The table below looks at the prevalence of the term ASIC in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ASIC over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 883 979
Rank change year-on-year +33 +96  
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 20 30 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.031% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.074% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 6
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -42.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £40,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +31.25% -44.82%  

ASIC 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37430 40744 45349
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.00% 41.43% 40.90%
Number of salaries quoted 29307 33318 36173
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,010 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

ASIC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ASIC over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ASIC within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England +43 16 £55,000 +37.50% 2
London - 9 £70,000 -
East of England -2 5 £52,500 +27.27% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £52,500 +40.00%
Cambridge -12 5 £52,500 +40.00%
Edinburgh - 4 £65,500 - 1
Scotland - 4 £65,500 - 1
City of London - 2 £70,000 -
South East - 2 £57,500 - 1
Fareham - 1 £55,000 -
Oxford - 1 £60,000 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing ASIC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for ASIC.

1 20 (60.61%) C
2 17 (51.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 15 (45.45%) Verilog
3 15 (45.45%) C++
4 14 (42.42%) Degree
5 13 (39.39%) Python
6 12 (36.36%) MATLAB
6 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
7 11 (33.33%) Mathematics
7 11 (33.33%) Digital Signal Processing
7 11 (33.33%) Signal Processing
7 11 (33.33%) Bluetooth
7 11 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (33.33%) Wireless
8 10 (30.30%) Firmware
9 9 (27.27%) Electronics
10 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
10 8 (24.24%) Linux
11 7 (21.21%) FPGA Design
11 7 (21.21%) EMIR
11 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
12 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (18.18%) Internet
12 6 (18.18%) DVB
12 6 (18.18%) LTE
12 6 (18.18%) Internet of Things
12 6 (18.18%) SystemC
12 6 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
12 6 (18.18%) Algorithms
13 5 (15.15%) BDD

ASIC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Bluetooth
1 11 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 11 (33.33%) Wireless
2 6 (18.18%) DVB
2 6 (18.18%) Internet
2 6 (18.18%) LTE
3 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
3 5 (15.15%) OFDM
4 4 (12.12%) RS-485
5 1 (3.03%) RFID
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.12%) JUnit
1 4 (12.12%) Maven
1 4 (12.12%) Spock
2 1 (3.03%) GDB
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 9 (27.27%) Electronics
2 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (6.06%) Back Office
4 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Design Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) ASIC Design Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) ASIC Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Digital Design Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) FPGA Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Senior ASIC Design Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Senior ASIC Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Senior Design Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Senior FPGA Design Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Senior FPGA Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) DSP Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Firmware Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) MATLAB Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Firmware Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
1 4 (12.12%) FpML
1 4 (12.12%) Gherkin
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) HTML5
1 4 (12.12%) JMS
1 4 (12.12%) jQuery
1 4 (12.12%) Node.js
1 4 (12.12%) REST
1 4 (12.12%) SOAP
1 4 (12.12%) Spring
1 4 (12.12%) XML
1 4 (12.12%) XSLT
2 2 (6.06%) Flash
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 15 (45.45%) Verilog
3 12 (36.36%) Computer Science
4 6 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 6 (18.18%) Internet of Things
4 6 (18.18%) SystemC
5 5 (15.15%) Smartphone
5 5 (15.15%) VHDL
6 3 (9.09%) DTCC
7 2 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (6.06%) Fintech
7 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (6.06%) User Experience
8 1 (3.03%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Digital Signal Processing
1 11 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 11 (33.33%) Signal Processing
2 7 (21.21%) FPGA Design
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) BDD
4 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) TDD
5 4 (12.12%) CAD
5 4 (12.12%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (6.06%) Electronic Design Automation
6 2 (6.06%) Product Management
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) Prototyping
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
7 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) C
2 15 (45.45%) C++
3 13 (39.39%) Python
4 12 (36.36%) MATLAB
5 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.12%) C#
6 4 (12.12%) Java
7 2 (6.06%) SQL
8 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) EMIR
2 3 (9.09%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (9.09%) MiFID
3 2 (6.06%) PMO
4 1 (3.03%) JTAG
4 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) EMC
2 3 (9.09%) Cadence
3 2 (6.06%) Synopsys
4 1 (3.03%) Mentor Graphics
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