Period
to 21 August 2019

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 21 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1009 1121 1176
Rank change year-on-year +112 +55 +60
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 80 51 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.030% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.077% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 40 32 28
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -8.70% +43.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £114,250 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +31.25%

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 55,363 66,181 71,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.08% 39.16% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 41,504 50,711 53,670
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 August 2019.

Salary histogram for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Top 11 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 21 August 2019. 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 +120 75 £50,000 -4.76% 37
UK excluding London +55 56 £50,000 -4.76% 36
London +102 24 £57,500 -34.29% 4
South East +38 19 £43,250 -8.95% 7
North of England - 14 - - 3
North West - 14 - - 3
South West +1 12 £77,500 +51.22% 8
Midlands +48 5 £52,500 +8.81% 3
West Midlands +27 5 £52,500 +8.81% 3
Scotland - 5 £42,500 - 3
East of England +63 1 £47,500 -26.92% 12

For the 6 months to 21 August 2019, 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 32 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 31 (38.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 29 (36.25%) QA
4 27 (33.75%) MATLAB
4 27 (33.75%) Change Management
5 24 (30.00%) Asset Management
5 24 (30.00%) MiFID
5 24 (30.00%) EMIR
6 23 (28.75%) Business Analysis
6 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (28.75%) GAP Analysis
6 23 (28.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 23 (28.75%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (28.75%) Programme Delivery
7 21 (26.25%) VHDL
8 20 (25.00%) Verilog
9 19 (23.75%) Migration
9 19 (23.75%) Electronics
9 19 (23.75%) C
10 16 (20.00%) Marketing
10 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
11 15 (18.75%) C++
11 15 (18.75%) Python
12 13 (16.25%) Signal Processing
12 13 (16.25%) Embedded Software Development
12 13 (16.25%) Mathematics
13 11 (13.75%) Degree
13 11 (13.75%) Firmware
13 11 (13.75%) Telecoms

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) DHCP
1 5 (6.25%) SNMP
2 4 (5.00%) Internet
3 3 (3.75%) DNS
4 1 (1.25%) DVB
4 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.25%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.25%) LTE
4 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.25%) GCC
2 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (23.75%) Electronics
2 16 (20.00%) Marketing
3 11 (13.75%) Telecoms
4 8 (10.00%) Military
5 7 (8.75%) Automotive
5 7 (8.75%) Finance
5 7 (8.75%) Manufacturing
5 7 (8.75%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.25%) Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Analyst
2 21 (26.25%) Design Engineer
3 18 (22.50%) Change Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Architect
4 9 (11.25%) FPGA Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) ASIC Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) ASIC Design Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) RF Design Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) RF Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Digital Design Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Hardware Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Hardware Design Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Algorithm Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) OpenCV
2 1 (1.25%) DOM
2 1 (1.25%) HTML
2 1 (1.25%) LLVM
2 1 (1.25%) XML
2 1 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 31 (38.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 21 (26.25%) VHDL
4 20 (25.00%) Verilog
5 5 (6.25%) Augmented Reality
6 4 (5.00%) CPLD
6 4 (5.00%) Photography
6 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.25%) ASIC Verification
7 1 (1.25%) Derivative
7 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.25%) Equities
7 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.25%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Linux
2 5 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) Change Management
2 24 (30.00%) Asset Management
3 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (28.75%) Business Analysis
3 23 (28.75%) GAP Analysis
3 23 (28.75%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (28.75%) Programme Delivery
3 23 (28.75%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 19 (23.75%) Migration
5 13 (16.25%) Embedded Software Development
5 13 (16.25%) Mathematics
5 13 (16.25%) Signal Processing
6 10 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 9 (11.25%) Computer Vision
7 9 (11.25%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (11.25%) FPGA Design
7 9 (11.25%) Neural Network
8 8 (10.00%) Mathematical Modelling
8 8 (10.00%) Programme Management
9 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) MATLAB
2 19 (23.75%) C
3 15 (18.75%) C++
3 15 (18.75%) Python
4 5 (6.25%) C-shell
4 5 (6.25%) Perl
4 5 (6.25%) Tcl
5 4 (5.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) SQL
6 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.75%) Degree
4 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (36.25%) QA
2 24 (30.00%) EMIR
2 24 (30.00%) MiFID
3 1 (1.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Cadence
2 7 (8.75%) SAP
3 5 (6.25%) Synopsys
4 4 (5.00%) Mentor Graphics
5 3 (3.75%) Apple
5 3 (3.75%) Google