Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1016 1061 1142
Rank change year-on-year +45 +81 +31
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 157 172 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.090% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 137 149 142
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +15.61%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +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 75523 78475 91297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.25% 41.02% 41.62%
Number of salaries quoted 56691 64354 73128
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +16 144 £50,000 +17.65% 25
UK excluding London +26 113 £45,000 +5.88% 21
London +38 44 £60,000 +4.35% 4
Midlands +34 37 £43,000 +1.18% 2
South East +47 32 £52,500 +28.05% 12
West Midlands +34 19 £45,000 +9.09% 2
East Midlands +9 18 £40,000 -5.88%
South West +5 16 £40,000 - 1
East of England -2 13 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Scotland -9 10 £55,000 +29.41%
Wales - 3 £36,000 -
North of England +5 2 £41,000 -3.53%
North West - 2 £41,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 146 (92.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 97 (61.78%) C
3 92 (58.60%) Degree
4 70 (44.59%) FPGA Design
5 68 (43.31%) Electronics
6 66 (42.04%) C++
7 53 (33.76%) Linux
8 50 (31.85%) Firmware
9 46 (29.30%) Ethernet
10 44 (28.03%) Verilog
11 42 (26.75%) Computer Science
12 40 (25.48%) Java
13 39 (24.84%) OO
14 33 (21.02%) Xilinx
15 30 (19.11%) EMC
15 30 (19.11%) Device Driver
15 30 (19.11%) Device Driver Development
15 30 (19.11%) InfiniBand
16 28 (17.83%) Schematic Capture
17 26 (16.56%) Cybersecurity
18 24 (15.29%) Low Latency
18 24 (15.29%) Machine Learning
18 24 (15.29%) High-Frequency Trading
19 23 (14.65%) Embedded C
20 19 (12.10%) Altera
21 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
21 18 (11.46%) Aerospace
22 17 (10.83%) MATLAB
22 17 (10.83%) Physics
22 17 (10.83%) Algorithms

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 5 (3.18%) Simulink
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.55%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.55%) OrCAD
3 2 (1.27%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.64%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 46 (29.30%) Ethernet
2 30 (19.11%) InfiniBand
3 5 (3.18%) RS-485
3 5 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.18%) Wireless
4 4 (2.55%) SNMP
4 4 (2.55%) Software-Defined Radio
5 2 (1.27%) Network Security
5 2 (1.27%) RS-232
6 1 (0.64%) Internet
6 1 (0.64%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.73%) JUnit
3 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.64%) Ant
4 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.64%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 68 (43.31%) Electronics
2 18 (11.46%) Aerospace
3 12 (7.64%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.82%) Automotive
6 5 (3.18%) Military
7 4 (2.55%) Finance
7 4 (2.55%) Marketing
8 2 (1.27%) Avionics
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (27.39%) Electronics Engineer
2 38 (24.20%) FPGA Engineer
3 34 (21.66%) Design Engineer
4 29 (18.47%) Firmware Engineer
4 29 (18.47%) Hardware Engineer
5 23 (14.65%) Developer
5 23 (14.65%) FPGA Developer
6 21 (13.38%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 13 (8.28%) Embedded Engineer
8 12 (7.64%) Senior Electronics Engineer
9 11 (7.01%) VHDL Engineer
10 10 (6.37%) Senior Developer
11 9 (5.73%) FPGA Design Engineer
12 8 (5.10%) Development Engineer
12 8 (5.10%) Software Engineer
13 7 (4.46%) Principal Engineer
13 7 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (3.82%) Firmware Developer
14 6 (3.82%) Senior Design Engineer
14 6 (3.82%) Senior Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) MFC
2 1 (0.64%) HTML
2 1 (0.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 146 (92.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 44 (28.03%) Verilog
3 42 (26.75%) Computer Science
4 30 (19.11%) Device Driver
5 17 (10.83%) Algorithms
6 16 (10.19%) CPLD
7 15 (9.55%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (7.64%) ASIC
9 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.64%) Arduino
10 1 (0.64%) BeagleBone
10 1 (0.64%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.64%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.76%) Linux
2 9 (5.73%) Windows
3 4 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Unix
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.59%) FPGA Design
2 39 (24.84%) OO
3 30 (19.11%) Device Driver Development
4 28 (17.83%) Schematic Capture
5 26 (16.56%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (15.29%) High-Frequency Trading
6 24 (15.29%) Low Latency
6 24 (15.29%) Machine Learning
7 17 (10.83%) Physics
8 16 (10.19%) Signal Processing
8 16 (10.19%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.37%) Embedded Software Development
10 9 (5.73%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (5.73%) OOP
10 9 (5.73%) Software Testing
10 9 (5.73%) Validation
11 8 (5.10%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.46%) CAE
12 7 (4.46%) Digital Signal Processing
12 7 (4.46%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 97 (61.78%) C
2 66 (42.04%) C++
3 40 (25.48%) Java
4 23 (14.65%) Embedded C
5 17 (10.83%) MATLAB
6 12 (7.64%) Assembly Language
6 12 (7.64%) C#
7 7 (4.46%) Ada
7 7 (4.46%) Python
8 5 (3.18%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.64%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (58.60%) Degree
2 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.28%) PhD
5 9 (5.73%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) DO-254
2 6 (3.82%) Def Stans
2 6 (3.82%) DO-178B
2 6 (3.82%) IEC 61508
2 6 (3.82%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.64%) JTAG
3 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 50 (31.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) SELinux
Vendors
1 33 (21.02%) Xilinx
2 30 (19.11%) EMC
3 19 (12.10%) Altera
4 8 (5.10%) Mentor Graphics
5 5 (3.18%) Actel
6 4 (2.55%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.55%) SAP
7 3 (1.91%) Intel
8 2 (1.27%) Atmel
9 1 (0.64%) Cadence
9 1 (0.64%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.64%) Synopsys