Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FPGA in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that cited FPGA over the 6 months leading up to 20 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
20 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 664 736 950
Rank change year-on-year +72 +214 -195
Permanent jobs citing FPGA 221 138 335
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.40% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 153 87 133
10th Percentile £33,750 £41,250 £32,405
25th Percentile £39,532 £48,750 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £62,086 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.44% -11.31% +40.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £85,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -14.17% -14.29% +37.25%

All Generic Skills
UK

FPGA falls under the General and Transferable Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,075 34,162 86,041
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.47% 41.23% 48.36%
Number of salaries quoted 19,766 21,065 36,301
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,668 £34,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,350 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

FPGA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FPGA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FPGA in the UK

FPGA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing FPGA.

Salary trend for FPGA in the UK

FPGA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing FPGA over the 6 months to 20 July 2024.

Salary histogram for FPGA in the UK

FPGA
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FPGA within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +91 208 £52,500 -15.44% 115
UK excluding London +24 189 £51,500 -14.17% 104
Work from Home +77 61 £60,000 -4.00% 21
South West +31 60 £51,500 -39.41% 13
South East -8 59 £52,500 -15.44% 32
East of England +14 35 £67,500 +12.50% 54
London +85 30 £100,000 +11.11% 3
Midlands -7 20 £40,000 -50.00% 9
East Midlands -17 19 £40,000 -50.00% 5
Scotland -36 9 £32,500 - 5
North of England +7 4 £53,250 +25.29% 2
North West -15 3 £53,250 +2.60% 2
Wales - 2 £45,000 -
Yorkshire +26 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 4

