The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Hardware Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 831 864
Rank change year-on-year +20 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 79 101 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70 94 97
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £26,150 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +21.42%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +21 73 £42,000 -1.17% 17
South East +45 29 £42,250 -10.32% 2
East of England -19 13 £51,250 +13.88% 4
West Midlands +15 12 £47,500 +18.75%
Cambridgeshire -16 12 £51,250 +13.88% 3
East Midlands +10 10 £30,000 -25.00%
Leicestershire +14 9 £30,000 -25.00%
Coventry +1 9 £50,000 +8.10%
Surrey - 9 £23,500 - 2
London +29 8 £40,000 +8.10% 3
Cambridge -13 8 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Lutterworth - 5 £30,000 -
Epsom - 5 £23,500 -
Kent - 5 £40,750 -
West Sussex - 5 £42,000 -
Crawley - 5 £42,000 -
Berkshire +27 4 £57,500 +53.33%
Loughborough +9 4 £30,000 -25.00%
Scotland +6 4 £52,250 +33.97% 1
Hampshire +11 3 £55,250 +22.77%
Edinburgh -3 3 £52,500 +64.06%
Newbury - 3 £57,500 -
East Sussex +8 2 £47,500 -
South West -15 2 £44,000 +35.38% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £36,750 -
Oxford - 2 £36,750 -
Rochester - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £18,250 -
Brighton +8 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Warwickshire +6 1 £42,500 +21.42%

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 featuring Hardware Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (26.92%) Windows
2 40 (25.64%) Electronics
3 39 (25.00%) C
3 39 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 38 (24.36%) Firmware
5 35 (22.44%) Degree
6 34 (21.79%) EMC
7 26 (16.67%) VHDL
8 24 (15.38%) C++
8 24 (15.38%) Schematic Capture
9 22 (14.10%) Ethernet
10 17 (10.90%) Wireless
11 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
11 16 (10.26%) Driving Licence
12 15 (9.62%) Manufacturing
12 15 (9.62%) Microsoft
13 14 (8.97%) Software Engineering
14 13 (8.33%) Embedded C
14 13 (8.33%) Project Management
14 13 (8.33%) Linux
15 11 (7.05%) FPGA Design
15 11 (7.05%) Active Directory
16 10 (6.41%) Cisco
16 10 (6.41%) C#
16 10 (6.41%) QA
17 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
17 9 (5.77%) HNC
17 9 (5.77%) HND
17 9 (5.77%) Bluetooth

Hardware 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.64%) Mathcad
3 1 (0.64%) Simulink
3 1 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.10%) Ethernet
2 17 (10.90%) Wireless
3 9 (5.77%) Bluetooth
4 8 (5.13%) Firewall
5 7 (4.49%) LAN
5 7 (4.49%) RS-232
6 6 (3.85%) InfiniBand
7 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.92%) ADSL2+
8 3 (1.92%) Broadband
8 3 (1.92%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (1.92%) RS-485
8 3 (1.92%) SAN
8 3 (1.92%) VDSL
8 3 (1.92%) VPN
8 3 (1.92%) WAN
8 3 (1.92%) xDSL
9 2 (1.28%) Internet
9 2 (1.28%) VoIP
9 2 (1.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Subversion
2 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.64%) LabVIEW
General
1 40 (25.64%) Electronics
2 15 (9.62%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.56%) Automotive
3 4 (2.56%) Finance
3 4 (2.56%) Military
3 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.92%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.28%) Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Avionics
6 1 (0.64%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.28%) Qt
2 1 (0.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.64%) Ember.js
2 1 (0.64%) HTML
2 1 (0.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 26 (16.67%) VHDL
3 16 (10.26%) Driving Licence
4 9 (5.77%) Verilog
5 8 (5.13%) iPad
6 7 (4.49%) Device Driver
6 7 (4.49%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (3.85%) CPLD
8 5 (3.21%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.21%) ASIC
9 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.92%) iSeries
10 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (1.28%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.28%) Fintech
11 2 (1.28%) Infotainment
12 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 42 (26.92%) Windows
2 13 (8.33%) Linux
3 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.28%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.64%) Unix
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.38%) Schematic Capture
2 14 (8.97%) Software Engineering
3 13 (8.33%) Project Management
4 11 (7.05%) FPGA Design
5 8 (5.13%) CAD
6 7 (4.49%) Device Driver Development
6 7 (4.49%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (4.49%) OO
7 6 (3.85%) Asset Management
7 6 (3.85%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.21%) Mobile Development
8 5 (3.21%) Test Automation
9 4 (2.56%) Software Testing
10 3 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (1.92%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (1.92%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.92%) Network Design
10 3 (1.92%) Requirements Management
11 2 (1.28%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.00%) C
2 24 (15.38%) C++
3 13 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 10 (6.41%) C#
5 7 (4.49%) Java
6 4 (2.56%) Embedded C++
6 4 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.56%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.28%) Python
8 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (22.44%) Degree
2 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.77%) HNC
3 9 (5.77%) HND
4 8 (5.13%) DBS Check
5 7 (4.49%) CCNA
5 7 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.64%) MCP
7 1 (0.64%) MCSE
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.41%) QA
2 4 (2.56%) SLA
3 3 (1.92%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.28%) DO-254
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.64%) MISRA
System Software
1 38 (24.36%) Firmware
2 11 (7.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 34 (21.79%) EMC
2 15 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.41%) Cisco
4 7 (4.49%) VMware
4 7 (4.49%) Xilinx
5 5 (3.21%) Apple
6 4 (2.56%) Atmel
6 4 (2.56%) Cadence
6 4 (2.56%) IBM
7 3 (1.92%) Dell
7 3 (1.92%) HP
8 2 (1.28%) Altera
8 2 (1.28%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (1.28%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.28%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.28%) Sun
9 1 (0.64%) Juniper
9 1 (0.64%) NetApp
9 1 (0.64%) SOTI
9 1 (0.64%) Supermicro
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