The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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

Hardware Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 802 865
Rank change year-on-year +18 +63  
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 63 127 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.14% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 56 115 73
Median salary £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 79085 93745 100496
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.32% 96.38% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66255 79577 82766
Median salary £46,500 £47,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.58% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Hardware Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in England

Hardware Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Hardware Engineer in England

Hardware Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Hardware Engineer in England

Hardware Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +26 18 £52,500 +23.52% 3
East of England +14 16 £42,500 - 3
London +43 11 £32,500 -9.72% 6
East Midlands +8 9 £30,000 -25.00%
West Midlands +25 6 £46,250 +37.03%
South West +1 2 £50,250 +101.00%
North East +5 1 £35,000 +6.06%
North West -30 1 £24,000 -41.81%
Hardware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 England region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (35.29%) Windows
2 49 (28.82%) Firmware
3 48 (28.24%) C
4 42 (24.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 41 (24.12%) EMC
6 38 (22.35%) Electronics
7 32 (18.82%) VHDL
7 32 (18.82%) Ethernet
8 30 (17.65%) Linux
9 26 (15.29%) Degree
10 24 (14.12%) C++
11 23 (13.53%) Verilog
12 22 (12.94%) Security Cleared
13 20 (11.76%) C#
14 17 (10.00%) Schematic Capture
14 17 (10.00%) Windows Server
15 16 (9.41%) IBM
15 16 (9.41%) Microsoft
16 15 (8.82%) SC Cleared
17 14 (8.24%) Firewall
17 14 (8.24%) Project Management
18 13 (7.65%) Software Engineering
18 13 (7.65%) JavaScript
18 13 (7.65%) RS-485
19 12 (7.06%) Data Centre
19 12 (7.06%) Driving Licence
19 12 (7.06%) Embedded C
19 12 (7.06%) Active Directory
19 12 (7.06%) Dell
19 12 (7.06%) FPGA Design

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

Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.18%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.59%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.59%) Mathcad
3 1 (0.59%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (18.82%) Ethernet
2 14 (8.24%) Firewall
3 13 (7.65%) RS-485
4 10 (5.88%) Bluetooth
4 10 (5.88%) Internet
5 8 (4.71%) RS-232
6 6 (3.53%) GPRS
6 6 (3.53%) LAN
6 6 (3.53%) Wireless
7 4 (2.35%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.76%) InfiniBand
8 3 (1.76%) Intranet
8 3 (1.76%) SAN
9 2 (1.18%) GSM
9 2 (1.18%) VoIP
9 2 (1.18%) VPN
9 2 (1.18%) WAN
9 2 (1.18%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.59%) DHCP
10 1 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (1.18%) Subversion
2 1 (0.59%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.59%) LabVIEW
General
1 38 (22.35%) Electronics
2 9 (5.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.76%) Automotive
4 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.18%) Military
4 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Games
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) Qt
2 1 (0.59%) .NET
2 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.59%) Ember.js
2 1 (0.59%) HTML
2 1 (0.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 32 (18.82%) VHDL
3 23 (13.53%) Verilog
4 12 (7.06%) Data Centre
4 12 (7.06%) Driving Licence
5 11 (6.47%) ASIC
6 9 (5.29%) Algorithms
7 7 (4.12%) iPad
8 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.53%) CPLD
8 6 (3.53%) Device Driver
8 6 (3.53%) Internet of Things
8 6 (3.53%) iSeries
9 5 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (2.35%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.76%) CCTV
12 2 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
12 2 (1.18%) EMC VNX
12 2 (1.18%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 60 (35.29%) Windows
2 30 (17.65%) Linux
3 17 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.88%) Unix
4 10 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.29%) AIX
6 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.35%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.76%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.00%) Schematic Capture
2 14 (8.24%) Project Management
3 13 (7.65%) Software Engineering
4 12 (7.06%) FPGA Design
5 10 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 10 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 9 (5.29%) Embedded Software Development
6 9 (5.29%) Signal Processing
7 8 (4.71%) Coaching
7 8 (4.71%) Video Processing
8 7 (4.12%) Network Design
9 6 (3.53%) Computer Vision
9 6 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.53%) Mathematics
9 6 (3.53%) Mobile Development
9 6 (3.53%) Neural Network
9 6 (3.53%) Prototyping
9 6 (3.53%) Telematics
10 5 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.94%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.24%) C
2 24 (14.12%) C++
3 20 (11.76%) C#
4 13 (7.65%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.06%) Embedded C
6 11 (6.47%) Python
7 8 (4.71%) Perl
7 8 (4.71%) Tcl
8 7 (4.12%) MATLAB
9 4 (2.35%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.35%) Java
9 4 (2.35%) SQL
10 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (15.29%) Degree
2 22 (12.94%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.12%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.76%) CCNA
6 3 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.76%) PhD
7 2 (1.18%) HNC
7 2 (1.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.29%) SLA
2 7 (4.12%) Def Stans
3 6 (3.53%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) DO-254
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.59%) MISRA
System Software
1 49 (28.82%) Firmware
2 12 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 41 (24.12%) EMC
2 16 (9.41%) IBM
2 16 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.06%) Dell
4 11 (6.47%) Sun
5 10 (5.88%) VMware
6 9 (5.29%) Oracle
7 6 (3.53%) Cisco
8 5 (2.94%) HP
9 4 (2.35%) Apple
9 4 (2.35%) Citrix
9 4 (2.35%) Synopsys
9 4 (2.35%) Xilinx
10 3 (1.76%) NetApp
11 2 (1.18%) Dell Compellent
11 2 (1.18%) EqualLogic
11 2 (1.18%) Hitachi
12 1 (0.59%) NVIDIA
12 1 (0.59%) Samsung
12 1 (0.59%) SOTI
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