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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
Rank 793 808 782
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -26
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 104 97 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.083% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88 82 90
Average salary £50,000 £43,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.60% -3.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,250 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +0.58%

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
44237 45661 43678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.51% 39.20% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35196 35860 35169
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 £40,000

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 4 August 2015 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 4 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
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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 +25 103 £50,000 +15.60% 25
South East +4 35 £50,000 +15.60% 12
London +50 29 £52,500 +5.00% 3
East of England +4 16 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East Midlands +1 14 £37,500 +1.35% 1
Surrey -15 13 £46,000 +6.35% 2
Berkshire - 13 £50,000 - 5
Guildford -1 10 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Leicestershire +24 9 £50,000 +47.05%
Loughborough - 9 £50,000 -
City of London +41 8 £51,250 -19.29%
Suffolk +4 7 £45,000 -
Newbury - 7 £50,000 - 3
Hampshire +12 6 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £52,500 +7.69% 6
South West -9 5 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Cambridge +13 4 £60,000 +23.07% 5
Andover - 4 £43,750 - 1
Derby 0 3 £35,000 +12.00%
Hertfordshire -3 3 £36,000 -40.00%
Derbyshire -5 3 £35,000 +12.00%
Woking +16 2 £44,500 -6.31%
North West -1 2 £34,000 -28.42% 1
Ipswich -13 2 £49,250 -
West Midlands -21 2 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Watford - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
St Helens - 2 £34,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £34,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £37,500 - 1

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 161 (93.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 97 (56.40%) Degree
3 92 (53.49%) C++
4 91 (52.91%) C
5 80 (46.51%) Electronics
6 59 (34.30%) Verilog
7 52 (30.23%) Linux
8 43 (25.00%) Firmware
9 38 (22.09%) EMC
10 35 (20.35%) Java
10 35 (20.35%) Signal Processing
11 31 (18.02%) Embedded Systems
12 29 (16.86%) Computer Science
12 29 (16.86%) Xilinx
13 24 (13.95%) Ethernet
14 22 (12.79%) OO
15 21 (12.21%) Algorithms
16 19 (11.05%) Digital Signal Processing
16 19 (11.05%) Security Cleared
16 19 (11.05%) Altera
17 18 (10.47%) Software Engineering
18 17 (9.88%) Embedded Linux
18 17 (9.88%) Mathematics
19 16 (9.30%) Physics
19 16 (9.30%) Wireless
20 15 (8.72%) Telecoms
20 15 (8.72%) Manufacturing
20 15 (8.72%) Device Driver
20 15 (8.72%) MATLAB
20 15 (8.72%) PhD

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Simulink
2 3 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Office
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.95%) Ethernet
2 16 (9.30%) Wireless
3 13 (7.56%) Software-Defined Radio
4 10 (5.81%) InfiniBand
5 7 (4.07%) Internet
6 4 (2.33%) 3G
6 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.16%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 1 (0.58%) 4G
8 1 (0.58%) DVB
8 1 (0.58%) SSL
8 1 (0.58%) SAN
8 1 (0.58%) GSM
8 1 (0.58%) Skype
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.33%) LLVM
2 4 (2.33%) Eclipse RCP
2 4 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.16%) Subversion
3 2 (1.16%) JIRA
4 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
General
1 80 (46.51%) Electronics
2 15 (8.72%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.72%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.81%) Military
4 8 (4.65%) Aerospace
5 7 (4.07%) Automotive
5 7 (4.07%) Finance
6 4 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.33%) Marketing
7 3 (1.74%) Games
8 2 (1.16%) Advertising
9 1 (0.58%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 72 (41.86%) Hardware Engineer
2 47 (27.33%) Design Engineer
3 37 (21.51%) FPGA Engineer
4 32 (18.60%) Electronics Engineer
5 23 (13.37%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 23 (13.37%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 15 (8.72%) Developer
7 14 (8.14%) FPGA Developer
8 10 (5.81%) Senior Hardware Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Digital Design Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) FPGA Designer
9 8 (4.65%) Designer
9 8 (4.65%) Senior Designer
10 7 (4.07%) Firmware Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Electrical Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Senior Design Engineer
11 5 (2.91%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.33%) Senior FPGA Engineer
12 4 (2.33%) Compiler Engineer
13 3 (1.74%) ASIC Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) JSP
2 4 (2.33%) OpenCL
3 3 (1.74%) Qt
4 1 (0.58%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 161 (93.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 59 (34.30%) Verilog
3 31 (18.02%) Embedded Systems
4 29 (16.86%) Computer Science
5 21 (12.21%) Algorithms
6 17 (9.88%) Mathematics
7 16 (9.30%) Physics
8 15 (8.72%) Device Driver
9 8 (4.65%) ASIC
10 7 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.74%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (1.74%) 3D Printing
11 3 (1.74%) CPLD
11 3 (1.74%) Photography
11 3 (1.74%) Data Conversion
11 3 (1.74%) Arduino
12 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.58%) DTV
13 1 (0.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.23%) Linux
2 17 (9.88%) Embedded Linux
3 12 (6.98%) Android
4 6 (3.49%) Windows
5 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.74%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.16%) UNIX
7 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.35%) Signal Processing
2 22 (12.79%) OO
3 19 (11.05%) Digital Signal Processing
4 18 (10.47%) Software Engineering
5 15 (8.72%) Cyber Security
6 13 (7.56%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (6.98%) Android Development
8 11 (6.40%) OOP
9 10 (5.81%) Video Processing
10 7 (4.07%) Project Management
10 7 (4.07%) Information Security
10 7 (4.07%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.49%) Validation
11 6 (3.49%) CAE
11 6 (3.49%) Electronic Design Automation
12 5 (2.91%) Software Testing
12 5 (2.91%) Computer Architecture
12 5 (2.91%) Multithreading
12 5 (2.91%) Time Management
12 5 (2.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 92 (53.49%) C++
2 91 (52.91%) C
3 35 (20.35%) Java
4 15 (8.72%) MATLAB
5 14 (8.14%) Embedded C
6 9 (5.23%) Python
7 8 (4.65%) Tcl
7 8 (4.65%) Perl
8 7 (4.07%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.33%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.74%) VB
11 2 (1.16%) VC++
11 2 (1.16%) C#
11 2 (1.16%) VB6
12 1 (0.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (56.40%) Degree
2 19 (11.05%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.72%) PhD
4 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.81%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.74%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.16%) PMP
7 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.58%) JTAG
2 1 (0.58%) DO-254
2 1 (0.58%) DO-160
System Software
1 43 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 38 (22.09%) EMC
2 29 (16.86%) Xilinx
3 19 (11.05%) Altera
4 10 (5.81%) Synopsys
5 5 (2.91%) Cadence
6 4 (2.33%) Synplicity
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.16%) Atmel
7 2 (1.16%) QNX
8 1 (0.58%) MKS
8 1 (0.58%) Intel
8 1 (0.58%) Google
8 1 (0.58%) Mentor Graphics
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