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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 852 859 847
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 26 34 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.033% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.084% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 16 31 31
Average salary £67,500 £55,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% +46.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £45,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £55,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +46.66%

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
39946 40425 41926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.73% 39.40% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32278 31516 34930
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 21 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 30 January 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 £67,500 +22.72% 9
Cambridgeshire -13 9 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Cambridge -17 9 £65,000 +8.33% 4
East of England -28 9 £65,000 +18.18% 4
London +5 6 £70,000 -15.15% 2
South West -8 6 £35,500 -11.25% 2
South East - 4 £82,500 -
Cheltenham - 3 £35,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £35,500 - 1
Bristol -5 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Chertsey - 2 - -
City of London +4 1 £77,500 -6.06% 1
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £35,000 -
Leicester - 1 £45,000 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £82,500 -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (52.38%) Electronics
2 21 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 21 (50.00%) Degree
3 16 (38.10%) Computer Science
4 15 (35.71%) Verilog
5 13 (30.95%) VHDL
6 12 (28.57%) Xilinx
7 10 (23.81%) Physics
7 10 (23.81%) Altera
7 10 (23.81%) Synopsys
8 9 (21.43%) Electronic Design Automation
9 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (19.05%) C
10 7 (16.67%) XML
10 7 (16.67%) C++
10 7 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (16.67%) FpML
10 7 (16.67%) Derivative
10 7 (16.67%) Equities
10 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (16.67%) EMIR
11 5 (11.90%) Internet of Things
11 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
11 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity Planning
11 5 (11.90%) Fixed Income
11 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity
11 5 (11.90%) BCP
11 5 (11.90%) Wireless
11 5 (11.90%) Internet
11 5 (11.90%) Java

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Wireless
1 5 (11.90%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) LabVIEW
General
1 22 (52.38%) Electronics
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.76%) Automotive
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Front Office
3 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.76%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Electronics Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Report Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Hardware Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Physical Design Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Product Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Hardware Design Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) ASIC Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) XML
1 7 (16.67%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 16 (38.10%) Computer Science
3 15 (35.71%) Verilog
4 13 (30.95%) VHDL
5 10 (23.81%) Physics
6 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (16.67%) Derivative
7 7 (16.67%) Equities
8 5 (11.90%) Internet of Things
8 5 (11.90%) Fixed Income
9 4 (9.52%) Algorithms
10 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
10 2 (4.76%) Reference Data
11 1 (2.38%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Electronic Design Automation
2 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
3 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (11.90%) Business Continuity
3 5 (11.90%) BCP
4 3 (7.14%) Coaching
4 3 (7.14%) Image Processing
4 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Line Management
6 1 (2.38%) Video Analytics
6 1 (2.38%) Signal Processing
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Analytics
6 1 (2.38%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.38%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (2.38%) Volume Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) C
2 7 (16.67%) C++
3 5 (11.90%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) Perl
5 3 (7.14%) MATLAB
5 3 (7.14%) SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Tcl
6 2 (4.76%) VBA
6 2 (4.76%) C#
7 1 (2.38%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) EMIR
2 3 (7.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (4.76%) DO-254
3 2 (4.76%) DO-160
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Xilinx
2 10 (23.81%) Altera
2 10 (23.81%) Synopsys
3 3 (7.14%) Sophis
3 3 (7.14%) Murex
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (4.76%) Cadence
5 1 (2.38%) Magma
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Real Staffing
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
Optimus Search
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Pension/ Bonus/ Relocation/visa
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + top benefits
Posted: 19 days ago