Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1008 1034 1115
Rank change year-on-year +26 +81 +8
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 163 213 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 144 155 148
UK median annual salary £48,750 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.71% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £33,088
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,750 £62,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +17.65%

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75342 82512 89447
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.80% 41.68% 41.17%
Number of salaries quoted 57465 67458 71218
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 August 2017.

Salary histogram for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Top 13 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 17 August 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 +47 148 £47,500 +10.47% 16
UK excluding London -3 125 £45,000 +5.88% 17
London +55 38 £60,000 -2.04% 2
Midlands +22 34 £40,000 -5.88% 6
South East +49 32 £50,000 +17.65% 4
South West -16 22 £40,000 -
East of England -18 20 £50,000 +17.65% 4
East Midlands +10 18 £38,750 -8.82% 5
West Midlands +40 16 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Scotland +19 13 £55,000 +29.41% 3
North of England -4 2 £41,000 -13.68%
North West -22 2 £41,000 -18.00%
Wales - 2 £37,077 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT jobs citing VHDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VHDL.

1 149 (91.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 105 (64.42%) C
3 93 (57.06%) Degree
4 70 (42.94%) C++
5 68 (41.72%) FPGA Design
6 57 (34.97%) Electronics
7 56 (34.36%) Linux
8 53 (32.52%) Firmware
9 52 (31.90%) Verilog
10 43 (26.38%) Computer Science
11 41 (25.15%) Ethernet
12 39 (23.93%) Java
13 35 (21.47%) OO
14 34 (20.86%) Xilinx
15 31 (19.02%) Software Engineering
16 30 (18.40%) Schematic Capture
17 28 (17.18%) Device Driver
18 27 (16.56%) Security Cleared
18 27 (16.56%) InfiniBand
18 27 (16.56%) Device Driver Development
19 26 (15.95%) Aerospace
20 25 (15.34%) EMC
21 22 (13.50%) Embedded C
21 22 (13.50%) Cybersecurity
22 21 (12.88%) Low Latency
22 21 (12.88%) High-Frequency Trading
23 20 (12.27%) SC Cleared
24 19 (11.66%) Altera
25 18 (11.04%) Manufacturing
26 17 (10.43%) Assembly Language

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 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
1 3 (1.84%) OrCAD
1 3 (1.84%) Simulink
2 2 (1.23%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.61%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.61%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.15%) Ethernet
2 27 (16.56%) InfiniBand
3 8 (4.91%) Wireless
4 6 (3.68%) RS-485
4 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.07%) Software-Defined Radio
6 3 (1.84%) SNMP
7 2 (1.23%) Network Security
7 2 (1.23%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 10 (6.13%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (4.91%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.91%) JUnit
3 3 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.84%) Subversion
3 3 (1.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (34.97%) Electronics
2 26 (15.95%) Aerospace
3 18 (11.04%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.52%) Avionics
5 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.68%) Automotive
7 5 (3.07%) Finance
8 4 (2.45%) Marketing
9 2 (1.23%) Retail
10 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (25.15%) FPGA Engineer
2 40 (24.54%) Electronics Engineer
3 36 (22.09%) Design Engineer
4 35 (21.47%) Firmware Engineer
5 29 (17.79%) Hardware Engineer
6 20 (12.27%) Developer
6 20 (12.27%) FPGA Developer
7 19 (11.66%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 19 (11.66%) Software Engineer
8 16 (9.82%) Senior Electronics Engineer
9 15 (9.20%) Embedded Engineer
9 15 (9.20%) FPGA Design Engineer
10 11 (6.75%) VHDL Engineer
11 10 (6.13%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (5.52%) Development Engineer
13 8 (4.91%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 8 (4.91%) Principal Engineer
14 6 (3.68%) Firmware Developer
14 6 (3.68%) Senior Developer
14 6 (3.68%) VHDL Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.84%) Yocto
2 2 (1.23%) MFC
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 149 (91.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 52 (31.90%) Verilog
3 43 (26.38%) Computer Science
4 28 (17.18%) Device Driver
5 14 (8.59%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (7.36%) Algorithms
7 9 (5.52%) CPLD
8 6 (3.68%) ASIC
9 5 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.45%) CAN bus
11 3 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 56 (34.36%) Linux
2 10 (6.13%) Windows
3 8 (4.91%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.23%) Unix
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (41.72%) FPGA Design
2 35 (21.47%) OO
3 31 (19.02%) Software Engineering
4 30 (18.40%) Schematic Capture
5 27 (16.56%) Device Driver Development
6 22 (13.50%) Cybersecurity
7 21 (12.88%) High-Frequency Trading
7 21 (12.88%) Low Latency
8 17 (10.43%) Machine Learning
9 13 (7.98%) Physics
9 13 (7.98%) Signal Processing
10 11 (6.75%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (6.13%) Validation
12 9 (5.52%) Power Management
12 9 (5.52%) Project Management
13 8 (4.91%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.91%) OOP
13 8 (4.91%) Software Testing
14 6 (3.68%) CAD
14 6 (3.68%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 105 (64.42%) C
2 70 (42.94%) C++
3 39 (23.93%) Java
4 22 (13.50%) Embedded C
5 17 (10.43%) Ada
5 17 (10.43%) Assembly Language
6 15 (9.20%) C#
7 12 (7.36%) MATLAB
8 7 (4.29%) Embedded C++
8 7 (4.29%) Python
9 5 (3.07%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (57.06%) Degree
2 27 (16.56%) Security Cleared
3 20 (12.27%) SC Cleared
4 14 (8.59%) PhD
5 11 (6.75%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.20%) DO-254
2 14 (8.59%) DO-178B
3 13 (7.98%) Def Stans
3 13 (7.98%) IEC 61508
3 13 (7.98%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.61%) JTAG
System Software
1 53 (32.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 34 (20.86%) Xilinx
2 25 (15.34%) EMC
3 19 (11.66%) Altera
4 6 (3.68%) Mentor Graphics
5 5 (3.07%) Actel
6 4 (2.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.45%) SAP
7 3 (1.84%) Atmel
8 1 (0.61%) Cadence
8 1 (0.61%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.61%) Intel
8 1 (0.61%) Renesas