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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 891 964 954
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -10
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 23 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.057% 0.035% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 9
Median salary £55,000 £56,250 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -27.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £51,250 £52,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £56,250 £77,500
% change year-on-year
-15.55% -27.41%

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
40062 46237 45967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.10% 42.19% 40.04%
Number of salaries quoted 32794 37084 35828
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 31 August 2016 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 14 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 31 August 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 +42 22 £55,000 -2.22% 4
East Midlands +19 10 £40,000 -
Leicestershire +2 10 £40,000 -
Loughborough -5 10 £40,000 -
South West +3 9 £60,000 -4.00%
Bournemouth - 9 £60,000 -
Dorset - 9 £60,000 -
East of England +17 2 £37,500 - 3
Cambridge - 2 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £37,500 -
London +17 1 £82,500 - 1
Livingston - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 36 (70.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 32 (62.75%) MATLAB
3 30 (58.82%) Signal Processing
4 29 (56.86%) Degree
5 20 (39.22%) Video Processing
5 20 (39.22%) Algorithms
6 19 (37.25%) PhD
7 18 (35.29%) VHDL
8 17 (33.33%) Synopsys
9 16 (31.37%) Verilog
9 16 (31.37%) C
9 16 (31.37%) Firmware
10 15 (29.41%) Power Management
11 14 (27.45%) Python
12 12 (23.53%) Code Coverage
12 12 (23.53%) Electronics
13 11 (21.57%) Product Management
14 10 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (19.61%) Mathcad
14 10 (19.61%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (19.61%) Mathematics
14 10 (19.61%) Physics
14 10 (19.61%) QMS
14 10 (19.61%) Quality Management
14 10 (19.61%) EMC
14 10 (19.61%) C++
15 9 (17.65%) Cisco
15 9 (17.65%) Juniper
15 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
15 9 (17.65%) Low Latency

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 10 (19.61%) Mathcad
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) LAN
1 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.76%) HTTP
2 6 (11.76%) HTTPS
2 6 (11.76%) VPN
2 6 (11.76%) WAN
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.96%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) RequisitePro
General
1 12 (23.53%) Electronics
2 7 (13.73%) Front Office
3 6 (11.76%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) ASIC Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) ASIC Design Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Hardware Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) RF Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) Senior RF Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Network Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) SOC Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Design Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Designer
9 1 (1.96%) Development Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Embedded Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) IP Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Report Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Flash
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (70.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 20 (39.22%) Algorithms
3 18 (35.29%) VHDL
4 16 (31.37%) Verilog
5 10 (19.61%) Mathematics
5 10 (19.61%) Physics
6 6 (11.76%) SystemC
7 5 (9.80%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) Signal Processing
2 20 (39.22%) Video Processing
3 15 (29.41%) Power Management
4 12 (23.53%) Code Coverage
5 11 (21.57%) Product Management
6 10 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (19.61%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (19.61%) QMS
6 10 (19.61%) Quality Management
7 9 (17.65%) Low Latency
8 8 (15.69%) Electronic Trading
8 8 (15.69%) High-Frequency Trading
8 8 (15.69%) Network Architecture
9 7 (13.73%) Image Processing
10 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
11 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
12 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
13 1 (1.96%) Digital Signal Processing
13 1 (1.96%) UML
13 1 (1.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (62.75%) MATLAB
2 16 (31.37%) C
3 14 (27.45%) Python
4 10 (19.61%) C++
5 8 (15.69%) Tcl
6 7 (13.73%) Bash Shell
6 7 (13.73%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 29 (56.86%) Degree
2 19 (37.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.96%) EMIR
1 1 (1.96%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Firmware
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Synopsys
2 10 (19.61%) EMC
3 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 9 (17.65%) Cisco
3 9 (17.65%) Juniper
4 5 (9.80%) Cadence
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) Panasonic
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