The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VHDL over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 835 908 892
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -16
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 121 71 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.064% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 78 55 77
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £60,000 £49,100
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £45,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.39% +13.75%

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
43792 45081 49328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.37% 40.60% 41.25%
Number of salaries quoted 35333 35576 39107
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VHDL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

VHDL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VHDL
Salary Trend

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

VHDL Salary Trend in the UK

VHDL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VHDL over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 within the UK.

VHDL Salary Histogram in the UK

VHDL
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 +55 117 £45,000 -3.74% 18
South East +57 41 £45,000 -10.00% 3
South West +21 28 £45,000 -14.28% 4
East of England +22 27 £43,500 -11.67% 4
Gloucestershire +26 24 £46,250 -11.90% 3
Guildford +21 23 £28,000 -53.33%
Surrey +15 23 £28,000 -49.09%
Suffolk +19 17 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Gloucester +17 14 £46,750 -10.95%
East Midlands +2 13 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Leicestershire - 12 £40,000 - 3
Ipswich - 8 £44,250 -
Hampshire +20 7 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Hertfordshire +14 6 £50,000 -16.66%
London -1 6 £50,750 +12.77% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £40,000 -
Cheltenham +1 5 £47,500 +33.80% 1
Berkshire - 4 £50,000 -
Dorset - 4 £41,250 -
North West +17 3 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 3 - - 2
Cheshire - 3 £47,500 -
Andover - 3 £47,500 -
Kings Langley - 3 £50,000 -
Loughborough - 3 £40,000 - 2
Newbury - 3 £50,000 -
High Wycombe - 3 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £35,000 -
Winsford - 3 £47,500 -
Edinburgh +11 2 £47,500 - 1

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing VHDL 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 VHDL.

1 159 (70.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 136 (60.44%) C
3 119 (52.89%) C++
4 104 (46.22%) Electronics
5 95 (42.22%) Degree
6 84 (37.33%) Linux
7 83 (36.89%) Verilog
8 77 (34.22%) Java
9 66 (29.33%) Security Cleared
10 53 (23.56%) Firmware
11 51 (22.67%) SC Cleared
12 49 (21.78%) Windows
13 47 (20.89%) Signal Processing
14 46 (20.44%) EMC
15 45 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (19.11%) Perl
17 41 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (17.33%) Software Engineering
18 39 (17.33%) Schematic Capture
19 37 (16.44%) DV Cleared
19 37 (16.44%) Scala
19 37 (16.44%) OpenCL
19 37 (16.44%) Ruby
20 36 (16.00%) Mac OS X
20 36 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
20 36 (16.00%) Waterfall
20 36 (16.00%) Open Source
21 34 (15.11%) Manufacturing
22 33 (14.67%) Xilinx
23 32 (14.22%) Altera

