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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 853 948 958
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +10
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 29 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.080% 0.036% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 8
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £100,000 £77,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -19.23%

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
36381 45050 45803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.59% 42.56% 40.34%
Number of salaries quoted 29680 35877 36986
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,252 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 10 December 2016 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 19 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 10 December 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 +71 25 £47,500 -13.63% 2
East of England +28 9 £52,500 +23.52% 1
East Midlands +12 9 £40,000 -
Leicestershire +4 9 £40,000 -
Loughborough -4 9 £40,000 -
Cambridge +20 8 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Edinburgh - 4 - - 1
Scotland - 4 - - 1
London +35 2 £82,500 -17.50%
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Hereford - 2 £50,000 -
York - 2 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 24 (51.06%) Verilog
2 22 (46.81%) C
3 21 (44.68%) MATLAB
4 19 (40.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 19 (40.43%) Video Processing
5 18 (38.30%) Signal Processing
5 18 (38.30%) Algorithms
5 18 (38.30%) C++
6 17 (36.17%) PhD
6 17 (36.17%) Degree
6 17 (36.17%) VHDL
7 12 (25.53%) Code Coverage
7 12 (25.53%) Synopsys
8 10 (21.28%) Python
9 9 (19.15%) Tcl
10 8 (17.02%) Electronics
11 7 (14.89%) Front Office
11 7 (14.89%) Back Office
11 7 (14.89%) Juniper
11 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
11 7 (14.89%) LAN
11 7 (14.89%) WAN
11 7 (14.89%) HTTP
11 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
11 7 (14.89%) VPN
11 7 (14.89%) HTTPS
11 7 (14.89%) Cisco
11 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
11 7 (14.89%) Electronic Trading
11 7 (14.89%) Low Latency

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 3 (6.38%) Simulink
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) HTTP
1 7 (14.89%) HTTPS
1 7 (14.89%) LAN
1 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
1 7 (14.89%) VPN
1 7 (14.89%) WAN
2 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.26%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 2 (4.26%) RS-485
4 1 (2.13%) 3G
4 1 (2.13%) 4G
4 1 (2.13%) 5G
4 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 8 (17.02%) Electronics
2 7 (14.89%) Back Office
2 7 (14.89%) Front Office
3 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Hardware Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) ASIC Design Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) ASIC Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Hardware Design Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Design Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Designer
6 3 (6.38%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) C Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior C Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior C++ Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Flash
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (51.06%) Verilog
2 19 (40.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 18 (38.30%) Algorithms
4 17 (36.17%) VHDL
5 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.38%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (6.38%) SystemC
6 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
6 2 (4.26%) Neural Network
7 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Video Processing
2 18 (38.30%) Signal Processing
3 12 (25.53%) Code Coverage
4 7 (14.89%) Electronic Trading
4 7 (14.89%) High-Frequency Trading
4 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
4 7 (14.89%) Low Latency
4 7 (14.89%) Network Architecture
5 6 (12.77%) FPGA Design
6 5 (10.64%) Computer Vision
7 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Digital Signal Processing
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 3 (6.38%) Prototyping
8 3 (6.38%) Schematic Capture
8 3 (6.38%) Validation
9 2 (4.26%) Coaching
9 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.26%) Image Processing
9 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) C
2 21 (44.68%) MATLAB
3 18 (38.30%) C++
4 10 (21.28%) Python
5 9 (19.15%) Tcl
6 6 (12.77%) Perl
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C
7 3 (6.38%) SQL
8 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.26%) C#
8 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Degree
1 17 (36.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (2.13%) EMIR
1 1 (2.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Synopsys
2 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco
2 7 (14.89%) Juniper
3 2 (4.26%) EMC
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
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