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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK
Rank 828 915 927
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +12
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 21 23 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.022% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.062% 0.053% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 15
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £55,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.62%

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
33918 43784 43264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.65% 42.79% 40.66%
Number of salaries quoted 27559 35110 34847
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 19 February 2017 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 15 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +100 17 £50,000 +25.00% 9
West Midlands - 7 £50,000 -
Hereford - 7 £50,000 -
Herefordshire - 7 £50,000 -
East of England +23 5 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Cambridgeshire +10 5 £52,500 -4.54% 4
Cambridge +8 5 £52,500 -4.54% 3
East Midlands +7 4 £45,000 +20.00%
Loughborough +3 4 £45,000 +12.50%
Leicestershire -12 4 £45,000 +20.00%
Edinburgh - 4 £55,000 -
Scotland - 4 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £47,500 -
Andover - 1 £47,500 -
South East - 1 £47,500 - 3

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 29 (65.91%) C
2 25 (56.82%) Verilog
3 21 (47.73%) C++
4 20 (45.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 18 (40.91%) VHDL
6 17 (38.64%) MATLAB
7 16 (36.36%) Video Processing
8 15 (34.09%) Signal Processing
8 15 (34.09%) Electronics
9 14 (31.82%) PhD
9 14 (31.82%) Algorithms
10 13 (29.55%) Degree
10 13 (29.55%) Python
11 11 (25.00%) Tcl
12 9 (20.45%) Firmware
12 9 (20.45%) Ethernet
12 9 (20.45%) Linux
13 8 (18.18%) Synopsys
13 8 (18.18%) Perl
14 7 (15.91%) Windows
14 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
14 7 (15.91%) C#
14 7 (15.91%) EMC
14 7 (15.91%) Code Coverage
14 7 (15.91%) RS-485
15 6 (13.64%) Computer Vision
15 6 (13.64%) FPGA Design
16 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
17 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
17 4 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing

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 (6.82%) Simulink
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Ethernet
2 7 (15.91%) RS-485
3 2 (4.55%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 2 (4.55%) HTTP
3 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.55%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) VPN
3 2 (4.55%) WAN
3 2 (4.55%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) 3G
4 1 (2.27%) 4G
4 1 (2.27%) 5G
4 1 (2.27%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.27%) DVB
4 1 (2.27%) LTE
4 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 15 (34.09%) Electronics
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Hardware Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) ASIC Design Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) ASIC Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Firmware Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Hardware Design Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Hardware Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Electronics Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Verification Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) C++ Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Designer
7 3 (6.82%) Hardware Verification Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) C Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior C Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior C++ Developer
8 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 25 (56.82%) Verilog
2 20 (45.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 18 (40.91%) VHDL
4 14 (31.82%) Algorithms
5 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (6.82%) Neural Network
6 3 (6.82%) SystemC
7 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Video Processing
2 15 (34.09%) Signal Processing
3 7 (15.91%) Code Coverage
4 6 (13.64%) Computer Vision
4 6 (13.64%) FPGA Design
5 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
6 4 (9.09%) Project Management
6 4 (9.09%) Schematic Capture
6 4 (9.09%) Validation
7 3 (6.82%) CAD
7 3 (6.82%) Coaching
7 3 (6.82%) Image Processing
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) Prototyping
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (4.55%) High-Frequency Trading
8 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.55%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) C
2 21 (47.73%) C++
3 17 (38.64%) MATLAB
4 13 (29.55%) Python
5 11 (25.00%) Tcl
6 8 (18.18%) Perl
7 7 (15.91%) C#
7 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.82%) Embedded C
8 3 (6.82%) SQL
9 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) PhD
2 13 (29.55%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Synopsys
2 7 (15.91%) EMC
3 2 (4.55%) Arista
3 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) Juniper
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Cadence
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £70k DoE + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Alliance Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago