The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ASIC over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 883 893 871
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 17 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.015% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.038% 0.038% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 17
Average salary £60,000 £77,500 £56,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.58% +38.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,000 £51,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £100,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £77,500 £55,500
% change year-on-year
-22.58% +39.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
45255 44660 43197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.88% 38.87% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 36247 34744 34875
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ASIC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ASIC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

ASIC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ASIC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ASIC within the UK.

ASIC Salary Trend in the UK

ASIC
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 16 £56,250 -27.41% 9
East Midlands - 5 - -
Leicestershire - 5 - -
East of England +6 4 - - 7
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 1
London +5 2 - -
South West -5 2 £62,500 -37.50% 1
Watford - 2 - -
South East +14 1 £50,000 - 1
Oxfordshire -2 1 £50,000 -
Bristol -24 1 £62,500 -37.50% 1
Edinburgh - 1 £60,000 - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Loughborough - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 - 1

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ASIC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ASIC.

1 13 (52.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (48.00%) C
2 12 (48.00%) C++
2 12 (48.00%) Verilog
3 9 (36.00%) VHDL
3 9 (36.00%) Perl
3 9 (36.00%) Degree
4 8 (32.00%) Algorithms
4 8 (32.00%) Tcl
5 7 (28.00%) MATLAB
5 7 (28.00%) Python
5 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (24.00%) PhD
6 6 (24.00%) Wireless
7 5 (20.00%) Video Processing
7 5 (20.00%) Synopsys
8 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (16.00%) Derivative
8 4 (16.00%) Image Processing
8 4 (16.00%) EMIR
8 4 (16.00%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
8 4 (16.00%) Multimedia
8 4 (16.00%) Equities
8 4 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (16.00%) UNIX
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Electronics
9 3 (12.00%) Xilinx

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing ASIC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ASIC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) WiMAX
2 1 (4.00%) UWB
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (4.00%) LTE
2 1 (4.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (16.00%) Multimedia
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Design Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) ASIC Design Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Digital Design Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Graduate Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Graduate
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Hardware Architect
6 1 (4.00%) FPGA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XML
1 2 (8.00%) FpML
2 1 (4.00%) Mason
2 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 12 (48.00%) Verilog
3 9 (36.00%) VHDL
4 8 (32.00%) Algorithms
5 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.00%) Derivative
6 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
6 4 (16.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (16.00%) Equities
7 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (12.00%) Physics
8 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (8.00%) SystemC
8 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
8 2 (8.00%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (4.00%) ASIC Verification
9 1 (4.00%) User Experience
9 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Video Processing
2 4 (16.00%) Image Processing
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Electronic Design Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) CAD
4 2 (8.00%) Validation
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) IC Design
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) OO
5 1 (4.00%) OOD
5 1 (4.00%) Code Coverage
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C
1 12 (48.00%) C++
2 9 (36.00%) Perl
3 8 (32.00%) Tcl
4 7 (28.00%) MATLAB
4 7 (28.00%) Python
5 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.00%) C-shell
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 6 (24.00%) PhD
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) EMIR
1 4 (16.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (8.00%) MiFID
3 1 (4.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Synopsys
2 3 (12.00%) Xilinx
3 2 (8.00%) Mentor Graphics
3 2 (8.00%) Altera
3 2 (8.00%) Lattice Semiconductor
3 2 (8.00%) Murex
3 2 (8.00%) Cadence
3 2 (8.00%) Sophis
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (4.00%) BT
4 1 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Synology
4 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (4.00%) Veeam
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