FPGA
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.90%) Apache
1 2 (0.90%) nginx
2 1 (0.45%) Kinematics
Applications
1 14 (6.33%) OrCAD
2 11 (4.98%) Simulink
3 10 (4.52%) GNU Octave
4 5 (2.26%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.90%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.52%) AWS
2 5 (2.26%) Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.86%) Ethernet
2 15 (6.79%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.79%) WAN
3 12 (5.43%) DVB
3 12 (5.43%) OFDM
3 12 (5.43%) Software-Defined Radio
4 11 (4.98%) 5G
4 11 (4.98%) SD-WAN
5 8 (3.62%) RS-232
5 8 (3.62%) Wireless
6 6 (2.71%) DNS
6 6 (2.71%) NAS
6 6 (2.71%) SAN
7 4 (1.81%) 4G
7 4 (1.81%) LAN
7 4 (1.81%) RS-485
7 4 (1.81%) SNMP
8 2 (0.90%) DHCP
8 2 (0.90%) Internet
8 2 (0.90%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Git
2 7 (3.17%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.17%) LabVIEW
3 5 (2.26%) GitLab
3 5 (2.26%) Subversion
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) JUnit
4 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (38.46%) Electronics
2 52 (23.53%) Social Skills
3 43 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (16.74%) Manufacturing
5 28 (12.67%) Finance
6 24 (10.86%) Aerospace
7 15 (6.79%) Automotive
8 12 (5.43%) Telecoms
9 9 (4.07%) Military
10 7 (3.17%) Marketing
10 7 (3.17%) Public Sector
11 6 (2.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 5 (2.26%) Aviation
12 5 (2.26%) Front Office
12 5 (2.26%) Presentation Skills
13 4 (1.81%) Banking
13 4 (1.81%) Law
13 4 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
15 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (24.89%) Embedded Engineer
2 43 (19.46%) Design Engineer
3 42 (19.00%) Senior
4 32 (14.48%) Hardware Engineer
4 32 (14.48%) Software Engineer
5 30 (13.57%) Electronics Engineer
6 29 (13.12%) Lead
7 21 (9.50%) Systems Engineer
8 20 (9.05%) Developer
8 20 (9.05%) FPGA Engineer
9 16 (7.24%) Graduate
10 13 (5.88%) Digital Design Engineer
10 13 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 13 (5.88%) Lead Systems Engineer
10 13 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
11 12 (5.43%) DSP Engineer
11 12 (5.43%) FPGA Developer
12 10 (4.52%) Electronics Design Engineer
12 10 (4.52%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (4.07%) Senior Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.81%) LDAP
2 2 (0.90%) CSS
2 2 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.90%) Flash
2 2 (0.90%) HTML
2 2 (0.90%) Yocto
3 1 (0.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.45%) Apache Thrift
3 1 (0.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.45%) COM
3 1 (0.45%) Flask
3 1 (0.45%) HTML5
3 1 (0.45%) LLVM
3 1 (0.45%) OpenMP
3 1 (0.45%) Qt
3 1 (0.45%) React
3 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 93 (42.08%) VHDL
2 33 (14.93%) Algorithms
3 30 (13.57%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (13.57%) Verilog
4 23 (10.41%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (7.69%) Analogue Electronics
6 16 (7.24%) Analytical Mindset
6 16 (7.24%) PCIe
7 10 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (3.62%) GNSS
8 8 (3.62%) MicroBlaze
9 7 (3.17%) CPLD
9 7 (3.17%) Equities
10 4 (1.81%) CCTV
11 3 (1.36%) IoT
12 2 (0.90%) ASIC
12 2 (0.90%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.45%) CAN bus
13 1 (0.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.67%) Linux
2 18 (8.14%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (4.98%) Windows
4 9 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.71%) CentOS
5 6 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (2.26%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.90%) Android
8 1 (0.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.53%) FPGA Design
2 51 (23.08%) Signal Processing
2 51 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 47 (21.27%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (20.36%) Computer Science
5 27 (12.22%) Validation
6 24 (10.86%) Software Testing
7 23 (10.41%) Schematic Capture
8 20 (9.05%) Physics
9 18 (8.14%) Customer Service
9 18 (8.14%) Low Latency
10 13 (5.88%) Mathematics
10 13 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.88%) Test Automation
11 12 (5.43%) Digital Signal Processing
12 11 (4.98%) B2B
12 11 (4.98%) Creative Thinking
12 11 (4.98%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (4.98%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (4.98%) Test Assurance
Programming Languages
1 107 (48.42%) C
2 105 (47.51%) C++
3 34 (15.38%) Java
4 33 (14.93%) MATLAB
5 32 (14.48%) Python
6 17 (7.69%) Embedded C
7 14 (6.33%) Perl
8 12 (5.43%) Tcl
9 8 (3.62%) VB
10 6 (2.71%) C#
10 6 (2.71%) SystemVerilog
11 5 (2.26%) Bash
12 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.45%) Rust
Qualifications
1 118 (53.39%) Degree
2 32 (14.48%) Security Cleared
3 21 (9.50%) SC Cleared
4 20 (9.05%) PhD
5 13 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.52%) Master's Degree
7 7 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.81%) HND
9 3 (1.36%) HNC
10 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) JTAG
2 3 (1.36%) DO-254
2 3 (1.36%) PMO
3 1 (0.45%) AUTOSAR
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 75 (33.94%) Firmware
2 26 (11.76%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) Ansible
2 5 (2.26%) Nagios
2 5 (2.26%) Prometheus
3 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (11.31%) Xilinx
2 18 (8.14%) EMC
3 16 (7.24%) Altera
4 13 (5.88%) Intel
5 9 (4.07%) F5
5 9 (4.07%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.62%) Green Hills
6 8 (3.62%) Motorola
7 7 (3.17%) SAP
8 6 (2.71%) Oracle
9 5 (2.26%) Microsemi
10 4 (1.81%) Mentor Graphics
11 3 (1.36%) Lattice Semiconductor
12 2 (0.90%) Actel
12 2 (0.90%) Cadence
12 2 (0.90%) Dell
12 2 (0.90%) HP
12 2 (0.90%) Keysight
12 2 (0.90%) Siemens
13 1 (0.45%) NVIDIA