Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an FPGA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1155 1184 1239
Rank change year-on-year +29 +55 +50
Permanent jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 56 38 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.020% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.021% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 47 40 81
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £36,500 £32,500 £39,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

FPGA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured FPGA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Top 10 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 6 months to 24 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 +63 54 £50,000 +3.09% 9
UK excluding London +51 36 £50,000 +11.11% 8
London +22 20 £40,000 -65.22% 1
South East +54 18 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England +12 7 £57,500 +27.78% 4
Midlands +34 5 £45,000 -18.18%
South West +22 4 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands - 3 - -
East Midlands +29 2 £45,000 -18.18%
Scotland -9 2 £38,750 -8.82%

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 56 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 38 (67.86%) C
3 35 (62.50%) VHDL
4 31 (55.36%) Degree
5 26 (46.43%) C++
5 26 (46.43%) FPGA Design
6 19 (33.93%) Algorithms
6 19 (33.93%) Linux
6 19 (33.93%) Xilinx
7 18 (32.14%) Firmware
8 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 15 (26.79%) Computer Science
9 15 (26.79%) Electronics
9 15 (26.79%) SC Cleared
10 13 (23.21%) OO
10 13 (23.21%) Ethernet
11 11 (19.64%) Device Driver
11 11 (19.64%) Coaching
12 10 (17.86%) InfiniBand
12 10 (17.86%) Video Processing
12 10 (17.86%) DO-254
12 10 (17.86%) Device Driver Development
12 10 (17.86%) EMC
12 10 (17.86%) Java
12 10 (17.86%) Law
13 9 (16.07%) Verilog
13 9 (16.07%) Altera
14 8 (14.29%) Signal Processing
14 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
14 8 (14.29%) Embedded C

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
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 (1.79%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.79%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Ethernet
2 10 (17.86%) InfiniBand
3 5 (8.93%) Internet
4 2 (3.57%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (26.79%) Electronics
2 10 (17.86%) Law
3 4 (7.14%) Automotive
4 3 (5.36%) Military
5 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (5.36%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 56 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 35 (62.50%) VHDL
3 19 (33.93%) Algorithms
4 15 (26.79%) Computer Science
5 11 (19.64%) Device Driver
6 9 (16.07%) Verilog
7 6 (10.71%) ASIC
8 4 (7.14%) CPLD
8 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
9 2 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) FPGA Design
2 13 (23.21%) OO
3 11 (19.64%) Coaching
4 10 (17.86%) Device Driver Development
4 10 (17.86%) Video Processing
5 8 (14.29%) Signal Processing
5 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.71%) Image Processing
6 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (8.93%) Machine Learning
8 4 (7.14%) High-Frequency Trading
8 4 (7.14%) Low Latency
8 4 (7.14%) Structured Programming
8 4 (7.14%) Validation
9 3 (5.36%) Multithreading
9 3 (5.36%) Physics
9 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.36%) SysML
9 3 (5.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (67.86%) C
2 26 (46.43%) C++
3 10 (17.86%) Java
4 8 (14.29%) Embedded C
5 6 (10.71%) Embedded C++
6 4 (7.14%) MATLAB
6 4 (7.14%) Python
7 3 (5.36%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (55.36%) Degree
2 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 15 (26.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) DO-254
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Xilinx
2 10 (17.86%) EMC
3 9 (16.07%) Altera
4 3 (5.36%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (3.57%) Intel
6 1 (1.79%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.79%) Synopsys