Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1130 1175 1279
Rank change year-on-year +45 +104 +20
Permanent jobs citing ASIC 59 44 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.024% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.076% 0.058% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 42 38 13
UK median annual salary £67,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.11% -20.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £37,800 £34,625 £36,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £68,625 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +68.75% -33.33% -14.29%

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 77349 76453 91776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.03% 40.87% 41.96%
Number of salaries quoted 58327 62791 73520
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ASIC in the UK

ASIC
Top 10 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 November 2017. 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 +58 53 £70,000 +47.37% 5
UK excluding London +34 43 £67,500 +68.75% 5
East of England +16 22 £77,500 +63.16% 2
London +11 16 £67,500 -18.18%
South East +51 11 £57,500 - 3
Scotland -14 6 £45,000 -
Midlands -1 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
North of England +8 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 31 (52.54%) C
2 30 (50.85%) C++
3 23 (38.98%) Firmware
4 19 (32.20%) VHDL
4 19 (32.20%) Degree
5 17 (28.81%) Electronics
6 15 (25.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 11 (18.64%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (16.95%) MATLAB
8 10 (16.95%) Python
8 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
9 9 (15.25%) Signal Processing
9 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (15.25%) EMC
10 8 (13.56%) Validation
10 8 (13.56%) Verilog
10 8 (13.56%) EMIR
11 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
12 6 (10.17%) HTML5
12 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
12 6 (10.17%) CAD
12 6 (10.17%) Assembly Language
12 6 (10.17%) HTML
13 5 (8.47%) Perl
13 5 (8.47%) SQL
13 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
13 5 (8.47%) System Testing
13 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
13 5 (8.47%) Retail
13 5 (8.47%) Test Planning

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 1 (1.69%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) RFID
3 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.78%) JUnit
2 4 (6.78%) Maven
2 4 (6.78%) Spock
3 3 (5.08%) GDB
3 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.08%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (28.81%) Electronics
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.47%) Retail
4 4 (6.78%) Finance
5 3 (5.08%) Back Office
5 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.08%) Military
6 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.69%) French Language
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Principal Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) ASIC Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 14 (23.73%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Design Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Electronics Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) ASIC Design Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) FPGA Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Firmware Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Graduate
9 3 (5.08%) Graduate Hardware Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Process Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Product Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Technical Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Technical Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) HTML
1 6 (10.17%) HTML5
2 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
2 4 (6.78%) FpML
2 4 (6.78%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.78%) JMS
2 4 (6.78%) jQuery
2 4 (6.78%) Node.js
2 4 (6.78%) REST
2 4 (6.78%) SOAP
2 4 (6.78%) Spring
2 4 (6.78%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) XSLT
3 3 (5.08%) Flash
4 2 (3.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (3.39%) POSIX
4 2 (3.39%) Qt
4 2 (3.39%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) VHDL
2 15 (25.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (18.64%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (13.56%) Verilog
5 4 (6.78%) Algorithms
5 4 (6.78%) DTCC
6 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.08%) CPLD
6 3 (5.08%) Fintech
6 3 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (5.08%) User Experience
7 2 (3.39%) ASIC Verification
7 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.69%) Derivative
8 1 (1.69%) Photography
8 1 (1.69%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (1.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
1 4 (6.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
2 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.25%) Signal Processing
3 8 (13.56%) Validation
4 6 (10.17%) CAD
5 5 (8.47%) Component Testing
5 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
5 5 (8.47%) Schematic Capture
5 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
5 5 (8.47%) System Testing
5 5 (8.47%) Test Planning
6 4 (6.78%) BDD
6 4 (6.78%) FPGA Design
6 4 (6.78%) Process Improvement
6 4 (6.78%) TDD
7 3 (5.08%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
7 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.08%) Physics
7 3 (5.08%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (52.54%) C
2 30 (50.85%) C++
3 10 (16.95%) MATLAB
3 10 (16.95%) Python
4 6 (10.17%) Assembly Language
5 5 (8.47%) Perl
5 5 (8.47%) SQL
6 4 (6.78%) Java
6 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) C#
7 2 (3.39%) Tcl
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) EMIR
2 4 (6.78%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (6.78%) MiFID
3 3 (5.08%) JTAG
3 3 (5.08%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) EMC
2 4 (6.78%) Xilinx
3 3 (5.08%) Cadence
3 3 (5.08%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (3.39%) ANSYS
5 1 (1.69%) Synopsys