Period
to 25 April 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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1056 1008 1069
Rank change year-on-year -48 +61 +83
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 124 171 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 115 139 168
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,600 £27,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -

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 75,554 72,271 90,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.71% 42.47% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59,574 58,763 72,715
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 April 2018.

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 25 April 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
England -45 116 £50,000 +11.11% 46
UK excluding London -32 110 £49,000 +8.89% 49
South East -9 47 £50,000 +11.11% 19
East of England -4 27 £60,000 +9.09% 15
South West -20 17 £45,000 +12.50% 7
London -33 13 £65,000 +10.64%
Midlands -27 9 £45,000 - 5
East Midlands -8 6 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Scotland -35 4 £36,250 -34.09% 3
North of England -13 3 £32,500 -18.75%
West Midlands -17 3 £57,500 +15.00% 4
North West -20 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Wales - 3 £38,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 108 (87.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 82 (66.13%) C
3 68 (54.84%) Degree
4 61 (49.19%) C++
5 49 (39.52%) Electronics
6 45 (36.29%) Verilog
7 41 (33.06%) FPGA Design
8 39 (31.45%) Xilinx
9 37 (29.84%) Algorithms
10 34 (27.42%) Firmware
11 32 (25.81%) Linux
12 30 (24.19%) Computer Science
13 27 (21.77%) Python
13 27 (21.77%) Embedded C
14 25 (20.16%) Altera
14 25 (20.16%) Image Processing
15 21 (16.94%) Software Engineering
16 20 (16.13%) ASIC
16 20 (16.13%) Embedded Systems
17 19 (15.32%) Ethernet
17 19 (15.32%) Video Processing
18 18 (14.52%) Machine Learning
19 17 (13.71%) Signal Processing
19 17 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
19 17 (13.71%) Embedded C++
20 14 (11.29%) MATLAB
21 13 (10.48%) CAD
22 12 (9.68%) Mathematics
22 12 (9.68%) Embedded Linux
22 12 (9.68%) Device Driver

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 1 (0.81%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.32%) Ethernet
2 7 (5.65%) InfiniBand
3 5 (4.03%) Wireless
4 4 (3.23%) Internet
5 3 (2.42%) RS-485
5 3 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.42%) ZigBee
6 2 (1.61%) HTTP
6 2 (1.61%) IPv4
6 2 (1.61%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.61%) Network Security
6 2 (1.61%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.61%) JIRA
3 2 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 49 (39.52%) Electronics
2 10 (8.06%) Automotive
3 9 (7.26%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.03%) Finance
6 2 (1.61%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 50 (40.32%) FPGA Engineer
2 29 (23.39%) Hardware Engineer
3 27 (21.77%) Design Engineer
4 24 (19.35%) Electronics Engineer
5 22 (17.74%) Embedded Engineer
6 20 (16.13%) Developer
6 20 (16.13%) VHDL Engineer
7 17 (13.71%) FPGA Design Engineer
7 17 (13.71%) Software Engineer
8 14 (11.29%) Graduate
9 13 (10.48%) Development Engineer
10 11 (8.87%) ASIC Engineer
10 11 (8.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 11 (8.87%) FPGA Developer
11 9 (7.26%) Graduate Design Engineer
12 8 (6.45%) Senior Electronics Engineer
13 7 (5.65%) Electronics Design Engineer
14 6 (4.84%) ASIC Design Engineer
14 6 (4.84%) Graduate Electronics Engineer
15 5 (4.03%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) MFC
2 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 108 (87.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 45 (36.29%) Verilog
3 37 (29.84%) Algorithms
4 30 (24.19%) Computer Science
5 20 (16.13%) ASIC
5 20 (16.13%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (9.68%) Device Driver
7 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.61%) Robotics
8 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.61%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.81%) CPLD
9 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.81%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.81%) Linux
2 12 (9.68%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.23%) FreeRTOS
4 3 (2.42%) SafeRTOS
4 3 (2.42%) Windows
5 2 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.06%) FPGA Design
2 25 (20.16%) Image Processing
3 21 (16.94%) Software Engineering
4 19 (15.32%) Video Processing
5 18 (14.52%) Machine Learning
6 17 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (13.71%) Signal Processing
7 13 (10.48%) CAD
8 12 (9.68%) Computer Vision
8 12 (9.68%) Mathematics
9 11 (8.87%) Schematic Capture
10 10 (8.06%) Device Driver Development
11 9 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (7.26%) Validation
12 8 (6.45%) CAE
12 8 (6.45%) Low Latency
12 8 (6.45%) OO
12 8 (6.45%) Physics
13 7 (5.65%) Digital Signal Processing
13 7 (5.65%) High-Frequency Trading
Programming Languages
1 82 (66.13%) C
2 61 (49.19%) C++
3 27 (21.77%) Embedded C
3 27 (21.77%) Python
4 17 (13.71%) Embedded C++
5 14 (11.29%) MATLAB
6 9 (7.26%) Assembly Language
6 9 (7.26%) Java
7 6 (4.84%) C#
8 3 (2.42%) Tcl
9 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.81%) AWK
10 1 (0.81%) Perl
10 1 (0.81%) sed
Qualifications
1 68 (54.84%) Degree
2 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.45%) PhD
4 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.42%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.61%) HNC
6 2 (1.61%) HND
System Software
1 34 (27.42%) Firmware
2 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) SELinux
Vendors
1 39 (31.45%) Xilinx
2 25 (20.16%) Altera
3 10 (8.06%) Cadence
4 9 (7.26%) EMC
4 9 (7.26%) Synopsys
5 4 (3.23%) Intel
6 2 (1.61%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (0.81%) Apple
7 1 (0.81%) Facebook
7 1 (0.81%) Google
7 1 (0.81%) Samsung
7 1 (0.81%) Sony