Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Hardware Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 122 155
Rank change year-on-year -20 +33 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 36 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.15% 1.09% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.12% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 32 23 8
Cambridge median annual salary £65,000 £40,000 £79,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +62.50% -49.84% +51.90%
10th Percentile £42,500 £17,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £91,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £65,000 £40,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +62.50% -46.67% +42.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 3,035 2,150 2,852
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 97.33% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,253 1,820 2,399
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £29,550 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £65,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Hardware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in Cambridge

Hardware Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Hardware Engineer in Cambridge

Hardware Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Hardware Engineer in Cambridge

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 across the Cambridge region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (63.89%) Project Management
2 22 (61.11%) Wireless
3 15 (41.67%) Electronics
4 11 (30.56%) Degree
5 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 5 (13.89%) C++
6 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.11%) C
8 3 (8.33%) HND
8 3 (8.33%) Python
8 3 (8.33%) Bluetooth
8 3 (8.33%) CAD
8 3 (8.33%) Validation
8 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (8.33%) Schematic Capture
8 3 (8.33%) Prototyping
8 3 (8.33%) Signal Processing
9 2 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
9 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
9 2 (5.56%) Physics
9 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
9 2 (5.56%) Automotive
9 2 (5.56%) LabVIEW
9 2 (5.56%) ISEB
9 2 (5.56%) PhD
9 2 (5.56%) OOD

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) Wireless
2 3 (8.33%) Bluetooth
2 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.78%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 15 (41.67%) Electronics
2 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Project Management
2 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
3 3 (8.33%) CAD
3 3 (8.33%) Prototyping
3 3 (8.33%) Schematic Capture
3 3 (8.33%) Signal Processing
3 3 (8.33%) Validation
4 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.56%) OO
4 2 (5.56%) OOD
4 2 (5.56%) Physics
5 1 (2.78%) Business Development
5 1 (2.78%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (2.78%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.78%) QMS
5 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) C++
2 4 (11.11%) C
3 3 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) HND
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 13485