The median annual salary for an FPGA Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 898 931
Rank change year-on-year +62 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring an FPGA Engineer 38 37 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.038% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.039% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 36 37 26
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for FPGA Engineer in the UK

FPGA Engineer
Top 8 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 28 June 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 +52 37 £50,000 +11.11% 3
UK excluding London +21 23 £50,000 +11.11% 4
London - 15 £60,000 -
South East +44 12 £50,000 +5.26% 2
East of England -8 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
South West -9 4 £50,000 -9.09%
Scotland +17 1 £57,500 +9.52% 1
North of England -14 1 £48,500 +29.33%

FPGA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 74 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 49 (66.22%) C
3 47 (63.51%) VHDL
4 45 (60.81%) FPGA Design
5 43 (58.11%) C++
6 42 (56.76%) Xilinx
7 32 (43.24%) Degree
8 29 (39.19%) Verilog
9 26 (35.14%) Computer Science
9 26 (35.14%) Linux
9 26 (35.14%) Firmware
10 21 (28.38%) Altera
11 17 (22.97%) Device Driver
12 15 (20.27%) Mathematics
12 15 (20.27%) Electronics
12 15 (20.27%) OO
12 15 (20.27%) Java
12 15 (20.27%) Ethernet
12 15 (20.27%) Signal Processing
12 15 (20.27%) Low Latency
12 15 (20.27%) InfiniBand
12 15 (20.27%) Device Driver Development
13 10 (13.51%) MATLAB
13 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
14 9 (12.16%) EMC
14 9 (12.16%) Digital Signal Processing
15 8 (10.81%) Schematic Capture
15 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
15 8 (10.81%) Wireless
16 7 (9.46%) Equities

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 2 (2.70%) GNU Octave
1 2 (2.70%) Simulink
2 1 (1.35%) Mathcad
2 1 (1.35%) OrCAD
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) Ethernet
1 15 (20.27%) InfiniBand
2 8 (10.81%) Wireless
3 6 (8.11%) Bluetooth
3 6 (8.11%) DVB
3 6 (8.11%) LTE
3 6 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (6.76%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.05%) Subversion
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (20.27%) Electronics
2 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.46%) Finance
4 5 (6.76%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) HEVC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 47 (63.51%) VHDL
3 29 (39.19%) Verilog
4 26 (35.14%) Computer Science
5 17 (22.97%) Device Driver
6 7 (9.46%) Algorithms
6 7 (9.46%) ASIC
6 7 (9.46%) Equities
7 6 (8.11%) SystemC
8 5 (6.76%) CPLD
9 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.14%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (60.81%) FPGA Design
2 15 (20.27%) Device Driver Development
2 15 (20.27%) Low Latency
2 15 (20.27%) Mathematics
2 15 (20.27%) OO
2 15 (20.27%) Signal Processing
3 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
4 9 (12.16%) Digital Signal Processing
5 8 (10.81%) Schematic Capture
6 7 (9.46%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (9.46%) High-Frequency Trading
6 7 (9.46%) Machine Learning
7 6 (8.11%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (6.76%) Image Processing
8 5 (6.76%) Physics
8 5 (6.76%) Project Management
9 4 (5.41%) Validation
10 2 (2.70%) Structured Programming
11 1 (1.35%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (1.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (66.22%) C
2 43 (58.11%) C++
3 15 (20.27%) Java
4 10 (13.51%) MATLAB
5 6 (8.11%) Embedded C++
5 6 (8.11%) Python
6 5 (6.76%) Embedded C
7 4 (5.41%) C#
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 32 (43.24%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 26 (35.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 42 (56.76%) Xilinx
2 21 (28.38%) Altera
3 9 (12.16%) EMC
4 1 (1.35%) Hitachi
4 1 (1.35%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
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