Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an FPGA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1112 1168 1195
Rank change year-on-year +56 +27 +99
Permanent jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 54 35 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.020% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.020% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 45 37 79
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £39,950
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

FPGA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured FPGA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for FPGA Engineer in England

FPGA Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for FPGA Engineer in England

FPGA Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for FPGA Engineer in England

FPGA Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
London +28 20 £40,000 -65.22% 1
South East +31 18 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England +8 7 £57,500 +27.78% 3
Midlands +25 5 £45,000 -18.18%
South West +10 4 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
East Midlands +30 2 £45,000 -18.18%
FPGA Engineer
UK

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, FPGA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring FPGA Engineer in the job title.

1 54 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 37 (68.52%) C
3 35 (64.81%) VHDL
4 30 (55.56%) Degree
5 26 (48.15%) C++
6 25 (46.30%) FPGA Design
7 19 (35.19%) Algorithms
7 19 (35.19%) Linux
8 18 (33.33%) Xilinx
9 16 (29.63%) Security Cleared
9 16 (29.63%) Firmware
10 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
11 14 (25.93%) Computer Science
11 14 (25.93%) Electronics
12 13 (24.07%) OO
12 13 (24.07%) Ethernet
13 11 (20.37%) Coaching
13 11 (20.37%) Device Driver
14 10 (18.52%) EMC
14 10 (18.52%) Java
14 10 (18.52%) Law
14 10 (18.52%) InfiniBand
14 10 (18.52%) Video Processing
14 10 (18.52%) DO-254
14 10 (18.52%) Device Driver Development
15 9 (16.67%) Verilog
16 8 (14.81%) Altera
16 8 (14.81%) Signal Processing
17 7 (12.96%) Embedded C
17 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (1.85%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.85%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) Ethernet
2 10 (18.52%) InfiniBand
3 5 (9.26%) Internet
4 2 (3.70%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (25.93%) Electronics
2 10 (18.52%) Law
3 4 (7.41%) Automotive
4 3 (5.56%) Military
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (5.56%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 54 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 35 (64.81%) VHDL
3 19 (35.19%) Algorithms
4 14 (25.93%) Computer Science
5 11 (20.37%) Device Driver
6 9 (16.67%) Verilog
7 6 (11.11%) ASIC
8 4 (7.41%) CPLD
8 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
9 2 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) FPGA Design
2 13 (24.07%) OO
3 11 (20.37%) Coaching
4 10 (18.52%) Device Driver Development
4 10 (18.52%) Video Processing
5 8 (14.81%) Signal Processing
6 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
7 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (9.26%) Image Processing
8 5 (9.26%) Machine Learning
9 4 (7.41%) High-Frequency Trading
9 4 (7.41%) Low Latency
9 4 (7.41%) Structured Programming
9 4 (7.41%) Validation
10 3 (5.56%) Multithreading
10 3 (5.56%) Physics
10 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
10 3 (5.56%) SysML
10 3 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 37 (68.52%) C
2 26 (48.15%) C++
3 10 (18.52%) Java
4 7 (12.96%) Embedded C
5 6 (11.11%) Embedded C++
6 4 (7.41%) MATLAB
6 4 (7.41%) Python
7 3 (5.56%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (55.56%) Degree
2 16 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) DO-254
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Xilinx
2 10 (18.52%) EMC
3 8 (14.81%) Altera
4 3 (5.56%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (3.70%) Intel
6 1 (1.85%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.85%) Synopsys