Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1128 1131 1171
Rank change year-on-year +3 +40 +116
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 29 52 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.030% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.040% 0.067% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 15 36 46
UK median annual salary £52,500 £62,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +56.25% -33.33%
10th Percentile £43,000 £45,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £58,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.77% +46.88% -36.00%

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 72,618 78,176 80,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.09% 44.58% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56,215 58,794 66,448
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +36 29 £52,500 -25.00% 35
UK excluding London -1 28 £51,250 -12.77% 28
South West - 17 £50,000 - 8
Midlands +22 5 £48,250 - 4
South East +20 5 £52,500 -4.55% 7
West Midlands +33 3 £48,250 - 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
London +31 1 £87,500 +25.00% 9
East of England -4 1 - - 9

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 22 (75.86%) C
2 15 (51.72%) Python
3 11 (37.93%) Perl
3 11 (37.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 10 (34.48%) Firmware
4 10 (34.48%) SystemC
5 9 (31.03%) Use Case
5 9 (31.03%) Electronics
5 9 (31.03%) Verilog
6 8 (27.59%) Electronic Design Automation
6 8 (27.59%) Degree
6 8 (27.59%) C++
7 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
7 7 (24.14%) CA
7 7 (24.14%) DRM
7 7 (24.14%) Mandarin Language
7 7 (24.14%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
8 6 (20.69%) Validation
9 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
9 5 (17.24%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (17.24%) Customer-Centricity
10 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
10 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
10 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.79%) Synopsys
10 4 (13.79%) Atlassian
10 4 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (13.79%) Issue Tracking

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 5 (17.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (13.79%) GDB
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (31.03%) Electronics
2 7 (24.14%) Mandarin Language
2 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Design Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) SOC Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) C Developer
3 4 (13.79%) C/C++ Developer
3 4 (13.79%) C++ Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded C Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Principal Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior C Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior C++ Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Embedded C Developer
4 3 (10.34%) ASIC Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) FPGA Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (34.48%) SystemC
3 9 (31.03%) Verilog
4 7 (24.14%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (13.79%) VHDL
6 2 (6.90%) Digital TV
7 1 (3.45%) CPLD
7 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
7 1 (3.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Use Case
2 8 (27.59%) Electronic Design Automation
3 7 (24.14%) DRM
4 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
4 6 (20.69%) Validation
5 5 (17.24%) Customer-Centricity
5 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Benchmarking
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
6 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
6 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.79%) Test-First Development
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) FPGA Design
7 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) C
2 15 (51.72%) Python
3 11 (37.93%) Perl
4 8 (27.59%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) Embedded C
5 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
6 3 (10.34%) Assembly Language
7 2 (6.90%) Ada
8 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CIPD
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) JTAG
2 1 (3.45%) EMIR
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 26262
2 1 (3.45%) MiFID
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) CA
2 4 (13.79%) Atlassian
2 4 (13.79%) Cadence
2 4 (13.79%) Synopsys
3 2 (6.90%) EMC