The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VHDL over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
England / South West
Rank 230 227 236
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9  
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 8 26 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.44% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 1.15% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 7
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £38,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £53,100
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

VHDL is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1737 2270 1929
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 34.15% 38.63% 32.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1411 1721 1512
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

VHDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing VHDL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for VHDL in the South West

VHDL
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for VHDL in the South West

VHDL
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -16 4 £45,000 -
Bristol - 4 £40,000 -
VHDL
England

VHDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing VHDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VHDL.

1 19 (67.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 17 (60.71%) C
3 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
5 11 (39.29%) EMC
5 11 (39.29%) Electronics
6 10 (35.71%) Schematic Capture
7 9 (32.14%) OpenCL
7 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
7 9 (32.14%) Degree
7 9 (32.14%) C++
7 9 (32.14%) J2EE
7 9 (32.14%) Web Services
7 9 (32.14%) Linux
8 7 (25.00%) Cadence
8 7 (25.00%) CPLD
8 7 (25.00%) Avionics
8 7 (25.00%) OrCAD
9 6 (21.43%) Java
10 4 (14.29%) Def Stans
10 4 (14.29%) Power Management
10 4 (14.29%) ISO26262
10 4 (14.29%) IEC 61508
10 4 (14.29%) DO-178B
10 4 (14.29%) DO-254
10 4 (14.29%) Ada
10 4 (14.29%) Aerospace
10 4 (14.29%) Assembly Language
10 4 (14.29%) Firmware

VHDL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (25.00%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (39.29%) Electronics
2 7 (25.00%) Avionics
3 4 (14.29%) Aerospace
4 3 (10.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Software Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Electronics Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) C++ Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C++ Software Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Developer
3 9 (32.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Electronics Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Design Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Ada Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Ada Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) FPGA Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Junior Electronics Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) PCB Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) J2EE
1 9 (32.14%) OpenCL
1 9 (32.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (67.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (25.00%) CPLD
3 4 (14.29%) Verilog
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (46.43%) Software Engineering
2 10 (35.71%) Schematic Capture
3 4 (14.29%) Power Management
4 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Regression Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Line Management
5 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (3.57%) Electronic Design Automation
6 1 (3.57%) FPGA Design
6 1 (3.57%) Physics
6 1 (3.57%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) C
2 9 (32.14%) C++
3 6 (21.43%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) Ada
4 4 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 3 (10.71%) Embedded C
5 3 (10.71%) Perl
5 3 (10.71%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) Def Stans
1 4 (14.29%) DO-178B
1 4 (14.29%) DO-254
1 4 (14.29%) IEC 61508
1 4 (14.29%) ISO26262
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) EMC
2 7 (25.00%) Cadence
3 4 (14.29%) Xilinx
4 3 (10.71%) Altera
5 1 (3.57%) Actel
5 1 (3.57%) Atmel
5 1 (3.57%) Mentor Graphics