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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 915 912 906
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 20 25 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.046% 0.058% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 28
Average salary £46,250 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.91% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £80,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £35,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+30.28% -35.45%

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
43044 42819 42980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.22% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34487 34634 33452
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ASIC over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 10 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 20 £46,250 -22.91% 5
East Midlands +11 8 £37,500 -16.66%
Leicestershire +10 8 £37,500 -16.66%
Swindon +7 6 £52,500 +50.00%
Wiltshire +6 6 £52,500 +50.00%
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £55,000 -8.33% 1
East of England -3 6 £55,000 -8.33% 1
South West -12 6 £52,500 +47.88%
Cambridge -4 5 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Loughborough - 2 £40,000 -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (55.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 20 (50.00%) Degree
2 20 (50.00%) C
2 20 (50.00%) C++
3 17 (42.50%) Python
4 16 (40.00%) Electronics
4 16 (40.00%) Verilog
5 15 (37.50%) Perl
5 15 (37.50%) Algorithms
6 13 (32.50%) MATLAB
6 13 (32.50%) VHDL
7 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
8 10 (25.00%) PhD
8 10 (25.00%) Signal Processing
8 10 (25.00%) Video Processing
9 8 (20.00%) Windows
9 8 (20.00%) Firmware
9 8 (20.00%) Tcl
10 7 (17.50%) OOD
10 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
10 7 (17.50%) Linux
10 7 (17.50%) OO
10 7 (17.50%) Synopsys
10 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
10 7 (17.50%) User Experience
11 6 (15.00%) Wideband
11 6 (15.00%) Data Mining
11 6 (15.00%) Mathematics
11 6 (15.00%) Speech Recognition
11 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
2 6 (15.00%) Wideband
3 5 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (7.50%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 3 (7.50%) InfiniBand
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Data Mining
General
1 16 (40.00%) Electronics
2 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.00%) Finance
4 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Design Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) ASIC Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) ASIC Design Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Digital Design Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Firmware Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Bluetooth Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Senior Design Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Hardware Design Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Analogue Design Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) C Developer
7 3 (7.50%) C/C++ Developer
7 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Graduate
7 3 (7.50%) Linux Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Python Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior FPGA Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 22 (55.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 16 (40.00%) Verilog
3 15 (37.50%) Algorithms
4 13 (32.50%) VHDL
5 7 (17.50%) User Experience
6 6 (15.00%) Mathematics
7 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 4 (10.00%) Physics
9 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (7.50%) Device Driver
9 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (5.00%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Signal Processing
1 10 (25.00%) Video Processing
2 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (17.50%) OO
2 7 (17.50%) OOD
3 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (15.00%) Speech Recognition
4 5 (12.50%) Code Coverage
5 4 (10.00%) Image Processing
6 3 (7.50%) Electronic Design Automation
6 3 (7.50%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.50%) Open Source
6 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Digital Signal Processing
7 2 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Product Management
7 2 (5.00%) Validation
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) C
1 20 (50.00%) C++
2 17 (42.50%) Python
3 15 (37.50%) Perl
4 13 (32.50%) MATLAB
5 8 (20.00%) Tcl
6 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.00%) C-shell
8 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) Degree
2 10 (25.00%) PhD
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Synopsys
2 4 (10.00%) Xilinx
3 3 (7.50%) Cadence
3 3 (7.50%) Intel
4 2 (5.00%) Altera
4 2 (5.00%) Lattice Semiconductor
4 2 (5.00%) Mentor Graphics
5 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.50%) BT
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Reuters
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