Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Hardware Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1018 971 1070
Rank change year-on-year -47 +99 +77
Permanent jobs requiring a Hardware Engineer 163 204 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 137 181 203
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,950 £21,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 167,644 168,402 203,675
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 137,716 139,840 170,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 -37 142 £42,500 +6.25% 94
UK excluding London -25 138 £42,000 +5.00% 91
East of England +8 54 £57,500 +43.75% 21
South East -25 39 £42,500 +6.25% 29
London -18 24 £35,000 +32.08% 15
Scotland -5 20 £23,000 -50.27% 8
Midlands -15 11 £45,000 +12.50% 9
South West +17 8 £30,500 +76.81% 9
North of England +7 7 £45,000 +28.57% 11
East Midlands -6 6 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +19 4 £45,000 - 5
West Midlands -8 4 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North West -4 2 - - 5
North East -18 2 £35,500 +42.00% 1

Hardware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 55 (33.74%) Electronics
2 50 (30.67%) Degree
3 34 (20.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 32 (19.63%) C
5 30 (18.40%) VHDL
6 23 (14.11%) Project Management
7 22 (13.50%) Windows
7 22 (13.50%) Wireless
8 21 (12.88%) C++
9 18 (11.04%) Firmware
10 17 (10.43%) EMC
11 16 (9.82%) Schematic Capture
11 16 (9.82%) Validation
12 15 (9.20%) HP
12 15 (9.20%) Python
13 14 (8.59%) Break/Fix
13 14 (8.59%) Retail
13 14 (8.59%) Video Processing
14 12 (7.36%) Security Cleared
14 12 (7.36%) Dell
14 12 (7.36%) EPoS
15 11 (6.75%) Telecoms
15 11 (6.75%) Finance
15 11 (6.75%) Automotive
15 11 (6.75%) CAD
15 11 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (6.75%) Embedded Systems
16 10 (6.13%) Software Engineering
16 10 (6.13%) SC Cleared
16 10 (6.13%) CAE

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 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.84%) Mathcad
2 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.84%) OrCAD
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.61%) Simulink
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.50%) Wireless
2 9 (5.52%) Ethernet
3 8 (4.91%) SAN
4 6 (3.68%) Firewall
5 5 (3.07%) NAS
6 4 (2.45%) ATM
7 3 (1.84%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.23%) 2G
8 2 (1.23%) 3G
8 2 (1.23%) 4G
8 2 (1.23%) Internet
8 2 (1.23%) NFC
8 2 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.61%) ADSL2
9 1 (0.61%) FlexRay
9 1 (0.61%) RapidIO
9 1 (0.61%) RS-485
9 1 (0.61%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
1 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
General
1 55 (33.74%) Electronics
2 14 (8.59%) Retail
3 11 (6.75%) Automotive
3 11 (6.75%) Finance
3 11 (6.75%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.13%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.68%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.84%) Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) .NET
2 1 (0.61%) CSS
2 1 (0.61%) HTML
2 1 (0.61%) REST
2 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 30 (18.40%) VHDL
3 12 (7.36%) EPoS
4 11 (6.75%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (6.13%) Verilog
6 7 (4.29%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.29%) ASIC
6 7 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.07%) CCTV
8 5 (3.07%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (3.07%) EMC VNX
8 5 (3.07%) iSeries
8 5 (3.07%) SystemC
9 3 (1.84%) Contactless
9 3 (1.84%) CPLD
9 3 (1.84%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.23%) Robotics
11 1 (0.61%) CAN bus
11 1 (0.61%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.50%) Windows
2 8 (4.91%) Linux
3 3 (1.84%) VMS
3 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.84%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.11%) Project Management
2 16 (9.82%) Schematic Capture
2 16 (9.82%) Validation
3 14 (8.59%) Break/Fix
3 14 (8.59%) Video Processing
4 11 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (6.75%) CAD
5 10 (6.13%) CAE
5 10 (6.13%) Software Engineering
6 8 (4.91%) Test Automation
7 7 (4.29%) Mathematics
7 7 (4.29%) Signal Processing
8 6 (3.68%) Physics
9 5 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.07%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.07%) FMEA
9 5 (3.07%) FPGA Design
9 5 (3.07%) Image Processing
9 5 (3.07%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (3.07%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.63%) C
2 21 (12.88%) C++
3 15 (9.20%) Python
4 7 (4.29%) C#
5 6 (3.68%) Tcl
6 5 (3.07%) Perl
7 4 (2.45%) Embedded C
7 4 (2.45%) SQL
8 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.23%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.23%) VB
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (30.67%) Degree
2 12 (7.36%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.13%) PhD
3 10 (6.13%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.68%) DBS Check
4 6 (3.68%) HND
5 4 (2.45%) HNC
6 3 (1.84%) CCNA
6 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.84%) ISEB
6 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) MCSA
7 2 (1.23%) MCSE
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.61%) CCNP
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) SLA
2 6 (3.68%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.23%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.61%) DO-254
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (11.04%) Firmware
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) vSphere
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 17 (10.43%) EMC
2 15 (9.20%) HP
3 12 (7.36%) Dell
4 9 (5.52%) Synopsys
5 8 (4.91%) Cadence
5 8 (4.91%) IBM
6 6 (3.68%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.07%) Dell Compellent
7 5 (3.07%) EqualLogic
7 5 (3.07%) SonicWALL
7 5 (3.07%) Sun
8 4 (2.45%) Equitrac
8 4 (2.45%) VMware
9 3 (1.84%) Xilinx
10 2 (1.23%) Acronis
10 2 (1.23%) Altera
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco
10 2 (1.23%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.23%) Intel
10 2 (1.23%) Nokia