Period
to 20 August 2018

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 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1120 1163 1233
Rank change year-on-year +43 +70 +49
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 52 38 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.022% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.071% 0.049% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 34
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +37.50% -37.25%
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.38% +31.25% -37.25%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,510 77,931 85,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.50% 44.30% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56,800 59,559 69,813
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

ASIC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Top 9 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 6 months to 20 August 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
England +53 52 £52,500 -4.55% 30
UK excluding London +56 51 £51,250 -2.38% 26
South West - 26 £51,250 - 5
South East +16 12 £47,500 -17.39% 5
East of England +8 9 £65,000 +23.81% 8
Midlands - 4 £47,500 - 6
East Midlands - 2 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £48,250 - 4
London +26 1 £87,500 +25.00% 5

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 with a requirement for ASIC.

1 45 (86.54%) C
2 39 (75.00%) Python
3 29 (55.77%) Perl
4 26 (50.00%) Verilog
5 22 (42.31%) C++
5 22 (42.31%) Firmware
6 21 (40.38%) SystemC
7 20 (38.46%) Synopsys
7 20 (38.46%) Cadence
8 19 (36.54%) Electronic Design Automation
9 18 (34.62%) Use Case
10 17 (32.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 17 (32.69%) Electronics
11 16 (30.77%) DRM
12 15 (28.85%) CA
12 15 (28.85%) Degree
13 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
13 14 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
14 13 (25.00%) Mandarin Language
15 12 (23.08%) Prototyping
16 11 (21.15%) JTAG
16 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
16 11 (21.15%) GDB
16 11 (21.15%) Benchmarking
16 11 (21.15%) Flash
16 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (19.23%) VHDL
17 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
18 9 (17.31%) Digital TV
19 7 (13.46%) Cloud Computing

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 7 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
1 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) GDB
2 4 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (32.69%) Electronics
2 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
3 13 (25.00%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Design Engineer
2 16 (30.77%) SOC Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Firmware Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Hardware Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) ASIC Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) ASIC Developer
8 4 (7.69%) C Developer
8 4 (7.69%) C/C++ Developer
8 4 (7.69%) C++ Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Embedded C Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior C Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior C++ Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 26 (50.00%) Verilog
2 21 (40.38%) SystemC
3 17 (32.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 14 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
5 10 (19.23%) VHDL
6 9 (17.31%) Digital TV
7 7 (13.46%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.92%) CPLD
8 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.92%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Electronic Design Automation
2 18 (34.62%) Use Case
3 16 (30.77%) DRM
4 12 (23.08%) Prototyping
5 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (21.15%) Benchmarking
5 11 (21.15%) Test Automation
6 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
7 7 (13.46%) Customer-Centricity
8 6 (11.54%) Computer Vision
8 6 (11.54%) Image Processing
8 6 (11.54%) Machine Learning
8 6 (11.54%) Video Processing
9 5 (9.62%) FPGA Design
10 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
10 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.69%) Test-First Development
10 4 (7.69%) Validation
11 3 (5.77%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 45 (86.54%) C
2 39 (75.00%) Python
3 29 (55.77%) Perl
4 22 (42.31%) C++
5 4 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 4 (7.69%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.92%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.92%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) CIPD
2 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) JTAG
2 1 (1.92%) EMIR
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.92%) MiFID
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (42.31%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Cadence
1 20 (38.46%) Synopsys
2 15 (28.85%) CA
3 4 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.77%) EMC
5 1 (1.92%) Mentor Graphics