Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Hardware Design Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1166 1147 1249
Rank change year-on-year -19 +102 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Design Engineer 18 32 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.019% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 46
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,875 £35,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £59,550 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 168,954 167,321 203,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,376 139,001 170,390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Hardware Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
England -14 18 £45,000 +12.50% 20
UK excluding London -8 17 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East of England -3 9 £53,750 +19.44% 5
South East +17 6 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Midlands +1 1 £50,000 +25.00%
North of England -5 1 £40,000 +14.29% 6
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
London - 1 £53,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Hardware Design 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 featuring Hardware Design Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 9 (50.00%) Electronics
3 7 (38.89%) PhD
4 6 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (33.33%) Validation
5 5 (27.78%) Schematic Capture
5 5 (27.78%) SystemC
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Synopsys
5 5 (27.78%) Cadence
5 5 (27.78%) Quantitative Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Tcl
5 5 (27.78%) C
5 5 (27.78%) Perl
6 4 (22.22%) EMC
7 3 (16.67%) C++
7 3 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 2 (11.11%) Signal Processing
8 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
8 2 (11.11%) Xilinx
8 2 (11.11%) OOD
8 2 (11.11%) OO
8 2 (11.11%) Firmware
8 2 (11.11%) Automotive
8 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
8 2 (11.11%) VHDL
8 2 (11.11%) Prototyping
8 2 (11.11%) Numerate Degree

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%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) ADSL2
1 1 (5.56%) Broadband
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) VDSL
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
1 1 (5.56%) xDSL
General
1 9 (50.00%) Electronics
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Automotive
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) German Language
4 1 (5.56%) Military
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) SystemC
2 3 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (11.11%) VHDL
4 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (5.56%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Validation
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Analysis
2 5 (27.78%) Quantitative Analysis
2 5 (27.78%) Schematic Capture
3 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) OOD
4 2 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 2 (11.11%) Signal Processing
5 1 (5.56%) Business Development
5 1 (5.56%) CMMI
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (5.56%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (5.56%) FPGA Design
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) QMS
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.56%) UML
5 1 (5.56%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) C
2 5 (27.78%) Perl
2 5 (27.78%) Tcl
3 3 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 7 (38.89%) PhD
3 2 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (5.56%) HND
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) DO-254
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cadence
1 5 (27.78%) Synopsys
2 4 (22.22%) EMC
3 2 (11.11%) Xilinx
4 1 (5.56%) Altera
4 1 (5.56%) Intel