Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1048 1045 1063
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 138 156 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.094% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 105 140 204
UK median annual salary £35,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.63% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% +10.34%

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 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 13 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 24 June 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 -30 124 £35,000 -13.58% 70
UK excluding London -14 114 £38,000 -10.59% 69
South East -1 47 £42,000 -4.00% 29
East of England -11 25 £65,000 +44.44% 16
London -7 22 £25,000 -37.50% 10
Midlands -10 15 £36,250 - 4
South West +3 12 £23,500 -59.48% 11
Scotland -20 12 £30,000 -41.18% 7
East Midlands +3 10 £31,250 +4.17% 2
West Midlands -1 5 £48,250 +4.32% 2
North of England +18 3 £42,500 +44.07%
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
North West -3 1 - -

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, Hardware 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (30.43%) Electronics
2 33 (23.91%) Windows
2 33 (23.91%) Degree
3 30 (21.74%) Firmware
4 27 (19.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 26 (18.84%) Dell
6 25 (18.12%) HP
7 23 (16.67%) EMC
8 21 (15.22%) VHDL
9 20 (14.49%) SLA
9 20 (14.49%) IBM
10 19 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (13.77%) C
11 17 (12.32%) Python
12 15 (10.87%) C++
12 15 (10.87%) Sun
13 14 (10.14%) Linux
13 14 (10.14%) Break/Fix
14 13 (9.42%) Validation
14 13 (9.42%) Video Processing
15 12 (8.70%) Synopsys
15 12 (8.70%) Cadence
16 11 (7.97%) Verilog
16 11 (7.97%) Wireless
16 11 (7.97%) iSeries
16 11 (7.97%) EqualLogic
16 11 (7.97%) SonicWALL
16 11 (7.97%) Customer Requirements
16 11 (7.97%) EMC VNX
16 11 (7.97%) EMC VMAX

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 1 (0.72%) Apache
1 1 (0.72%) CMS
1 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (0.72%) IIS
1 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.90%) OrCAD
3 4 (2.90%) Simulink
4 3 (2.17%) Mathcad
4 3 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.97%) Wireless
2 9 (6.52%) 3G
2 9 (6.52%) 4G
3 8 (5.80%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.35%) NAS
5 5 (3.62%) Bluetooth
5 5 (3.62%) GPRS
5 5 (3.62%) GSM
5 5 (3.62%) LTE
5 5 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.62%) ZigBee
6 4 (2.90%) 2G
6 4 (2.90%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.45%) SAN
8 2 (1.45%) VoIP
9 1 (0.72%) Internet
9 1 (0.72%) Intranet
9 1 (0.72%) WAN
9 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
1 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.72%) Big Data
2 1 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.72%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
General
1 42 (30.43%) Electronics
2 9 (6.52%) Finance
3 8 (5.80%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.80%) Retail
4 6 (4.35%) Automotive
5 3 (2.17%) Banking
6 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Avionics
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.62%) ATL
2 4 (2.90%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 21 (15.22%) VHDL
3 11 (7.97%) EMC VMAX
3 11 (7.97%) EMC VNX
3 11 (7.97%) iSeries
3 11 (7.97%) Verilog
4 10 (7.25%) ASIC
4 10 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.80%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.07%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.07%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (3.62%) EPoS
7 5 (3.62%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (3.62%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.62%) SystemC
8 3 (2.17%) CCTV
8 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.72%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.91%) Windows
2 14 (10.14%) Linux
3 7 (5.07%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.17%) VMS
5 3 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (10.14%) Break/Fix
3 13 (9.42%) Validation
3 13 (9.42%) Video Processing
4 11 (7.97%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (6.52%) Software Engineering
6 8 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.80%) Schematic Capture
7 7 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.07%) Computer Vision
7 7 (5.07%) FPGA Design
7 7 (5.07%) Image Processing
7 7 (5.07%) ITIL
7 7 (5.07%) Machine Learning
8 6 (4.35%) Project Management
9 5 (3.62%) CAD
9 5 (3.62%) CAE
9 5 (3.62%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (3.62%) IC Design
9 5 (3.62%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) C
2 17 (12.32%) Python
3 15 (10.87%) C++
4 7 (5.07%) C#
5 5 (3.62%) MATLAB
5 5 (3.62%) Perl
5 5 (3.62%) Tcl
6 4 (2.90%) SQL
7 2 (1.45%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (23.91%) Degree
2 8 (5.80%) HNC
3 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.62%) PhD
5 4 (2.90%) HND
5 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.17%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.72%) CIPD
8 1 (0.72%) ISEB
8 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.72%) MCSE
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.49%) SLA
2 9 (6.52%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (21.74%) Firmware
2 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
1 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (18.84%) Dell
2 25 (18.12%) HP
3 23 (16.67%) EMC
4 20 (14.49%) IBM
5 15 (10.87%) Sun
6 12 (8.70%) Cadence
6 12 (8.70%) Synopsys
7 11 (7.97%) Dell Compellent
7 11 (7.97%) EqualLogic
7 11 (7.97%) SonicWALL
8 10 (7.25%) Microsoft
9 7 (5.07%) Equitrac
10 4 (2.90%) Ericsson
10 4 (2.90%) Nokia
11 3 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (2.17%) Xilinx
12 2 (1.45%) Altera
12 2 (1.45%) Cisco
12 2 (1.45%) Snow
12 2 (1.45%) VMware