Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1020 1090 1124
Rank change year-on-year +70 +34 +62
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 169 147 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.077% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 147 137 136
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +15.61%
10th Percentile £34,350 £32,100 £33,313
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £60,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +15.61%

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 77316 77666 91267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 40.92% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58373 63794 73158
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VHDL in the UK

VHDL
Top 11 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 23 November 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 +61 159 £50,000 +25.00% 17
UK excluding London +31 117 £45,000 +12.50% 13
London +41 50 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South East +40 43 £52,500 +40.00% 4
Midlands +15 31 £44,250 +7.27% 1
East of England +20 21 £56,250 +55.17% 4
East Midlands +12 16 £40,000 -3.03%
West Midlands +26 15 £45,000 - 1
South West -9 14 £40,000 +1.91% 2
Scotland -17 4 £55,000 +29.41%
Wales - 4 £37,077 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 155 (91.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 111 (65.68%) C
3 108 (63.91%) Degree
4 77 (45.56%) C++
5 68 (40.24%) Electronics
6 65 (38.46%) FPGA Design
7 62 (36.69%) Linux
8 49 (28.99%) Verilog
9 48 (28.40%) Computer Science
10 47 (27.81%) Ethernet
11 46 (27.22%) Firmware
12 42 (24.85%) Java
13 41 (24.26%) OO
14 33 (19.53%) Device Driver
15 32 (18.93%) Device Driver Development
15 32 (18.93%) InfiniBand
16 31 (18.34%) Xilinx
17 30 (17.75%) EMC
18 28 (16.57%) Cybersecurity
19 27 (15.98%) Machine Learning
19 27 (15.98%) Schematic Capture
20 26 (15.38%) High-Frequency Trading
20 26 (15.38%) Low Latency
20 26 (15.38%) Embedded C
21 23 (13.61%) Algorithms
22 22 (13.02%) Physics
23 21 (12.43%) Python
23 21 (12.43%) Embedded Systems
24 20 (11.83%) Signal Processing
25 19 (11.24%) ASIC

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 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
1 4 (2.37%) Simulink
2 3 (1.78%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.59%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.59%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.81%) Ethernet
2 32 (18.93%) InfiniBand
3 5 (2.96%) Internet
4 4 (2.37%) RS-485
4 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.37%) Wireless
5 3 (1.78%) SNMP
6 2 (1.18%) RS-232
6 2 (1.18%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.59%) Network Security
7 1 (0.59%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.33%) JUnit
2 9 (5.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.59%) Ant
3 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (40.24%) Electronics
2 11 (6.51%) Aerospace
3 8 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.55%) Automotive
6 5 (2.96%) Military
6 5 (2.96%) Retail
7 2 (1.18%) Avionics
8 1 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (28.40%) Electronics Engineer
2 35 (20.71%) FPGA Engineer
3 34 (20.12%) Design Engineer
4 32 (18.93%) Hardware Engineer
5 29 (17.16%) Developer
6 26 (15.38%) FPGA Developer
7 22 (13.02%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 18 (10.65%) Firmware Engineer
9 15 (8.88%) Embedded Engineer
10 14 (8.28%) VHDL Engineer
11 12 (7.10%) Senior Electronics Engineer
12 10 (5.92%) Senior Developer
12 10 (5.92%) Software Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) ASIC Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) Development Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) Graduate
14 7 (4.14%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
14 7 (4.14%) Senior Design Engineer
14 7 (4.14%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.59%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 155 (91.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 49 (28.99%) Verilog
3 48 (28.40%) Computer Science
4 33 (19.53%) Device Driver
5 23 (13.61%) Algorithms
6 21 (12.43%) Embedded Systems
7 19 (11.24%) ASIC
8 13 (7.69%) CPLD
9 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.18%) Robotics
10 1 (0.59%) Arduino
10 1 (0.59%) BeagleBone
10 1 (0.59%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.59%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.59%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 62 (36.69%) Linux
2 9 (5.33%) Windows
3 4 (2.37%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.46%) FPGA Design
2 41 (24.26%) OO
3 32 (18.93%) Device Driver Development
4 28 (16.57%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (15.98%) Machine Learning
5 27 (15.98%) Schematic Capture
6 26 (15.38%) High-Frequency Trading
6 26 (15.38%) Low Latency
7 22 (13.02%) Physics
8 20 (11.83%) Signal Processing
9 16 (9.47%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.51%) Validation
11 10 (5.92%) Embedded Software Development
12 9 (5.33%) Image Processing
12 9 (5.33%) Mathematics
12 9 (5.33%) OOP
12 9 (5.33%) Software Testing
13 8 (4.73%) CAD
14 6 (3.55%) CAE
14 6 (3.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (65.68%) C
2 77 (45.56%) C++
3 42 (24.85%) Java
4 26 (15.38%) Embedded C
5 21 (12.43%) Python
6 15 (8.88%) MATLAB
7 12 (7.10%) C#
8 11 (6.51%) Assembly Language
8 11 (6.51%) Embedded C++
9 6 (3.55%) Ada
10 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.18%) Perl
11 1 (0.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 108 (63.91%) Degree
2 16 (9.47%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.10%) PhD
4 11 (6.51%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.73%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) IEC 61508
2 6 (3.55%) Def Stans
2 6 (3.55%) DO-178B
2 6 (3.55%) ISO 26262
3 5 (2.96%) DO-254
4 1 (0.59%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.59%) JTAG
4 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 46 (27.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) SELinux
Vendors
1 31 (18.34%) Xilinx
2 30 (17.75%) EMC
3 15 (8.88%) Altera
4 5 (2.96%) Mentor Graphics
5 4 (2.37%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.78%) Intel
7 2 (1.18%) Cadence
8 1 (0.59%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.59%) IBM
8 1 (0.59%) Lattice Semiconductor
8 1 (0.59%) Synopsys