) System Testing
5 12 (9.45%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.87%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.51%) Information Security
8 6 (4.72%) Signal Processing
8 6 (4.72%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.94%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.94%) Digital Signal Processing
9 5 (3.94%) Line Management
9 5 (3.94%) Time Management
10 3 (2.36%) Cyber Security
10 3 (2.36%) Project Management
10 3 (2.36%) Validation
11 2 (1.57%) PLM
11 2 (1.57%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (1.57%) Image Processing
11 2 (1.57%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.77%) C
2 19 (14.96%) C++
3 9 (7.09%) Assembly Language
4 6 (4.72%) Embedded C
5 5 (3.94%) Embedded C++
6 4 (3.15%) Java
7 2 (1.57%) R
8 1 (0.79%) Perl
8 1 (0.79%) SQL
8 1 (0.79%) Tcl
8 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.79%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 34 (26.77%) Degree
2 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.45%) HND
4 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.15%) CCNA
5 4 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.36%) MCP
7 2 (1.57%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.79%) HNC
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.57%) DO-254
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 26 (20.47%) 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 28 (22.05%) EMC
2 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.72%) HP
4 5 (3.94%) Dell
4 5 (3.94%) SolidWorks
5 4 (3.15%) Xilinx
5 4 (3.15%) Cisco
5 4 (3.15%) Juniper
5 4 (3.15%) Altera
6 3 (2.36%) F5
6 3 (2.36%) Blue Coat
6 3 (2.36%) Riverbed
6 3 (2.36%) Symantec
6 3 (2.36%) McAfee
7 2 (1.57%) Genesys
7 2 (1.57%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.57%) Cadence
8 1 (0.79%) SAP
8 1 (0.79%) Twitter
8 1 (0.79%) Freescale
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fife
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Salary: £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: 40,000-45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Guildford
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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