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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 926 935
Rank change year-on-year +88 +9  
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 14 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.043% 0.056% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 12
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -40.74%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £37,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -33.33%  

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 32788 42843 41687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.39% 41.04% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 26420 34220 32936
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,530
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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Top 14 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 29 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
England +70 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East of England +22 6 £45,000 -18.18%
Cambridgeshire +16 6 £45,000 -18.18%
Cambridge +8 6 £45,000 -18.18%
Hereford - 4 £50,000 -
Herefordshire - 4 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
Scotland +25 3 £57,750 +51.97% 1
Edinburgh +4 2 £65,500 +72.36%
South East - 1 £47,500 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £50,000 - 1
Livingston - 1 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £47,500 -
Andover - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 25 (67.57%) C
2 24 (64.86%) Verilog
3 19 (51.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 18 (48.65%) C++
5 15 (40.54%) MATLAB
5 15 (40.54%) Electronics
5 15 (40.54%) Signal Processing
6 14 (37.84%) Python
7 13 (35.14%) VHDL
7 13 (35.14%) Degree
8 12 (32.43%) Mathematics
9 11 (29.73%) PhD
10 10 (27.03%) Firmware
10 10 (27.03%) Video Processing
11 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
11 9 (24.32%) Telecoms
12 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
12 8 (21.62%) FPGA Design
12 8 (21.62%) Algorithms
12 8 (21.62%) Digital Signal Processing
13 7 (18.92%) RS-485
13 7 (18.92%) EMC
13 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
13 7 (18.92%) C#
13 7 (18.92%) Windows
13 7 (18.92%) Linux
13 7 (18.92%) Wireless
14 6 (16.22%) LTE
14 6 (16.22%) Tcl
14 6 (16.22%) DVB

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
2 7 (18.92%) RS-485
2 7 (18.92%) Wireless
3 6 (16.22%) Bluetooth
3 6 (16.22%) DVB
3 6 (16.22%) LTE
3 6 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.70%) 3G
4 1 (2.70%) 4G
4 1 (2.70%) 5G
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 15 (40.54%) Electronics
2 9 (24.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Hardware Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) ASIC Design Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) ASIC Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Design Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Digital Design Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Firmware Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) FPGA Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior ASIC Design Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior ASIC Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior Design Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior FPGA Design Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior FPGA Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Hardware Design Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Hardware Verification Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (64.86%) Verilog
2 19 (51.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 13 (35.14%) VHDL
4 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
5 8 (21.62%) Algorithms
6 6 (16.22%) SystemC
7 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
8 2 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Signal Processing
2 12 (32.43%) Mathematics
3 10 (27.03%) Video Processing
4 8 (21.62%) Digital Signal Processing
4 8 (21.62%) FPGA Design
5 6 (16.22%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) Project Management
6 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) Validation
7 4 (10.81%) CAD
7 4 (10.81%) Code Coverage
7 4 (10.81%) Computer Vision
7 4 (10.81%) Prototyping
8 3 (8.11%) Coaching
8 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
8 3 (8.11%) Neural Network
8 3 (8.11%) Schematic Capture
9 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.41%) Electronic Design Automation
9 2 (5.41%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) C
2 18 (48.65%) C++
3 15 (40.54%) MATLAB
4 14 (37.84%) Python
5 7 (18.92%) C#
5 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
6 6 (16.22%) Tcl
7 5 (13.51%) Perl
8 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (5.41%) SQL
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Degree
2 11 (29.73%) PhD
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) EMC
2 6 (16.22%) Synopsys
3 2 (5.41%) Cadence
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
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