Period
to 22 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £36,212 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 493 519 491
Rank change year-on-year +26 -28 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 30 44 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 27 34 66
South East median annual salary £36,212 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.80% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £23,900 £28,575 £21,500
90th Percentile £54,400 £50,125 £50,000
England median annual salary £36,212 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -14.80% +6.25% -

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 25,904 30,568 30,472
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.85% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 21,416 25,568 25,265
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 +16 16 £36,212 -3.44% 14
Buckinghamshire +22 8 £36,212 -5.33% 6
West Sussex - 7 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire +19 6 £30,000 -36.84% 3
Kent +15 4 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Oxfordshire +30 2 £46,250 +32.14% 5
Surrey +28 1 £25,000 -37.11% 2
Hampshire +11 1 £25,000 -13.79% 8
Hardware Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, Hardware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (40.00%) Degree
2 10 (33.33%) Electronics
3 8 (26.67%) HNC
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 6 (20.00%) Firmware
5 6 (20.00%) HND
5 6 (20.00%) Windows
6 5 (16.67%) ITIL
6 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.33%) WSUS
7 4 (13.33%) SCCM
7 4 (13.33%) Software Deployment
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (13.33%) Schematic Capture
7 4 (13.33%) Critical Thinking
7 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
7 4 (13.33%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (13.33%) LAN
7 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 4 (13.33%) SLA

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:

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.67%) OrCAD
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.67%) Modbus
3 2 (6.67%) MQTT
3 2 (6.67%) Profibus
3 2 (6.67%) RS-232
3 2 (6.67%) RS-485
4 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.33%) NFC
4 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (33.33%) Electronics
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Military
4 2 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.33%) Automotive
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.67%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) EPoS
3 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
2 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.33%) Critical Thinking
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Schematic Capture
3 4 (13.33%) Software Deployment
4 3 (10.00%) Break/Fix
4 3 (10.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 3 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery Management
5 2 (6.67%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (3.33%) FPGA Design
6 1 (3.33%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (3.33%) Presales
6 1 (3.33%) Prototyping
6 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
1 3 (10.00%) C++
1 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Degree
2 8 (26.67%) HNC
2 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 3 (10.00%) DO-254
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (3.33%) JTAG
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Firmware
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
1 4 (13.33%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) EMC
2 2 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Apple
3 1 (3.33%) Dell
3 1 (3.33%) IBM