My background is a masters in IC design. Designed, laid out, and measured an ADC for the masters thesis. Been a few years in the industry.
- What type of job positions should I apply right now?
If your goal is to become an analog IC designer, then go for analog IC designer. You have a masters, and course work in IC design, and have Cadence knowledge. You should be decently suited (I might recommend reading the Razavi book for review on interviews).
- they are asking for more experienced candidates. I even tried fresh graduates jobs too, but still its difficult to find a job in this domain.
Companies are trying to filter out people. You could apply, and by luck, get an interview. Your resume needs to be strong, and you probably could list the number of years you concentrated on circuit design during your coursework. One time I saw a job that required 10 years of experience (I had 2 at the time), and I met someone who worked there, and said to apply. He didn't even know about the line written in the description.
- its difficult to find a job in this domain.
It is if you are applying through websites. The best way is to use your network (ask your professors, and maybe colleagues). There are down times, and there are up times. I'm not sure how it is in Germany at the moment, but the automotive IC industry seems hot. IC design groups will email professors asking if there are potential candidates about to graduate. Through my professor's network, I got an internship, and interviews. When I applied online to ~10 companies, only 2 replied back.
Keep at it, job opportunities can pop up at any time. Ask your professors/network.
Feel free to message me if you have other questions.