Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Hardware Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 496 514 552
Rank change year-on-year +18 +38 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 41 79 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 33 77 88
South East median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% - +38.46%
10th Percentile £23,650 £25,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £53,250 £50,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.63% -5.88% +30.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Hardware Engineer in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Hardware Engineer in the South East

Hardware Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +35 15 £32,500 -27.78%
Buckinghamshire +14 7 £38,250 +39.09%
Hampshire -9 7 £42,500 +21.43%
Kent +28 6 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Oxfordshire +1 6 £32,500 -25.71%
Surrey 0 6 £34,500 -23.33% 3
West Sussex +7 5 £41,000 -3.53%
Berkshire +37 2 £35,750 -20.56%
East Sussex -29 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Hardware Engineer
England

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South East region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (48.78%) Electronics
2 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 11 (26.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (21.95%) C
5 7 (17.07%) VHDL
5 7 (17.07%) QA
5 7 (17.07%) Driving Licence
6 6 (14.63%) Degree
6 6 (14.63%) C++
6 6 (14.63%) HNC
6 6 (14.63%) HND
6 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
6 6 (14.63%) Firmware
7 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (12.20%) CAE
8 4 (9.76%) Video Processing
8 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
8 4 (9.76%) Office 365
8 4 (9.76%) DBS Check
8 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
8 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.76%) VMware
8 4 (9.76%) Citrix
8 4 (9.76%) EMC
8 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (7.32%) Break/Fix
9 3 (7.32%) Python
9 3 (7.32%) Mac OS

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.88%) NAS
1 2 (4.88%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) ATM
2 1 (2.44%) Broadband
2 1 (2.44%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (2.44%) RapidIO
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) GoogleTest
1 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
1 2 (4.88%) Robot Framework
1 2 (4.88%) Selenium
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
General
1 20 (48.78%) Electronics
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Automotive
3 2 (4.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Military
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (17.07%) Driving Licence
2 7 (17.07%) VHDL
3 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.32%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.88%) CCTV
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) CPLD
4 2 (4.88%) EPoS
4 2 (4.88%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) ASIC
5 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.44%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Mac OS
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) CAE
2 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
2 4 (9.76%) Video Processing
2 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (7.32%) Break/Fix
3 3 (7.32%) Functional Testing
3 3 (7.32%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (7.32%) Schematic Capture
3 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.88%) Coaching
4 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.44%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.44%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.44%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) C
2 6 (14.63%) C++
3 3 (7.32%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) Embedded C
4 2 (4.88%) VBScript
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
1 6 (14.63%) HNC
1 6 (14.63%) HND
2 4 (9.76%) DBS Check
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) PhD
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) DO-254
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
1 6 (14.63%) Firmware
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Citrix
1 4 (9.76%) EMC
1 4 (9.76%) VMware
2 2 (4.88%) Google
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Dell
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Intel
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Sun