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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Rank 875 886 846
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -40
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 8 21 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.018% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.019% 0.045% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 26
Average salary £65,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.84% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £35,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,500 £65,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+36.84% +5.55%

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
41221 46721 42224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.58% 39.79% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32631 37349 34357
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

ASIC Salary Histogram in the UK

ASIC
Top 10 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 22 May 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 +23 7 £65,000 +36.84% 14
London - 4 £67,500 - 3
Cambridge +12 2 £63,750 +41.66% 5
East of England +2 2 £63,750 +41.66% 7
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £63,750 +41.66% 7
City of London - 2 £85,000 - 3
South East - 1 £82,500 - 3
Scotland - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £82,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

ASIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (44.12%) Verilog
2 12 (35.29%) Electronics
2 12 (35.29%) EMIR
3 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (29.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (29.41%) VHDL
3 10 (29.41%) Equities
3 10 (29.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 10 (29.41%) Derivative
4 9 (26.47%) Electronic Design Automation
4 9 (26.47%) C
5 8 (23.53%) Fixed Income
5 8 (23.53%) Synopsys
6 7 (20.59%) Wireless
6 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.59%) Degree
6 7 (20.59%) C++
6 7 (20.59%) XML
6 7 (20.59%) FpML
7 6 (17.65%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (14.71%) Internet of Things
8 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity Planning
8 5 (14.71%) Internet
8 5 (14.71%) Java
8 5 (14.71%) BCP
8 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
8 5 (14.71%) Aerospace
8 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
8 5 (14.71%) Computer Science

ASIC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.88%) Simulink
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Wireless
2 5 (14.71%) Internet
3 3 (8.82%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) LTE
4 1 (2.94%) WiMAX
4 1 (2.94%) UWB
4 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 12 (35.29%) Electronics
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Aerospace
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
2 5 (14.71%) Multimedia
3 4 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.82%) Automotive
5 2 (5.88%) Legal
5 2 (5.88%) Front Office
5 2 (5.88%) Avionics
6 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Hardware Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Report Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Wireless Architect
6 1 (2.94%) ASIC Design Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) XML
1 7 (20.59%) FpML
2 3 (8.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Verilog
2 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (29.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (29.41%) VHDL
2 10 (29.41%) Equities
2 10 (29.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (29.41%) Derivative
3 8 (23.53%) Fixed Income
4 5 (14.71%) Internet of Things
4 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (14.71%) Smartphone
5 4 (11.76%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.94%) DTCC
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Electronic Design Automation
2 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
3 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity Planning
3 5 (14.71%) BCP
3 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
4 4 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) Workflow
6 1 (2.94%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.94%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.94%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) C
2 7 (20.59%) C++
3 5 (14.71%) Java
4 4 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.88%) VBA
5 2 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) EMIR
2 6 (17.65%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (5.88%) MiFID
3 2 (5.88%) DO-254
3 2 (5.88%) DO-160
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Synopsys
2 5 (14.71%) Xilinx
3 4 (11.76%) Sophis
3 4 (11.76%) Murex
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (5.88%) Cadence
4 2 (5.88%) Altera
City, London
ThinkForex
Salary: 45K to 55K GBP per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ThinkForex
Salary: 50K to 60K GBP per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£40k DoE + good bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k DoE + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £highly competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£40k DoE + good bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 23 days ago