Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1013 1028 1032
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 143 163 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.096% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 119 150 198
UK median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,700 £26,950 £23,175
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.65% - +13.33%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +27 139 £35,000 -17.65% 91
UK excluding London -1 125 £35,000 -17.65% 84
South East +12 51 £35,000 -17.65% 27
Midlands +32 37 £40,000 - 15
East Midlands +21 33 £32,500 +8.33% 7
East of England -6 20 £53,750 - 18
London +37 16 £24,500 -38.75% 15
South West +20 13 £40,000 - 11
West Midlands +18 4 £48,250 +7.22% 8
Yorkshire +38 2 £42,500 -5.56%
North of England +26 2 £42,500 +4.94% 5
Scotland -6 1 - - 7
Wales - 1 £17,000 - 1

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 48 (33.57%) Electronics
2 38 (26.57%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (24.48%) Windows
4 32 (22.38%) Firmware
4 32 (22.38%) Degree
5 27 (18.88%) Manufacturing
6 26 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 26 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 25 (17.48%) C
8 23 (16.08%) EMC
8 23 (16.08%) Embedded Systems
9 21 (14.69%) Validation
10 20 (13.99%) Schematic Capture
11 18 (12.59%) Time Management
12 16 (11.19%) Dell
12 16 (11.19%) IBM
13 14 (9.79%) Sun
13 14 (9.79%) VHDL
14 13 (9.09%) SLA
15 12 (8.39%) Power Management
15 12 (8.39%) Bluetooth
15 12 (8.39%) HP
15 12 (8.39%) Wireless
16 11 (7.69%) ITSM
16 11 (7.69%) Retail
16 11 (7.69%) Intranet
17 10 (6.99%) EMC VNX
17 10 (6.99%) EMC VMAX
17 10 (6.99%) Dell Compellent
17 10 (6.99%) SonicWALL

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 (0.70%) Apache
1 1 (0.70%) CMS
1 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.80%) OrCAD
3 2 (1.40%) Simulink
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.18%) Ethernet
2 12 (8.39%) Bluetooth
2 12 (8.39%) Wireless
3 11 (7.69%) Intranet
4 5 (3.50%) 3G
4 5 (3.50%) 4G
4 5 (3.50%) GPRS
4 5 (3.50%) GSM
4 5 (3.50%) LTE
4 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.50%) ZigBee
5 4 (2.80%) LAN
5 4 (2.80%) NAS
5 4 (2.80%) WAN
6 3 (2.10%) Firewall
7 2 (1.40%) Network Security
7 2 (1.40%) VoIP
8 1 (0.70%) NFC
8 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.70%) JIRA
1 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 48 (33.57%) Electronics
2 27 (18.88%) Manufacturing
3 11 (7.69%) Retail
4 7 (4.90%) Automotive
5 5 (3.50%) Military
6 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.70%) Avionics
8 1 (0.70%) Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Finance
8 1 (0.70%) Front Office
8 1 (0.70%) Games
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.50%) ATL
2 1 (0.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 23 (16.08%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (9.79%) VHDL
4 10 (6.99%) EMC VMAX
4 10 (6.99%) EMC VNX
4 10 (6.99%) iSeries
5 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (5.59%) Verilog
7 7 (4.90%) Driving Licence
8 5 (3.50%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.50%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (3.50%) Mainframe
8 5 (3.50%) Robotics
9 4 (2.80%) EPoS
10 3 (2.10%) ASIC
10 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.40%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.70%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.48%) Windows
2 10 (6.99%) Linux
3 7 (4.90%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Android
7 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.57%) Problem-Solving
2 21 (14.69%) Validation
3 20 (13.99%) Schematic Capture
4 18 (12.59%) Time Management
5 12 (8.39%) Power Management
6 11 (7.69%) ITSM
7 10 (6.99%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (6.29%) Software Engineering
9 7 (4.90%) CAD
9 7 (4.90%) System Testing
10 6 (4.20%) ITIL
10 6 (4.20%) Test Automation
11 5 (3.50%) Commercial Awareness
11 5 (3.50%) Embedded Software Development
11 5 (3.50%) IC Design
11 5 (3.50%) Process Improvement
11 5 (3.50%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (2.80%) Break/Fix
12 4 (2.80%) Customer Engagement
12 4 (2.80%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.48%) C
2 10 (6.99%) C++
2 10 (6.99%) MATLAB
3 7 (4.90%) Python
4 3 (2.10%) C#
5 2 (1.40%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.40%) Ruby
6 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (22.38%) Degree
2 10 (6.99%) HNC
3 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.20%) HND
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.70%) CIPD
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) SLA
2 5 (3.50%) DO-254
2 5 (3.50%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (22.38%) Firmware
2 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (16.08%) EMC
2 16 (11.19%) Dell
2 16 (11.19%) IBM
3 14 (9.79%) Sun
4 12 (8.39%) HP
5 10 (6.99%) Dell Compellent
5 10 (6.99%) EqualLogic
5 10 (6.99%) SonicWALL
6 4 (2.80%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.80%) VMware
7 3 (2.10%) McAfee
7 3 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.40%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.70%) Avaya
9 1 (0.70%) Cadence
9 1 (0.70%) Cisco
9 1 (0.70%) Draytek
9 1 (0.70%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.70%) SAP
9 1 (0.70%) Synopsys