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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 855 860 836
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 26 32 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.030% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.077% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 30
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £45,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £66,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,750 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +29.41%

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
40306 41793 41082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.67% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32252 32348 33679
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 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 -12 26 £65,000 +18.18% 8
Cambridgeshire -11 9 £60,000 - 2
Cambridge -14 9 £60,000 - 2
East of England -19 9 £60,000 +9.09% 3
London - 8 £77,500 - 1
South West -10 6 £35,500 -40.83% 2
Cheltenham - 4 £35,500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £35,500 -
South East -13 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
City of London - 3 £95,000 - 1
Chertsey - 3 - -
Bristol -6 2 - - 2

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (51.06%) Electronics
2 23 (48.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 20 (42.55%) Degree
4 18 (38.30%) Verilog
5 16 (34.04%) Computer Science
6 15 (31.91%) VHDL
7 13 (27.66%) Xilinx
8 11 (23.40%) Synopsys
9 10 (21.28%) Electronic Design Automation
9 10 (21.28%) Physics
9 10 (21.28%) EMIR
9 10 (21.28%) Altera
10 9 (19.15%) C
10 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (17.02%) Derivative
11 8 (17.02%) C++
11 8 (17.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (17.02%) Equities
12 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (14.89%) FpML
12 7 (14.89%) XML
13 6 (12.77%) Wireless
13 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
14 5 (10.64%) Internet of Things
14 5 (10.64%) Reference Data
14 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity Planning
14 5 (10.64%) BCP
14 5 (10.64%) Java
14 5 (10.64%) Internet
14 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.26%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Wireless
2 5 (10.64%) Internet
3 3 (6.38%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) LabVIEW
General
1 24 (51.06%) Electronics
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Aerospace
3 3 (6.38%) Automotive
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Avionics
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Electronics Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Hardware Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Report Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Tester
9 1 (2.13%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.13%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Hardware Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) XML
1 7 (14.89%) FpML
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (48.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 18 (38.30%) Verilog
3 16 (34.04%) Computer Science
4 15 (31.91%) VHDL
5 10 (21.28%) Physics
6 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (17.02%) Equities
7 8 (17.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (17.02%) Derivative
8 5 (10.64%) Fixed Income
8 5 (10.64%) Reference Data
8 5 (10.64%) Internet of Things
9 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
10 3 (6.38%) Smartphone
11 1 (2.13%) CCTV
11 1 (2.13%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Electronic Design Automation
2 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (10.64%) BCP
4 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity
5 4 (8.51%) Coaching
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Image Processing
7 2 (4.26%) Project Management
7 2 (4.26%) Workflow
7 2 (4.26%) Line Management
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.13%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.13%) Code Coverage
8 1 (2.13%) Volume Testing
8 1 (2.13%) Time Management
8 1 (2.13%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (2.13%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) C
2 8 (17.02%) C++
3 5 (10.64%) Java
4 4 (8.51%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) SQL
5 3 (6.38%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) VBA
6 2 (4.26%) Tcl
7 1 (2.13%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) EMIR
2 3 (6.38%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (4.26%) DO-254
3 2 (4.26%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Xilinx
2 11 (23.40%) Synopsys
3 10 (21.28%) Altera
4 3 (6.38%) Sophis
4 3 (6.38%) Murex
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Cadence
5 2 (4.26%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (2.13%) Magma
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
East Midlands
OHO Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Midlands
OHO Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Competitive Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago