Period
to 21 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ASIC over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1086 1132 1200
Rank change year-on-year +46 +68 +43
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 64 25 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.015% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.036% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 48 21 35
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +25.00% -38.46%
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.58% +30.00% -38.46%

ASIC is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 70,245 69,889 82,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.51% 43.02% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 54,974 55,987 68,137
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,815 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.37% -0.37% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +5.55%

ASIC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ASIC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ASIC in England

ASIC
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ASIC in England.

Salary trend for ASIC in England

ASIC
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ASIC in England over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for ASIC in England

ASIC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the England region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 24 £51,250 - 5
East of England +12 22 £65,000 +44.44% 11
South East +13 15 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Midlands +15 3 £47,000 -6.00% 1
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
West Midlands +8 1 £49,000 -2.00% 1
ASIC
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT jobs citing ASIC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for ASIC.

1 57 (89.06%) C
2 41 (64.06%) Python
3 35 (54.69%) C++
4 33 (51.56%) Firmware
5 29 (45.31%) Verilog
6 28 (43.75%) Perl
7 23 (35.94%) Cadence
8 22 (34.38%) Synopsys
9 20 (31.25%) SystemC
9 20 (31.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 17 (26.56%) Electronic Design Automation
11 16 (25.00%) Electronics
11 16 (25.00%) Use Case
12 14 (21.88%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (21.88%) DRM
12 14 (21.88%) VHDL
13 13 (20.31%) CA
14 12 (18.75%) Telecoms
14 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (18.75%) Degree
14 12 (18.75%) Prototyping
15 11 (17.19%) Algorithms
15 11 (17.19%) Mandarin Language
15 11 (17.19%) JTAG
15 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
15 11 (17.19%) GDB
15 11 (17.19%) Benchmarking
15 11 (17.19%) Flash
16 10 (15.63%) Security Architecture
17 9 (14.06%) Image Processing

ASIC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
1 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) GDB
2 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 16 (25.00%) Electronics
2 12 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 11 (17.19%) Mandarin Language
4 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Design Engineer
2 16 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 14 (21.88%) SOC Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Developer
5 11 (17.19%) Firmware Engineer
5 11 (17.19%) Principal Engineer
6 10 (15.63%) Hardware Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) ASIC Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Senior Firmware Engineer
9 5 (7.81%) FPGA Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) ASIC Developer
10 4 (6.25%) C/C++ Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Embedded C Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Embedded C++ Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Embedded Developer
10 4 (6.25%) FPGA Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Principal Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Senior Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) Flash
2 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (45.31%) Verilog
2 20 (31.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 20 (31.25%) SystemC
3 14 (21.88%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (21.88%) VHDL
4 11 (17.19%) Algorithms
5 9 (14.06%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Electronic Design Automation
2 16 (25.00%) Use Case
3 14 (21.88%) DRM
4 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.75%) Prototyping
5 11 (17.19%) Benchmarking
5 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
6 10 (15.63%) Security Architecture
7 9 (14.06%) Computer Vision
7 9 (14.06%) Image Processing
7 9 (14.06%) Machine Learning
7 9 (14.06%) Video Processing
8 7 (10.94%) FPGA Design
9 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.81%) Customer-Centricity
10 5 (7.81%) Validation
11 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
11 4 (6.25%) Test-First Development
12 2 (3.13%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 57 (89.06%) C
2 41 (64.06%) Python
3 35 (54.69%) C++
4 28 (43.75%) Perl
5 5 (7.81%) Embedded C
6 4 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 4 (6.25%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.56%) AWK
7 1 (1.56%) R
7 1 (1.56%) sed
7 1 (1.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) CIPD
2 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) JTAG
2 1 (1.56%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (51.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Cadence
2 22 (34.38%) Synopsys
3 13 (20.31%) CA
4 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.69%) EMC
6 1 (1.56%) Mentor Graphics