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing VHDL 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 VHDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (13.78%) Confluence
2 22 (9.78%) Apache Spark
2 22 (9.78%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (8.44%) OrCAD
2 9 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.67%) Maple
3 6 (2.67%) MS Office
4 2 (0.89%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) Mathcad
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.56%) Ethernet
2 20 (8.89%) Internet
2 20 (8.89%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.22%) Network Security
4 13 (5.78%) Wireless
5 12 (5.33%) Software-Defined Radio
6 6 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.22%) 3G
7 5 (2.22%) Wideband
8 4 (1.78%) RS-232
9 3 (1.33%) DVB
9 3 (1.33%) RS-485
10 2 (0.89%) RS-422
11 1 (0.44%) FlexRay
11 1 (0.44%) Intelligent Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 23 (10.22%) Big Data
3 22 (9.78%) Apache Accumulo
3 22 (9.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 22 (9.78%) IBM InfoSphere
3 22 (9.78%) MongoDB
3 22 (9.78%) Neo4j
4 2 (0.89%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 31 (13.78%) JIRA
2 9 (4.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 104 (46.22%) Electronics
2 34 (15.11%) Manufacturing
3 28 (12.44%) Telecoms
4 17 (7.56%) Finance
5 14 (6.22%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.67%) Automotive
7 5 (2.22%) Military
8 2 (0.89%) Avionics
9 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (31.11%) Electronics Engineer
2 56 (24.89%) Developer
3 54 (24.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 38 (16.89%) FPGA Engineer
5 37 (16.44%) Design Engineer
6 26 (11.56%) FPGA Developer
7 23 (10.22%) Firmware Engineer
8 21 (9.33%) Graduate
8 21 (9.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
9 16 (7.11%) Electronics Design Engineer
10 15 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
10 15 (6.67%) Senior Electronics Engineer
11 13 (5.78%) Graduate Electronics Engineer
11 13 (5.78%) Java Developer
11 13 (5.78%) Java Software Developer
12 12 (5.33%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.33%) VHDL Engineer
13 11 (4.89%) C/C++ Developer
13 11 (4.89%) C++/Java Developer
13 11 (4.89%) FPGA Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.44%) OpenCL
2 22 (9.78%) Kafka
2 22 (9.78%) ZeroMQ
3 19 (8.44%) JSP
4 14 (6.22%) .NET
5 13 (5.78%) HTML
6 11 (4.89%) HTML5
7 8 (3.56%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.56%) EJB
7 8 (3.56%) Java EE
7 8 (3.56%) JDBC
7 8 (3.56%) JSF
7 8 (3.56%) ODBC
7 8 (3.56%) SOAP
7 8 (3.56%) Spring
7 8 (3.56%) XML
8 2 (0.89%) MFC
9 1 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.44%) LLVM
9 1 (0.44%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 159 (70.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 83 (36.89%) Verilog
3 45 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
5 32 (14.22%) Algorithms
6 28 (12.44%) Mathematics
7 21 (9.33%) Physics
8 20 (8.89%) Internet of Things
9 19 (8.44%) Cybercrime
10 15 (6.67%) CPLD
11 11 (4.89%) ASIC
12 9 (4.00%) Computer Science
13 5 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (1.78%) Tandem
15 3 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
15 3 (1.33%) SystemC
16 2 (0.89%) Cryptography
17 1 (0.44%) Device Driver
17 1 (0.44%) Mechatronics
17 1 (0.44%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.33%) Linux
2 49 (21.78%) Windows
3 36 (16.00%) Mac OS X
4 16 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.44%) Android
6 6 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.78%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.89%) Signal Processing
2 41 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (17.33%) Schematic Capture
3 39 (17.33%) Software Engineering
4 36 (16.00%) Open Source
4 36 (16.00%) Waterfall
5 30 (13.33%) Digital Signal Processing
6 27 (12.00%) OO
7 26 (11.56%) OOP
8 20 (8.89%) Analytics
9 15 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (5.78%) Mentoring
11 12 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (5.33%) Video Processing
12 11 (4.89%) Image Processing
13 10 (4.44%) Validation
14 8 (3.56%) Web Development
15 7 (3.11%) Change Control
16 6 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (2.67%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 136 (60.44%) C
2 119 (52.89%) C++
3 77 (34.22%) Java
4 43 (19.11%) Perl
5 37 (16.44%) Ruby
5 37 (16.44%) Scala
6 28 (12.44%) MATLAB
7 25 (11.11%) Python
8 24 (10.67%) Assembly Language
8 24 (10.67%) C#
9 17 (7.56%) Embedded C
10 15 (6.67%) Tcl
11 9 (4.00%) R
12 8 (3.56%) Embedded C++
13 5 (2.22%) VB
14 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.44%) Delphi
15 1 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (42.22%) Degree
2 66 (29.33%) Security Cleared
3 51 (22.67%) SC Cleared
4 37 (16.44%) DV Cleared
5 14 (6.22%) PhD
6 3 (1.33%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.33%) PMP
7 2 (0.89%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.22%) DO-254
2 3 (1.33%) DO-160
3 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (23.56%) Firmware
2 22 (9.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 46 (20.44%) EMC
2 33 (14.67%) Xilinx
3 32 (14.22%) Altera
4 31 (13.78%) Atlassian
5 30 (13.33%) Oracle
6 22 (9.78%) IBM
7 15 (6.67%) Cadence
8 13 (5.78%) Synopsys
9 11 (4.89%) Microsoft
10 7 (3.11%) Apple
11 5 (2.22%) Mentor Graphics
11 5 (2.22%) Synplicity
12 3 (1.33%) Atmel
13 2 (0.89%) Actel
14 1 (0.44%) Agilent
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