The median annual salary for a FPGA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer
UK
Rank 821 919 928
Rank change year-on-year +98 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 36 29 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.028% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.029% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 34 27 26
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £56,200 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

FPGA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured FPGA Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer.

Salary trend for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +106 36 £50,000 +5.26% 6
East of England +27 12 £45,000 -8.62% 1
London +75 11 £77,500 +40.90%
Cambridge - 11 £45,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 11 £45,000 - 1
South East +55 10 £47,500 - 2
Brighton +13 4 £50,000 +5.26%
East Sussex +2 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Hampshire +25 3 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £52,500 - 1
Loughborough - 2 £35,000 -
Leicestershire - 2 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire +11 1 £45,000 -20.35%
Stevenage - 1 £45,000 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £50,000 -
Andover - 1 £47,500 -
Iver - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £50,000 -

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, FPGA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring FPGA Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 32 (65.31%) C
2 32 (65.31%) FPGA Design
3 30 (61.22%) Xilinx
4 28 (57.14%) Verilog
5 26 (53.06%) C++
6 22 (44.90%) Altera
7 18 (36.73%) Mathematics
8 16 (32.65%) Degree
9 15 (30.61%) VHDL
10 14 (28.57%) Firmware
11 13 (26.53%) Computer Science
12 12 (24.49%) Linux
12 12 (24.49%) Finance
12 12 (24.49%) Low Latency
13 11 (22.45%) Electronics
13 11 (22.45%) MATLAB
13 11 (22.45%) Equities
14 10 (20.41%) Digital Signal Processing
14 10 (20.41%) Signal Processing
15 8 (16.33%) Device Driver
15 8 (16.33%) Wireless
16 7 (14.29%) Project Management
16 7 (14.29%) ASIC
17 6 (12.24%) LTE
17 6 (12.24%) SystemC
17 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
17 6 (12.24%) CPLD
17 6 (12.24%) DVB
17 6 (12.24%) Bluetooth

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (6.12%) GNU Octave
1 3 (6.12%) Simulink
2 1 (2.04%) Mathcad
2 1 (2.04%) OrCAD
2 1 (2.04%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Wireless
2 6 (12.24%) Bluetooth
2 6 (12.24%) DVB
2 6 (12.24%) LTE
2 6 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.12%) CDMA
3 3 (6.12%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.12%) InfiniBand
3 3 (6.12%) Software-Defined Radio
3 3 (6.12%) TDMA
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Electronics
3 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) HEVC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 28 (57.14%) Verilog
3 15 (30.61%) VHDL
4 13 (26.53%) Computer Science
5 11 (22.45%) Equities
6 8 (16.33%) Device Driver
7 7 (14.29%) ASIC
8 6 (12.24%) CPLD
8 6 (12.24%) SystemC
9 5 (10.20%) Algorithms
10 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) FPGA Design
2 18 (36.73%) Mathematics
3 12 (24.49%) Low Latency
4 10 (20.41%) Digital Signal Processing
4 10 (20.41%) Signal Processing
5 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (12.24%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) Schematic Capture
7 4 (8.16%) Validation
8 3 (6.12%) Device Driver Development
8 3 (6.12%) OO
9 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.04%) Agile Project Management
10 1 (2.04%) Image Processing
10 1 (2.04%) Physics
10 1 (2.04%) Regression Analysis
10 1 (2.04%) Video Processing
10 1 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) C
2 26 (53.06%) C++
3 11 (22.45%) MATLAB
4 6 (12.24%) Python
5 3 (6.12%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) Perl
6 2 (4.08%) Tcl
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) PhD
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 30 (61.22%) Xilinx
2 22 (44.90%) Altera
3 3 (6.12%) EMC
4 1 (2.04%) Mentor Graphics
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
TRG
Salary: 40000-50000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 26 days ago