The table below looks at the statistics for the Hardware Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hardware Support Engineer
Rank 939 927 941
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Support Engineer 12 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.014% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 8
Average salary £25,500 £26,500 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.77% +13.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £17,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £45,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-3.77% +6.00%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Hardware Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Hardware Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Hardware Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Hardware Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Hardware Support Engineer within the UK.

Hardware Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Hardware Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Hardware Support Engineer over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Hardware Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Hardware Support Engineer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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 +5 11 £25,500 -3.77% 2
South East -10 6 £25,500 -3.77%
London - 5 £25,500 - 1
Surrey +3 2 £28,250 -37.22%
Hampshire - 2 £23,000 -
City of London - 2 £27,750 -
Bracknell - 2 £25,500 -
Havant - 2 £23,000 -
Woking - 2 £28,250 -
Berkshire - 2 £25,500 -

Hardware Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Hardware Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
2 9 (32.14%) MS Office
2 9 (32.14%) LAN
2 9 (32.14%) WAN
3 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (21.43%) Firewall
5 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
5 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 6 (21.43%) SLA
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (17.86%) Electronics
6 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
7 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (10.71%) Lync
8 3 (10.71%) Driving Licence
8 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
8 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
8 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (10.71%) Android
8 3 (10.71%) Linux
8 3 (10.71%) MCP
8 3 (10.71%) HND

Hardware Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Hardware Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.71%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) LAN
1 9 (32.14%) WAN
2 6 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) MPLS
3 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 5 (17.86%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) French Language
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.71%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.57%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.71%) Android
6 3 (10.71%) Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Unix
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
7 2 (7.14%) AIX
7 2 (7.14%) HPUX
7 2 (7.14%) IRIX
7 2 (7.14%) Solaris
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (3.57%) Document Management
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL
3 1 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) HND
2 3 (10.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Backup Exec
1 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) McAfee
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Sun
4 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Reuters
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