The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VHDL in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VHDL over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 242 205
Rank change year-on-year +44 -37  
Permanent jobs citing VHDL 9 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.081% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.22% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 6
Median salary £30,000 £42,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% -8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £42,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1668 2235 1697
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 34.98% 36.20% 33.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1294 1652 1444
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

VHDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VHDL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for VHDL in the West Midlands

VHDL
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for VHDL in the West Midlands

VHDL
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VHDL in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VHDL in the West Midlands

VHDL
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VHDL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire -5 5 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £50,000 -
VHDL
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VHDL.

1 19 (100.00%) Firmware
1 19 (100.00%) Electronics
2 16 (84.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 14 (73.68%) Ethernet
3 14 (73.68%) EMC
3 14 (73.68%) Verilog
3 14 (73.68%) C
3 14 (73.68%) RS-485
4 13 (68.42%) C#
4 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
4 13 (68.42%) Windows
4 13 (68.42%) Linux
5 7 (36.84%) ASIC
6 5 (26.32%) C++
6 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) CAD
7 2 (10.53%) FPGA Design

VHDL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Ethernet
1 14 (73.68%) RS-485
General
1 19 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 14 (73.68%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 13 (68.42%) Hardware Engineer
3 13 (68.42%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Electronics Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Junior
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Electronics Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (84.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 14 (73.68%) Verilog
3 7 (36.84%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.53%) CAD
2 2 (10.53%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C
2 13 (68.42%) C#
2 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) EMC
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