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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 884 949 950
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +1
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 26 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.016% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.067% 0.037% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 6
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -25.42%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £60,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -18.64%

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
39022 46486 45280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.97% 42.44% 40.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31793 37415 35372
Median salary £50,000 £49,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.01% +6.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,837 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +4.59%

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 28 September 2016 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 20 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 28 September 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 +58 25 £40,000 -20.00% 5
East Midlands +26 11 £40,000 -
Leicestershire +4 11 £40,000 -
Loughborough -5 11 £40,000 -
East of England +16 5 £57,500 +17.94% 5
London +58 3 £82,500 +189.47%
Cambridgeshire +16 3 £57,500 +17.94% 4
Cambridge +13 3 £57,500 +17.94% 4
South West -6 3 £60,000 -4.00%
Bournemouth - 3 £60,000 -
Dorset - 3 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +18 2 £33,750 -
York - 2 £33,750 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £33,750 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
South East +43 1 - -
Scotland +32 1 - -
Oxfordshire -4 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 35 (61.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 32 (56.14%) MATLAB
3 29 (50.88%) Signal Processing
4 28 (49.12%) Degree
5 24 (42.11%) Video Processing
5 24 (42.11%) Algorithms
6 23 (40.35%) C
7 22 (38.60%) PhD
7 22 (38.60%) VHDL
7 22 (38.60%) Verilog
8 20 (35.09%) Synopsys
9 16 (28.07%) C++
9 16 (28.07%) Python
10 15 (26.32%) Code Coverage
11 11 (19.30%) CheckPoint
11 11 (19.30%) Cisco
11 11 (19.30%) Juniper
11 11 (19.30%) Tcl
11 11 (19.30%) Low Latency
12 10 (17.54%) Power Management
12 10 (17.54%) High-Frequency Trading
12 10 (17.54%) Network Architecture
12 10 (17.54%) Electronic Trading
12 10 (17.54%) Firmware
13 9 (15.79%) Front Office
13 9 (15.79%) Perl
13 9 (15.79%) LAN
13 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
14 8 (14.04%) VPN
14 8 (14.04%) HTTPS

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 5 (8.77%) Mathcad
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) LAN
1 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.04%) HTTP
2 8 (14.04%) HTTPS
2 8 (14.04%) VPN
2 8 (14.04%) WAN
3 3 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.51%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (1.75%) DHCP
5 1 (1.75%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) RequisitePro
General
1 9 (15.79%) Front Office
2 8 (14.04%) Back Office
3 7 (12.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) ASIC Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) ASIC Design Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Hardware Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Network Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Customer Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) RF Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior RF Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) SOC Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Designer
9 2 (3.51%) Electronics Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Verification Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Development Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Digital Design Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Flash
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (61.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 24 (42.11%) Algorithms
3 22 (38.60%) Verilog
3 22 (38.60%) VHDL
4 8 (14.04%) SystemC
5 5 (8.77%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (8.77%) Mathematics
5 5 (8.77%) Physics
6 2 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Signal Processing
2 24 (42.11%) Video Processing
3 15 (26.32%) Code Coverage
4 11 (19.30%) Low Latency
5 10 (17.54%) Electronic Trading
5 10 (17.54%) High-Frequency Trading
5 10 (17.54%) Network Architecture
5 10 (17.54%) Power Management
6 8 (14.04%) Load Balancing
7 7 (12.28%) Image Processing
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.77%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (8.77%) Product Management
8 5 (8.77%) QMS
8 5 (8.77%) Quality Management
9 2 (3.51%) Computer Vision
9 2 (3.51%) Digital Signal Processing
9 2 (3.51%) Schematic Capture
10 1 (1.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (56.14%) MATLAB
2 23 (40.35%) C
3 16 (28.07%) C++
3 16 (28.07%) Python
4 11 (19.30%) Tcl
5 9 (15.79%) Perl
6 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) Degree
2 22 (38.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.75%) EMIR
1 1 (1.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Synopsys
2 11 (19.30%) CheckPoint
2 11 (19.30%) Cisco
2 11 (19.30%) Juniper
3 5 (8.77%) Cadence
3 5 (8.77%) EMC
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Panasonic
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Ireland, Bedfordshire
Intel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago