Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1105 1154 1180
Rank change year-on-year +49 +26 +102
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 31 60 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.034% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.047% 0.082% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 16 45 37
UK median annual salary £50,000 £70,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +47.37% -17.39%
10th Percentile £44,375 £35,800 £35,000
90th Percentile £60,625 £81,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £77,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year -35.48% +77.14% -18.60%

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 66,449 73,512 73,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 41.19% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 51,206 55,454 60,521
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
UK excluding London +14 30 £50,000 -35.48% 40
England +11 26 £50,000 -32.20% 39
Midlands +20 9 £49,000 - 2
South West - 9 £50,000 - 11
South East +12 7 £55,000 -4.35% 14
West Midlands +35 5 £49,000 - 2
Scotland +8 5 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East Midlands - 4 - -
London +49 1 £87,500 +29.63% 5

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 20 (64.52%) C
2 15 (48.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 13 (41.94%) Degree
4 12 (38.71%) Python
4 12 (38.71%) Firmware
5 11 (35.48%) Perl
5 11 (35.48%) VHDL
5 11 (35.48%) Verilog
6 9 (29.03%) C++
7 8 (25.81%) Validation
7 8 (25.81%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
8 7 (22.58%) Customer-Centricity
9 6 (19.35%) Wireless
9 6 (19.35%) Electronics
10 5 (16.13%) IC Design
10 5 (16.13%) Electronic Design Automation
10 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
10 5 (16.13%) Master's Degree
10 5 (16.13%) SystemC
11 4 (12.90%) GCC
11 4 (12.90%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
11 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.90%) Use Case
11 4 (12.90%) 802.1X
11 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (12.90%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
11 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi

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 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Wireless
2 4 (12.90%) 802.11
2 4 (12.90%) Bluetooth
2 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
2 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) GCC
2 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.45%) GDB
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (19.35%) Electronics
2 4 (12.90%) Mandarin Language
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Design Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) FPGA Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Team Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Bluetooth Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) SOC Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Ada Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) ASIC Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) C Developer
4 2 (6.45%) C/C++ Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded C Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Principal Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior C Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Embedded C Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Verification Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 11 (35.48%) Verilog
2 11 (35.48%) VHDL
3 8 (25.81%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (16.13%) SystemC
5 2 (6.45%) CPLD
6 1 (3.23%) Digital TV
6 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
6 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Embedded Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
1 8 (25.81%) Validation
2 7 (22.58%) Customer-Centricity
3 5 (16.13%) Electronic Design Automation
3 5 (16.13%) IC Design
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) DRM
4 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Use Case
5 3 (9.68%) FPGA Design
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Signal Processing
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) C
2 12 (38.71%) Python
3 11 (35.48%) Perl
4 9 (29.03%) C++
5 3 (9.68%) Assembly Language
6 2 (6.45%) Ada
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.23%) C#
7 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) Master's Degree
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) CIPD
4 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) JTAG
2 1 (3.23%) EMIR
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 26262
2 1 (3.23%) MiFID
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) CA
2 3 (9.68%) Cadence
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.45%) Synopsys
4 1 (3.23%) Altera
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Intel