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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 883 910 850
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -60
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 12 16 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.014% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.027% 0.034% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 23
Average salary £70,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £43,400
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £88,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -13.63%

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
43762 46717 43458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.06% 39.67% 40.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34770 37029 35380
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 6 July 2015 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 11 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 6 July 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
(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 +24 12 £70,000 +47.36% 9
Leicestershire - 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 - -
London - 4 £67,500 -
City of London - 2 £85,000 -
Cambridge +9 1 £62,500 -10.71% 4
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £62,500 -10.71% 6
East of England +2 1 £62,500 -10.71% 7
Loughborough - 1 - -
South East - 1 £82,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £82,500 - 1

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 11 (40.74%) Verilog
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (37.04%) EMIR
2 10 (37.04%) C
2 10 (37.04%) C++
3 9 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (29.63%) Derivative
4 8 (29.63%) Equities
4 8 (29.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (25.93%) Fixed Income
6 6 (22.22%) Wireless
6 6 (22.22%) VHDL
6 6 (22.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (22.22%) Algorithms
6 6 (22.22%) Synopsys
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Video Processing
7 5 (18.52%) FpML
7 5 (18.52%) MATLAB
7 5 (18.52%) PhD
7 5 (18.52%) XML
8 4 (14.81%) Perl
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) Murex
8 4 (14.81%) Python
8 4 (14.81%) Tcl
8 4 (14.81%) Electronics
8 4 (14.81%) Image Processing
8 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Wireless
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.70%) WiMAX
3 1 (3.70%) UWB
3 1 (3.70%) LTE
General
1 4 (14.81%) Electronics
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
1 4 (14.81%) Multimedia
2 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
3 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
1 7 (25.93%) Business Analyst
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Report Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Hardware Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless Architect
4 1 (3.70%) ASIC Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
1 5 (18.52%) FpML
2 3 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Verilog
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (29.63%) Derivative
3 8 (29.63%) Equities
3 8 (29.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (25.93%) Fixed Income
5 6 (22.22%) VHDL
5 6 (22.22%) Algorithms
6 4 (14.81%) Smartphone
7 3 (11.11%) Reference Data
8 1 (3.70%) DTCC
8 1 (3.70%) ASIC Verification
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
1 5 (18.52%) Video Processing
2 4 (14.81%) Image Processing
3 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Electronic Design Automation
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Code Coverage
5 1 (3.70%) CAD
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (3.70%) SDLC
5 1 (3.70%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.70%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) C
1 10 (37.04%) C++
2 5 (18.52%) MATLAB
3 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Tcl
4 2 (7.41%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) PhD
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) EMIR
2 6 (22.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (7.41%) MiFID
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Synopsys
2 4 (14.81%) Murex
2 4 (14.81%) Sophis
3 2 (7.41%) Xilinx
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £highly competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 21 days ago