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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 878 850 853
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 18 31 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.029% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.042% 0.075% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 29 33
Average salary £73,750 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.09% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £39,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £60,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £73,750 £55,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+34.09% +36.64%

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
42503 41566 45713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.73% 38.93% 38.92%
Number of salaries quoted 33230 33747 38468
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 17 September 2014 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 13 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 17 September 2014. 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 -52 13 £73,750 +34.09% 10
South East -2 6 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Oxfordshire - 6 £50,000 - 4
Cambridge +2 4 £73,750 +22.91% 3
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £73,750 +22.91% 3
East of England -24 4 £73,750 +34.09% 4
City of London +12 1 - - 1
London -11 1 - - 1
South West -25 1 £100,000 +81.81% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £50,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £100,000 - 1

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 28 (73.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 23 (60.53%) C
2 23 (60.53%) C++
2 23 (60.53%) Degree
3 16 (42.11%) Software Engineering
4 15 (39.47%) Perl
5 14 (36.84%) Python
6 11 (28.95%) MATLAB
6 11 (28.95%) Project Management
6 11 (28.95%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
7 10 (26.32%) MS Visio
7 10 (26.32%) Simulink
7 10 (26.32%) Aerospace
7 10 (26.32%) Automotive
7 10 (26.32%) Requirements Management
7 10 (26.32%) Avionics
7 10 (26.32%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (23.68%) VHDL
8 9 (23.68%) Verilog
9 8 (21.05%) Electronics
9 8 (21.05%) Synopsys
10 7 (18.42%) Linux
10 7 (18.42%) Physics
10 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
11 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
11 6 (15.79%) Xilinx
11 6 (15.79%) Altera
12 5 (13.16%) OO

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 2 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) MS Excel
1 10 (26.32%) MS Visio
1 10 (26.32%) Simulink
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
2 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.89%) 802.11
3 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (7.89%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.63%) InfiniBand
5 1 (2.63%) DVB
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.63%) GDB
2 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 10 (26.32%) Aerospace
1 10 (26.32%) Automotive
1 10 (26.32%) Avionics
2 8 (21.05%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Systems Engineer
1 10 (26.32%) Electrical Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Electronics Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Software Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Principal Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Chief Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Designer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Systems Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) STL
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (73.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 11 (28.95%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (23.68%) VHDL
4 9 (23.68%) Verilog
5 7 (18.42%) Physics
5 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
6 3 (7.89%) Open Source
6 3 (7.89%) Firmware
6 3 (7.89%) Cryptography
7 2 (5.26%) Device Driver
7 2 (5.26%) SystemC
8 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
8 1 (2.63%) Equities
8 1 (2.63%) IPTV
8 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Solaris
3 2 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.95%) Project Management
3 10 (26.32%) Requirements Management
4 5 (13.16%) OO
4 5 (13.16%) Multithreading
5 4 (10.53%) Electronic Design Automation
6 3 (7.89%) OOD
6 3 (7.89%) IC Design
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) TDD
7 2 (5.26%) Validation
8 1 (2.63%) Benchmarking
8 1 (2.63%) CAD
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.63%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.63%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.63%) Low Latency
8 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.63%) Markov Chain
8 1 (2.63%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C
1 23 (60.53%) C++
2 15 (39.47%) Perl
3 14 (36.84%) Python
4 11 (28.95%) MATLAB
5 4 (10.53%) Tcl
6 3 (7.89%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.89%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (60.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) JTAG
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Synopsys
2 6 (15.79%) Xilinx
2 6 (15.79%) Altera
3 4 (10.53%) Cadence
4 2 (5.26%) Magma
4 2 (5.26%) Lattice Semiconductor
4 2 (5.26%) Mentor Graphics
5 1 (2.63%) Intel
5 1 (2.63%) Huawei
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