The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ASIC over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 889 967 979
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +12
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 22 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.013% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.054% 0.031% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 10
Median salary £40,000 £62,500 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.00% +2.04%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £62,500 £61,250
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +2.04%

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
40481 45637 47431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.34% 41.62% 40.48%
Number of salaries quoted 33027 36271 37454
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ASIC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing ASIC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ASIC over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 21 £40,000 -36.00% 1
East Midlands +7 9 £40,000 -
Leicestershire +3 9 £40,000 -
Loughborough -7 9 £40,000 -
South West +15 8 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Bournemouth - 8 £60,000 - 1
Dorset - 8 £60,000 - 1
East of England +21 3 £37,500 -40.00%
Hertfordshire +18 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
London +36 1 £82,500 +43.47%
Cambridgeshire +9 1 £37,500 -40.00%
Cambridge +7 1 £37,500 -40.00%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing ASIC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ASIC.

1 38 (73.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 32 (61.54%) Degree
3 31 (59.62%) MATLAB
3 31 (59.62%) Signal Processing
4 20 (38.46%) Firmware
5 18 (34.62%) Electronics
5 18 (34.62%) Power Management
6 17 (32.69%) Algorithms
6 17 (32.69%) Video Processing
6 17 (32.69%) PhD
7 16 (30.77%) C
7 16 (30.77%) Product Management
8 15 (28.85%) Synopsys
8 15 (28.85%) VHDL
9 14 (26.92%) Python
10 13 (25.00%) Mathcad
10 13 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
10 13 (25.00%) QMS
10 13 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (25.00%) EMC
10 13 (25.00%) Quality Management
10 13 (25.00%) Mathematics
10 13 (25.00%) Physics
11 12 (23.08%) Verilog
12 10 (19.23%) Code Coverage
12 10 (19.23%) C++
13 8 (15.38%) Perl
13 8 (15.38%) Juniper
13 8 (15.38%) Cisco
13 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint

ASIC
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Mathcad
2 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) LAN
1 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.62%) HTTP
2 5 (9.62%) HTTPS
2 5 (9.62%) VPN
2 5 (9.62%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.92%) SNMP
4 1 (1.92%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) RequisitePro
General
1 18 (34.62%) Electronics
2 6 (11.54%) Front Office
3 5 (9.62%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) ASIC Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) RF Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Senior RF Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) ASIC Design Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Hardware Design Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Hardware Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Network Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) SOC Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
10 1 (1.92%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) Report Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Flash
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (73.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 17 (32.69%) Algorithms
3 15 (28.85%) VHDL
4 13 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 13 (25.00%) Physics
5 12 (23.08%) Verilog
6 6 (11.54%) SystemC
7 5 (9.62%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.92%) User Experience
9 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) Signal Processing
2 18 (34.62%) Power Management
3 17 (32.69%) Video Processing
4 16 (30.77%) Product Management
5 13 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (25.00%) QMS
5 13 (25.00%) Quality Management
6 10 (19.23%) Code Coverage
7 8 (15.38%) Low Latency
8 7 (13.46%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (13.46%) Image Processing
8 7 (13.46%) Network Architecture
9 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
9 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
10 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.77%) Embedded Software Development
12 1 (1.92%) Digital Signal Processing
12 1 (1.92%) Prototyping
12 1 (1.92%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 31 (59.62%) MATLAB
2 16 (30.77%) C
3 14 (26.92%) Python
4 10 (19.23%) C++
5 8 (15.38%) Perl
6 7 (13.46%) Bash Shell
6 7 (13.46%) Tcl
7 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 32 (61.54%) Degree
2 17 (32.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.92%) EMIR
1 1 (1.92%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Synopsys
2 13 (25.00%) EMC
3 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 8 (15.38%) Cisco
3 8 (15.38%) Juniper
4 5 (9.62%) Cadence
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Panasonic
Bournemouth, Dorset
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Significant bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago