The table below looks at the statistics for PhD in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PhD over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PhD
Rank 121 114 94
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Permanent jobs citing PhD 6 8 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.31% 0.47% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 1.67% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 21
Average salary £35,000 £46,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.73% -7.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
PhD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
575 480 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.50% 28.04% 34.74%
Number of salaries quoted 445 359 475
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PhD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PhD Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

PhD
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PhD across the Bristol region.

PhD Salary Trend in Bristol

PhD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PhD.

1 14 (77.78%) Mathematics
2 9 (50.00%) Physics
2 9 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 9 (50.00%) C++
3 8 (44.44%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (33.33%) C
4 6 (33.33%) Python
5 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
5 5 (27.78%) Electronic Design Automation
5 5 (27.78%) UNIX
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Parallel Programming
5 5 (27.78%) Data Structures
6 4 (22.22%) NASTRAN
6 4 (22.22%) Fortran
6 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Retail
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Aerospace
6 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) OO
7 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
8 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
8 2 (11.11%) F#
8 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing

PhD
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing PhD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PhD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) NASTRAN
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Aerospace
1 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Applications Support
2 5 (27.78%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Software Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Mathematics
2 9 (50.00%) Physics
2 9 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (27.78%) Data Structures
5 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) UNIX
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
1 5 (27.78%) Electronic Design Automation
1 5 (27.78%) Parallel Programming
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) SOA
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Web Development
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
4 1 (5.56%) OOP
4 1 (5.56%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (33.33%) C
2 6 (33.33%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) Fortran
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) F#
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.56%) VBA
6 1 (5.56%) Golang
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree