Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 337 338
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 9 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.088% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 14
South West median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -23.53% +21.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £25,950 £22,438
90th Percentile £43,000 £48,250 £66,250
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10020 10556 11566
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.55% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8299 8909 9807
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in the South West

Hardware Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Hardware Engineer in the South West

Hardware Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

Salary histogram for Hardware Engineer in the South West

Hardware Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Cornwall - 6 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire +26 1 £30,000 -36.84%
Wiltshire +5 1 £37,500 +49.25% 2
Dorset -11 1 £50,000 +53.85%
Hardware Engineer
England

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

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 West region featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) C
1 7 (77.78%) VHDL
2 6 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 6 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (66.67%) CPLD
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) OrCAD
4 1 (11.11%) RS-485
4 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) SCADA
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (11.11%) OrCAD
1 1 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) RS-485
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) VHDL
2 6 (66.67%) CPLD
2 6 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (11.11%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
1 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) EMC