Period
to 25 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VHDL over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1089 1005 1080
Rank change year-on-year -84 +75 +69
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 97 179 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 86 151 164
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £34,125 £28,268 £33,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -7.61%

VHDL is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75,461 74,233 87,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.37% 42.87% 43.60%
Number of salaries quoted 58,535 59,086 70,874
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +5.38%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%

VHDL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VHDL over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. 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 -54 93 £47,500 +5.56% 53
England -58 89 £49,500 -1.00% 50
South East -16 40 £50,000 - 19
South West -9 20 £45,500 +13.75% 8
East of England -6 16 £65,000 +30.00% 11
Midlands -14 7 £46,250 +27.59% 5
West Midlands +9 4 £46,250 -2.63% 4
Scotland -40 4 £27,500 -50.00% 7
North of England +31 3 £35,000 -13.58% 3
Wales +19 3 £38,500 +0.91%
East Midlands -7 3 £46,250 +32.14% 1
London -58 3 £45,000 -25.00% 4
North West -6 2 - - 1
North East - 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT jobs citing VHDL 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 VHDL.

1 82 (84.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 70 (72.16%) C
3 46 (47.42%) Degree
4 44 (45.36%) Verilog
5 43 (44.33%) C++
6 38 (39.18%) Electronics
7 36 (37.11%) Xilinx
8 30 (30.93%) Firmware
8 30 (30.93%) Algorithms
9 27 (27.84%) Altera
10 25 (25.77%) FPGA Design
11 24 (24.74%) Image Processing
12 23 (23.71%) Embedded C
12 23 (23.71%) Linux
13 22 (22.68%) Computer Science
14 19 (19.59%) Python
15 18 (18.56%) Software Engineering
16 17 (17.53%) Video Processing
16 17 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (17.53%) Embedded Systems
17 14 (14.43%) ASIC
18 13 (13.40%) Embedded C++
18 13 (13.40%) Embedded Linux
18 13 (13.40%) Schematic Capture
19 12 (12.37%) Computer Vision
19 12 (12.37%) Ethernet
19 12 (12.37%) Automotive
20 10 (10.31%) MATLAB
20 10 (10.31%) Manufacturing
20 10 (10.31%) Cadence

VHDL
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 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) Ethernet
2 6 (6.19%) RS-485
2 6 (6.19%) Wireless
3 3 (3.09%) SNMP
3 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.09%) ZigBee
4 2 (2.06%) HTTP
4 2 (2.06%) IPv4
4 2 (2.06%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.06%) Network Security
4 2 (2.06%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.12%) JIRA
2 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 38 (39.18%) Electronics
2 12 (12.37%) Automotive
3 10 (10.31%) Manufacturing
4 9 (9.28%) Finance
5 5 (5.15%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.06%) Games
8 1 (1.03%) Avionics
8 1 (1.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (45.36%) FPGA Engineer
2 25 (25.77%) Design Engineer
3 21 (21.65%) Hardware Engineer
4 19 (19.59%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 14 (14.43%) Electronics Engineer
5 14 (14.43%) Embedded Engineer
5 14 (14.43%) VHDL Engineer
6 12 (12.37%) Software Engineer
7 11 (11.34%) Developer
7 11 (11.34%) Graduate
8 9 (9.28%) Principal Engineer
9 8 (8.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (8.25%) Graduate Design Engineer
9 8 (8.25%) Senior Electronics Engineer
10 7 (7.22%) Development Engineer
11 6 (6.19%) Firmware Engineer
12 5 (5.15%) ASIC Engineer
12 5 (5.15%) Digital Design Engineer
12 5 (5.15%) Electronics Design Engineer
13 4 (4.12%) ASIC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) CSS
1 3 (3.09%) HTML
1 3 (3.09%) Node.js
2 2 (2.06%) MFC
3 1 (1.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 82 (84.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 44 (45.36%) Verilog
3 30 (30.93%) Algorithms
4 22 (22.68%) Computer Science
5 17 (17.53%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (14.43%) ASIC
7 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.09%) CPLD
8 3 (3.09%) Device Driver
8 3 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (3.09%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (2.06%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (2.06%) SystemC
10 1 (1.03%) CAN bus
10 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
10 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.03%) Life Science
10 1 (1.03%) Robotics
10 1 (1.03%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.71%) Linux
2 13 (13.40%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Windows
4 2 (2.06%) FreeRTOS
4 2 (2.06%) SafeRTOS
4 2 (2.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) FPGA Design
2 24 (24.74%) Image Processing
3 18 (18.56%) Software Engineering
4 17 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (17.53%) Video Processing
5 13 (13.40%) Schematic Capture
6 12 (12.37%) Computer Vision
7 10 (10.31%) Machine Learning
7 10 (10.31%) Signal Processing
8 9 (9.28%) CAD
8 9 (9.28%) Validation
9 8 (8.25%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (8.25%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.22%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (7.22%) Digital Signal Processing
10 7 (7.22%) Mathematics
10 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (5.15%) CAE
11 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 70 (72.16%) C
2 43 (44.33%) C++
3 23 (23.71%) Embedded C
4 19 (19.59%) Python
5 13 (13.40%) Embedded C++
6 10 (10.31%) MATLAB
7 8 (8.25%) Assembly Language
8 5 (5.15%) C#
8 5 (5.15%) Tcl
9 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.03%) AWK
11 1 (1.03%) Java
11 1 (1.03%) Perl
11 1 (1.03%) sed
Qualifications
1 46 (47.42%) Degree
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) PhD
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.09%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.06%) HNC
5 2 (2.06%) HND
6 1 (1.03%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) DO-160
1 4 (4.12%) DO-254
System Software
1 30 (30.93%) Firmware
2 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) SELinux
Vendors
1 36 (37.11%) Xilinx
2 27 (27.84%) Altera
3 10 (10.31%) Cadence
4 9 (9.28%) Synopsys
5 5 (5.15%) EMC
5 5 (5.15%) Intel
6 4 (4.12%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (1.03%) Apple
7 1 (1.03%) Facebook
7 1 (1.03%) Google
7 1 (1.03%) Samsung
7 1 (1.03%) Sony