Hardware Engineer
UK

The median Hardware Engineer salary in the UK is £47,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 555 853 966
Rank change year-on-year +298 +113 -188
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 277 178 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 202 60 76
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,650 £22,000
25th Percentile £29,175 £25,375 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £35,000 £35,280
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% -0.79% -16.99%
75th Percentile £60,000 £52,813 £46,455
90th Percentile £69,750 £65,250 £66,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year +35.71% +12.90% -24.85%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Hardware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Hardware Engineer.

Salary trend for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Hardware Engineer over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Hardware Engineer in the UK

Hardware Engineer
Top 16 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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +310 261 £47,500 +35.71% 79
UK excluding London +177 259 £47,500 +35.71% 76
South East +113 93 £40,000 -20.00% 28
Work from Home +138 51 £47,500 +5.56% 31
East of England +41 51 £55,000 +124.49% 18
Midlands +87 45 £50,000 +42.86% 13
North of England +118 40 £28,000 +12.00% 4
West Midlands +85 31 £57,500 - 12
North West +75 25 £22,650 -9.40% 3
South West +34 21 £40,000 +45.45% 8
East Midlands +13 14 £35,000 - 1
North East - 13 £28,000 -
London +213 11 £55,000 +57.14% 8
Wales +16 7 £23,500 - 2
Yorkshire +91 2 £29,000 +0.87% 1
Scotland -14 2 - - 4

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Hardware Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 136 (49.10%) Electronics
2 103 (37.18%) Degree
3 62 (22.38%) EMC
4 61 (22.02%) Social Skills
5 49 (17.69%) Manufacturing
6 45 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (15.16%) Customer Service
9 38 (13.72%) Schematic Capture
10 36 (13.00%) SLA
11 34 (12.27%) Self-Motivation
11 34 (12.27%) Break/Fix
12 33 (11.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 33 (11.91%) Security Cleared
12 33 (11.91%) Firmware
13 31 (11.19%) Organisational Skills
14 30 (10.83%) Python
15 27 (9.75%) LabVIEW
16 26 (9.39%) Validation
16 26 (9.39%) FPGA
17 25 (9.03%) Wireless
17 25 (9.03%) Automotive
17 25 (9.03%) IoT
18 23 (8.30%) SC Cleared
19 22 (7.94%) Driving Licence
19 22 (7.94%) Embedded Firmware
19 22 (7.94%) EPoS
20 21 (7.58%) Windows
20 21 (7.58%) ITIL
20 21 (7.58%) Project Planning

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 12 (4.33%) OrCAD
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.81%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (1.44%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.44%) EPLAN
4 4 (1.44%) Windchill
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.89%) AWS
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.03%) Wireless
2 19 (6.86%) Ethernet
3 17 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.42%) 5G
4 15 (5.42%) Bluetooth
4 15 (5.42%) GSM
4 15 (5.42%) ISDN
4 15 (5.42%) LTE
4 15 (5.42%) PSTN
4 15 (5.42%) UMTS
4 15 (5.42%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (3.25%) RS-232
6 5 (1.81%) Internet
7 3 (1.08%) Modbus
7 3 (1.08%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.72%) RS-422
8 2 (0.72%) RS-485
8 2 (0.72%) Wideband
9 1 (0.36%) LAN
Development Applications
1 27 (9.75%) LabVIEW
2 3 (1.08%) Git
3 2 (0.72%) Subversion
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 136 (49.10%) Electronics
2 61 (22.02%) Social Skills
3 49 (17.69%) Manufacturing
4 44 (15.88%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (11.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 31 (11.19%) Organisational Skills
7 25 (9.03%) Automotive
8 19 (6.86%) Retail
9 18 (6.50%) Aerospace
9 18 (6.50%) Telecoms
10 9 (3.25%) Aviation
10 9 (3.25%) Finance
10 9 (3.25%) Military
11 6 (2.17%) Marketing
12 4 (1.44%) Advertising
12 4 (1.44%) Aeronautics
12 4 (1.44%) Avionics
12 4 (1.44%) Japanese Language
12 4 (1.44%) Norwegian Language
13 3 (1.08%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.44%) Flash
2 3 (1.08%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.27%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (9.39%) FPGA
3 25 (9.03%) IoT
4 22 (7.94%) Driving Licence
4 22 (7.94%) EPoS
5 20 (7.22%) Analogue Electronics
6 15 (5.42%) Acoustics
6 15 (5.42%) Satnav
7 13 (4.69%) PCIe
7 13 (4.69%) VHDL
8 8 (2.89%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (2.53%) Renewable Energy
10 6 (2.17%) Operational Technology
11 5 (1.81%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.81%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (1.44%) ASIC
12 4 (1.44%) Mali
12 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
13 3 (1.08%) Robotics
13 3 (1.08%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.58%) Windows
2 11 (3.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
2 42 (15.16%) Customer Service
3 38 (13.72%) Schematic Capture
4 34 (12.27%) Break/Fix
5 26 (9.39%) Validation
6 21 (7.58%) ITIL
6 21 (7.58%) Project Planning
7 20 (7.22%) CAD
7 20 (7.22%) Coaching
8 18 (6.50%) Innovative Thinking
8 18 (6.50%) Software Testing
8 18 (6.50%) Time Management
9 16 (5.78%) Data Management
10 15 (5.42%) Agile
10 15 (5.42%) Asset Management
10 15 (5.42%) Critical Thinking
10 15 (5.42%) IT Asset Management
10 15 (5.42%) Test Automation
10 15 (5.42%) Test Scripting
11 13 (4.69%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.83%) Python
2 11 (3.97%) C
3 7 (2.53%) C++
4 6 (2.17%) Bash
5 2 (0.72%) Embedded C
5 2 (0.72%) Java
5 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.36%) C#
6 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 103 (37.18%) Degree
2 33 (11.91%) Security Cleared
3 23 (8.30%) SC Cleared
4 19 (6.86%) DV Cleared
5 18 (6.50%) A+ Certification
6 14 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (4.69%) HND
7 13 (4.69%) MCP
8 9 (3.25%) HNC
9 8 (2.89%) Master's Degree
10 7 (2.53%) PhD
11 3 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.36%) CCNA
12 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.36%) MCDST
12 1 (0.36%) MCSA
12 1 (0.36%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.00%) SLA
2 4 (1.44%) JTAG
3 3 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 33 (11.91%) Firmware
2 22 (7.94%) Embedded Firmware
3 19 (6.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (5.42%) SCCM
2 2 (0.72%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 62 (22.38%) EMC
2 20 (7.22%) HP
3 19 (6.86%) Dell
3 19 (6.86%) Microsoft
4 18 (6.50%) IBM
5 5 (1.81%) Xilinx
6 4 (1.44%) Apple
6 4 (1.44%) Intel
6 4 (1.44%) Mentor Graphics
6 4 (1.44%) Siemens
7 3 (1.08%) SAP
8 2 (0.72%) Altera
8 2 (0.72%) Cadence
8 2 (0.72%) Lattice Semiconductor
9 1 (0.36%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.36%) CA
9 1 (0.36%) NVIDIA
9 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.36%) Sun