Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IC Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IC Design over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Integrated Circuit Design (IC Design)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1090 1157 1191
Rank change year-on-year +67 +34 +95
Permanent jobs citing IC Design 28 24 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.014% 0.003%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.015% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 1
UK median annual salary £51,000 £62,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.40% +15.74% -16.92%
10th Percentile £45,000 £55,750 £51,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £57,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.74% -16.92%

IC Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 139,215 159,254 159,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,757 128,326 131,789
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,850 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

IC Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IC Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IC Design in the UK

IC Design
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IC Design in the UK

IC Design
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IC Design over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for IC Design in the UK

IC Design
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IC Design within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
UK excluding London +59 22 £50,000 -20.00% 30
Scotland - 17 £50,000 - 6
England +69 11 £52,500 -16.00% 28
London +47 6 £51,750 - 4
East of England +20 3 £66,250 - 10
South East +48 2 £52,500 -16.00% 9

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT jobs citing IC Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IC Design.

1 20 (71.43%) Degree
2 18 (64.29%) Master's Degree
3 13 (46.43%) Wireless
4 12 (42.86%) Bluetooth
4 12 (42.86%) Firmware
4 12 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (39.29%) Perl
5 11 (39.29%) Python
6 10 (35.71%) Power Management
7 8 (28.57%) Electronics
7 8 (28.57%) ASIC
8 7 (25.00%) Marketing
9 6 (21.43%) Verilog
9 6 (21.43%) Cadence
9 6 (21.43%) ZigBee
9 6 (21.43%) GCC
9 6 (21.43%) Automotive
9 6 (21.43%) Validation
9 6 (21.43%) C
9 6 (21.43%) C++
9 6 (21.43%) 802.11
9 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 6 (21.43%) Smart Home
9 6 (21.43%) Customer-Centricity
9 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
9 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (17.86%) R
10 5 (17.86%) Ruby
11 2 (7.14%) Physics
11 2 (7.14%) PhD

IC Design
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 (3.57%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Wireless
2 12 (42.86%) Bluetooth
2 12 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (21.43%) 802.11
3 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (21.43%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) GCC
General
1 8 (28.57%) Electronics
2 7 (25.00%) Marketing
3 6 (21.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Design Engineer
1 8 (28.57%) Electronics Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Bluetooth Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Firmware Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Senior Electronics Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Digital Design Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Analogue IC Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Analogue Design Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Analogue IC Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IC Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Hardware Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) ASIC Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior ASIC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) ASIC
2 6 (21.43%) Smart Home
2 6 (21.43%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Power Management
2 6 (21.43%) Customer-Centricity
2 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (21.43%) Validation
3 2 (7.14%) CAD
3 2 (7.14%) Physics
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Perl
1 11 (39.29%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) C
2 6 (21.43%) C++
3 5 (17.86%) R
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Degree
2 18 (64.29%) Master's Degree
3 2 (7.14%) PhD
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Cadence