The table below looks at the statistics for the FPGA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FPGA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
FPGA Engineer
Rank 859 909 873
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 36 7 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.006% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.006% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 32 2 13
Average salary £50,000 £46,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,250 £53,800
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101264 109979 101860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.19% 94.54% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 84172 88959 84461
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

FPGA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

FPGA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer within the UK.

FPGA Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 within the UK.

FPGA Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 +41 36 £50,000 +8.10% 14
South East +20 20 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Berkshire - 16 £50,000 - 3
Newbury - 10 £50,000 - 1
London +40 7 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £36,250 - 2
Nottingham - 5 £36,250 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £36,250 - 2
South West - 3 £41,500 - 3
Thatcham - 3 £50,000 -
Chippenham - 2 £41,500 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £41,500 - 2
Bristol - 1 £62,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
City of London - 1 £52,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £57,500 - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £57,500 -
Reading - 1 - - 1

FPGA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited FPGA Engineer in their job title 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 with FPGA Engineer in their job title.

1 55 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 49 (89.09%) VHDL
3 25 (45.45%) Degree
4 24 (43.64%) C
5 21 (38.18%) Electronics
6 20 (36.36%) Xilinx
7 18 (32.73%) Verilog
8 17 (30.91%) C++
9 16 (29.09%) Altera
10 14 (25.45%) Algorithms
11 13 (23.64%) Ethernet
12 12 (21.82%) EMC
12 12 (21.82%) Linux
12 12 (21.82%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (14.55%) MATLAB
14 7 (12.73%) Java
14 7 (12.73%) OO
15 6 (10.91%) Firmware
15 6 (10.91%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (10.91%) Aerospace
15 6 (10.91%) Automotive
15 6 (10.91%) Embedded C
15 6 (10.91%) Device Driver
16 5 (9.09%) Signal Processing
17 4 (7.27%) Change Control
17 4 (7.27%) InfiniBand
17 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
17 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
18 3 (5.45%) OOP
18 3 (5.45%) CAE

FPGA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited FPGA Engineer in their job title 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 with FPGA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.82%) Simulink
1 1 (1.82%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) Ethernet
2 4 (7.27%) InfiniBand
3 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.82%) Wireless
4 1 (1.82%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
General
1 21 (38.18%) Electronics
2 6 (10.91%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (10.91%) Aerospace
2 6 (10.91%) Automotive
3 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Finance
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 55 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 49 (89.09%) VHDL
3 18 (32.73%) Verilog
4 14 (25.45%) Algorithms
5 6 (10.91%) Device Driver
6 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.82%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (1.82%) Arduino
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.82%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (12.73%) OO
3 5 (9.09%) Signal Processing
4 4 (7.27%) Change Control
5 3 (5.45%) OOP
5 3 (5.45%) CAE
5 3 (5.45%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.82%) Requirements Management
7 1 (1.82%) Multithreading
7 1 (1.82%) Image Processing
7 1 (1.82%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (1.82%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.82%) Android Development
7 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.82%) Project Management
7 1 (1.82%) Workflow
7 1 (1.82%) Validation
7 1 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) C
2 17 (30.91%) C++
3 8 (14.55%) MATLAB
4 7 (12.73%) Java
5 6 (10.91%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Xilinx
2 16 (29.09%) Altera
3 12 (21.82%) EMC
4 1 (1.82%) MKS
4 1 (1.82%) Mentor Graphics
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