Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £41,628 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1036 1014 1062
Rank change year-on-year -22 +48 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 156 214 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 139 198 218
UK median annual salary £41,628 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.07% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,200 £22,425 £21,600
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +10.29%

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 14 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 6 months to 20 October 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
England -1 152 £41,628 +4.07% 14
UK excluding London +8 138 £42,000 +1.82% 13
South East +24 50 £41,000 -8.89% 3
East of England +17 42 £57,500 +43.75% 7
Midlands +32 33 £40,814 +2.03%
West Midlands +32 17 £50,000 +11.11%
East Midlands +20 15 £30,000 -25.00%
London +14 15 £40,000 +13.48% 1
South West +9 7 £40,000 +23.08% 1
North of England -8 5 £38,000 +52.00% 2
North East +15 3 £35,750 +48.96%
Yorkshire +26 2 £42,500 -5.56%
Scotland -5 2 £56,000 +31.76%
North West -15 1 - - 2

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 57 (36.54%) Electronics
2 41 (26.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 41 (26.28%) Degree
3 32 (20.51%) C
4 30 (19.23%) Windows
5 27 (17.31%) VHDL
6 26 (16.67%) Wireless
6 26 (16.67%) EMC
7 25 (16.03%) Project Management
8 22 (14.10%) Ethernet
8 22 (14.10%) Schematic Capture
9 18 (11.54%) Manufacturing
10 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
11 16 (10.26%) C++
12 15 (9.62%) Firmware
12 15 (9.62%) Driving Licence
13 14 (8.97%) QA
13 14 (8.97%) CAD
13 14 (8.97%) Microsoft
14 13 (8.33%) Active Directory
14 13 (8.33%) HND
15 12 (7.69%) HNC
15 12 (7.69%) VMware
16 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
17 9 (5.77%) Cisco
17 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (5.77%) Subversion
17 9 (5.77%) CPLD
18 8 (5.13%) Test Automation
18 8 (5.13%) Embedded C

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
2 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.56%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (1.92%) OrCAD
4 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.64%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.67%) Wireless
2 22 (14.10%) Ethernet
3 8 (5.13%) Broadband
4 7 (4.49%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 7 (4.49%) SAN
4 7 (4.49%) VDSL
4 7 (4.49%) xDSL
5 6 (3.85%) ADSL2+
5 6 (3.85%) InfiniBand
6 5 (3.21%) NAS
7 4 (2.56%) ATM
7 4 (2.56%) Bluetooth
7 4 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.92%) DHCP
8 3 (1.92%) DNS
9 1 (0.64%) ADSL2
9 1 (0.64%) Internet
9 1 (0.64%) LAN
9 1 (0.64%) VPN
9 1 (0.64%) WAN
Development Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Subversion
2 2 (1.28%) GoogleTest
2 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.28%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.28%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.28%) Robot Framework
2 2 (1.28%) Selenium
3 1 (0.64%) CANoe
3 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 57 (36.54%) Electronics
2 18 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.49%) Automotive
4 7 (4.49%) Finance
5 4 (2.56%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.56%) Military
5 4 (2.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Avionics
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.92%) WAP
2 2 (1.28%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 27 (17.31%) VHDL
3 15 (9.62%) Driving Licence
4 9 (5.77%) CPLD
5 6 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.85%) Device Driver
5 6 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.21%) iPad
7 3 (1.92%) ASIC
7 3 (1.92%) Clustering
7 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.92%) Contactless
7 3 (1.92%) Verilog
8 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.28%) EPoS
8 2 (1.28%) Fintech
8 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.64%) CCTV
9 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.23%) Windows
2 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.85%) Linux
4 5 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.92%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.28%) Android
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.03%) Project Management
2 22 (14.10%) Schematic Capture
3 14 (8.97%) CAD
4 8 (5.13%) CAE
4 8 (5.13%) Test Automation
5 7 (4.49%) Validation
6 6 (3.85%) Device Driver Development
6 6 (3.85%) OO
6 6 (3.85%) Software Engineering
6 6 (3.85%) Video Processing
7 5 (3.21%) Change Management
7 5 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.21%) FPGA Design
7 5 (3.21%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.56%) Coaching
8 4 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.56%) Process Improvement
8 4 (2.56%) Quality Management
8 4 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.51%) C
2 16 (10.26%) C++
3 8 (5.13%) Embedded C
4 6 (3.85%) Java
5 4 (2.56%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.92%) Python
7 2 (1.28%) VB
7 2 (1.28%) VBScript
8 1 (0.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (26.28%) Degree
2 13 (8.33%) HND
3 12 (7.69%) HNC
4 7 (4.49%) CCNA
4 7 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.49%) DBS Check
5 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.28%) MCSE
7 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.28%) PhD
8 1 (0.64%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.64%) MCP
8 1 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) DO-254
2 3 (1.92%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.92%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.28%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.64%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (9.62%) Firmware
2 13 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.56%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.92%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) SCCM
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (1.92%) SCOM
2 3 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (16.67%) EMC
2 14 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.69%) VMware
4 9 (5.77%) Cisco
5 6 (3.85%) Atmel
5 6 (3.85%) Cadence
5 6 (3.85%) Xilinx
6 4 (2.56%) Citrix
7 3 (1.92%) Apple
7 3 (1.92%) IBM
8 2 (1.28%) Acronis
8 2 (1.28%) Dell
8 2 (1.28%) Google
8 2 (1.28%) HP
9 1 (0.64%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.64%) Intel
9 1 (0.64%) Juniper
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle
9 1 (0.64%) SAP
9 1 (0.64%) Sun