The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hardware Engineer
UK
Rank 790 839 859
Rank change year-on-year +49 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 77 125 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.13% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 66 111 75
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +43 72 £40,000 +6.66% 14
South East +54 22 £42,000 -1.17% 1
East of England +35 21 £28,000 -34.11% 1
London +57 14 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Hertfordshire - 14 £24,500 -
Watford - 11 £24,000 -
Surrey +36 9 £35,000 +7.69%
Brighton +12 7 £50,000 +5.26%
East Sussex +3 7 £50,000 +5.26%
West Midlands +33 6 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £45,000 -40.00% 1
City of London +48 4 £30,000 +17.64%
East Midlands +4 4 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Leicestershire -10 4 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Scotland +25 3 £50,000 +80.18% 2
Leatherhead +2 3 £40,000 +23.07%
North West -11 3 £24,000 -46.66% 2
Loughborough - 3 £35,000 -
Epsom - 3 £23,000 -
Coventry - 3 £40,000 - 2
Herefordshire - 3 £50,000 -
Hereford - 3 £50,000 -
West Sussex +10 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Cambridge +6 2 £47,500 -11.62% 1
Chester - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £55,000 -
Crawley - 2 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £50,000 -
Dorset +29 1 £42,500 +6.25%

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 66 (36.07%) Windows
2 46 (25.14%) Firmware
3 45 (24.59%) C
4 42 (22.95%) Electronics
5 41 (22.40%) EMC
6 40 (21.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 32 (17.49%) Linux
8 30 (16.39%) VHDL
9 28 (15.30%) Ethernet
9 28 (15.30%) Degree
10 26 (14.21%) Verilog
11 25 (13.66%) C++
12 21 (11.48%) Windows Server
13 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
14 19 (10.38%) Security Cleared
15 18 (9.84%) Project Management
15 18 (9.84%) C#
16 16 (8.74%) IBM
16 16 (8.74%) Firewall
17 15 (8.20%) Driving Licence
18 14 (7.65%) Active Directory
18 14 (7.65%) ASIC
18 14 (7.65%) Python
18 14 (7.65%) Windows 7
19 13 (7.10%) Signal Processing
19 13 (7.10%) Video Processing
19 13 (7.10%) MS Office
19 13 (7.10%) Dell
19 13 (7.10%) Schematic Capture
19 13 (7.10%) Data Centre

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (7.10%) MS Office
2 10 (5.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.09%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.30%) Ethernet
2 16 (8.74%) Firewall
3 13 (7.10%) RS-485
4 10 (5.46%) Internet
5 7 (3.83%) LAN
6 6 (3.28%) Bluetooth
6 6 (3.28%) GPRS
6 6 (3.28%) RS-232
6 6 (3.28%) Wireless
7 5 (2.73%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.64%) InfiniBand
8 3 (1.64%) Intranet
8 3 (1.64%) SAN
8 3 (1.64%) VoIP
8 3 (1.64%) WLAN
8 3 (1.64%) ZigBee
9 2 (1.09%) GSM
9 2 (1.09%) VPN
9 2 (1.09%) WAN
10 1 (0.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
1 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.55%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 42 (22.95%) Electronics
2 11 (6.01%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.64%) Games
4 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.55%) Automotive
5 1 (0.55%) Avionics
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 30 (16.39%) VHDL
3 26 (14.21%) Verilog
4 15 (8.20%) Driving Licence
5 14 (7.65%) ASIC
6 13 (7.10%) Data Centre
7 12 (6.56%) Algorithms
8 10 (5.46%) iPad
9 7 (3.83%) Device Driver
10 6 (3.28%) Computer Science
10 6 (3.28%) CPLD
10 6 (3.28%) Internet of Things
10 6 (3.28%) iSeries
11 5 (2.73%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (2.19%) CCTV
12 4 (2.19%) Mainframe
13 2 (1.09%) EPoS
13 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 66 (36.07%) Windows
2 32 (17.49%) Linux
3 21 (11.48%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.65%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.01%) Unix
6 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.92%) AIX
8 4 (2.19%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.64%) VMS
9 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.84%) Project Management
2 13 (7.10%) Schematic Capture
2 13 (7.10%) Signal Processing
2 13 (7.10%) Video Processing
3 11 (6.01%) Asset Management
3 11 (6.01%) Prototyping
4 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (5.46%) Coaching
4 10 (5.46%) Mentoring
5 9 (4.92%) Computer Vision
5 9 (4.92%) FPGA Design
5 9 (4.92%) Neural Network
6 8 (4.37%) Network Design
6 8 (4.37%) Software Engineering
7 7 (3.83%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.28%) Embedded Software Development
8 6 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (3.28%) Machine Learning
8 6 (3.28%) Telematics
9 5 (2.73%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.59%) C
2 25 (13.66%) C++
3 18 (9.84%) C#
4 14 (7.65%) Python
5 12 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.01%) Perl
6 11 (6.01%) Tcl
7 10 (5.46%) Embedded C
7 10 (5.46%) MATLAB
8 5 (2.73%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.19%) Java
9 4 (2.19%) SQL
10 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (15.30%) Degree
2 19 (10.38%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.46%) DBS Check
5 5 (2.73%) PhD
6 4 (2.19%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) CCNA
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.55%) MCDST
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) SLA
2 8 (4.37%) Def Stans
3 5 (2.73%) QA
4 2 (1.09%) DO-254
4 2 (1.09%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) ISO13485
System Software
1 46 (25.14%) Firmware
2 14 (7.65%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 41 (22.40%) EMC
2 20 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.74%) IBM
4 13 (7.10%) Dell
5 11 (6.01%) Sun
5 11 (6.01%) VMware
6 10 (5.46%) Oracle
7 9 (4.92%) HP
8 7 (3.83%) Citrix
9 6 (3.28%) Synopsys
10 5 (2.73%) Apple
11 4 (2.19%) Cisco
12 3 (1.64%) NetApp
12 3 (1.64%) Xilinx
13 2 (1.09%) Dell Compellent
13 2 (1.09%) EqualLogic
13 2 (1.09%) Hitachi
14 1 (0.55%) Intel
14 1 (0.55%) Samsung
14 1 (0.55%) SOTI
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