The median annual salary for a Hardware Design Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Hardware Design Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 914 930
Rank change year-on-year +51 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Design Engineer 11 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.021% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.022% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 26
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Hardware Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Design Engineer in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Hardware Design Engineer in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Hardware Design Engineer in the UK

Hardware Design Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
England +39 11 £50,000 +25.00% 2
South East +43 4 £57,500 +64.28%
East of England -7 4 £45,000 -1.09%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 4 £57,500 -
West Midlands +14 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Coventry 0 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Newbury - 3 £57,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £42,500 -

Hardware Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Hardware Design 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 featuring Hardware Design Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) EMC
2 11 (61.11%) C
2 11 (61.11%) Schematic Capture
3 10 (55.56%) Manufacturing
4 9 (50.00%) Embedded C
5 7 (38.89%) Firmware
5 7 (38.89%) C++
5 7 (38.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 6 (33.33%) Subversion
6 6 (33.33%) Electronics
7 4 (22.22%) CAD
7 4 (22.22%) VHDL
8 3 (16.67%) VDSL
8 3 (16.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 3 (16.67%) Broadband
8 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
8 3 (16.67%) Atmel
8 3 (16.67%) Xilinx
8 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 3 (16.67%) xDSL
8 3 (16.67%) ADSL2+
8 3 (16.67%) Cadence
8 3 (16.67%) FPGA Design
9 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.11%) VoIP
9 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++
9 2 (11.11%) ZigBee

Hardware Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.56%) AutoCAD
1 1 (5.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) ADSL2+
1 3 (16.67%) Broadband
1 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 3 (16.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 3 (16.67%) VDSL
1 3 (16.67%) xDSL
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 2 (11.11%) ZigBee
3 1 (5.56%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (55.56%) Manufacturing
2 6 (33.33%) Electronics
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (22.22%) VHDL
3 1 (5.56%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Schematic Capture
2 4 (22.22%) CAD
3 3 (16.67%) FPGA Design
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C
2 9 (50.00%) Embedded C
3 7 (38.89%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) EMC
2 3 (16.67%) Atmel
2 3 (16.67%) Cadence
2 3 (16.67%) Xilinx