What does a Hardware Engineer do?

Hardware engineers are responsible for the research, design, development, and testing of computer systems and components, including routers, memory devices, circuit boards, networks, and processors.

Hardware engineers design devices used in manufactured products that incorporate processors and other computer components and that connect to the internet. This could include newer automobiles, home appliances, and medical devices, which have internet ready computer systems built into them. They ensure that computer hardware components work together with the latest and most current software. They design new computer hardware and create schematics of computer equipment to be built and test their design. They analyze the test results, and they modify the design if needed. Most entry level computer hardware engineers have a bachelor's degree in computer engineering however electrical engineering or computer science degrees are generally acceptable; many engineering programs need to be accredited.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
7%
2 - 4
44%
5 - 7
28%
8+
21%

Common Skill Sets

FPGA Design
Debugging
Systemverilog
Digital Circuit
Firmware
MATLAB
Interface
Python

Hardware Engineer Seniority Levels

Controls Engineer
4% made the transition
Electrical Engineer
5% made the transition
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Hardware Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£39,069 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£25K
Median: £39K
£61K
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